the end of civilisation as we know it?
Here in England it’s the 300th day of lockdown, quarantine, and self-isolation. The economy has tanked, officially there are 1.9 million unemployed, and about 5.5 million are on unproductive furlough. About half the UK workforce, some 14 million people, are ‘working from home’. You can’t get a non-coronavirus doctor’s appointment for love nor money, some 4.6 million people are waiting for ‘non-emergency’ surgical procedures, 600,000 cervical smears have been cancelled, and our National Health Service is said to be close to meltdown.
I have no faith in any of these numbers, just as I have no faith in the ability of the British Government to act sensibly in the face of the ‘COVID-19 pandemic’.
If you’re interested, I’ve been feeling like crap for weeks.
Mind how you go.
immunisation, the great hope for freedom?
’tis the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men
not any more it isn’t
Do you remember Christmases past? The happy anticipation of family visits. The simple pleasure of meeting a few friends in your favourite pub. You can forget all that. Anyone who has any fun this year is going against official government guidelines.
Still, this isn’t a negative song at all.
If you take the lyrics in a Christmas Spirit.
nobody is going anywhere this Christmas
in England it’s always winter now, but never Christmas
Christmas is a special day of meaning and traditions
spent in the warm circle of family and friends
unless you’re a Londoner in lockdown
and, one by one, all our freedoms were taken away
whatever draconian laws governments pass
the virus will always have the last word
The singing of Christmas carols is verboten
and all the churches are closed
have yourself a merry little Christmas
and I do mean little
silent nights have come to stay
and on Christmas Eve, the clock struck thirteen
your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie
some things are guaranteed to get you into deep shit
Rather a lot has happened this year. Beginning on my birthday the whole of England was condemned to various degrees of house arrest. We are now in Lockdown Day 256, almost nine months that the whole country has been in suspended animation. Probably for no good reason whatsoever the government has spent £394 billion of our money trying to stop a non-existent pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.
Nobody has been allowed to visit with anybody, and heaven forefend that you might want to make out with somebody you don’t live with 24/7. Here in England sex is just about forbidden ~ unless you are a member of the government that is.
We are not allowed to go anywhere, especially we English are not allowed to enter The Peoples Democratic Republic of Wales. Scotland is out of bounds for us Sassenachs too, but who in their right mind want to have anything to do with a country run by the wee ginger krankie? The Scots must be totally confused as they try to convince their heads of things their hearts know is a bunch of lies.
The police here have turned themselves into a cross between the East German Stasi and the Gestapo. Having a dozen of the boys in blue band together to arrest an innocent elderly lady for standing by the Houses of Parliament’s railings must be such fun for them. Mind you, they all acted like craven cowards when confronted with BLM protesters. Of all the crazy police forces in England the North Yorkshire Police have gone the furthest in coronavirus insanity. They are using automated licence plate recognition systems to identify and stop people from tier 3 areas entering their tier 2 Garden of Eden.
Every single politician and government official has shown themselves up for the ignorant buffoons they are. Gavin Williamson, England’s minister for education is the latest idiot, he managed to insult the whole world in a radio interview he gave about our early roll-out of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine. BTW, that stuff is mostly untested, and nobody has a
fucking clue about the long-term effects of this jab. You’d have to be crazy to have it. After you Boris.
And Boris Johnson, our ineffectual Prime Minister, has lost the plot. He is so in thrall to his current squeeze Ms Carrie Symonds that his government is set to adopt all of her mad ocean conservation, save the planet, green eco-warrior ideas. For example, all petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans will be totally banned here from 2030. Really? How’s that going to work?
Meanwhile all pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, are shut, by order.
You couldn’t make it up.
Boris and Carrie
the odd couple
tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable
Is there any bigger liar in British officialdom today than Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and effectively the number two man in Boris Johnson’s government. Yesterday he said that the hospitals in this country were 88% full, as though that was a bad and catastrophic thing. The government is using this ‘88% full’ number as an excuse to impose yet more lockdowns, without ever bothering the truth that this time last year the hospital bed occupancy rate stood at just about 95%. And that was long before the coronavirus was even thought of. Gove lies by using out of context partial truths. That’s pretty skillful, but being a skillful liar is no compliment.
Meanwhile Boris Johnson repeatedly fudges every number he talks about.
It is a bitter thing indeed to realise that the Prime Minister is a serial liar, but what can you expect from a serial adulterer? It seems that Boris is cherry-picking data and using’scaremongering’ tactics to justify lockdown rules, and it’s equally obvious that he doesn’t understand how to interpret National Health Service data. Mind you, nobody said that Boris was the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to numbers.
We are repeatedly told about the intolerable pressure on our health service, yet the huge ‘Nightingale’ emergency hospitals stand empty. Two-thirds of the private hospital beds commandeered by the government to give the NHS breathing room if their wards were overrun with coronavirus cases, went unused this summer. That cost the taxpayer around £400 million a month. Somebody is making a lot of money for nothing. Somebody is not telling the whole truth.
Even members of Boris’ own party tore into him in Parliament yesterday after he tried to defend his latest’ ‘lockdown by tiers’. So did the leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition, but Keir Starmer is also being disingenuous. No matter how much he criticises the government, he is not prepared to have his party vote against them in the House of Commons. Some of his colleagues are furious with him. Generally, nobody in politics is happy with anybody.
At the end of yesterday’s acrimonious debate a tearful Matt Hancock, the health secretary, referred to the death of his step grandfather from Covid in Liverpool last month. I wonder how many times Mr. Hancock has cried, and how many times he has lied?
Sadly, Boris Johnson is probably the worst Prime Minister in a crisis since Neville Chamberlain, the man who believed all of Adolf Hitler’s lies. And we know how that ended up.
more months of compulsory ‘face coverings’
order, counter-order, disorder
somewhere over the rainbow the coronavirus actually exists
I just walked around the marina where I live. There is a huge area where the army have set up a mass COVID-19 testing station. At 16:30 this evening there was nobody waiting to be tested. WTF is going on? This is not the first time this mass testing station has had zero ‘patients’ all day. What a total waste of valuable resources.
Everything you read in the media about coronavirus testing, test and trace, and probably vaccines is a complete lie. I have the evidence of my own eyes. All day today a squad from the Army Medical Corps wasting their time to bolster Boris Johnson’s ego,
the covid police will be visiting a town near you soon
every man must face his own secret sorrows
the lonely sea and the sky
Normal life is a thing of the past for many of us. Here in England we are in the middle of yet another lockdown. We can’t go anywhere, meet with our friends, enjoy a meal out, or even go to the pub because they’re all shut. In fact, the official guidelines are that we should stay at home unless going out is absolutely essential ~ such as a trip to the doctor, pharmacy, or to buy groceries. It’s the middle of autumn here, it’s turning colder, and yet we are not even supposed to be able to buy a warm jacket or sweater.
The rules and regulations are enforced with varying degrees of enthusiasm by the police, (depending on where you live), neighbour is spying upon neighbour, and supermarkets have grown a crop of security guards to enforce the social distancing and face-mask rules. It’s turned into a Kafkaesque version of 1984. It’s got so that a lot of us English are spending a lot of time alone, locked up in our own homes, solitary.
Being alone for an extended period isn’t necessarily a good thing. Few enjoy solitary confinement, because that’s what lockdown means for many, many people. Days, weeks, and months alone with very little to do can prey upon the mind, make grown men brood and ponder their own inadequacies, make a man face his own secret sorrows and regrets. The ghosts of the past come crowding in, snuffing out the future.
Some feel like throwing it all away, sales of alcohol have soared, and mental illnesses torture some sorry souls. And there is very little help or relief to be found. There is no immediate end in sight either. In England this current lockdown is due to end on December 2nd, but nobody in the real world knows what will happen after that. Prime Minister Boris Johnson probably doesn’t know either because Carrie Symonds hasn’t told him yet.
All a man can do is to keep on keeping on. Find something difficult and intellectual to do. Discover a new creative interest. Look for an idea to get excited about. Think about a new business venture you can do from home. Read something challenging. Don’t just sit there, take some action, put lots of energy and enthusiasm in it. Most of all get outside in the fresh air, walk a few miles and let thoughts drift toward better times.
get outside and enjoy the fresh air
that and sunshine will kill a virus
no vaccine is a magic bullet
All over the media is the ‘good news’ that there will soon be an effective and properly tested vaccination against the coronavirus that will give up to 90% protection against becoming ill. It won’t stop anyone from catching the virus, but if you do catch it, then you shouldn’t get very sick because your body already has already been trained to recogise and combat COVID-19.
And the science on vaccines is settled ~ they are both safe and effective. Actually no. Anyone who says that; ‘the science is settled’ knows dick-all about science. Science is never finished, settled, nor complete. As our knowledge expands and progresses so good scientists go back and take another look at old truths, maxims, and proofs. Sometimes they discover things that startle and frighten them. To give you an easy example; Pythagoras Theorem is mostly wrong ~ it only works all the time if the Earth is flat.
So, when the pharmaceutical industry, doctors, the government, and the media tell you that vaccines are safe, and the new coronavirus vaccine is completely safe and 90% effective, do you actually trust them? Do you trust drugs giant Pfizer, (who also make Viagra), who are set to make billions of $ from their new vaccine? Do you trust the people who might give you the couple of jabs you will need to have kept the vaccine at an even 70 degrees below zero? As it goes I trust none of the above.
Vaccination is the holy grail of medicine, and anyone who challenges its safety will be ignored, denigrated, ridiculed, and howled down. For the medical professions, vaccination is power, and power corrupts.
One reason that vaccines are unsafe is that they have stuff in them other than an attenuated version of the virus, because if that’s all you got the vaccine wouldn’t work at all. So vaccines have accelerators, (adjuvants), in them to strengthen the body’s response to the vaccine. Until quite recently mercury was used, now it’s mostly aluminium. These adjuvents are dangerous.
What vaccines are supposed to do are produce immune responses in appropriate cells. Vaccines affect every cell in your body, altering your DNA / RNA ~ and not always in a good way. There are things called telomeres on the ends of your chromosomes, and vaccines shorten these telomeres. So what? When your cells’ telmomeres are too short, you die.
This is a short post about a long and complicated topic. If you want to know more research it, but not on Google ~ the people involved with Google are set to make further fortunes from the coronavirus vaccines.
Personally, I will be last in line to be vaccinated against anything ~ the coronavirus especially.
there’s a reason for the ‘mad scientist’ paradigm