While shopping at the Home Depot yesterday, I was shocked to see a large sign attached to a wooden horse, warning you in no uncertain terms that you will be denied access to the store unless you are wearing a mask. It was bold and aggressive, my first thought was the 'Achtung Juden!' posters that went up in Nazi Germany around 1937, a sickening foretaste of the coming ghettos and concentration camps that would come less than a year later. I stopped and stared at that sign at Home Depot for a long minute, watching as person after person meekly reached into their pockets and pulled out a mask. Like sheep to the slaughter, and then it hit me, we're being groomed.
"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six." Revelation 13:16-18 (KJB)