A rally against Covid restrictions at Custom House Quay, Dublin in August
For those about to lockdown.
He salutes you.
Gene Kerrigan, in The Sunday Independent, writes:
There are times when I envy the headbangers – those groups that promote crank politics in which everything is either deep state or fake news. Or both.
Their world is so simple. Everyone is corrupt except the people who claim everyone is corrupt.
It’s a lovely circular world, easy to understand.
Covid-19 has given them a fresh field in which to grow simple stories of deep corruption by hidden forces.
The rest of us strut and fret in a much more complex world. Which is why I envy the simple, clear and self-righteous views of the headbangers….
“Lockdowns alone will not work,” said WHO’s Mike Ryan, shortly after the coronavirus emergency began.
So the headbangers, in their simple world, left out the word ‘alone’ and shrieked: “The WHO said lockdowns don’t work, so Nphet is corrupt – see, everyone is corrupt.”
Maybe Tony Holohan wants to be Emperor of Ireland.
Maybe he’s been hiding a political ambition under that lifetime of public health work.
Perhaps he has a relative in Wuhan. Anyone check that out? Maybe the relative started the whole thing so Tony could become popular and…
Sorry, I seem to have inadvertently switched into headbanger mode for just a moment.
Also: any excuse.
Previously: Gene And Vincent