Today, someone approached me for showing my face . . . and thanked me for it!
I was at Kroger, my local supermarket, walking amongst the Faithful when a woman who initially appeared to be one of the brethren – she was wearing the Holy Burqa – began to speak. I anticipated my first scolding for not showing proper respect in a House of Worship. But then she pulled aside her Burqa and I could hear and what she said made me glad and sad at the same time.
Because I was there, showing mine, she felt emboldened to show hers – and revealed her lack of Faith in the tenets of the Sickness Cult. She told me she hated the Holy Hijab but felt pressured to wear it for her own safety, just as women wear the other Burqa – out of fear of repercussions if they do not – in countries under sway of another faith.
(My video was “flagged”… I reloaded it on Rumble; see here.)
This annoys me almost as much as the Faith itself. The fact that this woman – and probably many other women as well as older people and also men who are older or who look like easy targets – do not feel it safe to show their face in public because of this metastasized sickness, this weaponized hypochondria turned into a twisted religious movement.
She and I talked for a few minutes. It was very nice to have a conversation with a sane person. I did my best to encourage her by telling her that by approaching me, she made my day because she was the only person in that whole store full of people who dared to remove the Holy Burqa – other than myself – and because she made a point of thanking me for showing my face.
I told her that it is my policy to always at least smile and thumbs-up other apostates – for the sake of sanity solidarity – and that I hoped she would consider the same as it spreads sanity by showing that not everyone is insane with fear of a sickness that doesn’t kill 99.8-something percent of the healthy population.
She knew that, too. Not a CNN watcher.
Still, it is infuriating to know just how fearful of not showing faith many people are – with reason. It is not their fault. I have the advantage of being a larger-than-most man who does not look like an easy target. It is very possible the Faithful can feel my anger and choose not to engage the 6ft. 3, 220 pound redneck.
But the 5 ft. 2, 135 pound, sixty-something lady?
That’s the sort of people we’re dealing with; i.e., despicable people. The kind who’d accost and harass a slightly built woman – or an old man – for not showing respect for the Faith.
On the upside, this sort of faith is only strong when it is not opposed. It depends on complicity – and on coercion. It is a weak Faith, then. Not one genuinely embraced but foisted upon and cajoled.
This is a Faith that can be defeated, one face at a time.
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