My gym – a national chain – has stopped performing even perfunctory Sickness Kabuki.
While it has never enforced the Coonman’s “executive orders” regarding the wearing of Face Diapers, the “practicing” (odd term) of anti-social behaviors, e.g., treating other people you’ve no rational reason to fear as presumptive lepers – and never abided by restrictions on the number of people allowed (disgusting term) to be in the gym at any one time (marketed as a way to “stop the spread” but in fact a way to kill small businesses for the benefit of huge corporations) they did go through the Kabuki of having their staff wear the vile (and medically useless) rags and they did take the temperature of everyone entering, using a digital infra-red thermometer.
Emphasis on did.
As of this week, it’s no more – and thus, back to almost-normal. If it weren’t for a handful of Freaks – maybe 5 percent of the members – who continue to wear a Face Diaper (and probably will, for life) you’d be able to convince yourself the past year-plus was some sort of awful hallucination, perhaps triggered by someone slipping acid in your coffee.
Regardless, it’s a step back in the right direction. Not just because it means no more Kabuki at this gym but because it could mean less Kabuki at other places as well. The mass hysteria fomented by that creep Fauci and enabled by the Orange Fail and “practiced” by his replacement depends on no one pointing out that the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.
Which doesn’t happen when everyone pretends (or is compelled to pretend) they can “see” them.
This is why “executive orders” and “mandates” were issued almost everywhere. In order to assure no one could see any faces. In order to muzzle the ones who would otherwise have shown that they did not “see” the emperor’s new clothes.
Imagine how differently things might have played out – including the (s)election – had no one been forced to “practice” Sickness Kabuki.
In the first place, it would have been obvious that a lot of people – probably half the people or even two-thirds of them (initially) – did not believe in the emperor’s new narrative. The sight of these people would have made it much harder to fear-condition the rest – the psychologically vulnerable ones.
They would have seen people looking – and behaving – normally. Without dropping dead for having done so. This would have been a powerful visual rebuttal to the Faucian Creeps who told everyone they would if they did.
Many of them liberal people.
Not since NS Germany has an article of clothing been used so effectively to manufacture the image of near-universal agreement and at the same time, effect the marginalization of the few who can see and who refuse to pretend they are blind.
The Orange Man failed spectacularly in this respect. He allowed his political enemies to make almost everyone look like his political enemies and then allowed the Fear this summoned to sweep him out of office via a tsunami of Faceless Absentee Ballots that were never vetted, before – or after – they were counted.
Old fool. Only now – cuing Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars – at the end, does he understand. And it is possible he still doesn’t.
Certainly, many of his supporters do not – because they still cannot see that breaking the spell cast by Sickness Kabuki, propagated by the weaponization of hypochondria, is the key to everything.
Not just treating Sickness Psychosis. The general psychosis which has made so many Americans so vulnerable to this variant of the sam mental illness, to wit: The fear of asserted risk – and the willingness to accept and impose certain suffering on oneself and others for the sake of preventing something that hasn’t happened – and probably won’t.
This fear can be used to target friends and family, neighbors and neighborhoods, communities and whole populations. It lies at the root of practically every tyranny imposed (and accepted) and is devastatingly effective because it uses morality to advance immorality. No moral person wishes to harm another person, nor be seen as one who might.
It is therefore extremely easy to pressure most people to submit to and obey that which they might otherwise question by telling them that they must not question it because to do so might result in other people being harmed.
This has some validity, obviously – in cases where the risk is real and serious – and to expose others to it would be immoral. But the trick has been to exploit the normal, moral instincts of people by exaggerating risk and then requiring people pretend they agree by showing that they do.
In order to make it seem that everyone agrees with the pathological idea that any risk is unacceptable – and that everyone must accept any imposition to reduce it, no matter the cost and no matter the actual effectiveness of the impositions insisted upon.
This is why it is so heartening to see that more and more people do not agree ands are tiring of pretending they do.
As more and more do not look terrified – or act terrified – the terror will lose its potency. As it becomes more and more obvious that failing to “practice” Faucian Kabuki does not correlate with bodies stacking up like cordwood or even an uptick in The Cases! The Cases! – as Pope Fauci and his Holy See threateningly insisted would happen in states like Texas and Mississippi that stopped “practicing” it.
They never did.
The Faucians were able to create a visual to the contrary – one worthy of Hieronymus Bosch. But a new image is slowly beginning to come into focus. One of people’s faces, smiling. Of handshakes and hugs. Of gatherings-together and life being lived again.
No more Kabuki. No more fear. It starts here – and then it spreads, everywhere.
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