We stopped at the supermarket today. There was a total of 2 dopey fools wearing masks. I wonder if they have any idea of just how stupid they look.In the supermarket early the other morning there were about 10 staff and 15 shoppers and only one, a big surly looking farmer type, was not wearing a mask. Probably 90% were wearing them simply for compliance, 10% out of genuine concern for the virus.
I looked at the big buffoon and though, thanks mate, you are drawing all the attention to yourself and away from me. Your little protest is pointless but go ahead by all means. As a prepper I live by the grey man principle and at this stage I couldn't give a sh*t about masks since I only wear one for like an hour a week. I actually wear one a lot more at home, spray painting, grinding, sanding, working with fibreglass, spraying chemicals for weeds and for white ands and other pests. But if it got bad enough outside I would get a medical exemption to not wear one.
It's like the virus shot, when neighbors ask if I've had it or am getting it I tell them that I have a medical condition and have to consult a specialist to see if it will effect me adversely. That shuts them up. Everyone out there is looking for a response from you, so I try to give them one that is palatable but also grey.
All preppers agree with the Grey Man principle, but then most go and scream from the roof-tops about all this stuff we discuss here. They have learnt nothing from the examples of the socialist dictatorships of the last century, of the hundreds of millions murdered or sent to Gulags to die for the exact same attitudes we have here. Freedom isn't a new concept but there are times when you have to just keep your mouth shut and enjoy it privately.