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Friday 27 March 2020

County Lines

Further to my enquiry about prostitution under lockdown, I wonder how the underworld is conducting their drug operation known as 'County Lines'? Previously undertaken by youngsters using motorcycles, pedal bikes, buses etc, how have the gangs improvised to keep their supplies moving when all eyes are on public movement. Or is it the case that the virus has done what the police couldn't; stop the trade in drugs?

Monday 23 March 2020

Charlemagne was right about language

To Charlemagne is attributed the notion that to have a second language is to have a second soul.
It is an early attestation of my belief that we each inherit the character or soul of a forebear. If the ancestor spoke a different language then the living kinsman or woman has within their DNA and brain the means to access that language. They will find it easier to learn than one not similarly endowed.
So far so good; not everyone will learn another language so easily but there is another factor. The inherited character might also have inherited a character with a third language. A polyglot will be one with such a heritage.

To understand which character is allotted to us by Nature I refer interested readers to my book: Spiritual Man: An Introduction to Negative Dimensions. You might be surprised.

Saturday 21 March 2020


With Spain already in total lockdown and the UK starting on the 20th March, life for everyone is at a different level. It seems as if everyone is fighting for their and their family's life. If this was a global conflict, this virus would be considered a weapon of mass destruction and, presumably, banned by the UN. The Russians are already suggesting that Covid19 ia  a US designed virus, deliberately introduced into China. It may be mischievous speculation but it does point to a very real possibility and act as a blueprint for future terrosism. It also demonstrates that it is a weapon that can run out of control showing no prejudice as to its victims, being equally lethal against friend and foe alike.

With all the pubs and clubs closed down it strikes me that there might be problems for those we refer to as 'ladies of the night'. The old tradition of the lads night out for a beer, a shag and a curry could be a thing of the past but what can these suppliers of special services do in a lockdown. They can hardly tout for business on the street no matter how innocuously. Do they qualify for the newly announced Government grants; will their pimps continue to pay them? Life might never be the same again especially in the special clinics as cases of venereal disease drop.

Sunday 15 March 2020

Lockdown? Is this necessary?

Here we are, in Spain, by Royal decree, in lockdown! People are incarcerated, all entertainment including sports are forbidden, businesses are failing and people are watching their dreams and aspiration destroyed on or for what?
A small number of people have died from a virus that has infected many more without harm. Their death hasn't been unduly horrible like for example with ebola. Nobody in authority has volunteered how many people have died of seasonal flu or pneumonia in the same period, all without fanfare or panic. Nobody goes round wearing a face mask against common colds of flu. Coronavirus is a highly contagious but relatively mild illness that can be fatal with those with an underlying medical problem especially those with respiratory concerns. So why have Governments risked the world economy by taking this severe action?  I believe it's because, in this snowflake generation, to be seen to be taking no action, a sentiment fuelled by stupid oppositions, Governments would be penalised at the next polls. It makes a mockery of Democracy if legitimate Governments don't do the right thing for fear of finding disfavour with the electorate.
At times, it is understandable if Nature does its duty of checks and balances on the planet, correcting, for example, climate and population surges. Some remedies (like asteroid strike) will be heavy handed and others (such as coronavirus) a light touch on the tiller.
They should ride this pandemic out, accepting that most people will contract the illness and move on whilst businesses are allowed to continue as normal, earning a profit, employing folk and paying their taxes. Save the dramatics for when the real thing turns up, a highly contagious retrovirus like ebola or a genetically altered, incurable plague.

Saturday 7 March 2020

Is this what it's coming to?

Is this what it's coming to? With no natural predators the human race succumbs to viruses and a new world order does take over; an order with control of all the resources needed for life.
Without natural predators is it Nature's ultimate plan to restore population balance to the planet. It starts simply enough with a fairly average, flu-like virus with the capacity to mutate.
People, however, ignore the pleas for calm and start to panic, stocking up on tinned food, water and loo rolls for example.
As the death toll increases businesses start to panic and fail causing increasing unemployment. Government revenue drops and payments of pensions and benefits is threatened leading to more anxiety in the public. Theft becomes rife as people become more desperate to feed their families. The police become unable to cope with the number of misdemeanors and public disorder. Hospitals cannot take in all the casualties leaving people, mostly the elderly, to die at home. Funeral parlours cannot keep pace with the number of corpses and people unable to pay the costs begin to burn the bodies with wood. The police abandon all attempts to stop public burnings and wood is suddenly in great demand leading to theft and the emergence of gangs who begin to corner the supply.
Tensions rise between the ethnic communities, each accusing the other of manipulating the supply of essential goods and local skirmishes break out.
The Government announces a National Emergency but in the background those men and women with the contacts and resources are making their survival plans. This includes reserving land and the ensuring of continued supply of essentials by manipulation of the gangs through middle men. Plans are drawn up to evacuate the the Government to one of the new aircraft carriers. Also, because money and currencies will be of little use after the collapse of worldwide society, the nation's gold reserves is also moved to one of the aircraft carriers.
Meanwhile civil unrest is on the verge of civil war as the bodies stack up. Those vulnerable without access to their pensions succumb to hunger and disease. Typhoid and cholera epidemics add to the death toll taking many children. Hospitals allow the seriously ill to pass away without intervention. The Prime Minister appeals for calm but with the army seriously compromised with illness, is helpless to stop the Country falling into anarchy.
New vaccines eventually find their way on the market but nobody can pay for them. It is too late.