"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced" - James Baldwin
Sunday 10 May 2020
Trashing the Country
Mason in the Guardian writes, “The
decision to set out an ambition to reopen schools and some shops in
June and some hospitality venues in July – without the epidemic in
care homes and hospitals yet under control – also shows Boris
Johnson has also been swayed by the hawks in his cabinet.’
I wouldn't give the man credit for anything more than being swayed by a personality shaped by membership of the Bullingdon Club in Oxford forty years ago.
woman said: “Thewhole culture was to get extremely drunk and exert
vandalism. Every time someone was elected, they had to have their
room smashed to pieces. People talk about the Bullingdon Club
‘trashing’ places, but it was serious criminal damage.”
former member told The Daily Beast how they sprayed the walls of the room of the person they were
initiating into membership with champagne, tearing photographs, and cutting
An 'initiate' classmate of Johnson told how he endured the ritual.
At the end of it, he shook Johnson’s hand, was congratulated and
told, "you have been chosen.”
“We always hired whores,”he
added,“but there is not really much point in hiring a prostitute if you
consume two bottles of champagne.”
as Prime Minister, Johnson is exerting vandalism on a far greater scale
and trashing the whole country. In following the 'hawks' he is no longer spraying walls with
champagne, but our lives with death.