The COVID Cultural Car Crash Continues In Slo – Mo

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Another much hyped easing of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown restrictions comes into force today, giving live indoor performances the green light. After five shuttered months, venues can reopen their doors tp paying customers – provided they limit the number of people coming through them, ensure all performers and production crew observe proper social distancing, impose a one-way system within the venue and place ticketholders several seats apart.

It may be possible to perform stage plays  with actors scattered about and a a two-metre void between them, but musical theatre? What about all those big chorusline numbers and crowd scenes, as when the Parisian communards go to the barricades in Les Mis. And rock gigs, essentially sweaty, close contact affairs will be a joke. No less so orchestral or choral music. A properly socially distanced symphony orchestra will take up so much space there will be now room left for an audience.

In live performance atmosphere counts for so much. Who wants to sit in a socially distanced, half-empty theatre or auditorium? How many theatres can break even when audience numbers are limited to 25% of normal capacity. Add Covid-compliance costs and they will be better off staying closed Few, most probably. The Government may perceive this move as a long-awaited lifeline to entertainment and the arts; in reality it seems more like a sleazy cop out; a way of stopping the funding given to businesses unable to open during the Covid crisis without accepting responsibility for the bankruptcies, job losses and closures and letting as the bastions of our cultural and social life crumble away while we the punters look on horrified, but prohibited by the hought Police and the great fear and panic generator from supporting those businesses look on helplessly.

Whether a business “can” open now or not is not a question of whether it can trade viably: as we have already seen with pubs, the conditions demanded by agencies of The Deep State (the civil service and the armies of advisers, academics and consultants who shape policy, make it almost impossible to trade profitably and in many cases to trade at all. As the first Super Saturday has shown, staying closed remains a less costly way of going bakrupt than trading at a loss and piling up more debt money for many restaurants and bars than reopening to a handful of socially distanced visitors. Eat Out to Help Out was a catchy slogan for a policy that, designed to pump a little life into the increasingly corpse-like hospitality sector, was about as wrong headed and completely useless at it could have been, unless of course it was covertly intended to hasten the demise of those businesses. With numbers of paying customers way down and layoffs way up how can eating and drinking venues survive?

Same goes for entertainment and the arts. Musicians like my son have not been alble tp play gigs since March, same for comedians, magicians etc. There have been 5,000 theatre job losses in the last month; the National Theatre, which has axed 400 employees – casual workers, always first to fall through the cracks – will stage its first socially distant performance in “late October”. A £1.5 billion pot has been promised to museums, theatres and music venues – a drop in the rapidly forming cultural abyss. If the biggest players are struggling to keep their heads above water, there is little chance for anyone else.

I remember another ‘threat’ to our lives – the ‘threat’ allegedly posed by Saddam Hussein and his terrible Weapons Of Mass Destruction, prior to the Iraq invasion.We were told that, despite the curious massing of allied ground troops all in one location just to the south of the Iraqi border, the big issue, as Tony Blair explained, was that he was supposed to be concealing weapons of mass destruction that he could unleash on British Territory, among others, within 45 minutes. Tony Blair actually said on live TV that Saddam could stay if only he would give up his WMD. No talk then of his killing of his own people – perhaps back then it was understood that he only killed Iraqis who wanted him dead and actually, barring the marsh Arabs, he was popular with most Iraqis because his regime, through brutal to its opponents, ran a decent welfare system, thus using oil revenue to buy popularity. And despite all the arguments of the day, the UN pleas for more time, and French opt-out, the allies proceeded to invade Iraq, bombing Bagdad and killing 100,000 innocents, with the stated intention of trying to kill Saddam, [whilst not being prepared to execute him if he was caught].All because of his alleged WMD which Blair still insists were there though they have never been found.

Then, at the time, an awkward question was asked. “If Saddam actually has WMD, why wouldn’t he use them right now, when his capital city is being bombed and his country being invaded, with the intention of killing him, and after his son being killed? Hasn’t he now got the perfect justification for fighting back if he can? What is there for him to lose?”

And the only answer was a PR exercise in rebranding.

WMD became WMD ‘programmes’ and Saddam’s killings of his own people was suddenly brought forward as if Regime Change to avenge them had been the objective all along. It is not hard to see see similarities in the thinking behind the lockdown measure now being imposed on us with the lockdown being imposed on us. Commentators who take a rounded view of society have warned since lockdowns were first announced that the long term economic effects would cause more death and suffering that had we pursued a course of protecting those known to be vulnerable and letting the rest ride out an edpidemic of what is, in over 90% of healthy people exposed to it, at worst a minor illness and in the majority of cases completely asymptomatic.

Yet despite this knowledge government’s, led by their scientific advisers, continue to dream up excuses for prolonging our misery. For example, the mandatory wearing of masks in public places is being extended despite reliable scientific evidence that when we are outdoors the chance of being infected or infecting another person are almost zero, despite several prominent virologists and epidemilogists questioning the effectiveness of masks, and despite the facts that the majority of deaths have occurred in people over 65 with pre – existing serious health problems.

Are we really to believe that destRoying the most powerful economies on the planet is really a price worth paying in order to extend the lives of a few thousand terminally ill or extremely old people by a few months at best?

No wonder more and more people are subscribing to the conspiracy theories suggesting the whole thing is a carefully planned bid to abolish democracy and establish a totalitarian world government.

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Virtual ID has arrived – why you should resist taking it up

We told you some years ago when our publication appeared under a different name that the then Labour Government’s plan for compulsory electronic ID cards was the step that would take us over the line from a seblance of liberal democracy into oligarchic fascism. Labour’s plan was derailed by public opposition but now it has been rehashed and is presented with fluffy window dressing. A vote for Labour, Conservative Or Liberal Democrat is a vote for fascism. You have been warned.


How the fall of France could accelerate the rise of UKIP
Don’t hold French stocks says former broker Farage as our Gallic neighbour sinks deeper into the Euroshite

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Riots against police brutality in France after police put down protests against dictatorial Hollande

Another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week. Not long ago we were reporting riots in Spain as police were overly physical in dispersing peaceful protests against the government’s economic policies.

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Our New Unhappy Lords

Corporate bosses want to be beyond the law

The corporate media is murdering democracy

If you don’t conform its because you are insane

If you disagree they certify you insane. Is this democracy

European Union becoming a bureaucratic dictatorship

The tyranny of human rights law

Genocide of ideas as Though Police go on rampage

Don’t call me a conspiracy theorist

The birth of a Euronazi superstate

The Gods of copy book endings can save us

The Hate And Prejudice The Bourgeois Left Find Acceptable

Human Rights – A Straitjacket On Civil Liberty and individualism.

Why Are The Political Left So Sure They Have A Monopoly On Goodness And Truth

Progressive Liberalism is the new Fascism, Dare WEe Challenge Their Illiberal Code?

Politically correct index

Nanny State index

 

MK Ultra – The Re-education of Lauryn Hill

More evidence of the Hollywood mindfuck industry that yesterday saw Annie Lennox and last week Sinead O’Connor slamming the convergence of pop music with pornography that is turning performers (!) like Miley Cyrus and Rhianna into camera fuckers.

Lauryn Hill Ordered by the Court to Undergo ‘Counseling’ Due to her ‘Conspiracy Theories’

‘The name of Lauryn Hill’s breakout album was The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill but it now appears that the powers that be would like her to record a new album called The Re-Education of Lauryn Hill. After appearing in court for tax evasion, Hill was sentenced to three months in jail PLUS she must attend “counseling” due to her “conspiracy theories”.

According to the IBTimes, Hill told the court: “I am a child of former slaves who had a system imposed on them. I had an economic system imposed on me.” Furthermore, Hill also believes that artists are being oppressed by (what the article calls) “a plot involving the military and media”. Because of these statements, Hill was ordered to undergo “counseling”, which is a way of saying that she is mentally ill and that she needs some sort of re-programming session regain “sanity”.’

Read more: Lauryn Hill Ordered by the Court to Undergo ‘Counseling’ Due to her ‘Conspiracy Theories’

And now you have read this blog post and watched the video, check out some of the links below. I guarantee that if you are not brain dead you will be much more selective in your entertainment choices in future.

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Lauryn Hill’s Real Crime? She Broadcast A Conspiracy Theory
Award winning singer Lauryn Hill was officially sent to prison for non payment of tax. But what was her real crime? At her sentencing hearing the judge ordered that she undergo psychological counselling because she repeated a “Coinspiracy Theory” in posting on her blog that the music industry suppresses real talent.

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The Illuminati Of The Music Industry – Talk by Mark Devlin, You Tube

New World Order Media Organizations Demand Freedom To Use Drones In Spite Of Big Brother Fears.
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Microsoft Want To Spy On Your Family
The new Microsoft X Box Kinect version will not work unless it is connected to a live broadband connection so that its built in cameras, sensors andu microphones can gather data in your home and relay in back to a control centre who knows where. Are you still sure technology is as harmless and life enhancing as we’ve been told?

Your 1984 Telescreen is now available

OK, it’s a tad late, but as it is a Microsoft promotion who cares? Soon every home will have one of these sitting on top of the TV. And you will be happy to have microsoft spying on you and your family even when the kids are at a sleepover and you and the other half are getting a bit of rumpy – pumpy on the sofa.

Because having all those spotty little nerds watching your action as they chomp pizza with six extra toppings and swill it down with diet coke is all about keeping you and your safe, right? And Pigs will fly.

Zey haff vays of making you konform.

1984 telescreen

Here’s a snippet from “Government Slaves” website:

‘According to recent Nielsen statistics 56% of the households in the US own a video game console. Unbeknownst to many Americans this can be an open invitation to let big brother into your house.

Disguised as a video game add-on, Microsoft’s Kinect is the all seeing eye that sits on top of your TV watching your every move, listening to every conversation and even monitoring vital health information.

Now imagine if the Government went door to door and wanted to put a black box on top of your TV (and I’m not talking about your cable box) that did the same things, hopefully you would tell them hell no and immediately get out of your house.

But since the Kinect is disguised as entertainment most people will gladly accept it.’

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Are People Really That Stupid? It Would Appear So.

Waiting for a bus at Silverstone on Saturday evening when the heavens opened. All day we had enjoyed the beautiful warm sunshine and so were dressed in shorts and tee shirts. The bus arrived through the deluge. Thirty or forty people waiting to get on.

So what do the people at the front of the queue do?

Pile onto the bus and move along to the back or upstairs to let those outside on and out of the rain?

No.

Take up the seats nearest to the entrance, carefully removing their backpacks while blocking the aisle as the waters rose around our ankles as we waited.

Then they started saying there was no room.

My three burly friends and I barged our way on and up the stairs – to a completely empty top deck.

All muttering “FUCKWITS” as we climbed.

On a similar note I was always bemused by the people who thought Rik Mayall’s Kevin Turvey was real.

“He reminds me of Rik Mayall”, one person, obviously lacking a sense of humour, said.

“That’s because it is Rik Mayall”, I explained, but poor old Derek wouldn’t believe me or any of our friends who tried to convince him.

Likewise many people fail to recognize Steve Coogan’s grotesque creation of Alan Partridge as just that.

Which means it should have come as no surprise to learn that the Beeb have received complaints from some viewers regarding Clarkson and Co’s hover-van exploits when they learned that it was staged and the group of people drenched whilst sitting on a pub decking were in fact actors.

In the words of Snoopy,

GOOD GRIEF

Is Yoga Addictive?

OMG. The former self confessed sex addict and sometime comic, Russell Brand has announced that yoga is better than sex.

So now after conquering his addictions to drink, drugs and sex, no wonder he’s so thin, he’s gone and got himself hooked on yoga.

“I have 30 people doing it in my house,” he explained.

And added, “I had all the crew on my TV show doing yoga in the studio too.

He does it with young women but also names 50 year old Demi Moore, whom he ‘just sees at Yoga’.

The next thing you know he’ll be trawling the dark alleys looking for backstreet yoga dens.

Russell Brand and friends practicing the yoga ‘Corpse Pose’

How Times Change

A quickie as I have just found out I have an errand to run.

We were watching Dambusters lasr night and it came to the scene where the Wing Commander is told that his labby has been run over outside the gates and is dead.
Therre is a brief moment of silence then the Batman is instructed to bury the lab and W/C gets on with his job of destroying the dams where the water is used to help the German war effort.

Imagine what it would be like now!

The batman would arrive to tell the W/C that Brownie had been run over, W/C would be unable to stifle tears, flowers would be laid at the site of the incident, Brownie’s lead would be framed whilst Brownie itself would be either freeze dried and stuffed or turned into a gem. W/C would be overcome with grief, the dams wouldn’t get bombed, Germany would win the war and we’d all be under the control of Angela Merkel… oh hang on a minute….

No Nude Pictures, Please, We’re Over It

Prince Harry, caught naked after enjoying several beers and a game of strip billiards, you say? The horror! (you can play strip anything if you put your mind to it)

Oh, hang on, there really is a debate happening in the national media about whether British newspapers should print said pictures or not. Of course, they would have done so without thinking twice about it, had it not been for that pesky Leveson Enquiry.

I don’t think he should be shot for it. I don’t think this means he has serious issues spanning from the death of his mother/pressure of being a royal/probably not going to be King. Getting pissed and getting naked is not really what I would consider unusual behaviour, and not even something that’s developed in recent years as people are apparently binge drinking more, and all the other dangers of modern living listed in social behaviour studies. I’m pretty sure boys at my primary school ran around with their trousers down at various play times. Unless they were putting brandy in the milk, I’m pretty sure that was just good old fashioned exhibitionism. Students in Sheffield used to partake in something called Pyjama Jump every November where ladies went out in men’s pyjamas, and men dressed in ladies skimpy nighties/underwear. This was banned in 1997 after several incidents with hypothermia – a health and safety issue rather than a public decency issue.

Does anybody actually want to see Prince Harry naked? I don’t want to sound like a prude here, but there is so much nudity available at every turn these days, I wouldn’t even call it news. Facebook, Twitter, celeb/gossip mags, tabloids, countless documentaries of Magaluff/Ayia Napa/Ibiza uncovered with drunk, naked Brits in every scene; you can’t move for arse and boobs.

If I had a quid for every time I’ve had a naked crowd surfer above my head, I’d probably get drunk and play strip billiards.

A Year Is A LOng Time In F1

Cast your mind back twelve months and note how things change. Last year we were bathed in sunshine whilst the Canadian GP start was delayed for several hours due to torrential rain. Jensen Button had problems in the pits but came through from last to overtake a spinning Seb Vettel on the final lap and take the chequered flag.

And this year? Europe is experiencing deluges of biblical proportions, the men’s final in Paris having to be finished off today, whilst several other sporting events have been delayed, postponed, or abandoned.

But in Canada it was beautiful. Jensen Button also suffered a reverse in his fortunes, not exactly starting from pole but finishing way down near the back of the grid. What a shame he seems to be so unflappable, a prize opportunity for a major strop having passed him by….

Last year Lewis Hamilton was showing how a strop should be done, seeking out Christian Horner to see if there was any chance of a seat in this year’s car. He was politely turned down and I should think he’s quite glad now, Red Bull are no longer the dominant force they were last year and Lewis claimed his first victory of the season, emerging from his second stop almost 10 seconds behind the one stopping leaders, but sailing majestically past them as their tyres began to fade.

Felipe Massa started well but then slipped down the field and Schumi recorded yet another DNF, despite his mechanics using the highly technical measure of bashing his rear wing with their fists in an effort to free his jammed DRS. I used to work for a chap whose favoured course of action when faced with anything mechanical was to hit it with a hammer. If he wasn’t dead I’d be thinking he’d got a new job working for Mercedes.

Grosjean hauled his Lotus into second place and I can’t see it being long before one or other of their drivers takes the chequered flag, and Sergio Perez had another excellent drive to take third, both of these drivers passing Vettel and Alonso in the closing laps.

All in all a good race with plenty of action, which is more than can be said for Monaco where the most exciting thing to happen was Martin Brundle being bundled into the swimming pool of the Red Bull yacht by Christian Horner as he interviewed race winner Mark Webber…

A Year Is A LOng Time In F1

Cast your mind back twelve months and note how things change. Last year we were bathed in sunshine whilst the Canadian GP start was delayed for several hours due to torrential rain. Jensen Button had problems in the pits but came through from last to overtake a spinning Seb Vettel on the final lap and take the chequered flag.

And this year? Europe is experiencing deluges of biblical proportions, the men’s final in Paris having to be finished off today, whilst several other sporting events have been delayed, postponed, or abandoned.

But in Canada it was beautiful. Jensen Button also suffered a reverse in his fortunes, not exactly starting from pole but finishing way down near the back of the grid. What a shame he seems to be so unflappable, a prize opportunity for a major strop having passed him by….

Last year Lewis Hamilton was showing how a strop should be done, seeking out Christian Horner to see if there was any chance of a seat in this year’s car. He was politely turned down and I should think he’s quite glad now, Red Bull are no longer the dominant force they were last year and Lewis claimed his first victory of the season, emerging from his second stop almost 10 seconds behind the one stopping leaders, but sailing majestically past them as their tyres began to fade.

Felipe Massa started well but then slipped down the field and Schumi recorded yet another DNF, despite his mechanics using the highly technical measure of bashing his rear wing with their fists in an effort to free his jammed DRS. I used to work for a chap whose favoured course of action when faced with anything mechanical was to hit it with a hammer. If he wasn’t dead I’d be thinking he’d got a new job working for Mercedes.

Grosjean hauled his Lotus into second place and I can’t see it being long before one or other of their drivers takes the chequered flag, and Sergio Perez had another excellent drive to take third, both of these drivers passing Vettel and Alonso in the closing laps.

All in all a good race with plenty of action, which is more than can be said for Monaco where the most exciting thing to happen was Martin Brundle being bundled into the swimming pool of the Red Bull yacht by Christian Horner as he interviewed race winner Mark Webber…

A Fistful of Dollars for a Few Dollars More

The world lost another 80’s icon this week in the form of Whitney Houston. However, what bothers me more is that a few days after reading of Whitney’s sad demise, I read that the remake of the film The Bodyguard has been given the go ahead.

Is it not enough that the music industry has been taken over by Simon Cowell and a string of one-hit wonders, who are basically a variation on a similar theme every year? Is it not enough that Simon Cowell is also partly responsible for a string of crap reality TV shows where people just want to become famous, although they’re not sure why? Is it not enough that young girls want to be a WAG when they grow up?

Apparently not. The lack of ability among film makers to come up with imaginiative and original ideas is becoming increasingly tedious. Films that were just fine the first time round and have achieved the status of classic do not need to be remade.

The Italian Job, Alfie, Oceans Eleven (the sequels of which were definitely not required there), Point Break, Dirty Dancing, The Bodyguard to name a few. I have a sinking feeling this trend will continue for a few more years to come. With the exception of Oceans Eleven, the ones I have witnessed have been a waste of time and effort and the money could have been put to better use setting up an ostrich farm, which is equally pointless but would create jobs and the end product would be high in nutrients at least.

Please don’t misunderstand me, in no way do I believe that The Bodyguard is one of the best films af all time. Give me John Hughes and Martin Scorsese any day. But we really don’t need to see it rehashed for the sake of a few bob, do we?