Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Living with the English Ruling Class Corporate Kleptocracy is living within an Abuse Relationship Dynamic, at scale..

"The grooming (gaslighting) of human vulnerability is one of most vile things any human being can do to another."

#JohnsonVariant


In this piece I want to describe what I see in 2020 England - that we are a population are enduring an abusive situation, which is similar in dynamic to that of a family living with an abusive parent where the parent dominates the household, where the members of the family cannot leave and are therefore forced to adopt distorted roles within the situation, where the parent denies the abuse, and gaslights the family members to deflect criticism, awareness and action to address the abuse.

Johnson is symptom, the problem lies deeper than him and his cronies. Living with the English Ruling Class Corporate Kleptocracy is living within an Abuse Relationship Dynamic, at scale. Robber Barons Magna Carta Libertarianism at it's worst.

The current political policy decision making system in England, as it stands, is not fit for a healthy 21st Century Democracy and  it cannot protect the people's human rights, or our right to health from an adverse Government. These two papers examine the Right to Health betrayal of this English Government.

https://www.hhrjournal.org/2020/11/the-right-to-health-in-times-of-pandemic-what-can-we-learn-from-the-uks-response-to-the-covid-19-outbreak/

"Using the UK as a case study, we examine critically the extent to which the government’s response to COVID-19 complied with the legal framework of the right to health. We review further key states’ obligations on the right to health and assess its suitability in times of pandemic. Finally, we offer some recommendations for an update of the right to health."

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2021.646285/full

"The concerns caused by the profoundly disturbing announcement of a herd immunity strategy in March 2020 (3) were worsened by the consideration that such medical strategy might have been shaped without peer review and adequate multidisciplinary input. This highly disputable decision supposedly was taken following the guidance of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergency (SAGE). The legitimate concerns were accrued by the perceived lack of transparency as the members of the group remained secret for a considerable length of time, being publicly revealed only in April 2020 (4). Unsurprisingly, the quality of the scientific advice to the British Executive Authority has been openly criticized by numerous professionals holding international reputation; to the extent of being publicly challenged by the spontaneous constitution of an alternative and independent advisory group (5). Such events remain unique to the UK"

They make it clear that democratic institutions in England have failed to protect the population.

October 2021 - Parliamentary Select Committee's on Health and Science issue a report excoriating the policy choices of the English Government in the early stages of the pandemic, but stop short of demanding accountability or change in the current status quo.

October 2021 - this article describes the English Government as a plundering entity.

https://99-percent.org/malice-in-plunderland-a-new-kind-of-government/

"although the Johnson government has been reluctant to spend even relatively small amounts on some issues – such as school meals for the poorest children during holidays, pay rises for nurses, or benefits for the poorest – they did not hesitate to spend money in large quantities on a new ’Royal’ yacht which the Royal family does not want (£250 million), on PPE (well over £1 billion), on the so-called “NHS test and trace” (£37 billion ) – when this spending was directed into the corporate sector, via a special VIP lane which crowded out experienced suppliers in favour of donors and contacts of ministers. As a result, much of the money spent was (from the taxpayers’ perspective) wasted.

Indeed, the government’s attitude to NHS spending – or indeed to any spending which can in some loose way be linked to the NHS – seems to be: “tax-funded spending is fine, as long as we can direct it to whom we want and as long as the tax burden does not fall on the wealthiest.

Taken together these all indicate a serious situation, where duty of care to the population is denied. To deny that duty of care to the population, whilst enriching associates, is abuse of power.

A healthy deliberative democracy involves the people as a whole, including our best experts and minds, as well as each and every citizen, active and engaged in policy design and implementation, nationally and locally, especially where it impacts our lives.

We, the ordinary people, have understood this long time.

We have the elements of a solution - we laid it out in some detail in 2006. Much of Corbyn's policy agenda was designed by people, by the Labour Party general membership working with experts in the various areas of concern, and Momentum's trajectory aimed to empower people in political decision making. Scottish Independence is driven in large part by the ill effects of Austerity, unjustly imposed by the few upon the many. They want to be free of such adverse imposition.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Power_Inquiry - making democratic power safe for people.

It doesn't have to be this way, The current situation is not inevitable, it is not set in stone, it is not inherent or innate to our humanity. 

Today we see the problem - in excess deaths, avoidable chronic disease, economic harm and expanding poverty, even as the class of millionaires and billionaires grows wealthier and politically stronger.

COVID19

The English Government's reliance on the Vaccine and their rejection of Elimination of Community transmission strategies is, in part, a tacit admission of a deliberate failure rather than incompetence. The English Government is quite clearly exploiting the situation to preserve their power, to enhance their personal and collective wealth and choosing, repeatedly, to let the 'herd take it on the chin.' This is abuse of power.

Under the guile of 'personal responsibility' they have withdrawn all support for limiting the spread of the virus. Even people who have been vaccinated will be exposed to the virus. Those who survive, survive. That is and has always been the plan. Herd Immunity via infection, mitigated by the Vaccine.

The people have not chosen this plan. The people have done as much as we could to stop the spread. 

Our behaviour has been communitarian, and the Government's ministers have behaved selfishly, arrogantly, dishonestly. The Government rejected the best strategy, out of hand, with no public discussion on the matter. 

Elimination Strategy Works Best.

Elimination of community transmission within any given population or district is the go to strategic policy - because it is a proven strategy. 1.8 billion people and their economies are being better protected by elimination of community transmission strategy than those that have allowed the virus to spread. It is a complex operation because it requires providing support to meet a wide variety of social and economic needs.

It is made complicated and rendered almost ineffective if tainted by considerations of retaining power and pursing economic gaming, as Test and Trace and as Crony Contracts for PPE and other kit have demonstrated.

Civil Liberties and Economics

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)00978-8/fulltext

"Among OECD countries, liberties were most severely impacted in those that chose mitigation, whereas swift lockdown measures—in line with elimination—were less strict and of shorter duration (figure). Importantly, elimination has been framed as a civic solidarity approach that will restore civil liberties the soonest; this focus on common purpose is frequently neglected in the political debate.
Evidence suggests that countries that opt for rapid action to eliminate SARS-CoV-2—with the strong support of their inhabitants—also better protect their economies and minimise restrictions on civil liberties compared with those that strive for mitigation."
Vaccine is not a stand alone protection.

Hoping that the vaccine will  resolve the epidemic and the pandemic is an admission of failure to pursue elimination of community transmission with the determination, resourcing and energy required.  It is allowing the virus to spread, for ideological and economic reasons and that is an abuse of power, a betrayal of duty of care. 

The work being done to develop vaccines is superb, and reveals a co-operative energy that is truly international and life affirming. Nonetheless, there are priorities being missed by the English Government, and their banking on the Vaccine as the get out of jail card in the future is reckless, callous and is not avoiding avoidable harms.


Duty of Care

I want to be really clear here - it is the duty of every nation, every government to eliminate community transmission of the virus within it's territory, not only to the people of each territory but also to every other state - knowingly exporting the infection is a breach of that duty of care.

New Zealand was completely free of the SARSCOV2 virus, (as I edited this in January 2021) and as such does not need the currently available vaccine, which is not, in any case, an immunity conferring medicine, as it is designed to attenuate the severity of disease post infection. New Zealand can maintain tightly quarantined borders, and their economy will thrive, even without international tourism ( a primary vector of global viral spread) - they have enough people to run an internal tourism that will benefit it's citizens hugely - it is important to put to bed the sanctity of the tourist industry at this time. Yes, by all means states must provide adequate support to workers in all areas afflicted, and the money creation systems must bend to that task, willingly and not as profiteers - the irresponsibility inherent in the UK allowance of unquarantined travel has given the world the Kent Variant, and indeed the Delta Variant, and the tourist industry has not gained by that at all. Delta and Tourism In October 2021 (as I update this piece) New Zealand are faced with an outbreak of Delta, which started in early August, arriving via a flight from Sydney. The New Zealanders are struggling to contain it, making slow progress. Some speak of New Zealand 'abandoning' Elimination Strategy. That is deliberate misinterpretation of what New Zealand's government and people are doing. They have made ground, but are facing another surge of cases, which they believe to have arisen from non compliance of a few people. The ill effects of misinformation misleading the few undermine the whole. They are still intent on stopping community transmission, and maintaining vigilant over sight and the capability to get on top of localised outbreaks, bearing in mind the development of Vaccines and the emergence of Delta. They are pushing ahead with a rapid vaccination program. They are still focused on their primary duty of care for the health of the population. We in the UK, on the other hand, have lost ground by a deliberate lack of attention to duty of care.

By all means we must pursue the vaccine trail, but surely we must not let it be said that elimination was not given the fullest possible resourcing - let it not be said "we will open up, and take whatever casualties arise", because we have a vaccine.

Let us do everything in our power to protect our populations and our economies at the same time - this does not have to be an either or situation, indeed justice suggests it must not be so. 

The Public Discourse is not truthful.

The news media, the press, the broadcast news are not being honest. There are ample cases of gaslighting, misleading disinformation, outright lies in all our News and Press Media and in Government communications.

There is no community without honesty and transparency.

The relationship between Establishment /Government and the people of the UK, and in particular the people of England, as it stands today, is abusive.

It's a scaled up, institutionalised version of the abuse family dynamic. We can see various roles being played out by the key sectors that  function to keep the family together, that maintain the status quo.

What role do each of us play in this dynamic?

Bearing in mind these roles, these behavioural patterns, are imposed by the abusive situation, and they are, within the family, survival strategies, as well as part of what enables the family system. They are mostly not consciously chosen, but are places the abused go to in order to hold some degree of psyche-level stability, and attempt to survive the situation.  Sometimes people will adopt or be forced to act out more than one role.

At the institutional level, that distinction is no longer applicable - institutions are engines, agencies of intentional action.

So here's a few suggested markers, and I'd be happy to read critiques of these to refine this study...

The Abuser  - Boris Johnson and the Cabinet, The English Establishment of Power, Oligarchy

The Enabler  - The right wing media, the left wing media, the centrist media, the Churches, Parliament that refuse to speak the whole truth.

The Hero - Idealised images of Nurses, Policemen, Troops, Doctors - Personalities such as Farage, Rees-Mogg, Tommy Robinson, National Icons that distract from the wounds by claiming British 'Spirit' etc..

The Scapegoat - Immigrants, the poor, the low income workers, the Blacks, the Browns, the Whites, the China Virus

The Lost Child - The Establishment Arts that refuses confront the truth, Britain's Got Talent, people groomed by Conspiracy Theory, Cultism etc..

The Mascot - The Queen, The Flag, The Establishment Arts, Parliament

These are all wide generalisations, and there needs to be a discussion around how truthful each of these elements of our Society are, in the face of this immediate situation.

Adding nuance, it is fair to point out that whether one chooses Left, Center or Right, within a Violent Hierarchy, it is still a Violent Hierarchy. That is a core truth that remains taboo. Rejecting elimination strategy was and is act of violence. Nobody wants to speak or write about this in the public domain.

We must break that taboo.

Or are you, like me, one of the innocent: victimised citizens, born into this mess, and trying to live as honestly and as harmlessly as possible?

Are you one of us, the ones who didn't f*ck it up?

Here's a very cool, comedic, musical reminder of who you are, where you are and what we are dealing with.

Enjoy, then read on.




How do we shift out of these situational roles?

How do we help unf*ck this situation?

The situation - State level lethal domestic abuse.

Recent past 120,000 avoidable excess deaths due to Austerity - a policy based on a fundamental lie - since 2010, a situation the UN described as an abuse of Human Rights.

65,000 excess deaths due to the epidemic, at the time of writing, the majority of which could have been avoided.

Deliberately punitive and harmful policies protected by lies, masked by manipulation and and covered up with misleading information in news media and by Government.

Online political and marketing grooming, playing on people's fears and prejudices, deliberately exacerbating cognitive biases to generate extremist positions within the population in order to exploit that social division.

Brexit.

These are all wilful harms, caused by political grooming gangsters.




Forcing children into un-safe 'covid-ready' schools in order to push parents back to work, in order to reduce furlough in preparation for a second peak, a shut down, business collapse, and then offering Universal Credit in place of furlough to a traumatised workforce. 

Gaslighting and emotional black mail the chosen strategy of the Education Secretary to get the schools re-opened. The Shadow Minister for Education who opposed opening in un-safe fashion, who supported teachers Unions, removed from position using a false accusation of anti-Semitism.

The Education department confirming a day later that parents holding their children back from returning to School in September will be fined.

Encouraging irresponsible behaviour - the purpose of the Cummings Road Show - in order to then blame the people for the surge in community transmission of the virus.

Stanley Johnson's rule breaking visit to his Greek villa. The rules and regulations to protect the people and the economy are for ordinary folk, they are for the plebs and they are not for the likes of Johnson, and Cummings who married into the aristocracy, whose wife's father claims to be genetically superior to ordinary folk.

A publicised behaviour that is designed to elicit the logical and obvious complaint that 'it's one rule for them and another for us' which then becomes the excuse for irresponsible behaviour, which once it is engaged in, cannot be withdrawn. But the ordinary folk can then be used as scapegoats, to let the Government that has abused the population off the hook.

Deliberate action by a man known to be a master baiter, a master at manipulation of cognitive bias in target groups as a means to winning elections.



Opening pubs when the virus is still at large, with tens of thousands of new confirmed infections weekly, more than a hundred deaths daily, with infection rates static rather than falling across the country, and surges in a number of areas. The risks are real.

How many others will one person, unaware of their infectious status, infect in a pub or restaurant  environment? The Government said fire ahead, so you and I cannot blame that unawares person. But the Government will. They will blame ordinary folk for not using 'common sense'. They will not take any responsibility for any adverse outcomes.

Across Europe most countries have mandated strict regulations governing people's behaviour regarding managing the risk where they have opened up. The UK has nothing in place approaching those countries. Nobody in Europe is complaining about their freedoms being limited. Most ordinary folk across Europe are looking at the UK in utter dismay and horror.

The Prime Minister in parliament suggesting to concerned MPs of coastal and beach towns that "they should show some guts and support the opening of their beaches, to help the economy" in a week where half a million people thronged at seas side towns, leaving rubbish all over the beaches, bringing drunkenness, aggression and anti-social onto the streets at night. Bullying is as bully does.

The UK Government are abusing the population. Their deliberate action and chosen policies have led to 65,000 avoidable deaths in 4 months. Millions of job losses remain on the cards, all of which was  avoidable. New Zealand had the same information at the same time as the UK Government, and they have eliminated community transmission of the virus, had a minimal death rate, minimal infection rate and are now out of lock down, safely. UK Government has no excuse. They chose to abuse the people. Why?

Whatever, can we just put a stop to this abuse, and work out what happened later, after we have arrived at the happy state that Vietnam and New Zealand have demonstrated is possible?

I wish someone would say that, out loud.

"We are living with an abusive PM, and abusive Cabinet, an abusive Advisor, and abusive Government Ministers, and it is lethal."

Can we say that, out loud?

Vaccine is irrelevant

I have been criticised by many for my stance on Corona Virus. Not least by people who are focused on the Vaccine as a solution or as a problem (Bill Gates being a bad actor etc).

I have made it very clear that the vaccine route is already an admission of failure.

I have made it clear that elimination of community transmission is the only safe, proven long term protocol that we have right now.

I have made it clear that this is a question of will, it is a matter of intent and the provision of funding and resources to where they are most needed - that the present spread of this virus is not an inevitability.

There is more than enough wealth and resources globally to eliminate community transmission, and to set up vigilant systems to eradicate the virus in any given population.

Every country has a duty of care to all others, on it's borders or throughout it's holiday destinations, to prevent the spread of community transmission. The UK has not only failed to meet that obligation, it has consistently refused to do so. In the end, events will force it to take that action.

I am more concerned about 'The Vaccine Solution' than most anti-Vaxxer, anti-Gatesers in that I urge solid, evidence based proposals on how to deal with the epidemic locally, and globally, using proven zero community transmission strategies now. Yesterday was already too late. Today is not too late.  We are along way from the exposure that would generate 'herd immunity'...

The anti-Vaxxer anti-Gatesers are against the Vaccine for reasons of political, ideological and belief systems,  rather than reasons grounded in epidemiology, public health, social material outcomes and the practical work of saving lives, right now, starting to day. If a useful, efficacious Vaccine emerges, then that is superb, and I support that. If it is exploited to avoid other necessary action, then that is abuse. If the first wave of vaccinations is an experiment, then we need to be told so.

If anything the irrational stance of anti-vaxers and UK Government alike lend themselves to more avoidable deaths, in that both avoid facing the practical realities of implementing elimination strategies, because they are keeping the vaccine hype, hope and horror narratives up front, when what should be happening is that the elimination narrative ought to be front and foremost in all public discussions on Corona Virus, because it effing-well works. 

Excuse the expletive, the issue is that intense. People are dying, people's economies are being broken, there is sadness, grief and pain across this land.

So unless my various critics can add to my thesis on how practical it is to eliminate community transmission and in due course eradicate the virus, then they are wasting my time, wasting their own time, and adding to the problem rather than helping to resolve it.

Elimination of the virus is both practical and possible, in every country on Earth. All that is missing is the will to make it so.

Live Data as part of an Elimination Management Protocol.

In Croatia, the government daily briefing includes detailed information on the national test, trace and isolate strategy. The public is informed about the exact locations of positive cases, how many people were tested and how many contacts were placed in isolation as a result. This has been happening since the first patient was tracked at the end of February. Like New Zealand, Croatia also announced reaching zero cases on June 11. Some local outbreaks followed, but the death rate remains low.

In Spain there are infection case maps available for the whole country and for each region and local area.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/europe/spain-coronavirus-cases.html

A well informed, engaged population is a key element to any elimination management strategy, something completely avoided in the UK. I suggest that deliberate lack of clarity is abusive.



There is no good reason whatsoever, bar deliberate government policy, why such detailed maps have not been up and running for the UK since March 23rd. To deliberately keep a population so ill-informed of a genuine public health risk is abuse. There is no other way to state the position. It is abuse if one is aware that any given inaction leads to harms being caused, and one continues to not act when one could act and prevent those harms.

Here's my song about Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand vs UK Government Policy, which I wrote before they had eliminated community transmission, which I KNEW was going to be effective, because I had studied the evidence in some detail.

stop the spread, spread the love.


and this I wrote after Johnson's May 10th classic passive aggressive management speech...




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Corneilius

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