The Corona Diaries – Appendix 2

It felt quite warm today. Our grandchildren went home yesterday so we went for a nice leisurely walk up our hill. It was beautiful.

The blossom is already falling off the hedgerows and trees but the verges were alive with flowers. A mass of colour with patches of bluebells, dandelions, buttercups, speedwell, mallow, red campion, white dead nettle, daisies, cowslips and some lords and ladies. A huge orangy-red bracket fungus was growing on one of the trees. Fabulous.

There were plenty of insects flying about and I caught sight of my first swift of the year. A small flock of goldfinches flitting into the hedgerow. A kestrel was hovering over the field. A stoat ran across the road in front of us.

Fills my heart with joy to see the wildlife!! The trees and hedges were loud with birdsong and birds were collecting moss for nests.

We’ve lost so much over the last sixty years. Our wildlife has been devastated. We should treasure it and care for it or we’ll lose it altogether.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our immoral, corrupt leaders are, with the assistance of a sympathetic media, trying to brazen it all out.

Johnson must be running out of dead cats to throw on the table. It’s one cover-up and distraction after another. Boris Johnson has worked out that the electorate has the attention span of the average gnat. Just hide away and throw out a distraction or two and everyone forgets and moves on.

It enables gross misconduct, ineptitude and downright corruption to take place without proper scrutiny and with no accountability.

They are utterly dishonourable and shameless!!

So we have rulings that they broke the law over selling PPE to chums – nothing happens.

We have ruling that they broke the law over proroguing of parliament – nothing happens.

We have unroar over illegal lobbying of parliament – nothing happens.

We have illegal dumping of covid infested people into Care Homes – nothing happens.

We have a string of illegal parties that break the law – nothing happens.

We have Russian donors – nothing happens.

We have cash for secret meetings – nothing happens.

We have illegal donations – nothing happens.

We have Russian oligarchs put into the Lords – nothing happens.

We have a mass of Brexit issues – tarifs, delays, price rises, shortages, firms moving abroad, loss of business, firms closing down, the threat to Ireland, the threat to Scotland, the loss of cooperation, the loss of freedom of movement, the inability to work or live in the EU, the inability to study in the EU, food rotting in fields, fishing rights gone, and a cost to the UK economy of £37 billion a year – it goes on and on – not quite what we were promised!! Much more like what the Brexiteers called Project Fear. So where are all these wonderful trade deals?

Looks to me that now we’re a second-rate nation we’ve lost status and influence.

This pathetic government negotiated an appalling Brexit deal (with illegality thrown in) that is costing us a fortune; they covered that up with covid. They have handled covid appallingly with thousands of needless deaths, cronyism and corruption; they are covering that up with Ukraine.

They are incredibly bragging about Brexit and Covid using the Goebbels theory – if you lie convincingly enough and repeat it often enough then people believe it. It’s precisely what Putin is doing in Russia.

So we have further MET fines for illegality and the Sue Gray report to look forward to. This slime will probably brazen it out. They are trying to distract from partygate (a string of twenty-something parties – complete with bring your own booze, booze smuggled in with shopping trollies, party hats, tinsel and party games) by suggesting that Starmer did the same by having a curry and bottle of beer at a by-election strategy meeting. Wow!! Some stretch!!

They could find themselves hoisted on their own petard here! If the Durham police fine Starmer (which they won’t) he said he will resign. Where will that leave this dishonourable bunch of Tory slimeballs???

So, according to Johnson (and the British public) Covid is over. Lo and behold – stop testing and there are hardly any cases!! Is there a connection there??

The official stats say 11,274 new cases with 229 more deaths. Strange that – that the deaths are still trotting along nicely – 176,000 now (though the real figures are much higher!!

Stay safe!! We are living in a propaganda machine run by the Tory Party – it’s every bit as untrue as Putin is spewing out! Tories Lie!! I would have thought most people might know that by now – but I suppose when you have the Daily Express, Daily Mail, Sun, Telegraph, Times and BBC spewing out lies and propaganda it’s no wonder people believe the shite!

Block your ears! Read between the lines!

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!!