How do we cure Sickness Psychosis?
We don’t. But each of us can act individually- and that becomes a compounding and cumulative thing of eventually great power, in the manner of rain drops becoming rivulets becoming creeks and streams, then mighty torrents.
As an individual, I refuse to play Sickness Kabuki. I have never once worn a Face Diaper and have ignored all the “lockdown” decrees issued by the Gesundheitsfuhrer of my state.
By myself, it’s not much. One person out of a supermarket-full of the Faceless presents the spectacle of a curious heretic to the Faithful, who remain secure in their Faith – in the manner of everyone at a Hare Krishna gathering wearing the same saffron robes. The robe-wearers appear to be the “normal” ones, as far as they can see.
But if even a third of the rest of the people in my area or yours refuse to wear the Holy Vestment of the Sickness Cult then it would not appear normal. Those wearing the Holy Vestment would look like the small group of Krishnas you used to see at airports – i.e., obvious weirdos to be avoided.
The “lockdowns” and Sickness Kabuki – including the locking up of elderly people – would end within a week.
If even a third – perhaps it would only take a fourth – of small businesses had defied the Gesundheitsfuhrer orders that they shutter their businesses the only businesses that would now be out of business would be those that freely chose to close their doors – and that would be on them, economic suicide being as much their right as personal hari-kari.
But they would not have enabled the economic murder of the businesses that wanted to live.
Conformity is the killer. It is the thing which tyranny requires before it becomes inescapable.
It would be impossible to compel a third of the population to wear the Holy Rag – especially if a third of all businesses refuse to enforce the wearing of it.
The Sickness Polizei would be overwhelmed even if willing – and the tragic fact is that many Polizei are unwilling. Many (here, here and here and that’s just a few of them) have openly stated that they won’t enforce religious rituals.
Put more plainly, they have stated – as recently as last week – they are the allies of the average citizen, whom many Polizei do not regard as criminal (and so within their lawful remit) for declining to perform a religious ritual or for wanting to keep the doors of their lawful businesses open to those who wish to walk through those doors.
It is still not too late to act, though it will be harder now because this “new normal” has been allowed to congeal.
It takes more gumption now to show one’s face among the faceless – who are in many areas almost everyone – though it is not even remotely in the same class as wading through the surf – in the face of machine-gun fire – on the beaches of Normandy. All it takes is the willingness to not do what almost everyone else is doing.
As children, most of us were taught by our parents to resist peer pressure – to do the right thing, not the same thing just because that’s what everyone else was doing.
As an individual, you can show your face. As an individual, you can refuse to efface your face. You are more powerful than a sign on the door and it is within your power to about face and walk out the door if the business insists you play Kabuki as a condition of being allowed to walk within.
In California the other day, an individual climbed atop a display table at a Costco store and – with a bullhorn – took off the Holy Rag and urged other individuals to do the same.
“You must not do this,” he said. Because “If you continue (to do this) this is the life you will have. . . we have got to stand up for ourselves because the governor is going to keep us locked down until we do something about it… and I want to know, are you going to let this happen?”
Another individual – on the other side of the country – has refused to hari-kari his gym, which is his business and a place where no one is forced to work out. Ian Smith, co-owner of Atilis Gym in Ballmawr, NJ has steadfastly kept his doors open despite the decree of Gesundheitsfuhrer that he close them. He also refuses to require the wearing of the Holy Rag, reasoning that people who wish to wear the rag are free to not enter his gym.
Smith is Churchillian in his defiance.
“We have had our business license stripped. We have had our doors locked and barricaded. We have been arrested and have over 60 citations . . .Today, we will pass 84,000 visits to our facility. We don’t mandate masks. We never will. Gov. Murphy will see this video and fine us $15,000. But free men don’t ask permission or for forgiveness.”
Of many such individual actions are mighty rivers made.
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