We in the UK are now living under a repressive “elected” dictatorship. That would be bad enough were that all it is; however, it is also incompetent, and to a degree hard to believe even after the experience of the past 10 years.
The shutting-down of freedom of expression
“Tartan Pakistani” shutting down freedom of expression in Scotland:
In fact, the repression of free speech has intensified across the Western world:
“Miss Swimsuit UK, 23, is stripped of title over ‘All Lives Matter’ Facebook post” [Daily Mail]
Saw this piece about Anton Chekhov:
It can easily be seen that this whole “Coronavirus” thing (more precisely, the government’s “lockdown” shutdown) has destroyed ordinary radical or social-national political life. Political meetings, even small ones, are effectively banned, as are the traditional means of spreading a message, such as rallies and demonstrations (though the System has accommodated the nonsense of the “Black Lives Matter” swine).
In fact, the latest “measures” from the government of Boris-idiot give even local authorities the power to shut down whole tracts of the country and whole cities on “health” grounds. Don’t tell me that such powers cannot be and will not be abused.
To quote the Bard, “Aye, there’s the rub”…even I was surprised at the zeal and relish with which Britain’s mostly rather ineffective toytown police took to their new role as bulliers of lone sunbathers, solitary swimmers and retired couples walking their dogs on beaches or in national parks.
The barking of “orders” through megaphones from inside police jeeps and helicopters, the deliberate polluting of a Derbyshire “blue lagoon” (to deter visitors), the drones following elderly fell-walkers so that the real “Covidiots”, the police, might then “shame” (as the police thought in their little brains) those walkers by having the footage posted on Twitter or Facebook.
The present government may be one composed of idiots but, thanks to an 80-seat majority in the Commons (and the absence of any effective Opposition there), the Government rules supreme. Indeed, there is more dissent from disenchanted Conservative Party people than there is from Keir Starmer’s joke “Labour” official Opposition (Jewish lobby Potemkin village), which merely supports the Government and tries to put a gloss on whatever that government orders.
Analysis, propaganda, and reasoned argument are all very well (and I engage that way myself, mainly now via this blog) but in the end, I think that we know that Europe is not going to be saved by such methods, however necessary and inescapable they are.
What is “democracy”? Is it —whatever it is— a good thing? I discussed these questions in a blog article about 18 months ago.
Commercial property crash ahead
“Commercial property prices look set to plunge as white-collar workers shun the office, the Treasury watchdog has warned…If the OBR’s dire prediction comes to pass, it could wipe £230 billion off the value of commercial property such as offices and shops across Britain” [The Independent]
When the wealthy Jews start jumping from the windows, as (supposedly) in 1929, after the Wall Street Crash, wake me up again…
Late tweets seen
God bless all creatures.