The Coronavirus “crisis” has brought out into plain view not only the inadequacies of the Government, MPs, the whole political system, the police etc, but those of the general public, which has shown itself to be little better than the volatile mob of plebs in ancient Rome.
The recent descendants of those who braved bombs and privations in WW2 lurk on full or nearly full pay in their houses, having food and wine delivered, and until recently obediently clapping outside their houses weekly, as ordered by Government or by social pressure (leaving aside my view that the war with the German Reich need never have been declared in 1939, continued after mid-1940, or further continued to the bitter end).
The descendants of that wartime generation (again, leaving aside the fact that much of what people think about those times is now inaccurate myth) do not measure up. Apart from virtue-signalling by clapping or by posting conformist messages on Twitter, Facebook etc, they now all intend to obey the “authorities” by wandering around shops masked.
The scientific case for masks (for the general population) is not made out, certainly not proven beyond doubt. The imposition of masks on the public is an arbitrary misuse of political power. Predictably, the “communitarian” Twitterati are going mad supporting mask-wearing, or muzzle-wearing, despite the fact that the Coronavirus wave has all but passed.
When you see how eager are the “usual suspects” to wear masks and impose them on everyone else, you understand why it is that the self-described “Left” (not a term I myself use, in general) has no understanding or political power. These people are infantile, and desperate to be told what to do: by government, by “experts” (stand up, “800,000 deaths” Professor Ferguson and “SAGE”), by the EU Commission, by the decision-makers of Twitter, Facebook, the NHS etc.
Needless to say, I shall not be wearing a mask except (because there is little choice) to visit Waitrose, which visits I shall cut down to about 2 times per week). I shall visit other shops even less often than I do at present.
This imposition makes me angry, but it seems that about half the population actually want to have this imposed on themselves and everyone.
This is, to state the obvious, not the nation of the English Civil War, of HMS Victory, of Waterloo, of the great struggles of the armies, trade unions and others in the late 19th Century, of the two great wars of the 20th Century. A mixed, chaotic mass of multikulti plebs, either a conformist mass or a volatile but cowardly mob.
I do not expect any mass protests against the facemasks, but simply a sad yet angry population refusing (even more) to go out, to spend money in shops, to visit pubs or restaurants. Most of the latter might as well pack up and go home, to cower in their caves with the rest of the population of this “nation” that is no longer a nation.
Not only is the British population to be forced to wear masks as of 24 July 2020, but there is no date set, even notionally, for when this nonsense will cease to be mandatory; no sunset date, or month, or even year…
This will kill off the retail sector, what part of it might have survived the existing “virus” panic and “lockdown”/shutdown. Yes, there will always be a few diehards who will go to their usual pub or restaurant even if required to wear a muzzle until (or even when?) seated, and who will obediently spend their money in shops even when forced to pretend that they are shopping in an Ebola virus intensive care ward. Not many, though.
“OBR: UK facing worst slump in 300 years. Newsflash: The UK economy is on track for its worst year in three centuries, and its biggest ever budget deficit in peacetime. That’s according to the Office for Budget Responsibility, Britain’s independent fiscal watchdog. In a new report, the OBR outlines three scenarios for the future — and all three show the worst recession in 300 years, and a massive spike in borrowing.” [The Guardian]
As I predicted, the “recovery” from the “virus” panic is now not projected to be “V-shaped” but something else (I suggested “L-shaped”…).
I am, of course, interested in the political effects of this madness. So far, the calm before the storm, thanks to “furlough” payments, “working from home” etc. What about in 6 months’ time?
This is the best opportunity social nationalism will ever have in the UK. So far, no party or movement (credible party or movement) exists to exploit it.
White Lives Matter
Britain’s modest answer to the Vision of Fatima?
Interesting Sussex tale: https://anthropopper.com/2020/07/14/a-vision-of-christ-in-firle/
The tweeter “@kaiserlibero” sounds like those silly people who say “well of course there were ‘gas chambers’ in the early 1940s, because….because…I saw a Hollywood film from the 1980s, based on a novel by an Australian, all about it!…” (etc)…
Ha ha! Boris-idiot’s long-running am-dram reprise of Churchill is looking pretty thin now…I have little time for Churchill, despise much about him, and think that his “war with Germany” policies were mad and in fact evil, but Churchill was a titan compared to Boris Johnson.
Looks like somewhere in the USA. Over there, they call events like that a “chimp-out”.
“America, land of freedom”…(not).
The toytown police and poundland KGB (again). Wasting time on a perfectly OK T-shirt while London slides into multikulti chaos.