Passing Observations 72
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. The BBC seems reluctant to allow a huge chunk of the population (those who do not believe in the pandemic or the global warming myth) to have access to its government-approved platforms. They openly ban those who question vaccination. Why should the BBC expect us to pay the licence fee?
2. A journalist makes himself the hero of the story. A reporter is merely a witness. There are no reporters left – which is a shame and which marks the death of proper journalism.
3. Everyone who still handles cash complains about the new plastic banknotes, brought in when Carney the Global Warming enthusiast was in charge of the Bank of England. When folded or creased, the notes hold the fold or crease forever, making them difficult to handle or count. I wondered aloud why the Bank of England hadn’t road tested the new notes and then Antoinette pointed out that they undoubtedly did – and that the fact that they are widely disliked is no accident. Making bank notes which are unpleasant and impractical is, she suggested, surely just part of the move towards a worldwide digital currency.
4. I think I may have made a mistake in not monetising my videos on YouTube. If the world’s most oppressive video platform wants to punish a creator, they usually do so by banning them from making money for a while. Since they can’t do this to me, they just take down the videos. I really don’t know how the YouTube people manage to sleep at night. Perhaps they don’t. Banning videos is the modern day equivalent of book burning. And the internet publishers who refuse to have anything to do with books which aren’t approved by various governments are also in the book burning business.
5. These are emotionally and intellectually exhausting times. We are at war with our own governments and many of us are increasingly bewildered by the inexplicable obedience and determined ignorance of those willingly defying science and logic, masking themselves and accepting an experimental injection which doesn’t do what they think it does but which may kill them or mortally wound them. I find all this bewilderment adds to my sense of frustration and disappointment.
6. I put a handle on a kitchen cupboard today. (The old one had thrown itself on the floor in an act of hari kari.) This may not sound memorable to you but to me it was a major piece of do-it-yourself-ery. By the time I’d finished, the kitchen was awash with tools. Most amazingly, there was no blood. After I’d finished, my good lady made me a lovely cup of coffee so I felt like a proper workman. She did complain, though, that I hadn’t winked at her or pinched her bottom. I told her that workmen daren’t do that these days.
7. Outside it is leaf sweeping time. This takes a chunk of every day for the best part of the next two or three weeks. The most depressing thing is that when I am removing leaves from the driveway, they are coming down faster than I’m collecting them. Actually, that’s the second most depressing thing. The most depressing thing is looking up and seeing how many leaves are left on the trees at the side of the driveway. The number of leaves goes up every year as the trees get ever larger.
8. It’s good to know that Boris Johnson, allegedly Britain’s Prime Minister, finds his job undemanding. He is also working on a biography of William Shakespeare which, I suspect, he considers his real work. Still, with Bill, Klaus and the others making the decisions all he really has to do is totter about making asinine statements and grinning bloopily. Funny to think that I quite liked him when he was merely playing the buffoon, an upper class toff who acted the twit as though it came naturally to him – which indeed it clearly does.
9. In 2022, teenagers in England will be given advance warning of some exam content. This is all part of the dumbing down of education. In 2023, students will presumably be given all the certificates they require simply for turning up and remembering to get dressed.
10. Why don’t car manufacturers fit rubber bumpers onto cars?
11. If you or I forgot to mention important things in court, do you think we’d be allowed to say we’d just whoops forgotten – a la Meghan Markle? Or would we go down? Jeffrey Archer and Jonathan Aitken know all about perjury.
12. Police have recorded a hate crime after a woman was referred to as a `little princess’ on social media. It’s good to know the police have solved all the murders, rapes, muggings and burglaries.
13. A Cornish musician and radio host has been sentenced to 32 months of prison for broadcasting unacceptable programmes. We are very close indeed to the end of free speech. Why aren’t the thousands of people who’ve told lies about me being arrested for hate crimes? Could it be that the authorities are only interested in stopping politically unacceptable hate crimes?
14. A man left a bassoon worth £40,000 on a train going to Brighton in southern England. The bassoon was apparently then taken by another passenger. Why is it that musicians so often leave instruments on trains? Not long ago a violinist left a Stradivarius on a train. You’d think they’d notice, wouldn’t you?
15. Someone described as a `strategic head teacher’ (no I don’t have the foggiest either) at a school in Wales has written to parents to tell them that their children will not receive school meals if they are more than 1p in debt to the school. (Presumably, the children will be fed if their parents owe only 1p.) You’d have thought, wouldn’t you, that the children whose parents couldn’t afford to pay for the meals would be the ones who needed the meals? Punishing the children for the sins of the parents seems curiously Agenda 21. `You will eat nothing and be happy’. I wonder what Charles Dickens would have said about it.
16. People who have and carry vax passports are traitors to themselves and to mankind.
17. Ronald Wayne was the third founder of Apple (the other two were Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak). Mr Wayne sold his 10% share in the company for $800 in 1976. The company is now worth over $2 trillion.
18. One third of all lottery winners lose everything they win.
19. Investing successfully isn’t easy. Individual investors are competing with people who control all the money in the world and who have unlimited access to information – together with the ability to suppress and manipulate information. The 50th largest hedge fund in the US spends $100 million a year buying information.
20. It isn’t true that there is no such thing as bad publicity. Ask Fatty Arbuckle. Ask me – my reputation and career have been permanently trashed by lies spread on the internet and mainstream media.
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, back in those now very distant days.