the daily telegraph in its wisdom, Well I say ‘wisdom’, has decided to publish a story which exposes an elderly woman to mockery,and which also illustrates the utterly pathetic nature of modern British nationalism and its desperate attempts to weaponise bunting and to make everything about WW2 because that was the last, an indeed possibly the only, time that the British were unarguably the good guys, and even then that was only because the UK was up against the actual fucking Nazis. https://twitter.com/Telegraph/status/1319342959062622210 according to a woman, Maureen Eames, who was two years old duringWW2 ,we should notpay heed to Covid restrictions because during the war we were bombed in the blitz and we didn’t give in. We didn’t surrender then and we shouldn’t now. We went into shelters then we went back to work. That’s what we have to do now.” opined Maureen I believe that people made quite dramatic lifestyle changes during WW2, or am I missing something? and when they were told to put up blackout curtains and turn out the lights they didn’t take to social media to moan abut health and safety gone mad, although given that the lady in question was only two years old during the blitz, it’s likely that she personally spent the Blitz having a toddler’s temper tantrum when she couldn’t have what she wanted. Not only was Maureen a toddler at the time, but she comes from Barnsley, a town in Yorkshire which wasn’t actually bombed during the war so it is unclear on what basis she is being elevated by the media as a vcoice of authority. she wasn’t in the blitz and she was just a toddler but like a toddler is exactly how some supposedly adult people are behaving right now after being told that they cannae go to the pub, so they are following Maureen’s example after all But just not in the way the bunting fetish ists of the Telegraph imagined. but then the entire purpose of the British media these days, appears to be to find solutions to today’s problems in a war that was fought 80 years ago or failing that in a world cup match played in 1966 . I’m not really getting at Maureen here, Everyone is entitled to say stupid things, however the far greater stupidity belongs to a British media which is as desperate for a hit of WW2 nostalgia as a heroin addict is for their next fix and which uncritically and approvingly amplifies and propagates even the most inane and asinine reference to ‘Dunkirk’ spirit, nd which will not be deterred even when it risks undermining and weakening the vital public health advice which will ensure that as many of us as possible survive this pandemic .Even the most obtuse Telegraph journalist or BBC reporter ought to be able to grasp that the threat represented by coronavirus is not the same as that represented by the pissing LuftWaffe. no one in WW2 went “Oh that Doreen from Number 26 popped down the Post Office and now she’s come down with a terrible case of the Hermann Goerings, coughing up Messerschmidts all over the place so she is. Maureen’s inane Dunkirk spirit opinion is the kind of thing that in a more sensible media evironment would be elegated to the fa rend of Facebook along with the ramblings of your embarrassing racist Uncle, instead in Brexit Britain it gets published in a national newspaper and broadcast approvingly on the BBC whereupon Sarah Smith remarks that Maureen is ‘speaking for the nation. No she’s bloody not Sarah, she’s speaking for a BBC with a WW2 nostalgia fetish and which has a bloody orgasm every time it’s able to shoehorn in a reference to Spitfires. She is most definitely not not speaking for those of us who understand that this is a public health emergency and not an occasion for a WW2 British nationalist circle jerk that undermines vital public health advice. hopefully there will one day soon be a vaccine against Coronavirus, sadly there is no hope of a vaccine against the reflexive British nationalism of the BBC, there is however an off button and a waste bin in which licence fee reminder letters can be dumped. And that’s a remedy which will have to suffice until Scotland has a public service broadcaster of its own,and not one which has as its priotity, ramming a regressive an backward looking British ationalism down our throats, even at the expense of vital public Health information during a global pandemic. they are so desperate to foist their WW2 British nationalist nostalgia on us that they they will be telling us that the inane and asinine witterings of a woman who can’t even remember WW2 elevates her to the status of national treasure, and Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson will offer her an OBE in his next honours list in an attempt to distract us from his government’s rank failure to deal with th pandemic and the institutionalised and oh so very British corruption of a Conservative government which spaffs billions of pounds on clueless ‘consultants’ whose sole qualification is that they are married to or are pals with a Tory MP. while at the same time they allow children to go to bed hungry, and they preside over a 12billion quid so called track and trace system which is less effective than throwing darts at a dart board while blindfolded. But never mind any of that becauseVera lynn, bunting, we won the war, you know. I don’t know if it’s possible for a media to go senile, but the British nationalist press is showing all the signs. is lost in a reverie of former days while it ignores the urine dribbling down its leg.it’s a senile media for a senile British state,and the sooner Scotland consigns both to the history books the better we all will be.
typos, sorry, there’s going to be a lot of them while I learn how to type all over again, please be patient.
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