Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Chris asks: I’ve read in some of your articles (either by you or the commenters) that if Face Diapering is still a “thing” next year, WuFlu/diaper culture will never leave. I would tend to agree with that; as you mentioned in the article about the military official, the regular seasonal flu can be used to carry the diapering through the winter in the U.S., which would bring us to a whole calendar year of the hysteria. I just don’t see governors, mayors, etc. suddenly saying, “OK, we’re good now, back to normal.” The general population will be too habituated to fear — of public places, physical interaction with other people, etc. — that I don’t think they will be able to just “flip the switch” and go back to pre-WuFlu activities, gatherings, etc. I think it would take a major societal upheaval at that point (as in people simply disobeying en masse, like with the fall of the Iron Curtain) to end the insanity. You’ve expressed hope that normalcy (not the so-called “new normal”) can still be restored. Do you see a singular, watershed moment occurring to end it, or a slow, arduous process we must endure while we continue to resist as individuals?
My reply: I see both as possibilities. If the government doesn’t ratchet up the forced Diapering, I nonetheless expect that a large percentage of the population – having been rendered beyond the reach of reason by weaponized hypochondria – will continue to Diaper. This in turn will maintain the social pressure to Diaper. Which will make it hard for craven businesses to not insist on some degree of Diapering.
I also think it’s possible there will be outright resistance to much of this if it keeps being pushed. I myself have had about ll I can take. Just seeing these Diapered morons everywhere has begun to seriously annoy me. I imagine it is annoying a lot of others as well. If push comes to shove, accordingly, I expect some – me among them – to push back.
I hope this ca be avoided, but it may be inevitable.
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