Friday, April 30, 2021

You Can Get Into Bed With The Left...

The most shocking thing about the scandal around BoJo's flat renovation is that, despite his constant pandering to them, none of the left have supported him. Who'd have thunk it?


Literally Everyone. By now surely everyone on the planet outside of the Tory Party has worked out you can get into bed with the left but they won't respect you in the morning. 

Consider the Electoral Commission. Here's an organisation that the conservative base hates for its obvious bias against the right. The Tories have been kind of, sort of, talking about reforming these guys forever while refusing to actually do anything meaningful. So naturally the Commission has announced an enquiry into the PM's curtains. Insanely insecure postal voting? Nope, nothing to see here but illegal soft furnishings? They're on it. 

The PM should announce his revamp was paid for by fifty 'Asian' guys in Bradford, all living in the same terraced house. 

At this point,  even Charlie Brown's probably thinking these guys are kind of gullible. Lucy might have kept pulling the football away from him, but at least she didn't expect him to pay for the ball then hire her as a Football Holding Officer on £120,000 a year. Meanwhile, every Tory leader since 1990 seems to spend their time trying to win over the votes of people who would never vote Tory in a thousand years, even to the point of alienating people who might actually vote for them. Hence, the constant Lockdowns of Damocles and 'vaccine passports' aka Life Licences. 

The good news for the Tories is that the opposition is even worse. On his very few public appearances, Sir Keir Shergar has been outrageously outraged about how some of the contracts were awarded early last year. The Government taking a blow torch to the constitution, continually lying to the public and implementing de facto rule by decree? Not so much. 

In related news, Harold Shipman used to create bogus terminally-ill patients so he had an excuse for continuous access to lethal doses of morphine, but no one ever talks about Harold Shipman the famous fraudster. 

The left had a golden opportunity to shed its reputation for authoritarianism but it's been so thoroughly hollowed out by Metro-liberalism that they're literally incapable of imagining that it's possible to support a social safety net and regulating out of control megacorps, while still being a patriotic Briton who thinks that it's no business of Sir Keir, Boris Johnson or anyone else how often he goes the pub. 

Thursday, April 08, 2021

They're Not 'Handcuffs', They're 'Freedom Bracelets'

Seriously, us sane people are already hanging on like Charlton Heston in The Omega Man without having our own side using nonsense phrases like 'vaccine passports'.

No, they're not 'vaccine passports', they're 'life licences'. Literally everything you want to do will be subject to government approval. 

Forget talking about Henry VIII, Oliver Cromwell or whoever your preferred villain from British history is, none of these guys insisted you needed their OK to drop into the local tavern or buy some turnips. 

Once this system is in place it's all over. And no, the government is not spending tens of billions on a system that they will scrap after a year. Surely everyone now realises that the constant stream of new strains - Brazillian! South African! Atlantian! - are just prepping the ground for them to wheel out new threats every time anyone suggests removing restrictions?

Of course, they say it's all about muh saving lives except spending tens of billions on almost any other area of healthcare would save actual lives, not merely theoretical lives saved from the Fijian, Chilean or Nigerian strains. Overhauling our shambolic cancer and maternity sectors alone would save 10x the lives these life licences would save, and they'd be real lives, not theoretical deaths from the some hypothetical future strains. 

It needs to be emphasised how intrusive this system will be. The government having a complete record of where everyone has been is the least dangerous part of it. 

What's our biggest health problem aside from the Worst Virus Evah?

Yep, obesity, so what's to stop life licences being programmed to only allow people to visit restaurants or pubs twice a week? 

Nothing. At all. 

Equally, even if you're a puritan and you think only an alcoholic would need to go the pub more than twice a week, it can work the other way. Fail to go to the gym at least twice in the last seven days? The system can take your £50 fixed penalty out of your account automatically at the start of Day 8. 

This isn't a conspiracy theory, this is a capability baked into the system. Once it's up and running all this naturally follows. All it takes is for people to accept that the public is accountable to the government not the other way round. 

In fact, it can even be meshed with supermarket check out systems. No more loading up on pizza. It'll be max two with every visit, and then only if you don't use your calorie allowance on cakes or ice cream. 

And then there's the bizarre (non) coincidence that this is all happening as the eco-mentalists are demanding people give up eating meat. Could these same systems be used to enforce that? Well, yep, again once the system is in place all it will need is a small tweak to add this capability. 

This is not a small thing, this is a huge thing. We're being asked to accept a complete inversion of how our system of government works. Once you accept that your rights are now privileges to be granted or withdrawn at the whim of the government then to all intents and purposes freedom is over.