You Are All Selfish and Stupid


That is my opinion of the organisers and attendees at this illegal rave.

We are constantly being told that it is the older generation, including me, that are at risk, that we should be abiding by the social distancing rules and self isolating.

And yet this message is somehow lost on the young in this country. Although this incident was happening in Wales, it is just one of many that are happening across the whole of the UK.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-53964059?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=5f4bc30d95391c0663f22ff8%26Up%20to%203%2C000%20people%20at%20illegal%20rave%20in%20Wales%2C%20say%20police%262020-08-30T15%3A51%3A44.378Z&ns_fee=0&pinned_post_locator=urn:asset:a5277dc4-578d-4d5f-9144-a061256100bd&pinned_post_asset_id=5f4bc30d95391c0663f22ff8&pinned_post_type=share

The young quite happily ignore all the rules. They ignore the fact that anything they pick up, at these events and other such gatherings, will be taken home and shared with their friends and family. Shared with their parents and, possibly, their grandparents.

Ch Supt Simon Belcher says: “This type of illegal gathering is totally unacceptable and we are aware of the concerns it is causing for the local community.

“I would like to again remind people of their obligations under the current coronavirus legislation and the overarching goal for everyone to take personal responsibility by following Welsh government regulations to keep Wales safe.”

What is required is that the government give the powers to clamp down on these incidents and for the authorities to exercise those powers.

The message isn’t getting through. It is time to make examples of the organisers and the attendees.

Strikes So Many Chords


This article from ABC really did make me smile.

If you have ever had any of your kids return home, you will be able to relate to some, if not all, of the situations touched on in this article.

Please follow the link and see if it rings any bells in your household.

Opinion: I have a dilemma that has added a strange layer to self-isolation: adult kids http://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-10/coronavirus-empty-nest-full-again/12123600