Coronavirus Psychotherapist: Lockdown Zealots Are Behaving Like Cult Members


The lockdown failed, but not without causting near – terminal damage to the economies of countries that followed WHO advice, so why are so many people demanding that we all stay under house arrest indefinitely?

Psychotherapist Dr Hugh Willbourn has joined the numbers of medical professionals and researchers pushing back against the fake science that has dominated government thinking for so long and led directly to lockdowns being ordered as the only way of avoiding atronomical (but totally fictitious,) numbers of COVID – 19 induced deaths. Dr. Willbourne says lockdown zealots are displaying all the classic signs of cult members by doubling down on their beliefs despite having been proven wrong and the “evidence” provided by their mathematical models completely debunked.

In an article which can be read online, Willbourn cites the work of respected social psychologist Leon Festinger, who analyzed the behaviour of a 1950s UFO cult the members of which believed that a flying saucer would rescue them from the coming nuclear apocalypse.

However, after the catastrophic earthquakes and floods they expected to hit the United States never arrived and their beliefs were totally disproved, “the cult members would become not less but more convinced of their beliefs.”

Festinger identified five conditions that needed to be met in order for the cult members to become more intense in their beliefs in spite of the cognitive dissonance involved.

1. There must be conviction

2. There must be commitment to this conviction

3. The conviction must be amenable to unequivocal disconfirmation

4. Such unequivocal disconfirmation must occur

5. Social support must be available subsequent to the disconfirmation.

“Festinger’s five conditions and the behaviour of the cult believers correspond closely to the situation with Brexit, Climate Change and Covid-19: a prophecy is made, believers invest themselves, their time, money and prestige in it, the prophecy fails and the believers become more fervent,” writes Willbourn..

We have certainly seen this with Brexit, the UK’s departure from the European Union despite a massive propaganda campaign from those who wished the UK to remain part of the Union and eventually become a financially and politically integrated province of a Federal European Superstate.

After the result of the refrerendum unexpectedly went against them these “Remainers” waged  another propaganda campaign, this time aimed at overturning the public vote by spreading fear and panic. They warned us the economy would collapse overnight (in fact it grew slightly faster than the EU economy at a time when the global economy was slowing down. They warned that unemployment would rise to unprecedented levels, in fact it fell. They took the government to court, won some Phyrric victories but could not change the national mood. They tried to tell us Britain, insignificant little Britain, was too small to survive outside the mighty European Union and were laughed at at it was pointed out that the UK has the fifth largest economy on the planet and a poulation of 60+ million. And still, even though we have formally left the EU and are in the process of deciding who gets to keep the pets, they rave about reversing the process.

We have seen it with climate change; we were told snow would be a thing of the past by the turn of the century but in recent years in Europe and North America many places have seen record snowfalls; we were told the polar ice caps would disappear, they’re still there; we were told that low lying nations would become uninhabitable because of rising sea levels – but those nations have experience population growth and no loss of land area. And still the Warmageddonist army  tried to turn the volume of their alarmist screeching up even though it is alread on eleven and has been for years.

The doctor notes how terrifying predictions of how many people COVID-19 would kill have fallen massively short and the models that produced these numbers have been thoroughly debunked. Despite warnings that coronavirus would kill 500,000 in the UK alone, the disease has only claimed 318,000 worldwide. And the lockdown fascists try to claim that the UK lockdown succeeded in reducing the number of deaths from 500,000 to 40,000, thus proving only that they are incapable of separating fact from fantasy.

Willbourn then goes on to put the scale of the COVID – 19 threat  this figure into perspective by reminding us the number of people who have died of, or with, Covid-19 in about four and half months is the same as the number who die in five days from cardiovascular disease.”

It is also worth remembering that the numbers of “COVID – related deaths” is less than the numbers who have died of tuberculosis ad seasonal ‘flu in the corresponding period.

In spite of all this and the incontrovertible evidence “experts” are still trying to ramp up the fear and panic, warning of mass death if lockdown is lifted too early and a second wave of infections takes place. The discredited Prof. Neil Ferguson, now exposed as a cunt – struck, communist conman whose mathematical model of the virus which led him to predict the fabled 500,000 deaths was discovered to have been full of errors and false assumptions and based on amateurish coding written by people who had never been computing professionals.

In reality, professionally conducted research has suggested the lockdowns had a minimal impact on infection numbers, and Sweden’s per capita death toll is lower than the UK’s and numerous other countries despite the Scandinavian country having imposed no hard lockdown and been widely crticized by fear and panic merchants for having not done so.

“Don’t expect an apology from our Government, or any other Government, any time soon,” Willbourn concluded. “The Festinger effect is far, far more prevalent than a clear-sighted view of reality and the tragedy is all the greater.”

“Is this starting to sound familiar?” asks journalist Toby Young. “As Willbourn points out, the sequence that Festinger wrote about more than 50 years ago is eerily reminiscent of what’s happening today: an apocalyptic prophecy was delivered from on high (“the science”), those who believed it radically altered their behaviour, the prophecy turned out not to be true, but instead of abandoning their doom-mongering the believers have become even more fervent, attacking anyone who points out the gap between fantasy and reality as dangerous heretics (“fake news”, “misinformation”, “conspiracy theories”, etc).”

“The difference, of course, is that Festinger’s UFO cult had a few dozen members, whereas the Covid cult seems to have infected half the world. If Festinger’s right, the bad news is we won’t be able to persuade people to stop social distancing if we prove that the danger posed by COVID-19 has been dramatically overstated. On the contrary, people’s opposition to returning to normal will intensify rather than diminish as the evidence mounts they were wrong.”

I have written many times in the past of the Church Of Scienceology Cult, a far more numerous quasi religion than the followers of L Ron Hubbard but no less loony. It is not yet clear whether the COVID – 19 cult is a breakway movement or a particularly fanatical sub – cult, like the climate change loonies who become more fanatical in their conviction that the world is about to be engulfed by an inferno of burning Carbon Dioxide! Yest for all their zealous devotion to The Science, actual, factual science is not a strength of such people.

 

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Revelations: The Coming Of The Anti Thunberg

It’s not very original to say climate alarmism has turned into a quasi – religioous cult, I was saying it ten years ago and I wasn’t the first. But the activities of climate activists like the middle class crusties of Ekstinktion Rebellion and the followers of the Swedish muppet St. Greta of Thunberg, (She’s not the Messiah, she’s a very naughty girl,) have taken on a very nasty fanaticism that is typical of the tactics favoured by the far left and far right when trying to impose their ideology on the world.

It’s often said that those who do not learn from history are condenmed to repeat its mistakes and it seems the ideologically driven authoritarians of the globalist movement have failed to take heed of the Prostestant reformation that was triggered by the excesses of the Holy Inquisition,  the liberal backlash against Europe’s despotic monarchies in the enlightenment era, thenineteenth century  rise of social democracy (a very different creature to Socialism,) in the face of unregulated capitalism in the second stage of the Industrial Revolution, and now the resurgence of nationalism as a reaction to rampant neo – liberalism.

One of the notable things about the globalists reaction to the success of nationalist politicians, such as U S President Donald Trump, Italy’s Matteo Salvini, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen in France and parties such as AfD (Alternatif fur Deutschland,) or the Sweden Democrats  is their attempts to smear and discredit any challenges to their idological polics, especially those rooted in the realities of life for middle and working class voters.

It was inevitable then that as the claims of the climate catastrophe scaremongers became more lurid and sensational, the more grounded majority would push back. And as the lies of those who write St. Greta’s scripts, (oh come on, you don’t believe a seventeen year old with leatning difficulties cause by foetal alcohol syndrome writes that Messianic bullshit herself do you?) become more outrageous and more obvious, it was inevitable that an anti – Greta would arise ….

The antidote to @GretaThunberg – Naomi Seibt – former climate alarmist turned climate skeptic

I met this amazing young lady in Madrid last week. At 19 years old; she impressed me with her quiet but powerful understanding of how she had been misled on climate alarmism.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain, the site of the UN’s COP25. Naomi Seibt, a popular YouTube streamer, speaks on her journey to climate realism, the state of science, and more during the United Nations’ COP25.

She closed out the Heartland livestream presentations in Madrid in the opening week of the conference. Continue reading

Meet the 19-year-old ‘anti-Greta’, who warns Thunberg’s ‘alarmism’ must be stopped

With her slight frame, long blonde hair and converse trainers, German teenager Naomi Seibt might not seem the most obvious candidate to front the growing climate scepticism movement. But holding court at America’s largest gathering for grassroots Republicans, expounding her controversial views on global warming, she exudes an air of self-belief that belies her 19 years.

As Greta Thunberg brought her climate awareness campaign to the UK last week – speaking at a rally of some 25,000 striking school children in Bristol – on the other side of the Atlantic, Seibt, dubbed the “anti-Greta”, was propelled onto the world’s stage in Washington, making an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and firmly positioning herself as the new darling of right-wing climate sceptics.

Thunberg, now the general of a worldwide teen army, was named Time magazine’s ‘person of the year’ after berating world leaders for their inaction at a United Nations summit last year. A video of the Swedish 17-year-old glaring at Donald Trump went viral. Seibt, meanwhile, uses her YouTube channel to challenge what she calls the climate change “alarmism” espoused by Thunberg … Continue reading

 

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Craziest Conspiracy Theory Ever – Is Boggart Blog To Blame?

There are conspiracy theories and there are ‘conspiracy theories’. While we like the conspiracy theories that seem whacky but will one day be revealed as truth (i.e. Big Pharma and The Government are conspiring to make us take useless drugs like aspirin for the sole purpose of swelling corporate profits), others are not really about conspiracies but rather are the ravings of nutters.

Of the latter type, probably the craziest is the one that claims members of Europe’s old aristocracies including our own Royal Family, along with wealthy bankers and financiers are members of a satanic cannibal cult. Our Dear Old Queen (God bless her) a cannibal? Utterly ludicrous.

So where did anyone get an insane notion such as this:

European Royals Killing Naked Children For Fun At Human Hunting Parties?

This is one in a series of articles taken from eyewitness testimony before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels. Five international judges are examining evidence of child rape, torture, murder and kidnapping allegedly done by global elite members of the Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network. Regular Ninth Circle child sacrifices were said to take place in the catacombs of Catholic Cathedrals, the Vatican, on private estates and groves and government military bases in Belgium, Holland, Spain, Australia, Ireland, France, England and the US. At least 34 child mass grave sites were identified in Ireland, Spain and Canada – and refused excavation by the respective governments, Crown of England and Catholic Church. Named as present in Ninth Circle activities were Pope Francis, former Pope Ratzinger;Anglican, United Church of Canada and Catholic Church officials including Cardinals; members of European royalty including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip; officials of the Canadian, Australian, UK and US military and governments including the USA’s CIA, plus prominent government ministers, judges, politicians and businessmen from the US, Belgium, Holland, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland and the UK.

Teens were drugged, stripped naked, raped, hunted down in the woods and killed by European royals according to this week’s latest eyewitness to testify before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels. The woman was the fourth eyewitness to give accounts about these human hunting parties of the global elite Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network. A former member of the Netherlands criminal drug syndicate known as Octopus testified that victims were obtained for these human hunting parties from juvenile detention centers in Belgium and Holland.

See what we mean, totally insane. unfortunately we have to hold up our hands and admit that the idea of the elite hunting humans might have come from this blog. Back in 2009 one of our contributors produced a recording on what he claimed was the real Queen’s speech, the things the monarch wanted to say before she was censored by politicians. And we would never question the integrity of our contributors.

Here’s an extract from a transcript of the original recording made by Her Maj. created using voice to text software (so some of the spellings are phonetic)

“Do you knay subjects and lackeys, evereah yeah I hev to say all this shite about policies and plans? who writes this nonsense. Renewable energeagh, tax cuts, its the same evereagh yeah and nothing changes. If this is mai Government like what it is supposed to be, I’m heving mai ideas made law. I want something done abite the ban on fox hunting. And I don’t want that miserable fakker Brine as Prime Ministair anaygh mare, I quaite liked Bleagh, his ears were rartheagh amusing, they took on a life of their own when he became excited. But Brine is miserable, he hates Corgis and his wife does not hev a comedy mithe.”

“Nigh Ay’m the Queen and ay do not care for the way things are being done. Fairstleah, Ay want a proper Prime Ministair who owns a Grise Moor. We have not had a grice moor owning Prime Ministair since Lord Hume. It was traditional then that after ay got this poxy Queen’s Speech business ovair with, it’s the only part of the job which I realleagh hate, once it was ite of the way highever the Prime Ministair would invite one’s husband and one to his grise moor for a few days shooting. It made all this worthwhile.” (full post here)

… and from later in the speech the really significant part …

“Once we hev a Prime Ministair who owns a grise moor my government will repeal the legislation that bans foxhunting. Its jolly undemocratic you know, not one of my family agreed with it so how did it become law. Where is the democresay in thet? I know a lot of you think foxes are rather cute and cuddly, so from consideration for your feelings we tried hunting chavs but they are neither so quick nor cunning as foxes. Nobody complained but it was just not the same.”

Now originally we release the recording of The Queen (who sounded remarkably like Mrs. T. doing her impression of Maggie Smith in The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie) but as it was hard to embed audio in this site at the time Boggart Blog readers had to make do with a text version. The podcast site disappeared and we lost track of our mp3 file.

We did not repost the file but it seems quite feasible that someone picked it up and interpreted it literally. So if you hear anyone accusing The Royal Family of satanism and cannibalism, just tell them it was Boggart Blog trying to raise a few laughs.

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Europe’s elite enjoying the spectacle of a chav hunt

Two thousand different sex couples in mass wedding in South Korea

South Korea’s Unification Church has held a mass wedding and holy blessing for 2,000 couples from 54 countries.

Over 20,000 followers of the so called Moonie cult gathered for the mass ceremony at a stadium in Gapyeong, near Seoul.

The founder of the church, Rev. Howlin Gat Moon, and his wife were there to bless the mass ceremony. They sprinkled holy water over selected couples and declared them married.

“The mass wedding leads all mankind to be one, removing the boundaries of ethnicities, religions and nationalities. Our goal is making the world peaceful with forming new families,” said Seuk Joon-ho, President of the Unification Church of Korea.

Fine worlds but we notice no same sex couples were involved.

A Boggart Blog reporter sent to cover the even spoke to one of the British couples involved, Wayne and Tracey Chavvington from Barking. They tod us they had treavelled to Korea to be wed because Rev. moon had warned British Moonies that weddings between people of different sexes were about to be made illegal.

Homeopathy: A Massive Overdose Protest

It is strange the Boggart Blog team finds that mere mention of the word “homeopathy” will send the science-is-god fellowship into a spluttering, incoherent, apoplectic rage. At risk of bringing the wrath of the evangelical scientists upon us then:

HOMEOPATHY, HOMEOPATHY, HOMEOPATHY.

The reasons for that apparently redundant repetition will become apparent.

My own view is that I have never tried homeopathic remedies and do not intend to. What pisses me off about the homeophobics is that one cannot simply say “I know bugger all about it, if people think it works for them well, it’s their life.” A homeophobic cannot leave it at that, they will not let you be neutrally uninterested, oh no. They have to try to bully you into agreeing with them.
“But the stuff is diluted so much blah blah,” they scream. Yeah, am I bovvered, I don’t use it.

“But its unscientific, there’s no scientific evidence…” Yeah, so what. The flight of bees is unscientific but I’m not going to stop eating honey.

Many people believe homeopathic remedies have cured long standing complaints in the way I believe a couple of glasses of red wine several times a week protects me against swine flu, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and The Dreaded Lurgi in a way that no vaccine or drug ever could. The science-is-god faction cannot just accept these are opinions, they are determined to not allow anybody to think anything that is not scientific. They have to start ranting about how there is no scientific evidence to support claims that homeopathy works (which apparently proves it does not work) and that an excess of alcohol can result in many serious health problems later in life.

Their favourite tactic when faced with demonstrations that somebody has suddenly showed a gobsmacking lack of symptoms shortly after taking a homeopathic remedy is to put it down to pure coincidence.

Like all fringe religious cults the science is religion cult attracts a lot of nutters who would probably make great homeopaths if they could overcome their prejudices.

There are probably many such nutters in the Merseyside Sceptics Society (which should be named the Merseyside Selective Sceptics Society, you can bet they are not in the least sceptical about climate change science or the large hadron collider) who today will be indulging their OCD – like need to go on about how unscientific homeopathy is by getting together outside Boots Chemist in Liverpool and staging a mass overdose protest against the chain store selling homeopathic remedies. Protesters claim they will eat who bottles of homeopathic pills to show the medications are not effective. Similar protests are taking place around the world.

A spokesman for the Selective Sceptics said Boots should stop selling these “medicines” because it is promoting “unscientific thinking.” A Boots spokeman said the company does not force anyone to buy homeopathic medicince, they are simply responding to customer demand.

Do you spot the failure of logic on the part of the selective sceptics here. There are many conventional treatments a small does of which will cure but which can be eaten in much larger quantities without harm resulting. So isn’t the protest as unscientific as the protesters say homeopathy is? Oh well religious cults, even the science-is-god cult have never been big on that common sense kind of logic.

What would really be a wonderful coincidence however is if one or two of the protesters collapse and die of strokes or heart attacks after eating their massive protest overdose of pills.

Now you know why “homeopathy” is so massively overused in this blog post.

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Apple iPad Will Not Rewrite The Book

Amid much hype Steve Jobs the world’s top celebrity CEO launched the latest gadget from Apple. Apple addicts were thrilled to the core but will the new gadget for reading e-books ever replace Johannes Gutenberg’s big idea?

It almost moved me to poetry: Here, in the style of E.J. Thribb is my initial reaction.

And so, Jobs
in an era of no jobs
you have given us the iPod,
a computer without keyboard
or knobs.

Hmm, quite promising that. I might try to finish it sometime.

The iPad is a rather late entry into the e-reader market which is already looking overcrowded. With offerings from Amazon, Sony, BeBook, iRiver, Bookeen, Elonex and a few others (e book readers, reviews) already competing for market share it’s possible there are more e – book readers than there are e books to read on them.

The iPad will sell of course, Apple are the Michael Jackson of technology manufacturers, they make mediocre products that engender a kind of fiercely defensive attitude usually only found among followers of crackpot religious cults. Telling an Apple geek they could have bought a piece of kit that would do much more so much better for half the price is like telling a Scientologist L Ron. Hubbard was a con man.

No matter how many versions of the iPad Apple decide to release, the faithful will buy them all just as Michael Jackson fans used to buy the same album over and over again because it kept being re-released in a different cover.

Beyond the precincts of the Apple cult’s compound however, among those not in thrall to the Pontifex Maximus Jobs, high priest of the God “i” how well received will the iPad be? Will it be the gadget that finally kills Gutenberg’s technology? To be honest we doubt it, the iPad will find a niche within the niche of the gadget addict market occupied by e book readers but would a serious reader want to read a volume of fiction or non fiction or a collection of favourite poems on a device the name of which makes them think of female personal hygiene requisites.

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Steve Jobs new gadget? The Apple Of His Liver.

Apple are the people who brought you computers that were very ordinary in every way except for the prices and made extremely expensive little grey boxes cool. It is no wonder then that in the warped world of high technology the Apple CEO Steve Jobs has gained the status of a demi god.

Jobs, or Jobbies as he would be known in less reverential Britain, is worshipped much less here on the sensible side of the pond than in America, probable because all Americans are desperate to worship, and to be seen worshipping, absolutely any effing thing. In recent years they have worshipped a politician, a kiddie fiddler, a stupid tart who pays thousands of dollars for a bit of red string, (Madge dear, did it not occur to you to dip a bit of ordinary string in red ink – Think how many African children you could have bought with the money you’d have saved, ) a war, a secret (not just any old secret you understand but The Secret that lets you order the stuff that dreams are made of which the cosmos will then deliver free) a military vehicle too big to fit in a single parking bay and a flag.

On top of all that America is full of cults. There are more cults in America than the rest of the world, and bigger cults too. These cults usually involve giving lots of money to weirdie – beardies who talk to God. Good looking women who join the cult also have to have sex with the aforementioned weirdie – beardy because God tells him this woman has been chosen to be the mother of the Divine Child. Strangely enough mingers are never chosen to be the mother of the divine child.

Americans will worship anything. A lot of them used to worship Apple Mac computers. It has never been unreasonable to like Macs, such choices are always subjective, but the Mac worshippers took their belief that the Apple product was superior to the PC to ridiculous lengths. Comparing an early Mac to an early PC was not like comparing a Ferrari to an Austin Allegro as they suggested, it was just a case of comparing a bad product to a really, really bad product. Early PCs were shit, we all know that. The product was brought to market ten years too soon. Early Macs had a gooey as the non technical users insisted on calling it. Everyone who knew nothing about computers loved the gooey with its cutesy pie little icons. Those of us who did know something about computers would look at this grey box with its too small screen and wonder what people could do with it apart from looking with awestruck expressions and saying “ooh isn’t it cool.”

Well it wasn’t cool really, it had quite a serious overheating problem. That did not stop the worshippers of course nor did the news that Xerox had built a proto-Mac five years before the Mac was launched. The Xerox box was better than the Mac but more expensive. The DEC Rainbow and the HP Touch (a touch screen in 1984) were better than the Mac but that did not sway Mac worshippers. Apple had a cute logo which obviously settled the issue beyond doubt. A cute logo would not allow itself to be stuck on a crap machine, they reasoned.

Macs have not been better than PCs since 1994 and there is much more software available for PCs. That did not deter the Mac cult followers from worshipping all things Apple of course. Logic never played much of a role in religion.

What Jobs, or Jobbies as we should call him for the amount of shit he has put into the world, did next was capitalise on the Mac’s reputation for being cool. The buzzword that captured the zeitgeist was miniaturisation so Jobbies realised that if people could think a grey box so cool it attained divinity, how cool would a small grey box be?

Apple, with Jobs in charge of design though how much design input goes into making a little grey box we could not say, launched a whole family of little grey boxes. In the wake of really bizarre looking computers called iMacs came iPods, iPhones, iSores (made that one up) and iCams. And all were pronounced cool and sold like hot cakes because they had a cute little logo and nobody could bear to be seen using a better piece of kit that looked pretty, did the job and cost a third the price. Strange but cool people who worship Apple think they are original, edgy, freethinking rebels.

Apple have gone from strength to strength for a few years with their little grey boxes then things seemed to level off. Instead of launching new products by announcing “if you don’t buy one of these now and replace it next week with the new super duper model you’ll be so uncool you will turn into the Elephant Man, they were launching on “ we think our new product I quite good and we’d like you to buy one.”

What had gone wrong? Well Jobbies had had to step back from the front line. Mother of mercy, was this the end for poor Apple?

It could have been. Very few cults last long once their founder is gone. But rest easy Apple worshippers. Jobbies is back. He reappeared at a product launch last week but instead of talking about the iTunes nano he talked about his health. you see was launching his new iLiver. It is fitting that cult followers be concerned about their leaders health and being terminally nerdy the Apple cult member is the audience wanted to know the tech spec of the Liver that has been transplanted into Jobbies iTorso. Will it play industry standard MP3 and DV files, does it have record facilities, can it be used as an e-book reader and what is the maximum memory it can be upgraded to.

There was a groan of disappointment when Jobbies said the new iLiver could so far only break down food into fuel for body cells and play MP3 data uploaded by a USB port in his navel but they cheered when he announced that soon he is to have a screen implanted in his stomach like The Teletubbies but able to display iMovies and e-books. He then announced a range of musical recordings from Ashkenazi to Arse McShannon have been uploaded to his liver and demonstrated its playback quality by broadcasting Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony through a speaker in his arsehole.

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The Feeding Of The Fifty Million

Conservative and independent critics of the freespending ways of Barack Obama and his Magic band are wondering how the three and a half trillion dollars the new President has already committed itself to spending can possibly be funded. Taxing the rich has een put forward as a solution but with the commitments running at $30,000 for each and every one of the three hundred million people in America there are going to be some pretty unpopular taxes announced soon.

This does not deter the Administration; Obama and his cohorts are already planning to announce further spending plans totalling $2trillion.

Where can this money possibly be coming from? The latest poster from the headquarters of The Obamessiah Campaign might give you a clue.
Latest Obamessiah Poster

The US economy will be saved by divine intervention then? Faithful followers of the chosen one are convinced it is so. They are starting to sem like that religious cult who every few years march to the top of a mountain and wait for the world to end … and wait … and wait a bit longer … and then march down.

We should be comforted by the impending collapse of the US economy however. The Obama adminidtration’s fiscal profligacy and incompetence on top of that the Bush administration were responsible for makes our MPs expenses fiddlng look like kids stuff.

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Religious Cult behind Latest Labour Sleaze Scandal.

As calls gather strength and momentun for a criminal investigation into allegations that four Labour members of The House of Lords have been taking bungs for amending new laws we have to listen to these Lords explaining why it is perfectly OK for them to take money from interests such as a group suooprting the Heathrow third runway. (No possibility of a conflict of interest there of course.)

Corruption in the form of graft and payola has always gone on of course so perhaps we should not take that too seriously. There is a more important issue here. Boggart Blog demands we be told who was responsible for appointing a senior member of a crackpot religious cult to the government.

Labour life peer Lord Moonie was drafted into the House of Lords in 2005, on the strength of his valuable services to……erm…political stuff, you know. Nice work when you can get it.

Under the influence Do we need a sleazebags anonymous to help MPs and Lords who get addicted to bungs, graft and payola?

Whatever happened to proper cults like Trekkies or Whoies or Teddies (Father Ted Fans or even the Dudies – check them out in Bowling For Cult Status

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Yellowstone Park Volcano – Fear and Panic – David Icke

Yesterday we brought you news of the seismic shuffle* going on under Yellowstone Park in the USA. Special thanks to the boy scientit who left a quickly removed comment explaining that we were idiots to believe reports of the imminent end of the world as scientifically there is little chance of the super-eruption happening. There are so many people out there who just don’t “get” Boggart Blog :))

Today we learned that former Luton Town reserve goalkeeper** turned religious cult leader David Icke has chosen to provide his followers with a detailed assessment of the risk. He says:

Magma would be flung 50 kilometres into the atmosphere. Within a thousand kilometres virtually all life would be killed by falling ash, lava flows and the sheer explosive force of the eruption. Volcanic ash would coat places as far away as Iowa and the Gulf of Mexico. One thousand cubic kilometres of lava would pour out of the volcano, enough to coat the whole of the USA with a layer 5 inches thick.

Well there we have it, if David Icke who once revealed that for thousands of years the world has been ruled by 12 foot tall shape shifting lizard men says that is what will happen you can bet he’s onto something.

Of course the something he is onto could be that spreading a bit of fear and panic was for cult leaders always a good way of getting the money rolling in.

*seismic shuffle – what a great title for a song.
** Icke’s former occupation is of no relevance to the story, we mention it just to give boy-scientists a clue as to how very very seriously we take this man.

David Icke – Yellowstone Volcano Wakes Up