I have spent much of the day in front of the computer screen so this post may be short. If only I had established and maintained a streamlined online filing system life would be so much better. I spend hours searching for lost documents and pictures. Still.
Tomorrow I shall probably be glued to the news hoping the inauguration of Joe Biden will happen smoothly and peacefully, that the events of two weeks ago will be like creatures in a cheap B movie about Hallowe’en, sunk back into the ground with a ghastly but hammy sucking sound, and then swiftly forgotten.
Don’t call us, we’ll call you. And we won’t.
Reading reports it sounds as though all may be quiet, but unfortunately these abhorrent creatures will not have gone away, they will be waiting their moment. Maybe if the moment passes or seems never likely to come they will shake their head like characters in other B movies who wake and realise everything was just a dream, and resume lives as reasonable people. I hope.
Hope should not be sneered at. Sometimes it is all we have. It is easy to condemn those around Trump who are now coming forward and telling how it was for them. But being bullied is not an easy place to be, and who do you whistle blow to when your boss, the bully is POTUS?
For the UK government whose handling of coronavirus has been lamentable to put it mildly, the situation in the US must be a godsend. We are so glued to events across the pond the fall out from Brexit long predicted and as long scorned as Project Fear has begun. Naturally it is not the government’s fault. It’s the EU, those who voted Remain, the virus, who are to blame. Fish rotting because they cannot be exported? They are happy fish according Jacob Rees Mogg who cannot stop smiling now he knows his untaxed millions in the Cayman Islands are safe in from EU scrutiny. Happy fish. Ah well, that it makes it all ok then.
Although fishing has had a lot of coverage it is not the industry most hit by Brexit. many businesses who had followed the government’s guidelines to prepare or this momentous time have found the guidelines are not worth the paper they were written on. Rather like government promises. Remember this anyone?
Wouldn’t it be be better if people were to go into politics because they wanted to help the people of the country where they live and people around the world rather than see it as a career, a path to personal wealth and power, an extension of their already entitled lives? People like Jo Cox who was murdered by a member of the far right? I know who I’d rather see leading this country.
Stay safe. Keep well.