Passing Observations 62

This is a long standing series of small items which have caught my eye or mind and which seem relevant, startling, amusing or all three. Occasionally, items which appear here may return as a longer piece. Mostly they will not.

  1. Bill Gates has boasted that investing in global health organisations aimed at increasing access to vaccines creates a 20 to 1 return. He’s said his foundation invested a bit more than $10 billion in the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations and others and he told CNBC that the investment has yielded $200 billion.
  2. When, in 1988, I managed to force the Government to introduce new controls on benzodiazepine tranquillisers I thought I’d managed a small and rare victory. But the new controls were ignored. Doctors obeyed the drug companies and carried on as before. The entire medical establishment became merely an arm of the pharmaceutical industry. When I wrote my book The Medicine Men in 1975 I asked how a profession could call itself a profession when it took orders from a trade. The answer is: it cannot.
  3. I find it extraordinary that so many people cannot see that we are moving rapidly and inexorably into a world where every aspect of our lives will be controlled by bureaucrats, state functionaries, security officials and others obeying orders handed down from the world’s oligarchs, the billionaires, the power and money drunk politicians and their compliant advisors. Traditionally, in civilised societies, citizens were allowed to do everything that was not forbidden. In the New World Order, citizens will only be allowed to do what is allowed. This is, of course, the policy favoured by the EU (a forerunner of the Agenda 21 future we face) and it is one of the main reasons why Britain did not fit well into Germany’s New Europe.
  4. During the Brexit campaign in the UK, the BBC made it clear that it longer considers that it has a duty to remain fair and even-handed or to provide a balanced view. The BBC’s enthusiasm for the EU was so obvious that even some of its supporters must have been embarrassed. That same one sidedness, and refusal to countenance proper debate means, for example, that the BBC is now totally committed to the theory of global warming, despite the lack of science behind this curious quasi-religious enthusiasm. The extent of the way the BBC has been bought can be seen from the fact that only BBC journalists are exempt from the strictest rules controlling the movement abroad of those in the media. The BBC is a State Propaganda Unit in Stalin style.
  5. The people controlling the system are not inept or incompetent. They are deceitful, devious and far more wicked than anything most of us have ever come across.
  6. When I was a GP, I worked as a police surgeon for some years. I have met, examined and interviewed a number of murderers. I never met any as evil as the deceitful and devious politicians, scientists and doctors now determined to destroy everything we value – for power and money. Make no mistake about it, the end of civilisation is coming towards us at the speed of light. Many people find it difficult to cope with the world because those we were taught to trust (doctors, policemen, etc.) have betrayed us totally.
  7. In Australia, scientists bred a dairy cow with no horns. Unfortunately the cows DNA included DNA from a type of bacterium. So, technically the cows were part cow and part bacterium.
  8. Practitioners of oriental medicine in general, and Chinese medicine in particular, tend to strive to treat every infection in a holistic way. If a patient has an infection, for example, they will assume that the pathogen is not the direct and sole cause of the disease but that its ability to infect the body is merely a symptom of some internal imbalance; a consequence of a disrupted physiological or psychological homeostasis. If the infection is to be treated properly then the underlying imbalance must also be put right. Simply attacking the pathogen will provide only a short-term solution. In modern, orthodox medicine western doctors treat infectious diseases by attacking the pathogen which they believe to be responsible. They do not consider that there may be other factors involved. They do not consider that an infection might have taken hold because the body was weakened in some way and they do not realise that attacking only the bug is effectively treating a symptom rather than a cause. In fact it isn’t only Chinese practitioners who take this holistic approach. Animals do it too. They know that they are more susceptible to infection during times of drought, famine and overcrowding when their bodies are under stress. Their response to infection is far more sensible than our own.
  9. I feel dilapidated these days. My eyes are going, my hearing is poor, I wobble and I fall asleep in the evening whenever we try to watch a DVD. I think perhaps this is what old age means.
  10. We were going to have the outside of the house painted but I think we will leave it looking scruffy. If we have it painted there is a risk that we will look falsely prosperous and a good target for burglars. We had a new mattress delivered a couple of months ago and the men who delivered it looked distinctly dodgy. Their eyes were everywhere. We did our best to convince them that the house was multi-tenanted and that the other residents were simply out for the day.
  11. I chopped down the remains of the dead conifer today. Well, actually, there wasn’t room to get an axe to it so I had to use a saw. But the tree is down and burnt. When I’d finished there were a good many bits of twig and dead conifer lying on the ground. I watched a squirrel search through the debris looking for anything edible or useful for lining his dray. As he pushed aside the unwanted bits and pieces, he reminded me of an eager buyer at a rummage sale.
  12. I had a huge bonfire and burnt a laptop which doesn’t work. This is the safest and greenest way to dispose of such a thing. It makes it impossible for anyone to take material from the hard drive and is therefore, far more effective as a security measure than any piece of software ever devised. There is surprisingly little left when a laptop has been burnt.
  13. This evening I saw a headline in a newspaper which said: `If you push hard enough you can achieve anything’. The quote came from a young jockey who had apparently had some success. This nonsense is often uttered by young people who have achieved something laudable. The claim is, of course, absolute nonsense. There are many people who push hard all their lives and yet, through a lack of luck and opportunity, achieve very little. And it is nonsense to say that simply by pushing you can achieve anything. I find this youthful conceit offensive and I doubt if I am alone in this.
  14. Antoinette had a great idea this evening. I have sent my play about Mrs Caldicot to a number of theatre managers and artistic directors. Most of them didn’t bother to reply. The few who did were mostly complimentary but committed to producing classic plays or plays by modern playwrights with a reputation or plays by their chums or plays that confirmed to the guidelines to produce only ethnic drama. My play is about elderly, white people and doesn’t stand much of a chance in the world of politically acceptable New Theatre. So the play sits in a drawer doing nothing and going nowhere. `Why don’t we produce it ourselves?’ asked A. `You could rent a local theatre for a week.’ Within minutes the idea had exploded into a real possibility. And since neither of us has any experience in producing or directing a play why don’t we use a cast of enthusiasts who have never acted before – or who have only had minor roles? And why not arrange for a TV company to film the whole thing. Wouldn’t that make a terrific reality television series? I think we have a plan for the year 2022.
  15. We had slugs in the conservatory again. We have a plague of slugs. We pick them all up and put them out into the garden. I think we are probably all playing some sort of game. Maybe I should mark the slugs to see if the same ones keep coming back again. Many years ago I lived with a cat called Alice (she co-wrote a couple of very successful books – Alice’s Diary and Alice’s Adventures) who used to bring an endless variety of wildlife into the house. One of her favourite presents was a lizard which she used to catch from its home in a stretch of dry stone wall and bring into the kitchen. Early on in this strange relationship she bit off the lizard’s tail and I found the two halves moving about separately on the floor. I picked up both halves and put them back on the stone wall. I couldn’t possibly bury a tail that was still moving. After that it was easy to identify `Stumpy’ when Alice brought it back into the house. The poor lizard never grew a new tail but the stump healed quite nicely and the creature seemed to get about perfectly happily though it was, of course, now just two thirds of its previous length.
  16. Apropos of nothing it occurred to me today that the only people who never worry about their sanity are the folk who are seriously insane. If you know that you are Napoleon Bonaparte or Jesus Christ then you have no room for other outside worries. Oh, and cretins probably don’t worry overmuch. Maybe those accepting the New Normal fall into one of these two categories.
  17. Today, I read a beautifully illustrated copy of `Wind in the Willows’. It is, of course, a book for children but it’s beautifully written and it’s well over 65 years since I first read it. The first verses I ever learned were those of the song `Ducks’ Ditty’ from the book. Kenneth Grahame, the author, worked at the Bank of England and wrote the book as a series of letters which he posted to his son Alastair who was being looked after by a governess. (There is some mystery about where Mrs Grahame was at this time. Some say she had died and others that she and Mr Grahame lived apart.) Fortunately for the world, the governess who read the instalments to Grahame’s son had the good sense to keep all the letters. On the surface the book is just a wonderful story but it contains, hidden in the text, much advice about life from a loving father to a young son. The one oddity about the book is that the characters move from being animal size to being human size and this always causes illustrators no end of trouble. Alastair committed suicide while an undergraduate at Oxford and Kenneth Grahame was so distraught that he never wrote anything else.
  18. I see the BBC is making a drama out of Jimmy Savile’s life. It will be interesting to see how much blame the BBC takes for what is alleged to have occurred. I saw at first hand the power Savile had at the BBC. I went to record a programme in a BBC studio and found it absolutely thick with cigar smoke. It was almost impossible to breathe. The stub of a huge cigar sat in an ashtray. I was slightly surprised because the whole building was strictly `no smoking’. The producer accompanying me apologised profusely. `I’m afraid Jimmy Savile used this studio earlier,’ she said. `And he insists on smoking his cigars.’
  19. Thanks to the crazy pseudo-environmentalists and the mad politicians whom they’ve convinced to stop oil companies looking for more oil (or accessing the stuff which has been found) the price of oil is going to soar. Countries all over the world have pledged to stop using fossil fuels with absolutely no idea of how they are going to find sufficient energy to replace oil and gas. The result is going to be a shortage of oil. And those who have the stuff will be able to charge pretty well what they like.
  20. Managers of Dartmoor National Park are considering stopping `wild camping’ there. Dartmoor is the last National Park to allow wild camping. This fits the Agenda very well.

Vernon Coleman’s latest book is called Endgame: The Hidden Agenda 21. The book explains how we got here, why we got here and where we will end up if the resistance movement doesn’t win the war we are fighting. `Endgame’ is available on Amazon as a paperback and an eBook. Vernon Coleman’s first book about the covid hoax - Coming Apocalypse – is still available. It was published in April 2020. The book summarised what had already happened by then and what Dr Coleman believed was about to happen. If you read it you can check how accurate he was.