Public service used to be about looking after your population, your constituents. It used to be about putting public policy before personal and party interests, about accountability, humility and retiring in good order when the job is done without seeking personal advancement and riches for yourself or your colleagues. It used to be about financial probity and not taking any rash actions suggested to you by expediency and empty heads before you understand the consequences. An example is the Roman General-farmer Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, also quoted for other reasons by Mr. Johnson. Cincinnatus was recalled to serve the republic as he was tending his fields. He took the dictator staff that gave him absolute power and immunity, and then, having destroyed the Gallic menace in 16 days, he gave the rod back to the Senate and became a farmer again.
The serial revelations of the last year of the ‘management’ (forgive the term) of the Covid pandemic by our rulers have now shown up the baseness to which our human race can stoop to achieve control over us and cover their tracks.
We got Hancock regarding critics of his insane policies as enemies, modellers with a consistently poor record being sanctified, widespread theft and waste (wait until we publish some of the stuff – it beggars belief) and the luring of the subjects into a state of panic by Government and media to achieve control. Vital records have also systematically been erased to cover corporate backs and avoid the nuisance of FOI requests. Panicked elderly citizens were not enough to get the populace to accept lockdown, so the BBC was enrolled to put pressure on minors and young adults to lock up, vaccinate, mask and other evidence-free amenities when their risk of disease was close to zero, and none of the measures introduced had any evidence of transmission interruption. We have already pointed out to our readers that the BBC is untrustworthy; it will be even less reliable after being outed.
The unedifying expletive and deletive show among politicians and their cliques continues, laid bare by the WhatsApp messages that survived the nightly cull. In archaeology, they would be known as ‘residual deposits surviving later disturbance’, meaning what’s left of documentable and verifiable evidence after thieves, robbers and demolition squads have taken their toll.