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Home Alone

for many, the greatest fear is abandonment

I am pretty certain that over the past couple of months there have been more people living mostly at home, alone and isolated, than ever before.  All of the reasons for people being abandoned at home and alone are related to the COVID-19 virus.  At best they could be working from home, and / or suffering lockdown, quarantine, self isolation.  Many will have lost their jobs, or in the UK have been furloughed, or been unable to work at their business because of the lockdown.  There may be more tragic reasons such as a severe illness or death.

Whatever the reason, being at home alone and isolated from physical social contact, is bad.  It will make people very sick; physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  People suffering solitary confinement, (and effectively having to be at home alone is solitary confinement), become depressed and distressed.  They will suffer insomnia, either be unable to eat or eat far too much, they may drink too much, use drugs too much, and feel so exhausted they can’t or don’t want to do anything.  People in that state stop looking after themselves, don’t wash, shower, shave, clean their teeth, or get properly dressed ~ maybe they wear the same dirty stuff day after day.  They may have thoughts of hurting themselves or others, they might go out and kill someone, loot stores, set fire to cars…..

Being at home alone and isolated touches the greatest fear most people have ~ that of abandonment.  It’s a deep childhood fear, an abandoned child will quickly and certainly die, and our innermost psyche remembers that visceral fear.

There are some solutions, but none of them are easy, particularly for someone who has already suffered serious physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual decline.

What we need to do is;

  • Go outside.  And I don’t give a flying fuck what the rules and guidelines and official advice says, we all need to get outside into the fresh air and natural daylight.
  • Get some exercise.  And I don’t care how bad you feel. You’ve got to walk, do yoga, find an exercise routine on YouTube…. but do something to get your muscles and blood moving.
  • Have  strict routine.  Get up at the same reasonable time every fucking day, get clean and dressed, have breakfast, do something positive or your job maybe, have lunch at the same fucking time every day, do something positive then prepare dinner.  Go to bed at the same time every night.
  • Eat healthily, don’t drink, smoke, or indulge your other nasty habits too much.  Take good nutritional supplements.  Especially vitamins B, C and D, along with iron, magnesium, zinc, and a good fish oil.
  • Stay away from depressing news, and keep well away from social media.  Instead reach out to your family and friends.  Telephone, Skype, email, chat, write a fucking blog…..  But don’t be alone, even if you can’t be together.

Some say that lockdown and social distancing are there to keep us safe.  And that they can start living again when all these restrictions are lifted.  All I know is that life is not a dress rehearsal, this is it, make the most of it.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

refuse to be a prisoner

Monochrome Monday ~ Your Dystopian Future

it was a bright sunny day in June, the clocks were striking thirteen

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

some will not survive the dystopian society

Government Bans Sex

thou shalt not commit adultery

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Just as the lockdown begins to be eased in England, the government has come up with an extraordinary new regulation designed to stop people from meeting up to have sex.

No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.

Sex in a public place is already illegal here, so we can’t even find a deserted beach and have moonlight sex in the surf.  Of course, the stupid six foot ‘social distancing’ rule is already in place, which means you can’t even meet up with your love to kiss, hug, or walk and hold hands.  Add to that the number of people who have been in self isolation / quarantine / shielding, the number of people who haven’t been able to travel any distance to meet their paramour, and you can see that the rule has been ‘no sex please, we’re British’.

Studies show that even among married couples, and people who live together, just about 40% of UK adults have been sexually active during the 10 weeks of lockdown.

Good luck on any of this being popular among the English public.  Good luck with many people taking any notice of these laws / regulations.  But, I would expect our law enforcement agencies to become officious sex police, and self-righteous nasty people to inform on their neighbours who they suspect of having sex.

None of this has stopped our politicians and government officials from ignoring all the rules to carry on their illicit affairs during the strictest part of the lockdown here.  It’s still one law for them and a different set of laws for the rest of us.

I wonder if car sex is still illegal?

And, how have hookers made a living in the past 10 weeks?

 

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

there is always phone sex

Suffering Quarantine

suffering quite badly from lockdown now

only an attractive sunset picture 

I first entered lockdown on March 23rd, since then I have only been out for 2 weeks, when I went out walking on my own, for miles and miles.  The weather was good, and so was the exercise.  But now I have been told I have to go into quarantine for another two weeks.

Since March 23rd I have not talked to anyone, except on the telephone and internet chat.  I haven’t talked with anyone in person at all, and I’m getting quite lonely and distressed.  I will be able to go out again on June 6th, and I am really looking forward to that day.

My internet isn’t working so well, right now, but then nothing is really working here right now.  It’s all very depressing.

I am really looking forward to seeing my friends.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Just a nice picture to cheer myself up

Lockdown Discredited

you shouId always trust a man, just as far as you must

Two months, 63 days lost, for nothing.

Took my usual walk by the sea today, utterly in contravention of the laws, rules, and guidelines surrounding the lockdown for the supposed COVID-19 crisis.

There were the usual amount of cyclists, dog walkers, joggers, and people out and about enjoying the warm May sunshine.  There is no sign whatsoever that self-isolation, lockdown, quarantine means anything here any more.  Hardly surprising considering that nobody in or close to government believes in it anyway.

Nobody here trusts the prime minister, government, health officials, nor the BBC.  Not since Nazi Germany has such a shit load of lies and propaganda been shovelled onto a people as the British government trying to feed us now.

And nobody believes any of it.

Boris Johnson’s career is over.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Finished, discredited, a footnote in history

Liars, Cheats, and Thieves

you can tell when a politician is lying, it’s every time they say something

All Ministers, Politicians, Government Spokespeople, and Officials routinely dissemble, obfuscate, and downright lie.  During the current COVID-19 crisis they have also been constantly cheating on the health guidelines, rules, laws, their wives, husbands, families, you, me, and basically everybody.  Right now I wouldn’t trust any of them as far as I could throw a truck, and I will never, ever believe anything any of them say at any time in the future.

They have also been stealing some very precious things from us; our freedom, our jobs, our education, our childrens’ futures, our physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being, our very lives.

There is very strong evidence that ‘those in authority’ knew all about this coronavirus at least as far back as January this year, and they did nothing.  There is compelling evidence that the health services in the UK knew there should be a large scale testing programme, but that idea was abandoned in March because health officials thought the outbreak was already too big.  It was also dragged out of Public Health England that out of the 719,000 home test kits sent out half have not been returned.  Public Health England have also refused to turn over some of its scientific papers to Members of Parliament.   ‘Something is rotten in the state…..’

Hardly any doctors, nurses, and other health workers have yet been tested.  The much vaunted Track-and-Trace mobile phone app is a fiasco.  The returning of children to schools on June 1st is a fiasco.  The 2 metre social-distancing rule we have here is unnecessary and based on very fragile evidence.  The deliberate policy of moving elderly patients positive for COVID-19 from hospitals to care homes should be treated as manslaughter.

The worst fiasco in governments handling of the coronavirus pandemic is that the whole lockdown thing is a waste of time, (according to Nobel Laureate Professor Michael Levitt, and a team at JP Morgan), and was nothing more than a panic knee-jerk reaction from governments desperate to be seen to be ‘doing something’.  Given that the lockdown has destroyed modern society, then somebody should be locked up.  Maybe start with that other piece of philandering scum Ferguson, who’s deeply flawed, inadequate computer model wrongly predicted a half-million UK deaths if lockdown wasn’t imposed.

Furguson’s model was a buggy mess that looks more like a bowl of angel hair pasta than a finely tuned piece of programming.  ~  Dave Richards co-founder of WANdisco

Some say that Boris Johnson is being a loyal friend in trying to save Dominic Cummings job as a government advisor.  And that the scum’s three trips up and down the country are all-right because ‘it wasn’t like he was visiting a lover…..’  All I know is that some people should learn when to keep their big mouth shut.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

people are heartily sick of standing in line outside supermarkets

The Lockdown That Never Was

one day, surviving lockdown will be a badge of honour

It’s not a matter for applause Boris

Here in England it’s day 44 of the official lockdown, and around the country there are many people still suffering self-isolation.  You want to know something, solitary confinement constitutes a ‘cruel and unusual punishment’, and yet the British Government has inflicted this torture on it’s entire population, for no very good reason at all.

Of course this lockdown does not apply to them, not to the British Government, not to the great and the good.  All the swines at the trough, all the government ministers, politicians, health officials, civil servants, the scientists, the intelligentsia advising the government and National Health Service through multifarious committees, none of these people either believes in lockdown or think it applies to them.

Among the dozens and dozens of scandals around the self-important, sanctimonious, and stupid people who have cheated the whole lockdown thing we have Catherine Calderwood, who used to be Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer.  She had to resign her post after breaking her own rules and visiting her second home in Earlsferry, Fife, which is a hell of a long way from Edinburgh, the Scottish capital.

But that pales into insignificance if we consider the case of Professor Neil Ferguson, who happens to be the bastard who told the British Government there would be 500,000 avoidable deaths here if we didn’t have lockdown.  Mr Trump was persuaded to impose lockdown in the USA after Ferguson told the President there would be 2,000,000 deaths in the USA if lockdown wasn’t imposed.

Well, it seems married with kids Feruguson (51) has been having his amoral slut, married with kids Antonia Staats (38) travel all across London for a regular fuck while Ferguson’s own lockdown was in force.  I’d like to bet I know what kind of people these two are, since they met on an online dating site OKCupid.  You know what, the architect of lockdown having his slut break the lockdown rules so they could do whatever it is they do for sexual gratification is beyond contemptible disgust.

Personally, I gave up on lockdown on the first of May.  Today I took a 3 hour walk by the sea, in the fresh air and sunshine, and I feel a hell of a lot better for it.

Not many others around here seem to be much interested in self-isolation either.  Lots of cars on the road, lots of bicyclists around, and where I walk there were lots of other people taking the air and enjoying the sunshine and fresh sea breezes.

The supermarkets are open, although you may need to stand in line outside for a while.  Restaurants are offering take-outs, our local DIY super-store is doing take-outs for stuff like paint and tools, building and gardening contractors are working, and IKEA is opening its UK stores on May 18th.

Some say we are all equal, we are all in this COVID-19 thing together.  And that we should stay at home to protect the Health Services.  All I know is they can all fuck with whoever they like as long as they leave the rest of us alone.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

meanwhile the rest stand in line

 

Tunes on Tuesday ~ Message In A Bottle

I’ll send an S.O.S. to the world

Alone, trapped, scared of being alone, at least I can walk on the beach.

If you too are trapped, write to me, put your message in a bottle, chuck your message to me into the sea, or a river, or a stream ~ the Cosmos will see that it’s delivered.

Please listen without despair.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

just don’t empty your bottle too quickly

ruined world

now is the long dark midnight of your soul’s despair

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and after lockdown

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it was so quiet in the ruins

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walking through this old town

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the dogs bark but no children play

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every child is kept safely locked away

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no bright shining voices to be heard today

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and the freedom to walk

has been taken away

 

Monochrome Monday ~ It’s So Quiet In the Ruins

and when the lockdown was over, the world lay in ruins

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and all the colours had been stolen

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