by Ian Thorpe, 25 June, 2023
It is quite obvious that the pandemic and its aftermath will be with us for years but after all the angst ridden coverage of the 'Partygate' scandal and the hounding of Boris Johnson when he was not the only one who ate cake while the rest of us languished in isolation (well some fools did, although nobody I knew took the unconstitutional, human rights abusing restrictions very seriously, it seems the media are focused on the wrong things. Too many in the establishment and beyond are still obsessed with rule breaking rather than questioning whether the rules were proportionate or effective. They’re still obsessed with retrospectively policing the lockdowns rather than asking whether the lockdowns were right or wrong, when it is now beyond reasonable doubt that the illiegal lockdowns and other restrictions imposed from 2020 to 2022 did more harm than good.
Of course, public anger at Tory ministers and staffers flouting rules
their own government imposed on the rest of us is understandable. The
double standards are off the charts. But while such anger is justified, is it being directed at the right targets?
On 23 March 2020, Boris Johnson gave a wartime-style address, insisting that we must
stay at home and that the police would have powers to enforce the
rules. Nobody was in any doubt that we were not supposed to go to
parties during the first lockdown, the second lockdown, or the periods
of tiered restrictions. The the thick, fascistic plod were certainly not in any doubt, as
the 120,000 Covid fixed-penalty notices dished out to lockdown breakers
surely attests. And who can forget the gleeful enthusiasm shown by plod when enforcing those restrictions on middle aged dog walkers, old ladies, young children playing in the street and people enjoying a barbecue with neighbours in their own gardens, when if violent crime is being committed against innocent members of the public by vicious criminals armed with guns, knives or baseball bats with nails through the end, the aforementioned plod are nowhere to be seen. In fact if you are a victim of crime the best response you can hope for is the Police Community Support Officer Plod will turn up a week later and offer you some leaflets on victim support counselling.
And yet people in government and opposition parties, snivel servants and academics who are paid the provide technical advice
ignored the very same rules they demanded that the rest of us follow.
Downing Street staff regularly held boozy parties featuring some really inept, booze fuelled dancing. Scientific advisers took advantage of the low traffic volumes to gallivant around the country seeing friends and relatives, and the man whose phoney alarmism, based on some very dodgy mathematical models of a pandemic, Professor Neil Ferguson, travelled across London for illicit nookie with his best friend's wife.
So it’s understandable that people want retribution, that they want to punish the hypocrites in power. But the anger is misdirected. We should be targeting it at the harsh, inhuman rules, not their violators. We should be angry at the punishment meted out to two students, who were fined £10,000 each for organising a snowball fight in Leeds in January 2021. We should be angry at the punishments visited on neighbours for having a cup of tea together, on friends for going for walks, and on pensioners for chatting on benches.
Looking back over posts by myself and my fellow Boggart Bloggers HERE, HERE, and HERE over the course of the lockdowns and related human rights abuses (going from March 2020 up to March 2022), perhaps fittingly ending with the revelation that from January 2020 to June 2021, Sweden, a countery that shunned lockdowns and merely asked people to be sensible, had the lowest average mortality in Europe.
I would further suggest that much of what we need to know about the lockdowns is covered in the articles and comments of alt_media while being ignored by mainstream news and analysis sites which, instead of doing the work ewe expect of them, were happy to simply regurgitate the scaremongering propaganda pumped out by governments and public health regulators.
Almost every powerful institution and individual in the Anglosphere and western Europe was behind the Covid scam. The idea that most of the protagonists are still in positions of power and influence rather than facing jail time should disgust any right thinking person.. In any case, Covid wasn’t some aberration preceded and followed by sanity, it was simply the logical progression of a drift to globalised authoritarianism that started a fair while ago and continues. Sheeple populace placated with beer and circuses, believing whatever the technocrats tell them, and wicked people exploiting this for their own selfish ends.
The biggest victims of lockdowns were children, a group that was hardly affected by COVID, which was truly a disease of the old and sick. Never forget that the National Union of Teachers accused Boris Johnson and his government of murdering teachers by asking them to teach children face to face.
They, as much as the scaremongers in parliament and the medical professions are responsible for the ongoing mental health problems, learning difficulties and behavioural issues their members are now complaining about.
I am a grandparent, and watched both my grandchildren become isolated from friends, bored, alienated, and resentful his .Their livers werre cancelled over a pimped up common cold infection.
Many parents and grandparents had to look on , powerless, as children went into their shells, were forced to work from kitchen tables alongside working parents, were terrified their parents and grandparents might die (incidentally still an issue because of "climate' change), and who have never returned with the same mindset.
Children's charities were inundated
with requests to support families with young children unsocialised, fearful, lacking confidence, and from stressed out parents trying to work from home, home - school the kids and hold on to some semblance of normality.
What gets me is all the "late converts" who at the time when resistance was most needed, dutifully stood outside and clapped (the only clap I'd like to give the NHS is the infxtious kind,) sported face nappies every time they entered a supermarket and risked the clot shot itself just because the saline-vaxxed Royal Family told them "not to think of oneself," or think FOR oneself because it was known before the vaccines were released on the public that they would not bestow immunity or prevent transmission.Many people I know, friends, family members, blog community contacts, had rumbled this hoax before we entered lockdowns with all the ongoing damage that has and will in the future, ensue. Almost all of us have ancestors or members of their familues who died in the great wars of the 20th century, defending Western freedoms which have now basically gone for good,