Passing Observations 40
This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.
1) The BBC has described covid-19 as contagious. If there are any honest fact-checkers around they should point out that covid-19 is infectious rather than contagious. A contagious disease is usually described as one transmitted by bodily contact. Covid-19 is largely spread by coughing or sneezing and is more properly described as infectious. Pity the BBC can’t even get fundamental facts right. Still, not much of a surprise there.
2) The local council in Japan’s Ishikawa prefecture spent part of its covid-19 emergency relief fund on a 13 metre long statue of a giant squid. Much better than spending it on vaccines or a PCR testing centre.
3) In the United States, more than 130 spies, diplomats and soldiers are reported to have suffered brain injuries after targeted `energy attacks’. In December 2020, the National Academy of Sciences reported that a microwave weapon probably caused the injuries. Those of us worried about the danger of using `energy’ to kill or maim or the risk of citizens (especially children) being injured in this way are clearly vindicated. (I was laughed at in the 1980s when I warned about the dangers of microwaves, etc. I remember the BBC being particularly amused at my expense.)
4) China is docking social credit points from citizens who do not wear masks when told to do so. (Something to which citizens everywhere can look forward.)
5) Technology is being developed to enable the authorities to scan the brain and use the information obtained in the legal system. It is rumoured that this technique is already being used in some countries.
6) Twice in the last twelve months I have been told that my Wikipedia page could be `improved’ (and the lies removed) if I paid a third party (presumably not directly connected to Wikipedia) to `clean up’ the page. Now that the security services are controlling my Wikipedia entry this seems an unlikely possibility.
7) In my book `The Health Scandal’, which was published in 1988, I predicted that the size of the working population would, before long, be smaller than the size of the dependent population. This prediction is clearly coming true. In the UK, for example, the work force as a percentage of the total population peaked at 65% in 2015. Today, in the UK and just about every other country in the world the percentage of the population actually working is shrinking. The problem is usually blamed on the rise in the number of retired individuals but the truth is that the retired population is only a small part of the problem. Far too many people are long-term recipients of state benefits and, as a result of attempts to reduce the employment figures, there are far too many students (most of them following courses which are of no value to society or themselves). There is much sickness too and the biggest single cause of this is probably obesity. It is currently estimated that a quarter of the world’s population is clinically obese – partly as a result of poor eating habits and partly because most people take far too little exercise.
8) Who was it who apparently devised guidelines at the height of the ‘plandemic’ which prevented elderly patients being properly treated? Someone made that decision. Intensive care beds remained empty but the elderly died. Can you imagine the fuss there would have been if it had been decided that gypsies, women, black people or Jews should be denied medical treatment? As I said in March 2020, that was always part of the plan. The elderly were discarded as unnecessary and disposable.
9) Lose an old person and you lose your past. The memories are there but the human link is gone. The present can get in the way of the future but it cannot do a damned thing about the past. Nostalgia has always been comforting but the surprising thing these days is that many people are going back beyond their own childhoods and borrowing nostalgia from people my age and even older.
10) Yesterday, during a storm I watched a pigeon holding its wings out (one at a time) so as to use the storm as a shower. The bird even washed underneath its wings. And today, I watched a seagull multitasking. While standing underneath the bird feeders, waiting for sunflower hearts to fall, the seagull stamped its feet on the ground to encourage worms to come to the surface. Is there a single SAGE scientist in the UK with the intelligence to think of that?
11) `When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it can’t be cured,’ – `The Cherry Orchard’ by Chekhov.
12) The Seychelles has more people vaccinated than any other country. And the same country has the biggest surge in coronavirus cases. Indeed, there were so many new cases that the country had to bring back all its restrictions.
13) On 29th April 2021, the UK’s Transport Secretary said that the NHS App would become a vaccine passport for international travel and an App for booking NHS appointments. The App would be used to show that an individual had been vaccinated or tested. So avoid the NHS App. Your life depends on it.
14) In Wales, 16 and 17-year-olds can vote. At the recent elections (May 2021) most didn’t bother to register to vote.
15) In the UK, a Christian pastor was arrested, handcuffed and kept in jail overnight at Uxbridge station, West London after a member of the public complained that the pastor had said that marriage was between a man and a woman.
16) If you want to see tyranny and censorship in action, put one of my videos about covid or vaccines onto YouTube, Facebook or Twitter and see how long it lasts.
17) Merriam-Webster changed its definition of vaccination to include mRNA jabs. And the WHO changed its definition of herd immunity to exclude natural immunity and to include only vaccine immunity. Orwell lives. Change the words, change the rules.
18) There are still people around who insist that covid-19 is a bioweapon. That’s patent nonsense. I’d ask for my money back if I’d ordered a bioweapon and been sent something with a mortality rate no greater than the standard flu.
19) An American cyber security company called FireEye, whose job is to protect clients from hackers, was hacked. What hope is there for the rest of us?
20) Google has a 90% share of the search business and yet it has, so far, been fined over £20 billion. Whatever happened to that promise that the company would `do no evil’? Is there a more evil company in the world.
Copyright Vernon Coleman May 2021
Vernon Coleman’s latest book is called `Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21’. The book explains how we got here, why we got here and where we will end up if the resistance movement doesn’t win the war we are fighting. `Endgame’ is available on Amazon as a paperback and an eBook.