Caution: wearing a black mask is like putting on devil’s horns and scrawling “666” on your forehead. Don’t do it, my friends.

Getting out of the coming crisis with your soul (conscience, if you will; your humanity, if you must) intact will be difficult. I do not know how deep into the warp and woof of our personhoods symbology runs, but my guess is that if you frequent the wearing of a black mask, and pretend that in doing this you are being both dignified and “moral,” you will end up complicit in genocide and glorying in horrors that will make Nazis look like pikers.

If you must mask, don’t replace your face with a representation of The Nothing, with a nihilistic Abyss, a black hole into Death.

Burn your black masks.