Again on social media the radical anti maskers and anti vaxxers (mostly the Far Right) are making the biggest racket about the very small inconvenience of wearing a mask and getting a vaccine. Ok, wearing a mask is a pain, especially for we oldies as they cruelly expose all the wrinkles around the eye area and make your nose run, but so what, science says they work. I know science also says masks protect others from you, that is your breath and globules, but I feel they protect me too, so much so, I may just carry on wearing them forever, and wish I had had them when travelling to work on crowded trains and buses. In those up close and personal situations, you had a constant whiff of whatever exotic meal the person breathing down your neck had the night before. Oh garlic, I cuss you!
On the vaccine front, yeah fair dues, there is a one in a hundred zillion chance that this incompetent government led by Boris (bring back chain gangs) Johnson is trying to inject the masses with a liquid mind controlling implant developed by Bill Gates, but if you bring logic into he equation, it's just not possible.
And on the vaccine front - think historically. Imagine ordinary people at the height of the 1918 Spanish flu, where 50million died, being offered a free vaccine that would stop them dying? Is it possible any of them would refuse it ? They may have been simple people - by todays standards, but they wore masks and took precautions, ironic that they would now look on us as chimpanzees for not only refusing it but making a song and dance about it.
The pandemic in the USA, is now the pandemic of unvaccinated. The hardest hit areas are those in 'Trump country'. That's not me being political, it's a fact that the biggest indicator of of the unvaccinated is they voted for Trump. Traditionally, the UK follow the trends of the US, usually several years later, but more recently with our own instalment of a Trump Mini Me, Boris Johnson, as Prime Minister. We are catching up rapidly.
But from contemporary history to present times, a very wise man, a successful double glazing salesman, I know sounds like an oxymoron, but let's just say he acquired a lot of wisdom. 'The answer to EVERY question is money' was an inspirational quote he threw out there. I was intrigued by that statement, not sure I believed it, or if I wanted to believe it. But time has proven, again and again, that that hardbitten DG salesman, had more of a handle on life than all the philosophers I had read.
There is no doubt, that money was/is the answer to every one of life's questions and Trump's crimes, that's how it is with greedy narcissistic people. They need the cash and luxuries because no-one likes them. The UK version Boris too, was spending inordinate amounts of money on takeaways, Ok, a bit of a Billy Bunter comparison, Boris was/is guilty of so much more than being a fat public schoolboy, using his obvious ineptitude as a front to cover up his slimy amassing of vast amounts of (taxpayers) cash. He, the narcissistic Boris, is soothing his fragile ego with all he stows away. Maybe he plans a bath covered in thousand dollar notes with slaves telling him how wonderful he is - who know wtf money grabbing bastards dream about, the only constant is that history records them exactly as they were/are.
Boris bizarrely, is wiser (I know sounds weird) than Trump, in that he doesn't openly want to despise and blame immigrants and poor people, he gets those around him to do it for him. He remains the kindly, jovial nation's Uncle and we all hate Priti Patel.
Those people telling others not to wear masks and not to get vaccinated make the news for all the wrong reasons. That maniac at last week's rally, no, can't be arsed to look her up, claiming nurses and doctors were hung following the Nuremburg Trials. As if all those valiant NHS staff we were all applauding last year, were complicit in some sort of Dr. Evil plan. Where tf did these people park their brains? Or did they just toss them out when they found a new controversial leader to follow?
I'm with Nietzsche on the whole make your own decisions, be your own self, philosophy? Do we really need a God or a higher power? Someone 'wiser' than us to tell us how to lead our lives? Pah, say I, that's an idea I have always scoffed at. Probably why I had such a hard time in the convent. I saw myself as a martyr, of the Christian variety naturally, I had very limited reading material, but for the opposite cause. In that, what if I don't believe Jesus came back from the dead? What if I don't believe God created the world in 7 days? What if I believe all you holy moleys with your hands clasped in prayer and your eyes looking up to the heavens are a load of phoney shites? Wasn't I a martyr, one who stood against the dominant ideology, and was beaten for it? Maybe I did believe in God, maybe I thought he (all powerful and could see the truth) would step in at any moment and protest the injustice of it all!
The problem I have with all those 'telling us what we should do (get the vaccine ;) ) is their assumption that they know best, they know, better than we do, what is best for us, and what direction our lives should take. I guess if you have got that 'leadership gene' in you, it is kind of frustrating now to find a 'cause' to lead. How do you become the new Virginia Woolf or Cristabel Pankhurst (no, not where I got my writing name from, but a virtual Nebuchadnezzar of champagne to anyone who can name the origin correctly :) )
We skoff, quite rightly, at those seeking fame at any price. but for the sake of being controversial, aren't we looking in the wrong places for heroes, heroines and role models? It pains me, physically pains me, that we are putting the worst, the absolute worse, on pedestals as examples of how we should lead our lives. Lack of education, lack of vocabulary is, for some fffd up reason, being celebrated and pushed to the forefront of this 'Woke' culture we are all being herded into.
I have long wanted to do a blog entitled 'Why can't the English teach their children how to speak' My hesitance was down to the quote's origins? George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, the divine Rex Harrison film version or, as it turns out Alan-Jay Lerner. Whatever, the sentiments, I wholeheartedly agree with them. Isn't it our duty as parents to give our children the absolute best means of communication. Why limit their vocabulary? Both my sons went through nursery and school relatively trauma free, due to their ability to talk their way out. Teach your kids to fight, even to this day, is a common doctrine, tut tut tut, teach your kids to win, without being physically assaulted or physically assaulting others, those principles have longevity and, dare I say it, honour.
But returning to speech, I have to have a wee bash. Not quite ready for a full assault on the pride of the working classes, but building myself up towards it. Mostly because I have stood silent as 'language' as we know it, is again, being changed, unbeknown to most of us, by a malignant influence that is trying to whitewash our past and everything we learned during the enlightenment..... Moi, who is presently really into the Renaissance, is just seeing history repeat itself over and over. re
I love language, I love dialects, I especially love dialects that are put into a written form that we can all understand. I hate censorship, I hate that Alex Scott was criticised for presentation. She won her spot 'there', more fairly, some might say than most of the tory twats who usually present the news. That's not the norm, that's not what thrust her into the spotlight. Go her, say I. But she has real achievements that support her success. Sadly, and back to reality, her sisters competing in the job market and real world, need the ability to pronounce words correctly and a vast vocabulary. I really don't get this pride in sounding as if you are mentally retarded. See Katie Price.
This week, my Leftist, Marxist credentials are being put to the test, and I am failing expotentially, lol. True, I don't have the energy anymore for anything radical, but I am still politically homeless. I will love Jeremy Corbyn til the day I die, but I simply cannot support the snakes that went out of their way to make sure Jeremy Corbyn wouldn't win. They committed the crime of the century, they enabled a government who wouldn't give a damn about a global pandemic. How the f can I see any sort of socialist rescue of the masses, from the mememe antics of the Labour Right (yes, you Jess Phillips). F*** the lot of you Labour 'leadership', you have betrayed oldies like me, but worse, you accursed wannabe tories, have betrayed the next generation and future generations of socialists to come. You, yes you Jess Phillips, who agreed to doff the cap, and cuddled up with Jason Rees-Mogg. have aspired, agreed with, and embraced tory ideology to such an extent that you actively worked against a genuine Labour (in the true sense of the word) candidate.
Jess Phillips is the face of everything that promotes 'elevating the 'chav'. She is so desperate to promote that her supporters are working class, that she goes out of her way to pretend she is exactly like them. But she's not. She went into higher education, she wrote her essays in the Queen's English, language and grammar that gave her the degree she sought. She knows that you cannot succeed in life without being able to communicate effectively. If she was honest, she would tell those youngsters in her constituency to speak properly and widen their vocabulary if they seek high level jobs!
OK, I can accept that Katie Price speaks like a moron to boost her followers and 'likes' presumably because it is popular, but there is something a bit yucky about a Member of Parliament boasting they are just as thick. Yes, Jess Phillips, I again refer to you.
I'm psyching myself up for a 'why can't the English teach their children how to speak blog, also a feck off 'Me Too' blog and an anti 'poor me' shite blog. Watch this space, lol.
Sorry about the lack of pics, watch this space ha, ha.