Category Archives: Social Policy

The Covid Prison

England is now a vast concentration camp

I am not a number, I am a free man

There is an insidious cloud hanging over England, a pernicious prison created by our own government’s spineless belief in a bunch of discredited scientists and health officials.  This has been a year-and-a-half of chaos for the British People extended to August the 14th by inexplicable ‘test-and-trace’ and self-isolation rules.  It’s all been a total waste of time and treasure.

Theoretically I am free to go almost anywhere in the UK and most of Europe, but should I find myself anywhere near anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus then I will be required by the government to go into strict self-quarantine for 10 or 14 days ~ despite the fact that I have been vaccinated and more than likely would never test positive for the coronavirus.  And, because of the £37 billion thrown away on the pointless ‘test and trace’ system this grossly inept government will make damn certain that I follow it’s stupid covid laws, regulations, and rules.

Let me give you an example of how insane this all is.  All of France is now off-limits to we English because there has been an ‘outbreak’ of the coronavirus on Reunion Island, which is a tiny scrap of land, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 6,000 miles from Paris.  The population of the island is some 860,000, of which some 3,000 have tested positive for the virus.  It’s lunatic madness.

If I go into a bar or restaurant here I am supposed to scan my smartphone so that if anyone connected with the place tests positive for the virus, then the government can tell me to self-isolate.  I can’t sensibly book a flight to anywhere because it could be cancelled at short notice, and anywhere I go might be put onto the no-go list at the drop of a hat.

Last week the government here told 1,500,000 people that they must self-isolate.  No wonder Boris Johnson is pushing to be the most unpopular Prime Minister ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

It looks like I will not be visiting my American friend any time soon

Lockdown ~ It Isn’t Black and White

England expects an end to coronavirus chaos

scenes of covid chaos at Heathrow airport

It’s lockdown day 483, and today, Monday 19th of July is supposed to be our Freedom Day.  Except it isn’t because Bumbling Boris Johnson seems to think it’s funny to be the Prime Minister of a country stumbling from one farcical situation to another.

There are still a hell of a lot of covid restrictions in place, principally surrounding overseas travel, and what happens if you’re unlucky enough to have found yourself anywhere near someone who has tested positive for the ‘Indian Influenza’ or ‘South African Variant’.

If you have been near someone who has tested positive, then you are supposed to go into 10 days of strict self-isolation ~ and I mean the conditions around that are eye-wateringly onerous.  And, just in case you didn’t know you’d possibly been exposed to covid, your cell phone will alert you because it will have been near the cell phone of someone on the lurgy list.  Or the NHS test and trace system will finger you, or a neighbour, or your workplace, or your kids school…..

Of course, it was predictable that Boris and his cronies would try to exempt themselves from all the illogical and draconian rules and regulations they’ve put in place after Health Minister Sajid Javid tested positive.  But, the furore when it was announced that Boris was above the law has persuaded the bumbling buffoon that he’d better stick by the rules after all.

Luckily for him that he’s probably got someone to explain all the rules and regulations for him, because there’s bugger all chance of the general public understanding them.

I predict that Boris’ days are numbered.  The buffoon has shown himself to be utterly out of kilter with public opinion far too many times for his party to go on standing by him.  Old Etonian and Oxford University arrogance may well spell the death knell of his prime ministerial tenure ~ eventually.

But it’s not all black and white.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

covid queues are longer than the flights

Food on Friday ~ Snack Tax

don’t do as I do, do as I say

eat algae instead of traditional roast beef

Here in roast beef and Yorkshire pudding scoffing England, where a salad is something you feed to your pet rabbit, the woke government has come up with the brilliant idea that they should stop us from consuming so much sugar and salt.  So; the gluttonous, obtuse, lazy, deceitful, slothful, self-important, public school and Oxford educated Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked one of his old school chums to write a report justifying a new set of taxes on fat people.

The fat and self-important, Old Etonian Henry Dimbleby was appointed Government Food Advisor.  His National Food Strategy calls for a new tax of £6 a kilo on salt and £3 a kilo on sugar, (a kilo is 2.2 lbs in real money).  Lots of sugar and salt go into snacks, canned food, cakes, bread, biscuits, cookies, pizzas, prepared meals, burgers, candy, and junk food.  (Coincidentally Dimbleby owns the ultra woke incredibly green Leon fast food chain, which serves unhealthy very expensive very fashionable crap.)

These new taxes would cost the average English family an extra £250 a year on food.  For example, I don’t eat Nutella, but if I did a jar would go up from about £4.75 to about £6.00.  FFS!

A couple of fat Dimbleby’s other ideas are that we poor should eat algae-based foods and that exercise is a waste of time.

Unsurprisingly these ideas have not attracted much approval ~ in fact the popular press has been condemnatory in their derision.

Unsurprisingly fat Boris has distanced himself from the whole mess.

For the time being the idea of taxing the less well-off for wanting to eat tasty food has been kicked into the long grass.

But, given this left-liberal government’s rabid desire to interfere in the lives of everybody, I expect all of these taxes and regulations to sneak back by stealth.  In the not too distant future.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

no salt please, we’re English

Go Woke ~ Go Broke

alert to injustice in society, especially racism

a couple totally alert to any form of criticism

In George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four he coins the term Newspeak, which was the language Big Brother’s enforcers used ~ a language designed to diminish the range of thought of the populace.

Here and now, right here in the free world, newspeak is the euphemistic, mealy mouthed language routinely used by politicians, government officials, and left-liberal pressure groups.  It’s a bunch of words, phrases, and attitudes that are intentionally difficult to understand, and / or does not mean what it seems to mean.  The whole point is to confuse and deceive ‘ordinary people’.

In Nineteen Eighty-Four a totalitarian state wields total power over its own citizens, ‘for their own good’.  It’s all about surveillance, propaganda, and control ~ it’s all about quashing any thought or opinion that does not agree with that of the righteous.

This is exactly what we have right here and now, right here in England.  And, looking from here, I’d have to say that you have it worse in the USA.

There are some things that we are told we must believe in; man-made global warming, green energy, LGBTQ+ rights, feminism, critical race theory, the coronavirus pandemic, vegetarianism, and the prevalence of extreme right-wing terrorism.  (I may have missed out two or three things that Californians passionately believe we should all believe in.)

For me, the phrase that perfectly encompasses the whole of modern Newspeak is Climate Change Denial ~ which is spat out in much the same way as Holocaust Denial used to be.  Oh, and of course, the use of that word Trump.

Here in England the chief propagandists for the woke newspeak mindset are; the BBC, the Church, Universities, Big Charities, the Labour and Liberal political parties, sections of the press, and sadly our very own Prime Minister Boris Johnson.  All of which are quite unpopular with people like me, the ‘silent majority’ who actually have all the money these people need if they want to keep on pushing their woke agendas.

But you know what?  We vote with our feet and our wallets, and all of those with a woke left-liberal agenda are hemorrhaging support and going broke.

And just in case you think I am speaking from a position of white privilege, read my post some signs of being poor from earlier today.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

for the uneducated

the white stuff is water vapour

Some Signs of Being Poor

it’s no sin to be poor
but it’s no great honour either

working down the pit was the only work to be had

Out on my walk today something got me to thinking that, despite the misery imposed upon us by all the COVID crap, my life is so much easier today than it was when I was a boy.  Back then most people were were poor, life expectancy was short, and nobody cared about foreign travel because only the ‘jet setters’ could afford it.  Hardly anybody owned a car, all the men in my village worked at the coal mine, and all the women were housewives.

Some things from back then that the youth of today would not even believe;

  1. Winters were cold, and we only had one open fire to heat a Victorian 3 bedroom house
  2. In the winter, ice formed on the inside of my bedroom window
  3. The toilet was a brick outhouse down at the end of the yard
  4. There was only enough hot water to have 1 bath a week
  5. I went to Bog Row Junior Mixed and Infants School
  6. The best meal I got all day was the ‘school dinner’
  7. I walked to school from aged 5 until the day I graduated aged 18
  8. I got no ‘pocket money’ until I got myself a paper round
  9. I only had one change of school clothes, and one pair of shoes
  10. There was only one channel on our tiny black and white TV

All of the above are true for me, and not necessarily the worst of it.

The worst of it was being so hungry I’ve chewed newspaper.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

just a boy in short trousers

 

Chronic Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

many of the casualties from the coronavirus will be from preventable chronic stress

the torment of chronic stress can kill you

It’s very difficult for me to write this.  I’m confused, fatigued, and fearful.  Who would know that 475 days of enforced isolation could do this to an otherwise healthy person?

For more than a year I’ve been prevented from seeing my friends, going anywhere, or enjoying myself in a normal human manner.  For more than a year I’ve angry, anxious, and distressed, and for most of the time I wouldn’t admit that to myself or to another person.

Although I knew I wasn’t ‘right’ nor ‘healthy’, I didn’t know just how bad it was until I booked a (perfectly permissible), short break in the Mediterranean sunshine of Gibraltar.  Just booking the trip filled me with apprehension, but then it got worse.  I had a severe panic attack; insomnia, nausea, confusion, sweating, headaches, and memory loss.

All of those and more physical symptoms can be attributed to chronic low-level stress and anxiety.  What I had done in merely booking a short trip to get me out of this place was to allow my mind to write a cheque my body wouldn’t cash.

I need help to recover, and I know that with some support I can get over this whole coronavirus insanity.

Of course, if I tell our National Health Service any of this I will be instructed to go into strict self-isolation for 10 days.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s Catch-22

you are damned in you do

and damned if you don’t

Pathological Liar = Politician

falsifier, fabricator, misleader, perjurer, pseudologue

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withholding vital information about the coronavirus vaccine

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deliberately promulgating false claims

that the Indian variant of the virus is more infectious

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being purposefully unavailable to take telephone calls

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failing to tell the truth to the Prime Minister

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attempting to brainwash the public

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a fucking hopeless Health Minister

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using old and discredited data

misleading parliament

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all of the above are direct quotes from today’s news media

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

they think it’s all over

now it is

Monochrome Monday ~ Dystopia

are we doomed to live in the dystopian dictatorship forever?

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

international travel is banned

our borders are closed

Inalienable Rights

life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

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To any right-thinking man it is self-evident that governments are created to protect our unalienable rights ~ freedoms endowed upon us by our creator, and which supersede any man-made laws.  These natural rights include; the right to think for oneself, the right to life, the right to self-defence, and these rights remain throughout one’s lifetime.

From the beginnings of common law these were rights which could not be surrendered to the sovereign or government, and were independent of any and all laws.  In fact any contract or law that tries to alienate such rights would be inherently invalid.  There is no act of submission by which man can give up the state of a free agent and enslave himself, for by doing so he would lose his humanity.  He would cease to be a man.

This was the entire point of American Independence, the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, the abolition of slavery, and in the case of we English the regicide of Charles I in 1649.  Go further back and read the second and most important book of the Torah and the Old Testament, and you will see that the Exodus is also about these same inalienable rights.

And yet, the governments of the supposedly free western world have been using the peoples’ dumb acquiescence to take away these God given rights, on the grounds that it’s for our own good.

Let us leave aside the really big events, things which drove a coach and horses through all of our freedoms, things such as; the Prohibition of Alcohol, Income Tax, the Draft during the Vietnam War, and England joining the European Union.  Instead let us consider the petty restrictions that officialdom has imposed upon us because of the non-existent threats of the COVID-19 virus;

  • house arrest for months
  • a prohibition on meeting other people
  • compulsory wearing of useless face masks
  • compulsory frequent testing for the coronavirus
  • compulsory vaccination by threats and intimidation
  • the closure of bars, pubs, restaurants, theaters, and churches
  • a total prohibition on travel, which is only now being slowly lifted

Actually it’s worse than all that, there has also been a vast propaganda campaign to convince us that the coronavirus is a threat to civilisation as great as the Black Death, and an insidious creeping censorship of the news media.

Once given these controls over the general public, governments and their lackeys will not easily surrender them.  Not any government, not ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the County of Oxfordshire is about to ban smoking outdoors

you couldn’t make it up

Covid Inoculation

they say that it’s safe
and you can’t get safer than safe

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I had my second covid shot yesterday, and there have been no obvious side-effects.  The one and only reason I have had these injections is because I want to travel, and going anywhere ‘abroad’ seems like it will only be possible if you can prove that you have been vaccinated.

As I stated in my earlier blog about governments’ misleading statistics, the chances of me testing positive for the virus are less than 1 in 300, and the chances of me getting very sick from covid are less than 1 in 500.  Far more people will die from cancer than will from the coronavirus, (and all cancer treatment and testing has been stopped for the duration of the alleged pandemic).

NOBODY knows what the long-term effects of these vaccines might be.  But, what the fuck, I’d rather enjoy whatever time I have left than live as an isolated and frightened hermit.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

of course I could go crazy later and marry a dog

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