This piece was to be the opening of our November Newsletter but on reflection and following my beloved's eminently more level-headed advice, I decided not to risk it. Risk what though? Expressing thoughts seemingly contrary to the prevailing narrative? Alienating and possibly losing clients who hold a different opinion about the current status quo? Being something of a dilettante, both of those risks seem acceptable to me. Surely, this kind of thinking, being afraid to speak out for fear of personal loss, is exactly the aim of those who spend millions managing and polarising the mainstream narrative, and what keeps us all bent and ready to receive the next shafting?
However, although I know that Angie and I see the world in similar ways - one of the many reasons that I love her - I also know that she has a different relationship with her clients than I have with mine.
For this reason and the fact that our newsletters go out to a shared database, I am of course happy to share my thoughts by a much less In-your-face method.
This then is not intended to offend but is sent from my heart as a message of solidarity with those who are feeling gagged, marginalised, questioning their very sanity even. But as Angie pointed out we run a therapy business, not a political forum. So here is what you would have read, if my inner Che Guevara had won through
Now is the Winter...
...of our Discontent - or is that just me?
Forgive me for starting this newsletter with a rant, please feel free to scroll down - or unsubscribe, if it's not to your taste, but I'm finding it very difficult to write a nicey-nicey newsletter about wellbeing and our tiny little business when there's a herd of socking great elephants in the room!
I am wondering:
Who hasn't noticed how we are subject to ever-increasing censorship, more surveillance, emergency powers granted to law enforcers, and more freedoms lost? All, "to keep us safe" - from what? Certainly not the harmful effects of stress.
How is it that Big Pharma with its long history of criminal negligence and causing more human and animal suffering than it prevents, (look it up) are now telling humanity what is good for it? While corrupt governments and their advisory bodies like WHO, SAGE and the CDC all with big pharma share holders on their boards (look that up too) and, lie to us, manipulate the data, and then tell us they are just following the science. They are following the money folks!
How can we ignore millions of lives lost in continual wars meant to bring "peace and democracy" but which only profit the industrial and military complex? In this century alone it is estimated that the US Empire with its, military interventions both direct and indirect, its blockades, and deliberate starvation sanctions on countries that won't toe the line, is responsible for over 50 million deaths.
Do we not see our storytellers showing us only what benefits their owners, ramping up the fear daily, spinning 'utter madness' into 'normal', creating hero's out of murderers and vilifying and discrediting anyone who tells a different story.
Can we continue to believe that increasing numbers of poor, brave refugees displaced by war and deliberate economic manipulation are any less than us? That its their fault that they so desperately seek shelter, that they deserve somehow to be demonised, corralled, and turned away by so-called Christian west?
How are we allowing secret, non elected cabals, think tanks, and corporate lobbyists focussed solely on profit, to suck up finite resources, and cause a climate crisis that threatens every living thing* on the planet? - *all except that tiny minority with access to a bunker or a space ship to survive in
Are we really expected to believe that this is all to protect us from a virus, no more dangerous than any that humanity has survived in the past? Tragic as it is for those who have been effected the mortality rate is still less than 1% of the entire world population. So low that the WHO had to redefine what constitutes a pandemic (This too is a matter of public record)
Can we not see that we are being tricked into squabbling among ourselves about paper masks, skin colour, gender nuances, and religious differences while the world's billionaire class (that's the 0.00003% by the way) laugh at us. Calling for more austerity measures, while they find clever tax loopholes, and increase their collective wealth by trillions every year.
We are blessed with an amazing immune system that has evolved and perfected itself over millions of years to protect us from most of the things that nature can throw at us. (proven by the very fact that we are still here, over 7 billion of us) So why are they so desperate to repeatedly inject us all - even our children who are even more minisculey at risk than the average healthy adult?
Does it not challenge credulity, just a little, when asked to trust experimental vaccines, apparently scrambled together by criminal companies, now immune from prosecution and provably more interested in their profits than your health?
I am not against vaccines, but listen with an open mind, as I have to some of the many scientists, doctors, virologist and ex Pharma whistle blowers - all of course who have been labelled as dangerous conspiracy theorists by the MSM - and ask why these people ask risking their livelihoods to speak out. Maybe ask also why speaking out should even be a risk to livelihood?
Surely even the most law-abiding and Covid fearful among us have cause to be feeling just a little suspicious, concerned, disempowered, manipulated, cowed or at least somewhat discontented right now?
If so, in spite of what seems to be the prevailing majority opinion, please know that you are not alone. Whether you are Vaxed or non-Vaxed, don't let that be another dividing strategy. There is something very wrong with the balance of power in the world, you are not imagining it. Don't be afraid to speak your truth, we and millions of others stand with you.