- Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:35 am
"The people who make up this current government were confronted with one of the worst crises we have experienced in living memory. Their instinctive response was not to come together and do what was best for the country, it was not to protect our citizens or our public assets, their very first instinct on realizing the scale of what was happening was to leave all of our established supply chains and major businesses holding their dicks without any information while they set about seeing just how deep into the trough they could shove their snouts before anyone complained.
The number of pretty major errors and scandals that occurred just in the first month or two, that now seem almost completely forgotten, is getting quite alarming. We still have this "tried their best" line to cover a government that sent infected people into vulnerable care homes without testing, that had our nurses dressing in fucking bin bags to cover for the lack of PPE, that scrapped the local authority test & trace right when it might have actually made an impact, that sat back for weeks watching the bodies pile up in Italy and just insisted the whole time there was no cause for concern."
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
- John Kenneth Galbraith