It’s cold, wet and windy in Yorkshire. I’m not keen!! It would be nice to live somewhere warm!!
We went for a walk up my hill. It was blustery and we got rained on a little. Not nice!
Came home, played some Pink Floyd and wrote a couple of poems.
Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, still no sign of the MET completing their investigations and giving Johnson the fine he deserves. Then it’s down to Sue Gray.
Turns out that that nice man Rishi Sunak, who they were touting to take over from Johnson, is heading for a car crash. They’ve been fiddling!! All legal, of course. The Tories have connived with the wealthy to make loads of things legal so that the rich can become richer.
His wife is a multi-billionaire. Income measured in tens of millions if not more. She’s lived here for nine years but claims to be based abroad to avoid paying tax. You have to laugh. Here we have the Chancellor of England and his wife with a family with Russian businesses, a multi-billionaire, using tax-dodging schemes, taking millions of taxpayers’ money to furlough staff while putting up taxes in the UK that will put millions of kids into abject poverty. Only the Tories would consider that morally sound.
You know, the trouble with the world is greed. There is more than enough money for every single person in the entire world to live very comfortably, to solve all the pollution problems and for nature to be properly conserved. There is no shortage of cash to carry out all the necessary improvements and projects. The problem is simply that the world is divided into a small elite of superwealthy multibillionaires (like the Sunaks) and the rest of us. They hoard up the money (in billions), live a sumptuous lifestyle and yet exploit the poor to become even richer! It’s obscene!
They have no morality. They quite literally banquet while millions starve. They policies and business practices cause misery.
Ha-ha – it made me laugh to hear Johnson and Jarvid bleating that the media should keep out of family business – as if the dodgy goings-on of our politicians should be off-limits. Like hell. If Sunak is married to someone investing in Putin and dodging taxes that should be out in the open.
Everything should be out in the open and available to scrutinise. It isn’t. The wealthy are hiding stuff and cramming money abroad.
These are the people that the Tories represent and why the tax loopholes are not blocked up.
I suppose it’s even worse in the USA. They brainwash the population with this bogus American dream so that they all believe they are going to become billionaires. What a con-trick! They’ve managed to brand fairness as socialist tyranny.
It’s all a matter of degree. We are just allowed a slightly better standard of living (courtesy of hard-fought battles from trade unions) than the bulk of the world.
In Russia, the country has been robbed by Putin and his multi-billionaire oligarchs. It’s plain to see. They call it communism but it’s actually no different to the Csars. It’s tyranny. The standard of living of most Russians is very low because they have been robbed. It either goes to supporting a useless war machine or into the pockets of a bunch of super-wealthy.
Same here but to a lesser degree.
Nicely segueing into the war as a disgraced Russian army is humiliated and shown to be useless. at least 14,000 troops killed (including 7 generals), Ukraine littered with burnt-out tanks and military equipment, aircraft shot down and terrified Russian soldiers shooting, raping and looting. Not only appalling but disgusting.
Heaven knows how many trillions have been wasted. How much it will cost to restore the houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructure. What will now happen with a population traumatised by the death of their loved ones, full of hate and lust for revenge. Some liberation!!
Putin is a war criminal – a monster – but he is not alone. How have we allowed Allepo and Grozny to go unpunished? The war crimes were just as bad! And our leaders are not innocent. There were no politicians taken to court over Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the rest. Yet citing were bombed, civilians killed, executions, torture – people in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay kept without trial and tortured. Surely war crimes???
What a world we live in.
Why do we appoint these psychotic leaders?? Why can’t we work as one world?? Why all this political and religious hatred?? Why the greed??
Politicians spin, lie and break the law with impunity. They use oppressive measures and propaganda.
Then there’s Oban re-elected! A populist Nazi who is greatly admired by our own leader and Trump.
I’m beginning to dislike human beings.
Meanwhile, in the pandemic that no longer exists, Johnson is proved right! If you hardly test anybody the numbers go down! It works! Just what Trump suggested doing! If you don’t want any cases don’t test at all!! Then you can declare that not only has he got Brexit done but he’s beaten covid! I reckon the covid beating is going about on a par with his Brexit deal and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.
Despite no testing, there were still 47,126 new cases! Incredible! How do they know? The deaths are harder to disguise. That rose to 317. The new hospital admissions rose again too – 2274 new admissions – an increase of 435. In reality, the cases are the highest ever and spinning off variants!!
Long live King Clown the Liar!!
What’s going to happen when the immunity afforded by vaccination wears off? Who knows? Least of all our clown. He just wings it. Not a scientist in sight!
Stay safe!! We’re an experiment!!