The quiet is deafening.

Trump has left for a heck of an uncertain future and the new administration went straight into undoing what had been done.

Personally I think it’s right as you were going nowhere.

Meanwhile, “We’re going to flatten everything, wreck havoc, and stop the inauguration” was reduced to:-

(About 120 people took to the streets of the Japanese capital on Trump’s last day as president, waving US and Japanese flags along with banners declaring him the “true winner”. NYP)

One word, WOW!

Meanwhile, Antifa inauguration day riots broke out in multiple American cities including Portland, Seattle, and Denver. (Yawn).

Like it or not, Biden was right when he talked about ‘healing the nation’, and a unification. Only that isn’t going to happen till both sides start talking and, right now, I reckon the masses will have been abandoned by both sides of the political agenda as they struggle to secure their worthless political lives by distancing themselves from Trump and sucking up to Biden.

Now what?
It seems that all the various factions have gone REALLY QUIET.
Apart from Antifa and the BLM.
So, is everyone else waiting to see what their political leadership is going to do before the idiotic “Civil War” they were drooling about begins.

If it is you’ll be called out again, and again if necessary, until the whole exercise turns TOXIC. Only remember, every time you fk’up, that’s more ammo for the new administration, and their new adoring fans, aka your ‘representatives’, to do what you don’t want them to do.

One thing is blatantly obvious, media opinion isn’t on the Right’s side anymore and neither is big business. Your message has been tarnished by the actions of a mob and it’s no good you claiming it was a fix because you’ve been judged by media and world opinion and they have found you guilty.

So if you are serious about safeguarding the constitution, I reckon you need to unite as one voice, no mavericks, no motor mouths, non dumb fk’s, just one combined calm voice representing all and presenting reasoned argument to the courts.

Can you do that?
Or can no one control the two legged junkyard dogs anymore.
If that is the case, I’d be prepping to become Little Ireland.
Where only the criminals and terrorists have unfettered access to firearms.

Or it could get really bad and you end up like England.
And you sure as hell don’t want that!

NHS to be renamed, NBCS. Nothing but COVID service.

The story started 19 days ago.
I fell ill with what turned out to be a life threatening infection.
It took 3 days to get someone to phone me from the doctors surgery.
I needed an urgent blood test. The wait for that was TWO WEEKS.
Could I go to the hospital and get it done there?
No, because of COVID that wasn’t allowed.
This weekend things got so bad I phoned the emergency service and they made me an appointment for this Monday to go to an urgent care center. UCC
Why not over the weekend?
Because ALL urgent care centers are closed over the weekend to ‘help with COVID’. Monday morning and I’m definitely in trouble.
Went to the UCC no doctors. Where are they? COVID.
A nurse dispensed some antibiotics.

I took one and got back into the car.
We hadn’t got 10 minutes from there and I told my wife I needed the hospital as I guessed I was having an allergic reaction to the antibiotic.

Add a 20 minute drive.
To 20 questions on whether I’m showing symptoms of COVID.
I lost it, and said if they didn’t get someone to see me IMMEDIATELY I was going to collapse right in front of the main desk.

For some reason I was escorted into a treatment room, and all hell broke out.
The allergic reaction wasn’t the antibiotics but the painkillers I had taken WITH the antibiotics.

Bottom line, for the rest of the day I was prodded, pushed, and stabbed, scanned, examined by FOUR doctors, two technicians, and one consultant, until they were certain they had worked out WTH was going on.

Bottom line? I’m sat here, still sore, still taking the pills, (in smaller handfuls) and mighty peed off about the lack of care for NON COVID INCIDENTS AND ILLNESSES.

Only it seems I’m not alone.
While waiting for the next stab, push, probed, and whatever, the ANGER in the waiting rooms was at times loud and aggressive. To that end, security was everywhere!

This one hospital now has to cope with around 1200 emergency patients A DAY as the other three regional ones are dedicated solely to COVID.

By government decree, all routine screening, all surgery, clinics, outpatients, you name it, in hospitals and what is handled by the local doctors surgery is not happening.

Cancer treatment has largely stopped, but I didn’t check about renal patients. So, as a result, people are getting REALLY ill before heading for the hospital as this one haven now covers 2400 sq miles.

Only here’s another tit bit.
The average time patients are handed over from an ambulance into a Covid hospital in our area is EIGHT HOURS. Thus, for 8 hours, that ambulance and crew is unavailable for emergency cover!

Yet we are still subjected to the fools who think Covid is a joke.
A government that wants all lock downs to be ended by Easter.
And the much FAMED vaccination process is not going to work as they have extended the second jab time to way outside what works to lock the immunization into your system.

And there is another snippet that has hit the news today.
WAY BACK IN MARCH of last year, the Home Secretary (arguably the second most important political figure in our dysfunctional system of government) wanted all ports, air, and trains (via the Channel Tunnel) closed to all incomers or those transiting to other places.

And the Muppet Government, led by Boris Johnson, shouted that request down. Why? I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it.

Money is all that matters to this government NOT LIVES.

As the tally of dead keeps rising to yesterdays total of 93,250 from Covid and:

The number of deaths registered in England and Wales was 17,751 deaths were registered in the week ending 8 January 2021 (Week 1), 7,682 more deaths than in the preceding week (Week 53) (ONS)

That’s all deaths for one week.
Math time. 17,751 x 52 weeks? 923,952 for this year.
A slice of which will be from avoidable deaths by delaying treatments for avoidable illnesses.


I’m thinking we could solve a number of problems in the UK by following the ideals of the anonymous Marine.

“…and the sad truth is that 95% of the problems we have in this country could be solved tomorrow, by noon… simply by dragging 100 people out in the street and shooting them in the fucking head.” – Anonymous US Marine

Their protection details would preclude that being up close and personal and I wouldn’t want to see one of them hurt BUT, From 600 yards? That’s doable.


Too late!

We thought it might happen to Obama, and today for Biden.
The expressed ‘opinion’s of armed America’ came to nothing.
All that mouth and no one took a shot before he was sworn in.

Obama did two terms, Biden? We’ll see.

Except I wouldn’t like to be in Bidens shoes as I reckon his first term will be spent clearing up the mess.

Hot Air and BS.

I’m still pretty annoyed with all the hot air and BS being uttered by a few fools almost demanding civil war.
The hang them high, skin them alive, comment from a few feral mouths.
The thousands of words, rewriting history (complete with grammatical errors) and using edited, re-ordered, sophisticated video editing of scrappy news material which changed the whole emphasis of the message.

Yet here we are on inauguration day.

Short of a nuclear explosion, I would think nothing’s going to stop it.

And the worry is now ‘the afterwards’.

Aw, well, all “the mighty” fall eventually.
Rome did (and some would argue that was probably for the best).
Great Britain did. (Did and will never recover)
Russia did (although they are in a better state now than before).
China? Best I leave them alone. It’s never a good idea to poke the Dragon.

As for the Untied (Not a Typo) States. Previously known as America.
The predicted slide into obscurity would seem possible from today.
Not inevitable, just possible.

Ho Hum.
Even when the rewriting of history is complete, it will NOT BE remembered that all the giants of Western ‘values’ were all brought down by their politics, laws, and over burdensome government.

Still, America, TRUE America could always leave and set up elsewhere.
Assuming someone will take you.

23 old folk die after the Pfizer Jab.

NORWAY reported that 23 elderly people have died within days of taking the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, with 13 of those deaths said to be related to “side effects”. Besides those that died, nine had suffered serious side effects including allergic reactions, strong discomfort and severe fever. Seven had less serious ones such as pain at the injection site. (Express)

And not one of our government even blinks!

Meanwhile 2 million have been jabbed up so far.
And while the numbers have the political Muppet’s braying they’ve got the virus licked, the reality is 66 million are still unprotected.

With Pfizer DROPPING it’s production rate to increase their production?
Not quite sure how that works but I feel a price increase coming on.

The breaking of the drugs approved dosage schedule of when the second dose will be administered.

All I’m sensing is the build up of a massive FUCK UP typical of the UK Gov.

This sums up the UK Gov way better than I can..

Better Words than mine have commented on the disgrace of how the UK’s Tory (Conservative) Government is treating the lowest paid, poorly housed, struggling like mad to look after their children minority in the UK.

The contempt for the little people in life has been a feature of this political Party for years, and will continue to be an issue until we change how our whole system of government runs, is chosen during elections, and how it is held to account for it’s failings and corruption.

I invite people to read this Observer Editorial Comment.

Nobody with a heart wants to see children go hungry during this pandemic. There is a simple and effective way to help prevent this: adding an extra £15 per week to tax credit payments for children eligible for free school meals while schools are closed. This gives parents certainty; it allows them to buy food that meets their child’s needs, while the costs are modest in the context of the sums being spent on the pandemic response.

Yet the government has become embroiled in its fourth public battle about child hunger in just a few months. Last summer, Boris Johnson refused to pay for lunches during the holidays at a time when many low-income parents were facing increasing hardship because of the pandemic. He was shamed into a U-turn by the footballer Marcus Rashford, who has provided the moral leadership so lacking from government. In October, Johnson picked the same fight again, opposing the extension of holiday meal vouchers for half-term. Then last week it emerged that to save money, schools have been pushed towards using caterers to provide food parcels, rather than supplying vouchers during lockdown.

The quality of some of those packages has been dire, but the very notion of a food parcel encapsulates the insulting assumption that parents on low incomes cannot be trusted to spend cash on food for their children despite the wealth of evidence that parents will do anything, including going hungry themselves, to ensure they do not go without. And the government has now instructed schools not to issue vouchers or parcels during February half-term, saying that local councils should provide support via another fund that local leaders say was never intended for this purpose.

Why does the government keep picking the same fight over and over when the solution is so clear? It reveals two things. First, this government has a traditionally Conservative worldview of people who struggle to make ends meet. Rather than recognising the key driver of child poverty is jobs that pay parents too little to support their families, Tories persist in seeing poor people as feckless. This manifests itself not just in backbenchers implying food vouchers are being spent on “crack dens and brothels”, but in Conservative chancellors who over the course of a decade have slashed tax credits for low-income parents by thousands of pounds a year, at the same time as spending billions on tax cuts for more affluent households, pushing unemployment benefit to its lowest level since the early 1990s from April.

It is a disgusting lens through which to view people in low-paid work, many of whom have been risking their lives during lockdown to do essential jobs such as care work and staffing supermarkets to keep society running. The product of David Cameron’s “compassionate” Conservatism is children receiving food parcels supposed to last days that contain half a vegetable wrapped in clingfilm.

It is also a symbol of the total lack of strategy to minimise the impact of Covid on children and young people. From the handling of school closures to the dearth of mental health provision via the woeful treatment of students: this is a government that is expending all its energy picking needless fights on the basic issue of whether children should be fed, rather than focusing on how to protect child wellbeing during a pandemic that will damage their life chances for decades to come.

That is why we called last week for government to set up an independent commission to make recommendations for how to reduce the impact of Covid on this generation. Today, charities, politicians and doctors have backed this call.

We urgently need an injection of thinking about how best to protect young people from the long-term damage of Covid-19. The input of a commission of experts would benefit any government whose energies are so absorbed by the immediate health implications of this crisis, but particularly one that cannot even implement a plan to prevent child hunger during a pandemic. We hope it will heed our call.

End of article.

I think the article sums up “politely” what most are thinking.
Most that are not in well paid jobs, have their own homes, and have to worry about the important things in life like when they can book their next holiday abroad, or when they can get their nails manicured.

While I’m not knocking some who are well paid because they do deserve good payment for the value of their work and are decent human beings.

What I ABHOR is the constant attacks on those least able to defend themselves by a government of millionaires and privilege.

Those attacks extending to the sick, disabled, and elderly.
That put political correctness, multiculturalism, and religious tolerance, before our indigenous population.

That pander to populist, derisive, and destructive, racist pressure groups.

The dereliction of duty to maintenance, provisioning, supply of adequate qualified staff, and the hushed up quiet destruction of our health service. A service that have had nothing but inadequate support during this national emergency that is Covid by a team of Muppet’s I don’t trust to organize a chimpanzee tea party.

To a government that won’t close down our islands borders for a couple of months to aid the nation to get a grip on this pandemic.

Why? Because money is more important than lives.

Like America is falling apart, the Un-tied Kingdom is following suit.
Perhaps I’m living out my twilight years and am seeing the realities of the collapse of all things “Western” who put wealth, greed, and money before lives.

Perhaps this is the time the world changes and the once third world becomes the new world leaders and the corruption that is ‘The West’ are left in a state of continuous war against their governments, ideologies, and greed of the few.

So be it if that is the case.
Burn it all down and perhaps a new world of old values can rise from the ashes.
A world where all politics is outlawed.

What’s wrong with this statement?

UK seals its border and requires negative COVID-19 tests for arrivals in a bid to keep out ‘vaccine-busting’ variants. (Businessinsider)

From Monday 04h GMT giving the virus variants 72 hours to be walked in unchecked.

To seal SHOULD MEAN no one in or out.
No flights, trains, ferries, Zip, Nada, Nothing.

Only that’s not what will happen.
Everything will run as usual and all you need is a negative test to grant you access.

And yet again, it’s money before lives.
Ain’t that right Johnson!

More than lives!


News Headline: Lockdowns

I think this has captured what many of us are thinking.


OK, fair warning, this is a rant as my anger rises about how pathetic our politicians are.
This is my five cents worth, my opinion, and I’m perfectly happy for readers sick of hearing about the virus giving this post a wide berth.
I did not vote for this lot in power, neither am I a fan of Johnson, but I read this today (source)


“The latest lockdown regulations in January got through parliament by a huge 524 votes to 16.

Nevertheless, in a note to his lockdown-sceptic colleagues, Mr Baker called for “a guarantee that this strategy will not be used again next winter”.

“Government has adopted a strategy devoid of any commitment to liberty without any clarification about when our most basic freedoms will be restored and with no guarantee that they will never be taken away again,” he said.”

So if I am understanding…

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Enough Already!

There is so much palpable hate flying across America to fill every stadium in the world.

My feeling is you’re talking yourself into a conflict, a civil war, with all rhetoric, anger, and outright hatred, I’m reading.

Good, let it rain down on you.

If cooler, saner minds can’t or won’t sort this stupidity out you deserve everything that’s coming to you.

As for those who I know that may end up living this insanity.

May your God keep you safe.

Safety and Self Defense in the UK (Part One)

It’s a war zone in some parts of the UK and I think few would disagree about that.

Dangerous for anyone for all sorts of reasons including crime (knife, gun, and other street weapons), gangs, drunks and druggies, people just having a bad day, to the failed system of mental healthcare that puts violent ‘nut jobs’ onto the streets to look after themselves.

Another issue that has been growing is the self-righteous, buck the system, ‘You can’t tell me what to do’, entitled, self-important, and belligerent personality that has evolved because they have been ‘influenced’ into thinking their rights are more important than yours.

Plus a lack of respect for children, females, the elderly, frail, for anyone apart from themselves. Add a touch of color, difference of religion, or culture, and you’ve sort of got a snapshot of why our once green and pleasant country has turned into a melting pot of anger, ignorance, and danger.

So, what can you do to protect yourself?
By following the rule of law VERY LITTLE.
The law does allow you to defend yourself, only not to carry the means to do so. Even then, if you do defend yourself and cause harm, you’ll often find yourself on the wrong side of a police supported legal case for damages against you.

Such is our system of law.
It protects the victim, even if that victim was the aggressor who came off worse.

Going equipped.
Carry a knife without good reason (i.e. for work purposes or for religious ceremony) and you’re instantly in the wrong.
Carry a gun, ninja sticks, or whatever, and you are definitely in the wrong.
What of mace, CS, maldeodorants (Skunk),  or pepper sprays?
Nope, not allowed.

Definition of an offensive weapon.
Any article which is made or adapted for use for causing injury to the person, or intended by the person having it with him for such use by him or by some other person.

A VERY BROAD DESCRIPTOR that basically means that anything you could use, excluding harsh language, (and even then you have to be careful it’s not racist, anti LGBT whatever, sexist, ageist, anti religion, not politically correct or socially unacceptable) is banned.

Right, legal B.S. aside, what can you carry for self-defense?
As said, officially NOTHING!

Which doesn’t exactly mean you are defenseless.
BUT, before I talk about that in part two, you might like to read two OLD posts I scribbled on being IN TRANSIT (2013) and  ON FOOT (2018).

Only get a mug of coffee or tea first.
End of part one

Tech Giant Twitter Blindsided?

He’s back on Twitter.
Who is? You’ve got to ask??

Twitter overlooked an account that Trump could gain access to.
As a result he’s back peddling his garbage on
— The White House (@WhiteHouse)

Something tells me Twitter’s newly created kudos with the Democrats has just taken one hell of a knock!

BUT, with a little persuasion, I would imagine it would only take,
half a dozen keystrokes after typing in @WhiteHouse

Governments tea fund has dipped to critical levels.

So, Boris Johnson ‘delays tougher lockdown’: England could escape Covid tightening for now after science chief Patrick Vallance says current measures are ‘enough’ and Neil Ferguson points to ‘plateau’ in hospital cases.

Is that the same pair of SAGE ex-spurts that wanted everyone nailed into their homes and shot if they dared to take out the rubbish? (Me being very sarcastic).

No need to answer, Yes, it was them.
As for Boris Johnson, our Muppet PM.

Yawn, same old story,
Money before lives.

72 hours for Brazilian variant to walk into the UK.

Strict new Covid travel rules on people coming into England have been delayed for three days despite mounting fears over the virus.

It’s like no one in the UK Government understands the word

Anyone arriving in England was going to have to get a coronavirus test, and ensure the result is negative, from 4am FRIDAY. But late last night, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the requirement would only kick in at 4am on MONDAY. He bizarrely announced the delay on Twitter with no formal government press release, and it was unclear why it had happened.

Mr Shapps said the delay was “to give international arrivals time to prepare”. But the government had claimed it would be from this week.

So when the Brazilian variant enters, we now know who to blame, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps.

So that’s Hancock, and Shapps.
Both following the ‘Johnson line’.


Not once, but twice.

President Trump impeached for historic second time, heightened security in Washington ahead of inauguration, and police search for far-right extremists within ranks.

Heightened security? Nice polite way of saying the city is rammed full of national guard and a whole host of TLA agencies and LEO’s.

So everyone is safe now?   You’re kidding right!?!

Only a fool attacks a well armed citadel.
Even though there’s a few of them around.
It’s not them you need to be watchful for.

I’ve got it in my mind that when security is heavy in one place, it makes it light in others. That’s guerilla tactics 101. You attack what you know you can take.

The impact will be the same and, in this case, central government will be kicking itself for not thinking outside the box.

So who or what being targeted would be a spectacular of sufficient magnitude to make the whole world sit up and go “WOW.

The two obvious ones are Trump and Biden.
Impossible targets? Nothing is impossible.
All it takes is MONEY to employ the right person or fund the right group!

Then there are the key members of the administration.
I could, for instance, talk about the speaker.
And right down the political food chain.

The principal of destabilization by the ‘abrupt removal’ of key leadership is not unknown. After that it’s more a case of who flinches first as who would want a job that makes you a target? Especially if you saw that your predecessor, and the one before that, ‘retired’ before their time.

I’m also minded of an infamous quote by the UK’s nemesis, the IRA.
Following the failed Brighton Bombing that targeted Margaret Thatcher.
“Today we were unlucky, but remember we only have to be lucky once”.

I’m not quite sure what the mindset of the US people are, but I’ve got a nasty feeling that this won’t end just because a ceremony goes off without hitch. The angst will remain active for a considerable time. Besides that, “To the victor goes the spoils”, and it is the most stupid of the victor that then exacts punishment on the vanquished.

Last time I checked, I found that politics was also rammed full of stupid.

It’s pretty plain our PM Johnson is a joke

First came Covid-19
Then the UK variant of Covid-19
Next was the South African Covid-19 Variant
And now the Brazil Covid-19 variant

Boris Johnson says UK border control’s tough measures will halt strain from entering Britain.
I say close all airports. Why?
Because anything the UK Gov does is a bad joke and doomed to failure.

Except I’d forgotten one tiny thing.

And blood on Johnson’s hands
means nothing to him.

Diddums lost their toys? How sad.

The US ‘whatever’ movements erroneously ended up reliant on US technology to get it’s “social” message” out. Now it hasn’t got that as big business technology has shut down all sorts of Internet platform use and social media.

Whose bleating about it? Only the US.
So what are you going to do about it?

Hard talking, heavy shooting, world beaters and leaders, but can’t work around a little government or big business high tech interference?

Methinks the US needs to take some lessons from censored countries like Russia, China and others how to get their voice heard.

In days gone past we had to use message boards and them old squealing thingies called modems for peer to peer messages over the telephone lines. Worried about being intercepted on the phones? We used radio. Damn difficult to jam is HF radio because the radio spectrum is so vast. You can even use a keyboard for those who seem to have lost the power of speech.

The other thing is y’all talking abut this becoming the new norm.
Just think about that for a moment. Big business isn’t suicidal, and they are only doing this to appear ‘compliant’ with the ideals of what is coming next from the new government.

Normal service will return, in time.
Big business will assure that and government won’t stop them as to do so will cripple them.

Take a breath America’s hotheads.
It’s time to evaluate the problem a lot cooler than you are now.

If you can’t trust your own, what’s the point?

The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider.

“To ensure that deployed members are not sympathetic to domestic terrorists.”

Now that bit did make me laugh as in one sentence, everyone who took part on the Capital invasion seems to have been labelled a domestic terrorist.

When paranoia takes on this level, you’ve got to be thinking,
What about the:- Capital Hill Police, other security services, car parking attendants, food prep staff, ushers, media, guests, cleaners, and even the White House cat!

Only who’s going to check them doing the vetting?

There was a rumor that the whole thing would go virtual.
Personally I’d say no to that as if something does happen, it’ll make for great TV.

Besides the ‘villain’ of the piece won’t be there.
And now I’m wondering just when does the football, and its RED button, change hands?” That and what’s been planned that the villain in the piece knows about.

For example, Could it be something to make the whole thing go off with a bang!” (If you get my drift).

Still it’s kinda comforting to know that the US paranoia machine is working overtime. If only to give the world a good chuckle.

A tale of ineptitude

A neighbor of ours was doing his daily welfare check on an 8o plus person who is   ‘sheltering in place’ as per the UK Gov guidelines. (Or it is law today?)

Anyway the phone rang, and it was the doctors who wanted the octogenarian to go to the surgery for a blood test. Partially blind, almost deaf, and with severe mobility issues.

So the neighbor asked if it could be done at home.
Utter confusion from the doctors.
The neighbor pointing out that the patient’s mobility was terrible, blind, deaf, and sheltering at home as was in the ULTRA high risk category.
More confusion from the doctors.
Bottom line?
We all think the blood test won’t happen.
Only it doesn’t stop there.
The response to the question “Will you vaccinate XYZ at the same time”?
Um, Er, dunno, will ask, muttering on phone, NO!

The lunatics are definitely in charge.
Expecting a highly disabled person, in the high risk category, to have to go to the surgery (1.3 miles away), against the Covid-19 lockdown rules, for a blood test that could be done by a health care professional at home, just like others who are stuck in their homes have their bloods done.

As said many times before.
This typifies the healthcare in our town.
A jackass is running things.

Tagged like animals?

Not quite but the possibility of being tattooed with a number is looking good.

They (the government) said it wouldn’t happen but the two class system of those who have been vaccinated and those who haven’t (which ultimately will be through no fault of their own) is being pushed out.

THOUSANDS of Brits will be “offered a vaccine passport” after getting their coronavirus jab in a new trial. The passport, created by biometrics firm iProov and cybersecurity firm Mvine, will be issued as a free app so people can prove digitally if they have had their Covid-19 vaccine.

Despite the Department of Health denying that there were plans for a coronavirus vaccine passport, Innovate UK, the Government’s science research funding agency, has given £75,000 to the project.

The plan was initially to demonstrate test results – but after receiving more funding, bosses made the switch to developing vaccine passports.

WOW, what a surprise. The D.O.H lied!

So what happens next?
We don’t own a smartphone and others, more elderly than us, don’t even own a landline phone let alone a mobile phone.

Is our future going to be one of walking everywhere as buses won’t transport us?
Will shopping leave us outside the shop while some kind person processes our shopping list? Or denied access to healthcare because we can’t “flash an app”?

So, unsurprisingly I’m sat here today well pissed off and thinking of upgrading my walking sticks to security weight defense canes to beat the crap out of any “jobs worth” who tries to deny me access.

After all, it’s not always brute force that makes an impression, just hours of practice with the right tools.

  • To control the ‘little people’ in life will raise discontent.
  • To marginalize many will do the same.
  • To use technology against those who are ignorant of such things or just too poor or old to obtain it? That’s criminal.

And so like the UK Government.

The great imponderable.

What about the military?

It’s a question that I’ve been asked a lot as the clampdown on an individual’s personal freedoms, including that of ‘free speech and expression’, increases in its scope and ferocity. Particularly as the enforcement is getting more proactive, if not more aggressive, towards the general population.

“What happens when they start going door to door”?

While I don’t think the UK police would, simply because they haven’t got the numbers. If the government doubled down and sent in law enforcement, local officials, and the military to go door to door, it does raise a few worries including:

“What would they be looking for?”

To be honest I haven’t a clue.
YET in the light of the current crisis (COVID), and the increasing clamp down on freedoms, free speech, and expression. They could be searching for what you have in house, what you are, what they think you are, and possibly arresting you for any dumbfk’ reason they can make up.

That type of ‘door to door’ is something which could trigger a popular resistance movement that may be limited to a bit of bite back, BUT has the potential to evolve into a full on non-conventional combat styled response.

BUT what about the military?

Personally, for me, there is NOTHING more abhorrent than a country’s military following a purely ‘politically driven’ set of orders and engaging in operations against its own population. That sort of thing can turn them from being regarded as heroes to villains in an instant. Let alone cause all sorts of conflicts within the ranks.

So would the military blindly follow orders?
OR simply refuse to deploy against the population?

While I would like to think they would refuse, I’ve a feeling that the officer class would try to ‘persuade them’ into action.  After that it’s anyone’s game.

Do I think that might be worrying the politicians?

I would say so as even if they dragged every government or law enforcement swinging dick out to go door to door, there isn’t enough civilian bodies to do the job. Especially if the population then took up arms against their actions.

‘Arms against them’. I’m not talking firearms.
That is not the weapon of choice of the UK rioter.
FIRE is their weapon, perhaps melee weapons.
In the main all the unwashed masses will do is loot and wreck under the cover of public unrest.

So what’s causing this panic?

In this ever-changing world, where policy and law are being approved with little public consultation and on the fly. Today’s ‘permissible and individual rights’ are being swept aside by a politically driven agenda without the time proven checks and balances of our lawmakers.

Thus, you could find yourself ‘promoted’ onto a government watch list for some reason included on a long list of newly minted reasons, literally OVERNIGHT!

Meanwhile, the sheeple, naive, woke, and other limp wrists reading this may be thinking, “If you’ve nothing to hide why worry”?

Umm. Thank gawd for the prepper and survivalist movement who see through the B.S. of civilization, and its quaint facade of political correctness.

While the UK isn’t perfect by a long chalk, the prepper and survivalist movements here are VERY adaptable with little reliance on the tools of war the Americans hold so dear.

To that end, some of us have developed workarounds to the harder problems of survival which occasionally enter the ‘gray areas’ of legality. As such, a knock on the door occasionally makes for a few flinches.

In Conclusion

While I find it unlikely that the UK military would be dragged into a political power play, or to enforce a government minister’s ill thought out plan (even if it is considered a National Security matter), it’s stupid to assume they would never be deployed in the case of a national unrest.

I’m not saying anything detrimental to them being deployed in a national emergency (loss of utilities, supply, or to assist the emergency services), as that is an entirely different issue. HOWEVER, I would be worried if they were tasked with an internment or security role “for the nation’s security”.

Would they allow themselves to become a political tool? Maybe.
However, I consider the armed forces on the streets in any law enforcement role would NOT GO DOWN WELL with many and create longer term problems in the form of discontentment towards authority than the original issue ever could.

(Especially with the prepper and survivalist movement)