17 thoughts on “Diary Blog, 21 July 2020”

  1. Yes, Peter Hitchens, Covid 19, is truly a non dangerous disease and that is why MILLIONS of people around the world have been infected, HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS are DEAD and even those lucky enough to survive a disease WITH NO KNOWN VACCINE or cure are at increased risk of long term lung damage, heart problems etc.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄😡😡😡😡

    Why doesn’t this stupid libertarian *on this issue* twit get himself a brain at long last and stop peddling his nonsensical and frankly callous viewpoints?🙄😡🤬

    Containment measures ARE necessary until the threat this disease poses genuinely recedes into the past. We ARE not going to just ignore the disease and let things rip as he so obviously wants as that is the way of callous libertarians who have done enough damage in this country in the last forty years or more.

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  2. Go away, Mr Hitchens, and live in the libertarian barmy land called the USA which is not now the ‘land of the free’ but more the ‘land of the DEAD’ because libertarian Republicans just like you have dismissed the seriousness of the disease from day one and they now have the death rate to prove it.

    Is there ANY measure which inherently requires the state’s power to make it work you ARE in favour of, Mr Hitchens? If there is I have yet to see your support for it! You are not in favour of using the state’s possible reach and power during this crisis at all, are you, Mr Hitchens? That IS a classical libertarian and irresponsible position.

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  3. Mr Hitchens, please wake-up for god’s sake, thanks to Tory twits like you in many ways, Britain has a large proportion of ‘I want to do what I WANT to do WHEN I WANT to do it and sod anyone else’ people living in it so ‘persuasion’ in a free society will SPREAD the disease not reduce it but perhaps you, like libertarians generally, are in all favour of that kind of selfishness because, well, libery has been preserved and that is more important than the health of others, isn’t it?🙄🙄🙄

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  4. If this country was as well run and as decent as Singapore is, Tory scum like Mr Gove with his immoral drug taking habits would be dead. I am sure he has imbibed drugs in the sort of quantities they would regard possession of as ‘trafficking’ in and that earns you a capital sentence there normally.

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      1. Yes, Michael Gove, would face an unpleasant time if he lived in Singapore and didn’t amend his disgusting and morally repellent drug abusing ways. The authorities in that former colony of ours treat drug abuse and drug possession with the utmost seriousness let alone those who are stupid enough to traffic in drugs!

        Indeed, ANY form of law breaking is severely frowned upon:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caning_in_Singapore

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_law_of_Singapore

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_Code_(Singapore)

        https://www.corpun.com/singfeat.htm

        https://www.dw.com/en/the-invisible-scars-left-by-strikes-of-the-cane/a-18298970

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  5. Step this way, Michael Gove, you immoral drug abuser, you have an appointment with Singapore’s hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, for being in possession of controlled drugs over the small legal limits there and was therefore presumed to be trafficking in them and got sentenced to the mandatory death sentence:

    The Law MUST take its course, I’m afraid, Mr Gove:

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  6. Yes, those flogging sentences via the use of a rattan cane ARE definitely painful but then they are meant to serve as a deterrent to anyone considering committing serious offences in Singapore.

    They make a contribution, along with long prison sentences in austere prisons, towards making Singapore a country relatively free from crime in general and violent crimes in particular.👌😎😄

    A young American in the early 1990’s, Michael P Fay, thought he could commit vandalism there and get away with it! 😂😂😂😂🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄

    That would probably have been possible in the USA but NOT in Singapore!😂😂😂😂😂😎😎😎😎😎👌👌👌👌

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay

    Ouch!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4a4st2yaPM

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    1. Do you recall, m’Lord of Essex, that young American who decided that it would be fun to vandalize some cars in Singapore? Received a caning, but not before the Jew mass media in [J]USA demanded that he be repatriated; even Clinton as President got in on it! Never mind the horribly barbaric American prisons…

      In the end, the little bastard *was* caned, I think, though it may be that he got less and softer than originally decided upon.

      ps. Found it:

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_P._Fay#Caning

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  7. Yes, I remember the case of Michael Fay well. Clinton and a lot of the US media took the arrogant attitude of thinking how dare this tiny former British colony stand-up to the mighty USA and sentence a young American teenager to a flogging for committing vandalism!🙄🙄🙄🙄

    Mind you, to their credit, a few US journalists and quite a lot of ordinary Americans took a different line, didn’t whinge about it and indeed said Singapore was right to cane him and wanted to introduce rattan cane floggings to the USA!

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    1. M’Lord of Essex:
      When I was a (belated) student at the Inns of Court School of Law in 1987-88, we had to visit various courts as observers. One was Marylebone Mags.There was a young American, a Jew and tourist, charged with vandalizing numerous cars in London. He was asked why he did it. Drunk and “for fun”, apparently.

      The funny thing was that he was asked about his immediate intentions. Return to USA from Gatwick in a few days. Magistrate asked him if he had anything else to say *and he answered* “Oh, this is all really interesting for me, because I am going to study law and become an attorney”!

      The magistrate took this insouciance badly…ordered his passport to be confiscated and that the vandal return to court at a later date, at which time custody might be an option. Exit of chastened Jew student…

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  8. Yes, after Clinton whinged about it, the Singaporean authorities relented a bit and reduced the sentence from six strokes to four.

    It certainly looks painful and is no doubt a good deterrent:

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  9. A point to bear in mind with these rattan cane floggings in Singapore is that they are NEVER used on their own and therefore someone sentenced to a caning ALWAYS has to serve a prison sentence as well which in that country is usually a lengthy one even for offences we in Britain and in other Western countries would consider to be fairly minor ones.

    Some countries would use them instead of prison sentences to save on the often considerable cost of having enough prison capacity but not highly authoritarian Singapore!😁😄😂

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