Castration of a nation abomination … Born in Britain during WWII and raised post-war until one far-into-the-future-day flying the coop to adventures far and wide, never ever in my mind would it have occurred to me to be anything more than forever on the go, engaged, intrigued, obsessed with excellence and the will and determination for success; in whatever frame of mind as long as it was inquisitive!
Now I think of it, most of our extended family was exactly of the same mind. Tendrils exist here in the USA, Canada, New Zealand, and elsewhere, with a smidgen still left on Mother soil. All having (and doing) very well, thank you very much.
Consider my angst then, on the content of today’s post from Brit Katie Hopkins, a popular personality, columnist, and former businesswoman still resident in the United Kingdom. Yet writing in the David Horowitz American FrontPageMag.
When VE Day dawns on 8th May 2020 (ie tomorrow) it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent at the end of the war in Europe. Years of carnage and destruction had come to an end and millions of people took to the streets and pubs to celebrate peace, mourn their loved-ones and to hope and pray for the future.
Those still alive (as in yours truly etc) and those looking down on today’s world will be looking with both pride and despair. Proud that their suffering led to a free world where everyone is better off than they have ever been; and abject despair at how easily neighbours (UK spelling) have been turned into government informants just like the national socialists wanted.
In a world where Leftists can scream nonstop about ‘Universal Basic Income’ and ‘Medicare for All’ plus Free Education; when they openly offer illegal criminals the same exact rights as any high-tax-paying citizen; and where Green New Deals demand that people ‘who cannot, or DO NOT want to work’ should still be rewarded with their very own Gub’mint check, then the idea of ‘never letting a good crisis go to waste’ in the words of Obama #44’s own former WH Chief of Staff, is now clearly a popular strategy that the America-despising Left are unashamedly, even gleefully, willing into existence, and all of that to the ruin of the once-freest country on Earth.
If We the (63 million) People allow them to lock us in our rooms for months – years? – to come, and as we meekly and passively go along to get along, the Left will continue to win the war. And we cannot allow that to happen. Never.
Katie Hopkins, FrontPageMag: ‘The Castration of a Nation’…
Sometimes I think I need to read this in black and white to actually believe it might be true.
A quarter of the British workforce is sitting at home in its pajamas receiving 80% of its pay, up to a maximum of £2,500 ($3,000) a month, guaranteed by the government until the end of June.
A similar scheme has been put in place for the self-employed.
The prime minister’s official spokesman said: “Since the launch, 800,000 employers have used the Job Retention Scheme to furlough 6.3 million jobs. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimated that the scheme would cost the Treasury a total £39bn.”
This incredibly over-generous scheme by the British government was grasped at hungrily by big business eager to retain labor without any of the costs.
Even small- and medium -sized business owners, usually reluctant to turn to the state for support and with resilience built into their models, caved to the scheme. It was simply too generous to refuse. The state now holds their employees in its warm embrace, just as with all the rest.[-]
[+] … Talk to any head teacher or NHS manager and they will tell you the same woeful story of “key-workers,” fearful of being asked to work through the lockdown while others sit at home, self-isolating on day one due to “a vulnerable adult at home” showing “symptoms.” Give many the opportunity to do nothing without penalty, and that is exactly what they will do.
As one furloughed gentleman said as he sat in the sun in his garden, and I quote: “I retire in twelve months; if they want to pay me to sit here and sunbathe for the rest of that time, I couldn’t give a sh*t.”[-]
[+] … Britain is entering a lost decade. Lockdown may lift but the economic damage will be profound; the economy may well reopen, but as China, Denmark and Sweden have shown, it will operate at less than half its usual demand.
In Europe’s five largest economies 30 million workers, a fifth of the workforce, are on special schemes where the state pays their wages. Preserving these firms is only delaying the inevitable. America had the decency to make its cull a swift one, its President and citizens fighting back for freedom from day one.
Oblivious to this, compliant Brits have been reduced to a set of nodding dogs in the window, waiting to be fed their next paycheck, listening for their next instruction, looking to the hand that now feeds them to tell them what to do.[end]
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At which point the castration of a nation entertainment comedian in me fully takes over, having me sit up in here, in my full Boris Johnson haircut doing some ranting and raving my-damned self. Reading Katie just gave me a new idea. I can use the same melody the cowardly lion used to sing with Judy Garland, If I Only Had Cajones …….. Covid and Tigers and Bears Oh My! Testes…left… right … just checking.
If the Spanish Flu had shut down everything in this manner in 1918, we would never have lived through the Roaring Twenties. Actually, if I stick my head into the sink, I can still kind of do a Billy Ray Cyrus mitigation mullet, a la….
Quid Pro Quo Joe. C’mon Man!
‘The strength and the weakness of dictators is to make a pact with the desperation of the people’. ~ Georges Bernanos
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – President Donald J. Trump – MAGA! KAG!
Full Katie Hopkins, FrontPageMag: The Castration of a Nation