It’s still quite warm but there is low-level cloud. You have to be really tall if you want to get the benefit of any late summer sun.
As I walked up my hill I could see that the harvest was over. The fields were full of stubble, the harvesters have threshed the corn and the straw has been baled and taken.
I walked along my lane feasting on the sweet blackberries. The birds were no longer singing loudly, guarding their territory. The flowers had nearly all gone to seed. Autumn is already in the air.
Back home I’ve been reading some John Cooper Clarke and Jeremy Hardy (Speaks Volumes). Both very good.
I can’t settle today. I feel quite deflated and listless. In a minute I am going to try to get back to editing my Second Roy Harper book. After a break, with my grandchildren, it seems hard to get back into it.
Stephen, my publisher, informed me that the Roy Harper On Track book had sold out. That’s brilliant. There are now 12 5-star reviews on Amazon. That is also brilliant. You’d think that might just spur me on.
I think I’ll be OK when I get into it!
You know I think it’s this endless litany of sleaze, ineptitude and stupidity from this government that is getting to me. I really can’t believe that they are getting away with all this stuff. The corruption and controls they are bringing in is unbelievable – yet most of the public seem oblivious. I am also utterly dismayed by the lack of opposition. Starmer seems more intent on inciting division in his own party than standing up against the Tories. I mean, kicking people like Ken Loach out of the party – what is going on???
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our self-serving leader is still invisible – shagging and guzzling while our Afghan allies are being dumped for a grizzly end, Brexit causes shortages and Covid is still ravaging the land – not to mention Global Warming and Climate Change.
Really?? This is the best leader we could come up with to cope with major crisis’s?? A greedy millionaire posing as a clown?
The whole world is watching in amazement. They think GB is a joke!
It is a joke. Brexit has turned the population nuts – into a bunch of extreme right-wing nutcases! They’ve become blind to what is going on! It’s like the Taliban, in clowns uniforms, have taken over!
This is a comparison:
|August 25th 2020||Today|
|Number of new cases||972||35,849|
|Number of deaths||16||149|
For some strange reason people think it’s all over. They think that the vaccine has been a game-changer; that there is no need to worry.
It isn’t over. This is Summer – the season when airborne diseases are almost nonexistent. Last year, at this time, we had almost completely eradicated the virus. There were only 16 deaths and less than a thousand cases.
This year the number of cases is 36 times higher! Hospitalisation is 7 times higher. Deaths are 9 times higher!
We know what happened last year – when Autumn kicked in and airborne disease took off we had a huge second wave that killed a thousand a day at its peak!
What will this winter bring? The unvaccinated young and antivaxxers are already filling the hospitals. I reckon we are going to be looking at a lot of deaths, a lot of long covid and a lot of very surprised people who, probably with their dying breaths fervently wished they’d got vaccinated.
Already, around the world, places like Israel, who thought they were out of the woods, are locking down again. The virus is getting into Australia, Vietnam and New Zealand. Things look dire.
Yet people are going about as if everything is normal. The government are invisible. They are quietly following a policy of herd immunity and putting the economy first – let the bodies pile up!!
Nicola Sturgeon is talking – she’s wearing a mask and telling people that lockdowns are coming because the cases are soaring. Where’s our clown?
Perhaps Gaia is looking to rid the planet of the pest that is busy destroying it??
Stay safe!! We might not have long!!