The madness continues
BBC Radio 4 News report on a budget/holiday airline flight where —horrors!— passengers were not wearing facemasks. It was claimed that one couple have already (since yesterday? Perhaps I misheard) both “developed Covid-like symptoms“. Well, I don’t believe the woman talking about having been infected; maybe she and her husband are planning a nice little compensation claim against the airline.
Even leaving all that aside, “mild Covid-like symptoms?” So what do they want? A medal? What does it matter if a few people develop mild symptoms? Yet here we are, with the BBC going mad because one couple out of hundreds of passengers on a plane are showing mild symptoms of “the virus” (which may or may not be “the virus” and could have been picked up anywhere). This has become hysteria on the grand scale.
Housing shortage? What housing shortage?
…and the rent is only £281,661 per month…https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/53869510#/
I have been to Ilford (East London) a few times. The first was when I was a Bar pupil (trainee) nearly 30 years ago and we had a case at Snaresbrook Crown Court where some Arab gypsies had targeted the BHS store in Ilford (now shut down with all the rest: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Home_Stores). The barrister whom I accompanied wanted to see the locus for some reason, so we drove there.
I blogged a couple of years ago about that trial: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/first-steal-a-chicken/
Sometime around 2006-2007 I returned to Ilford, where there was a small County Court which was, a few years later, one of the hundreds of County and Magistrates’ courts closed by reason of the spending cuts of the 2010-2015 David Cameron-Levita government: https://www.ilfordrecorder.co.uk/news/politics/ilford-county-court-to-close-1-753547;
On my third visit to Ilford (on the same matter as I visited the second time), again I appeared at the small, dark and moribund-looking County Court (one good thing was that, being situate in a side street out of the central area of Ilford, one could park almost opposite the Court, by a small park or cemetery).
I had stayed overnight at a strange “hotel” of sorts, which was actually in a multistorey car park in the central area, and was on the top floor of the same. I may have been lucky, in that a fellow-member of my chambers, a medico-legal expert called Dr. Thomas (an ex-NHS consultant), parked there a few weeks later, also because he was due to appear at Ilford County Court; his car was broken into, his wig, gown and legal books etc all stolen.
I had the opportunity, if such is the bon mot, to explore the area of central Ilford around the hotel, as I searched for a takeaway (I think that I found a Chinese in the end). My impressions of Ilford (and this was about 14 years ago): something like a cross between a downbeat part of New York City, and maybe Calcutta (though I have never been to the latter).
Seems that Ilford is almost a microcosmic example of the rest of urban Britain: migration invasion, scarcely a white face, litter everywhere, and not so long after I was there, closure of shops and even the local County Court.
More Coronavirus madness
One of the “victims” mentioned in the report at top of this blog post was on Sky News, saying how terrible it was that no-one was wearing a facemask or “social distancing” on the plane! How do you “social distance” on a crowded plane? I think that the woman was a totally brainwashed facemask zealot. She and her husband had themselves decided to “self-isolate” even before being “ordered” to do so! So yes, 16 people out of nearly 200 on that plane have “tested positive”. So what? None are or are likely to show any, or any serious, symptoms.
There is a massive scam/fraud being tried on by the System, via the Government and msm. Fear propaganda.
1 September 2020
As the UK becomes ever-more obviously a “control state”, with an “elected” dictatorship of a government and a compliant or similar “Opposition”, anything is justifiable if it stands up for the reasonable freedom and decent future of the British people.
Hopefully, a GoFundMe appeal will be launched to pay his fine. The bigger question is how to destroy the cabals that are behind the conspiracy to make the population compliant and intimidated.
Hitchens is right. Look at the proclamations from government, the documents from the “advisers” and sinister backroom types that have leaked, from Common Purpose drones such as Cressida Dick (who actually suggested that non-masked persons should be “shamed”, meaning bullied, in public. What about, inter alia, “exempt” persons? Do they have to explain themselves to aggressive mask zealots and busybodies, begging their permission or leave?).
Look at that “study” from Brazil. Even on its face, it is plainly nonsense. Its methods and bases are obviously biased. A priori flaws etc.
The “study” also seems to conflate mask-wearing, washing hands, and “social distancing”.
I have blogged for months in favour of washing hands frequently, which is almost certainly the only really important way of protecting oneself and those in one’s own social circle.
“Social distancing”, if done reasonably (eg not attending crowded nightclubs, pubs etc) is also sensible. It is for individuals to protect themselves that way, mostly by avoiding crowded and hot places. The whole “keeping 6 feet away from everyone” is not necessary; peripheral.
As for facemasks, they are useless and may be counter-productive. For the State to mandate the wearing of muzzles is quite wrong; dictatorial.
I have already seen many tweets saying (inaccurately, and presumably based on the fact that the “study” has been published in some obscure psychology magazine) that the “study” has been “peer-reviewed” and so (it is implied) credible. The problem with that is that when a “study” is created by people with a certain view, and then “reviewed” favourably —and so published— by people with similar views, objectivity goes out of the window, and the “study” is not worth the paper on which it was written.
To use the reductio ad absurdam, a “study” created by idiots and “peer-reviewed” by idiots is in reality not credible.
We are getting perilously close to equating dissidence with insanity, as in the Soviet Union in the 1960s and 1970s, as exemplified by the notorious Serbsky Institute: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbsky_Center
I would not wish to kick someone who is well and truly down, but it is worth considering what Tarrant might have done had he not carried out his notorious massacre. He might, for example, have engaged in political educative work, trying to awaken New Zealand to the menace of mass immigration.
More interestingly, Tarrant might also, for example, have planned and carried out the establishment of a mini-ethnostate in New Zealand, perhaps in the South Island, which has only about a million inhabitants (compared to 4 million on the North Island). The South Island has only one medium-size city (Christchurch; 377,000 inhabitants) and only one other of any size (Dunedin; 105,000). About half of the population live in those two cities.
New Zealand has about 5 million inhabitants in an area about 20% larger than the whole of the UK, which has (disastrously) nearly 70 million people now.
The South Island of New Zealand, much larger than the North, is 58,000 square miles (England alone is 50,000) and, as noted, has a million inhabitants, compared to about 56 million in England alone. The population density is only about a 60th of that of England.
Indeed, the third-largest island of New Zealand, Stewart Island, has only about 400 people in 650 sq. miles, i.e. an area of about 20×30 miles.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewart_Island. It would be easy to simply take over such an island by moving a few hundred supporters there. Tarrant was maybe too much of a “lone wolf” to think like that.
Tarrant’s massacre has resulted in sympathy for the Muslim immigrants to New Zealand. At least, that is the official line.
There might have been another and better way.
I blogged about the Christchurch attack at the time: https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/03/25/the-new-zealand-attack-and-related-matters/
Tweets seen on 1 September
That is in North America.
As far as that tweet is concerned, I agree with Batten 100%. Hitchens is too ready to say “it’s all incompetence by the government and its advisers”. Yes, true enough but too limited. What about those behind the Government, embedded in the Deep State and msm?
Once again, Hitchens is partly-right. However, would you call the Jew Shapps, the part-Jew “Boris”-idiot, the Indian Rishi Sunak, the Indian Priti Patel, Matt Hancock, Gavin Williamson, or the rest, “sons [or daughters] of gentlemen”?! I suggest that Hitchens overvalues the result of a secondary education at Eton or Winchester…
Valete (for today)
Tomorrow, I shall be 64. Let us hope that the year ahead will be productive.