Repeated polling has tried to paint a picture of everyone in the UK being terrified of the flu like little girls, and wanting to be safe forever and ever, and ever.
What is not clear is if these polls are actually real, or if they were just fabricating consensus. People tend to go along with what is popular, so the media tries to manipulate them by giving them the impression that everyone is doing the thing they want them to do. Furthermore, who knows if the polls are even accurate.
What if there was a better way to measure lockdown enthusiasm?
The originator of the weekly “clap for carers” has said next Thursday’s show of support should be the last, amid concerns the event has become politicised.
Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in south London, said she was “overwhelmed” by the support for the ritual, but it was better to stop while it was at its peak.
She said: “I think it’s good to have the last of the series next Thursday, because to have the most impact I think it is good to stop it at its peak.”
“Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised. I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clap to be negative.”
How could clapping about being placed under indefinite house arrest become negative?
Are people not good boys and girls?
In case you are wondering who could have thought up this collective ritual of self-denigrating submission, just imagine a woman so facially deformed that she couldn’t even base her identity around slutting, and so must instead define herself as a very, very good girl.
Then, imagine her clothing color and her very hairdo jumping out of the screen to assault you with infectious, retardedly forced optimism, as her eyes bulge out at you, as if to accuse you of insufficient enthusiasm.
It’s exactly what you would expect.
Millions of people across the UK have regularly paused to applaud frontline NHS staff, carers and health workers since the coronavirus outbreak.
People have gathered in their gardens, balconies and on street corners, sometimes playing instruments or bashing pots and pans, to create a visual and audible show of support.
Next Thursday will be the 10th weekly event, which was started as the UK went into lockdown in March and has been joined by members of the royal family, the prime minister and celebrities.
But it has divided opinion: while some feel empowered and encouraged by the gesture, others think it is patronising, particularly in light of the government’s decision, later reversed, to continue charging overseas health and care staff for using the NHS.
This is the strongest possible indicator that people are fed up with this life-destroying hoax, because it cannot be faked. They clap or they don’t, and it can be recorded. I do not know any normal men who are still hysterical about the flu at this late stage of the hoax. At this point, it’s only women and men who are so feminized as to be blurring gender lines.
Naturally, if you are around this ritual, you should consider taking the opportunity to boo loudly. I would assume that some of this was already happening. It is not something I would expect the press to cover, but it would explain why they want to pull the plug.
For as long as the ritual continues, patriotic Britons may consider the possible application of any loudspeakers they might have – to the extent permitted by all laws, ordinances, and loicenses.
At the very least, there must be more and more people who are refusing to clap. That may seem like a small thing, but in healthier times, not clapping was a thing that could escalate very quickly.