It’s easy to fall into despair over the sight of the Diapered, everywhere.
But the good news is they aren’t everywhere; that is merely the visual intended – precisely to cause the mentally healthy to despair over the apparent ubiquity of mental illness. In fact, the mentally ill are only somewhere – not everywhere.
It depends upon where you look.
There are two supermarkets – same chain – within about as many miles of each other. I habitually shop at one, because it’s on my way. This Kroger is almost entirely facially effaced; I am usually the only mentally healthy person within (excepting perhaps some of the employees, who are compelled to feign mental illness for the sake of retaining their employment).
I continue to shop there – depressing as it is to do so – for the sake of showing my face, as a both a rebuke to the Diapered and an assertion of sanity. But it gets . . . depressing. Particularly in view of the now-abundantly clear (to any not willfully closing their eyes) fact that the reason given for effacing faces is not reason at all but purposeful fear-mongering designed to instill mass panic over a virus that 99.8-something percent of the people who get it do not die of.
A “case” is only medically significant when it requires medical care. Upwards of 90 percent of the “cases” reported do not require it; they are merely counted – in the manner of “votes” for Joe Biden.
The effacing of faces by 100 percent of the people is the very definition of hypochondria – an exaggerated/irrational fear of sickness.
This has become a widespread pathology – but it is not a universal one. The mentally ill tend to congregate in mutually-reinforcing agglutinations of mental illness – as in psychiatric hospitals.
Birds of a feather, etc.
This, of course, is why so much pressure has been applied to get everyone to efface their face; the idea here is to make the abnormal look normal by making everyone look the same. It makes it harder to look different. Just like in high school. Or in the military. The word uni-form (one form) conveys the intent. All just the same. In lockstep, obedient- unquestioning.
The look manifesting the fact.
At the other Kroger, just down the road – a different demographic. For whatever reason – I suspect it may have to do with that Kroger catering to a less affluent and thus, less liberal and thus less likely – by a lot – to buy into what is primary a liberal narrative about “the virus” and its purported “threat” – there is much less effacing of faces. In that store, I am not the Unmasked Man – or rather, not the only one.
And it may well be that because so many – about 15 percent, I’d estimate – do show their faces, more faces appear as each week passes. This helps to alleviate my depression; I can see that not everyone is mentally ill and that gives me hope that sanity may become normal again.
The same as regards my gym, which recently stopped performing even the perfunctory Kabuki of taking members’ temperatures as they entered the joint.
For the past week-plus, the staff has also removed their Diapers – which they’d worn even as they did not insist that members wear the loathsome rag, probably out of fear of the Gesundheitspolizei performing the Hut! Hut! Hut! upon them if they didn’t.
Well, they no longer do – and it’s all ok.
No one has “gotten sick” – much less dead – as has been the case with regard to every single incident of normalcy being practiced. All the supposed “superspreader” events – from the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota last year to Trump’s rallies to the opening of Florida and Texas and the mass-removal of face-effacers… nothing has substantiated the hypochondriacal assertions of the mentally ill.
Sanity is making a comeback, here and there. And it will spread, if we each do our part!
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