And the Newspapers Said, ‘It’s All Your Fault, Stupid Peasants’

Do you know what I’m getting really tired of? Government leaks to newspapers. I’m reading everything about what’s going to happen before it happens, via a newspaper, where there is no given certainty that something will actually happen. Do ministers do it to test the water? To see what people’s appetites are for one courseContinue reading “And the Newspapers Said, ‘It’s All Your Fault, Stupid Peasants’”

Catalogue of Catastrophe: Part I

To date: 80,868 dead from Covid and no sign of slowing down. 3,017,409 infections (worldometers.info) The masquerade is still economy before health, which appears to translate as, ‘keep going to work, keep getting paid, then we Your Betters, can put in as little support as possible to look after you during the pandemic’. (‘You canContinue reading “Catalogue of Catastrophe: Part I”

Catalogue of Catastrophe: Part II

This follows on from Catalogue of Catastrophe: Part I, which should be read first. The first lockdown was lifted too early and too rapidly, against the advice of his own SAGE advisors (Scientific and Advisory Group for Emergencies). New instructions were issued by Our Beloved Leader, but they were extremely convoluted. Many people were confusedContinue reading “Catalogue of Catastrophe: Part II”

When an Emergency is Not an Emergency

Here on Plague Island, school children who do not have access to laptops for remote learning, or who cannot work from home, are to be classed as vulnerable. These children will be allowed to go to school during this latest national lockdown along with children originally classified as vulnerable, and key worker’s children. The EducationContinue reading “When an Emergency is Not an Emergency”

Shop Your School!

After much deliberating by government, schools on Plague Island have needed to return to online learning. Please refer to our previous Note ‘The Issue of Schools’, dated 5.1.21. Remember that Caveat King said on 3.1.21 that there was ‘no doubt in my mind’ that schools were safe to return to; that primary aged school childrenContinue reading “Shop Your School!”

The Cult of Trump

“It was so unquestionable! There was so much proof that our election was stolen!” Trump supporter speaking on Capitol Hill, 6th January 2021. “What are we supposed to do? Okay? The Supreme Court’s not helping us; no-one’s helping us. Only us can help us. Only we can do it!”  (The crowd can then be heard chanting, ‘USA!Continue reading “The Cult of Trump”

Hostiles on the Hill

“Remember this day forever!” The President of the United States of Amnesia. Almost four years earlier, in 2017, Trump was asked to condemn the killing of one person, and injuries sustained to others in Charlottesville. He did not particularly speak words of condemnation, instead choosing to say, “You also had some very fine people onContinue reading “Hostiles on the Hill”

The Flags Of Our Fathers

“Flags are bits of coloured cloth that governments use first to shrink-wrap people’s minds and then as ceremonial shrouds to bury the dead.” Arundhati Roy said in 2002. It was the Confederate flag being brandished around the halls of the Capitol Building which is what set off this next trail of thoughts. Usually, when mostContinue reading “The Flags Of Our Fathers”

Attempted Coup On Capitol Hill

If we’re Plague Island, then the USA, the only country in the Western Hemisphere who have handled the pandemic on par with us has to be given an alternative name, too. The late, great, Gore Vidal once called his country ‘The United States of Amnesia’ and I think it’s appropriate to borrow the name from someone who lived the experience of being American. He said in 2004, “WeContinue reading “Attempted Coup On Capitol Hill”