Retired Supreme Court Justice: Lockdown “Thoroughly Inhumane” – You Don’t Say!

Retired Supreme Court Justice: Lockdown “Thoroughly Inhumane” – You Don’t Say!


As this thread is launched, Boris Johnson is holding a press conference to offer his exit strategy for coming out of lockdown.  From the snippets appearing online already, this is going to be a very slow process. Politicians do not give up power easily. Nicola Sturgeon is to make her latest announcement tomorrow afternoon but she’s already told us that her focus will be on “data rather than dates” which, of course, means that she can keep moving the goalposts at will.  

Will telling these people that lockdown is inhumane move them, at all?  Will it touch them sufficiently to decide to end this misery once and for all?

I think not. What about you?  

Comments (35)

  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Unfortunately I agree with You this time Ed especially now that The Power Hungry Sturgeon is or was under Scrutiny with the ,used to be my Buddy Alex Affair . After all can’t let a good Problem go to waste and Wee Nic has fairly juiced this one up . As to the Inhumanity of this Chinese Disease on the Video the Saying ” Those who think of Death not Life ” I actually think that was put in deliberately as that’s in a Marxist Communist Manifesto all Day long and we know especially the so called Scottish Governments Views. Just a We bit of Black Humour so to speak. On Saturday I received an Organ Donor Letter ( I suppose it went out to all Adults ) that we now have to opt out before they remove our Organs ,it doesn’t say if I will be Dead or Alive when or if this Happens. This to me in this Abortion Euthanasia Death rife Country is Laughable. Also as regards the complete Inhumanity of all of this . Who would have thought that one day prisoners in Barlinnie would have a better Social Life than us .

    February 22, 2021 at 9:32 pm
    • editor


      Well, I have to be honest – those Barlinnie inmates would always have had a better social life than me – I don’t have one at all, unless you count playing with my beautiful 7 year old Great Niece, whose favourite is a hand clap game where we both sing…

      A sailor went to sea, sea, sea,
      To see what he could see, see, see,
      And all that he could see, see, see,
      Was the bottom of the deep blue sea, sea sea!

      Anyway, enough of this levity… Here’s today’s interview with Peter Hitchens on the Mike Graham Show; they are discussing the alleged lifting of lockdown, with the emphasis on “alleged”. The observations about the population, a sizeable chunk of which won’t want the lockdown to end at all, are probably very close to the mark if not absolutely true. I have no trouble believing everything Peter says today. No trouble at all. See if you agree…

      February 22, 2021 at 11:31 pm
      • Warydoom


        I didn’t know the full story of the crowd objecting to the speech of the CEO of Tennis Australia.

        (Apologies for the long post but it’s priceless given Comrade Dan ended the latest lockdown just before the finals especially to show the world what a good chap he is!)

        James Macpherson

        That barrage of boos echoing around Rod Laver Arena last night was the sound of propaganda meeting reality. Tennis Australia chair Jayne Hrdlicka supposed she would get a warm round of applause when she thanked the Victorian government during the Australian Open men’s trophy presentation.
        Instead, the crowd hissed and jeered, prompting the corporate spiv to call them “a very opinionated crowd”.

        Well, imagine a group of people who have endured a year of harsh lockdowns having an opinion about their jailers?

        Hrdlicka, leading with her chin, told tennis fans: “There are many other people to thank that enabled this great night to take place. The top of that list is the Victorian government. Without you, we could not have done this.”

        The Melbourne crowd, breathing fresh air again after only recently being released from yet another term of home imprisonment, was having none of it.
        The stadium erupted in a cacophony of boos. Hrdlicka just stood there, barely able to disguise her disgust at the crowd’s impertinence. Behind her, the tournament sponsor’s representative could be seen covering his face with his hand. Victorians were booing Dictator Dan on live television. Did they not know this was being broadcast around the world? How are we to maintain fake news when real life is permitted to interrupt?

        Where were the police? Wasn’t booing – along with almost everything else – against the chief health officer’s orders?

        The #IStandWithDan mob immediately took to social media to denounce the crowd’s reaction as “embarrassing” and “disheartening”.
        “The booing in the crowd was a global disgrace. With the world watching, privileged Australian Open crowd behaviour was disgusting,” wrote one.

        Yes. Damn the middle class. You can’t take them anywhere.

        This was a perfect example of why Dictator Dan had been right to lock them in their homes and to prevent their free assembly. See what happens when you trust the public with a little bit of freedom?

        If there is to be another Australian Open, the government and their partners will need to ‘fortify’ the crowd.

        Hrdlicka had one job last night: to honour Open winner Novak Djokovic and thank the army of volunteers who made the tournament possible.
        But continuing the recent tradition of Australian sports administrators with a tin ear, she could not help herself but use the moment to genuflect before Chairman Dan.

        But worse, right before Djokovic – a well-known anti-vaxxer – was about to be presented with his ninth Australian Open trophy, Hrdlicka decided to ignore the tennis and push the coronavirus vaccine. “With vaccinations on the way, rolling out in many countries around the world, it’s now a time for optimism and hope for the future,” she lectured.

        Rather than cheer for the vaccine, the crowd booed and hissed.

        Again, Hrdlicka looked stunned. Why would people boo the vaccine? Why would they not appreciate a tennis administrator’s free medical advice?

        But, of course, it wasn’t a boorish mob booing a vaccine, it was a fed-up citizenry tired of having the thug State and its apologists turn every aspect of life into a political rally for scoring points against ideological opponents.

        Tennis Australia and the Daniel Andrews got what they deserved last night.

        Victorians, on the other hand, deserve a lot better — not least of which is to be being left alone to simply enjoy the tennis.

        February 23, 2021 at 2:30 am
      • editor


        Brilliant! I’ve been watching Dan Whatsisname via Sky News Australia, specifically Alan Jones (though he seems to have disappeared recently) and he, Dan, really does take the Covid biscuit.

        So, that was terrific to read about the crowd at the tennis. God bless their tartan socks – and if they don’t have tartan socks, we’ll send them some 😀

        February 23, 2021 at 1:34 pm
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        ED I only watched half the Video and I of course agree with P.Hitchens but on a more positive note as was on that banned Video I posted on another link Billy Gates has a great idea .Of course its not something that we didn’t see coming . A micro chip will be placed into the Back of our hands ( not Billys of course ) and updated easily with every new Vaccine that Billy makes another $ 30 Billion off and our Hand can be scanned by stop and search Cops .Or to be more precise Stop and Scan Cops .This could quickly and easily be done at say going to a Cinema or Theatre or Football match Etc Etc . God it could easily be used by Francis once the Catholic Churches ( sorry if ) they open up again to see if were giving Him the correct Tithes .The Benefits of this are enormous ( well so Billy Gates says )I mean the Micro Chip could be used for countless Ideas chief being maybe to knock us all of at say 70 or maybe 65 or maybe 60 or maybe ? One thing is for sure this Old Saying is now Obsolete . You Can Fool Some Of The People Some of The Time .Most of The People All Of The Time .But Not All Of The People All of The Time . Its now obvious that you can fool all of The People All of The Time . The rush to get Billy Gates mark of The Beast Vaccine is testament to that . God Help Our Children Especially .I also bet you spoil that lovely Niece of Yours Rotten and rightly so .Their only young once and it seems under these Marxists Governments they want them to be adults at 10 years of age .

        February 23, 2021 at 7:20 pm
  • Athanasius

    The longer this goes on the more obvious it is that our political leaders are criminals who need to be exposed and called to account for their actions. It is very evident now after nearly a year that these methods have nothing to do with health and everything to do with a Communist restructuring of our lives. Apart from a very small few exceptions, the entire political class is in on this along with the media and the police. I am now in no doubt that our freedom and way of life is being taken away by these evil conspirators.

    The problem is I go to a shop like Morrisons and everyone is wearing a mask. The entire nation is full of lazy people who no longer educate themselves, they really are just sheep. I’m told now that the latest fad is the wearing of two masks! I mean, how crazy does it have to get before people with any kind of IQ start asking serious questions?

    The only explanation I have for the mass blindness and compliance is that most people are now without the grace of God, they simply can’t see the evil that has taken control of them and their lives. They are all so convinced that this life is the only life that they’ll do anything, submit to anything, rather than face what for them is the end of existence. Such is the pagan society in which we live, and now it has its very own brutal dictators in the corridors of power. Human beings never learn!

    February 23, 2021 at 6:10 am
    • Catherine

      I agree, Athanasius.

      February 23, 2021 at 6:30 am
    • editor


      I couldn’t agree more but I’m afraid – after a brief trip to the local supermarket (only took three hours today instead of the usual 4!) – I can see, very clearly, that Peter Hitchens is absolutely correct in his assessment; more people will want to remain in this nightmare than will want to come out of it, if and when there is any indication that we WILL be coming out…

      In the car driving home, I listened to the Jeremy Vine Show and he was just coming to the end of a segment which had featured people’s reaction to the news that the lockdown in England is to ease. The question seems to have been addressed to those who were fearful because the three callers who rang in while I was listening were all fearful at one level or another. They spoke about their fear of “re-socialising” and wondering if they could do that. One woman has been at home with her children all the time and isn’t sure she will cope with “adult conversation”. Another, a man who has been working from home, said he had been doing well working from home and is now nervous because he doesn’t do so well in face-to-face situations.

      I thought “give up. Just give up. They have the fervour and zeal of converts to a new religion. Covid is the new religion, now beloved by most of the population of the UK.”

      Oh, and the only person to whom I spoke IN the supermarket was a fully paid-up believer – I usually avoid speaking on the subject to any masked person but she caught me talking to myself at the repeated “we’re here to keep you safe” drivel coming over the tannoy. I felt I had to satisfy her curiosity so I explained that – apart from the irritation I feel at having to spend half of my life listening to and talking about health issues – the virus hype doesn’t match the facts… this is a virus which is mild in most people who get it, etc.” Sorry I spoke, as she seemed to know everybody in Scotland who has ever died “from” or “with” it – not sure which!

      They don’t connect the dots. They are not thinking whether losing a couple of years (at least) out of our lives is worth minimising the risk of getting a virus from which most people recover. And, it seems, the answer to that might well be “yes, I do” from the Covid-believers.

      The best bit of all is that the majority of elderly who have been polled (to the best of my knowledge, last time I heard the subject addressed) DON’T want to be locked up away from friends and family – they want to enjoy what is left of their lives.

      Truly, you could not make this stuff up.

      February 23, 2021 at 1:47 pm
      • RCAVictor


        It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if those 3 people who called in while you were listening were government plants. After all, they have them on social media and “fact checker” sites (which should be called “fact chucker” sites), why not on call in talk shows?

        As for connecting the dots, the only dots the sheep see are microbes, flying around in the air waiting to attack them.


        This is a mass psychosis, and fear of death has turned most people into useful idiots for the Communist takeover.

        February 23, 2021 at 3:35 pm
      • Athanasius


        What you describe is precisely the psychological side effect of these lockdowns that a lot of people are suffering from, i.e., a form of anxiety at the thought of having to be adult again and to be sociable again with other grownups. This is what the nanny state has been working towards for decades – a population despoiled of independence and maturity which is utterly dependent on the government to support it and run its affairs. In other words, people who once trusted in God and His providence for their welfare have switched their allegiance to the Communist government and are wholly subservient to its Commandments.

        It really is a chastisement from God for an apostasy that has been long underway. Nobody wants to know God anymore, they just want this life and its pleasures. For decades the churches have been emptying and closing down as people more and more abandoned religion and the hope of eternal life for earthly enjoyment. It was all holidays and parties and new houses or whatever else took up their empty lives – pleasure, pleasure and more pleasure, which the atheistic governments encouraged.

        Well, now it has all been taken away from them and they don’t seem to be aware that they have been turned into slaves under totalitarian rule, robbed of all freedom and quite probably their future income. The holidays are at an end, the parties are at an end, all the frills of their materialist existence is at an end. Having denied God and their Christian duty, they are now denied even basic human rights by their new Masters. Yes, I believe that God has permitted this as a punishment for large scale infidelity, perhaps to bring at least some souls back to the realisation that a world without His love and laws is a hell on earth.

        As regards what you say about the elderly, I agree that many elderly people do want to see an end to this and have their families around them again. However, I’ve had a couple of experiences with older people that leads me to believe that at least some of them are the worst of all government disciples when it comes to following the new Communist diktats.

        I was in Morrisons the other day, for example, walking up and down the aisles look for various things, when I became aware of the presence of an old creep following me around. I could sense his hostility even from a distance and I knew instinctively that he was looking for trouble. So I put him to the test by moving around a little, up one aisle, down the other, back up the other – giving the old cretin some much needed exercise – until at length I decided the time was right to shake him off once and for all. Sure enough, the minute I stopped long enough for him to hobble close enough for conversation, he started asking (sarcastically) why I didn’t have a mask on – what was wrong with me, etc.

        It took me all my time not to laugh at him standing there, his face so thoroughly covered up that only his eyes were visible between his big black mask and his woolly tea cosy hat with pompom. I could tell though that he was of an age which is generally representative of one foot in the grave and the other on a banana skin, yet here he was, a godless old coffin dodger, who, instead of encouraging younger people to trust in God and fix their attention on eternal life, instead petrified that someone is going to rob him of his last few months or years in this valley of tears. It was quite pathetic and I will not repeat here my response to him. Suffice it to say he didn’t follow me afterwards!

        I think of all the people who have complied with these inhumane rules of the government, elderly pagans are the ones I have the least respect for. Instead of imparting encouragement and wisdom to the younger generation, advising them that the present virus is child’s play in comparison with what they have seen in their long lives, they stumble around wagging fingers at anyone without a mask, almost crying in terror at what might come upon them. It really drives me nuts!

        My mother is 83 and absolutely opposed to masks, social distancing and lockdowns. She represents wisdom in old age and that bravery of people who have lived a hard life and trust in God. They would need to tie her down to inject a vaccine or apply a mask and even then she’d put up a good fight. It shows that even among the elderly there’s a vast difference in wisdom and bravery between those who love and serve God and those who have lived only for themselves.

        February 23, 2021 at 4:40 pm
      • mary

        I agree entirely with every single thing you say, especially in the first 3 paragraphs.
        But also I feel certain, the nanny-furloughing is all part of a cruel plan to trick the sheeple deeper and deeper into the trap, lulling them into a false sense of security, until its too late to escape , the trap can be sprung and then the financial rug pulled from under them.
        The present situation really does feel like Hell on Earth, a sort of loveless Godless Hieronymus Bosch nightmare in masks.

        February 23, 2021 at 8:53 pm
      • RCAVictor


        “It was all holidays and parties and new houses or whatever else took up their empty lives – pleasure, pleasure and more pleasure, which the atheistic governments encouraged. Well, now it has all been taken away from them and they don’t seem to be aware that they have been turned into slaves under totalitarian rule…”

        That, in a nutshell, is the theme of the allegory in the middle of Pinocchio, about a place called Pleasure Island, or “The Land of Toys.”

        I’ve posted about this before, but in this story, street urchins like Pinocchio and Lampwick are lured to this island by promises of unlimited freedom, enjoyment and lack of rules. After indulging themselves disgracefully and tearing up the place, they suddenly begin to transform into donkeys: first ears, then a tail, then the rest. When the transformation is complete – they become unthinking beasts – they are rounded up and taken to the mines for a life of slavery.

        Such is the fate of those who forget God and His Law. The lemmings who follow the “experts” off the cliff in obedience to the scam-demic have become unthinking beasts, and are now slaves of the state, their very DNA reprogrammed.

        I don’t know anything about the author of this tale, Carlo Collodi, but his warning, and his insight in what has been done to us is very impressive.

        February 24, 2021 at 12:14 am
      • Faith of Our Fathers

        ED as one who hasn’t been a great socialiser in my life due mostly to Claustrophobia I now know as many seem to not know that no Man is an Island we also know that their is and has been a 98% cure for This Chinese Disease since September last year but Gates and Co would make no money .Also going back to Sturgeon I stay on Facebook ( although am banned more times than am allowed by Mr Zukerberg to stay on it ) and its absolutely amazing the Robots who think Nippy is doing a good job .For Gods sake even my own Brother thinks shes doing a great job by the rules shes set out .Am most certainly of your thoughts am now 70 and don’t want to spend the rest of my Days watching The Rotten BBC .That last sentence BTW was a bit of a Joke .I wouldn’t watch the BBC were I even paid to do so .

        February 23, 2021 at 7:42 pm
    • RCAVictor


      Exactly, and here in the USA we have the Democrats and RINOs transformed into Communist Party apparatchiks right before our eyes.

      The Democrat Party used to be known as the “party of the working man.” I believe their new nickname is “the dictatorship of the proletariat.”

      (Which in itself should be called the “dictatorship of the socialist elite at the expense of the proletariat.”)

      February 23, 2021 at 3:39 pm
      • Athanasius


        What we’re seeing now in U.S. politics is exaclty the situation we’ve had here in the UK for decades, i.e., two apparently pole-opposite political parties – one left-leaning, the other right-leaning, being directed by the same hidden sinister forces of Communism and Freemasonry, and dominating national politics.

        Both sides, while appearing to be ideological opponents, are in fact cultural Marixst entities differentiated only by their alternative approaches to fiscal policy, etc. On the religious/moral level, they can both be seen as belonging to China, and before that to Russia.

        President Trump has brought their hypocrisy right out into the open, whereas before it was hidden. He has forced the so-called RINOs, who are actually Communist infiltrators or generally bought people, to show their true allegiance, which is to hidden evil puppet masters. We haven’t seen that exposure yet in the UK – a majority still thinking that the Conservative Party is made up of God-fearing politicians with a love of country, when in reality it was the Tories who took us into the Communist EU and who today are driving the lockdowns and selling our assets to China.

        So in a way the American people are fortunate, Trump has exposed people like Mitch McConnell as up to his eyeballs with CCP money through his wife’s family business. That’s good news because it will either force the true Republican politicians to side with Trump going forward and expel these corrupt lefties, or Trump will found a new political party and attract all the true Republicans to join him.

        I just hope that something happens in the UK to finally open the eyes of Conservatives that the Tory Party is more Red even than Labour.

        February 23, 2021 at 5:23 pm
      • editor

        RCA Victor,

        Just when I’ve been thinking that things are not so bad in the USA, this arrives in my inbox…

        February 23, 2021 at 5:40 pm
      • RCAVictor


        That’s a double surprise: one, that this woman used to be a Clinton adviser, and two, that she said that on FOX News without being suddenly shut down, like they did to Newt Gingrich when he said the taboo words “George Soros.”

        Anyway, she’s correct on all points.

        February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm
  • editor

    Scotland’s alleged route out of lockdown has been announced. For those who can suffer the entire hour, here it is…

    For the short version (recommended!)

    Notice: churches to open, possibly a few days before 5th April given that (she recognises) there are major feasts like Easter and Passover.

    Now is the time for the bishops and the SSPX leadership to say “thank you – we’re now open and back to the old normal. You do what you like, but we are not closing down again. Amen (and Awomen!)”

    February 23, 2021 at 5:10 pm
    • Athanasius


      I rather think our Church leaders will be falling over themselves in gratitude to Comrade Sturgeon for throwing them an Easter crumb of comfort.

      The one thing to come out of this tragedy has been the realisation that preistly zeal in Scotland is almost non existent. Lord forbid that we are ever faced with another persecution like that of the 16th century, requiring priests to risk their very lives to provide Mass and the Sacraments, for I fear the present crop of ordained would tear their cassocks (or Ku Klux-like vestments) off very quickly and run for the safety of the hills. They are not the breed of martyr priests the Church was once so proud of. Today they have abandoned the faithful to the mercy of totalitarian Communist government and called it “obeying the law”. Well, they’ll see what Our Lord has to say about their trampling His laws for men’s laws when they each stand before Him on the terrbile day of their judgment!

      I think I can say with some certainty that many bishops and priests are destined for Hell for their part in lending credence to this present global crime against God and humanity, which is the work of AntiChrist.

      February 23, 2021 at 5:36 pm
      • editor


        I fear you are correct, although regarding your concluding paragraph, if true, I hope we only find out at the Last Judgment 😀

        February 23, 2021 at 5:39 pm
    • graeme taylor

      Editor, is it not a wee bit of a surprise (not!) that as the Mr Salmond challenge due tomorrow, the May elections approaching fast (thank God) that the First Minister’s blethering is really just a carbon copy of the Prime Minister’s nonsesne.
      Florida stopped all mandated mask wearing, “social distancing”, opened everything last September (all nurseries scholls further education, pubs, cafes etc.) and nothing happened. Is it not a wee bit of a surprise that this great news is not on BBC or SKY News?
      These political leaders are really morons, they must surely realise that the truth will all eventually come to light and their appaling use of the police to enforce their will and their non scientific and arrogant response to this virus will be exposed.
      SNP, Labour, Liberals and the Tories are all falling over themselves to “prove” that their nonsense approach is the way forward. I will for the first time not be voting for any of these parties, I despair at their willing blindness to ignore the science and continue with their propaganda.
      Time for political change in Scotland.

      February 23, 2021 at 6:22 pm
      • editor


        I didn’t think of the Salmond/May elections – because, to the best of my recollection, Nicola ALWAYS comes out a day or so later with the exact same policies as Boris. I think there may have been one exception to that but, for the most part, she waits for his announcement, tweaks it slightly, and then announces, more or less, the same thing. Crackers.

        I detect a sarcastic note in your second paragraph, and I make no secret of the fact that I am completely shocked at your evident lack of respect for the dedicated journalists at the BBC and Sky News who bring us fake news with a fidelity and regularity matched only by ITN, Channel 4, and Channel 5. They wouldn’t report on Florida etc out of their deep concern to help the Government keep us busy with the grave task of protecting the NHS, staying home and – above all else – saving lives. Especially the lives of the least productive group in society, those whom they are keen to see enjoy a great quality of life and if that can’t be assured, they will bring back an Assisted Dying / Euthanasia Bill to Parliament asap and thereafter, all will be well. They won’t need to worry about “protecting” (imprisoning) the elderly next time there’s a new virus ‘cos there won’t BE any elderly…

        Political leaders morons, Graeme? Have you been drinking?

        Just promise me this; that while you will (correctly, in my humble view) not vote for anyone in the next elections in Scotland in May, you will go to the polling booth to leave an unmistakeable message on your ballot? I do that every time and it still hasn’t worked. A Government still gets elected.

        February 23, 2021 at 11:48 pm
      • RCAVictor

        Graeme Taylor,

        I doubt they really care if the truth comes to light, since they will predictably label the truth as “disinformation” (or choose another word from their list). These people are so buried in their own lies that additional lies, even if they contradict the previous lies, mean absolutely nothing.

        It’s the Communist method.

        February 23, 2021 at 11:52 pm
    • Faith of Our Fathers

      ED for Gods sake that would be a Bridge To Far even as a Lenten Penance to listen to that Horrible Wumman for 5 Minutes . But for an hour ( where are my Razor Blades ) am sure though we get Her Gist .One only has to look at that face .As it was said Amen and Awoman .

      February 23, 2021 at 8:23 pm
      • editor


        Haven’t you heard the saying “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer”? Or, you could just pray…

        February 23, 2021 at 11:58 pm
  • Helen

    Athanasius, what assets are the Tories selling to China?

    February 23, 2021 at 7:09 pm
    • Athanasius


      They have already sold a third of our nuclear industry, were, and I believe still are, intent on letting Huawei telecomms into our 5G network, and are courting Chinese involvement in the new proposed HS2 rail link. That’s just for starters!

      February 23, 2021 at 11:00 pm
    • editor


      I saw a headline earlier that China is trying to gain control of our schools (or have gained control…) I should have stopped to read the article but time and tide, you know… I never seem to catch up with things; in fact, my brain is like an internet browser with 20 tabs open at the same time, 11 are not responding, tons of pop-ups appear and where the dickens is that irritating music coming from? As you can see, even my grammar is deteriorating…

      You’ll get the picture…

      February 24, 2021 at 12:13 am
  • Faith of Our Fathers

    Helen I think that you could start with Yorkshire and work your way down Lands End .Or probably to be more precise you could just add from John O Groats to Lands End .I think that would be more accurate .

    February 23, 2021 at 8:32 pm
  • editor

    A reader emailed earlier with the following message and lyrics, which I think will touch a chord with everyone blogging and reading here… She didn’t send the link to the video and I can’t find it on YouTube, but I think you’ll all enjoy it as a poem, anyway…


    Dear Editor,

    A little video and song I did called 2019, primarily to lament I believe the last year of freedom as we knew it, and the terrible tragedy that the minds of grandchildren now aged 2,3,4, will have those memories erased, and the nightmarish existence of the past year will be the future for them. So instead of BC, AD, it’ll be BC, AC. I posted on Facebook, but the gravity of the situation doesn’t seem to register. The idea was to tug at the consciousness of parents and grandparents, and try to awaken in them a sense of dread, but they just see it as a sentimental and sad song, which it is, but they don’t grasp the deeper meaning. Maybe I’m over dramatic, and I’m praying I’m wrong, and I’m fully aware of Our Lady’s final triumph, but I sense a period of great trial awaits us.
    Kind regards, CB.



    I woke up this morning,
    Feeling kind of blue,
    As I stared out my window,
    My thoughts turned to you.
    Snowflakes were falling,
    Fading in the dark,
    Just like the sunshine,
    That’s gone from my heart.

    Lone is the valley,
    Wide is the sea,
    Tall are the mountains,
    That keep you from me.
    It seems so long ago now,
    It’s just like a dream,
    But I still remember,

    You were only three then,
    As you bounced on my knee,
    You were buzzing and humming,
    Just like the bumblebee.
    Your grandma near fainted,
    When you let out a scream,
    At a big hairy spider,
    In 2019.

    Do you remember the day.
    That we went to the zoo,
    You cried when a monkey, Stuck his tongue out at you.
    You ran to your mammy,
    She bought you ice cream,
    Oh, I hope you remember,

    Lone is the valley,
    Wide is the sea,
    Tall are the mountains,
    That keep you from me.
    It seems so long ago now,
    It’s just like a dream,
    But I still remember,
    And I hope you remember,

    2019… Ends.

    Thank you, CB, for sharing that lovely song/poem – and just keeping remembering that final triumph, which, of course, does not belittle the suffering of parents and grandparents thinking of the year(s) being stolen from their children. It’s truly shocking. Oh, and, for the record, you are certainly not being over-dramatic. Indeed, I don’t think it’s possible to be over-dramatic about this scandalous situation. None of us will ever get this past year back again. I can’t believe how willingly people are just handing over their freedom – and being grateful for the privilege!

    God bless you.

    February 23, 2021 at 11:24 pm
    • editor

      Since I posted the above poem, the reader who sent it to me has now emailed a video which has been put together by The Remnant, where the lyrics have been put to music. Enjoy!

      February 26, 2021 at 11:24 pm
  • editor

    Theresa Rose posted the comments and video below on the Vexatious Vaccine thread, but I think it’s worth posting here, as well.

    Madeleine Stone, is a legal and policy officer specialising in emergency powers. In a few short minutes she talks of ‘5 things you need to know about the UK’s Current Lockdown.

    1. Excessive policing. 2. Online Censorship. 3. Protest bans. 4. A Digital Coup.
    5. Vaccine Passports.

    Scary stuff about the collection of information on any giving individual – especially digital information, and that is as yet without the digital chip placed into your body at sometime in the future.

    February 28, 2021 at 10:03 pm
  • crofterlady

    At last some sanity!

    March 10, 2021 at 5:08 pm
  • crofterlady

    And here’s another one. England this time. Getting nearer!


    March 10, 2021 at 5:16 pm
    • editor


      That link isn’t working – would you repost it or tell us what to search for online.

      March 10, 2021 at 6:15 pm

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