This Diaper Report is filed from a “hot spot” of sickness psychosis and weaponized hypochondria – Earth Fare, in Roanoke, VA. It is a good barometer of the spread – or not – of this mental illness because it was one of the most extremely sick (in the head) places in the area, at the height of this engineered mass panic.
Everyone was Diapered – except your narrator, of course – who was denied entry for that reason. The most extreme forms of sick Kabuki were “practiced” within – with face-effaced Nurse Ratcheds behind the plexiglass at every cash register. This was the case – for months, even after the governor-gesundheitsfuhrer lifted the face-effacing “mandates” (this strange new practice of issuing personal orders that some respect as having the force of law, as if duly enacted by a legislature accountable to the voters).
But almost as quickly as the Diapers came on, last year, they have come off, this year. And – theme of this report – they do not appear to be coming on again, this year. Only about a fourth of the people entering were wearing; a sad cohort of pitiful, ill people. But distinctly in the minority. For the most part, normalcy. The crazies appeared as crazies used to appear in normal times – a small number of strange, furtive, freaky-looking people shuffling to and fro like inmates in a loony bin.
The fear seems to be wearing off – and not just at Earth Fare. Before I stopped there, I visited Home Depot to get some boards to frame the footers for my new chicken coop. Almost no one there was wearing the symbol of sickness, excepting the employees – who wore it desultorily and even contemptuously – hanging off their chins, noses blatantly exposed. Corporate can decree the wearing – but not the respecting.
The whole thing is becoming a laughingstock – and this is psychologically healthy, the tonic for curing what ails us.
The people still effacing their faces – out of fear, because they’ve been PTSD’d into believing they will die if they don’t – can now see that everyone else isn’t dying, despite not wearing. This will, over time, have the salutary effect of calming their fears and – with some luck – get almost everyone to stop wearing the vile things except for a handful of the truly pathological – and they will always be among us.
The difference being they’ll be obviously pathological – and their strange aberrance will vitiate any power they have to impose it on others. Just as no one pays any attention to the raving of schizophrenics in alleys – beyond giving them a wide berth.
Things are getting better. They just don’t seem to be – if you’re still watching the TeeVee, where the same people who weaponized hypochondria are working double-overtime shifts to revive the fear that’s begun to wane – which they are absolutely desperate to do because they understand they must do so – and succeed – else the jig will be up.
I suspect it already is – there’s just a lag, in between millions of individuals individually deciding they’ve had enough and – more than that – coming to understand they were not only conned but made to feel guilty for daring to question anything the people behind the con insisted they must believe – and must do.
My sense is people are now at the don’t-push-it stage. I suspect it is why only a few “hot spots” of insanity have even tried to re-impose general Face-Diapering again. There are riots, ongoing, in Paris over the government’s Proof of Jab (to eat, to get a cup of coffee) edicts, with Freedom Cafes openly flouting the government. The government here looks increasingly like a bad clown show, led by a clown who can’t even remember how to make balloon Dachshunds anymore.
They are losing – and they know it. The job at hand now is simply to let them keep on losing, chiefly by refusing to give a damn about anything they say. Show them the hand. Laugh in their faces. They cannot stand this – and neither can their lies. Laughter does a great job of dissipating fear. Mass refusal makes mass enforcement impossible.
We’re so close now. Let’s not let it slip away.
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