Passing Observations 91
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. John Aspinall, the professional gambler, casino owner and deranged zoo owner was enthusiastic about cutting the world population to save the planet. Like Prince Philip, Boris Johnson and Bill Gates, he believed that the world’s problems required urgent action. Aspinall favoured more medical research into abortion, birth control, infanticide and euthanasia and believed in the survival of the fittest. Pleasant company for the greens and the eco-warriors whose strange hobby is gluing themselves to motorways.
2. The official guidelines for doctors and nurses are simple and easy to understand. ‘Doctors,’ they say, ‘must not allow their views about, for example, a patient’s age, disability, race, colour, culture, beliefs, sexuality, gender, lifestyle, social or economic status to prejudice the choices of treatment offered or the general standard care provided.’ It is clear, therefore, that any doctor or nurse who attempts to force vaccinate any patient, or to treat them differently to other patient, is in breach of their ethical code and should lose their licence.
3. It is now clear, and beyond dispute, that those individuals who have been jabbed with the toxic, experimental mRNA substances are a danger to themselves, a danger to those who have not been jabbed and a potential burden on their country’s health services. It is the jabbed, not the un-jabbed, who should not be allowed to enter crowded buildings or to travel freely between countries.
4. A 50 mph wind sent a 300 foot tall Welsh wind turbine crashing to the ground. The turbine had cost £20 million and is probably now worth about nine-pence. Pity a wind turbine was unable to cope with windy weather.
5. Teachers have been told to stop using `gendered language’ such as Sir or Miss and in future children must address their children as Teacher Jones or Teacher Smith (assuming their names are Jones or Smith). Children will no longer be divided into boys or girls but will be children. Gender free uniforms must be introduced. I regard this as pure Agenda 21 nonsense designed to create a unisex world. (Unisex loos were merely an advance warning.)
6. Twenty three memorial benches have been installed in Greenwich in memory of those who died of covid. What about some benches in memory of those killed by the jabs? (They’d need more than 23 I fear.) And what about benches for the people who died of other versions of the flu?
7. Researchers from the University of Colorado US say that the worst case climate predictions are no longer plausible. (Oddly, I don’t think I saw this reported on the BBC.) But then they never were, were they?
8. Democide (my new favourite word) is defined as the killing of a country’s civilian population as a result of government policy.
9. A boss at the Coop has taken four months off work (unpaid) to support her sons during their exams. Mrs Whitfield was paid £1.4 million in 2020 so she can presumably afford this gesture. But is she going to take time off to escort her children through university? And what about when they start work? Will she be there, holding their hands? And who is looking after the shop while she is away? I ask merely out of curiosity. Mrs Whitfield has been widely praised but won’t some see this as a reason not to appoint women to top jobs?
10. It is an undeniable fact of life that affirmative action is inevitably racist or sexist or some sort of -ist. Those who support it or promote it are, therefore, racist or sexist or some sort of -ist.
11. I worked all my life (I’m still working) and paid National Insurance and taxes all my life. My old age pension is £145 a week. The old age pension paid in the UK is one of the lowest in the world. Two of us are supposed to live on that.
12. The Prime Minister of New Zealand is sometimes accused of being a transvestite. This is not possible. Whatever else they may be, transvestites are sensitive and compassionate. There does not seem to be any evidence that the PM of New Zealand is either of these things.
13. Charities are now often claiming that 100% of their profits will be given to their worthy cause. But that rather misses the point, doesn’t it? The profits are what is left over after the executives have paid themselves huge salaries, huge amounts of expenses and paid huge sums into their pension pots. A surprising number of charities now spend well over half their income on salaries and pensions – leaving much less than half of the money donated to be used for the charity’s alleged purpose. With certain exceptions (such as the Salvation Army) we prefer to give money to those in need – in person.
14. I am rather proud of the fact that when YouTube took down my channel (which had had nothing about covid on it for a year or so – all I’d put on it were videos such as `Walking round in Circles’) they told me that I was banned from accessing YouTube. How utterly petty and rather pathetic. Google (the owner of YouTube) needs to grow up and find a mind and a purpose of its own. I seem to remember that the original motto of the company was `First do no evil’. That didn’t last long.
15. As I drove into a car park a motorist who was leaving wound down his window and offered me his ticket. Only when he’d gone did I realise that the ticket which he had so kindly given me had expired. I suppose it was a joke.
16. `The spirit of enquiry leads up a lane which hath no ending.’- Beatrix Potter.
17. Since the lies keep going round social media, for the record I’m retired so I’m not currently licensed to practise. I was never struck off. But I was a GP principal and I could get my licence back in days simply by filling in some very boring forms. The GMC would doubtless try to take it off me but we’d have some fun with that.
18. Does Mark Zuckerberg, of foul, oppressive, censorious Facebook, have any hair or does he always wear a swimming cap? That’s what it looks like anyway.
19. I’ve always liked rainbows but I’m becoming tired of the number of groups trying to take the rainbow for their own. I saw a rainbow over the altar in a church the other day and I didn’t know what it was supposed to represent. The NHS claimed the rainbow as a symbol, and so did homosexuals. But the Noahide Laws, belonging to the Noahide Movement, are also associated with the rainbow as a symbol and they can probably claim it as their own for longest. Was a Church of England church displaying a Jewish Noahide symbol? And, if so, why?
20. We are still waiting, after nearly two years, for our local hospital to let us know that the physiotherapy department has opened. Antoinette was offered essential therapy just before the hospital closed.
Copyright Vernon Coleman February 2022
Vernon Coleman’s latest book `Memories 1’ is the first volume of his autobiography. It’s unusual in that it consists of a mixture of reflections, experiences, confessions, regrets and observations – rather than the usual `and then I had lunch with…’ sort of autobiography. `Memories 1’ is available as an eBook, a paperback and a hardback.