The Corona Diaries – Day 701 – January 24th 2022

I was fascinated to read what I had written just under a year ago regarding the politics of the day. Our resident crime syndicate of a government decaying under the weight of its own sleaze!! Makes for interesting reading.

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Nearing the end of January (not my favourite month) the sky was overcast but it was dry and not raining so I took myself up my hill for an early walk. At the top of the hill I found myself looking out over a wet and soggy land enshrouded in mist.

I came home and set about editing my Beefheart book while listening to the Kills.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, Johnson is hovering on the brink. Just as he’s trying to come to terms with Partygate and prepare himself for the onslaught of Sue Gray there suddenly comes Muslimgate out of left-wing. We haven’t got over Bullygate either and still have Covidgate, Sleazegate, Wallpapergate and Brexitgate to come.

The common feature in them all is Johnson’s cavalier attitude, entitlement, lack of detail, lies and laziness. It all sends a clear message. You can break rules, even laws. It’s always party time. You don’t have to work hard. You just make things up. You can get away with anything.

Partygate – the cavalier breaking of rules, lying and love of partying. Wine, women and wallpaper. Arrogant superiority and disdain for the little people. We make the rules. You do as you’re told. We do as we want. It’s party time.

Muslimgate – we can be racist, rude and offensive. We pretend to be inclusive but we aren’t. We have token ethnic minorities but we don’t like them. Why do you think we wanted Brexit? We don’t like foreigners. We’re the party of xenophobia – letter boxes and sacks says it all.

Bullygate – it’s black and white. We tell you what to do and if you don’t do it you will pay. Rules and laws mean nothing. We don’t have to follow them. Blackmail, threats and nastiness are the tools of the trade.

Covidgate – we alternated panicking with complacency, did everything too late or two early, dumped the old, dumped the care homes, used it as an excuse to give billions to ourselves and our chums and killed more people than nearly everyone else. We did not have our eye on the ball, did not know what we were doing, ignored advice and cocked up. No attention to detail, coupled with arrogance and incompetence made everything much worse than it needed to be. Confusing messaging, invisibility and breaking the rules that were made coupled with failure to set examples – a disaster. Silly sound bites and exaggerated claims of world-beating this that and the other, magic moonshots and then lie about it, tell everyone it was a great success and that Johnson introduced vaccination and saved the world. In reality it has been a complete mess up and a lot of Tories made a lot of money.

Sleazegate – second jobs, revolving doors, lobbying rules broken, Cameron and Patterson, government ministers earning millions while working in the Caribbean, backhanders, illegal donations, cash for peerages, cash for meetings, cash for everything. The Cayman Isles must be groaning under the money being stashed away from all the dodgy deals we don’t know about. The Tory Party has been profiteering.

Wallpapergate – the tip of an iceberg – illegal donations from promises and deals. We’re expected to believe that these people do it for nothing. They do it because they expect stuff in return. Meals, expensive wine, refurbishment, expensive holidays. Heaven knows what else goes on in private.

Brexitgate – based on lies, unfounded promises of sunny uplands, xenophobia, racism, nostalgia for an age that never was, nationalism and fear. 5 Million Turks, Muslims taking over, Eastern Europeans taking over, unimpeded immigration. Stark horror out of the minds of racists who despise foreigners and still think Britain is not only superior but should have its empire back. So badly negotiated that it has landed us in the shit, ruined trade, loaded us with red-tape and delays, left food rotting, put costs up, created HGV shortages, nursing and caring shortages and stopped our youngsters having access to Europe for work and study. Obstacles, impediments and competition replace free trade, cooperation and friendliness. But a lot of Tories made a lot of money out of it – how many million did Rees-Mogg make??

It’s a nasty long list of malaise that all stems from one man – a self-serving clown whose character flaws, greed and gluttony have created a government of self-serving, lazy fools who think they too can get away with murder.

It all comes from the top!

So, yesterday there were another 74,800 new cases. Not exactly tumbling down is it? There were only 75 deaths though. That’s something. Though they’ll probably tell us that they forgot to count them over the weekend or that it doesn’t count people with nasty coughs.

The ONS is insistent that there have been 177,000 deaths which mention covid. But what’s 20,000 deaths to a Tory?? Let the bodies pile up!!

We’re fine. There may be a new variant on the horizon and we may lose half of our NHS staff soon who are being kicked out because they’re un, and we’ve lost 2 million days of NHS staff due to long covid, so they’ll be nobody to care for us, but we are trialling the antiviral drug from Merck!! Maybe it’ll work. The hospitals will be closed but they can pop it in the post to us.

Lord Agnew resigned. He’s been in charge of fraud. Well I bet a number of Tories have really been in charge of fraud. But he’s getting out before Fraudgate becomes investigated. It seems that he has mislaid £4.3 billion. It’ll probably turn up in some MPs account on the Cayman Islands.

Johnson will need a lot of money to maintain his lifestyle, childcare and alimony.

Stay safe – this looks like being an interesting week!! We could have a leadership contest for who’s taking over the crime syndicate!

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Today’s Music to keep me SssSSAaaaNNnnNEee in Isolation – Sean Taylor

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Today’s Music to keep me SsSssaAaaaNnnnNEEe in Isolation – David Gray

He was a bit mainstream and trendy but I found I really liked him. Still waiting for his sister Sue to bring out her report on Johnson’s criminality.

Today’s Music to keep me SssSsAaaaNnnnEEe in Isolation – Roy Harper – Work Of Heart

While not being one of Roy’s very Best albums this is still brilliant. I don’t think he ever made a really bad one. Even his worst have great redeeming songs and features.

It’s great to get out one of the ones that I play less than the others and rediscover the gems!!

I think I might have a Roy Harper day and immerse myself. Higher and Higher drawn to the flames. I hope the spirit metaphysic doesn’t put the light out!

The Corona Diaries – update

I’ve stopped doing my daily Corona Diaries. I’m no longer considering myself to be in isolation. Life is returning to ‘normal’. It has been pointed out that my life has never really been normal. But that depends on what you consider normal to be, doesn’t it?

The more I see how this country and the world are run the more antiestablishment I become. It’s appalling. There is no morality anywhere. It’s all a game of power and greed.

Democracy is always about choosing the lesser of two evils.

Politics is always about power. It’s a game of lying, cover-up and trying to fool the people while maintaining the status quo – ie. all the wealth still goes to the small elite while the rest of us receive as little as possible in order to keep us quiet.

Whatever happened to unions and a real anti-establishment Labour party intent on taking on the establishment and creating a fairer society? Is the propaganda being pumped out by the Daily Mail, Sun and Daily Express that strong??

Will we ever get impartial media and real exposure of the corruption??

So our clown is still in office despite having now been proved to have repeatedly lied to everyone and broken the law.

I’m sick of hearing that all politicians are equally as bad. They aren’t. There are shades of nastiness and incompetency. Out in the real world, politics makes one hell of a difference. Yes, they all support the establishment but the differences are immense. When the Tories are in power we have food banks, rough sleeping, starving kids, creeping privatisation and massive cuts to all public services. When Labour get in our schools and hospitals get properly funded and the poorest in society are looked after better. They are not as callous and cruel.

Then we have ineptitude and corruption. With this bunch of populist twerps we’ve reached an all-time low.

We’re repeatedly told that our clown got Brexit done. Yes, he did – and the extreme deal he stupidly signed is costing us £37 billion a year, putting up all the prices and threatening to break up the UK. It’s an ill-thought-through disgrace that is diminishing this country.

They say he got the vaccination programme sorted. He didn’t. That was the drug companies making a fortune and the NHS doing a valiant job despite ravaging Tory cuts.

They say he’s doing a great job in Ukraine. Well, he’s selling them arms and spouting his usual twaddle. I just hope the clown doesn’t get us thrown into a nuclear war!

Is this really the best person we could come up with? A clown good at spouting untrue soundbites – an over-ready chump with world-beating dishonesty?

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, the virus numbers are going down. One wonders if that is just that they are no longer testing or reporting the numbers? We no longer know what is going on. So back to normal!!

Save the Big Dog!!

It’s been eight weeks since we had covid. As immunity only seems to last for 12 weeks I’m beginning to wonder what is going to happen next. In about 4 weeks’ time I will be susceptible again. Will the three shots I’ve had still provide me with background protection so that when I get it again it will not be severe? Will the government provide a fourth booster? Could we purchase a fourth booster?

Who knows? This government works on the mushroom principle. We are kept in the dark and shat on.

Johnson is hiding. Scrutiny and accountability are his greatest enemies.

The pandemic is far from over. South Africa is having its fifth wave, Bill Gates is predicting a much nastier, more infectious, more deadly strain. There are numerous new strains out there. But Johnson wants us to ignore it. He is the champion! He beat covid.

So, this week we have the local elections. I shall watch with interest as the brainwashed either trundle to the polls and, zombielike, vote in their slavemasters, or whether they wake up and kick their arses.

Then we have Putin. From various reports, he is a psychopath with Parkinson’s and terminal cancer who is looking to wipe out humanity in a fit of hubris. He would rather destroy the world than lose face.

The Russian people believe that Russia is in an existential crisis with NATO knocking on their door, a bunch of neoNazis at the gates and the West looking to wipe them out.

Whatever way you look at it the mess they have made of Ukraine is horrendous. Who could believe that a modern nation could be so destroyed? But then Putin did it to Chechen and is doing it to Syria and nobody was that bothered.

We’ll see. Wars have a nasty way of escalating and continuing. They cost trillions, kill millions and traumatise a whole load more. They make brutal killers out of young men. They create rapists and torturers. War has no winners.

Since we went to sleep with Covid the world has become a lot nastier for most of us. The wealthy are still getting richer and moving to places upstream of the fall-out. The rest of us could fry at any minute while struggling with the huge rise in the cost of living. The government refuses to tax the wealthy profiteers and is quite content to allow the poor to starve.

Welcome to global Britain with ready-made imaginary trade deals and record-breaking debt!

Welcome to Borisland the Brexit nightmare!

They fuck it up! We pay for it!

I hope we don’t get fried or ventilated soon! Take Care!!