Heavy hand of the U.K.

It’s been a rough year and a half for most everyone, and it’s been rougher in some places than in others. Not so rough in Mexico, thank the Goddess, but very rough in the United Kingdom, and not so much for the Kung Flu but the government’s reaction to it.

Pandemics happen, and there’s not too much you can do about it other than exercise common sense. That’s how folks have dealt with pandemics in the past, but this one has been different due to some governments’ using it to extend power and oppress citizens. This has been made far easier by the colossally corrupt media.

Few, if any, nations have used the Kung Flu pretext to extend power and oppress citizens more than the United Kingdom which, in many ways, has become a totalitarian state. Will that soften when the pandemic ends, which it mostly already has?

Time will tell. Don’t be optimistic.

Here we have the ever-perspicacious Simon Webb opining on today’s U.K.

And yes, this can happen to you. If you live in the U.S., one of the blue states, it’s already happened to you, though to a less extent than what’s going on in the U.K.

10 thoughts on “Heavy hand of the U.K.

  1. I’m concerned about how many large corporations have used the pandemic as an excuse to cut staffing and lower customer service. I find this especially true in the banking industry. Just last week I was at a Wells Fargo branch, when a lady came out and announced that if we didn’t have an appointment, we might have to wait up to 2 1/2 hours, just to get a legal paper notarized. And a couple of weeks ago I was at a title company where the representative waited 45 minutes for the Department of Motor Vehicles to answer the phone! And they like to blame poor service on their inability to hire help. I think maybe all this remote working from home has caused lower productivity.

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    1. Phil: Luckily, at least from my experience, this type of thing has not been one of the effects in Mexico of the virus hysteria. One more reason to live here instead of there.

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  2. Here in my little pueblo we have only one bank – BBVA Bancomer – last year they closed for 3 months after 14 of their people contacted covid.

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    1. Doug: Well, that’s interesting. Closing the only bank in a one-bank town is drastic. I wonder how many of those Kung Flu cases were serious, if any. Thanks for the feedback. Any future comments will not be moderated. Feedback always welcome, señor.

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  3. Simon Webb should annually be granted the Nobel Price for greatest living teller of truth. This is an old guy who has a lot of historical facts at his disposal and understands how that history relates to current times.

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    1. Ricardo: Well said, señor. It’s mostly Simon Webb and Katie Hopkins who keep me up to date on the horrendous happenings in the United Kingdom. Canada’s not much better.

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      1. I think Canada is worse. Australia is taking a hard run at trying to overtake us as the most inept, PC, self-flagellating country on the planet, but they still haven’t quite caught up. I used to love my country. Sad to say, it’s done.

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        1. Guillermo: Canada has moved far down the road to a police state, true, as has Australia, some areas more than others. The Kung Flu has been a blessing from on high to governmental thugs. It’s particularly appalling to see Canadian cops manhandling preachers who dared to keep churches open.

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  4. While I’m not too sure about New Zealand, the English-speaking world has overall had a pretty heavy-handed response to Covid. And now that I think about it, NZ fits into that category too, though they managed, due to their island status, to nip it in the bud and then keep it out. But Australia and Canada, and the UK, as you note, have turned into virtual police states. And in the U.S., we fortunately had a fairly wide range of responses, ranging from the rather draconian measures imposed in California (stay inside, and be fined if you’re caught more than a few miles from home) to Georgia’s “experiment in human sacrifice” (as The Atlantic rather hysterically put it when GA was one of the first to relax restrictions). And I’d note that after reopening in 2020, GA did quite well, way better than the hand-wingers at The Atlantic could possibly have managed.

    While I expected the worst in Boston, given that we are a deep blue, and somewhat “leftist” state, our otherwise RINO governor said during the stay-at-home recommendation that he neither believed he had the right to nor the desire to order Massachusetts citizens to stay in their homes. And so things were fairly rational, with restaurants and gyms reopened fairly quickly. Sure, there was some stupidity — like closing beaches and parks — and it went on well beyond the point where it was obvious that such measures were indeed counter-productive. And locally, Boston also went a bit overboard. Like they imposed a curfew and cited a bunch of public laws that supposedly gave them the authority to do so. But I looked up about 2/3rds of those laws and they had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with disease management or curfews or quarantines, so I doubt the curfew had any real legal force. In any case, I don’t think it was enforced anyway.

    So things could have been much worse. And a couple of weeks ago, with a large percentage of the state reopened, the government went back to status quo ante, e.g., all covid restrictions were lifted. Woo hoo!

    So there’s still some sanity in at least one deep blue state.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    CDMX, Mexico
    Where there’s plenty of insanity still going on, despite us now being in ‘Semáforo Verde.’

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    1. Kim: The totalitarians now want everyone to brace for that “third wave,” i.e. it will never end. The West is going to Hell in that proverbial handbasket, at least the English-speaking sector. Who would have dreamed that?

      Whatever “insanity” is going on still in Mexico City, it’s nothing compared to much of the English-speaking world.

      The pandemic is pretty much over. That’s a fact.

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