This report concerns the “case” of a death – of the livelihood of the guy who used to operate the best restaurant in my county, the Bent Mountain Bistro.
Not Because ‘Rona – which doesn’t kill 99.8-something of the healthy population.
But because government.
He just closed the Bistro – after a mighty effort to remain open, after the Coonman – Virginia’s Gesundheitsfuhrer – graciously gave him permission to reopen after months of being force-closed so that people who were not forced to eat there could “feel safe.”
And those who knew they were safe could not eat there.
Ben – the owner – could not, however, fully reopen.
While he didn’t insist on Diapering, the Gesundheitsfuhrer insisted on his removing about half his indoor tables, which meant losing about half his previously paying customers. The bar – where liquor was served to people who were never forced to sit next to one another – was effectively closed.
Good luck paying your rent and other carrying costs when you can’t sell much liquor and can only feed about half the people who used to come inside to eat.
The margins in the restaurant business are tight. A bad month is a problem. Bad months, catastrophic.
But this catastrophe was contrived.
Imposed – by political animals like the Coonman, a creature so vicious it callously destroys the livelihoods of people like Ben – and the people who used to work at the Bistro – while smugly lecturing them about the necessity of it, having exempted himself from the consequences of it.
It is astounding as well as mighty depressing that not only aren’t people in the streets over this but – a great many of them – coming to defeated terms with this as the “new normal.”
They wear their Face Diapers – two, now – as if that were a normal thing to do. They seem unworried about being injected with a substance that has not been proved safe to “keep them safe” against something that – for 99.8 something of them – they have nothing to worry about in the first place.
Kids have a 99.9-something chance of nothing to worry about – but they are being pushed to the front of the line for injecting, too.
Perhaps because their parents think this will allow them to resume “normal” life. Except of course it won’t. Pope Fauci XVII – who apparently serves until he dies (which, with the help of his daily triple-shot of Adrenachrome, will likely be a long time hence) has openly said that even the Needled must Diaper, probably forever.
But the thing these Diaper Fetishists miss entirely is that by accepting that the lives of hundreds of millions – including the lives of people like the owner of the Bent Mountain Bistro and all the people who worked there and all the businesses that no longer do business with it – can be crippled at will by “mandating” Gesundheitsfuhrers like the Coonman, who can shut them down whenever they claim it “isn’t safe” for people to enter – things will never be normal again.
Things will be bleak and uncertain and poor – in monetary and other terms.
What rational person will be willing to invest perhaps everything he has in a business that can be closed whenever a Gesundheitsfuhrer so orders? The weaponization of hypochondria has not only destroyed the Bent Mountain Bistro and countless other such previously vibrant eateries and gathering places, it has also pre-emptively aborted countless future such places.
The cost of this is incalculable – and not just in terms of the jobs never created, the dreams never fulfilled and the fun never to be had. We are cheated of life by creatures like the Coonman – who posture as its protectors from the comfort of vast, taxpayer-mulcted mansions through reptile-dead eyes without compassion or remorse.
I know some of the Bistro’s ex-employees who no longer have jobs – and so, money to buy food to feed themselves and their families thanks to the Coonman’s “executive ordering” of their economic lives into nonexistence.
In her defense, the clueless queen of France didn’t order the peasants to starve to death; the crops were bad and the peasants starved for that reason mainly and also because the government of France over-taxed them and was generally incompetent.
But not even the absolute monarchs of the 18th century had the vicious gall to order people out of work and then tell them to eat cake.
That requires something more than the callous indifference of the high and mighty. It requires deliberate, sociopathic cruelty; the thing Orwell tried to explain in his novel, 1984 – through the character of Inner Party member O’Brien to the suffering Winston Smith, who was being interrogated – tortured – by O’Brien for going against the Party.
O’Brien asked Winston how one exerts power over another?
By making him suffer, was the answer.
That’s what these bastards are doing – and not just to one restaurant in one small town and the half dozen people I know who are suffering personally on account of it. We are all suffering – and will suffer more, perhaps in ways as yet not quite conceivable.
Unless enough of us decide to stop accepting being made to suffer.
The Sickness Polizei might descend? Well, let them. They are coming anyway and regardless.
Let us remember what a man who regretted not having understood in time had to say on the subject, after he understood it:
“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”
Will we also deserve it – and more?
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