It’s a Mad, Mad World

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.

~

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Marmaduke doesn’t want to get arrested

6 responses

  1. Dear Jack,

    I forgot to mention that I like your teddy bear. You do have a good sense of humour!

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    I would be delighted if you could kindly submit a comment to my said post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity”, as I am very keen and curious to know what you think or make of it.

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    1. Marmaduke likes you too. ❤

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  2. Dear Jack,

    I can’t agree with you more. Regarding the POTUS’ Twitter account, some would even argue that it should have been suspended or terminated a long time ago for continually unleashing falsehood, misinformation and mass distrust. Fortunately, he has not (yet) been given free access to software or button(s) with which to launch weapon(s) of mass destruction.

    In any case, those who are fair-minded and discerning are not easily swayed by his constant thrashing around and beating in the bush. Speaking of whether “the president really is a very stable genius”, SoundEagle’s adage is that Trump is a fool’s idea of a genius. In addition, the POTUS has long slid from being a “Law and Order” President to a “Flaw and Border” President.

    I have given a very stern and stark warning about what the end result will be in the final paragraph of my post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity” at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/misquotation-pandemic-and-disinformation-polemic-mind-pollution-by-viral-falsity/

    It is all a big mess!

    By the way, Happy New Year to you! May you find 2021 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your writing, thinking and blogging!

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    1. Happy New Year to you Sweetheart. May 2021 be much better than 2020 turned out to be.
      Perhaps it isn’t for this Englishman to comment any further on any President of the United States. There is enough insanity among our home grown politicians without needing to import any from across the pond.
      Sadly, I think things are going to get much worse in both our countries before they get any better.
      I agree; it is all a big mess.

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      1. Dear Jack,

        I am from Australia, not the USA, and I have more British accent than the average Australians do.

        My said post entitled “Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity” addresses the global situation, not just the situation in the USA. It discusses critical thinking and many other complex behavioural, sociocultural and political issues. It would definitely be a pleasure and an honour to have your feedback, as I am very keen and curious to know what you (and cute Marmaduke) think or make of it regarding the increasingly pressing issues that many of us are facing in the globalised, digitally connected world.

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        1. I knew you were Australian, but I’m so brain-fogged that I forgot.
          I bet that your accent is delicious. ❤

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