Of Girls and Sheds

When I was a laddie (or loddie, as we say in the local dialect of Scots) I decided in the school playground one morning to get all the boys to get all the girls and put them in the shed. This was in the early 70s, just after the Baby Boomers, so classes had between 25-30 pupils in them. The playground where I said “Hey, let’s get all the boys to get all the girls and put them in the shed!” was only for the infants (aged between 5-7) but that meant three years of three classes each. So, even by a conservative estimate, allowing for absences, we must have rounded up over 100 girls that morning.

I stood in the middle of the playground and oversaw the task. Which the boys did cheerfully, and fairly gently; the girls went willingly, intrigued by this new game. Fortunately – because (clearly) once we’d got the girls in the shed, we’d have had to do something with them, though I hadn’t thought that far ahead – the bell rang. And we all lined up, two gendered lines for each class, arms outstretched on each other’s shoulders (to maintain the correct distance) to go back to our classrooms. So I never found out what I would’ve said when, inevitably, the boys asked “what do we do with them now?”

But I did learn these lessons that day:

  • People like there to be a plan (no matter how pointless)
  • People will generally follow instructions (no matter how disturbing) without question

I don’t think I’m particularly persuasive. It was just something for us to do. Us kids in Primary 1-3 all played together, unlike ‘up the school’ (Primary 4-7). They tended to divide into year cohorts and fairly closed activity groups: Football; Skipping/ Kick the Can (a variant of Hopscotch); Smoking; Flirting; Gossip.

It’s true that, some days, ‘down the school’, two boys (mostly) would put an arm over each other’s shoulders and walk around chanting “who-wants-to-play-at-Cowboys-and-Indians?” – or Tig (Tag), British Bulldogs, Hide-and-Seek or Best Man Fall (we’d line up to get shot in that game) and others, of either sex, would join the line until we had enough kids to play.

But, most days, the social dynamics of the infants’ playground, in those years, were fairly unstructured. And we all know what happens when you drop something structured into an unstructured environment: either the structure dissolves – or the free elements start to align with it.

I prefer to consider my temporary infantile manifestation of Us and Them as an early indication of public speaking and managerial ability, rather than of an authoritarian and twisted personality. (I’m aware than not all of my acquaintances would agree with me on that.) In my defence, when I’ve worked as a manger, I’ve tended to prioritise building and maintaining good relationships rather than keeping to set plans. But this blogpost isn’t really about me. Because, whether or not I was a wee fascist (and whether or not I grew up to be a big one) isn’t the point.

That group of wee boys and girls was fairly typical of Scottish small town kids of that generation. It’s the generation that’s in power now. The First Minister, the elder statesmen and stateswomen, the top judges, lawyers, principals of universities, CEOs, heads of schools, heads of charities, heads of social care and health boards, NGOs (government-funded and appointed or not), it’s all mostly Generation X. The games we played then were also played by more urban kids, and more rural kids, and I don’t believe that Scots are more rule-bound than any other nation in the UK. Fully a fifth of Scots were estimated to have broken the law to resist the hated Poll Tax, during Thatcher’s regime. So those kids weren’t particularly inclined to follow orders. But they did.

Behind the pointless and self-contradictory regulations of the social game we are all currently playing, named “Covid-19”, there’s a disturbing agenda that’s been hiding in plain sight for decades. We’re being divided, and herded. And we’re all joining in, fairly cheerfully and willingly.

The difference between my former self, that little Scots loddie, and the current powers-that-be is this: once they get us where they want us, they know exactly what they want to do to us.

Are we going to continue to (unquestioningly) just follow orders?

Four wee diverse kids, with colourful clothes, playing

Thanks to Dawn Hudson for releasing her image Diverse Kids into the Public Domain.

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4 Myths About Masks

MYTH 1 – Wearing a mask stops me getting the virus

Wrong. You’ve already got ‘the virus’ (the multifarious Coronavirus has been acknowledged as a cause of the common cold) because it’s everywhere. The best defence against illness and disease is:

  1. Good nutrition (vegan balanced diet/wholefoods)
  2. Exercise (unmasked and outdoors, so you also get Vitamin D)
  3. A positive outlook (because the psychosomatic relationship is only slowly being recognised by Western allopathic medicine)

MYTH 2 – Wearing a mask stops others getting the virus

Wrong. They’ve already got ‘the virus’ (see above).

MYTH 3 – Wearing a mask is hygienic

Wrong. Many masks are already filthy and, although they have no effect on viruses, they’re breeding grounds for bacteria which spread because you keep touching it and adjusting it and touching everything else.

MYTH 4 – Wearing a mask is healthy

Wrong. Common sense will tell you that masks limit the inhalation of oxygen and the exhalation of carbon dioxide. This is a finding in many studies (as well as high rates of infection with cloth masks) but you have to read them carefully to see it as it’s so counter-narrative that either it’s not published or immediately explained away using multiple qualifications. Don’t be fooled by arguments about the comparative size of molecule/ mask fabric gaps: a knitted cardigan only keeps you warm because it traps air. Are you seriously saying it can’t do that because a molecule is smaller than the diameter of a knitting needle?

Summing up:

Wearing a mask does NOT protect you or others from ‘the virus’.

Wearing a mask is unhygienic and unhealthy.

BIN THE MASKS! BREATH FREELY!

(And, if you want to stop following orders, resist the creeping Nazification of the world, and find out what’s really going on – and what the final aim is – watch THIS)

It’s a masked world

(Thanks to Mikhail Denishchenko for releasing his image Corona Virus into the Public Domain.)

The Trouble with Contact Tracing

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll know Contact Tracing is a vital preparatory part of Agenda 21/ Agenda 2030 associated with various policies approved by the UN, IMF, World Bank, World Economic Forum, the G20 governments and (of course) the eugenicist Gates Foundation and the trans-humanist Elon Musk, such as ID2020 and the 4th Industrial Revolution AKA The Great Reset.

If you haven’t, you probably think it’s to “stop the virus”.

All the above links I’ve posted have a positive spin. The UN Agendas sound wonderful, the G20 very organised, all the Black people/ governments against Gates are made to sound stupid, Elon Musk comes out looking like a cybernetic angel, ID for all – well why not? And the last two (different names for the same thing) sound like a visionary solution for poor ole planet Earth.

The first thing to notice is…all of them. Because they’re hiding in plain sight, so the powers-that-be can say, later: Oh didn’t you know? Oh yeah it’s no big deal – it’s been going on for years – it’s vital that it happens now – it won’t make a huge difference – it will make a huge difference – it’s actually quite wonderful!  

The second is that they’re all linked.

I’m not going to debunk each point of every one. Not that it’s all bad: to sweeten the pill, there’s some sugar of course, like environmentalism and eradication of poverty – just not as you know it. Let’s just take one claim:

“A New York-based tech nonprofit falsely rumored to be working with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to implant vaccine microchips in people”

Now what is Kathryn Joyce (who’s White, oh-so-progressive, and implies that all the Black people in her article are stupid) claiming here?

  1. Some NGO wasn’t working with the Gates Foundation?
  2. The Gates Foundation isn’t planning to chip people like pets?

A couple of minutes into this clip, with the wonderful Spiro Skouras (who states clearly what he means and references his statements) will show that Claim 2 is only correct if you don’t count quantum dot tattoos (which act like microchips) as microchips – and they’re already doing this. As for Claim 1, who cares?

The third thing is that they’re all happening right now – and the Covid crisis is facilitating them all. Because we’re distracted and few people are on the street protesting (about any of this) or meeting their representatives in person to demand a halt.

The fourth thing to notice is that they all depend on data. Biodata to be exact. Harvested and controlled by Big Tech. And isn’t it odd that all these stakeholder capitalists are suddenly so green and so philanthropic?”

“The announcement of the Great Reset was made by HRH The Prince of Wales and Professor Schwab during a virtual meeting, followed by statements by UN Secretary-General António Guterres and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

Their statements were supported by voices from all stakeholder groups of global society, including Victoria Alonsoperez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Chipsafer, Uruguay, and a Young Global Leader; Caroline Anstey, President and Chief Executive Officer, Pact, USA; Ajay S. Banga, Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard, USA; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels; Ma Jun, Chairman, Green Finance Committee, China Society for Finance and Banking, and a Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China; Bernard Looney, Chief Executive Officer, bp, United Kingdom; Juliana Rotich, Venture Partner, Atlantica Ventures, Kenya; Bradford L. Smith, President, Microsoft, USA; and Nick Stern, Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, United Kingdom.”

So let’s look at who’s doing the Contact Tracing (that’s already being used for ‘pre-crime‘ (as suggested by Ivanka Trump) to target rioters and is planned to use to remove people from their homes).  Well Big Business is certainly interested and although there is a wee mention of MASSIVE PRIVACY ISSUES basically Bernard Marr writing for Forbes makes the same assumption as the pro-Gates journo: detractors are stupid and confused. Katie Brigham on CNBC reassures us: it’s okay, it’s Google and Apple. Both owned and invested in by philanthropic billionaries.

We’re in great hands.

A phone held in a white hand from a black suit sleeve captures another’s data.

Thanks to Mohamed Mahmoud Hassan for releasing his image Wifi Direct Technology into the Pubic Domain

Coronapanic, Satanic Panic and Calvinism

Whereas Calvin’s Geneva is of most interest to reformed theologians, Weber’s Protestant Ethic to sociologists, and McCarthyism to free speech activists, they are all referenced in Arthur Miller’s famous play The Crucible – on the accusation, torture and execution of innocent victims (mostly women) of a  17 C. moral panic in the small Puritan community of Salem, Massachusetts.

So what? Why should anyone be interested in extremes of theology, controversies in sociology, TV footage so old it’s in Black & White and a play most of us reading this will have studied in High School?

Because it’s happening again. Which was the point of the play. While 1950s White American audiences gasped at the stupidity of their forebears – cos every White American came over on the Mayflower, apparently – getting so worked up about ideology, and how un-neighbourly they all were to snitch on their neighbours, many of them were busy doing the same, impelled by the fanatical Senator Joseph McCarthy.

‘Inquisition’ is an umbrella term than covers ‘witchhunt’ and, whereas it is the senator’s Catholic coreligionists (and mine) who are most infamous for the former, it is Calvinists who are infamous for the latter.

In his Religion and the Decline of Magic. Studies in popular beliefs in sixteenth and seventeenth century England, Keith Thomas makes a point that is so often missed by his smug secularist reviewers:

When calamity is taken as either an Act of God or of the Devil, and (as a Catholic) you believe you have some means of spiritual defence, or influence, you can employ it.

If (as a Calvinist) you don’t believe so, then the only thing you can do is to –

1) suffer 2) blame other humans as agents of calamity and attack them

In other words, the Protestant Reformation did not remove the belief that calamity has a spiritual source; it merely removed the possibility of opposing it. Even the Guardian’s clever report of a materialist analysis (based on a theory of congregation ‘market-share’ by two American economists, Peter Leeson and Jacob Russ) fails to obscure the figures:

The data shows that witch-hunts took off only after the Reformation in 1517, following the rapid spread of Protestantism. […] Germany, ground zero for the Reformation, laid claim to nearly 40% of all witchcraft prosecutions in Europe. Scotland, where different strains of Protestantism were in competition, saw the second highest level of witch-hunts, with a total of 3,563 people tried. “In contrast, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Ireland – each of which remained a Catholic stronghold after the Reformation and never saw serious competition from Protestantism – collectively accounted for just 6% of Europeans tried for witchcraft,” Russ observes.

Hold on! Jumping ahead to the obvious point: the various symptoms of Coronapanic are all expressions of social anxiety unassuaged by recourse to either efficacious prevention and cure or spiritual deliverance from a perceived medical calamity. So wouldn’t we then expect a neat division of the world into areas of belief in divine intervention (with low levels of Coronapanic) and areas of such unbelief (with high)?

Theoretically. Populations characterised by rationalist ideologies, especially in areas with present or recent authoritarian governance, are showing such high levels of panic. Confounding factors are globalisation of ideologies and the elite of countries still largely steeped in traditional values now trying to demonstrate how modern and scientific they are – and imposing restrictive and anxiety-causing measures on their subject citizenry. Along with relentless indoctrination by pharmaceutical industry-backed media, exaggerated excess death count and high ratio of ICU provision to head of population.

If lockdown, mask-wearing, antibody/PCR testing and contact tracing are all symptoms of Coronapanic, let’s define terms of the factors below. F1 refers to either ‘cases’ or ‘deaths’, or both. F3 includes social media. F4 refers to funding of either public bodies or the private bodies used to stir up panic. F5 where most politicians mostly don’t ‘do God’. Let’s not use lockdown in F6 (as that’s a symptom) but include Communism/ Fascism in living memory.

Level

Factor

High

Low

1 Exaggerated Epidemiology    
2 Ratio of ICU provision    
3 Pervasive media    
4 Pervasive Pharmaceutical Industry    
5 Rationalist Ideology    
6 Recent Authoritarian Government    

If my theory holds water, and it does seem to account for the African countries such as Tanzania (with only 509 ‘cases’ and 21 ‘deaths’ out of a population of about 60 million reported in May, after the President couldn’t take the paw-paw test seriously) so perplexing to the minions of Big Pharma, we may expect countries with high Coronapanic (such as China) to tick most boxes under High (yes, that does include Italy which is only nominally Catholic) with the reverse true for countries who…haven’t lost their minds.

I’m a teacher, and a big believer in homework. So do yours!

halloween-witch

Thanks to George Hodan who has released his image Halloween Witch into the Public Domain.