It really is time to put these blinkered scientists and medics with their tunnel vision back in their box, before there is nothing left to save in this country: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8845533/Coronavirus-Soaring-infections-death-rates-claims-justify-lockdowns.html
At some point, the UK will have to bite the bullet, stop messing around with the various forms of nonsense now current (facemasks, “lockdowns”, the ludicrous “Rule of Six” etc) and get the country moving, before we go into a tailspin to socio-economic death.
Saw an interesting, if eccentric, Twitter account:
Very true. An anachronistic idea, akin to the 1940s BBC radio Brains Trust. A panel of big brains educates and informs the public. Hardy ha ha. Look at the typical Question Time panel! Pathetic.
A link to the American news and comment site:
More tweets seen
More about Coronavirus
This is becoming a total farce! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8848073/Downing-Street-says-couples-coronavirus-hotspots-meet-indoors.html
I see that even “socialists” or sort-of socialists, like Andy Burnham, are waking up to the socio-economic damage being done, not by “the virus” but by the absurd “lockdown” (shutdown) measures. Except that his beef is that vastly more people should receive vastly more money in compensation.
Back in 2010, when Burnham stood for the Labour leadership, I thought that he was the best of a very poor bunch, but he had no star or glamour quality and so little chance of winning. I tweeted at the time that, whether he really cared (about the people) or not, at least he gave the impression that he did.
If Andy Burnham raises his profile more, he is not necessarily to be ruled out in terms of succeeding Keir Starmer. A safe seat would be found, no doubt, and the show goes on. Perhaps. It probably needs more than that to save Labour, though.
A few Daily Mail readers’ comments
“3 weeks to flatten the curve , 7 months later he’s flattened the whole country with his tyranny and dictatorship.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605667139;
“Don’t care who it is can someone in the Tory party just get rid of Boris , Doris , or whatever you call him he is just ucking this country over day by day soon we will be nothing more than a country of poor powerless nothings.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605667085;
“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies, The robber baron’s cruelty may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end.” CS Lewis https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605665773
“You just couldnt make this cr*p up any more. Everyone should just get on with their lives and stay home if they feel they need to. I voted for Boris – much to my shame – I didnt vote for some kind of police state with idiots telling me to wash my hands, not go out, wear a mask. Enough is enough. IFR rate is the same as flu. Daily deaths, but 1500-1600 die in England and Wales every day, 550,000 a year, since when was it the governments repsonsibility to save us all ???” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605665125
“Most people will find this funny, but it wont stop , the general stupidity and compliance of the british public will mean we will be the biggest testing ground for brave new world of slavery. Well done.” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/reader-comments/p/comment/link/605664689
A comment on the repression of free speech today…
I suppose that the distinction is that the Jewish lobby, and ZOG/NWO, usually do not know the content of your telephone conversations (unless they put out a special effort…)
Massive. Do you really imagine that this place, wih all the people inside, is to combat a few mad Muslim extremists stabbing people at random with kitchen knives?
Stray thoughts about education
I have just watched the quiz show, The Chase, on TV. One contestant was a scruffy girl who is apparently studying Criminology at Greenwich.
I was unaware that Greenwich even had a “university”, to be honest, but it does [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Greenwich]; moreover, one which has supplied two Nobel laureates. Its main campus is based in the former Naval College which (again something that I did not know) was sold by the Royal Navy in the 1990s.
What shocked me was the dearth of knowledge in that girl student (aged 20). She seemed to know almost nothing. She correctly answered two questions about pop music and one about the drink, absinthe. She could not even say how many feet were in 60 inches (she said three!). She had been in full-time education for about 15 years! An indictment of the educational system in the UK. Incidentally, she did guess a few more questions correctly, and scraped through to the “Final Chase” part of the show, where her two colleagues, a surgeon and a pub-manager, knew enough to win the team £14,000.
Reverting to the general question, I suppose that the country needs at least some criminologists. I suppose…Really? Anyway, it made me wonder why so much of the huge amount the UK ploughs into education is simply wasted, either because the system is not really educating many of those who pass through it, or because the net result is an oversupply of (at best) mediocre “graduates” with degrees in subjects which are of little or no use to us as a people.
I am not one of those people who thinks that the only worthwhile degrees are scientific or vocational, but there must come a point when the State as major funder (directly or via loans that are usually not repaid) says, “we have too many x y z and not enough a b c”.
The whole idea of the “degree” (a mediaeval concept) needs to be revisited anyway.
I met a woman once who had taken some kind of degree in Criminology (I think it was), part-time and/or from a Northern English “McUniversity”. She was a civil servant in the Ministry of Justice based, I think, either in Liverpool or Manchester (I forget), and, on the back of the degree etc, had just been promoted to a higher level (£50,000+ a year salary; this was in 2007). I have no idea what her knowledge level in the subject really was, but I noticed, on visiting her home once, that the only books there (that I could see) were paperbacks about “famous crimes” and the like; nothing too serious. I think that her job was culled in the spending cuts of 2010-2015.
Getting away from anecdote, I think that anyone has the right to study what they like, but that the State has the right to direct funding and any grants of money to those activities likely to benefit the State or the people as a whole. Britain is undersupplied with nurses and doctors, among other occupations; oversupplied with barristers, criminologists (arguende) and various other types of people.
It may be that the right way forward is for the State to fund tuition depending on priority; to confer grants of subsistence allowances to those most likely to make good use of any tertiary education, such as full subsistence to the top 20% of candidates, half as much for the next 20% of candidates, and nothing to the remaining 60% but to allow those others to study, if they wish, by taking out a loan from the State which will have to be repaid over time no matter what.
At present, 50% (approx) go on to tertiary education. Many of these people are wasting their time and the State’s resources. Change must come, not least in making it easier for people without tertiary diplomas or degree certificates to get into various fields of work.
Beheading in France
I have only just now been alerted to the latest Islamist atrocity in France.
A terrible crime, perpetrated by people whose ideas are more suited to Arabia in the 7th Century than to Europe in the 21st.
I suppose there is the point, though, that the teacher would probably not have shown caricatures of Jews to his pupils (and if he had, he would have been dismissed; without question)…
In the end, Europe must again become Christendom, but in a new way…