You Won’t See It

They are dying.
All around you.
Five doctors in Toronto.
A 27 year old triathlete.
Your nephew’s friend.
Pro sports ball players.

Insurance companies report anomalies — too many deaths among the young and healthy.

But you can’t see it.
You can’t because you won’t.
The news won’t see it.
The government won’t see it.
Respectable doctors won’t see it.

Because to see it means someone lied to you.
And if they lied to you, then you question everything.
But you are not a fool.
All the right people believe it is safe and effective.
But it’s not effective.

You won’t see it.
Because to see it means all you believed was wrong.
You are too smart to be wrong — it can’t be true.
If you see it, you will be ridiculed.
If you see it, you will lose status.

You will question your existence, your reason.
That is too hard, too terrifying.
So you won’t see it.

You have to want to be free more than you want acceptance.
Few travel that scary road — you don’t.

So you will never see it.
Because you are in a Cult.
And the Cult owns you. It coddles you. It gives you meaning.
To leave the Cult is to leave your identify as a reasonable member of society.

So you won’t see it.