10,000 truckers waiting to cross the Channel have now been tested for “the virus”. Only 24 have tested positive. About 1 in every 500. That should wake people up, but will not. The hysteria is ingrained now. Almost a full year of fear propaganda has had its effect. Having said that, I detect less of a sharp edge in the public mood.
When “the virus” was thought of as a kind of Black Death, in the Spring of 2020, there was a palpable feeling of real fear about. Now, that fear has evolved into more of a mere background effect, which is kept “revving” by the constant official and msm propaganda (which includes the facemask nonsense).
As is not infrequent, the early broadcasting was ghastly today. A platitudinous Prayer for the Day by some priestess-bishop, then a full half hour about the South Downs by a singer of whom I had never heard, one Frank Turner. How can someone who sings so out of tune be a professional singer?! Painful. I looked him up: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Turner.
I wonder whether he is in line for £10,000-£100,000 of public money…
The reality of the “panicdemic” is never shown on the msm. The reality is that, so far, while —worldwide— over a million people have died “with” the virus, that is after all one million out of eight thousand million people on Earth. About one death for every eight thousand people. Which puts the matter into perspective, or should.
True, the ratio is much higher in the UK, about one death out of every 1,400 inhabitants. The principle applies, though.
“The virus” has now been around (as far as we know) for nearly a year now.
The British public have been subjected to pressures rarely known in modern times: fear propaganda, toytown police state action, legally probably-invalid “laws”, “rules” and “advice” (all deliberately conflated). Crucially, the public has “had its mouth stuffed with gold” to buy off criticism of all this. Key medical staff such as doctors have been given pay rises of over 4%, well above inflation. Employees and some self-employed have been “furloughed” on what amounts to, for many, full net pay. Even the unemployed and working poor not furloughed have been given a small but useful Universal Credit boost of an extra £20 a week.
All of those measures, now extended into 2021, have softened the blows of the economic shutdown (which is what “lockdowns” and “tiers of restriction” are).
It would be naive to imagine that such a situation is sustainable indefinitely, even though with “national debt” being created at very low interest rates, it is, for the moment, sustainable.
It will be interesting to see how the UK economy does post-Brexit. If not well, there will open up a real opportunity for social nationalism, but that cannot happen while the population is being cushioned in terms of personal finance. To put it one way, only when the population starts to suffer, and seeks a way out, will such an opportunity be realizable. As Lenin once said, “worse will be better”.
The newspaper-journalistic trade (nb. not “profession”, not “vocation”) has no future because most of its present practitioners are semi-literate idiots, and most of the rest are dishonest and in the pocket of the Jewish-Zionist element.
Ferguson obviously “knows the right people”, the magic carpet of contemporary Britain (cf. Dido Harding etc, not to mention, in the past, Boris-idiot).
“Guest“? That seems unnecessarily polite…
I suggested some time ago that Trump stick it to various groups by using his unfettered right to pardon while he still can. So far he has started by pardoning a few cronies, as well as the murderous and stupid Blackwater mercenaries.
What Trump should do now is pardon all social-national prisoners doing time in Federal prisons. There are hundreds, maybe thousands of them. Some are doing life sentences or are even on Death Row. I imagine that they would be most grateful to Trump were he to pardon them. He may need a few friends soon. I suspect that, like “Condor” in “Three Days of the Condor” (a favourite film), Trump is “about to become a very lonely man“…
Pardon Julian Assange and Edward Snowden too.
Another scene from Three Days of the Condor:
A few more tweets seen
That tweet, above, pretty much sums up the total unreality of the self-describing “Left” in today’s UK. The whole country should, she thinks, be “locked down”. For a month? Six months? A year? In perpetuity? Until a vaccine or cure is around and covers all mutations etc?
The pseudo-socialist supporters of open-ended “lockdown” are also almost always in favour of open borders, greatly increased pay, benefits and services (including NHS services) etc. They imagine that some form of magical economics can square that circle. They are basically socio-politico-economic lunatics.
Such self-describing “Left” “socialists” (I myself never use “Right” and “Left”) are in a world of complete delusion, in which, inter alia, the usual rules of economics, commonsense and real life generally are suspended just for them.
In that crazy world of their own delusions, millions of non-Europeans (most entirely unskilled) can flood in, breed, be given housing, medical services, money etc. At the same time, all struggling English/British people will be paid more and/or get decent State benefits instead of the present inadequate ones.
In that world, everyone will have whatever education, NHS services, transport etc, they want or need, all for free or very cheaply. All sorts of other nice things will also be available freely.
The best trick of all? That all of the above can be provided despite the economy having been all but shut down for months or even years!
Well, obviously, such people are basically mad politically, economically etc. They are the same people who think that Corbyn and McDonnell had something to offer the UK electorate and that Corbyn was going to be Prime Minister.
The weird thing there is that they could see that the Jew-Zionist element in the msm and online was attacking Corbyn and Labour relentlessly, yet continued to support the Jew Zionists in their “holocaust” and (supposed) “antifascist” campaigns. The pseudo-socialists supported and still support the very tribe that killed off their beloved Corbyn’s chances!
Well, I am not a psychiatrist…
Most of those silly people are still desperately tweeting in favour of the UK being in the EU! Yes, they all, or almost all, support the finance-capitalist EU concept as well. No wonder that many of them have mental problems!
So Blake died. An interesting character. A believer (in many things, serially). I blame not Blake for his treachery, to put it that way, but the naive British, who thought that all that was necessary to turn a half-Jew (half-Jew, half-Dutch), born in Rotterdam and brought up mainly in Egypt, into a “British gentleman” was a better suit, better shoes, a change of name (from Behar to true-blue “Blake”), and a position in the Foreign Office (and, covertly, SIS). Wrong…[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Blake].
Not that more obviously British people are necessarily more reliable, as witness the so-called “Magnificent Five” or “Velikolepnaya Pyaterka” headed by Kim Philby; Philby, though, was part-, I think quarter, Indian, his mother, Dora, being a so-called “chi-chi” (Anglo-Indian mixed-race).
Admittedly, that was not so in the case of Maclean, Burgess, Blunt, and Cairncross. In their cases, as also with Philby, we have to look at the influence, in the 1930s, of what has been called “the dummy intellectuality” of Marxism-Leninism.
Still, if “Blake” was to have been recruited at all, it should have been as agent, not officer.
Mink are also living creatures, but if it has to be done, to save the indigenous animals…
Chinese projects are always on such a vast scale.