Cloudy, dank and cold in Yorkshire – though nowhere near as bleak as the weather in Ukraine.
We took a walk up the back lane to the village of Lowthorpe. The clouds were low but there was no rain. We disturbed a kestrel on the telegraph line, fed the horses grass and breathed the air.
Back home I’ve been reading some Jasper Fforde and listening to Leonard Cohen telling us about the future – it’s murder. Mind you, that record was recorded a while ago. That future is now the present. It is murder.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our unfunny clown is defending his own corruption. It’s more of the usual. He says things but doesn’t do things. We are clamping down hard on Russian oligarchs – except we aren’t. Johnson conveniently forgets to name most of them. He also gives them a month or two to extract their wealth!! That’s Tories cracking down hard. They don’t want to upset their Russian donors, do they? They have put half of them in the House of Lords!!
The Tories and Trump are knee-deep in corrupt Russian money. They have no morals.
It was heartening to see the UN resolution. It demonstrated quite clearly that the whole world is against him. Even China abstained. Apart from the two evil invaders (Russia and Belarus), it was only three other countries that backed the invasion – and they were three equally nasty belligerent dictatorships – Syria, Eritrea and North Korea. Syria probably had to. Without Russia Bashir would have been kicked out. North Korea has ambitions to be one of the nastiest on the planet and Eritrea probably is the nastiest with it’s great love of war and cruelty. Putin is in good company!!
So where does this war end? Russia has clearly demonstrated its ineptitude. Regardless of anything, it shows itself incapable of organising the logistics to wage a war. Soldiers surrendering, heavy casualties, malfunctioning equipment, poor morale, poor leadership. Now it is turning into an absolute monster, reducing cities to rubble and killing citizens. I hope that it is taken to court for war crimes and made to pay for the reconstruction of the country!!
If only the UN had more power to intervene and enforce.
From one monster to another!!
Then there is Trump – found to have broken Federal laws.
Perhaps, at last, they’ve got enough to lock him up!!!
There are a lot of things Johnson and Trump have in common – systematic lying, law-breaking, arrogance, incompetence and privilege. A heady mix. They both feel entitled to do as they like, ignore the laws and indulge themselves in sex, wine and rich living. It’s their right!!
So, yesterday, in the forgotten pandemic with invisible scientists, no leadership and no reliable statistics, there was supposedly an 11% rise in infections. The stats I found said that there were 45,036 and 75 deaths. Not that it matters anymore. The Big Dog Turd is being saved and red meat is being flung to the public. The propaganda machine is in full swing!!
We are at war!! What does it matter if our leader is a lying clown, an inept law-breaking corrupt self-serving conman? We are at war. We can’t possibly replace him!!
You can almost hear the greedy, selfish idiot laughing his head off. Once again he is getting away with murder!! Did he ring up Putin and organise it? Had he rung up Cressida Dick? He’s more slippery than a turd in a bucket of jelly.
Stay safe!! You’re on your own. The pandemic is an illusion!!