July 2024

“No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it” George Orwell

(Friday blog)

First let’s start with something slightly less serious.

Latest news from the US elections

Joe Biden emerges from his basement:

Russia first with Covid-19 vaccine?

Meanwhile, as the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine trials are temporarily halted, Russia seems to be rushing ahead in the race to be the first country to develop an effective Covid-19 vaccine:

Apparently the Russian vaccine is called Novichok and effectively kills all known viruses. It has already been almost successfully tested on Putin critic Alexander Navalny:

“No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it”

One of the many smart quotes from George Orwell was:

“No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end.

Using the Chinese Covid-19 plague as an excuse, rulers across the world have imposed the kind of restrictions on us plebs that you normally don’t even see in wartime. Yet the only danger to us is a flu-like virus which accidentally leaked from a Chinese research lab and which is almost only dangerous to the elderly:

Moreover, Covid-19 kills many fewer people than Alzheimers and Heart Disease:

So, we now know the key groups to protect against the Chinese plague and those who will hardly be affected by the Chinese plague. Yet countries across the world are imposing totalitarian restrictions on all their citizens which are wrecking their economies and destroying people’s lives.

In Spain, a young female lifeguard was arrested for going surfing:

OK, she had tested positive and should have been quarantining. But if there’s anywhere where you’re less likely to pass on Covid-19, it’s out in the sea.

In Canada, special centres have been set up to detain people who repeatedly break lockdown restrictions.

And in the UK we’re apparently going to have ‘Covid Marshals’ who will have the power to arrest anyone breaking our lockdown rules.

Now our rulers have got the taste for controlling our lives, one could wonder whether they will ever give up their new power over us. Or will we see similar powers used and abused to fight such fictitious threats as ‘Climate Change’ or supposedly to ‘protect the environment’ or to combat whatever other imaginary threat they can think of?

Australia turns to fascism?

Incredibly, nowhere in the supposedly ‘free world’ has imposed such draconian restrictions on people’s freedom and human rights as formerly freedom-loving Australia. The city of Melbourne is now under a curfew. The official State of Victoria government website states: “A curfew is in place between the hours of 8pm until 5am. This means you must be at your home during these hours”.

Here’s the wonderful Sky News Australia daring to question the politicians’ destruction of the State of Victoria’s economy and millions of people’s lives to fight a disease that has killed 788 people (more than 90% over the age of 80) – just 0.01% of the State of Victoria’s 6,359,000 population – after infections shot up following security guards at a government-run quarantine hotel having sex with some of the people being quarantined:

4 comments to “No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it” George Orwell

  • Hardcastle

    At least Australia has a main news outlet able and willing to challenge this madness.

  • A Thorpe

    The virus reference should concern all of us. All the testing is doing is looking for side effects. As far as I am aware nobody has yet tested a vaccine on people who have Covid19, yet our government is now so stupid it could force it on us without knowing it is effective.

    Regarding the Orwell quote, I cannot see that any western leader has seized power. They are abusing the power given to them by a democratic vote. Boris can do this because his backbenchers and the opposition are not holding him to account in Parliament. A big factor is the support they have from the public for the policies and that also includes climate change policies.

    The government has already applied control over us with climate change policies. The government and not the energy industry control the prices we pay, they are taxing us to subsidise renewable energy, they are controlling the cars we drive, they are making car use more difficult with cycle lanes and traffic control measures – the list is endless. The masses are clamouring for more. The Covid polices are following the climate policies. Both have a common fact which is there is no evidence to support any of the policies for climate or the virus.

    The standout comment in the video is “This is not my …………” Put any country there and that is how many people must feel. I certainly do and I go further and say that I no longer understand the human race. A new religious fervour has taken over.

  • Brenda Blessed

    Australia is also being flooded with immigrants and migrants. Watch the following video of a discussion about the seriousness of the problem of Australia’s population explosion on Sky News Australia.

    What are all the unused offices in UK cities going to be used for post Covid? – No doubt they will be converted into flats instead of building new blocks, as is taking place in Australia. This has has already happened in towns such as Harlow in Essex. Web-search for “office blocks converted into flats in Harlow”. There are several reports on the rising crime rates in Harlow that has come about because office blocks can be turned into flats without planning permission.

  • Brenda Blessed

    Sorry, this is the correct link:

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