PLAYING THE BLAME GAME
In his article, They Will Lock You Down For Climate, Jeffrey Tucker refers to a massive scramble to “settle scores” in the US. But the US isn’t the only place that scrambling is occurring. The Blame Game is being played out elsewhere.
THERE’S MORE THAN ENOUGH BLAME TO GO AROUND
In the UK, the British Government – which made itself the laughing stock of the world over its Brexit shenanigans – is at it again.
Former PM Boris Johnson lost the support of his party, mainly over Covid and he bowed out. I think most people can understand that. The vacuum his departure left had to be filled, and it came down to a race between Truss and former Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak.
Sunak immediately began manoeuverings to distance himself from the covid decisions, most famously in an interview with Spectator, speaking out against the “fear narrative” and being critical of the public health posters showing Covid patients on ventilators. “It was wrong to scare people like that,” he reportedly says. He is also reported as claiming he was banned from discussing the negative side effects of lockdowns.
He needn’t be too concerned. As they used to say in the Supreme Soviet Presidium, there’s more than enough blame to go around.
Review Into Handling Of Covid Released
In Australia, a review into the handling of Covid has been released. The review found that “the Federal and State Governments failed the most vulnerable” with “ill-conceived policies and politically-driven health orders.” Amongst other criticisms.
Speaking on Sky News, Minister at the time and now Shadow Minister for Finance, Jane Hume, could have been auditioning for Dancing With The Stars, displaying an impressive quickstep technique. (Ref 1)
When asked what are the biggest lessons about what not to do in the future, Hume kept banging on about how well the Federal Government did from a financial perspective in short shrift and under immense pressure. She gave only passing acknowledgement that they would do things differently if a pandemic happened again (which she assured us it would), without providing any specifics as to what they would do differently.
What About The Lockdowns?
Challenged on “brutal lockdowns” imposed by the States but backed in by the Federal Government, Hume emphasised that “they were very much State calls,” pointing out that “Australians discovered for the first time the power of the individual State Premiers.” She also points out that “this was a time of great fear and uncertainty,” neglecting to mention that the fear was deliberately engendered by the government. She went on to throw some blame onto “modelling” and the health advice that informed their decisions.
We know all about modelling, don’t we? If you aren’t aware of how bad computer modelling is, read the section covering this in the article “A Climate Emergency Is Upon Us.” Alternatively, type “Neil Ferguson Computer Modelling” into any search engine and you will find a multitude of articles explaining how bad it was. Neil Ferguson’s computer modelling was the primary basis of lockdowns in the UK, France and New Zealand, amongst other countries.
Jane Hume pointing the finger of blame
European Countries May Get A Short Reprieve
I would think there would be similar happenings throughout Europe, although happily for them they may be able to use Ukraine as a distraction to delay recriminations for some while yet.
Tucker may yet be right in his Lockdown For Climate article:
“In the end, we’ll discover that no-one was to blame. It was all done by committees, no member of which bears any personal responsibility.”
Everybody Will Be Playing Musical Chairs
I can see this developing into a political version of musical chairs if the right questions get asked by the right people. Fingers will be pointing in every direction. Thankfully, we can rely on the mainstream media to sense any blood in the water and start a feeding frenzy, ignoring their own complicity in the whole affair. And I think the music is about to stop.
Brezhnev was right; there seems to more than enough blame to go around.