Wed Jan 26, 2022 12:28 pm #1895787
eltonioni wrote:Flyin'Dutch' wrote:eltonioni wrote: We're way off topic, but since you asked this article popped up on The Times' website.
I appreciate that's quite normal on much of the Continent, I just didn't appreciate that saying it was especially controversial.
I am sure you appreciate that your explanation brought out a laugh out loud moment.
Did you have the laugh over a congenial cappuccino with your unvaccinated pals at the café?
No? There's the difference. Needlessly and cruelly eliminating the most basic civil liberties of a sub group has once again been normalised in some places. History repeats itself all too often and people think they are on the right side of it at the time, only for their decedents to be aghast at what they did to others.
You do remember posting this then
"You edited this bit out > . I might not have been entirely serious on that occasion.
The thing is, if instead of a pointless and ineffective lock down of the entire nation back in March last year we had quarantined the elderly and vulnerable we would not have had the death toll we've seen.
It might feel unfair to those groups watching everyone else going to the pub while they stay indoors waiting for the next free Waitrose delivery, but life is unfair sometimes, and not half as unfair as a needless death. The upside is that the rest of the population would have got on with something that resembled normality with little to no effect on the NHS or the nation's finances and our children wouldn't have suffered what will be life-changing damaged education and social development... and we haven't even begun reaping the rewards of virtually shutting the NHS for everything but Covid for a year.. "
so locking up a subset of the population was good enough for you then
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