Storm the barricades, Comrades!

I have made that choice. I have decided we are ruled by psychopaths.

I will refuse to comply with their wishes.

I will wear a mask.

I will do so out of respect for others.

I will do so to show I care.

I will do so as an act of political defiance.

Of course the actual government action is that you may or may not wear a mask as you wish. Rather than being forced, by government, to wear one.

So, Spudimir, when do we storm the Winter Palace?

We need to make the gesture. We need to show we care. We need to upset those who do not want us to wear masks. We need to build a better view of living. This small continuing protest will be a step towards doing that.

Tonight?

39 thoughts on “Storm the barricades, Comrades!”

  1. All Herr Oberst Professor Kartoffel is doing is showing everyone that he is nothing more than a virtue-signalling pillock. Like the drunk on a traffic island shouting at passing cars he is best avoided.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    Obviously he thinks reading comprehension is neo-liberal,Tory, subject and best ignored.

  3. I will wear a mask.

    I will do so out of respect for others.

    A gag would show more respect for others.

  4. “I will wear a mask”. Please do so. It makes it easier to identify the nutters and give them a wide berth (plus laugh at them…).

  5. Wearing a mask does harm to others (I’m not bothering with self-harm because I don’t care about him).
    – as mentioned above, it’s more difficult to recognize people on CCTV, which makes crime-solving more difficult
    – it gives cover to would-be bad actors. Before, if someone wearing a mask entered a bank, you could be relatively certain that he was not there to make a deposit. Now, he might just be a lunatic.

  6. In which Ritchie tries his hand at whitesplaining:

    As Gareth Southgate has patiently explained, the England team take the knee to show their commitment to equality, and to each other as a multicultural group, and to make a gesture in solidarity

    Except Gareth Southgate is a penalty-missing pussyboy and we already know that kneeling has nothing to do with solidarity, rainbows or fluffy kittens. If it was, that guy who hired a plane to announce “WHITE LIVES MATTER TOO” wouldn’t have been hounded out of his job.

    Right wingers are predictably feeble and stupid in talking about this stuff, too. Preferring the usual safe and soapy titwank of condemning “Marxism” rather than discuss the obvious: the purpose of BLM, critical race theory, crying about statues, decolonising what-have-you is about erecting a new racial hierarchy with whites at the bottom. They hate you, and they mean to do you harm.

  7. Let me supply the fitting peroration:

    “Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the disgusting Tory administration last for a thousand years, men will still say, “This was my finest hour.”

  8. The Meissen Bison

    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that wears his mask with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile.

  9. Dennis, On The Front Lines Fightin' Them Chlorinated Chickens

    Imagine being in your early 60s and thinking that your wearing of a mask in public will be recognized by all as an act of political defiance.

    Next he’ll be claiming that taking a couple of bags of trash to the curb on garbage day demonstrates his commitment to sustainable cost accounting.

  10. @M: 3. It makes life difficult for those with difficulty hearing, as lipreading through a mask poses certain problems…

    We need to make the gesture. We need to show we care.

    Has there ever been a more concise definition of the term “virtue signal”?

  11. I believe the standard timing is “As soon as this pub closes, the revolution starts”.

  12. As a further act of political defiance, may I suggest the ObergruppenKartoffelfuhrer wears a burka. And a blindfold. And a gag.

  13. Dennis

    That did make me choke on my coffee – superb! The entire post suggests the onset of a nervous breakdown is imminent. It could not happen to a nastier guy,

  14. Right wingers are predictably feeble and stupid in talking about this stuff, too. Preferring the usual safe and soapy titwank of condemning “Marxism” rather than discuss the obvious: the purpose of BLM, critical race theory, crying about statues, decolonising what-have-you is about erecting a new racial hierarchy with whites at the bottom. They hate you, and they mean to do you harm.

    No doubt some blacks feel that way, Steve. But they’re just suckers along with all the other useful-idiot favoured victim groups. They’ll be under the bus when something more useful comes along (see blacks vs hispanics in the US).

    The real enemy really is the leftist scum. It’s not blacks placing black people in 4 out of 5 adverts, it’s self-hating white Guardianistas. It’s not blacks letting hoards of blacks across the Channel, it’s self-hating white Guardianistas (Or Jews, if you’re Jonatahan). The Marxist parasites are everywhere they can do harm. They want you to focus your anger on blacks (and Jews). If you bend to their manipulation, all you’ll get is an ugly race war which the intact Marxists ensure you eventually lose (to Muslims, who will at least literally kill the Marxists).

    Hungary and Poland – leftists on the back foot and not the establishment. None of these problems.

  15. Typical for him, he changes his mind every other day. Some days ago he wore a mask and followed the “psychopath’s” rules. Today he is wearing a mask and disobeying the “psychopath’s” rules. The only thing consistent about PPP is that he is inconsistent.

  16. Can anyone detect whether this comment is sincerely meant?

    Caring for someone who is extremely vulnerable, I will not be able to go out after July 19 – I cannot risk contact with anyone who is now free to assert their right to infect others. Even my opportunity to wear a mask in protest has been removed, as I will not be leaving home.

    I know that Spud attracts people of low intellect but surely people this dumb don’t exist

  17. Having read the rest of the comments under Spud’s thread, I can see that there are some real nut jobs who are drawn to him. Truly jaw-dropping. Maybe enough to form a political party. When is he going to get a spot on GBNews?

  18. “I know that Spud attracts people of low intellect but surely people this dumb don’t exist”

    Oh yes they do. The BBC is giving full rein to them today:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-57643063

    The basic argument seems to be ‘I’ve got an serious illness that means I need to keep myself isolated from sources of infection, so everyone else must do the same’

  19. So he will show defiance against the freedom of choice by freely choosing. To each his own I guess.

  20. PJF – Should be pretty obvious by now that a huge swathe of brown people don’t like white people and no longer feel it’s socially necessary to hide it. But I’m not even blaming the negroes or that
    bugeyed, bulbheaded mutant at Cambridge and you’re right.

    Irregardless, it’s foolish to prattle on about how what Google, Microsoft, British Telecom, Samsung, the CBI, the FA, the Home Office, etc. etc. are doing is “Marxism”.

    We should call a spade a spade. They’re trying to South Africanise our society so that whites (not posh whites, natch) are a hated minority who are formally disadvantaged by policy and law. Kneeling is a sign of obeisance to black criminals. This goes in tandem with their other schemes to epater the proles, principally Cwimate Change and encouraging small children to experiment with crippling sexual perversions.

    It’s not meaningful or useful or persuasive to drone on about how this is “Marxism”. No dialogue is possible with our feral elites, anything that isn’t rabble rousing the plebs into getting lions is wasted breath.

  21. M said:
    “Wearing a mask does harm to others … it’s more difficult to recognize people on CCTV … it gives cover to would-be bad actors”

    More importantly it atomises society and makes voluntary interaction more difficult and less likely. However as it’s Murphy, that isn’t so much of a loss.

  22. Diogenes

    What struck me is that none of the posters seems to be a star of Adult entertainment, a member of the old GDR politburo or a Viz personality. All seemed deadly earnest about keeping restrictions apparently forever. Obviously this is by a country mile the worst government in recorded British history but the hilarious thing is it hasn’t done them any favours with the constituency they are trying to appeal to.

  23. “We need to show we care.”

    By wearing a mask you show you are caring for YOURSELF. You are showing that you have assessed the risk to YOURSELF and judged that the risk to YOURSELF of not wearing a mask is too high so have CHOSEN to protect YOURSELF by wearing a mask.

    I go through the identical process and judge the risk is minimal, and so CHOOSE to not wear a mask.

    What is it about people like Lord Spudcup who think the absense of compulsion is a compulsion to absent? “I don’t like not being forced to do something, wah! wah! wah!!!!”

  24. Really, has there been any braver statement since Luther said to Charles V at the Diet of Worms “Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise”? I don’t mind telling you he is giving me seriously damp panties.

  25. Dennis, Hunting Tigers Out In India

    The entire post suggests the onset of a nervous breakdown is imminent.

    It would seem that way. It’s the sort of thing that happens when you don’t get much meaningful human contact. Then again, I think we might be doing a disservice to the reputation of the nervous breakdown. Sure, he’s having one, but the manner of the breakdown has to do with the fact that these days he seems to be more an odd mixture of Rodrick Spode, Charles Pooter and Willam Macgonagall than the good old fearless, arrogant twat he used to be.

  26. Bloke in North Dorset

    Masks really have become an authoritarian’s dream. Their argument isn’t that I wear a mask to protect me, but that I wear it to protect them and therefore they get to decide where and when I wear a mask.

    The other problem is that they’ve turned the evidence argument on its head and claim it’s not up to them to prove masks work it’s up to us to prove they don’t.

    This is exactly why I was against making them mandatory in the first place.

  27. I am not a massive fan of the Ragging on Ritchie posts here, mainly because when I first started reading this blog I had a look at Spudville and thought it was clear, not so much from his posts, but his responses to comments, that he was really quite mentally unwell. So it has always been rather a waste of time to argue with or even mock him.

    In recent months, the little bits that Tim quotes have become nuttier and nuttier. The above, however, is proper full-bore howling mentalism; totally tonto. If he declared himself Space Emperor Napoleon Bumfart the Umpteenth and went to live in a tree from which he bombarded the unfortunate denizens of Ely with his own faeces, it would represent a move towards sanity.

    I think it’s time to retire RoR and find a new, more worthy, opponent. There is no point pretending the Spud might exert undue influence on the nation, there isn’t a party in the land which could work with him and I suspect that will soon apply to lefty charities and colleges too. Can you imagine him teaching a class in the state he’s in?

  28. @Jim – Jesus. I thought Spud was the apogee of lackwitted lunacy. The state of the fuckwits they interviewed. And presumably these were the ‘better’ ones to make the cut.

    clinically extremely vulnerable people – who number 3.7 million in England

    I bet they don’t. Nonetheless, that still makes them only around 5% of the population, so no reason for everyone else’s lives to be ruined.

  29. Dear Mr Worstall

    ” Birgitta says:
    July 6 2021 at 1:07 pm

    I fully agree with Richard’s splendid article above.
    We need to protest against this Conservative Party madness.
    Continue with masks and social distancing.

    Demand for ALL to receive two vaccinations, 12-18 year olds too.
    Then continue the research. Do younger children also need vaccinations in view of the latest type of Covid and mutations?

    Build vaccine factories instead of allowing Covid mutation factories to develop as a consequence of government policy…taking over in an exponential, evolutionary, malignant growth…”

    As I understand it, the vaccination programmes are exactly what we should not be doing. The normal evolution of a novel virus is to become more infectious and less deadly. Vaccines can turn this process around, allowing more deadly strains to become prevalent, possibly resulting in a human version of Marek’s disease in chickens.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marek's_disease#Prevention

    Mr Legiron has written on this over the past year and a bit.

    https://underdogsbiteupwards.wordpress.com/category/medical-shamanism/

    The Worldometer graphs for the UK for ‘cases’ and deaths currently show a striking disparity between them.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/uk/

    DP

  30. When I pointed out in after someone moaned about lack of masks (restrictions were lifted last week) that locally the odds of running into someone with Covid are over over 500-1 (and that’s being generous) and that infection requires 10-15 mins contact at least not just passing by, combined with chance of infection from asymptomatic being low all meant that people in many situations had a higher risk (breathing difficulties etc) from wearing a mask, not counting high vaccination rates etc. you’d have thought I’d recommended slaughtering puppies.
    Really is no sense of risk anymore, even funnier most of them didn’t believe the vaccine doesn’t specifically provide immunity (though you get some) but is designed to reduce risk of hospitalisation

  31. @ Van_Patten

    No one from Viz but another of the Lions 97 tour has made an appearance and proved that no matter how far over the top you go, if Spud thinks you are supporting him he’ll publish.

  32. Andrew C

    He arrived after I read the original but well done to whom ever that was- I think Murphy has claimed solidarity with the Valleys before. Tim, his later post on the government using division as a means of control contains nearly as many gems but you may view it as the equivalent of fish in a barrel given its the witterings of someone with transparently a very faint grip on reality…

  33. I will wear a mask.

    Forward to Victory Comrades!

    The People’s Mask is Deepest Red…

  34. @ PFJ:

    Hungary and Poland – leftists on the back foot and not the establishment. None of these problems.

    What else don’t they have? Governments that don’t grovel to Soros and the rest of the anti-White, anti-Christian, globalist lobby….

  35. There is no point pretending the Spud might exert undue influence on the nation, there isn’t a party in the land which could work with him and I suspect that will soon apply to lefty charities and colleges too.

    It would be nice to think so. But how do you account for SAGE and UCL tolerating Susan Michie, lifelong member of the Communist Party of Britain (and multi-millionairess, natch)? Someone found to have made an adolescent tweet saying Enoch wasn’t entirely wrong, or supporting Tommy Robinson – their feet wouldn’t touch, and no chance ever of an appearance on the BBC. But proclaiming that “Stalin did nothing wrong” is no bar to serene progress through academia or media appearances, apparently. Admittedly she isn’t (quite) as barking as Spud.

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