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Masks of Benevolence: the art and times of Bob Moran  

KB Goldtooth

All artwork courtesy of bobmoran.co.uk

In September 2021, Bob Moran – then busy balancing his unlikely dual roles of Chief Political Cartoonist at the Daily Telegraph and Unofficial Cartoonist Laurette of the Great Awakening™ – got into trouble.

This trouble ultimately resulted in his losing his job (the Telegraph one, that is), forcing him to think of new ways to support his young family.  
 
Many celebrated his fall, including some of his Telegraph colleagues. These had been leaking their discontent for some time. A year earlier, the first in a series of reports had appeared in Private Eye:

Hacks at the Daily Telegraph are increasingly horrified by their main political cartoonist, ‘Bob’, aka Bob Moran – not so much for his cartoons as for his noisy presence on Twitter, where he has become a hero to Covid sceptics and anti-vaxxers…” 

 
Meanwhile, for the average normie, Bob’s sacking (if they noticed it at all) likely seemed well-deserved, having resulted from a reasonably rough Twitter skirmish with a model citizen of technocratic progressivism, Dr Rachel Clarke.  
 
An active doctor in palliative care and COVID wards, Dr Clarke was also a best-selling author of three books, and an Oxford graduate (of PPE) with a background in foreign affairs journalism.

She was more recently a frequent talking head on UK news – sometimes appearing in her scrubs, as if having stepped directly from intensive care – where she would implore Boris Johnson to act more ‘decisively’ on issues such as lockdowns and vaccination, citing the purported “human cost” of any hint of hesitation deploying the New Normal in its full glory. 
 
From her spotless Twitter account (“she/her”) to her Ted Talks on compassion and love, Dr Clarke always expressed herself in the fluent, firm, self-assured tones of the English upper middle classes. She was as perfect a picture of liberal ‘goodness’ as you could hope to encounter.

“Bob”, on the other hand. was just the anonymous presence lurking behind his seemingly mean-spirited sketches, which ridiculed almost every pandemic response, gestured towards vast global conspiracies, belittled the virus that had gripped the world in mortal terror, and scorned the institutions commonly looked to for protection and guidance. 
 
One of the two could not be wrong. But where was ‘goodness’ really found? The palliative care doctor along with the institutions and global policies she extolled? Or the fleet street cartoonist, and the no less global network of activists and cynics whose suspicions and misgivings he had vividly articulated since the lockdowns began? 
 
Bob Moran was just 25 when he started at the Telegraph. His only other gigs had been at the Morning Star and the Guardian. Politically, he was at that time a non-denominational satirist. He saw his role as primarily determined through a living dynamic with a particular audience.

“You had to learn how they saw things. What their view was. What they found funny, what they didn’t find funny,” he explains. “And what subjects are off limits – for example, at the Telegraph, the royal family. That’s what you were paid to do. Your job is to ask ‘what do the readers think about his story, how can I reflect that back at them, maybe make them laugh, maybe make them think about it in a slightly different way…?’” 
 
It was anyhow extremely rare for Bob in his first eight years at the Telegraph to experience any meaningful friction with his editors or his audience. “I saw it very much as just a job. I’d try not to let too many personal feelings or passions come into,” he recollects, well aware of the retroactive irony.  
 
This neutrality was something of an anomaly. Most cartoonists and satirists, in those pre-pandemic years, were of the left. It was COVID however that would complete the transformation of the left into a prime target of satire, rather than its dominant source.

The reason is obvious enough. As the governments of the west imposed New Normal authoritarianism – and prior, the culturally transformative policies demarcated ‘woke’ – the left almost universally applauded. Bob, conversely, would soon find himself in the role of dissident. 
 
Sustained professional exposure to the mass media had been priming him for the role.

“Working behind the scenes means you see things in a slightly different light. You become a bit more cynical and begin to get the idea that the news isn’t always the news, but sort of a cooperative tool, or agent, to persuade people and push them in a certain direction. Push some things forward, push some back.” 
 
Still more formative was Bob’s traumatic entry into fatherhood. His first child, Poppy, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy resulting from medical neglect during his wife’s emergency c-section.

This story has already been told powerfully by Bob himself, in the short film, Father’s Days, an animated memoir of a first-time dad:

“That was an extreme wake-up call for my wife and I: that there’s something inherently wrong with the system – a system that’s idolised and we’re told we can trust.  It seemed to us like these institutions were full of people content to just sit there and not speak up.” 
 
Poppy’s resulting needs, not merely regarding her development, but her day-to-day survival, were intense. The most important thing that would inform Bob’s later specific perspective on lockdowns was his resulting intimacy with threat.

“You’re suddenly looking after this child who is at risk all the time from all kinds of different things in all kinds of different ways. Very much vulnerable in the true sense. She can’t see properly, and she has very limited coordination and balance. She doesn’t sense heat in the same way so she can burn herself very easily.

Her epilepsy was really bad at one point, she was having seizures for up to an hour. We went through a phase of having to rush to hospital on an almost weekly basis. I think there are very few things more terrifying than that kind of situation where your child is moments away from death.” 
 
For Bob, the cumulative impact of all this justifiable terror alerted him to something deep in the nature of fear: its capacity, when inordinately pronounced, to crowd out love.

The more Bob discusses it, the more his family’s experience seems to anticipate, albeit via grim contradistinction, COVID safetyism.   “Fear infects you, ironically, like a virus. If you let it that kind of fear will govern your entire life and you can become so scared and so obsessed with protecting your child, that if you’re not careful it can actually prevent you from loving them properly.” 
 
Another negative resonance was the way governments frequently cited various vulnerable groups – such as the elderly and immunosuppressed – to justify the near universal privation of basic human rights throughout the period of lockdowns and threatened mandates.  
 
“With Poppy’s seizures, if she gets ill, any kind of bug, any kind of cold, it will trigger a seizure which can be potentially fatal. When she started going to nursery, we might have said ‘right, no other children are allowed to attend if they’ve got symptoms of a cold, because this could be literally fatal to our daughter…’ we had no right to do that…  to make other children suffer because our child and our family have been saddled with this.” 
 
For most, the development of our outlook on COVID is hard to track. But Bob has his cartoons to refer to, an artistic timeline of his evolving thoughts and feelings.

His first COVID cartoon was of a globe wearing a mask bearing the words “Made in China”.

He remembers that there was some editorial debate about whether it constituted a sufficiently significant story or not.

Within a couple of weeks of course it was the only story, and would remain so almost exclusively for the next two years. This escalation seemed to happen overnight.  
 
“Everyone was caught off-guard by the lockdowns,” he remembers. “It wasn’t supposed to be very long, just a few weeks, a little burst of totalitarianism to flatten the curve. If you look at my work then I still hadn’t completely decided how I felt about it. Though I instinctively thought it seemed wrong and over the top.” 
 

Around the beginning of May 2020, something changed in Bob’s convictions – and with it his work.

The Telegraph ran his cartoon of an old man and a boy looking out to sea. The old man says to the boy “Then, of course, we realised we had no choice but to surrender our freedom, prosperity and dignity… it just wasn’t worth the risk’

“That was almost the exact moment I understood just how dangerous and mad the whole thing was.” 

Correspondingly, the cartoonist’s heart had hardened against the clamorous appeals to ‘follow the Science.’ “Nothing in science, no data or study, could have any impact on the reason why it wasn’t moral. Science doesn’t trump morality.” 
 
From that point, Bob developed a distilled moral loathing of lockdowns. “At best it’s trading lives. It’s saying, ‘we’re going to kill those people because we think it will let those people live longer. That is always ethically disgusting for governments. There are no caveats, no get out clauses. You can’t trade the lives of civilians.” 
 
The work itself was inevitably becoming more critical and aggressive, focussing on the hypocrisy and destructiveness of Johnson’s government. Although this singled Bob out across the British (and even global) mainstream media landscape as a rare voice of outright dissent, his editors at the Telegraph were initially sympathetic and even encouraging.

The morphology of the Telegraph’s pandemic perspective, in fact, mirrors that of British conservatism’s at large, beginning as a voice of critique and restraint, before being stealthily absorbed within the pan-political New Normal choir. 
 
“At first it was by and large completely acceptable to be opposed to this stuff… I was allowed to do these cartoons that became increasingly hard hitting… While I was utterly dismayed by what was going on in the world, in terms of my job I’d never felt happier. I’d never felt more inspired…” 
 
He discerned a shift in the reception towards his work in the Autumn of 2020. It was around then that his Twitter account – where he had long been launching his most candid critiques of the pandemic politics – was starting to attract sustained negative attention.

He heard that a group of colleagues had complained to the Telegraph’s executive leadership about his positions on the virus.  
 
“The message came back to me not to worry but to maybe be a bit more careful about my social media output.” Shortly after, the first of the Private Eye pieces appeared.  
 
One week in October, Bob submitted a cartoon for the Sunday Telegraph depicting Boris Johnson and Keir Starmer tangoing through a graveyard. The individual graves surrounding them bore the words ‘facts’, ‘dignity’, ‘employment’ – and ‘children’.

Bob had half expected for it to be knocked back. But in it went! The Sunday Telegraph: casually accusing a conservative prime minister (alongside the leader of the opposition) of infanticide. Bob wondered if the detail might have simply escaped an editor’s notice.

A week later though, he submitted a comparatively tame sketch of Johnson, and received a chilly knockback:

That seems very unkind to the prime minister.

The change in temperature also coincided with the growing mainstream anticipation for the incoming jabs. Our readers are very excited about the vaccine, Bob was told. They feel very reassured in Boris’s leadership. He’s got us this vaccine and what we need to do is get behind him and support him… 
 
As a continuation of pandemic policy, delivered by the same (in Bob’s view) recklessly immoral forces that had locked up the world, Bob’s own expectations about this ‘vaccine’ were nowhere near as optimistic.

And even if the incoming injections were genuine wonder drugs, how would that compensate for the unnecessary, unjustifiable destruction wrought through lockdowns by the same people now enjoining the world to roll up its sleeve?  
 
By December, the jab rollout was going full steam.

Then UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock was regularly pretending to cry in public, and the prevalent feeling across the mainstream media was one of gushing gratitude towards the government for rescuing the country from Covid and the apparent necessity of interminable lockdown.

Meanwhile, Bob was being regularly petitioned by his editors to turn in a “pro-vaccine cartoon” – quite the thought. Instead, a more realistic agreement was struck that, if he couldn’t draw anything nice about the vaxx, he would draw nothing about it at all. 
 
That was in the context of his day job, anyhow. On Twitter, he was candidly sceptical of the jab, earning himself another conversation with the editors:  

You’re being associated with anti-vaxxers. We as a paper will not say anything negative about this vaccine.”

…which struck Bob as a peculiarly inflexible position on a brand-new medical treatment. “What if it kills everyone that takes it?” “It won’t,” he was assured. “It’s a vaccine. And so it’s safe.” 
 
If a more serious confrontation looked inevitable, it was to be postponed. Bob and his wife were preparing to welcome their third child to the world in January 2021, and Bob was intent on taking the full six months of allotted paternity leave.  
  
It was the next autumn, a few months after his return to the Telegraph, that Bob read the following tweet from the account of Dr Rachel Clarke.

I received verbal abuse on public transport last night for wearing a mask – something I choose to do: (1) to protect others, (2) to try & help public spaces feel less threatening to anyone clinically vulnerable. People are dying of Covid in my hospital. *How* have we got here?”

It was the sort of post that never failed to infuriate Bob. As he would later write in his noticeably bellicose ‘apology’, by that point, Poppy had gone almost two years without seeing “a physiotherapist, a paediatric consultant, an epilepsy consultant, an occupational therapist, an orthopaedic surgeon, an optician or a GP.” 
 
He tapped out an acerbic quote tweet.

She deserves to be verbally abused in public for the rest of her worthless existence. They all do.”

Maybe 99 times out of a 100, Bob would have had the wherewithal to not press ‘send’ on this kind of message. But not on that day. He sent it.  
 
The tweet soon smoked out Bob’s sizable hive of enemies. Many started sharing it with near identical expressions of outrage, tagging the Telegraph and alleging that Bob was encouraging the general abuse of NHS staff. Bob responded by tagging the NHS in his reply.

You’re employing a woman that thinks it’s OK to support policies and ideologies that harm children.”

Such was all subsequently deemed as “incitement to cause harm” – a flagrantly and bitterly ironic formulation in Bob’s eyes.

“Every single tweet in support of lockdown is an incitement to cause harm. Not verbal-abuse harm: literally killing people. Making them homeless. Destroying their businesses. It just seemed absurd to me, this total double standard, this cognitive dissonance: you’re horrible and mean for encouraging this kind of abuse while our whole orthodoxy is based on harming people for no reason.” 
 
Bob left his response up for a while. Meantime the reaction was snowballing.

First, his account was locked, compelling him to delete the offending tweet if he wanted to re-open it. Next, he received an email form the Telegraph. Due to the situation, as well as internal and external complaints, he was to be suspended pending an investigation.  
 
This resulted in a disciplinary hearing, where he went through his positions in detail.

He spelled it out to his employers: lockdowns were immoral, regardless of the so-called science; democracy was being trashed, lives were being lost; and the Telegraph itself – the very institution deigning to judge his behaviour – was in many ways at least as culpable as Dr. Clarke in supporting these policies and nudging public opinion in their direction.

Bob cited the Telegraph’s coverage of the vaccination of children, vaccine mandates, and the spectre of further lockdowns – policies the Telegraph or its writers had variously supported – emphasising that no tweet by him could hope to come close to the kind of historical notoriety such coverage warranted.  
 
“If I’d have said ‘sorry I damaged your reputation’ I think they’d have actually let me stay.” But he didn’t. When asked how much he wanted to keep his job, Bob told them he was unsure.

“The whole process from when I was suspended to when I was fired involved no one from editorial. It was all the corporate side of the business… I knew there were still people, fairly high up in the editorial side, that understood my point of view and in some cases shared my positions.” 
 
As it was recorded, Bob lost his job because of his two ‘offending’ tweets. But he’s pretty sure it was really because of his wider output. “I think there was more to it than that Twitter spat.” Regardless, he was told he was going to be fired. “It was a really difficult time those few weeks. A very scary time. What got me through it was all the people on our side.” 
 
Already treasured as a key dissenting voice in the robust British resistance to the New Normal, Bob’s battles with lockdown advocates, and now a national newspaper, turned him into something of a folk hero.

He was overwhelmed with moral support, and even offers of material support: houses for his family to live in, money, and more. He didn’t accept any of the latter, but the show of solidarity helped him steer his household through the transitional period with a steadier hand. 
 
“This is my audience now,” he realised. “It’s not the Telegraph readership, it’s not any ‘readership’. It’s these people, and I need to find a way of working directly for them.”

Bob had also, of course, won the complete creative freedom to say whatever he wanted, and an even larger, more global audience to say it to. The message of course could remain the same. 

“It’s like all you need is an initial statement of, ‘This is kind! This is saving lives!’ and there’s no effort to interrogate it in any way,” he declares, clinchingly, towards the end of our long conversation. “To say, ‘what do you actually mean by ‘saving lives?’’ It’s like evil masking itself as benevolence all the time.”
 
Which is a bummer, to be sure. But not a bad social context for a political cartoonist… creatively, at least.

Here’s hoping Bob can continue tearing off those masks of benevolence for many years to come.  

You can follow KB Goldtooth on twitter here, and Bob Moran here. Bob’s artwork is available for purchase and download through his website – bobmoran.co.uk.

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Alex Sydnes
Alex Sydnes
Aug 4, 2022 12:38 AM

Should have stayed off social media.

JeffC
JeffC
Aug 1, 2022 3:11 AM

How are we ever going to “trust the science” again? Government and our public institutions have been irreparably corrupted and compromised

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 1, 2022 2:13 PM
Reply to  JeffC

How are we ever going to “trust the science” again?

TheScience™ has moved far beyond expecting our trust, or even our respect, and now merely demands our obedience. Hence all the censorship.

Government and our public institutions have been irreparably corrupted and compromised

All the more reason for them to lie even more shamelessly and unite still more belligerently, a bundle of fasces around an axe.

The salaried employees of government, media, academia, medicine, pharma, banking, “business”, and the burgeoning “digital sector” enjoy a very comfortable living in the corruption, so a conscience is the last thing they can afford to develop. Reputations must be defended, investments must be protected, rents must be extracted, and mortgages must be paid.

The pillars of the community are still very strong, and they are not going to collapse of their own volition.

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Robespierre
Robespierre
Aug 1, 2022 3:05 PM
Reply to  JeffC

‘The Science’ is a cult, due diligence on various issues is the real Science.

Kittycat58
Kittycat58
Aug 1, 2022 5:46 PM
Reply to  JeffC

Said no- one ever

Kittycat58
Kittycat58
Aug 1, 2022 6:19 PM
Reply to  JeffC

Oh here ‘s another example of the ‘sciience, today on BBC they’re banging their gums about these amazing new dectors that can analyse the composition of stars & they look for for all the world like they’re made from – chicken wire!

Kittycat58
Kittycat58
Jul 31, 2022 9:44 PM

That Clarke creature is no ‘doctor’, she should in jail with the genocidal loons who perpetrated the ‘convid’ hoax A ‘pox’ on all of them

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 31, 2022 2:26 PM

Oh yes I’m the Great Pre-Pender at 2:26 PM.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 1:09 PM

KB Goldtooth, author of the article, has a Twitter account that is well worth a follow:

KB Goldtooth@Goldentoothed
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If you’re ostensibly “dissident left” or “dissident right” and haven’t thrown everything you’ve got against the biosecurity state you’re about as much use as an ashtray on a motorcycle

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[8 July] CMON NOVAK. Stick it to these quadruple-jabbed bougie halfwits (opponents and centre court crowd BOTH). We got you
It still moves me to think on how it easy it would’ve been for Novak (and those like him) to get a little saline injected and avoid all that bullshit. Real integrity. Real heroism. You know the type that’s actually DIFFICULT to do at the time.
The way they treated him in Australia is incredible to recollect. Inhuman, humiliating (for them), exposing. He’s our Ali.

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Our civilisation has gone full Don Quixote. A succession of bruising insane destructive humiliating battles against hallucinations that only vaguely resemble the thing they purport to be

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Having a child is the quintessential act of faith. One of the most beautiful pieces of folk wisdom I ever heard is that “children bring their own luck”. It’s very true, but you only discover this after you take the leap.

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I don’t think we can underestimate the significance of the v*ccine’s failure to normies. The WORD itself was loaded with the compounded credo of rationalism: the wisdom of getting them, their trustworthiness etc. a solid historical win & saviour – their nearest thing to God 1/
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https://mobile.twitter.com/goldentoothed

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 31, 2022 2:26 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Just caught him with this:

If you don’t believe in conspiracies you’ll believe anything.

Now isn’t that beautiful? But the “coincidence” angle was becoming so stupid that there has been a (grudging) admission from the Left sites that … well after all there are some conspiracies … which they then fuck up with “But nevertheless …” etc.

As far as the truly mainstream mainstream (i.e. TV) is concerned, there are no conspiracies. But then TV is everywhere the absolute dumbest of the dumb. It cannot be otherwise. This is still the main “info” distribution for the masses. And it must be ruthlessly policed and sterilized.

Hamish
Hamish
Aug 5, 2022 8:27 AM
Reply to  George Mc

Love it! It will be my motto and touchstone for dealing with the conspiracy phobes.

Antonym
Antonym
Jul 31, 2022 2:28 AM

July 30th: One more common sense test for Western sheeple:

(CNN) President Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19 again Saturday morning, per a letter from presidential physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor, in what is likely a “rebound” Covid-19 positivity that the doctor noted is “observed in a small percentage of patients treated with Paxlovid.”

Biden has experienced “no reemergence of symptoms, and continues to feel quite well” and will, as a result, not resume treatment, the White House said. O’Connor said the President tested negative on Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Thursday morning and Friday morning before testing positive on Saturday morning.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 31, 2022 9:44 AM
Reply to  Antonym

Yet the stupid media and pollies whining and whinging still don’t get it. In Birmingham games the only morons wearing face nappies are FUCKING STUPID AUSTRALIANS

hotrod31
hotrod31
Jul 31, 2022 1:16 PM

Conversely, I believe that most of the ‘pollies and media’ do get it. They have been commandeered and have been instructed by WEF/WHO directors to play along. I also suspect that the pollies and medical ‘experts’ have been compartmentalised which would explain the confusion with their delivery. After all, there have been times when the instructive directive have been so contradictory and confounding that they have been nothing short of laughable. I have found the NSW MP, Brad Hazzard and his Health Minister Kerry Chand, great sources of amusement, They’re both so full of bullshit that they don’t even realise that they’re up to their necks in their bullshit. Hilarious …

John S
John S
Aug 1, 2022 9:01 AM

I only hope you realise, Marilyn, that not all of us Australians are “fucking stupid”. There’s also a large number of us who see through the bullshit around the bat stew flu. And anyway your comment is unfair – The minority of stupid Aussies who are still wearing face masks aren’t the only ones – an appreciable number of people all over the world are still wearing them. And you may also be interested to know that here in Northern New South Wales where I live, very few people are still wearing masks.

Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Clive WilliamsCoronavirus
Aug 1, 2022 12:03 PM
Reply to  John S

The bats didn’t directly infect humans, why did you say “bat stew flu”?
How can you possibly guess what people are wearing “all over the World”.
Don’t be Stupid. What season is it in New South Wales?

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 12:36 PM

Thanks for this, a good piece about a brave man. It’s been fascinating to watch Bob Moran’s development over the last two years. His cartoons about COUPVID are all the more powerful for being drawn in such a cosy, old-fashioned, harmless-looking style. (I remember him saying something like, “Everyone presumes I’m at least 70 years old”.) And sometimes he really lets rip.

Guido Reni meets George Grosz:

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Zane
Zane
Jul 31, 2022 3:20 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Holy smokes. That is one powerful cartoon.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Aug 1, 2022 11:52 PM
Reply to  Zane

The first time I saw it I didn’t notice the needle.

shlin
shlin
Aug 1, 2022 2:44 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Ouch that meme hurt!
No wonder they sacked him.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 30, 2022 11:39 AM

The big joke of the face nappies is that if you actually get a respiratory disease YOU CAN’T WEAR THEM

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 2:18 PM

Even if i was angle-grinding blue asbestos i wouldn’t wear one. A dust mask is far safer.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 4:28 PM

The biggest and least funny joke of all is that the masks actually make you ill, like every other “health measure” enforced or recommended by our trusted Leaders since COUPVID was launched.

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 30, 2022 11:33 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Yeah and then the RATS test ”positive” for the throat infection.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 11:41 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Way back in mid-2020, a group of parents in Germany got an independent laboratory to examine their children’s masks after they’d been forced to wear the damn things all day in primary school.

Result: those damp, grubby plastic objects were riddled with fungi and bacteria. (I’ll post the link if I can find it again.)

And that’s quite apart from the psychological, emotional and developmental damage done to those defenceless kids by the whole obscene anti-scientific rigmarole, the cruel masking, distancing, hand-“sanitising” regime and the training in unquestioning obedience to Authority.

A reign of terror. They’ll be marked for life.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 31, 2022 9:43 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

Hey but don’t argue with “The Science” as relayed by “The Left”:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2022/07/30/amqm-j30.html

“Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese was asked on July 20 why he rejected mask mandates. He absurdly replied: “One [factor] is mental health considerations… the imposition of controls on people’s behaviours has an impact on people’s health. And particularly young people, we’re seeing a really problematic increase in incidents of severe consequences when it comes to young people’s health, but others as well.”

There is no evidence whatsoever of any adverse mental health effects from being required to wear masks in schools and other indoor areas. Albanese’s comments are cover for the real agenda of the entire political establishment—refusing to enact any basic safety measures that potentially impinge on the accumulation of profit by corporate and finance capital.”

Did you note the loophole? They are talking about “mental” health, a much more “deniable” category than physical health. But even there, they are wrong.

The inimitable S Cooper who posts here has it right. The WSWS, like all the other big “dissident” sites, is pure CIA.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 10:51 AM
Reply to  George Mc

That is shocking from WSWS, and I’m not easily shocked. And it’s from today! There’s simply no excuse for it.

The one good thing about COUPVID is that has exposed so many frauds and fakers.

There has to be a reckoning or we really are doomed. Never Forget.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 31, 2022 11:46 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

And at least Philip Roddis permitted me to put forward the other side. I initially stuck in a few sceptical comments onto the WSWS threads and was unprecedentedly answered personally by one of the moderators who naturally had to “put me right” about the appalling carnage ensuing. This was at the very dawn of the new black death. Later, and knowing the strict selection process of the WSWS, I knew there was no point in putting forward my view in detail so I would occasionally stick in a wry comment until it got to the point where I found myself banned! I felt quite honoured!

But hearteningly, when I go to look at their comment sections now I see a decided slump in the numbers. So I’m not the only disillusioned one.

Hamish
Hamish
Aug 3, 2022 8:53 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I always thought mask wearing was mental, though.

mgeo
mgeo
Jul 31, 2022 7:18 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

With a rag over the nose all day long, why would anyone expect not to get ill? N95 “respirator” is far worse.

Nicholas Creed
Nicholas Creed
Jul 30, 2022 11:30 AM

Bob Moran is a legend. I bought his t-shirts and wear them proudly out and about, always a good conversation starter with fellow infidels, or a trigger for the NPC community.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 10:25 AM

Not necessarily my immediate feelings on this, but… a telegraph cartoonist with a conscience, set up as an apologist for anti-vaxxers and lockdown sceptics while not questioning the virus narrative, is the perfect false binary; the Telegraph’s position or Bob’s. Don’t question the virus.

My immediate feelings were to feel for the man and his struggles with a very poorly child, which may also be intentional. How dare you question the integrity of a person with such an unending love and care for his sick daughter. Beyond reproach that man.

I try to imagine myself in that position, two years of trying to get ANY kind of medical appointment for my child, from optician to surgeon and everyone in between. It’s odd, because I’ve had an optician appointment and a parent has had a number of medical appointments during the same period. And neither of us was a Telegraph cartoonist or a priority case.

It’s a horrible thing to question this story, but then I also question the cause of deaths of 3000 people on 9/11. So perhaps it’s just me.

Megan
Megan
Jul 30, 2022 12:07 PM
Reply to  Observe

Yes, you are horrible.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 8:09 PM
Reply to  Megan

A well reasoned argument. You’ve certainly convinced me with those insightful words.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 1:32 PM
Reply to  Observe

I only mind the downvotes when there’s no words coming back at me. It indicates a lack of conviction on a downvoters position. Debate it, or go to the Guardian where you can all sing the same tune.

I can see that Bob can be a caring parent, taking a stand and leaving the established media behind for the cause. I can also see that Bob and his position can be questioned along with just about every other narrative in this and other so called alt media sites.

My query to downvoters is this: If you are unable to question the story of Bob, from an establishment employee of the Guardian on the so called left, to an establishment employee at the Telegraph on the so called right; then an unusual hard turn away from all that to a partner at the Canadian Democracy Fund. How on Earth do you question any number of narratives and people highlighted in OffG and elsewhere and manage to keep a straight face?

Send me your words, so that I may understand your position. Anything less is a win for me.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 2:28 PM
Reply to  Observe

There are many who, while able to recognise the invidiousness of the Covid psyop, clutch desperately to potential hero candidates, such as Assange, Snowden, and here, Moran.

You CANNOT take their heroes away from them.

The terrible truth is that the only hero one is likely to ever come across is oneself, and for a lot of people (red-pilled) that is too big an ask.

Anyway, i think it might be an idea that downvotes were only available to a replying commenter, i.e. no downvote option unless you’ve already replied (and your comment is then coloured as a downvoter).

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 8:23 PM

Yes, that’s what I’m going for in this case. It isn’t about Bob Moran. It’s about who and what people are comfortable questioning, regardless if it comes from a perceived ally or not. If a really emotional element is present, such as in this case, the will to investigate just slips away.

On a side note. I really like you’re vote idea.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 10:46 PM

There are many who, while able to recognise the invidiousness of the Covid psyop, clutch desperately to potential hero candidates, such as Assange, Snowden, and here, Moran.

Calling your bluff for the second time in 24 hours: Name and cite one (in figures: 1) example of anyone on this site “hero-worshipping” Assange, as opposed to admiring his courage and defending him against the vicious bastards who’ve incarcerated him for a decade and the smirking self-worshipping arseholes like you who shit on him from a position of safety..

Third challenge: Name and cite one (in figures: 1) example of anyone on this site “hero-worshipping” Moran.

Chapter and verse.

Your bluff was called successfully only yesterday. Let’s see your best efforts this time. Remember people can read, and will read..

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 31, 2022 9:49 AM
Reply to  Patrick L.

They are relentless the haters aren’t they? The USA rendered two Aussies to Gitmo and we didn’t know about it for months. At the first ever rally I was there with 6 other people, one his dad and another his first lawyer. After being a refugee advocate and one of the most hated people in South Australia I was again labelled a terrorist lover – by the time of the last protest the streets around the country were clogged with tens of thousands of protestors.

Not because of his personality or personal beliefs but because his human rights were being shockingly abused and he was being tortured nearly to death.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 10:53 PM

The terrible truth is that the only hero one is likely to ever come across is oneself, and for a lot of people (red-pilled) that is too big an ask.

Worshipping yourself as a hero is one task you manage with ease.

Stewart
Stewart
Jul 31, 2022 6:28 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

It could not be more obvious that you are only here to divert and disrupt the conversation.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 7:04 PM
Reply to  Stewart

Oh priceless. I literally laughed out loud. Renowned conversationalist Stewart has arrived in this thread to improve the quality of the conversation and ensure it stays on track.

So, Stewart, please share with us (belatedly) your fascinating thoughts about Bob Moran, and about KB Goldtooth’s article. I’m sure we’ll all learn a lot from you. It’s bound to be worth having waited for.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 4:08 PM
Reply to  Observe

You can’t go far wrong if you follow the very ancient advice of “Question Everything”.
And I do.
But Bob’s cartoons are perfectly valid works of art for their time, and, as such, pretty much beyond question. Even purely technically speaking, they are superb, and they encourage us to think – which is a major plus. Our conclusions are our own affair, and not Bob’s responsibility.
As for Bob’s private life: That is not something I even consider relevant, because I can’t confirm any of it, and in any case we all famously have our cross to bear, as they say.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 8:28 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I’m almost tempted to agree with you. But, Bob’s art (and for what it’s worth, I think it’s excellent) does not put him beyond question. You sort of ruined your own point there. Perhaps you should have said “Question everything, unless you like something about the subject”. Which is… daft!

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 10:12 PM
Reply to  Observe

I didn’t say Bob was beyond question.
I said the art is of such good quality as to be beyond question.
I also explained that I have no basis upon which to question Bob, since I know nothing about him, and even if he was Macchiavelli, his work still stands on its own feet.
I am, frankly, not inquisitive enough about his private life to research it further, any more than I am inquisitive about Beethoven’s, Mozart’s or Bach’s private life.
They were men, with all the baggage that belonging to mankind entails, but their art stands above them.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 11:10 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I see what you mean and we agree then on the art.

On Bob’s personal life: I used it because Bob has (he doesn’t have to tell anyone about his family) and so has the author of this very piece. If his personal life can be discussed to lend weight to or provide insight on a narrative (real or not being irrelevant), then it can be discussed when questioning the narrative itself. Of course, Bob’s personal life is just a tiny bit of information we have that allows us to see how it may have contributed (as he has indicated) to his decision to burst from his former establishment bubble. It isn’t about that, it’s about how our emotions can prevent us from inquiry and how that can be used against us. If we knew nothing of Bob’s life, I would wager everything I have that many more people would be questioning his narrative given his background.

I have to point out, precisely because of what I’m saying above, that Bob is likely everything he says he is. I admire anyone who fights for a cause they believe in, knowing the potential cost to reputation and wallet, never mind doing it while also taking care of a child who has been horribly harmed by apparent medical malpractice. But, the point I’m ramming home, is that the probability alone of a narrative being true does not put anyone or any part of it beyond question, even when they are a public figure of renown.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 31, 2022 3:41 AM
Reply to  Observe

I see what you mean too, and I agree that it’s perfectly reasonable to question Bob’s personal life, if you’re so inclined.
I just don’t care about it myself. Since his art speaks so eloquently and dramatically, I don’t feel I need to know more about him than that.

Just to go on a bit with my musical parallels, perhaps I could add that the fact that Mozart seems to have been an entertaining and highly sociable friend, as well as a perceptive philosopher, while Wagner seems to have been an utter pain in the neck in his dealings with practically everybody, has no effect at all upon my reverence for either of them as creative artists.

So I certainly stand by my original statement, in agreement with your comments, that one should question everything. As you point out, it can also be a matter of whether or not suspicions are aroused concerning a prominent person’s private life.
In Bob’s case, I just don’t get the impression that his private life is speaking through his work at all, but rather that his ‘narrative’ shows a genuine concern about the evil influences surrounding decent people at the present time.
For me, his concern would ring true whether or not he experienced private tragedy and heartache, and my interest in his art (which I don’t really see as a ‘narrative’, but as shedding a compelling light upon some important modern truths) is similarly detached from such personal considerations, even if that sounds rather cold…

Thanks for the interesting exchange!

LuciusLicinius
LuciusLicinius
Jul 31, 2022 8:04 AM
Reply to  Observe

At some point you’ll need to stop questioning and start acting. We know it’s all a scam. Do you think you have more chances of convincing a normie that covid is a scam or that viruses don’t exist? You can’t teach calculus to someone that doesn’t know basic algebra…

Stop dividing the ones that are awake based on whether viruses exist or not. It’s a side problem in the overall psy-op and it is only causing DIVISION.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 9:29 PM
Reply to  Observe

Send me your words, so that I may understand your position. Anything less is a win for me.

I downvoted you, because this latest post exemplifies your M.O.

“Perhaps this Bob fellow’s child is not in fact handicapped? He’s good at drawing, sure, but maybe he’s lying about his difficulties getting medical care for her during lockdown? Shouldn’t this so-called alt-media site be questioning everything? What do people think? Is ‘Poppy’ the child’s real name? Does she even exist? If you just ignore me, I’ve won. Thoughts?”

You are a sly troll, a serial flamebaiter and a deliberate waster of honest people’s time.

HTH

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 10:09 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

“This so-called ‘Bob Moran’ chap is good at drawing, sure (whoever he really is). I’m a great admirer of his work, honestly. But does he really have a handicapped child? Where’s the proof? Did he really have trouble getting her the specialised medical care she needed during lockdown? Anyone care to provide corroborating evidence? Hmm? Or is that too much work for you?

This so-called alt-media site pretends to question everything, but I suspect you’re all too scared to ask the hard questions, the brave questions, the really important questions. Does this so-called ‘Poppy’ even exist? If so, is she really a cripple? By the way, if you just ignore me, I’ve won, ha ha.
Thoughts?”

Observe, and learn.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 11:15 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

You’re missing the point. Unsurprisingly.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 11:44 PM
Reply to  Observe

What point would that be, exactly, O Bodhisattva? Enlighten us.

Observe
Observe
Jul 31, 2022 12:40 PM
Reply to  Patrick L.

“The point I’m ramming home is…”

Even when I spell it out, some will refuse to see it. You can disagree, but to wilfully ignore what can be seen is a special kind of stupid.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 2:31 PM
Reply to  Observe

I rest my case.

Howard
Howard
Jul 30, 2022 3:48 PM
Reply to  Observe

I refuse to up or down vote anything – it’s an abomination: it makes value a popularity contest.

However, I don’t think you realize just how difficult it is for people to cease “believing” in viruses. Not only was everyone raised with the concept of virus, just about everyone has had what’s called a “cold.” Yes, the idea that this is the body trying to detox itself makes sense – but how would one go about “proving” a cold is simply detoxification?

Just because people make big bucks off the concept of virus does not in and of itself disprove the existence of viruses – people make big bucks off the concept of transporting others to work; that doesn’t mean work is a fiction.

I certainly agree with the idea that hero worship is childish and ultimately self-defeating; and that celebrities should be judged ONLY on the quality of their work, not on their opinions.

Penelope
Penelope
Jul 30, 2022 8:46 PM
Reply to  Howard

But, Howard, detox of WHAT? And don’t forget that whatever X is that you’re detoxing of, it also has to be contagious. Whatever “X” is it must have some of the features of a virus.

I object to the formulation, “I don’t know what it is, but I know it’s not a virus.” Reason: It’s illogical to reason from ignorance; if you don’t know then you cannot know that it’s not a virus.

That is just one of several logical errors committed by Kaufman’s “There are no viruses.” Was a time when a theory cd be overthrown only by a stronger one; now apparently, for some, it can be overcome by a statement of ignorance.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 30, 2022 11:16 PM
Reply to  Penelope

I object to the formulation, “I don’t know what it is, but I know it’s not a virus.” Reason: It’s illogical to reason from ignorance; if you don’t know then you cannot know that it’s not a virus.

I don’t know who stole my bike, but I know the thief wasn’t a tree.

I don’t know what breed that dog is, but I know it’s not a spider.

I don’t know if my next child will be a boy or a girl, but I know it won’t be a combine harvester.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 8:44 AM
Reply to  Penelope

Was a time when a theory cd be overthrown only by a stronger one

No. If someone accuses you of a crime, say murder, it’s the accuser’s responsibility to prove your guilt beyond reasonable doubt. The burden of proof is on the accuser/prosecutor. You are not required to prove your innocence, or to locate and identify the actual culprit.

Please take a closer look at what Kaufman et al are actually arguing. I’d strongly recommend looking up the books and videos of Dr Tom Cowan in particular.

Observe
Observe
Jul 30, 2022 10:11 PM
Reply to  Howard

I understand your point but you’ve actually gone further than I meant on the virus element. How about people just question THIS virus? It’s a great place to start because there are just so many inconsistencies and outright lies in the journey of SARS‑CoV‑2 and the apparent resulting disease and consequences. It isn’t a big step for people to then consider if this has been done before. Continuing along that path of inquiry, one might eventually be forced to question the unquestionable.

To your point. I don’t have a hard position on the existence of viruses and the resulting uncountable deaths. I do know these two things for certain though. 1. Uncountable deaths have occurred from a great many poisons released to our lands, water sources and skies, as well as directly consumed by people. 2. A rage-making number of those occurrences of mass poisonings were lied about, covered-up and blame laid elsewhere. And those are only the ones we know about. On this basis alone, I would have doubts, not about viruses, but about the integrity of some significant elements of Government, Corporation and Scientists. Smoking and Thalidomide, all by themselves, support this doubting stance.

Add to the above that our history is littered with established scientists of the time, who continued to cling to the science until they no longer could, and the dial shifted. Opposing them, have always been scientists who were persecuted, ostracised and worse for their ideas or their scientific discoveries. Many of them not living long enough to see the day their work became accepted and completely dismantled the prevailing wisdom.

All of this should mean one thing, and it shouldn’t even be contentious: There is absolutely nothing wrong with questioning ‘The Science’; no matter how much people are made to feel foolish for doing so.

DavidW
DavidW
Jul 31, 2022 12:28 AM
Reply to  Observe

Your false binary is false.
One can support Moran’s position on lock downs and masks and believe whatever you like on the virus. Even the idiocy that “viruses don’t exist.”

Observe
Observe
Jul 31, 2022 12:57 PM
Reply to  DavidW

One can also question why Moran does not touch on the main narratives relating to PCR testing and death statistics (lies and manipulation for both). I name those two as they fundamentally support the existence of this particular virus (I don’t care what his stance is on all viruses). He can produce art with vaccines and masks and lockdowns until the cows come home, they are just symptoms of the other two. He does not question the reason those things exist, the virus itself. The omission is glaring considering the evidence for doubt on both. But keep wearing the T-shirt if it fits.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 31, 2022 1:42 PM
Reply to  Observe

I have to say I don’t like the attitude which questions why somebody doesn’t also do this or that…
At a rather exalted level, one might as well question why Beethoven didn’t learn to play the kettle drums and spoons, as well as giving lectures on the upper limit of audio frequencies which the average human being can hear – not to mention the fact that he couldn’t hear a damn thing himself by the time he reached middle age…

One can’t do everything, and some things need to be left for other people to do – people who have the time.

Moran is a satirical journalist and artist – not a virologist, so how can we expect him to present convincing scientific proof of anything above and beyond the evidence we have already covered here countless times?

Kary Mullis’s own comments on the PCR he invented, along with the true statistics for jab deaths and injuries, are still available for all of us to see, and Moran would really just be one more voice saying the same thing – not that I would resent him doing so, of course.
I already know enough myself to devastate a typical government ‘expert’ on covid, but nobody is listening to me. They are, however, looking at Moran’s work, and it expresses a great deal of what is terminally sick in our society.
It doesn’t invent it; it just shines a very bright light on it.

As I said before, his art speaks for itself, and in a unique way.
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony also speaks for itself, and in a unique way.
We don’t need the 10th Symphony which he didn’t live long enough to compose, however superb it might have been.
One day, somebody else will do us a comparable favour instead. We must be patient.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 31, 2022 3:51 PM
Reply to  wardropper

Just imagine how the imprecation to ‘be patient’ would have been considered sound advice in ‘Invasion of the body snatchers ‘.

Observe
Observe
Jul 31, 2022 5:05 PM
Reply to  wardropper

I have to respond and remind you that he isn’t an expert in any medical field, yet he splashes ink against the vaccine and wields his brush against the mask. He doesn’t need to be a virologist to question the narrative around this particular virus. I’ll also remind you that it’s that part of the story that has led us to millions upon millions of human deaths. I guess it’s about the masks though, right? That’s what needs highlighting most?

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 8:47 AM

“An active doctor in palliative care and COVID wards, Dr Clarke was also a best-selling author of three books, and an Oxford graduate (of PPE) with a background in foreign affairs journalism.”

The resume of an up-to-date opportunist.

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 9:21 AM
Reply to  NickM

Pithily summed up by GeorgeMc at 8.20pm:

“The covid saga was built for this ruthless sanctimonious emotional blackmail, and soulless hacks like Dr Clarke are perfect for it. Because you see, these liberals really really care … about the sentimental images they dream up.”

For instance, tear jerkers like: People are dying of Covid in my ward.

jiin
jiin
Jul 30, 2022 8:24 AM

Shabby journalism. which took me 10 mins to do a verification and this MORAN guy is lying. 

Not long ago -NHS was terrible – not due to the private sector raping it thanks to the government no no no it was due to its multi culture Doctors and Nurses and immigrants coming there and using the services and f*cking off the costing the tax payers and putting a drain on the services.. it was mainly alt media via it msm handlers repeating this bullshit.

Today they changed the message to now

!”by that point, Poppy [his severely disabled child] had gone almost two years without seeing “a physiotherapist, a paediatric consultant, an epilepsy consultant, an occupational therapist, an orthopaedic surgeon, an optician or a GP.”ent

Unlike thoses who believe any old shit especially from someone who worked for a military intelligence connected dogshit newspaper which has always been a whore of the establishment.

Lets Establish some facts; seeing a Opticians is piss easy and doesn’t need a referral from the Doctor – so lies there. Spec savers is literally a walking appointment after the 2nd lock down my ex partner had clients that actually needed eye appointments and got them piss easy I even got one my self when I was in the U.K.. They spec savers will also do home visits if your disabled or elderly for free. Mr cartoonist is very out of touch.

Seeing a GP is called a Doctor so that wasnt hard to organize if he loved poppy so much 60£ will get you a private doctor call back in 48 hours.
NHS local surgury was 5/6 week waiting list. Disabled children are fast tracked via a referral. if its that serious on the day appointment call back from the surgury.

An occupational therapist again lies exaggerated lies. There are available on gumtree if it was urgent.

Paediatric consultant 150/250£ on doctify and on his salary is that much. Just saying.
If its really that important..??? if he is skint shy of a few quid. Then how it is idiot me and my lot can get referrals and this educated torygraph cartoonist couldn’t??. Because it is lies. The private sector was excepting NHS clients all moran guy had to do was see his Childs doctor and start the referral process off. Question why didn’t he…?

Alt media and the Torygraph and them types will sell you lies to justify the further sell off of NHS and your be not as angry paying for the services or Insurances which they have always wanted.

I call bullshit.

Bob of Bonsall
Bob of Bonsall
Jul 30, 2022 9:19 AM
Reply to  jiin

But the NHS is still terrible. Look at the litany of mismanagement that has led to this young doctor resigning before she even completed her training:-

And STILL the NHS can still afford to recruit a “Head of Equalities” at a cost of over £90k per annum or perhaps a “Head of Equality Diversity & Inclusion” a mere snip at nearly £79k.

Willem
Willem
Jul 30, 2022 8:21 AM

This might be staged (it seems incredible).

But things have been looking pretty incredible since March 2020

At Italian vax centre. Think I’d be running if I were them but…

https://mobile.twitter.com/HannekeDeGroot3/status/1553001235212636161?cxt=HHwWgsC8iaaZr40rAAAA

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 1:41 PM
Reply to  Willem

The time to run was no later than 2019. I ran in 2010 and thought i was leaving it a bit late. Now, it is getting ever more expensive and tricky to ‘run’ (unjabbed). It’s not just the jab, but the ‘trials’ the unjabbed are soon to be put through, i.e. to further eliminate the feeble (minded & bodied). Normalcy bias must be overcome – like alcohol dependency.

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Jul 30, 2022 7:28 AM

In a land of sheep, virtue signalers and Covid zealots there have been a few courageous and moral souls that have stepped up, like Bob.
Majid Narwaz being another along with Bev Turner and Matt le Tissier plus many more.
The whole Novak Aussie open saga was brought into beautiful focus when players and fans were collapsing at sporting events.
History is written by the winners its said.
I don’t know which side will win but I certainly know which side is morally correct and based on the truth…

jimbo
jimbo
Jul 30, 2022 8:09 AM
Reply to  Paul Watson

appears pfizzer keeps one of their vax zombee bots on duty here

thus the thumbs down

Paul Watson
Paul Watson
Jul 30, 2022 10:50 AM
Reply to  jimbo

Bizarre post.

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 6:58 AM

!”by that point, Poppy [his severely disabled child] had gone almost two years without seeing “a physiotherapist, a paediatric consultant, an epilepsy consultant, an occupational therapist, an orthopaedic surgeon, an optician or a GP.”

Bob said, “Lockdown is immoral”. Knew it for a fact. Most people like myself who were against general deprivation of medical attention suspected it as a bad thing in principle. Will we ever know how many “Hard Cases” suffered under this “Bad Law”?

“Bad Laws make Hard Cases” — Proverb.

jiin
jiin
Jul 30, 2022 8:49 AM
Reply to  NickM

I called bullshit.

”by that point, Poppy [his severely disabled child] had gone almost two years without seeing “a physiotherapist, a paediatric consultant, an epilepsy consultant, an occupational therapist, an orthopaedic surgeon, an optician or a GP.”

then moran and his wife are awful parents?? or poppy is not as ill as he makes out.
which is it…?

If it was a council estate child and PJW shill posted this – betcha your response would be different if moran was selling weed, black living in a council estate pt taggest graffiti artist and didn’t or couldn’t be bothered to take his severely disabled child to see the specialists.

Talk bullshit radio JHB would ripped him to shreds and social service and the police would be at his door within 24 hours.

just saying.

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 10:51 AM
Reply to  jiin

You “called bullshit”, and I upticked your call to facts. Nevertheless, your collection of facts do not invalidate the bad experience of someone whose nearest and dearest suffered from the deliberate disruption of the NHS over a whipped up fantasy epidemic. There must be many “hard cases” like Bob’s. Which is why he was right to call Lockdown immoral.

There must be also many people who benefited from not having medical treatment during Lockdown, because pharmaceutical drugs are a leading cause of physiological damage and death. But that is another story.

Grafter
Grafter
Jul 30, 2022 11:43 AM
Reply to  jiin

Run along now and play with your toys.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 31, 2022 9:51 AM
Reply to  Grafter

He can’t. He’s already broken them all.

Sofia
Sofia
Jul 30, 2022 5:58 AM

When I first came across Bob his cartoons and writings seemed that of a much older man to me. Someone with more life experience, and was surprised to find out that he was only in his early 30s but now I realise that the experience with his daughter’s birth/early years probably excelerated his insightful abilities.

When the plandemic started I realised a few things quite early on. Firstly that our “wonderful” nhs would be used to drive through this fascist agenda and that the nhs logo and the nazi swastiker were pretty much interchangeable. Secondly that this was very much a class war. Rachel Clarke and her ilk encapsulated these two points and they were truly odious and dangerous. Up there with the likes of Geobbals and Himmler.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 8:02 AM
Reply to  Sofia

Good points, but didn’t the nazi’s win the ww,’s, (could be wrong) ?

MolecCodicies
MolecCodicies
Jul 30, 2022 5:10 AM

Looks like you guys accidentally embedded one of the tweets twice unintentionally. The “it just wasn’t worth the risk” comic appears twice in a row, the second time after a different comic with tombstones is described.

les online
les online
Jul 30, 2022 1:35 AM

About the painting: Why do Dragons always get a bad rap ?
Like: is The Dragon depicted symbolically the (male) slayer’s mother-in-law whom he saves the baby from ?
Or is The Dragon symbolically a Communist -which, we all know, eat babies for breakfast ?

I tend to think The Dragon is symbolically Kundalini (mis-translated from Eastern beliefs as a Snake)…That the story of a Christian, St George who , with his long sword rescues a young virgin maid from The Dragon, suggests so…

And though Puff The Magic Dragon gets a good rap, who doesnt feel something about the way Puff was abandoned for all those pretty things ?

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 2:13 AM
Reply to  les online

Or perhaps it’s just because being eaten by a dragon isn’t pleasant… 🙂
I’m not going to try it.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 5:08 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Neither is living a life of fantasy, you have already been eaten by the dragon.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 3:58 PM

You too, Cap’n.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 5:00 AM
Reply to  les online

Many believe we live on a spinning space-ball, mostly water, going thousands of miles an hour in several directions, so there’s that.

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 30, 2022 7:04 AM

You mean like atoms and electrons in molecules of water and air do ?

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 7:55 AM
Reply to  Johnny

Yip, 1st rule = obfuscate.

JoeC
JoeC
Jul 30, 2022 7:40 AM
Reply to  les online

My beloved St George Dragons in the NRL are getting a bad rap but they’ve been playing shit for a while now.

Edwige
Edwige
Jul 30, 2022 8:47 AM
Reply to  JoeC

The dragon is the serpent of knowledge in secret society lore. Notice all those images of St George stabbing the dragon in the mouth? It’s the Rosicrucian equivalent of the Freemasonic silence sign.

les online
les online
Jul 30, 2022 11:27 AM
Reply to  Edwige

Dragons breathed fire from the mouth…Dragon said to young virgin maid “Baby, let me light your fire !” St George, as a good Christian would do, protected the young virgin by putting out the Dragon’s fire, by .’Stabbing the dragon in the mouth.’

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 1:53 PM
Reply to  Edwige

To stop it eating mankind. Only man can defeat the dragon, but it is an extremely formidable challenge (even more challenging than visiting The Moon).

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 1:50 PM
Reply to  les online

The worm/wyrm/dragon Ouroboros consumes mankind in an eternal cycle (samsara). To defeat the dragon is to break that cycle – vicious circle – to escape samsara.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Jul 30, 2022 1:29 AM

N.B., this is an amendment to my post addressed to Mario, a few minutes ago (further down this thread), in which I said that my younger brother (now 56) had known Bob Moran in the 1990s.

Well, I’ve just looked Moran up online, and find that he’s only 36… thus my brother couldn’t have known him in the 1990s. How peculiar, for I distinctly remember him [my sibling] mentioning “Bob Moran, the cartoonist”; my recollection was that he’d known him. Obviously not; I must have misinterpreted what he’d said.

(unless this Bob Moran’s father is also called Bob, and also a cartoonist!)

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 3:43 AM

Christine,

Hi, good sudden observations there. We need all the help etc. Good that you are spiritual but quite sad you are globe.
We are ‘in this together’, I guess.
I’m ‘decide yourself’ today !

TheBurningHouse
TheBurningHouse
Jul 30, 2022 1:19 AM

Great article. I understand completely. I’ve always been a graphic artist, and have always had opinions, but it was the plandemic that pushed those opinions into my art, and now I have a love creating old style propaganda posters.
I love art that says something, especially art that says something important. Cheers to Bob Moran, may he never stop being what he is!

Johnny
Johnny
Jul 30, 2022 12:44 AM

Saint Bob and his angel, Poppy.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 29, 2022 11:57 PM

“How have we got here?”, Dr. Clarke?

Well, being a disgrace to an Oxford education and wilfully ignoring factual evidence while other people without an Oxford education wake up and smell the coffee, might conceivably have something to do with it…

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Jul 30, 2022 12:04 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Lol and no way in hell she was actually verbally abused for masking – completely made up.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 2:19 AM

I have actually said to people, “Take the mask off”, but I wouldn’t call that verbal abuse.
Just a rather blunt attempt at appearing more assertive than I really am …

Some of them assume I’m encouraging them to relax, and they actually comply.
Others are so startled by being told what to do that they also comply.
The rest pretend that they haven’t heard me, and they don’t comply.

JudyJ
JudyJ
Jul 30, 2022 11:30 AM

It’s possible, if she triggered it by making some direct or indirect sarcastic remark about people not wearing masks…but she forgot to include that detail in the story. 😕 

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 3:57 PM
Reply to  JudyJ

Well said. A very likely scenario.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 1:26 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Smell the coffee too, not too late for you.

Paul Vonharnish
Paul Vonharnish
Jul 30, 2022 3:15 PM
Reply to  wardropper

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it”

– Upton Sinclair –
(September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968)

Please excuse his lack of gender acknowledgment… Just kidding…

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Jul 29, 2022 11:42 PM

Great piece – I’d love to hear more stories about the real heros out there who stood up for their principles and lost their jobs over the jabs. Remember hearing sometime last year that some hospitals were so short staffed because of nurses not getting it that they were forced to allow positive tested jabbed nurses to work.

Paul Cardin
Paul Cardin
Jul 29, 2022 11:42 PM

I’m so glad I dumped Private Eye when they lurched into the gutter with the rest of the shite and piled onto Jeremy Corbyn with bogus antisemitism. Good riddance, and I won’t be going back.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 12:14 AM
Reply to  Paul Cardin

It’s such a shame. P.E. has some priceless moments in its past.
Where are the intelligent P.E. minds that once eviscerated the media for their hysteria when the Duchess of Cambridge went into labour…?

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They are actively participating in the new hysteria, of course… Pathetic, shameful and spineless.

I’d like to see a full front page headline saying, “Man goes to bed because he doesn’t feel very well”…

Sean Veeda
Sean Veeda
Jul 30, 2022 6:50 AM
Reply to  wardropper

That front page really is newsworthy now, what with so many men currently having babies.

Paul_too
Paul_too
Jul 30, 2022 9:42 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Shouldn’t that read “Man goes to bed because a small plastic ‘test’ device informed him he should not be feeling well so he decided to ‘be safe'”.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 2:15 AM
Reply to  Paul Cardin

I still can’t believe how easily they got away with the Corbyn thing…

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 30, 2022 3:55 PM
Reply to  wardropper

There is no longer any such thing as ‘regulation’ in the structure of our society.
Anything goes.

Albert Anderson
Albert Anderson
Jul 29, 2022 10:57 PM

Rock on Bob.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 12:10 AM

Rock on Bob

Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Fugazi Shoe-gazy
Jul 30, 2022 12:14 AM

Hell yea love GBV

Hsuan
Hsuan
Jul 30, 2022 5:37 PM

Good stuff! Thanks.

Could you explain how to embed a video in the comments?

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 10:46 PM

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/07/29/meteorologists-report-rise-abuse-social-media-wake-heatwave/

Meteorologists say they have been “abused” over heatwave advice by people telling them to “get a grip”.

“Get a grip”. Have you ever read such sinister and latently violent language? Why it must surely qualify as a hate crime!

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 29, 2022 11:50 PM
Reply to  George Mc

I’m so glad to hear that meteorologists have had to endure such ‘abuse’.
Maybe some of them actually will get a grip as a result…?

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 10:37 PM

https://www.vice.com/en/article/jgppep/the-world-has-named-heat-waves-now-say-hello-to-zoe

Heatwaves will now have names just as hurricanes do. So watch out for Heatwave Megadeath, Heatwave Beelzebub, Heatwave Ragnarok etc.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 29, 2022 11:38 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Well right now it’s unusually cold in Iceland.
It’s late July, and even if it rains, the temperatures are not normally 8º C. as they are this evening. I actually put gloves on to go for a walk…
Just sayin’ …
Our Earth has a very long history of adjusting the balance of temperatures over colossal periods of time. I reckon it knows what it’s doing.
People seriously do need to be told to “Get a grip”.

jiin
jiin
Jul 29, 2022 9:31 PM

Chief Political Cartoonist at the Daily Telegraph

also know as The Torygraph.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 29, 2022 9:57 PM
Reply to  jiin

False binaries, reckon OffG should do an article about that.

Vent control.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 12:14 AM
Reply to  jiin

You didn”t notice he got sacked?

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 29, 2022 9:23 PM

Not even one cartoonist or journalist in the Australian pack of lazy ignorant shits has dissented one word from the narrative.

They still think jabs are wonderful, PCR are gods.

Tori
Tori
Jul 29, 2022 11:45 PM

Leunig did, a little bit. This wasn’t published and he lost his position because of it : https://www.leunig.com.au/curly-world/opinion-september-2020/35-news/recent-cartoons-images/1176-tank-man

Willem
Willem
Jul 29, 2022 9:10 PM

This should be Front Page news around the world

6 Canadian Doctors Dead “Suddenly” Within 2 Weeks…

Name and date of death:

Dr. Paul Hannam, July 16
Dr. Lorne Segall, July 17
Dr. Stephen McKenzie, July 18
Dr. Jakub Sawicki, July 19
Dr. Shariar Jalali Mazlouman, July 23
Dr. Candace Nayman, July 28

-all within days after receiving the 4th shot

https://mobile.twitter.com/DrJamesOlsson/status/1553095670206267392/photo/1

So what do we do in NL?
– we will implement a new round of covid shots in September onwards!

Excess mortality in NL, is surging again. In Summer… see graph at page: https://www.cbs.nl/nl-nl/faq/corona/medisch/hoeveel-sterfgevallen-zijn-er-per-week-

There is something happening here.
Actually, it’s pretty clear.

Ort
Ort
Jul 29, 2022 9:28 PM
Reply to  Willem

I expect that the political and public-health authorities will reflexively wave this off as “coincidental”, or (merely) “anecdotal”.

Or any old authoritative-sounding jargon that amounts to “Nothing to see here– move on!”  😡 

Marilyn Shepherd
Marilyn Shepherd
Jul 29, 2022 10:51 PM
Reply to  Ort

Almost all deaths from ‘covid” in Australia have happened since the poison jabs and the vast majority from the 3 and 4 jab cohort of morons who keep getting jabs.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 29, 2022 10:29 PM
Reply to  Willem

Yes, you’re living in a ‘truth is stranger than fiction’ reality.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a bit tame in comparison.

All the doctors that knew Covid was bunk, and the jab was toxic, got fired/retired. The doctors that are left are compliant numskulls (or saline jabbed psychos out to milk Covidianism for what they can get).

Hospitals are now thanatoria.

What are you going to do?

How about a back-packing holiday in the Andes?

The alternative is the under-stairs cupboard and doing a Solzhenitsyn.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 29, 2022 11:05 PM

Got to say, many posts without a solution, without saying there is none.

State clearly your view.

I say mine is, no proof of a globe (with generally accepted dimensions)

Yes/no?

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 1:41 AM

Conrolled Op

Willem
Willem
Jul 30, 2022 7:58 AM

‘ doing a Solzhenitsyn’

Like, writing (and publishing!) dissident books in the country that you’re supposedly a critic of, leave the country, become the world’s most famous critical writer about the USSR and the Gulag, live the life of a millionaire in Switzerland, win the Nobel prize, and get ‘rehabilitated’ in Russia after the fall of the Berlin Wall?

– Well, I guess I am not that ‘great’

Here is an observation from Michael Parenti that may make one think:

‘Some Russian anticommunist writers such as Solzhenitsyn and Sakharov, and many U.S. anticommunist liberals, maintain that the gulag existed right down to the last days of communism. If so, where did it disappear to? After Stalin’s death in 1953, more than half of the gulag inmates were freed, according to the study of the NKVD files previously cited. But if so many others remained incarcerated, why have they not materialized? When the communist states were overthrown, where were the half-starved hordes pouring out of the internment camps with their tales of travail?‘

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 9:25 AM
Reply to  Willem

Well done!

A most informative comment.

Anyway, by ‘doing a Solzhenitsyn‘, as you probably realise, I was referring to his oft quoted whinge* that the people wouldn’t rise up against their oppressor – that is quoted, presumably, as a kind of reassuring talisman, that learning from history, the people would be bound to rise up this time.

* https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/34738-and-how-we-burned-in-the-camps-later-thinking-what

Lost in a dark wood
Lost in a dark wood
Jul 29, 2022 10:38 PM
Reply to  Willem

There is something happening here.

There was “something happening here” over a year ago when four British Airways pilots dropped dead within a couple of weeks. Anyone who was still taking the jab after that has “something missing”!

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 8:55 PM

I knew things were bad in Germany … but this?:

https://twitter.com/consent_factory/status/1552307118195220481

And note the constantly recurring refrain:

The following media includes potentially sensitive content.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 8:52 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FYrm813WAAAE7VO?format=png&name=900×900

This is attributed – by Consent Factory – to “Street signage — Anonymous, New York, 2020”

People out jogging are to wear masks to protect elderly neighbours! These are the fruits of the escalating absurdity programme that took us through transgenderism and the Corbyn “New Reich” Labour Party.

And which would seem to desire lots of dead joggers.

jiin
jiin
Jul 29, 2022 9:33 PM
Reply to  George Mc

the 666 seems to me maybe a psyop.
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George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 10:43 PM
Reply to  jiin

Never even noticed that. Sweet!

Corarden
Corarden
Jul 29, 2022 8:46 PM

Great article….I love Bob’s recent work, with Bill Gates’ jumper and The Telegraph Newspaper buried in the top soil…it made me laugh out loud.

Rachel Clarke…another Oxford PPE graduate. Just exactly how many of these New Normal advocates have graduated with this course at Oxford University? Were they all staggered over three different graduation years so as not to make it all a bit too obvious?

Well Bob has been vindicated, and more so every day. I totally understand why he spat the dummy and tweeted angrily at said Doctor Clarke. Anyone with common sense, decency and the understanding of what living in a free society means, and just how glibly it was being stolen away from us, had simply had enough at this point.

To anybody at The Telegraph ( and elsewhere) who pushed for and cheered Bob’s firing, shame on you all. He will be the one remembered for taking a stance on the right side of history. You are a bunch of traitors, fakes, cowards and liars.

mario
mario
Jul 29, 2022 9:29 PM
Reply to  Corarden

a cartoonist of genius and a brave principled man. I so admire him

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Jul 30, 2022 1:16 AM
Reply to  mario

My younger brother (56), when he worked in London in the 1990s, used to know Bob Moran.

However, Moran has far more intelligence than my brother [a computer consultant]… for the latter has been despicably subjecting me to vile ridicule and abuse since this global nightmare began. I’ve provided family members and friends with a great deal of trustworthy information which demonstrates that the ‘official narrative’ is wholly false. But my brother (gullible, brainwashed and naive, as he and his wife are) ‘blindly believes’ that ‘official’ narrative, and chose to subject me (between April/May 2020 and March this year) to the most horrific verbal [written…] abuse. Oh, I fought my corner, all right! I didn’t stand for his vile attitude/behaviour.

I’ll send him the link to this article; I wonder how he might react…

As of May this year, it seems that he and his wife may have chosen to reject me, over this… well, put it this way, the silence from them is deafening…

They all (apart from two friends who were already ‘awake’) chose to roll up their sleeves, multiple times. Am not sure how many ‘jabs’ my brother and his wife have had, nor my sister, but am aware that my sister’s husband [75] has had four (yes, you’re right… more fool them…).
I’m the only one in my immediate and extended family who’s absolutely refused to comply. I’ve been ‘awake’ for 40+ years, so was able to see through this heinous scam/hoax/fraud right from the start.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Jul 30, 2022 2:00 AM

P.S., please see my amendment to this (north of this post), about 15 minutes after my above comment was published!

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 9:06 AM

Christine, try not to let this collective hypnosis spoil your family relationship. Some day they will rub their eyes, ask “Where am I?”; and continue as though the collective dream had never been. As happened to all those good trusting folk in Nazi Germany and Communist Russia who used to denounce their relatives to The Authorities.

Osmosis
Osmosis
Jul 30, 2022 11:22 AM

My chosen ‘red-pilling strategy’ is to share various revealing video clips, in stages.

First I share the clip from the documentary ‘Indoctornation’ about the media, to open their eyes about the deception of the media. They can see for themselves how numerous media outlets parrot the exact same lines in favour of major corporations. It cannot be denied.

Next, I send them a clip from thr same documentary depicting ‘Event 201’.

After, I send them the clip of Kary Mullis talking about the PCR tests.

I might also send them one or two of Russell Brand’s videos.

After that, the hope is their eyes are sufficiently opened so as to be more amenable to any other information I might want to provide.

Perhaps after that I might send OffGuardian’s Covid Fact Sheet.

Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson
Jul 30, 2022 1:11 PM
Reply to  Osmosis

Right from the start of this outrageous hoax, I’ve provided my family members (and those of my friends who are also ‘asleep’) with a mass of trustworthy, evidential information, from a plethora of sources. I’ve provided them with information in the form of links to many articles and videos, including such things as those you mentioned: Kary Mullis talking about the PCR ‘tests’, and other links explaining the actual nature of the PCR process; ‘Event 201’; the fact that the MSM is wholly corrupt and deceitful (including videos which featured compilations of many reporters on different channels [in USA, Canada, and here in the UK] parroting the exact-same words in favour of corporations,), etc etc etc.

I’ve sent them oh so many links… covering a multitude of facts which absolutely prove that the ‘official narrative’ is false. And yet still they choose to ‘believe’ what they hear on their beloved TVs.. hence their having chosen to roll up their sleeves for the injections multiple times.

I wonder whether anything will enable them to see through the lies.

One of my friends is a Spanish lady, we’ve known each other for 30+ years. She and her husband are in their late 80s. I’ve sent them a mass of information which demonstrates the falsehood of the ‘official narrative’.
She and her husband obtain their ‘news’/’information’ solely from their TV (they’ve never used the Internet, they don’t have a computer). She constantly says to me, re. what’s going on, “It’s a scandal… really scandalous”. And yet both she and her husband have rolled up their sleeves four times…

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 8:38 PM

https://www.lbc.co.uk/news/anti-dairy-activists-pour-milk-on-harrods-floor-after-occupying-waitrose-cheese/
 

Anti-dairy activists pour milk on Harrods floor after ‘occupying’ Waitrose cheese aisle

*

Vegan activists have poured milk on the floor in Harrods and “occupied” the cheese aisle in Waitrose in a protest over the dairy industry. Protesters tied to Animals Rebellion, a group of activists linked to Extinction Rebellion, staged the demonstrations in supermarkets around London on Wednesday. Footage and pictures posted on social media showed activists removing cartons of milk from shelves in M&S and Waitrose on Oxford Street after pouring the product on the floor in Harrods. Other video showed demonstrators emptying shelves stacked with pints of milk. Another saw activists block a cheese room at Waitrose while holding signs that read: “Caution, Climate Crisis. Dairy = Death.”

And the shop owners were too shocked and taken unawares to phone the police! No-one could stop the storming protesters – although it was clear that there must have been plenty of time and calm to click these strangely professional looking photos.

Violet
Violet
Jul 29, 2022 9:04 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Animals Rebellion never heard of them, I bet they’re funded by that trouble making old git George sore ass!

Tom Larsen
Tom Larsen
Jul 29, 2022 10:02 PM
Reply to  George Mc

This is the face of the contemporary Color Revolution – now applied domestically.

LuciusLicinius
LuciusLicinius
Jul 30, 2022 1:06 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I am waiting, once insects become a staple food, for the anti meat, dairy and vegetables protestors. Insects all the way, baby!

NickM
NickM
Jul 30, 2022 9:15 AM
Reply to  LuciusLicinius

Insects are the most concentrated form of actinomycin (aka “muscle” or “meat”) hence their fabulous power-to-weight ratio. Eat enough ants and you will carry a ton. Eat enough grass hoppers and you will jump over a house. No way can a vegan diet compete.

Grafter
Grafter
Jul 30, 2022 11:58 AM
Reply to  NickM

You first.

Patrick L.
Patrick L.
Jul 31, 2022 10:45 PM
Reply to  NickM

Eat enough flies and you’ll develop an appetite for dogshit.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 2:02 PM
Reply to  LuciusLicinius

You know that insects can be farmed underground – unlike cattle.

This is why the unjabbed have them to look forward to.

Incidentally, are you unjabbed?

Corarden
Corarden
Jul 30, 2022 9:48 AM
Reply to  George Mc

I love cheese. What a waste! I can’t even afford cheese at the moment.

George Mc
George Mc
Jul 29, 2022 8:20 PM

The simple fact of the matter is that thrombotic screaming simulated sincerity will always rope in the millions whilst the challenge to think will repel. That’s why a thudding juddering heap of tear drenched vomit such as Jennifer Rush’s Power of Love will always get to number one whilst sarky buggers like Randy Newman will forever be relegated to “specialist” interest. 

The power hungry are well aware of this and have been feeding up shamelessly obvious fraudulent tear jerkers since time began. And when those with even the slightest grey matter will inevitably respond with retching and self-defensive irony, the great sob story manufacturers will point the finger and declare “Cold, aloof, uncaring monster!” and the wet faced millions will join in.

The covid saga was built for this ruthless sanctimonious emotional blackmail and soulless hacks like Dr Clarke are perfect for it. Because you see, these liberals really really care … about the sentimental images they dream up. As far as reality itself goes, they have no idea what the word even means.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 29, 2022 9:09 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Reality, what does it mean ? The science or scientific method, or spirit, or something else ?
Depends on age ? Well not according to recent comments !

‘Gatekeepers’. ‘Believers’ ‘Salarymen’,

No surprise satire is squashed.

Xavier Delacroix
Xavier Delacroix
Jul 30, 2022 2:08 PM

Your comments are a lot like Haiku.

Not many have the time to ponder them (a day of meditative analysis) to ultimately grok their profundity, and enjoy the epiphany of their understanding.

wardropper
wardropper
Jul 29, 2022 11:44 PM
Reply to  George Mc

Funny how decades ago my teenage schoolmates had an instinct for bad actors and bad acting, whether in Hollywood, or in politics, or just within the family.

But today, everybody falls for it.
One could be forgiven for thinking that human evolution had suddenly gone into reverse gear.
All you have to say is, “Boohoo, I’m emoting so strongly right now, full of pain and so alone, and nobody seems to care”, and you’ll get a hundred fake sympathy hugs from people who would sell you and your children to Bill Gates tomorrow.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 12:36 AM
Reply to  wardropper

Middle one for you, a believer. Gonna die that way ? Hope not.

mjh
mjh
Jul 30, 2022 12:48 AM

Trying to figure out what your comments mean, if anything, Capt Birdheart — are you depressed? angry at Off Guardian for running the comments people not 100% agreeing with your view of the world? just mean spirited in general? Or is there something else going on here? I’ll be charitable and just assume it is ironic humour that is beyond my comprehension.

Captain Birdheart
Captain Birdheart
Jul 30, 2022 1:24 AM

mjh bot

mjh
mjh
Jul 30, 2022 2:44 AM

???? Lost me again there