Oh my gawd, I cannot believe, otherwise sane, Sonia Poulton is protesting in Trafalgar Square alongside the moronic far Right who demand the right to be infected with Covid-19. I honestly can't believe these morons have turned a proven form of preventing the spread of infection, into a political issue! Sonia is protesting 'mandatory vaccinations' and the mandatory wearing of masks, etc. Firstly there aren't any mandatory vaccinations in this country and secondly, non mask wearers are not being persecuted, they are, rightly imo, just being avoided.
I haven't got the heart to look deeply into the freedoms these eejits claim are being attacked, I just see that David Icke is involved, so I assume it involves lizards. Are they protesting Boris Johnson and his cabinet of Bullingdon Boys? Err, no I don't think so. Why blame the Prime Minister and his coke fuelled advisors, when the odds are Covid-19 was created by Bill Gates, cell phone providers (with their masts) and all those lefties in Silicone Valley.
Boris Johnson doesn't have the brain of a super villain. Whilst he might in theory agree with the idea of a super disease to somehow control the masses, his private life is too complex for him to see it through. He looks like a man who is confronted on a daily basis by his former lovers. But I digress, just stand the dishevelled oaf next to Vladimir Putin and you will see what I mean.
The Prime Minister and his incompetent cabinet have attempted to deal with the pandemic, albeit badly. We are now down to between 10 to 20 deaths per day, but the rate of infection is still scarily high. Make note Sonia Poulton and Martin Daubney, the wearing of masks has lowered the 'curve'. It is one of the most effective weapons we have. Now, I am not entirely sure if these Trafalgar Square protesters are claiming Covid-19 is a hoax, but I am picking that up as a gist. To them I would say, why would a tory, capitalist, government shut down an economy? Were they panicked? Yes, clearly, but once they realised a long term shutdown would lead to a financial recession, they quickly backpedalled to their initial stance, herd immunity. Get those kids back to school. Yes, just like Trump, Boris et al want kids back at school. Parents make up a substantial part of the nation's workforce, they need schools to look after the children while their parents work. From a Marxist perspective, parents are chained by family obligations to support regimes that oppress them.
Those protesters in Trafalgar Square today are, I suppose, demanding that we all return to 'normality', as if Covid-19 no longer exists. Much like Trump's campaign rally at the White House, the pictures and videos of August 2020 in Trafalgar Square and Washington, will be captured as 'moments in time', maybe recorded as 'the beginning of the super spreaders' that wiped out the world. No social distancing, no masks. We are in the same lull as the people of 1918 after the first wave of Spanish Flu hit, many, especially all those who didn't get hit first time around, feel emboldened, they have done their bit, stayed home, worn as mask, washed their hands endlessly and this 'highly contagious disease hasn't affected me' attitude has kicked in. I'm not imagining it, I am seeing it in people all around me, they are taking what I call 'chances' they would have eschewed 6 months ago. Then, they would sterilise every product that came into their homes, now, not so much.
Ordinarily, I am all for, laissez fair and what will be, will be, but in the case of Covid-19, we can actually make constructive choices to help ourselves. We don't have to be drawn into this crazily false sense of security. We have the option to say, I'm just not ready yet. We want to protect ourselves, but we are also protecting those we love. Is it all fake? I don't know, I don't care. Even if those lunatics in Trafalgar Square prove to be right, in some sort of bizarro world, I won't regret taking precautions. I will always sleep better at night knowing that I didn't do anything to harm another person.
Those 'freedoms' demanded by those people in Trafalgar Square are literally pathetic. How self centred and lacking of a real cause are you, that your right to infect takes precedence over all those you might harm? If you have health problems that prevent you from wearing a mask, stay out of shops and public places. Note that others have the right to safety from you. Your right to infect is not a good thing to be fighting for. You don't want to wear a mask, how do you feel about about a ventilator? Will it affect the gout in your fourth toe, left foot?
Jeez, I truly did not know how much the Far Right has penetrated society, both English and American. How people you considered normal, are in fact Batshit crazy. I have, though I consider Sonia a friend, ignored most of her campaigning and activism, dismissing it as 'not my cup of tea'. Naively, I brushed off her 'far right' leanings, as not typical of the person I knew. I would have liked to have got into a debate with her but I suspect on most subjects we would have been on opposite sides.
I don't know who these people are protesting against. If it's the tories, nobody hates Boris Johnson and his charmless allies more than I, but 'wear a mask', 'wash your hands', 'socially distance' comes directly from the scientists who know what they they talking about. If I had school age children, I would not send them back into an environment that every honest scientist describes as lethal, and my heart goes out to every parent, because having been a working, single mum, I know all the nightmares of finding childcare.
Those in Trafalgar Square protesting the findings and advice of scientists takes ignorance to a whole new level. Future generations will say jeez, incredible that such stone age thinking still existed in the 21st century. For whatever reason, the little aliens in the 'For mash get smash' image comes to mind, their laughter at humans peeling spuds and mashing them. But they won't be laughing, because two of the world's leading powers are following the exact same trajectory as their predecessors in 1918. Ok, we've done as much as we can, perhaps if we ignore it, it will go away? The result, between 50m and 100m deaths globally.
One thing I have learned as I get older and wiser, is that ignoring 'a huge threat' doesn't make it go away. Ignoring it makes it a zillion times worse, and it's at that stage that you reflect on all the opportunities 'to fix' along the way that you ignored. Not a happy place to be. I'm a writer and a dreamer but I'm still here, because ultimately, I am ruled by logic. I have an inner 'Mr. Spock' who steps in when I start to catastrophise. I don't believe Covid-19 is a hoax, if it were the hoax, the hoax would be ignore it and cover it up. A new reality we seem to be moving towards, btw. I don't know many people who have caught it, but then again I don't mix with people who would be vulnerable, rally attendees, party goers, and social distancing space invaders. My biggest fear is waking up one day to find that my own social circle are dropping like flies and who's next? I have watched enough Zombie movies to know how quickly the dominant ideology can flip and it's 'every man (and woman) for himself (herself)'.
At the moment I find the protests against masks so trite, I can't believe I am writing about it. That is I can't believe people are protesting their right not to wear a mask and protect themselves and their families. Seriously, is that their biggest priority right now? Their right to infect and be infected? Those mash potato aliens will be rolling on the floor and laughing out loud when they read those Trafalgar Square 2020 'demands for freedom'.
It is now 29th August 2020, and I don't how the pandemic and the lunacy of the USA and the UK being held in the grip of Right Wing greed will turn out. Those countries with leaders who have put the health of their people above their own political goals and the continued prosperity of their allies, have tackled the virus head on and won. They are returning to 'normal' without fear. Those who's primary interests are their own finances and those of their billionaire donors, have now discarded any pretence at fighting the virus and have invented a 'new normal', on par with Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts'. They are pretending Covid-19 has gone away. Step in Sonia Poulton and Martin Daubney, staunch supporters of this 'new alternate reality'. Why Sonia why? I really don't think history will treat you well.