Sunday, October 04, 2020

I've Got 'Wish I Was In Stockholm Syndrome'

While Sweden is open for business, we're all still chained to the radiator in Matt Hancock's cellar. 

What's worse, some weasels even lobbied for the latest set of restrictions:

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has called for a 'circuit breaker' or stricter lockdown to stop the spread of the virus.

He told The Daily Telegraph last night: 'For me, it is only a matter of time because the virus isn't able to be controlled in the city with the restrictions we have now.  

'We need a circuit breaker or stricter lockdown to try to stop the virus spreading.


Yep, this guy:

I know what you're thinking but no, it was actually his brother who was strangled by Princess Leia. 

At least we've found one guy who might actually get some protection from corona through wearing a Boris Burka - just as long as he keeps it on all day. 

I'm guessing it makes sense though: virtue signalers are almost uniformly amoral scum, so why wouldn't a health nazi be a physical wreck? 

You know you're a leftist when... you're worried about your health so you want everyone else to change their lifestyle. 

Joe is fat so the rest of us have to stay indoors - but at least we'll be safer there, right?

No, my bad! Turns out the sunlight/Vitamin D thing has been debunked by research. And when I say 'research' I, of course, mean 'no research at all'.

So, for those of you keeping score at home, HMG is lobbing huge amount of cash at various megacorps to trial dubious new technologies, but they can't spare pennies in the pound to check out a perfectly safe, easily available, potential treatment.

Like I keep saying, it's not a 'conspiracy theory' if it's something they're actually doing.

Also, I'm starting to think we owe Captain Edward Smith a posthumous apology. At least he only hit the iceberg once. If Captain Hancock had been on the bridge, the Titanic would have been bouncing round like a pinball.  

Meanwhile, in das Reich, they're trying something else. Remember how a lot of the early cases were people who'd shared private jets, chalets in ski resorts or the like?  In other words, places with very little actual air flow? The Germans do, hence why they're trialing a whole new technology, called a 'window'. 

It's not as daft as it seems. Infection not only requires exposure to the virus, but exposure to enough of the virus over a short time (think of it as needing a high enough dose). In fact, I'm sure our government will soon go the same way, just as soon as they can work out a way to give BAe Systems a one billion pound contract to develop smart windows connected to the internet. 

Right now though - not being liberals - we're free to do this stuff for ourselves: don't eat like a pig, maintain a balanced diet, get out in the open air as much as possible, and keep a good airflow if you must stay inside. 

You know, sort of like your mother always told you to do. In fact, one might even say this kind of knowledge was the accumulated wisdom of generations of our ancestors on dealing with this sort of thing. 

Say, wasn't there an organisation that used to support this kind of thing? Some kind of group for conserving traditional values? 

Beats me: I'm stuck down here, chained to the radiator, with Matt Hancock screaming that I put the muzzle on my face or I get the hose again. 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Who Could Have Seen This Coming?

I keep reminding people: 'freedom of the press' is short for 'freedom of the printing press'. It means anyone is free to publish whatever they want and they don't need some kind of 'printing licence'. 

In other words, despite what the MSM keeps implying, it's the exact opposite of the idea that there is some kind of elite group out there called the 'press' who have special rights not granted to other citizens. There's no legal basis for that belief, but the idea that they're some kind of journalistic jedis is at the heart of why so much modern reporting is awful. Too many of these guys identify more with the people they're supposed to be reporting on than they do with the public they hope will actually buy their lousy papers. 

On the plus side, at least there's some amusement to be found in the outraged reporting every time an MSM journalist is treated like one of the peasantry. 

To quote the mighty John McLane: welcome to the party, pal!

Hey, nothing personal - she is one of the least worst journos out there and it's great that the MSM has finally started to talk about this stuff, but Joe Citizen has had to put up with this kind of censorship for years and these guys were fine with that. 

Actually, they were more than fine. No end of ink was spilled on the vitally vital importance of 'clamping down on online extremism'. Now - amazingly - it turns out that 'extremism' turns out to mean 'anything the political establishment doesn't approve of'. Who could have seen that coming? 

Not our professional journaljismers, hence why most people are only now seeing stuff like this:
The Government have been pressurising social media companies to tackle 'false and misleading narratives' about Covid, and through its Rapid Response Unit claims to have 'resolved' 70 such incidents a week.
You know, I can't help thinking that .gov setting up a real life Ministry of Truth might be something worth reporting on even before it started to affect the elect? 

Just a hunch.

And it gets worse. Check out the reporting in the sidebar on the censorship of Lionel Shriver. Not only is she in no way a rhetorical bomb thrower or extremist, the point she was making was both true and useful: obesity increases the risk from the dreaded C-virus. Not only is that true, what if it wasn't? Is YouTube worried people will lose weight unnecessarily and be left with nothing more than a drastically reduced risk of cancer, heart disease and diabetes? 

As I was saying, it's not a conspiracy if it they're doing it openly. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Conspiracy Is Already Here

Uh oh.... looks like the MSM drones have decided to flog the whole 'conspiracy theory' dead horse again. 

Here's the thing though. Being a conspiracy nut seems to involve pointing out things that were - until thirty seconds ago - regarded as clear conflicts of interest. 

Meanwhile, the folks who are Following The Science are busy producing the world's worst superhero movie: beware the Slimeinator

To borrow a line from the Simpsons: your low-quality CGI says more than real evidence ever could.

That's the thing right there. The Scottish Government makes a propaganda piece but evades restrictions on political advertising on TV by calling it a public health message. Even though it's clearly meant to advocate for a specific policy and everyone knows it.

There's no secret conspiracy to undermine democracy, it's right out there in public. 

When the police kneel before some demonstrators and violently attack others, they're making it pretty clear that this whole 'equal under law' thing is long gone. 

Ditto, when a police officer beats up an old lady on camera with no consequences, then it's clear that whatever the law says about reasonable force, that only applies if you're not judged an enemy of the people. If you are, then paid agents of the state will work you over. 

This is banana republic stuff. 

Forget all the talk of DNA tagging and databases - it might or might not be true but all the key elements of a totalitarian state are already here. Rights for those the Government approves of, a sound beating for those it does not. That's literally what tyranny means. 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Major Disaster Is Not Happy

I take it all back. Professional Conservatives really are more sophisticated and nuanced than the knuckle-draggers in the conservative base. Consider Exhibit A

Hey, I don't mind the colourful language or even the breaches of the code of conduct, but the real obscenity is that it's this that finally brings this guy out of his coma. 

Manchester bombing? Whateva! 

Fellow veterans being targeted with bogus war crimes charges? Zzzzzz 

People opposing Boris Burkas? Unleash the hounds!

You can't even say it's due to the seriousness of the situation itself. Even if we're only talking specifically about the WuFlu, where's the outrage at Public Health England's dog in the manger act, or Professor Pantsonfire Ferguson still having a job?

Nope, nothing to say about any of this apparently. It's just uppity citizens that grinds his gears.  

Maybe this guy's just confused? Maybe he thinks his role is to represent the state and hold the public to account, not the other way round? 

It seems to be a common problem these days. 

Friday, September 18, 2020

Tories Gotta Tory

Shocking news everyone! It turns out that giving that scorpion a ride across the river worked out badly after all. 

Who could have predicted that a famously publicity hungry media luvvie would make like a low-rent Martin Luther as soon as the time was right? 

Oh, yeah, everyone - except the genius set at Conservative Central Office. These guys keep lecturing the supposed knuckle-draggers in the conservative base about the importance of electability, then they go out there and step on a rake. 

And that's not even the worst of it. The whole reason the public gave the Tories an eighty seat majority is disgust with this kind of thing. The Tories were voted in precisely because the public have had enough of Metro-liberals being parachuted into top jobs despite never being elected to a parish council. 

We wanted a change but instead we got Continuity Cameron!