Monday 19 July 2021

Thoughts on "Freedom Day"

Today, Monday the 19th, is the day when the government are finally removing all public restrictions on life brought in during the coronavirus pandemic. Social distancing, the wearing of face coverings and limits of gathering are now gone. It has been impudently dubbed "Freedom Day". I went to a supermarket do some grocery shopping at about 4 PM. It was very hot indeed. I was a bit sunburned, thirsty and overheated after working outdoors. I was curious to see how many people still complied with the regulations which are now only optional. I estimate about half of the shoppers were still gagged. The supermarket is a large one in a suburban working class district. The people's voluntary compliance is a shame; I can only hope that more of them will take the plunge and free their faces as time goes on. I always only wore a mask under protest and I never put one on unless it one of my own design that had a subversive message on, see: The good news is that I saw several staff members not wearing masks, indicating that it is not obligatory for employees. In London there was another hearty protest which included the heroic ex-policeman Mark Sexton, see: It was also wonderful to see people heading for a seaside to enjoy the hot weather on the beach. I don't believe today is the end of the lockdowns. Probably they will be restarted in the autumn. Even if the government can't use Covid 19 as a pretext for more "temporary emergency measures" they'll find another one. There is already talk of "climate lockdowns", see: The government have also done a U-turn on vaccine passports. In fact they will be come essential for entering a nightclub, see: They can't leave us in peace! There always has to be some kind of crisis. If there are no real ones then they'll make one up. It's like Adam Curtis said at the beginning of The Power of Nightmares: "In the past, politicians promised to create a better world. They had different ways of achieving this. But their power and authority came from the optimistic visions they offered to their people. Those dreams failed. And today, people have lost faith in ideologies. Increasingly, politicians are seen simply as managers of public life. But now, they have discovered a new role that restores their power and authority. Instead of delivering dreams, politicians now promise to protect us from nightmares. They say that they will rescue us from dreadful dangers that we cannot see and do not understand." Source: Obviously I will be among those waiting to expose those lies and alert the public as much as possible. Watch this space and hopefully we will one day enjoy a real freedom day.
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