Why Do They Diaper?

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This business of most people voluntarily Diapering is depressing and has several facets. Perhaps the largest is simply that most people are two-legged cattle who go as the herd goes.

This seems to be generally true throughout the ages. The course of history – for good and bad – seems to be determined by the minority who are not cattle.

These are good – and bad as well. The good ones nudge the cattle toward green pastures; the bad ones nudge them toward the chute that leads to the meat grinder.

Two examples come to mind to make the point.

The first is the rise of humanism during the Enlightenment and its ultimate flowering in the American Revolution, which was led (intellectually) by people such as Jefferson and Paine who articulated the principles of individualism, especially the principle that no individual is born with superior rights.

These were bright men who could have used their abilities for self-aggrandizement but chose not to. Who chose, instead, to defend the cause of the average man’s right to live an extraordinary life. This is not to say that either man – or any man, ever – was without flaw, either personally or intellectually. Jefferson notoriously owned slaves; Paine defended the absurd idea of equality as such and almost lost his head to its most ardent expostulators. But it takes a dark heart to assess either man as fundamentally bad or even not-well-intended.

Then there is the contra example of Lenin and his henchmen, most notoriously Josef Dzughashvili, aka Stalin. Both men were also without question exceptionally bright but unlike Jefferson and Paine, they used their gifts to deliberately and purposefully herd the cattle toward the chute, to make hamburger for themselves. They were open about this, too – Lenin infamously referring to the people he duped and used as . . . useful idiots. Some of these went down the stairs of the Lubyanka prison – where they would be dispatched by the characteristically Soviet shot to the back of the head – mumbling to themselves that If only Stalin knew!

He knew. He signed the order. He laughed later on when informed of the pathetic last-moment cringings of his former associates Kamenev and Zinoviev.

The point is that the Face Diapered are going with the flow and the flow isn’t determined by them. Its course has been determined thus far by a minority who control the general press and the government and the corporate cartels.

The total number of these herders is probably not more than a few thousand – out of some 330 million – and even among the herders there is an even smaller percentage of that total which issues the actual orders. They are the media executives, the heads of massive retail chains and the Gesundheitsfuhrers (e.g. government “health” experts and the leadership cadre itself)).

There are few enough of these people to fit together in a large room and if they get in a room together and decide on a policy, they have the means to get it across in a way that appears to make it seem organic, spontaneous and mass. That is to say, the minority makes it seem as though the herd is stampeding in a given direction on its own initiative.

That almost never happens.

The degree of herding possible today is unprecedented because of the degree of interlocking and concerted corporate-government-media power. The media, for example, has become not just pyramidal in shape but is shaped liked the very apex of the pyramid. And there are perhaps half a dozen Pharaohs now.

As recently as the 1960s, most big and even medium-sized cities had several different papers and these were not owned by the same company. There were many Pharaohs. As these were economic rivals they were also necessarily rivals in other ways, including political. They had an incentive to cover things differently, which often led to accurately. At the least, not uniformly – as today – because almost all the major media, including online, is economically controlled by a small handful of massive concerns controlled by a handful of Pharaohs which can decree a “party line” on any subject.

Examples include the cases! the cases! – which the herd hears and sees and reads – and thus, believes. Which it does because most of the cattle hear/see/read nothing but the cases! the cases!

Corporations have consolidated almost all employment everyhwere and thus can impose Diapering without bother about legalities. This, in turn, pressures broader Diapering by the smaller remaining employers, which in turn becomes general acquiescence since most people have to work/shop in order to live.

The government/Gesundheistfuhrers, of course, apply their own prod and whip. It serves to channel things in the desired direction, whether the herd actually desires it being a kind of non sequitur.

But there is a contra to these malevolent herders, not as organized and not as powerful on paper. But – if history is any guide – wielding even more power, at least potentially. Because the ideas they wield can be far more powerful, ultimately, than mere force.

They are the Jeffersons and Paines of our time – of all times and places – who do not see their fellow men as animals to be used but rather uplifted to a state of not-animal-ness. They themselves may have once been two-legged cattle, as many and even all of of us have been at one time in life – having not had the proper examples to see or the benevolent direction to follow, which everyone needs at some point in life no matter how bright they may natively be.

A mind is a thing which requires cultivation.

It can be cultivated by example and by generosity of spirit. Everyone must be given a chance. This is perhaps the earthiest way to express what Jefferson meant when he wrote about the pursuit of happiness and Paine the rights of man.

Even that great cynic, HL Mencken, didn’t didn’t bear his fellow men ill will. He did however despair of most of his fellow men ever rising above the vulgar herd. But even if he was right about this, it does not mean it isn’t worth the effort to try. The fact that he himself was able to complain about the practically unlimited liberty he enjoyed – relative to what we have left – is a testament to what is possible.

Because it was.

It can be so again.

And so, the importance of Diaper Defiance – to show the herd what doesn’t have to be – contra the herders who are trying to make it so.

Those who despair and believe that one man can’t make a difference ought to reconsider Paine above all, one man who may have made the difference with his little pamphlet read aloud to the troops freezing and despairing of hope at Valley Forge.

General Washington credited Paine with making all the difference.

In the same way, showing your face could make the same kind of difference. People need to feel they are not alone in order to separate from the herd.

This example is within our power and could prove the undoing of the powers that be, as daunting as they appear – if enough of us hold fast and come what may.

I have reported – and received reports of – Diapering waning. The herd still mostly Diapers, but it is a thinning herd. Not much, yet – but a start has been made. And nothing ever gets done without a beginning.

Whether for good or bad.

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  1. I went on 2 hikes this past weekend- 1 in NH, 1 in MA. Both hikes were uphill with a few switchbacks. To my complete amazement, I witnessed at least 70% of those hiking were doing so DIAPERED.
    Kids as young as 3-4, out of shape 60-somethings, and all ages in between. It was pretty damn sad to see.
    These people were outside in nature with zero mandate to diaper in this situation, yet the decided majority chose to anyway. It was a hopeless scene.

    • Hi D,

      I’ve seen this also. What we’ve seen are people desperate to appear socially virtuous as well as addled by fear. Think of the character Parsons in Orwell’s 1984 – desperate to show how much he loves Big Brother.

  2. Man Eric – the other day saw something depressing. So here in the UK we have the NHS which is the government department tasked with rationing healthcare in the country. but because its sold as providing “free healthcare” british people worship it. And how else to bring in track and trace than via the warm and cuddly NHS…. so what we have here is something called the “NHS Track and Trace app”. once you download it and signup – the benevolent NHS monitors you. Now whenever you go anywhere these days like a restaurant, you must give your details, name and contact details. But to save the hassle, the NHS just allows you to scan a QR code at the establishment saying you’ve been there. On the backend, what that does is allows the government to track everyone – and if you go somewhere someone with covid goes, or even stand too close to someone who later tests positive, you get notified and told to be a good citizen and stay home till they allow you to come out. (And if you disobey – they fine you but thats besides the point – its all to save your grandmother. I suspect one day they can send in a swat team too, because why not…).

    Now the story is I was going to Mcdonalds the other day. They asked me to sign the code. I told them i dont have that app on my phone and was negotiating with the manager…. when behind me a bunch of teenagers entered, and when the guard asked them to scan it (only one person in the group must scan) they were all over themselves as to who gets to scan it with their phone !!! They then decided they will all do it – one by one scanning the app…. like the good sheep theyve been brainwashed to become…..

    Damn it was a sad scene because I remembered when I was that age…. all we did was figured out ways to get around the rules…..what has the world become….

    • It’s interesting too, Nasir, how they’d been slowly [Gradualism!] testing the waters here, long before COVID.

      “Loyalty” discount cards at grocery stores (I won’t have one!)
      They ask for your phone number at home improvement/farm supply stores (I never give it)

      Went to buy a $2 item at a Radio Shack back in the 90’s, and had to walk out without it and tell them to GFY, ’cause they wanted my name and contact details!

      Used to be, you hand cash to a clerk at a booth in the NYC subway to purchase a token that you’d put in a turnstyle, and you rode the subway completely anonymously- as it should be- The only legitimate care being that you paid your fare. NOW….you have to buy a card, which you keep a balance on- funded by a credit card or other source- and they can now track your exact movement around the huge system in excruciating detail- to the point where if they need potential witnesses to a crime that occurred in a given location where you happened to be at the time….they will pay you a visit. (“Witness” only if they don’t already have a suspect…otherwise I guess YOU go on the suspect list!).

      It’s to thye point where, if you live in a city today, there is no longer any way to opt out of the tyranny- and increasingly, it’s getting so in smaller towns and the countryside too…..

      • yeh – that’s true…. when I moved to the UK from Karachi I always wondered why they were giving me airmiles to use a credit card, or many cases cash back. Or points to shop at a store. And to be fair I got every offer I could find (traveled all of europe mostly on finding and making the most of these offers :D)

        But now I think its becoming obvious why. What I find most amazing is how long this has been going on for – they have been sitting silently, bearing the expenses and watching, for the day when they will capitalise off the data the power they have

        And again what I find most sad is how the younger generations just simply play along – no challenge, no rebellion, none of that….

  3. Another inspiring and brilliant article. Vielen Dank, Eric!

    Hate to cast a dark underside to the cloud’s silver lining, but… My son and I entered a Petco recently, ignoring the instruction to get a mask from a store employee if not self-muzzled. (One of the 2 employees nearest the door was showing her whole face, and good on ‘er.) We did our shopping without being harassed, though we got some dirty looks along the way. I was feeling pretty happy, till we got to the checkout stand and saw the latest sign of the times: “Due to the nationwide coin shortage…”

    They’re going to impose electronic currency any way they can, and this bogus pandemic is the perfect set-up. We can’t expect people to go to work stamping coins or printing bills when there’s a cold germ on the rampage, can we? Too bad that power outages will equate with life-savings outages in the near future, unless the resistance grows.

    Most times, I refuse to spend money where a mask is required – which means never going back to my once-favorite local brewery. No diaper, ever. “Give me oxygen or give me death” is stupidly tautological, but it’s my new motto regardless.

    • Thank you for the kind words, Penny!

      There is no doubt the machinations under way to foist electronic currency on the populace. If this happens, our imprisonment will be complete – at least, if we must remain within the system. The last bastion of vestigial liberty will be that of the “homeless” person who owns nothing… that they know about. Heck, I always wanted to roam the woods like Natty Bumppo. Maybe this’ll be my chance 🙂

      • This electronic currency thing is very interesting. And becoming very obvious… the other day some report was released here, where scientist discovered that the virus can live on money for a long time…. (no details on how or what). There were a number of other things as well, but the one which flashed on my notifications everywhere was “paper notes”…..

        Unfortunately i think this is having a bad impact on small businesses. Personally, ive started using more cash especially at small businesses (and im a person who’s been using plastic since I was a teenager). Whenever I ask at a small business if they would prefer cash they now look so relieved and are like yes please!!….

        • Ya gotta love it, Nasir! The virus can live on paper currency…but apparently not on regular paper, because they seem to not be concerned at all when sending my mother SIXTEEN pages of drivel from Medicare, to communicate ONE sentence of actual information!

          The best one though, is the coin shortage! -“Because not as many people are shopping in-person, therefore the stores are receiving fewer coins”. HUH??!!! Most people don’t pay with coins…they pay with bills and receive coi9ns as change…therefore the stores should have MORE coins if they haven’t had as many customers requiring change….. Oh, and just coincidentally, the mints had taken a break from minting new coins a while back, and the banks were conserving what they had….but OF COURSE, THAT had noting to do with the coin shortage…..

          But you ask 100 Americans, and every one of them will parrot the “Stores had fewer customers due to Corona” excuse……

          We are truly entering a new Dark Age.

        • The virus which has not yet been isolated exists on paper currency. Maybe they should pull out the wallet and take a swab. At least then they might know what to test for.

          I’ve always used cash (unless the bill is more than anticipated) because I cannot stand knowing that Visa or MC or some other bank gets a 3% cut of every purchase, just for the convenience of making checking out take longer. 🙂

      • I’ve always felt more at home, and safer, in the wilderness than in human settlements, Eric. The problem is that all the wilderness land left in the world is ‘owned’ by the same people who are foisting fiat currencies on us. Rangers will kick out anyone who’s been in a supposedly-public forest for too long (last I knew, it was 14 days).

        The last of the Mohicans now have a casino in CT. Sigh.

  4. “The degree of interlocking and concerted corporate-government-media power”. Which would be very close to the definition of fascism.
    Last Friday I made a trip to the nearby rural town, and I’m happy to report less than 50% masking in the stores, and virtually none elsewhere. I also noticed a couple of guys riding motorcycles without helmets. Yesterday I was there again, and noticed several motorcyclists without helmets, and none with one. I thought law enforcement must be absent, and was prepared to celebrate. Upon mentioning this to my son, he informed me that Missouri had rescinded its helmet law. That left me speechless. Let’s hope this is a trend. That my State may continue down this road, and so become an almost tolerable governing force.

  5. CDC: “In the 14 days before illness onset, 71% of case-patients and 74% of control participants reported always using cloth face coverings or other mask types when in public.” 3.9% of case-patients and 3.1% of control participants reported never wearing face diapers in public. So if face diapers work…how come 3/4 of the people with Chinese lung AIDS were diaperers?

    https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/pdfs/mm6936a5-H.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1FFuBJLFYLXW44xvO_o_fZD5mmY2RnMAnzf0LkghziZvK5CcLcmFW2rKI

    (You have to go to the very last category listed on the table within the document to see the “Never” and “Always” diaper categories.

    • This study shows that statistically there is no difference between a positive and negative covid test result in all categories of diaper frequency. It’s definitive proof, as if we needed any, that diapers do nothing to stop or slow the spread.

      It won’t matter, ultimately. This (reason #22,457 face diapers are useless) will fall on deaf ears, be dismissed out of hand, ignored, countered, covered up, censored, and drowned out by calls to diaper up: “One Small Ask. Wear a Mask” sayeth the signs on I-287 in NY. Once Biden and Harris are cemented in place, it will no longer be an ask. Nationwide diapering on command, backed by draconian fines and God knows what kind of enforcement mechanism they’ll gin up.

      • Hi BAC,

        A big part of the Diapering undertow is resentment of the Orange Man and of the failure to get the public locked down over “climate change” and in lockstep with overt socialism. These people are lying to themselves as well as to us.

        • I’m convinced now the whole covid thing, and all of its dehumanizing and punitive measures, was to punish the deplorables. It was designed to usher in mail-in ballots, in order that the election be contested, and that magic bins of lost/missing ballots be located, around Thanksgiving, having been found tossed in abandoned mines (or whatever facially implausible nonsensical location they rub in our faces) of battleground states. These ballots, of course, will be Biden votes. And Amerikan dunces will shrug their shoulders and say, “oh well – where’s muh iPad?” There’s just no way, in a sane universe and absent careful planning, a demented old pervert and an insane monstrous shrew that makes Hillary seem likable could be seriously considered as nominees to fill the US presidency.

          Then after this election, it’s game on: to enact parts of green new deal, lockdown part deux, corporate bailouts, blue state bailouts, universal income, stacked scotus, reparations, war with Russia, ad nauseum.

          And not once, will the enablers/socialist voting bloc stop and say, “hey wait a minute…”. Instead, they’ll clap like seals as the last vestiges of what used to be a reasonably free, cordial, caring and decent country are blown onto the ash heap of history.

          • Hi BAC,

            I hope not; the thought is almost too awful to entertain. If it does come to that, they can come and get me. I’m too old and tired to run, but not too old to give ’em a show.

          • Hi BAC,

            I agree with you the Democrats are preparing for a Biden presidency, but I don’t think they are going to get….with or without mail in ballots.

            I believe Trump is going to win by a landslide. I called it in 2016, I am calling it again now. The polls are garbage. I read numbers for a living (that is my job) and every poll that I have dug into is absolute garbage. I have been following the Real Clear Politics state polling since the beginning (the same polling I used in 2016) and their numbers don’t even add up.

            Example, on October 7th Marquette completed a state poll in Wisconsin. They determined that Biden is up by 5+ (46 Biden/41 Trump). That equals 87%….where is the other 13%? Are they voting for Jo Jorgensen? Highly doubtful.

            WMOV completed a poll in WV recently. They had Trump up by +18. Trump 56/Biden 38. That equals 94%. Trump beat Clinton in WV with 68% of the vote while Clinton received 26%, the other 6% went to Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, and a few others. The third party field in 2020 is pretty nonexistent. All of a sudden, 12% of West Virginians who voted for Trump are going to vote for a man who did nothing for WV the eight years he was VP except threaten to take away their coal jobs!

            In 2016, Trump received 29% of the Latino vote, current polls are predicting he will receive 41% in 2020, but he is going to lose!?!?!

            Biden gets 30 people at his rally, Trump gets 4000, but Biden is ahead by 9 points nationally (which let’s be honest in a completely irrelevant poll anyway). Our Constitution is based off the Electoral College, not the popular vote.

            I realize that most of the people that are voting for Biden are voting because of their hatred of Trump, not because Biden is the best person for the job. I don’t see this trend having enough support to push Biden over the 270 electoral votes needed.

            The Dems aren’t going to take the Senate and they will lose a few seats in the House (not enough for the Republican party to take it back though). I am not foolish (or hopeful) that my Commonwealth will vote Red. They are not, but Trump has a considerable lead in Iowa, Ohio, and Missouri. As the saying goes “how goes Ohio goes the nation.” It is no different this year. I also show him having a decent lead (2-3 points) in FL, NC, and PA.

            A few other predictions:
            Georgia will not go Blue,
            Lindsay Graham will not lose his Senate seat,
            and Texas is not in play
            and John James may win in MI

            • Appreciate the numbers Raider girl! Will be interested to see if you hit the mark again.
              So I’ve pondered whether Biden got nominated for the purpose of losing.
              Bring about worldwide financial collapse in ’21 with help from the NWO players, ramp up the economic destruction and suffering, blame the Orange Man for the crises, as usual, and offer “compassionate” “social solutions” to a public desperate for relief. You get UBI and you get UBI and you get UBI (with global digital currency of course)! … but only if you vote us compassionate liberals in. Sweep up a majority in the ’22 midterms and finish US sovereignty off in ’24 by taking the White House.

              • Hi Lonne Wolffe,

                It is possible. The midterms are always iffy and I do worry about who both sides will run in 2024. I don’t see someone like Pence winning the Presidency (he is a nice guy, but he doesn’t have the same zeal as Trump). I am hoping for Nikki Haley, but I don’t see a woman winning the Presidency for another decade or two.

                I do think the Dems may have overplayed their hand though. With children at home (due to schools shutdown because of the “cases”) parents are going to be more involved. A few of my clients (dual income earners) have had one spouse quit to stay home and teach (whether through homeschooling or to continue with virtual learning). These parents are now seeing what their children have learned (or not learned) and are starting to question the “education” their child was receiving.

                Homeschooling has been on the rise for years and with this current predicament I don’t see those numbers softening.

                If a parent has to quit work we are bringing back the one income family, a decrease in prices for goods and services, one auto per household, a home in suburbia, and less divorces.

                I think it will take another 5 years, but Leave It to Beaver may in fact, become a reality.

                • Hi RG,

                  You’ve put a much-needed optimistic spin on things! I sorely hope you’re right. My Gen X self is just old enough to have memories of an America like that. It was a nice place. May it return!

                • “…one auto per household…”

                  Sorry, but I beg to differ. If mommy/daddy takes the car to work, then how will anyone else in the family who can drive get to wherever they need to, if their destination is 5+ miles from home? Take the “Hobo Express” (AKA mass transit)? lol

                  • Hi Bluegrey,

                    My point was hypothetical. Usually, when a household has one income there isn’t additional monies for two or more cars. Also, I believe a lot more people will be working from home so they don’t have to drive into the city and work. Technology has made that a luxury for many. Also, I will use my household as an example, my husband is a tradesman and has a work truck supplied by his employer to get to and from work. My household of four could easily get by with just one car.

                    • Hi RG,

                      Of course, back when the country was still substantially free – relative to what it has become – families could more readily afford two cars because their money bought more and cars cost less.

                      These cars may not have had air conditioning, even – as that was an optional luxury item well into the early ’80s – but that is why they were affordable. Today, almost every car has climate control AC as well as an LCD touchscreen and at least 4-6 air bags. Whether these things are “nice to have” isn’t the point. They are expensive to have and you can’t avoid having them, if you want a new car.

                      Also, in those days, you weren’t forced to pay the government to maintain possession of the car you bought (i.e.,property taxes)and could not pay the insurance mafia, if you wished, because the panopticon hadn’t yet been developed and so you could “get away” with such things. You could also do most and even all maintenance yourself, inexpensively. Because the cars were basic things within the ken of a person of reasonable intelligence and mechanical aptitude.

                      Families weren’t spending thousands each year on medical insurance “coverage,” either. And that one’s a big one.

                  • Ah, Bluegrey! That was the beauty of having stay-at-home moms and functional local communities.

                    Daddy could go off to do business, and mommy could stay home and raise the kids; and ya either lived in a place where ya could walk to what you needed (Which was possible in virtually all towns and cities…even into the 70’s in many places)- Not that there was even need to go out very often- even if ya lived in the country, ’cause people’d do their shopping and errands in the evenings or on weekends if they needed the car to get to them- or if daddy worked in an office or commuted, wifey could drop him off at work or the train station, and keep the car during the day.

                    That was actually a great thing (Having only one car), as it freed-up a LOT of money for other things or required that ya work less, or only have one spouse working. I mean, just think of the money saved every year: Only having to buy one car; only one insurance payment; only one registration and associated fees and taxes; a lot less gas; much less expense for maintenance and repairs, etc. And peoplke got the healthful benefits of walking- whether it was a few blocks to downtown, and then ambling around to various stores to shop- or even walking several miles to town- PLUS, the great benefit of the kids actually doing stuff like that with mommy and siblings- as opposed to being in the care of strangers all day…or being strapped into car seats and staring at a screen, like they do today.

                    When I was growing up, we didn’t ever even have a car- period! Some of my fondest memories are of going shopping with my mother downtown, or just taking walks to the playground, or the lake, or just to explore. Helped keep us very healthy too.

                    My mother had her folding shopping cart. For most of my childhood, we lived on Long Island, within blocks of the stores…but for a while, we even lived in a rural place, a good 3-4 miles from the stores. It was great just walking and seeing all the little details, and experiencing the sounds and weather and plants and critters- instead of just seeing the world go by through a window.

                    Not having a car made being poor not feel like we were poor at all, ’cause we didn’t have the expense of buying and maintaining cars….at all. It was great, and I’ve never never felt as free as I did when I was a kid.

                    I think it’s gotten to the point where prosperity is a often a bad thing.

                    -Just trying to add a little perspective- hope ya don’t mind my ramblin’ and reminiscing.

                    I guess a lot of people, even back then in the 70’s must’ve thought “Oh! That’s so sad that they don’t even have a car!”- but belioeve me, I consider it one of the greatest blessings of my life.

                    I look at hwere I live now. Town is 3.5 miles away- a c. one-hour walk. But ya couldn’t live here today without a car, ’cause ya can’t even get a banana or a head of lettuce in town today (Only gas and cigarettes and Doritos….) -But 40 years ago, you could get pretty much everything in that little town. Now, everyone has 2 or more cars, and even the farmers work in the bigger town in the next county during the day…as do their wives…..so this little town dried up well before I moved here- so I too must drive 17 miles to go shopping.

                    And the nice suburban downtown where I grew up on Lawn Guyland? Now there’s nothing in that downtown but a massage parlor; tattoo parlor, hair salon, bar….. It’s a shame- but the “prosperity” which resulted in the preponderance of cars, killed smaller local communities…so now ya NEED those cars, and are forced to slave for them….but it has not improved the quality of life…but rather diminished it, in my opinion.

                    • Morning, Nunz!

                      Your point about being able to walk or ride a bicycle (as a kid) to wherever you needed to go – or most anywhere – reflects my experience as well. This business of kids having to be schlepped everywhere by mom – all strapped in for saaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety! – is a contra to the practice of previous generations. Which was better, actually/psychologically/materially? I submit the former. As you note, it freed up a lot of time and money. The kids learned to savor adventure and independence as opposed to passivity and dependence. Mom was around, but not everywhere/all the time.She had time to herself, to shop and mind the home while the kids played. I remember whole days spent out and about, either by myself or with my friends, checking things out, playing pick-up games (another thing that’s been replaced by hyper-organized/parents everywhere team sports). We came home around dark for supper.

                      It was nice while it lasted.

                    • Ah, what we’ve lost, eh, Eric?

                      Just the diversity of experience we got to experience! -as opposed to spending our whole childhood just be shuttled to dry “activities”……

              • Hi Lone Wolfe,

                I agree – I really think biden is the throw away candidate. What they have realised is that, though there is an increased support for these progressive ideas, its NOT enough to get many over the line. So they want this to continue, bring about a bigger crash under the watch of the orange one…. that way many more will accept a lot more of these crazy far left polices…. The NWO and powers that be can patiently wait, they are in no hurry to get their goals.

                • I spoke to a “friend” earlier today, as he was driving back to NY from down south. He was amazed to see all of the Trump signs people were displaying everywhere in the north- whci is typically very heavily libtard country.

                  It obvious we’re being set-up for either a landslide Trump win, or a rigged election where Biden “wins” by blatant shenanigans. The third option: Biden legitimately winning, is ot really an option- but those are the three options…and none of them look very good.

                  Any way ya slice it, we’re being set-up for Balkanization/civil war- but not an organic one; rather, one which is the desired outcome long planned by the real rulers- to get the US and it’s pesky constitution out of the way of the implementation of the NWO- while (as usual) the peons do the fighting for the masters.

                  According to swome headlines I’ve been seeing- one even on LRC, the mass media is even starting to champion secession (Which would be a good thing [secession] if it were organic and in pursuit of actual liberty and against tyranny- but the movement which is building will be none of those things).

                  • Its interesting you say that. I remember when in September 2016 I was visiting my brother drove quite a bit around California amongst other places. By then, according to the press it was pretty much confirmed Hilary would win, they just were not sure by how much.

                    What I noticed however was that the minute you step out of the Bay area or LA, all you see in fields for miles was Trump/Pence signs ! And in SF, where they were all the Bernie Bros were pissed at the party stealing the nomination from him, most couldn’t be bothered to vote!(including my brother who’s quite far left). I just saw maybe 2 signs for Hilary in the nicer parts of LA.

                    I remember that time when I was with a cousin who’s well connected with a number operatives from the Dumbocrats – I asked him, do you really think Hilary will win? He’s like “of course – the media cant make up SO much and be so one sided.” I asked – have you stepped out of the bay area ? Have you seen a single Hilary sign? Do you see the trump signs? He assured me that pollsters know how to adjust for this, and the media is NOT that corrupt, and I spent too much time in Pakistan thats why im so cynical. I was like ok, he knows this more than I do…. But just incase as soon as I got back to the UK went the bookie and put a couple quid on trump :). Starting to feel I should to the same again as the odds you can get are pretty good!

                  • Morning, Nunz!

                    I want the Orange Man to win for several reasons but the big reason is to drive the left utterly out of its mind. I am now at the Khan Stage of electoral politics. Do you remember the movie? The ending? Kirk has Khan cornered in his crippled ship. But Khan intends to have the last word, by blowing himself – and Enterprise – up.

                    For hate’s sake.

                    That’s how I feel toward these Diapered, collectivized NPC Clovers.

                    • Hey Eric!

                      Movie? LOL- if it ain’t in black & white…it’s almost a given that I ain’t seen it! 🙂

                      Yeah, I’d rather see OM win rather than Geriatric Joe, in the sense that I’d rasther step in dog crap than human crap [The latter happened to a friend of mine, on a goodbye romp in NYC before I moved…. ) -but really- it makes no practical difference- certainly not enough to warrant giving our consent to their tyranny.

                      Look at this Barrett chick//// Nothing but a virtual yes-[wo]man for Uncle. She will be just as effective for the overlords [and against us] regardless of which tyrant is on the stage.

                      Hell, if she’s a “conservative”, I think I’d rather see a libtard on the bench- at least they shake things up sometimes.

                      It’s just such a waste of time even concerning ourselves with these things….because what we signal by voting is utterly meaningless; the only thing that matters, is what we do in our own lives. We can not vote ourselves out of the tyrannical system…we can only refuse to participate/ignore it, and walk away…like both you and I are already largely doing.

            • Hi RG

              For a party that seems so sure of itself, the Democrats really are behaving as if they know Biden will lose. But I listen in on monthly industry trade group meetings for a certain segment of our economy (not going to say what) and they are non-partisan and extremely savvy in terms of the pulse of the country. In order to prepare their client groups for planning purposes, they are currently projecting Biden to win, the senate to change parties, and the Democrats to gain in the House. A true nightmarish scenario. Are they right, who knows? But it’s a more trustworthy datapoint than polling. And one that should scare the bejesus out of anyone with two functioning brain cells not hypoxic from their face diaper.

              I don’t vote, and refuse to give assent to this corrupt system. But I watch it as interesting and as a stark reminder of human’s fatal character flaws. Whether Orange Man wins or loses, we the people will lose, bigly. I guess all I can hope for is that he wins such that it might give us four more years to figure it out. With Biden (read Harris), the destruction will metastasize and accelerate and this will be irreversible within a matter of months.

              • Hi BAC,

                I know Wall Street is expecting a Biden presidency, but I don’t believe they really want that. They are making too much money under Trump. The stock market is at an all time high and anyone with a 401K does not want it to reverse.

                When Robert Johnson (founding member of BET) states ““Where I come out as a businessman, I will take the devil I know over the devil I don’t know any time of the week.” Do they really hope for a Biden/Harris win?

                I also don’t see how the Senate could flip blue. The only Republican who I see losing his seat is Cory Gardner in Colorado, but that may be countered by Doug Jones losing in Alabama.

                Graham isn’t going to lose, Ernst in Iowa isn’t going to lose, Collins in Maine they have been saying for two decades she is going to lose and she is still there, Tillis has the win thanks to Cunningham’s sexting. McSally (R) and Peters (D) races will be very close, but at the most, the Senate will lose one Republican and it will slip to 52 vs 53 the current majority.

                I guess we will see. It will be an interesting November 3rd.

  6. I saw my first ugly confrontation over masks yesterday. I live close to a Kroger store, and walk my dogs past there occasionally. As I was walking past yesterday, 3 men came out of the store arguing very loudly. There were two mid to late 20 year-olds who apparently shopped without wearing masks. The other person was a man who looked to be about 60, wearing mask, raising hell with them for not wearing masks, to the point of threatening to kick their assess (I’m pretty sure he couldn’t). They told him to eff-off, but apart from that, they disengaged and went on with their business. I was wondering if the guy was going come after me, but he was totally focused on the people he was haranguing. He then went on and loaded his groceries into his Toyota Pius; why didn’t this surprise me? I feel bad about figuring most people who drive those things are crazy-ass leftists, but it seems like I’m right an awful lot.

    Anyway, I was proud of the younger guys – didn’t wear masks, didn’t take his crap, but didn’t escalate unnecessarily. I was saddened to see a guy in my age bracket prove himself to be an ignorant ass, but I should get used to it.

      • Christ man; I was just thinking of buying one of those things because I really need a great and cheaper mpg vehicle right now. Sold my Chevy 1500 LT last month due to the economy and lack of money. Only got my Honda Fury atm, which is great, but need to carry more “stuff.” Rest assured as a Vet, and member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, I’m a non-diaper wearer. COVID is a 110% hoax.

        However, you guys just gave me a complex about car choices and perception, but when you really need a high mpg car what does one do?

        Report for Eric: I’m *still* the only person not wearing a mask when I go shopping in Publix, but nobody has given me a hard time about it either. (Progress?) Might be me showing up in biker gear riding a customized chopper though. Karen’s think bikers, especially heavily tattooed ones are ssccarryy and won’t typically “attack.”

          • Thank you kindly Eric; just decided to unlurk today for some reason, but I’ve been reading your site for some time now.

            Not being a member of the herd, ever, is tough. Not being a member in 2020 cost me all my so called “friends” and is pushing my sanity to the absolute limits. (As I won’t, no, can’t play along etc.)

            At least here I see and read there are other people who don’t buy into the hoax. (Which is really primarily a cover/diversion for the coming economic collapse imho.) More to it than that, obviously, but hard to discuss in a small post.

            I think you’re doing the world a great service; keep up the good work.

            • I understand losing friends, though I have been wondering just how much I’ve overestimated the friendship when they drop me because I don’t agree with them on this, or politics. I never act like an ass to my friends over these topics, but at the same time I stick to what I believe and stay authentic about it. So my social circle has contracted, but looking at it long term, I’ll be in better company. I’m sure in the worst case scenario, those of us who believe in individual liberty will find each other. It won’t be hard; we’ll be the pariahs in “polite” society (ROTFLMAO at that one). Hang in, and reach out to us if you need support.

              • Mr Bear:

                I don’t think I could of summed up the current sit rep as well as you just did.

                Among other things, the COVID hoax cost me my best friend of 30+ years in late April. We even served in the military together, deployed to dangerous places etc, but he doesn’t “see it” for the truth no matter how I tried to present the information.

                Like you, I think he wasn’t the “friend” I thought he was. Makes me question my perception skills.

                All we can do is hang on and hope still be on the ride when when it stops.

                • Hi SW –

                  Like many here – and yourself – I’ve also parted ways with several people I thought were my friends. I was depressed by this at first until it occurred to me that such friends really weren’t and so it’s no great loss.

                  I’ve made a number of new ones, including several here. I am certain you will as well!

                • I’m pretty sure most of my friends of many years think I’m crazy for seeing this whole thing, including diapers, as I do. I’ve tried every way I could think of to communicate the overarching theme and where it’s likely to lead for all of us, but they don’t seem to care much. Either that or they see some parts of it to some extent, but accepted it and chose to just go along with the ride. Its frustrating at times, because I know most of them will likely see it eventually, but by then it’ll be too late. I don’t know any other way than to try to do my part, in any small way.
                  There’s just so many layers to this, that unless you’ve had a years long passion for trying to really understand this world, a person’s head would be spinning if you tried breaking it all down for them. It’s too much to process for most people, and they’d rather not go there. I do understand why they choose that l.

                  • Hi D,

                    Per your comments about friends not getting it: I had a text session with one of my friends – I’ve not seen him in six months even though he lives 15 minutes away – yesterday. He is terrified of getting sick and told me that wearing a Diaper is a “small thing.”I tried to explain why it is not a small thing to pressure people to pretend they’re sick when they aren’t. That it creates a visual of acceptance that everyone is sick or going to get sick – unless they wear a Diaper. That getting sick means you will die. That it is psychologically demoralizing and socially dangerous to make people look alike and make them alarmed and paranoid about illness, especially when it doesn’t threaten most of the population more than a seasonal flu.

                    I also pointed out the inarguable fact that anything less than a “mask” capable of filtering out (and in) viral particles is absurd theater – and for that reason the pull-up neck scarves, old bandanas and disposable Diapers almost everyone is wearing who wears these things is performing just that, theater.

                    It made as much of a dent on his brain as throwing an empty revolver ay superman’s chest did back on the ’50s TV show.

        • Hey Corsair, go ahead and get one and put a gun rack in it! That will make a statement. Even better, put a PETA sticker on it (The “People Eating Tasty Animals” PETA, not the lefty-crazy one.

          • Now that would be funny as h. e. double hockey sticks.

            I’m like you guys though in a way, can’t stand the image one projects. 50+ mpg has “teeth” though when money is tight.

            I’m trying to convince myself it’s really a zombie apocalypse car. With 5 jerry cans of gas tied to the top, one could go from FL to Vancouver if required with no stops for more fuel.

            Just not quite there yet. The image of driving one just kills me, but brother, I really need a high mpg car. Now.

        • SW, I’ve just accepted the fact that 10MPG is about as good as it gets for me. If I had to commute 100 miles a day, it might be a problemo (I would never do that, anyway!)- but otherwise, in the scheme of things, MPGs aren’t that big of a deal, when ya consider the other costs of getting good MPGs- Like; I drive 20 year-old trucks, and even at that age, they virtually never break. When’s the last time ya saw a 20 year-old Prius?!

        • Corsair,
          “…but when you really need a high mpg car what does one do?”
          Mazda 3 Hatchback
          Prius will eventually need expensive battery pack replaced.

        • Since fuel consumption is nowhere near the most expensive cost of operating a motor vehicle, I would question whether your motive of higher mpg is valid. The last time I took vehicle operation as a business expense, 30 years ago, the IRS allowed a standard deduction based on miles driven. That deduction was $0.50 per mile. Which means it costs more than that. Fuel cost just happens to be the one you see most frequently. Pick up trucks are typically more expensive to operate in several categories besides fuel consumption. So going from your truck to any car that gets reasonable mpg will save you quite a bit.

      • Lol – a Prius with a confederate flag…. Gives me an idea – If by some strange twist of fate I end up with a Tesla – the first thing Ill do is put a confederate flag on it – greenies heads would explode not knowing what to make of it!!

        • Now THAT would be a sight, Nasir! ‘Course, with Brits being not too far behind Americans in the race to the bottom, half of ’em would probably think it was a Union Jack! (The Brits still seem a little sharper than most Americans though. I remember a few years ago, this Scot on a forum was using “text speech”, and had a “ur” in his comment. I replied “Ur? Of the Chaldees?” and he LOLed! He “got it”. No American would have gotten that! -Mind you, the guy had stumbled into the Glasgow, Kentucky forum, thinking it was the Glasgow, UK forum…. 🙂 )

    • Unreal. It’s usually a bunch of younger mask freaks confronting an older person on the need to wear a maaaask because of saaaaafety.

    • These imbeciles get all riled up because they think we’re “literally trying to kill them”. I’d sure like to figure out how I’m going to spread a virus I don’t have. And even if I was able to spread this super scary deadly virus, how/why are they so afraid of something that they have a 99.9% chance of surviving?

      It sure is trying being one of the thinkers.

  7. Back in the 1990s I was a supervisor running a crew installing high speed Internet. One day (a Thursday or Friday) the marketing guy stopped by and wanted to know how much “quota” was available next week. Quota was the term used for the work order schedule, based on manpower and anticipated orders (more service calls on Monday and Tuesday, more installations on Friday, block out time for the safety meeting, etc). I pulled up the screen and saw that it was wide open, almost nothing booked. He smiled and said “Great! I’ve got a full page ad running Sunday.” I blew it off, knowing that the service had been around for several years by then, and advertising really doesn’t do much in today’s jaded society…

    Monday or Tuesday I get a call from the call center supervisor complaining about the fact that the next available installation was 2 weeks away. That full page ad kept 10 guys busy for two weeks, maybe even more.

    Media people know that they once had an impact on society. But I think they know those days are waning. They got too greedy, too consolidated, too isolated. Like Charles Foster Kane, they started to believe their own bullshit (even down to promoting auto-tuned “diva” pop stars). They almost lost everything when Napster showed the world that peer-to-peer communication was possible, only bringing things slightly back under their control with hard legislation and Steve Jobs beating them up on price. But they’ve been irrevocably harmed. Pop music doesn’t need to sell much more than a few hundred thousand copies to be in the top 40. FM radio is a vast desert of automation and rotator ads. The old guard broadcast networks have primetime Nielsen numbers that are worse than some cable networks’ 20th century ratings. After 8:00pm no one watches CNN or Fox News, even if there’s “important breaking news.” The only thing that seems to get a rise out of anyone is Washington politics, and that gets tiresome quickly for most everyone. Even war coverage isn’t working, especially when “their side” is the one causing all the trouble.

    For now, we have YouTube, Facebook and Twitter original content, but it seems like they are hell bent on wrangling us in and dictating the message there as well. Hopefully we’ll once again route around the “damage” and come up with another solution.

  8. Great article, Eric. We have a saying in my house you are either a sheep (the follower), a wolf (the bad guy), or a sheep dog (the leader). Everybody should try to be a sheep dog, but in all actuality it borders down to self confidence. Most people lack it. It takes balls to go against the crowd. Many people find it easier to follow and “not make waves.” I blame parents for this. A parent is the one person who has the fundamental ability to dictate their child’s education and feeling of self worth. Parents can build their children up or tear them down. A smart confident child will become a smart confident adult. A parent has to be involved and ask questions – what is your child learning, who are their friends, what is bothering them, what questions do they have. Be involved, but don’t hover. A child has to learn from their own mistakes, too. They should be able to make choices based on their reputable age or maturity level. If they fail, tell them that is okay, we all do from time to time, and they still are valuable and loved. A smart confident (not arrogant) adult is a boon to society and a bane to those that overreach.

    • There’s also the problem of liability. Sturgis was said to account for 20% of new “cases” in August. Never mind that those “cases” aren’t going to equate to deaths, the damage is done. Now with the contact tracing apps installed and employers requiring temperature taking and health declarations to report to work, you might be on the hook for being a super-spreader. However, if you go through the motions and do what the authortah says, it’s not your fault. You can make the argument that you did everything right and still there was a “case” associated with you.

      What I find vexing is the fact that there’s complete denial that we’ve not only “flattened the curve,” we’ve completely eliminated it. Where are all the bodies piling up in the streets of South Dakota and Florida? Why aren’t the FEMA camps full of people coughing up blood? Why do we all have to strain to think of someone we know who’s died of the flu? The answer is, the Chinese either overreacted (intentionally or otherwise), or we’ve got healthier lungs than your average citizen of Wuhan. Probably helps that most of us don’t spit loogies indoors and launch snot rockets everywhere. The fact that we don’t all eat out of the same bowl and wash our hands after using the toilet (and don’t steal all the TP from public restrooms) helps too. For sure not being squished together in high density housing makes us safer.

      https://youtu.be/rbHxeOQA1Mc (not for the squeamish)

      My grandparents lived through the 1919 Spanish flu. They never spoke of it, but I’m sure their world changed because of it. Otherwise there was no reason for the suburbs. The ‘burbs are expensive, have little to offer in terms of entertainment and socialization, and sterile. Even in the 1970s the cities were seen as dirty and unsanitary, to be avoided. But that even predates the Spanish Flu, when TB was common one of the cures was to get to high ground, away from the smoke and disease in the cities.

      The “big tent” NWO types think we’re all one big happy global mass. They jet between the same cities staying in the same western style hotels, attending the same meetings. They don’t understand that we’re all different, a product of our recent ancestors’ sacrifice and lessons learned (as are they). And we’ve learned that society doesn’t depend on letting someone else take care of us, or waiting around for orders. It’s all about ingraining hygiene and personal responsibilities between generations. This, too, is the cause of inequality, not “the man” keeping you down.

    • Right on Raider Girl! You are a minority of all woman, and unfortunately a growing number of men.
      I can’t count how many times I’ve been chastised by most, while at sports games, etc… when my kid(s) had ‘issues’ with refs, coaches, players, etc…. and I would do nothing.
      “You have to say something……………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”. A hundred times.
      Nope, it’s my kids battle to win or lose. But they have to do it. It worked pretty well with both my kids becoming captains of their respective teams and earlier than usual. One particular coach had a problem with this. One example was my kid was voted captain 26 out of 30, and the coach wouldn’t give him the C. Everyone went nuts. I did nothing, said nothing. My kid eventually figured it out on his own. “Dad, all the players came up to me and said I am their captain, so I will do captain things regardless of the letter”.
      There were lots of negatives to this with social media today and my kids getting hammered by losers, and it was tough to take by teenagers, but we prevailed, and today (early 20’s) they are distancing themselves from this insane on-line bullcrap.
      Now, if my kids asked me my advice, I would give, but usually in the form of another question (to get them to think).

      • Thanks, Chris.

        I have done something similar with my teenagers. I listen, let them vent, but as parents we can’t fix all problems and we shouldn’t. There is adversity out there and kids need to learn life isn’t fair. Sometimes the loser does win.

        Your son took a very mature approach to an unfair situation. That is a sign of excellent parenting. 🙂

        • Amen, Raider Girl & Chris!

          This is what was so great about our former world, in which kids were turned loose to PLAY, unsupervised and apart from formal adult organization!

          We were turned loose on our bikes to roam all over, or set free to play in the woods all day- and we’d see how society worked, and thus learned to deal with problems and become responsible, and figure out our own solutions -and thus we matured and learned reality and how to deal with it, as opposed to just following rules and becoming Pavlovian dogs, doing things just to curry the favor of those who made and or enforced the rules.

          Most kids today will never know such freedom, and never learn such responsibility- They are essentially imprisoned, constantly under adult supervision, and never given the opportunity to learn by experience and deal with problems- and thus they remain perpetual babies, and never experience freedom -so, they have no qualms about living under the rule of others their entire lives.

          “Just sit in the cubical and do your work and follow the rules, just like you did in school and ‘day-care’. If you have a problem, run to the supervisor, just like you ran to the teacher or to Miss Mary. Just follow the rules and you will get your stipend. Break the rules and you will be cast out!”.

          And they have no problem with that, because it’s all they’ve ever known, and they wouldn’t know how to function if left to their own devices, because they never learned that, because it is not something one learns in a classroom, but rather is something learned through experience and experimentation, in formative years.

          There has never before existed a society in which so many, at every level of society, have been so “educated”- and look at the world around us now, at what this has produced! Hundreds of years of human progress since the Dark Ages, have been destroyed virtually overnight!

          • Nunzio,

            You are absolutely right. As kids we enjoyed freedom. My parents worked FT and I was a latch key at 8. My sisters and I were responsible for getting ourselves up and ready every morning before the bus came at 6:30 AM. At 3:30 PM when the bus dropped off we knew we had to get our homework completed and the house cleaned before our parents got home. This was ingrained in us. I learned some valuable lessons, such as, never microwave aluminum foil and garage water pipes do freeze if you turn the heat off. 😉

            I started leaving my kiddos alone at home at 11 and 9 years of age. I started off small – leaving them for 15 minutes to run to the post office or pick up something at the grocery store and the older they got I would leave for an hour or two, sometimes three. We had basic safety protocols – what to do if there is a fire, someone comes to the door, someone gets hurt, etc., but they learned to make responsible decisions, because of this.

            I don’t believe the world is anymore dangerous than it was 30 years ago, it is just pushed onto us 24/7 that it appears more dangerous thanks to the MSM and never-ending news cycles.

  9. I have been successful in avoiding wearing the face diaper by walking right past the screener ignoring them. It also helps to have a slight peeved look on one’s face. The screeners do not want confrontation and will silently thank you for your behavior.

  10. Excellent article Eric.

    Resistance isn’t futile, even when it seems so. Keep up the good fight.

    Thank-you for providing a platform where sanity and good ideas may always prevail.

  11. Spot on Eric. I’m happy to report that my diaper defiance has rubbed off on a few co-workers, younger friends and, thankfully, family members. I believe that there are many more like us, but for reasons that you pointed out here, we don’t get to see them.

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