First things first, we have had some good news, as the chemo has done good work and reduced my wifes cancer. No idea for how long, or how her long term outlook is, but she doesnt have to start any more treatment and has Christmas off! Yay, this is good news, and has made us all very happy.
However, talk of Christmas brings to mind last year, and the recent news of parties in the seat of power while we were all under lockdown has made alot of people very angry. I dont often write about my political views, and to be honest am not a big political person, but the hipocracy of our current leaders has made even me mad. Videos of government officials laughing about how they would cover up and answer questions about any illegal parties in Downing Street have come across with a real ‘we dont care about you’ vibe, and after the hardships of the last couple of years, which dont appear to be easing, must make their jobs untenable. Quite literally taking the piss, joking about a situation mos people were being deadly serious about. I’m all for dark humour, but read the room.
How can we be in a place where a serious allegation against the Prime Minister is being called out on I’m A Celebrity by Ant and Dec, where this then gets seen by thousands of people if not more, and yet still the government will brush it off by gaslighting the entire nation. George Monbiot in the Guardian called out the dangerous world we are living, and the path we are heading towards, and should be a sobering wake up call, to our opposition parties if nothing else.
I worry where our country is headed, the same as I worry where my family is headed. We should be looking out for one another, regardless of colour or creed, however our nation seems comfortable with refugees drowning in the sea off our coast, with Anti-Vax idiots allowed to spew their vitirol, while the leading politicians have affairs in the very offices they are supposed to be working in, while their PM can spend public money on his wifes new decor. And then when you throw in Boris Johnsons dad seemingly appearing every few weeks to give his thoughts (seriously did we ever hear from Camerons relatives, or Blairs mum?), I do wonder if I have slipped through a looking glass. We look at Russia as corrupt, but never imagined that could happen here. Surely the end of Rome is near?
I am going to see the Levellers tomorrow, and this song keeps popping up. Keep the faith.