it’s a crazy world out there ~ be a rational anarchist
how long before we see these scenes again?
Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse along comes the penultimate act of the presidential election in the United States. Depending on who you want to believe the ‘occupation of the capitol’ was either a peaceful protest gone wrong, or a violent insurrection presaging another American Civil War. Patriots or Anarchists?
The best thing I’ve heard is that President Trump has been banned from twitter. The truth of it is that nobody with even half a brain should ever use twitter in any way, shape, or form. Twitter is merely the modern equivalent of the washroom wall.
Here in Blighty our parliament has approved the latest tranche in our never-ending lockdown ~ to last until the end of March. Today, England is now in lockdown day 290.
The compulsory wearing of face masks, lockdowns, and now mass vaccinations ~ any student of history who has even so much as glanced at the literature on the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918 knows that nothing governments and the medical professions do is going to make much difference to the numbers infected, and the people who sadly get very sick and die. However, here in England the over-zealous police are gleefully throwing their not inconsiderable weight around as though they alone know how to control the coronavirus. Woe betide you if you leave home without a very good reason, or you get caught without a face-nappy, try to drive to McDonald’s, or have a visitor in your home.
It’s always the way that if you grant someone in uniform a little authority they will tend to abuse it. Give someone in uniform an inch and they will try to recreate George Orwell’s 1984.
The insane saga surrounding the mass vaccination programme here goes grimly on. It seems that each consignment of vaccination doses has to be approved by some bureaucratic nonsense called the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency, and that approval process takes three bloody weeks per batch. Those first in line for the jab are the over 70s, but there are only 7 mass vaccination centres around England. How many over 70s do you know who still drive? Madness.
Some say that Boris Johnson is doing a marvelous Job. And that our Health Service is the best in the world. All I know is that I’ve stopped believing most of what I see and hear in the news.
Marmaduke doesn’t want to get arrested