Passing Observations 68
Dr Vernon Coleman
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. As this horror becomes ever more unbelievable, a thousand hidden fears struggle to the surface of our consciousness. The more informed we become the greater our fears. Antoinette’s fear is that we will not be allowed to visit a dentist. Every other day she asks me if I think it is time for her to have all her teeth removed. She worries, entirely reasonably, about being in pain with a bad tooth but unable to find anyone prepared to help an un-jabbed patient. I tell her that when we reach that point there will be nothing left for us in this world and it will be time to leave it. That is what Gates, Blair, Schwab, Fauci, Rothschild, Whitty et al have done to us. May they all rot forever in a deep, dark hell made especially for the truly, unforgivably evil.
2. Mad green cyclists deliberately ignore the cycle lanes they demanded – causing massive traffic jams which create pollution and do great damage to people and the environment. And then they wonder why they are loathed and despised. Incidentally, you cannot of course make bicycles without steel. So you can’t make bicycles without coal. Tell that to the next virtue signalling cyclist you see. Just talk to the little camera perched on top of their helmet.
3. Our front door is a huge, double, oak creation fitted with numerous bolts and a lock with a key a foot long. Sadly, the door doesn’t fit terribly well and the gaps at the bottom and around the sides are so huge that if we had a cat we wouldn’t need a cat flap. So to keep the garden creatures and the wind outside we keep the front doors locked and bolted and buttressed with a huge door stopper and thick curtains permanently drawn. The only time we open it is if we are having something delivered which won’t go through ordinary doors. When I directed one workman to the back door he looked at me aghast. `Oh,’ he said very sniffily. `I’m supposed to use the tradesmen’s entrance then, am I?’ He meant it, too. We need workmen because at the moment the washing machine lives in what was previously an outside lavatory. (In big, old houses these brick built outbuildings are usually known as `the gardener’s lavatory’). Antoinette hates going there because it contains more than its fair share of spiders and on at least one occasion she has come out of there with a large spider in her hair. So the workmen are due to move the washing machine into the butler’s pantry (sadly, we haven’t got a butler to live in it) and put an old-fashioned water closet back into the outside loo. We don’t have a gardener to use the loo (except me) but it will be useful because it will mean that when we have workmen working outside on the house or in the garden they won’t have to tread mud into the house when they need a loo. Our house was built in Victorian times and is made with rock hewn out of the site upon which the house stands. Being old, and regularly subjected to the North Devon gales which constantly batter Bilbury, it constantly needs attention from painters, carpenters, roofers and specialists in drains (though I do own and can use a set of drain rods). Whatever their age, workmen all seem to have prostate trouble. It is rare to have anyone working at the house who doesn’t need to use the loo every hour or so. Or maybe it is a result of the fact that they appear to need to be fuelled with tea at regular intervals. Having an outside loo will also means that we won’t need to be around when workmen are working outside. We can go out and leave them, confident in the knowledge that they have access to a secure haven where they can deposit their used tea and pasties. I hope they won’t mind the spiders.
4. I used to play golf but after wrecking my shoulder I gave up. A while ago I decided to try a little gentle chipping and putting in the garden. Yesterday, I left a dozen golf balls on the lawn. (Well, they are waterproof aren’t they?) This morning the balls had all gone. Who the devil took them? Fox? Squirrel? Crow? Seagull? My favourite bet is a seagull. Or several seagulls. I’ve seen one swallow a fat ball from a bird feeder in one gulp. A fat ball and a golf ball are much the same size. I’ll give the police a ring and ask them to come and look for bill-prints. Meanwhile, if it were squirrels who took my golf balls I expect they’ve buried them. In which case I suppose I can look forward to a golf ball tree sprouting next spring.
5. There is now a concerted campaign to convince us that drinking alcohol contributes to global warming. Can you connect the dots? Can you see where this is heading?
6. A study published by the Office of National Statistics suggests that prior infection is as effective as jabbing in preventing covid-19. So why do politicians and mouthpiece scientists insist that natural immunity is of no value?
7. Three cheers for Djokovic, the superstar tennis player for standing up for his principles against the Australian tyranny. Djokovic, the world no 1, has won nine Australian open tennis championships but it looks as though he might not be attending the next one. He refuses to say whether or not he has been jabbed and so the Australians are threatening not to let him into the country. I noticed, incidentally, that a sports writer in the Daily Telegraph said he disliked how Djokovic had been `belittled for expressing individual freedom of choice’. Hah! What a pity the Telegraph as a whole hasn’t offered the same support for the rest of us. And three cheers too for country and western star Travis Tritt who has cancelled concerts at venues where mandatory jab certificates are required. And lots of cheers for Van Morrison who, according to bits of the national press, implored fellow artists to `fight the covid-19 pseudoscience’. Fantastic. All these heroes have been attacked and sneered at by the forces of evil and the ignorant zombies in the mainstream media and on the internet. What a pity that so few public figures have the balls to stand up for dignity, freedom, good sense and science. We all need to recruit celebrities to the truth.
8. The UK Government has told doctors that they must stop over-prescribing medicines. How nice that they have finally read my book The Medicine Men which was published in 1975 and in which I made exactly the same point. It was the beginning of my downfall.
9. David Miliband, the banana toting would-be Prime Minister who left for America has succeeded (like Nick Clegg) in becoming rich. Clegg, of course, works for Facebook. Miliband is employed by a charity called International Rescue Committee which pays him just over $1 million a year. The charity is heavily funded by British taxpayers. I have no idea what it does other than rescue Miliband.
10. Antoinette asked a German friend what she thinks of the English. Here’s the reply: `The English are football hooligans who eat strange things for breakfast.’
11. If you know anyone who is elderly and frail make sure they have plenty of warm clothing. It is going to be a harsh winter for those who cannot afford to keep their heating on. (I bet the House of Commons keeps the heating blasting away to ensure that our politicians don’t suffer.)
12. Patients in the UK who attend hospitals to hear their scan, X-ray or test results now often have to attend alone. Restrictions and regulations mean that patients must hear their good or bad news without the support of someone close to them. This is barbaric and NHS employees who follow these rules are wicked.
13. Governments have used the covid fraud as a way of moving money from ordinary taxpayers (who will pay the bill for the fraud) to the very rich – many of whom used Government hand-outs to pay themselves massive bonuses. Just as the banks did when they were bailed out after the crash of 2008. So, for example, Fraser Group boss Mike Ashley has decided to award a £100 million bonus to Michael Murray, his future son-in-law and employee. The company accepted £80 million in furlough cash and nearly £100 million of business rates relief.
14. Our squirrels have been leaving conker shells all around the garden. This puzzled me because I didn’t think we had a horse chestnut tree. Today, I found the tree! Next year I’ll try and grab a few conkers before the squirrels do. Autumn isn’t really autumn without two conkers, two shoe laces and some bruised knuckles.
15. It has been revealed that during the lockdowns, police forces in the UK were inundated with calls from people dobbing in their neighbours for allegedly breaking the rules. South Yorkshire police registered 871 snitch calls in a single week. And a survey showed that a quarter of Britons would have informed on their neighbours for breaking the rule of six. Love thy neighbour, eh? This is, of course, all a deliberate policy. The advocates of the Great Reset want us to distrust and loathe one another.
16. People think solar power is new. It’s not. In the early 1960s Admiral Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, who was in his 80s at the time, used solar panels to take the chill off his outdoor swimming pool. The admiral deserved all the comfort he could find. Imagine the terrible trouble he must have had filling in his name on forms, or giving it to people on the telephone.
17. People look back at the 1950s and are appalled at the dangerous games children played – making rafts, making and using proper bows and arrows and climbing trees. I rather suspect that children were less damaged by these activities than today’s children are damaged by slumping in front of (or crouching over) games consoles all day long.
18. James Whitaker Wright, the Edwardian owner of the 1,000 acre Witley Park, created a glass ceilinged billiard room underneath a lake on his estate. Well, you would, wouldn’t you?
19. A writer called Sebastian Faulks is reported to have said that he now avoids describing the physical appearance of female characters because he has been told that, as a man, he has no right to write about women. If all writers follow this rule then I can only assume that in future all books by men will include only male characters and all books by women will be exclusively about women. What boring books lie ahead. I cannot imagine any of my novels existing without their female characters. Mrs Caldicot, for example, was definitely female.
20. Have you noticed how all young doctors and nurses wear their stethoscopes hanging around their necks with both the earpiece and the bell or diaphragm on show? This habit originated in America and appears to have begun in the TV series entitled `St Elsewhere’, about a hospital and its staff. Older doctors always used to wear their stethoscope with the bell or diaphragm (the bit that goes on the patient’s chest) hanging down in front of them – ready for immediate action. It was much quicker but not as showy.
Copyright Vernon Coleman November 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. Vernon Coleman’s first book about the covid hoax - `Coming Apocalypse – is still available. It was published in April 2020. The book summarised what had already happened and what Dr Coleman believed was about to happen. If you read it you can check how accurate he was.