Protesting the lockdown: at least the re-education camps won’t be overcrowded!

Protesting the lockdown: at least the re-education camps won’t be overcrowded!

Protestors at Speaker's Corner in Hyde Park
At last there is news today of hundreds of protesters in London objecting to the “new abnormal” and carrying signs  such as “this is not about a virus, it’s about control”. Click here to read the report… Not everyone is so easily fooled, then.  On social media, however, the reaction was predictable, with the protesters labelled “insane”.  None of the commentators seemed to realise the irony, probably because they don’t know, or have forgotten that this is the same tactic used by totalitarian regimes to quell dissent:  “insanity” sees off the temptation to protest, with the few who persist being sent off to “re-education” camps to get them thinking in tune with Government policy.  Since the lockdown began, most people have been programmed and conditioned to accept that “Government Knows Best” and so the unthinking condemnation of the protesters was really predictable after all these weeks of brainwashing.  It made me think of my telephone conversation only last night, when a long-lost cousin contacted me out of the blue to check on my well-being.  More on that shortly. Firstly, though, another telephone call to provide a little light relief – this one made me laugh heartily…

So, where was I?  Oh yes, my beloved cousin rang for a chat and, after a short walk down Memory Lane, we discussed the lockdown – and came to entirely different conclusions.  Without raising our voices or falling out, we ended up agreeing to disagree, as the saying goes – a popular saying brought into play when you know that a punch will see the cops at your door 😀  My cousin is an offline relative, so he won’t know that he’s featuring on this blog  – at least I hope not, because he’s got other cousins who are legal eagles 😀 

On every point, more or less, we disagreed.  He’s lapsed, so the Fatima relevance is lost on him – as it is lost, actually, on many, if not most, practising Catholics; goodness only knows why they think Our Lady came to warn about the spread of Communism if it were not going to happen, and now that it is happening, not to recognise it, but that’s life, I suppose… Nowt so queer as folk, as they say in Yorkshire.  Like the majority of the UK population, my aforementioned and highly esteemed cousin is of the opinion that the Government knows best, and it is our duty to behave and do what we’re told.  We had a fairly lengthy conversation, and finished with a couple of jokes, including this one which I’d never heard before, so I’ll finish with this… “The virus arrived in  Glasgow and spread all over the place, to every part of Glasgow; Springburn, Balornock, Cathcart, Rutherglen, Barmulloch…” and lots of other places, with one exception:  Bearsden.  Why not Bearsden? (where all the posh folk live) … Because it hadn’t been invited!  And on that cheerful note, we hung up. 


Share your experiences of conversations about the lockdown with others, neighbours, friends and family – are they all of one mind, or do any of them dissent from the “new normal”?  And please pray for my cousin – he’s not concerned about “being saved”, so let us, we, ourselves, be concerned for him…     

Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!  

Comments (57)

  • Graham

    Are members of Catholic Truth Involved in any protest of organising a protest?

    May 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm
    • editor


      Not at the moment. Are you?

      May 16, 2020 at 4:35 pm
      • Michaela


        I would be surprised if Catholic Truth involved itself in organising a protest about this – I know you said before Easter that you were looking at perhaps organising a public rosary, that’s to be expected, but not a political protest. If I’m wrong, please let me know (and I’ll join the protest, LOL! )

        I didn’t know about any of the protests around Glasgow today – how do they publicise them, I wonder.

        May 16, 2020 at 8:42 pm
      • editor


        My idea was to approach the police to ask permission (!) but I’ve been strongly advised not to draw myself to the attention of the police. That, alone, should make anyone with even half a brain think again about what is going on here.

        And I’ve since discovered that there are a number of our readers who very bravely pray the rosary outside their local Catholic church, keeping the “social distance” for the benefit of any snooping passers-by who may otherwise report them. If any of us can do this, without undue worrying about being “caught”, then that is a way of publicly honouring God and His Mother at this time when He is being denied the public worship due to Him.

        In this context, remember,”public” doesn’t necessarily mean there have to be people, either few or in great numbers, around – it just means we are praying outside in a public place, not our own homes and gardens. But it is not recommended for anyone who is nervous about possible consequences or if you need me to help pay your fine. I’m broke 😀

        Seriously, if this isn’t Communism – albeit not yet full blown – I’d like to be shown the definition.

        May 17, 2020 at 12:30 pm
      • Graham

        I think I pretty much do the same as you. Go about my daily business as usual and talk to people about it all. I’ve had prettt much the same response as you have.

        May 16, 2020 at 9:35 pm
      • editor


        That’s interesting. I had rather assumed that you are not completely with us in the anti-lockdown sense, so I’m pleased to (apparently) have been wrong about that.

        May 17, 2020 at 12:32 pm
      • Patrick Healy

        Dear Editor,
        One interesting causality of the protest in London yesterday, was the sane member of the Corbyn family.
        Pierres (?)Corbyn was handcuffed and arrested.
        He is a great guy, a proper Dr – a Physicist – who is a global warming realist and a supporter of civil liberties.
        James Dellingpole was also ‘spoken’ to.
        He reckons the fuzz greatly outnumbered those asking for freedom
        He compared the actions of the police state yesterday to the (lack) of action against real criminals recently, the Extinction rebellion crowd.
        So if you are intending glueing your self to a highway don’t expect to get off as lightly as Vanessa Redgrave!

        May 17, 2020 at 1:25 pm
      • Miles Immaculatae


        Both ends of the political spectrum seem to be uniting against the metro liberal centre, just as they did during the Brexit referendum campaign. This makes me very suspicious of what the government is doing.

        May 17, 2020 at 2:20 pm
      • Dale

        Here are the ‘protesters’ in Glasgow yesterday.
        Not sure about Catholics being there but this gentleman was speaking Latin –

        Editor: nope. That wasn’t Latin… This is Latin:

        Unsure which language this is –

        Editor: it’s crude Glaswegian. This is nicer…

        May 17, 2020 at 10:19 pm
  • RCAVictor


    I’d like one from Column A and two from Column B, no duck sauce, extra fortune cookies…

    The hole-in-the-wall barbershop in my old neighborhood opened back up yesterday, but customers over the limit of two had to sit outside to wait, due to “social distancing.” At one point the face mask-clad owner came out to chat, and said,

    “Well guys, there’s a lot of [expletive deleted] going on here!” And whaddya know, agreement was universal….

    May 16, 2020 at 3:48 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      I hope you laughed heartily at that prank telephone call – I thought it hilarious.

      As for the universal agreement – that’s America, land of the free, for you.

      Over here, the universal agreement is that we need to stick with the Government and do what we’re told. Any time I’ve expressed dissent I’ve had looks of astonishment (with only a couple of exceptions, those being a quiet nod of agreement, if a nod can be quiet, and that was in (a) the supermarket queue on only one occasion (b) the bank queue on another occasion)

      It’s just beyond belief. And the key point always made is that “people are dying of it – there must be a virus” to which I reply that yes, there’s a virus but people are dying of other things too and even the Government is not claiming that the numbers reflect people dying solely of this virus. Then a solemn, disbelieving shake of the head at which point said head goes right back into the sand.


      May 16, 2020 at 3:54 pm
      • RCAVictor


        I did have a chuckle; hope I don’t have to apologize later to any [watchful] PC police.

        Regarding the social media response to awakened citizens, when the Nick Sandmann story blew up here last winter, I noted the role that leftist social media warriors played in creating and spreading the edited video lie that this high school kid (who wore a MAGA hat) had disrespectfully confronted a “Native American activist” (translation: deadbeat on welfare) during the March for Life in Washington DC. The truth eventually came out, but not before two local bishops had made complete fools of themselves decrying Nick’s behavior, and not before every parish in the area was flooded with hate-filled phone messages.

        I began to suspect, after that, that sites such as Facebook and Twitter were deliberately populated with leftists who were very good at orchestrated screaming, in order to immediately put down any sign of rational behavior.

        May 16, 2020 at 4:11 pm
      • Margaret Mary

        RCA Victor,

        Me, too – I laughed at that cross conversation between the Chinese restaurant staff, not realising what was going on, LOL!

        I agree about Facebook and Twitter, they are definitely organising the politically correct reaction to every extremism around, and anyone who dares to challenge the pc line is censored. It’s a disgrace.

        People just don’t realise that they’re being brainwashed. It’s so difficult to get people to see what is going on. They’re just so naïve.

        May 16, 2020 at 7:16 pm
  • RCAVictor

    (Not sure if this will post the image, or just the link)

    May 16, 2020 at 4:12 pm
    • editor

      RCA Victor,

      Priceless! True and pricelessly so!

      May 16, 2020 at 7:06 pm
  • RCAVictor

    On a more serious (and troubling) note, check out this George Soros interview:

    with particular attention to this:

    Even before the pandemic hit, I realized that we were in a revolutionary moment where what would be impossible or even inconceivable in normal times had become not only possible, but probably absolutely necessary,” he said during an interview on May 11.

    In other words, Soros knew, before the scam-demic began, that (a) it would begin shortly, and (b) that it would enable governments to achieve the next step in the New World Order.

    Oh, sorry, just another conspiracy theory….

    May 16, 2020 at 4:28 pm
    • Athanasius


      He wasn’t the only want to know, I suspect. Dr. Anthony Fauci, while addressing attendees at a Georgetown University speech in 2017, foretold that the incoming Trump Administration would “almost certainly face challenges with infectious diseases”, adding “But also there will be a surprise outbreak…

      Yes, it seems it’s been a long time in the planning!

      May 16, 2020 at 10:13 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Yes, Fauci is a bad apple, just a Bill Gates mouthpiece, and so is his sidekick Birx (whom Chris Ferrara calls “Scarf Lady,” and who is not even a doctor).

        May 16, 2020 at 11:20 pm
  • Therese

    Like Editor I’m the loony conspiracy nut according to my friends, one of whom is seriously depressed, afraid to leave her house, and convinced that the outrageously inflated death figures for CV-19 are “seriously under reported”. I couldn’t cheer her up, and the almost tangible blank wall over the phone line when I tried to reason with her was chilling and very sad. A lovely, fun-loving person now reduced to a frightened mouse. I’ve sent her a prayer which I hope she will say (she’s lapsed for many years). I reproduce it here for anyone interested.

    Holy Virgin, Mother of God

    who was conceived without sin,
    we choose these this day for the Lady and Mistress of this home.
    We beseech Thee, through Thy Immaculate Conception, to preserve it from fire and water,
    from pestilence, from lightning and tempests, from robbers, from schisms and heresies,
    from earthquakes, and from sudden and unprovided death.

    Bless and protect, O Holy Virgin, all its inmates, obtain for them the grace to avoid all sin, and save them from every other misfortune and accident.

    And the WORD was made flesh and dwelt amongst us.
    Praised forever be Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.
    In Thee, O Lord, I have put my trust. Let me never be confounded.

    (40 days indulgence)

    May 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm
    • Miles Immaculatae

      I also have a friend who is too frightened to leave his home, even to buy food and exercise. He has deliveries. He tells me he has lost eight kilograms of weight. At the beginning of the Coronavirus I too was also frightened by the things I heard/read on radio and in the newspapers.

      May 17, 2020 at 11:15 am
  • Therese

    This from Robert Kennedy Jnr (I know!!) is very interesting re vaccines:

    May 16, 2020 at 4:42 pm
    • Michaela


      That’s a really good video. What I find scary is the way scientists are now running the world, how their word is taken as holy writ. So much of that video makes absolute and obvious sense. Challenging those flu figures is really clarifying for me.

      May 16, 2020 at 8:48 pm
      • Michaela

        I meant to say also that the connection between vaccines and autism is really shocking.

        May 16, 2020 at 8:51 pm
      • Athanasius


        If other viriologists are to be believed, as I think they should, then it’s more than just autism that should concern us with vaccines. Apparently a great number of cancers have resulted through cross contamination of vaccines with mouse viruses during the testing phase, cancers that are now established in the human body and can be passed on like a virus. Now that really is scary.

        May 16, 2020 at 10:17 pm
      • Patrick Healy

        “mouse viruses”
        what really bothers me is that labs commonly use tissue from aborted babies as cultures to products their “cures”
        Hence Bill Gates (and his CINO wife) giving – is it ? – $150m to planned parenthood.
        That is the real scandal
        Sadly I see President Trump appears to have joined the Bishops by pushing for a vaccine ‘cure’ for the Wuhan Flu.
        He was /is my last human hope.

        May 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm
      • RCAVictor


        I think a better word for these people in white lab coats is “scientism-ists.” They are of the same ethical grade (i.e. the bottom of the barrel) as the hucksters who peddle “climate change,” and “evolution.”

        Come to think of it, maybe “hucksters” is good enough! Easier to say 10 times, at any rate!

        May 16, 2020 at 11:23 pm
    • Catherine

      This is an eye-opener – Thank you for sharing this video.

      May 17, 2020 at 4:38 pm
  • Miles Immaculatae

    This tyranny of experts is very similar to the Brexit campaign. The experts have advised the government to lockdown, and they advised us all against voting Leave. Their tactic was to strike fear in the hearts of ordinary folk. And the same metro liberals who supported the Remain campaign seem to be the same folk who support lockdown, and they have the same sanctimonious tone.

    I am sorry for all the children of poor families who don’t have nice homes, and for whom school was a safe place, an escape, and a source of routine, discipline and structure in their lives. These young people do not have parents who are educated and who can home-school them to same standard as their middle class counterparts. These children will not be studying, they instead will be hanging out with their peers outside, while their middle class peers will be occupying themselves with study under the supervision of their parents who have university degrees and who can afford to pay for private tutors, books, and learning materials, and who live in larger more comfortable homes more conducive to study. A whole generation of young people have had their education sabotaged and the metro liberals don’t seem to care.

    May 16, 2020 at 5:36 pm
    • Graham

      I don’t think it’s anything really to do with class. There are lots of working class parents who would really strive to do the best for their children. I’ve found that working class parents tend to want their children to do better than they did. So I think your post is a bit of a generalisation.

      May 16, 2020 at 9:37 pm
      • Miles Immaculatae


        My mother and step-father struggled to help me because my mother was innumerate and my step father illiterate, having had poor educations themselves. My mother stressed the importance of education but they weren’t able to help with academics. I know that were there had been a lockdown when I was a teenager my learning would have been significantly adversely effected. I know that some families will be struggling to keep up to the pace of learning and vulnerable children will be falling behind, I am sure of it.

        May 17, 2020 at 11:06 am
    • editor

      Miles Immaculatae,

      One of my nieces home-schools her children and she is from solid working class stock (as am I, myself, me and moi, all of us!) And her children are making excellent progress in their education. Her eldest daughter is a university graduate, and her youngest is likely to be a future First Minister of Scotland – well, she can certainly talk for Scotland ! Her sons are, likewise,doing well in their studies. I think, therefore, that it’s a mistake to think that home-schooling requires academically educated parents to make a success of it. It’s really not the case at all. With a good teaching programme and resources, plus a fair amount of common sense, anyone can make a success of teaching their offspring.

      And, if you recall, it was those “ordinary folk” who voted in droves for Brexit. I count myself among those ordinary folk and we are really not too easily fooled by the “experts”.

      May 16, 2020 at 11:19 pm
      • Miles Immaculatae


        Your niece is more the exception than the norm, but this demonstrates what an outstanding and commendable job she does as teacher and mother.

        Not all families are up to home schooling. My mother and step-father would not have been able to do it. My home life was not harmonious, so it wasn’t a suitable place to learn. I loved school, and never missed a day of school, because frankly I hated home.

        May 17, 2020 at 11:11 am
      • editor

        Miles Immaculatae,

        That may be, that individuals cannot manage to home-school but the only people I hear saying that they don’t feel competent to home-school are definitely not “working class” – they are professional people in top jobs. Interesting that you say you loved school but hated home – at primary level I totally detested school. I loved secondary. So, irrespective of class, the experience of individuals may be different. Unhappy homes/selfish parents, is not restricted to the so-called working class. Just take a glance at the House of Windsor for confirmation!

        I detest, frankly, the entire ‘class’ rhetoric. It is not in any way helpful. A person’s intelligence does not depend on the “class” into which he/she is born. That’s a fact. I know that you know that, but the introduction of “class” into such a discussion tends to muddy the waters. Some people may not be up to home-schooling as you say, but it has nothing to do with their social class.

        Indeed, the people stealing our freedom right now from under our noses, are hardly “working class” – those contemptuous people are far from bright, although they have achieved academically. As a teacher, trust me when I say that is not as difficult as most people think. Anyone of average intelligence can achieve a degree in any subject, if they set their minds to studying the subject matter and/or have an ability in that area of expertise. It’s got nothing whatsoever to do with ‘class’.

        Now, let’s not get into any political stuff on this – obviously there is a debate to be had on how to enable those who lack material privilege, those who are not born into wealthy families, but this is not the place for that debate. I simply wish to stress the point that being a “working class” parent(s) should not be considered a sign either of lack of intelligence or a lack of the ability to home-school children. I’m sure that’s not what you mean, but I just wish to emphasise the point.

        May 17, 2020 at 12:59 pm
      • Miles Immaculatae


        I don’t mean to imply that they don’t have the ability. I just meant that poorer people tend to be more stressed and overworked so they more likely to do less well, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and all that. I think the lockdown is a disaster for lower income people and the metro liberals don’t seem to care.

        May 17, 2020 at 1:18 pm
      • editor

        Fair point, Miles Immaculatae.

        Going against centuries of Female Tradition, I’ll let you have the last word on this 😀

        May 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm
  • Margaret Mary

    Something I am wondering about, but can’t find any answer to, is why are we supposed to keep two metres distance between other people? It seems random – is there any reason for it?

    May 16, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    • Patrick Healy

      Margaret Mary,
      Don’t worry. I was also concerned about the 2 meters thing.
      Then checked and I found my gas meter was in the kitchen and my electricity meter was in the hall – more than 5 metres apart.
      Is that what you meant?

      May 16, 2020 at 8:04 pm
      • RCAVictor


        Hilarious! Glad to hear your 2 meters – er, metres – won’t be infecting each other, or even reading each other’s dials…but just in case, be sure to put masks over each one…

        May 16, 2020 at 11:25 pm
      • Catherine

        RCA Victor,

        I like your joke above. You must have a good sense of humour. lol!

        May 17, 2020 at 3:11 pm
  • francescomarta

    All Roads lead to Bill Gates,

    Interestingly Prof Neil Ferguson flaunted his own ‘Lockdown’ rules (not too worried about any virus – obviously knows something) for a ‘hook up’ with married mistress Antonia Staats. Antonia Staats works for ‘Avaaz’ an organisation that promotes climate change. Avaaz is loosely connected with Bill Gates, through the World Economic Forum, which also lists Al Gore and Christine Lagarde on its board and is said to be ‘sympathetic towards the aims of EXTINCTION REBELLION.’

    Prof Fergusons model that was used to justify the ‘Lockdown’ in the UK & USA has been released (to a certain extent) to the public, but doesn’t make sense according to number crunchers. It’s been noted that the model released was ‘heavily massaged by Microsoft’ (Bill Gates again) to make Prof Fergusons model ‘look presentable’ but fails apparently!!!. A model which is costing the lives of many people in the third world who live hand to mouth, besides the nightmare being experienced here. What an evil scam!!! Please see link below for more details.

    May 16, 2020 at 7:44 pm
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Our Lady of Fatima came and told us that there would be Errors of Russia spread throughout the World that Nations would be annihilated but surely that’s a bit harsh. After all we’re surely now all the same according to Francis. There is no point in becoming a Catholic in his Eyes of course and John Lennon ( not to get confused by Mr Lennin ) Imagined that Francis was correct and even Atheists don’t go to Hell.
    Still al go by Our Ladys answer to the Fatima Children when asked about a 16 Year Old friend who had died and if she was in Heaven . We of course know Our Blessed Mothers reply that She would be in Purgatory until The End of The World . I know not of you but that answer strikes fear into my Soul . Mary Mother of My Lord Pray For Me that I may keep the one True and Apostolic Faith handed down by your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ , and without your intercession I would have been dead long ago .

    May 16, 2020 at 8:30 pm
  • Michaela

    A man was arrested at a Glasgow protest today. He will be appearing in court, it just says, at a later date. I wish I knew when as I would want to go along and support him.

    The Dictator Sturgeon is quoted as follows:

    “The Scottish Government’s guidance is clear – people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, such as food and medicine, for exercise, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done at home.”

    Asked about the planned protests at her daily briefing on Friday, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said: “Firstly, anyone that goes to a picnic in the park right now will be breaking the law… I’ve got every confidence the police will apply and enforce the law. So you’d be breaking the law, which is one good reason not to do it.

    “But the other, perhaps even more important, reason not to do it is you’ll be putting people’s lives at risk. Don’t be that person that knowingly puts someone’s life on the line. It’s not worth it, so please don’t do it.”

    What a situation – when it’s a crime to leave your home, and all in the cause of this ridiculous scam.

    Have the figures been released to show how many people have died of other causes or is everybody who has died since the lockdown began died of the virus?

    I don’t think so. How can we get those figures, of causes of deaths, does anyone know?

    May 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm
  • Lily

    I think there’s plenty of reason to protest the lockdown since there is plenty of controversy over the truth about this virus. I found this report on Lifesitenews, saying there is evidence that it was created in a lab.

    May 16, 2020 at 9:02 pm
  • francescomarta

    Police Arrest Couple Under Mental Health Order For “Taking A Stand Against The Government.”

    I notice under the comment section below on this video clip, somebody advices not to let the Police into your home without a warrant. They also state that Canada, where this incident took place has laws similar to the UK.

    I was wondering, do we have any Lawyers out there, who can advise us of our protection rights, (including outside activities) as knowledge is power in such unprecedented times. It won’t be long before contact tracers will be enforcing quarantine measures and calling at our homes in a similar fashion. They will be dragging us away in handcuffs for our ‘own health sake.’

    May 16, 2020 at 10:25 pm
    • Laura


      I remember a few years ago, a friend who was studying law told me that if you invited the police into your home, they have additional authority that they wouldn’t have if you keep them at the door. I’ve never checked it out, but that’s what she said. I’ve lost touch with her so I can’t double check. In these circumstances, I think it would be safer to just do that.

      May 16, 2020 at 11:08 pm
    • editor


      I’ve just checked out the situation regarding police powers and found some very useful information including about police powers relating to the Coronavirus restrictions here, at this link…

      Here are the new Coronavirus powers… (which I’ve copied from the top of the page at the above link)…

      Coronavirus – new police powers

      The police have new powers to enforce social distancing rules to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

      The police can make you stay at home. You must stay at home unless you need to go out to:

      * buy food, medicine or essential household items
      * exercise – alone or with members of your household
      * do essential work that can’t be done from home
      * provide care or help to others.
      * The police can also break up public gatherings.
      * There must be no gatherings of more than two people, except:

      if the people are from the same household
      in limited cases like responding to an emergency or doing essential work.

      If you don’t follow these rules, and you’re outside without a good reason, the police can make you go home. If you refuse to go home, the police can fine you. Ends.

      May 16, 2020 at 11:25 pm
  • editor

    I haven’t watched the news on any TV channel for quite some time now, since there is only one topic and no alternative views aired. To avoid the danger of drinking in the State message, therefore, I’ve decided simply not to watch the news.

    I made an exception at 11 pm for the purpose of finding out if the protests in London (or anywhere else) were reported, so I tuned in to catch the headlines on BBC. Not a whisper. I switched off after noting the headlines. The key news seems to be that the English schools are returning on 1st June, but since this is only the 16th May, I don’t see the need to put that at the top of the news, while protests on the streets of England’s capital city were ignored. Seems odd – sinister even? I mean, don’t they want people to know that some people are protesting the lockdown? Really? Wonder why that would be, then…

    May 16, 2020 at 11:35 pm
  • Bill

    A personal story directly related to this present time. As a young man all of 40 years ago, I contracted TB. As all are aware TB is highly infectious and fatal if not treated. Anyway I was diagnosed and all my family were tested, and I spent a month in a sanatarium. There was no such thing as contact tracing or lock downs, etc. that we see now. When I came home I rested for a while and returned to work and as the fellow said a happy ending. The point is the sick person was treated and there was no mass panic for the general public. As far as trying to reason with people about the present situation, one is up against a brick wall. I spoke to any number of people I’ve know all my life and tried to point out what’s been spoken of here, and all you get is they have to do it, nobody knows who has it, we won’t be safe again untill we get the vaccine. One man actually said to me maybe it’s a good thing as things couldn’t go on the way they were going. So as far as I can see people are happy to swallow what’s been fed to them,and even more happy to swallow those who object or raise concerns.

    May 17, 2020 at 12:03 am
    • editor


      That is what I just cannot get over – the sheer, frankly, stupidity of people who are going along with this not realising the significance of what is happening. No wonder Lenin spoke of the “useful idiots” who went along with the imposition of Communism, not realising that it was far from being in their own best interests.

      And just in case there are useful idiots reading this thread, then let me encourage them to click on the following link and watch the short video clip of the journalist James Delingpole being bullied by a policeman at the protests in London today.

      When, as we will all find out soon enough, things do NOT return to normal, when the truth dawns that we have now kissed goodbye to our basic freedoms, don’t let any of the clowns who are accepting this and castigating those who protest, don’t let them ever complain in my hearing. Because I have character faults, and I’m not afraid to use them – believe me! 😀

      May 17, 2020 at 12:14 am
      • RCAVictor

        I think it might just boil down to the fact that most people on your side of the pond are quite happy being cared for by the Nanny State. Unfortunately, when they discover what the N.S. (funny how those are Nicola Sturgeon’s initials, eh?) has in store for them, it will be too late to resist.

        At this point I wonder if the Muslims are your only hope!

        May 17, 2020 at 12:35 am
      • Catherine

        Well done to the London protestors. We need people to fight back. It’s a hard decision to take to the streets when you have family since you could be taken away from them. It’s a big risk.

        Did Glasgow protest yesterday, I thought I heard something about that?

        May 17, 2020 at 8:16 am
      • editor


        Yes, there were protests in Glasgow and Edinburgh yesterday

        And one man has been charged with breach of the peace in Glasgow

        There are protests in a number of places across the world, so not everyone is blindly playing “follow my leader”. Deo gratias!

        May 17, 2020 at 12:20 pm
      • Hans

        Yes, there was a protest in Glasgow

        Editor: please don’t post vulgar twitter feeds or videos on this blog. And that includes videos with clowns who use the F word. If they can’t express themselves without bad language, they have no place here or on any Catholic blog. You’ve tried before. You won’t make it onto this blog with the kind of garbage you want to post. You’re not the first person to become fixated with this blog for the purpose of destroying its Catholic ethos – this is at least your second try at posting that nasty video. There’s no “nice” way to say this so I’m going to say it straight, in the spirit of true Christian charity – go away!

        May 19, 2020 at 7:50 am
  • editor

    Here’s some commentary on the American protests, and the reason for them which is clearly that the “petty dictators” (among the politicians) want to keep us in permanent subservience…

    By the way, Boris Johnson had admitted that a vaccine may never be found

    And Nicola Sturgeon has been saying from the get-go that we are going to be in this for the long haul (translated, forever.) She is definitely not going to give up these extended dictatorial powers (she’s always been a dictator – think Named Person, porn in schools – just the first two examples which spring to mind) but now she’s really enjoying exercising her authority to instruct us to stay at home etc.

    We need to accept the fact that most people will continue to accept this “new normal” (totalitarian government) while the minority will protest and be locked up for their trouble.

    Our Lady of Fatima, pray for us!

    May 17, 2020 at 12:11 pm
  • Patrick Healy

    Dear Editor,
    Apologies for posting about about James Delingpole. I did not get to see your post until later.
    Speaking of “little dictators”
    A friend of mine was at University with a certain “little dictator”
    Her nickname was ‘Seaweed’
    When I asked him why he said “Even the tide would not take her out”

    May 17, 2020 at 2:43 pm
    • editor


      That’s a little unkind – Nicola Sturgeon deserves all the criticism in the world for her disgraceful policies which have brought education and health in Scotland to its knees, but I’ve heard that “seaweed” joke before and I don’t like it – none of us can help our looks. Seriously, I was in Superdrug the other day, asking if they had any thinning scissors for sale. Laughing heartily, the sales woman replied in the negative. Couldn’t think why she was laughing, my hair’s not THAT bad… Although definitely not as neat as Nicola’s…

      May 19, 2020 at 10:14 am
  • Helen

    If this has already been posted somewhere on the blog, please delete.

    May 20, 2020 at 3:14 pm

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