I just voted – for the Orange Man – as the antidote to Sickness Psychosis. Sadly, I was the only person there who showed his face. There was no requirement to Diaper. No buzzcut AGWs at the door blocking entry to those who dared to show their faces.
You don’t have to Diaper.
But people wear the Diaper now just because – or rather, because of social pressure to wear it. It’s like being in high school again. Better not stand out! Better do what the “cool” kids are doing. Meh. I always preferred hanging out with the Freaks and Stoners anyhow.
I hope the Orange Man has a good day. If he doesn’t, Diaper Dissenters will have a very bad future. We may have to choose between acquiescing to the Sickness Cult and pretending we beeelieve – in the manner of someone shanghai’d by the Moonies – or we will have to figure out a way to survive amongst these face-gagged Freaks.
That may be hard since I expect they will not leave us alone – even if we never leave our own homes. Their faith requires conversion – by the sword, if need be. It won’t be enough that we accept being prevented from going into stores and so on without the Holy Rag over our faces. Even if we are entirely self-contained, I expect they will come.
Which is why I voted for the Orange Man. If he pulls it off, Sickness Psychosis will fade. It will fade because the OM is not a believer. And so, not a Diaperer. The Holy Rag will become the object of ridicule it should be. People will relax – and begin to take them off. Once a critical mass – say a third or so of the population – shows their face, most of the other two thirds will as well, leaving a handful of incorrigible neurotics clinging to their hypochondria – and their Holy Rags.
That could be as soon as a couple of weeks from now, if the Orange Man wins and spreads his healing orange glow across the land.
But if he loses, it could be never.
Hang on with both hands. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.
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