"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Friday 10 April 2020
Take it on the Chin
like Boris Johnson and Donald Trump don’t realise that their hubris
will not keep them free from sickness and death. And when they do get
sick some people say, ‘he is just a human being like the rest of
us’ and we are no longer allowed our criticism of them.
Johnson told us that we would have to suffer our loved ones ‘dying
before their time’ as they took their ‘last gasp’ while the
nation ‘took it on the chin’. I don’t want anyone to ’take it
on the chin’, not even this awful man. But in or out of hospital he
is not ‘just a human being’ but someone who remains responsible
and accountable for much suffering.
brain haematoma op was carried out by a Nigerian, my heart surgery by
an Egyptian, my nurses were from Manila to Madrid to Manchester. I
expect the health workers caring for the PM have similar backgrounds.
am past words for our so-called 'government'. So, fewer words more