Enough of this nonsense. My country has moved much too far towards East Germany already. I will not comply with this any longer.
The government’s latest wheeze is a “Rule of Six”. The short explanation is that no more than six people can gather in a social setting. The longer explanation is that the details are so opaque and confused no-one understands them, even if they took any notice of them.
Yesterday the Policing minister called on people to inform on others – to the police – who flout the law (this is the law, nodded through Parliament late at night.) No, I will not do that. I am not a sneaky snitch, nor am I a Stasi informant. I know, I’d have been a terrible socialist. It is a horrible suggestion in any country let alone in England.
Today the Home Secretary said that two families of four chatting in the street would constitute a breach of the law. Korf woman! They have gone stark raving mad. Imagine being told, in January this year, that two families chatting on an English street would be breaking the law. You’d wonder what planet you’d woken up on.
The ONS has announced that excess deaths are currently 16% down on the average and that Covid deaths are fewer than deaths from flu and pneumonia. Think, people. We have horrible social restrictions for a virus which has become just another thing which we might catch, is treatable and mild-to-asymptomatic for almost everyone who gets it.
I will no longer comply. Enough with masks and bullshit.
We learned today that alcohol abuse has soared during the lockdown. Of course it has. Some just drank because they didn’t have to get out of bed the next morning (yet more evidence that work is a necessary routine and discipline.) Some of these people developed a habit of needing a drink at night. Some people drank out of worry, drowning their fears for their loved ones or their businesses. You can bet that some hit drugs too. And it’ll go on while we pretend to ourselves that the ‘rona is a deadly thing for which we must take special measures.
The special measures are needed by anyone who can’t see that there is no second wave, that hospitals are empty, that hardly anyone is dying from Covid any longer and that we need to get back to the old normal asap. It’s probably might be too late in any case.
Their is nothing so permanent as a temporary government measure. The politicians and bureaucrats are addicted to their new powers. They’ve become addicted to bossing and hectoring like jumped up little Hitlers. Deep down we can all see it and deep down we all know that the lockdowns were terrible, unnecessary and won’t ever go fully away.