Post by Sid Nuncius Post by Joe Kerr
Somerats might be entertained by the Dillie Keane view of the virus
Hmmm. I'm a big fan of DK and FA, but I'm not keen on this.
I don't think it's fair or helpful to accuse the government (or Cummings
personally) of actively trying to kill off the old. Does anyone really,
truly believe that? They've made a shocking mess of protecting care
homes, but I put that down to incompetence and perhaps (only perhaps)
caring less about protecting the elderly than others, possibly because
they're less economically active. To translate that feeling/possibility
into an accusation of wanting to kill off the old doesn't seem right to me.
God knows, I hold no brief for Cummings or any of that lot. I think the
man is unpleasant and a malign influence, I'm strongly politically
opposed to this government and think they're floundering in their
handling of Covid-19, but I don't think this is right - and it makes it
much easier for legitimate criticism to be dismissed as fanciful and unfair.
See what I did there?
Yes, I did see that - you didn’t Dillie or Dallie over it either!
I very much agree with your views as expressed above Sid; I don’t think any
right-thinking government would promote, encourage, assist, facilitate or
otherwise enable the passing of us elderly citizens into bucketry, but
equally well, I doubt they would go out of their way to offer additional
aid (in any form) above and beyond that which would appear fair. We still
have the vote (of whatever colour) and still pay taxes of various sorts;
perhaps we are now more of a ‘drain’ on resources due to state of health,
infirmity or whatever. Surely any country and government has a duty to all
citizens of whatever age/health to provide any assistance the country can
support and afford.