Sunday, 31 January 2021

About Land Borders & Covid

 Further to my last post: We are an island nation; although you wouldn't think so sometimes when you hear our pompouse politicians sounding off. But believe it, we are.

But we have a land border! With another island nation! The Republic of Ireland, because we pretend to own a northern corner of their island. Enough politics. We'll leave that for another day.

I have lived on & off in Ireland for the last 40 odd years, & I can tell you that the border is an open one: both during the troubles & during the peace.

Open to the passage of goods, people, & Covid!

And so we should ensure that Ireland gets vacccinated alongside ourselves. After all, their total population is smaller than some of our cities!

Just a suggestion for our pompeous politicians to ponder?

Friday, 29 January 2021

And so Brexit rears its ugly Head

 Whiist people over the world are dyingwe argue about whose vaccine is it, and who gets it first!

Who signed first & He said, She said small print contractual niceties. And a hundred or a thousand more die.No matter: the argument is far more important than the dying.

Just an idea, but why not join together for a post-brexit hands across the channel assault on Covid? The real enemy of our time/ Or was the organist right? And were the brexiteers wrong? And is any of that important in the face of this imminent destruction of, if not mankind , then our civilisation as we know it?

So by mid February 15 millions of Brits survive, but not quite so many other europeans?

No! I didn't vote for that! Did you?

Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Is this the beginning of the end for mankind?

Or is it just a new virus that we have to deal with, like those of the past? 
But can we deal with it? Control it? Tuck it under our belts,so to speak,and carry on with our inexorable rise to the Future! Mankind, the dominant species. Rulers of the Universe?
Or is this the moment when we have to deal with the consequences of our arrogance? That we are just merely a step on the road to the future. 
Maybe rats are the next dominant species?
Q. Are rats susceptible to the virus?

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

A new beginning?

What's happening? Does anyone know? Is it a new beginning of a war? Or is it just a new virus that an overcrowded world has produced in order to survive? Are we to fight back, meekly succumb to it, or try to understand its import and its meaning in order to weave it into our worldview whilst secretly praying for personal avoidance of any impending doom?
Those are just a few of the questions.And as we explore the answers, more will arise.
What is happening?
This is a new plague? Surely the very word and its meaning is from the past!
This is the 21at century! We live in modern times! This is not history. This is now!
Surely we,us humans,mankind control the world! We are no longer at the mercy of our environment,like some small crawling insect? We are mankind! Masters our destiny!