I went to the supermarket again yesterday – as I have been doing lately almost every day – to stock up on the food it is likely to become hard to get without joining the Sickness Cult after today.
It is probable the soon-to-be anointed High Priest of the Holy Rag (and Holy Jab) will, among other things, issue a papal bull ordering the wearing of the Holy Rag by all supplicants, everywhere, all the time. This being necessary to maintain both the hysteria about a sickness that doesn’t kill 99.8-something percent of the healthy population and suborn submission to Sickness Rituals, forever amen.
I’m hoping it will still be possible to “get away” with apostasy but I am not optimistic. Which is why I have been stocking up and recommend you do as well, while it is still possible.
The bad news is I am practically the only apostate in the store these days. The Holy number 99 to my one and sometimes two or three. The 99 wear the Rag even when they don’t have to – which includes inside the supermarket, because the supermarket doesn’t kick them out or deny entry to those who don’t.
There is merely a sign on the door, which can be safely ignored.
But the 99 Holy do not want to ignore it. They love their Face Burqa – so much that most of them continue wearing it when they leave the store and even unto (into) their own car, where “the virus” presumably isn’t.
Then again, this is a religion – and the “holy spirit” is everywhere.
Tomas de Torquemada – the Grand Inquisitor of literature and history – never knew such power. If only the medieval Catholic Church had had CNN on its side, no one would be eating meat on certain days of the months.
The Holy Hijab is now de rigeur – the fashionable thing to wear. The non-wearer self-identifies not merely as out of fashion but as a dangerous heretic. There is no need for an Inquisition when all the Inquisitors need do is have a look around.
But I did see something encouraging.
As I roamed the aisles, I encountered a fellow heretic and his kids, who were not masklings. This man was shopping normally, sans the Holy Vestment. His kids were smiling – and you could see their smiles.
They weren’t being trained for the priesthood.
I stopped to chat with them. We immediately understood why we stopped to chat before anything was said. Every heretic knows. When we see one another, we smile and the reason for the smiling is understood like a Masonic handshake or a whispered password between partisan soldiers in enemy country.
America isn’t anymore, except here and there. These here and there’s should be cherished while they last and preserved to the extent they can be. There are still things that can be done to monkey wrench the Cult, too.
I watched a video the other day of a group of people doing what used to be as normal as the sun rising – going shopping together without their faces effaced, in this case at Whole Foods – where the tenets of the cult are enforced by not ringing up what is purchased if the purchaser is showing his face.
They way around this is to keep track of everything you put in your cart – plus tax – video recording everything. Then leave cash as payment in full before the altar boy or girl manning the checkout line and walk out with the stuff you just paid for.
This flummoxes the Keepers of the Faith. Who – per corporate poltroonish policy – have also been told to not attempt to prevent shoplifters from leaving the store. Of course, you have the advantage of not being a shoplifter. You bought everything you left with – plus tax – and have the video evidence to prove it, in the event that should become necessary.
This will probably only work for awhile – expect Acolytes of the Holy Rag to appear at store doors, barring entry to the Unclean – but for now it’s a great way to feel good and let these Holy Rolling (and wearing) religious freaks know what you think about their beliefs – and let them see what a human being looks like.
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