“Your” Mask

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Language matters because it’s how we think. Even when we don’t speak. The thoughts that form in our minds congeal around words.

Which is why it is so important to use the correct words. To define them, precisely. So as to prevent our thoughts from being controlled.

Consider, in this context, the word your “mask.” One sees – and hears – this word everywhere. It is a possessive word. It presumes you have a “mask” and implicit in that is your wearing thereof.

Else why have one?

It is important for this reason to not use that word – if you do not have a “mask” – and have no intention of wearing one, ever.

State it – and think it.

I do not have a “mask.” Sorry. But not actually. Being sane. Being someone who refuses to enable a lie by participating in it.

And no, I do not want a “mask,” either. Keep that thing to yourself, please. I am not a member of your cult.

Similarly, this business of the injection, also being styled as “yours.” As in, did you get your shot yet?

It presumes there is one out there with your name on it. That you’ve misplaced it, even.

No. There is a shot. Lots of them. It does not make one of them “yours” anymore than “your” taxes.

There are just taxes. Both being not only imposed on you but – far worse – suborning your complicity via etymological jujitsu without your even realizing someone just broke your leg. The fight is lost before you realize it occurred.

Authoritarian collectivists are masterful manipulators of language; numerous writers – most famously Orwell in 1984 – dissected the phenomenon, which was consciously articulated in the early 1900s by people like Edward Bernays and then acted upon by creatures like Lenin and Stalin and their heirs all over the world, including here.

The object is to make the victim complicit; to confuse his moral sense. To use his own unformed but well-intended moral conceptions against him. Hence “your” mask. Exactly of a piece with “your” taxes.

Why, everyone knows they have to pay their taxes! And thus, wear their masks and get their shots.


No. Clearly, firmly stated.

The first step to curing not just sickness psychosis but the general psychosis of collectivism is to be precise with words and to not allow others to be sloppy with them. To do so is to let others get away with defining how you think, by accepting their terms of discussion.

When they use a word, ask them to define what they mean by it before you fall into the trap of discussing what they mean by it. When you use a word, choose one that conveys the meaning you intend.

I don’t wear Face Diapers.

As opposed to, I can’t wear a “mask.”

This sort of clarity is the way to recovery.

.  . .

Got a question about cars, Libertarian politics – or anything else? Click on the “ask Eric” link and send ’em in!

If you like what you’ve found here please consider supporting EPautos. 

We depend on you to keep the wheels turning! 

Our donate button is here.

 If you prefer not to use PayPal, our mailing address is:

721 Hummingbird Lane SE
Copper Hill, VA 24079

PS: Get an EPautos magnet or sticker or coaster in return for a $20 or more one-time donation or a $10 or more monthly recurring donation. (Please be sure to tell us you want a magnet or sticker or coaster – and also, provide an address, so we know where to mail the thing!)

My eBook about car buying (new and used) is also available for your favorite price – free! Click here.  If that fails, email me at [email protected] and I will send you a copy directly!



Share Button


  1. “ First genetically modified mosquitoes released in the United States

    Biotech firm Oxitec launches controversial field test of its insects in Florida after years of push-back from residents and regulatory complications.”

    These skeeters 🦟 not only have a lethal gene, but they can be identified.

    “ Oxitec mosquitoes carry a fluorescent marker gene that makes them glow when exposed to a specific colour of light, which makes identification easier.”

    I wonder if the vaccine recipients will develop a glow for easy identification.

    • I watched the vid, twice. I’m conflicted. With all the y0tube and f00eb00k censorship supposedly happening, how does this vid continue to exist?

  2. Heads up. I think they’re getting “Covid 21” ready for its appearance on stage. Saw it in a screenshot of an article about vaccine pASSports in Europe. Two green checkmarks next to Covid 19. One green check, one red x next to Covid 21.

    • Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the heads up; it’s not surprising. The “pandemic” was created to never end because it provides the pretext for never-ending government based on never-ending hysteria.

  3. ATLANTA, GA—The CDC has issued brand new recommendations regarding the wearing of seat belts. Health experts there are now recommending people wear a seat belt, even when outside the car.

    “This guidance is especially important if you’re in a large group of people at the park or an outdoor event,” said Dr. Stiku Pumybum. “Risk of collisions leading to bone breaks or concussions dramatically increase in large groups of people. Billions could die!”

    When pressed regarding what gives the CDC authority to comment on seat belt usage, they clarified that these were simply recommendations based on the latest scientific research, for the sake of public health. When further asked how exactly a seat belt that’s not anchored to anything can protect anyone, they replied with a statement saying “SHUT UP IT’S SCIENCE!”

    The Federal Government has responded with a nationwide seat belt order for all public parks, buildings, and sidewalks.

    “I don’t know what’s so hard about this,” said Biden as his aides handed him a juice box and tightened his 5-point harness. “Just wear the dang seatbelt folks!”

    Bob’s Quality Seat Belt Company concurred with the CDC findings and confirmed that new “outdoor seatbelts” are now on sale for $59.99.

    What a deal!

    • Just last night, his fraudulency insisted that all MUST be vaccinated (except illegals, of course.)

      Elected to the Senate in November 1972, he has conveniently forgotten this

      Mike Wallace 60 Minutes Exposes Swine Flu Pandemic Vaccine Fallout of 1976. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at https://vimeo.com/446532996

      Or maybe his dementia has clouded his memory.

  4. “Similarly, this business of the injection, also being styled as “yours.” As in, did you get your shot yet?”

    Hell no, I like my DNA just as it is.

  5. Face shit report from beutifu downtown Zaragoza in spagland.

    Wlaking down the street yesterday, a middle aged woman, maybe 45, said to me as I passed, ¨What about your mask?¨ I stopped, turned towards her and asked, ¨What is it that you seem compelled to accost people on the street about a mask? I don0t wear one-¨. Öh, I0’m sorry, i thought maybe you ahd just forgotten it.¨

    Today in a taxi, the driver, 64 yoa, asked me ¨do you have a mask?¨ I answered ¨no, they are useless, unhealthy for the wearer and just because Sanchez the prez tells me, I won0’t do it.¨ Ÿes. but they are obligatory.¨ ¨Why because Sanchez says so?¨ He shut up after that.

    Have a certified letter to retrieve tomorrow at the post office. It’s about the first of 3 police stops about hte face diaper bullshit. Will let everyone know tomorrow what the fucktwads have decided. Here in Spagan, police and women NEVER lie nor exagerate.

    • Good for you! Keep it up.

      I am going out today to make several stops and have not been harassed by employees so much as Karens (male and female). I agree with your retort “what makes it OK for you to inquire about a stranger’s personal business?”

      Keep it up.

    • I would have asked her if she’s currently menstruating. That question is no less rude and inappropriate than the one she asked you.

      • A question or retort like that gets anyone born with a penis at least one nught in jail. A wuhmin in spagan, if they do not like the way a male looks at her, can notify the police. Reward = at least one night in the slammer, for the male. wominz in spagnan never lie.

  6. It’s “yours” because they want you to assume you are part of an already accomplished collective, whether you like it or not. After all, “we are all in this together”, don’t you know.
    Well I am NOT part of the collective, and I will die before becoming a part of it. As in taxes, there is no such thing as a tax payer. They are collected at gunpoint. Who would “pay” them if they weren’t? No sane person for sure.

    • Well-said, John!

      And, amen. I have made my peace with the possibility of losing my life, should it come to that, rather than submit to this. I will not comply. Not for any reason; not even a little bit.

      Because this is more than just another demand that we obey. It is a demand that we affirm. Not even the eyeRess requires its victims to wear a pin that says “I love paying taxes.”

      • Hi Eric –

        Your post rings so true. It reminds me of a conversation I had many years ago with an older, longtime democrat municipal taxman. He told me, “we just want your money.” He didn’t expect me to like it and he didn’t insist that I wear a pin that says “I love paying taxes.”

    • John,

      Shortly after I read your menstruation article WLS had an article saying nothing to see here, move along.

      I’m sure everyone can trust the Big 89.

      I wonder what the sales of vitamin K is doing these days.

      • Most fuckwits have no idea about Vitamin K and blood clotting. They’ll probably just take another vaccine for the risk of blood clots, lol.

  7. At work any time anyone comes to my office with a diaper on i tell them, you are not wearing that for me, if you feel more comfortable with it on leave it on, if you don’t care, feel free to take it off. I have yet to get anyone who keeps the diaper on. Most say oh thank God and rip it off as fast as they can.

    • Hi Antilles,

      Excellent policy! I encourage everyone reading this to do the same. I’d only add what I do: You don’t have to wear that thing for me.

      Diapering depends on silent complicity.

      Don’t be silent.

      • This is the policy at my workplace, although, unlike Antilles’ experience, not all patrons have removed their diapers.

  8. Mask report 4/28.
    Went to big box store after work. Not a busy day.

    At least 2 dozen people without a face veil. Seemed to be about 30% of everyone I saw.
    Even got a comment from a woman about how nice it was seeing peoples’ faces.

    Best day so far.

  9. Reality Is an illusion, Tuanorea, a temporary condition, just like some fucking Japanese play, to the living it Is similar to Noh with its strong emphasis on tradition rather than innovation, ~ i.e. Christianity and Western traditions such as the family unit vs. the so-called science which is anything but.
    Combined with Kabuk theater (so often referenced in the liberty movement with good cause) which grew out of opposition to the staid traditions of Noh theatre— dramatists wanted to shock the audience with more lively and timely stories. You see that production from the Power Elite scripted every night on the TeeVee news. Sensationalism sizzle.

    Anyway, Eric’s article reminded me of one of my favorite lines from a John Wayne flick:

    “I mean what I say! And, I say what I mean!”.

  10. It’s a little like “your” pod, which will cocoon you during sleep, and change you into “your” zombified doppelganger.

  11. i have declared war on non-referential collective possessive pronouns

    i detest their misuse and abuse

    ‘our’ government, ‘my’ state’, ‘our’ representative

    none of these things are ‘ours’ nor ‘yours.

    also, the word ‘public’ mean ‘government. YOU are not the ‘public’ and neither am i.

    citizen/slaves are the ‘general public’

    • You have hit the nail on the head.

      Like Mommy asking, “OK little Johnny, have we washed our hands?”. Have you ever heard a (real) Dad speak in non-referential collective possessive pronouns (concise descriptor, that)? It’s Karen-speak, and it really pisses me off when I hear it coming from anyone.

      Hmmm. Real men do not use such passive aggresive langage. Real men state the facts plainly and clearly. What does that say about Fauci et. Al?

    • ” ‘our’ government, ‘my’ state’, ‘our’ representatives” — not you

      Today’s meme is a photo in ‘the people’s House of Representatives’ last night. Two masked females in pantsuits stand behind and flanking ‘our’ leader, Saint Joe, a tired old ward-healer who’s transforming before our eyes into the jaunty shade of ol’ Frank [Roosevelt].

      In a paroxysm of joy, NYT limns the shining moment:

      ‘At 100 Days, Biden Is Transforming What It Means to Be a Democrat

      ‘A lifelong centrist, President Biden has moved leftward with his party and is driving the biggest expansion of American government in decades.’

      It’s like having a front-row seat at the Bolshevik revolution. Watch what a leftist putsch does for food prices. Some of ‘our’ comrades may have to starve … for the greater good!

  12. Popular actor in India, Vivek, received the vaccine, dies two days later. It was a heart attack that killed him, not the vaccine. Yeah, right.

  13. Another one you hear is “the” shot as in “Did you get the shot yet?” Like we all know there is only one shot that is “THE” shot.
    I always want to feign ignorance: “The shot? Like, shot in the eye with a .22? My shot at the brass ring? Shot through the heart and you’re to blame? A shot of tequila?”

    • I had no less than 3 emails yesterday telling me I was “now eligible” to get the shot.

      Whew! I thought they’d forgotten about me!

    • That one made me chuckle out loud.

      I too find it to be of particular importance to feign ignorance in order to recondition their behavior as of late..They lack simple tact and social etiquette, assuming that what sits in the forefront of their feeble mind must also be preoccupying you. But most of them just find the confusion alienating and/or catch on and want to label you a denier lol. They’re so sad.

  14. The worst is going into a place without one and they try to offer you one. As if you “forgot” after the past 12 months.

    If I’m not wearing one, I don’t want one.

    And don’t act insulted or surprised when I refuse.

    • That really gets me – when they get huffy if you say “no thanks I’ll shop somewhere else.”

      Like they can’t BELIEVE you wouldn’t just put it on like everyone else…

  15. This is like those commercials that tell you to, “…ask your doctor if drug-with-name-that-sounds-like-alien-planet-from-sci-fi-series is right for you.”

    What do you mean MY doctor? I don’t have a doctor, I go to THE doctor if I need to, which to date has been never unless I have to take some drug test for a job.

    • The last time I had a “regular” doctor was over 25 years ago, a leftover from the days of being covered by my parents insurance. I got a call from his office telling me that the doctor is retiring as of today. That they would call later to help find a new one. They never called back (at that point I was uninsured). About a month later I saw the doctors obituary in the paper. He had cancer. Worst “retirement” ever……..

      Round here if you don’t have insurance, forget about getting an appointment with any of them. Then they wonder why many people end up using the emergency room for what was normal checkups. The medical establishment has it so backwards in this day and age.

  16. Eric,

    “ Similarly, this business of the injection, also being styled as “yours.” As in, did you get your shot yet?

    It presumes there is one out there with your name on it. That you’ve misplaced it, even.”


    You don’t think there are individualized messages in the messenger RNA?

    Just as they made Zoloft for people who didn’t want to say, “I’m on Prozac”, you can bet your ass they have designer genes.

    These people haven’t been collecting data since the first census purely for the sake of data collection.

    I DO presume there is a vaccination out there with YOUR name on it. (Or the number you were tagged with at birth.)

    What do you think those supercomputers are doing in Utah?

    This entire fiasco is the eugenicists wet dream. So yes, let’s be very specific in choosing our words.

    If the algorithm for determining useful idiots from expendables isn’t up and running at the time I write this, it will be very soon.

    We aren’t treated like human livestock.

    We ARE human livestock.

    And we ARE in the process of becoming genetically modified human livestock.

    You talk about kabuki theater and the masks.

    The masks are required for one reason. So that AI can track compliance.

    All the other things you are constantly harping about are simply ancillary benefits for our owners.

    It’s not rocket surgery. It is what it is.

    And it AIN’T some fucking Japanese play. It’s reality.

  17. My visit to my local dealership for servicing on my car.
    Receptionist: Do you have a mask to put on.
    Me: No I do not.
    Receptionist: Can you put one of these on (as she’s holding a box of them in front of me)
    Me: No I can not.
    Receptionist: To Service Manager – He will not wear a mask.
    Store Manager: Sir, you need a mask on.
    Me: Are you saying you want me to take my business elsewhere?
    Store Manager: I’ll check your car in from outside.

    They will accommodate.
    I paid for the service via the web.
    Picked up may car that had the key already inside, not needing to go inside at all.

    • Exactly! Last year, we test drove and bought two cars, returned one and got a refund of deposit, and even sold a house, and not once did we wear a mask. The realtor wanted us to include diapers, gloves, booties, hand sanitizer, signs on doors, and even sign 4 “covid addenda.” I asked if this was legally required. Told it wasn’t, so no dice (even if it was, it would still be no dice).

      On the cars, I called in advance to inquire and make it known that we don’t wear diapers, but once there the sales people still tried to get us to come inside and of course, wear the requisite diaper. Held my ground. Worked out fine.

      Fight while it’s still relatively easy so you won’t have to later.

    • For one, I don’t want to have to do business “outside” or at a place where ordinary business is not conducted.

      The new “Jim Crow” is alive and well in today’s COVID fear society.

      Those of us who cannot wear masks are being discriminated against.

      We are told that we cannot enter businesses, are harassed by some business owners and employees for not wearing a mask, and in some cases refused service for the inability to wear a mask.

      It gets better. We are told that we can order on line, request “curb service” or home delivery. We are still being denied the ability to walk into a business establishment and being served without harassment or outright refusal. This is just WRONG.

      All of these “compromises” are no different than “Jim Crow” laws–in the past, African Americans being refused service, or confined to “carry-out service”, or being unable to walk into a store without being harassed or even being denied service.

      Those of us who are unable to wear masks are being discriminated against, “Jim Crow” style.

      The 1964 Civil rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of race and of medical condition. Public accommodation is a necessary right that cannot be abrogated.

      Both Acts are being flagrantly violated by ANY business that harasses or denies service to those of us who cannot wear masks.

      Where is the enforcement of the Civil Rights Act and the ADA?

      It is long overdue to use the very laws that are imposed on us against THEM…

      • Don’t forget about discrimination against those of us who WON’T wear masks.

        And “online” and “curbiside” is NOT the same. You miss out on stuff that isn’t posted on their website, special deals, clearance, etc. Plus THEY miss out on the impulse buying that they seem to make their living on.

  18. Although I understand that, in certain circumstances, it may be necessary and the only option, unnecessarily getting into the weeds with some low level functionary over diaper exemptions is a waste of time. Also, I recently heard an anecdote from a friend who doesn’t diaper about how a thrift store she was a long time customer/supporter of recently changed their tune to “we don’t recognize any exemptions to diapering” even though the govking’s “mandate” contains such language. Obviously, she’s no longer a customer but it is telling how such partisans of the kabuki really don’t believe in the purported (but actually false and contradictory) medical aspects, only the political (definitely NOT virtue) signaling of unquestioning obedience.

    • Don’t play around with some “low level ” functionary. If you are being ejected from the premises, insist that a store manager do so. The low level functionary has no such authority. They do not answer to corporate, the manager does.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here