Thurs 15 July
A pub in Norwich is in the news as the first pub to enforce vaccine passports. No entry for the unvaccinated. So it’s started and it feels sickening. Discrimination, which is so frowned upon if done by other criteria is being enthusiastically embraced. Do these people not see where this leads? Do they not see the lack of logic in admitting vaccinated people who still catch and spread the virus? The division has begun and the government is encouraging it. Rather than mandate it at the moment it praises companies that introduce it and makes them feel virtuous. The government encourages people to discriminate. What insanity we have reached.
Three weeks to flatten the curve to you can’t go to a pub without showing your papers. In less than 18 months.
Thursday 8th April 2021
Now the rumours are that the government will make any covid passports time limited. So all the ministers saying passports will never be considered were lying. More untruths to add to the enormous pile that makes believing anything No. 10 says impossible.
Time limited vaccine passports sounds an improvement. That’s what they want us to think, of course. Talk about something outrageous and then when something slightly less outrageous is suggested we lap it up. I’d like to believe it, but will a government ever give back control they have taken? As Friedman said, Nothing is as permanent as a temporary govt measure. Inome tax was a temporary measure and that was introduced in 1842.
On the woke racists
How Calvin Robinson puts up with the people he has to debate with is hard to fathom. Today’s race baiter that he was up against on the radio actually came out with the phrase ‘I am an expert because I am black.’ How a view like that has been allowed to NOT be defined as racist is remarkable and how someone with that view thinks they are one of the good guys is absurd. It shows the damage that Critical Race Theory has done to society. Such crazy talk should be challenged in the same way as would occur if a white person said ‘I’m an expert because I am white’. Of course it isn’t, which is Marcuse’s Up the Leftists regressive tolerance on display.
Really struggling with not believing it is all over and we’ve lost the fight. We have to keep fighting, but so much is against us. How will this end? Good has to prevail, doesn’t it? I spoke to someone at the weekend who thought it best to duck out and just let it blow over. I’m not sure this will blow over. Any hope gratefully received.
Surely the UK experiment with totalitarian communism won’t continue
Who knows where this vaccine passport madness ends. A gulag in the Highlands? A bullet in the back of the head? Or maybe it all calms down, the government decides the experiment with totalitarian communism was an aberration and we can all go back to watching the cricket and reading Proust. Whatever, here is a diary to mark the descent into insanity/return to normal…
– 6 April 21
Crazy that an Englishman should be writing this. But it’s looking bleak. The government a few months ago said they wouldn’t introduce vaccine passports. A couple of weeks ago it was something they were evaluating. There was talk of them being needed for pubs. Now we are supposed to be grateful that they won’t be needed for pubs, but may be needed for big events.
I don’t care what they might be needed for, they are a monstrous imposition and a huge step into totalitarianism. They would give the government the technological infrastructure to implement a Chinese communist style social credit system. They wouldn’t do that, friends say, this is England. A year ago I might have agreed. But they have just locked us in our houses for a year. That was a definitely a ‘they wouldn’t do that in England’ thing. If they’d do that they could do anything. We can not rely on trust anymore.
The state has turned on its people
How sad that the state has turned on its people. In the Telegraph today Frederick Forsyth said he’d seen nothing like it since the East German government propaganda saying that the Berlin Wall was to keep the aggressive west Berliners out. So many lies have been told it is impossible to believe anything that is said by Number Ten or its spokesmen.
Two friends have told me they have had their vaccines.
The actual vaccine is not what I am worried about. It is the vaccine passport, totalitarianism, communism, gulags, and having to write this diary from prison that is more worrying.