Every day, another “authoritative” media opinion persuades us that we are weak, & at the mercy of global threats. Its sole intent is to keep us looking up to Big Brother.
Another Times dose of drivel yesterday:
At the outset, this Times piece misleads. First up, the world is only struggling with a pandemic because the Establishment media have chosen to support a ridiculous level of Lockdown and completely unwarranted fear. And secondly, the United States is nowhere near ‘the country worst affected’.
- The cull of our species from this virus to date stands at 0.004%
- US deaths per million of population are less than Spain, the UK, Italy, France, the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Ireland, Andorra, Bulgaria, Croatia, San Morino, The Isle of Man, and Sint Maarten.
This is the problem we all face today: the casually delivered, almost languid and yet gross untruth that reasserts all the lies that came before.
Corporal Jones: Permission to speak, sir!
Capt Mainwaring: Yes Jones, what is it?
Jones: Just want to say that the entire regiment is behind giving that Covid Trump a good thrashin’ wot he deserves sir!
Mainwaring: That’s the spirit, Jones….carry on….
Propaganda is sort of allowed in war. That’s because, in war, the first casualty is Truth. And most wars are fought to defend something that most of those back at HQ and in the Cabinet Office don’t really give give a damn about.
The contemporary attempt to turn our species reaction to Covid19 into a war speaks volumes for the diabolical dishonesty of it all.
To listen to Leftlibbers today, you’d think that the Second World War was fought to rescue the Jews from Hitlerism. When the UK declared war against Germany on September 3rd 1939, any such consideration was the last thing on Whitehall minds: the British Establishment fought to stop the bullying Hun and honour promises made to Poland – but chiefly, to protect the British Empire against the invasive greed of fascism from Berlin via Rome to Tokyo.
The George Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four posited a future in which only a constant state of war against somebody – anybody – could maintain the level of unreasoning hate required to evoke automatic civil obedience. Since the Korean War of the late 1940s, that is precisely what the US has been stoking – in South America, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, post Soviet Union Russia, former USSR satellite States like Hungary and Ukraine, Jihadist Islamic States and now post-Covid China.
The names trip easily off the tongue – Chavez, Castro, Ho Chi Minh, Gadaffi, Saddam, Putin, Orban, Bin Laden, Xi Jinping….all of them became US Secret State bogey-men. Some of them deservedly, but most of them in an obscenely inflated sense.
The British Establishment has gone along with almost all of this….but seen almost nothing in return for the loyalty we have shown to Washington over six decades. Boris Johnson, Dominic Raab, Theresa May, David Cameron and their tutor Sir Mark Sedwill have all signed up for this slavish allegiance.
Please don’t misinterpret what I’m saying here: I remain very wary indeed of any and all dictators around the world of every hue. I just don’t see why we should continue signing up to energy and hegemony conflicts – often putting ourselves far more at risk than the Americans themselves – when we could opt instead for an independent, pacifist (albeit well-armed) foreign policy designed solely to cement genuine mutually beneficial trade arrangements free of agendas being formulated in Kentucky.
The US President Teddy Roosevelt advised all diplomats to “speak softly and carry a big stick”.
We do not need NATO, the EU, Washington, the CIA or the US State Department to supply us with the stick. Putin, Xi Jinping, the realists in Brussels and even Wall Street recognise this.
It is only our own gutless politicians and globalist bureaucrats who don’t.