It’s the only possible explanation:
It’s the only possible explanation:
A few things have tripped over the line during the time we’ve been distracted by Covid cockwomblery.
One is this:
This apparently became active under the law today.
You can opt out. If I have to explain why I think you should, you’re probably on the wrong blog. There are plenty enough principled reasons to refuse to have any part in this evisceration of human autonomy and self-ownership, no matter what your political persuasion is.
Opt out here:
Note that this opt-out will almost certainly fall into a black hole that will never be looked at, because the NHS works on your National Insurance Number and your NHS number – the only two unique identifiers that follow you for life – neither of which this opt-out form asks you to provide. Without those, it’s meaningless.
So if you want half a chance of your wishes being observed when the NHS eventually kills you, you will need to write to your GP and any hospitals you deal with and insist that this is added to your medical records.
I’ll be doing this next time I’m on an interminable conference call with droning muppets. Tomorrow morning then.
Most of us will have had that experience where things have gotten out of control and disaster is inevitable, but the split second between the realisation and the impact seems to last forever.
Falling off a bike or a horse. Realising you’ve missed your opportunity to brake in time for the bend, beyond which is a precipitous drop. Seeing the sliding tackle coming in directly towards your knee.
You sense the inevitable, you (figuratively) shut your eyes tight and wait for the horrible pain, the tearing of skin, muscle and ligament, the crunch of bones and teeth, the visit to the hospital, the miserable healing period and the rehabilitation to a state where you will never quite be the same again, and will have to cope with for the rest of your life.
That’s where we are now. In the time between the dawning realisation and the life-threatening crash.
Some people fail to realise or understand that we’re beyond the point of no return, heading over a socioeconomic cliff. Others are programmed to plumb the depths of denial, lest they have to confront the reality that’s heading our way.
We know what comes next: Loss of jobs and homes, loss of life, shattering of families, job security out of the window, lower standards of living, higher taxes, a bigger more overbearing state, pulverisation of civil society, destruction of children’s social education, crumbling mental health, demolition of the underpinnings that enable our innate human social being.
While I get that there’s nothing to be gained from running around with our hair on fire, putting our heads in the sand and singing la-la-la amounts to egregious denial of reality.
So what are we to do?
Well, all we can do now is campaign for the earliest possible return to something approaching normal. A side-serving of accountability and justice for those who were at the wheel would be nice, but first, let’s get the show back on the road.
We have to get out in the streets, in the biggest numbers we can muster. If we’re going down, like hell will we go quietly.
We will have to hold our noses at the 5G/Vax numpties and get out there, make our presence felt, seen and heard in the public square. Peacefully would be ideal; the coppers won’t hesitate to compound the injuries being currently inflicted on us all.
The government is not your friend, the police are not your friend. They are the grifters and bullies in the playground that are best avoided.
But that doesn’t mean staying in the house and hiding from the fuckers. Until they see us out on the streets, en masse, it will not start to sink in. Similarly, lots of people will have misgivings, and I can see this Saturday having a fairly small turnout, but so long as we can stay 1 step ahead of the internet censors, and refuse to engage with the MSM who will inevitable paint us as troublemakers who are putting the public at risk, we can cut through and start to gain a critical mass.
I foresee the need to get out there week after week until the dam breaks. And break it will. People haven’t forgotten how they lived 2 months ago and as their precarious financial positions start to become clear to them, their social lives die on the vine, their holidays cancelled (and paid for), their daily endeavours fraught with restrictions, rules, nannying, hectoring and little hitlers, the anger will build. Let’s channel it constructively.
See you there.
Well, new to me…
A while ago I asked where all the decent British content providers were – well, this is one of them, chaps.
I’ve been listening to this for a little while now and they’ve been beyond excellent on the lockdown, and, listening to some back-episodes, they’re excellent on liberty, economics and common-sense.
And they don’t panhandle because they have big-boys jobs as well as doing this podcasting lark.
Oh yes it is.
I can’t help but notice that – as with the USA, so goes it in the UK – the ‘Freedom Movement’ that is organising gatherings this weekend around the country is being billed as an Anti-Vax movement by the Daily Mail.
A quick glance at Facebook – so far as I’m able to dig without being enrolled with Facebook – tends to confirm their analysis.
But it’s actually worse than that, because as well as the classic anti-vaxxers, it’s also the anti-5G and the 5G-causes-COVID bellends who are in the mix.
While I’m heartened that some people are waking up and saying NO to the Lockdown nonsense, I’m not terribly impressed by the prospect of throwing my lot in with swivel-eyed conspiracy nutters, a lot of whom – to judge by Facebook – are functionally illiterate, scientifically ignorant, utterly irrational and very shouty.
It’s the work of a moment for the MSM to undermine the claims made around vaccines and ‘5G-causes-badthings’, to say nothing of ‘5G-causes-COVID’, being as these claims range from unlikely, through unproven, via provably wrong to totally deranged.
Also, I’m not even sure mandatory vaccinations are on the table outside of the internet forums wanking themselves into a fury over Bill Gates just now. If they were, it’d be important not to let objection to mandatory vaccinations be conflated with objection to vaccination per sé, which has a murky and inglorious past.
If there’s to be any meaningful progress at all by any movement against lockdown and for those responsible to be held to account, it needs to focus on lives, liberty, jobs and the economy.
Simple as that.