Yesterday, I was able to do something I haven’t in nearly a year: Walk into an Earth Fare without wearing a Holy Diaper – and without being “asked” to wear one.
And then ordered to leave, since I don’t wear one.
Earth Fare is a “whole foods” store – and these kinds of stores have, ironically, been the most militant about the wearing of the Rag of Agreement (with the narrative that we’ll get – or spread – death if we don’t).
Ironically, because these stores cater specifically to people who question the healthiness of eating McCorporate Food, produced and processed by giant combines, generously salted with MSG, sodium nitrate and sweetened to taste with high fructose corn syrup. But cognitive dissonance remains the defining attribute of American kultur at this moment in history and the health conscious appear to be among the most health hysterical, as well.
Irrespective of contrary facts.
GMO bad. Face Diapers good!
Last summer, the signs went up – No Entry Without a Mask. That was outside, on huge billboards erected especially for the purpose. If you ignored them, they had Acolytes of the Diaper stationed by the door – to prevent anyone from getting in the door without the Diaper.
But yesterday, both were absent. In their place, a much smaller sign, off to the side, requesting that Diapers be worn. I of course declined the request.
We declined the request.
We got a cart and commenced to shop. While walking by the deli counter, I thought I heard someone behind the counter mutter something about Diapers but I could not tell whether it was directed at us.
In any event, no one hassled us. We may have been regarded as freaks by the Freaks – but the freaks left us alone.
That’s the good news.
It’s nice to be able to shop at more than just one store. I can report that in my area, at least, it is now possible to shop at most stores, without being accosted by religious freaks determined to get you to join their cult.
The bad news is the cult doesn’t need to recruit – because almost everyone has already joined. Wherever one goes, one sees few faces – irrespective of any requirement not to show them. People no longer have to be forced to wear the Face Hijab.
They just wear it as a matter of course – by choice – as pilgrims do at Mecca.
This marks a transition from militancy to normalcy – however abnormal. Much as it quickly became “normal” (after Nahhhnlevven, the Beta Test for today’s tests) to stand with your hands up and legs spread while a government worker put his hands in your pants at airports. The outrageous becomes the routine – and life goes on.
Another difference is that it is no longer as easy to spot an apostate. That is, another person who sees it. A month or two ago, if you saw a face, you saw a friend – or at least, someone probably not an enemy. The not-effaced did not agree – and just like you, refused to submit. It used to be my practice to always acknowledge such people with a smile and a thumbs up, usually knowingly returned.
But lately, you never know.
That person you see who isn’t wearing the Holy Rag may well have received the Holy Jab. And for that reason, it is possible he is not a friend – and may well be an enemy.
They – the cultists – are now able to hide in plain sight.
This, of course, was the whole point of the early “pandemic” enforcement of Holy Rag-wearing. Get everyone to look as though they agree – and then get everyone to agree to be Needled, so they no longer have to show they agree.
So long as they agree to get Jabbed.
I prefer being able to see what I am up against.
Of course, it also works both ways. The cultists cannot tell just by looking at me whether I am – Star Trek reference – “of the body.” Like Kirk, I can smile vacuously and pretend I am – and how will they know?
The worry there is that those who are “of the body” – and can still “get sick,” because the “vaccine” doesn’t preclude being infected by those not “of the body” – will demand that everyone prove they are “of the body” in order to walk through the doors, everywhere.
That is likely to become as newly abnormal as the wearing of the Holy Hijab has become. As abnormally normal as standing in queue at airports to have your junk fondled and your self-respect raped.
But for now, a slight respite. Enjoy it while you can. And stock up while you can. After all, we’re only a few months way from the next “wave” of “cases”!
Addendum: My girlfriend reports an interaction – today – with a man who thanked her for showing her Face. Who said he was weary of being the only face-shower in the place but felt emboldened to show his because she showed hers.
That’s how it’s done.
Now let’s do some more!
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