Today was brighter. Lots of blue sky. I walked up to the top of my hill and looked out to sea. The land changes slowly. We are nothing but a flicker. The timescale is too enormous. But nature is still wonderful. There was some bird song and the sound of a woodpecker. It’s the first day of Spring.
I doubt if it feels much like Spring down in the car parks and bunkers in Ukraine though!! Putin is doing the usual tyrant’s approach – targeting women and children – indiscriminate bombing of residential areas. He practised it in Syria!!. One minute these are Russian brothers and sisters requiring liberation from a fascist Western-leaning government, the next they are evil vermin to be exterminated.
The paranoid dictator is threatening mutual destruction in a self-generated nuclear holocaust!!
Like with the Ukraine, I think the majority of Russians would prefer a close relationship with the West to life under this dictatorship. You can always judge a society by the level of inequality and the way the ruling class treats its people. Nearly all societies are poorly organised. They nearly all have a wealthy elite exploiting the rest, but Russia must be one of the worst. It’s ironic. The Russian people had a revolution to solve the grotesque inequality. Didn’t work did it? The Russian secret police crackdown. Nobody is free. The right to protest. The right to have a say. This is a far cry from a communist system – it has become tyrannical fascism. This supposedly communist system hasn’t created greater equality. The new elite live in opulence and the people live in poverty. Putin has his palace and billions stashed away for a rainy day. The Russian people live in hovels. I think it’s time for another revolution!!
We need one here too. Our inequality is far too great. Ordinary people might not live in quite the squalor they do in Russia but the profiteers are raking it in!!
Why the hell can’t we ever create a fair society? Why do we always end up with a bunch of nasty, cruel, heartless profiteers taking over and a political class bending over backwards to support them?
We need a revolution and a fair distribution of wealth!!
Workers of the world unite!! Drive out the profiteers.
Well today I’ve been reading (finished Philip Roths I Married A Communist and just started Jasper Fforde’s The Well of Lost Plots) and listened to some Roy Harper – Death Or Glory. Good enough.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, Johnson is jumping for joy!! There is war!! It’s wonderful!! A Godsend!! One minute he’s fighting for his political life because he is a lying, law-breaking, incompetent clown, and everything looks dire. The media has turned on him. The opposition is going for the jugular. Partygate is looking like the end of his useless career. The public are steaming. We’re all waiting for Sue Gray and the Met. Everyone is calling for his resignation. Johnson’s end is nigh!! The next minute Putin invades Ukraine and the heat’s off. We’re in a war situation. Johnson can play at being Churchill again. The focus has changed. The public are now furious with Putin. Johnson is forgotten. Putin has even threatened us with nuclear missiles. Johnson is beside himself with joy. The opposition can’t even attack him! In war we all have to come together. Even Blackford can’t call him the liar that he is. By the time this all blows over (or up!!) it will all be forgotten and our lying clown will not only survive but will likely get himself re-elected for another term, another opportunity to line his pockets and rob everyone.
How strange the world is.
So, today, in our new freedom, where pandemics don’t exist and our clown does not even have to talk about them, I noticed that there were 82,113 new cases yesterday with another 137 deaths. Not that anybody seemed bothered anymore. The pandemic is over!!
Hancock was not really breaking rules at all. It was fine. He was in love with his mistress!! You can break rules if you are in love!
I wonder if Johnson with use the same excuse??? ‘I had a load of parties, not because we are the important people for whom rules don’t apply as they do for the little people, but because I was in love!’
Then Putin could do the same!! ‘I attacked the Ukraine and am killing hundreds of women and children because I am in love!!’
No laws apply when you are in love!! I must remember that!!
Mind you, those shop owners who got fined £35,000 for keeping their shop open while Johnson was partying are not happy. They are appealing!! They should have told the police that it was alright – they were in love!! Fools!! Didn’t they know they were the little people?? It’s only the important people who can do as they like!! As sure as Johnson will get off with a slap on the wrist for becoming the first criminal to inhabit Number 10, they will not get off!!
Stay safe!! What to do with your 4-minute warning??? Pour a glass of beer, sit back and watch the sky light up in a magnificent display of fireworks signalling the end of the monkey experiment, a clean canvas and an opportunity for nature to give the whales a go!! They at least have bigger brains than us and like music!! Maybe…………..