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  1. Humans are in the clutch of leadership dogma that, for most people, short-circuits thinking in favour of socialising. The 'leader' could be a solution or a scapegoat for problems. It could be an actual leader or some appealing personality, a god, a political state or a whole class of scapegoats, or something else. We externalise issues and seek to put on the shoulders of others, or other things, blame or the responsibility for solutions, or both. Even computerised devices - tablets, iPhones, mobile phones - can be seen as miniature idols. Nothing can be done about it, I believe, because when all is said and done, we are a social species and constantly seeks to be led by someone or something else, and religion/dogma seems to be an in-built, hard-wired feature.
  2. I agree that you can live a normal, sane life in an average suburban area without being fully part of the system. The approach I prefer, and the route I have taken, is 'one foot in, one foot out'. I am still part of the system, but also not part of it. I am both things. The main reason for this is pragmatism. I embarked on this roughly 10 years ago, without any practical skills, and realised that it would take many years of learning and training and reading, and I needed to be realistic. You don't just go and live in the woods by tomorrow morning, if ever, and it's irresponsible and counter-productive to tell people that is what they should do. However, I also realise that while I have been right about some things, I have been wrong about other things. My views were normie-ish, albeit at the fringes. I have never worn a mask and will not submit to the vaccine, but I saw the whole thing as a mistake and believed the virus to be real and that people had exaggerated its risks. I predicted the vaccinations would be made mandatory but not compulsory, and that is what has occurred so far, yet I am now starting to suspect that things may go further. I now realise there is an organised agenda, that the malignancy is deep, and only just beginning. This means that, as far as I am concerned, everything is on the table now: even living in the woods. But I repeat, as the Scouts rightly say: Be Prepared.
  3. Technology can be a gift or a curse, and the two can be difficult to separate. Without information technology and the internet, a lot of us here would lack political literacy and understanding of what is going on and we would be ignorant like the majority. On the other hand, you have to ask: to what extent is Covid-19 actually an information virus and the result of the same technology that gives us this dividend of a democratic information society? My view is that technology should be adopted and used selectively to address needs, but I admit that there is an issue of what and how 'needs' are identified and defined, and by who. For instance, we have a need for the internet/web that I have just identified, but maybe most of us - myself certainly - did not start using it with that in mind. We only started using it as a way of addressing our curiosity about subjects. In my case, I am into astronomy, archaeology and wood and metal crafts and back in the 1990s I was a member of BBSs run by academics discussing astronomy and space subjects and various other obscure subjects and disciplines, including welding, Japanese woodcraft and lots of other things. That was when the internet was genuinely free, it was largely a thing for students and academics (which I never was - I stumbled into it accidentally), and the content was uncontrolled and interesting and nobody was self-conscious about it. It was a haven for weirdos, mavericks and outcasts, and it was good. Yet it wasn't a need that was being addressed - at least, not a need as such. For me, the genuine usefulness of the internet has only become clear in retrospect. It's a strange thing. It's almost like Fate chose me. I now realise that I have benefited by opening myself up to ideas and discussion with others and as a result, I have received a top-class, if haphazard, political education. Without that political education, I would be walking round in a mask and making an appointment for a first dose of demon juice. They say the internet is bad for you in the sense that any non-physical activity is bad for you - I'm not so sure. It may be bad for you in some ways, but it's good in others. It's revolutionary. It's amazing, astonishing, spectacular, almost-unbelievable. It's like somebody invented a Gutenberg press and coffee shops all-in-one and made it so that anybody with a high-spec telephone line and a few pound to spare each month can access virtually any idea and discussion of practically any topic, if they have the bent of mind to look for it. But I am selective about technology. On the topic of mobile phones specifically, I can't stand them and have never understood their attraction. A few years ago I reluctantly gave in and bought one, but I only use it to receive calls or as a fall-back in case I am stuck somewhere or have an emergency. Same with tablets/androids and these smart phones. Can't stand them. Don't see the point of them. Maybe this is partly why I have not bought into the Covid-19 hysteria? I am not 'plugged-in'. Or maybe it's the other way round and our personalities and inclinations select us? The internet/web seems like a useful innovation and I think a sane society would have it, albeit it would be confined to academics, scientists and hobbyists and what not; but mobile phones/tablets, etc., seem largely pointless, except in specialised situations, such as emergencies and rescue. In my opinion, they're a classic example of an invention searching for a need and most of the demand for them seems induced rather than addressing a genuine utility. I know this because I am old enough to remember the world without them and we all managed fine.
  4. No need to be sorry. I was just making a broader/general observation that foul language has become ubiquitous in public discourse, or is approaching that point, and it's dismaying. I've observed that media on other platforms have content that is just somebody constantly cursing. I occasionally use swear words as a joke, but it's not my normal mode of communication, even when distressed. For instance, I have been harassed a number of times by the police, and I have had issues with other official people, but never once did I swear at them. It's is possible to be forceful and make your point without resorting to f'ing and blinding - and the point is made much more effectively when you avoid swearing.
  5. This raises a further question in my mind: Is the incentive for controllers to officially under-report vaccine take-up, or exaggerate it, or are they playing it more or less straight down the line? I've been keeping tabs over the last few months on the BBC page for official vaccine take-up. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-55274833 I've noticed it has steadily gone up - as expected - and it's almost at 90% first dose coverage, heading for 75% second dose coverage.
  6. Of course, and I haven't been wholesome on here myself, but it often now seems to be taken to an extreme extent where everything you see and read in some places is effectively a string of expletives. I've noticed it especially on the No New Normal sub-reddit, which I stopped looking at for that reason - there are some excellent posts on there, but a large percentage of posters see fit to use the 'f' word or the 's' word every time they want to share their experiences with people. I sometimes swear myself, but the mundane ubiquity of it is a personal annoyance to me. Does it have to be every single time? Does every annoying situation require us to say 'f' or 's'? It seems large sections of the population have lost the art of articulation and/or an understanding of the power of simple words. It would be a much more powerful video if she had said: "This is my child, so consent is for me to give or not give, and I will not allow you to give him/her that test. Now please respect my wishes as the parent. Thank you." That would draw in a very large and sympathetic audience. Instead we get 'f' this and 'f' that, and quite honestly, I had to switch off after 20 seconds. It's not that I lack sympathy, but it will affect sympathy for her in some quarters. People - in my view, rightly - look down their noses a bit at those who can't make a point without f'ing and blinding, and sometimes when I see it, I do wonder if maybe it's a contrived or staged situation to discredit us by making us look oafish.
  7. I support her right, as parent, to refuse medical treatment for her baby, and I also agree with her decision to refuse the test, but does she have to be so foul-mouthed and shouty about it? Obviously I don't know the whole situation. Maybe it had got to the point that a temper flare-up was understandable, but I am a bit suspicious of anything like this coming out of the 'anti' side as I think we are being played. It is possible that incidents such as this are contrived in some way, even staged, so as to discredit our serious arguments.
  8. Her son should be prosecuted: for being a cupid stunt.
  9. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V_(2009_TV_series) This TV series, an update on the 1980s version, has themes that cover the real-life Covid hysteria. There is an episode in the first season called 'There Is No Normal Anymore' and in Episode 4, the aliens start giving a mass injection to humans that is meant to boost their immune system. The injection was administered as part of the flu vaccine.
  10. It's not a victory for us, it's a victory for them. They have successfully shifted the frame of debate over our liberties. They can now legitimately debate whether we need a 'passport' to go about mundane daily activities.
  11. I see he's an 'on-air travel personality'. My very firm recommendation to him is sex and travel and I shall happy to tell him to his masked face, should I ever clap eyes on the smarmy cunt.
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