Today – the 14th September 2020 – the Government imposed the ‘rule of six’, the latest diktat in its escalating assault upon our basic freedoms. As of now, social gatherings in England of more than six people – indoor and outdoor – are prohibited, and police will be able to disperse larger gatherings and fine the wrongdoers £100 (doubling up to a maximum of £3200 for repeat offenders). The only way to halt the Government’s totalitarian bandwagon is for UK citizens to resist, and refuse to comply.
So instead of Boris’s ‘rule of six’, I offer six ways we can all fight against our country's creeping descent into a fascist state: THE UNRULY SIX.
1. Continue to socialise with family and friends
Ignore the fatuous ‘rule of six’ and live a life that is commensurate with a free and civilised society. Don’t behave recklessly: continue to do what we’ve done for over a century to manage the threat of respiratory viruses – i.e. wash our hands and isolate ourselves when ill – and keep some distance between you and the old and/or vulnerable IF they wish you to do so. But otherwise crack on with your lives; mass non-compliance with these petty, futile, life-restricting rules is the only way to halt this madness.
2. Attend the freedom rallies
We need to engage in visible protests to counter the Government’s systematic destruction of our basic human rights. One way of doing this is to attend a march or rally. Although they receive barely a mention on the mainstream media, such protests are happening across the United Kingdom (for example, the ‘We Do Not Consent’ rally in Trafalgar Square, London, on the 26th September, starting at 12 midday). Further information on this, and other protests, can be obtained from StandupX website and from here
3. Take off your masks
There is no persuasive evidence that face coverings reduce viral transmission, but they do de-humanise, perpetuate fear & promote compliance with the Government’s diktats (see here). If you wear one, I urge you to bin it forthwith.
4. Write a letter of protest to your local MP
The draconian restrictions imposed on our lives, implemented under euphemistically titled ‘public health regulations’, have been implemented without parliamentary scrutiny. Indeed, the silence from our elected representatives, across all parties, has been shameful. A letter to your local MP, expressing anger and frustrations at their apathy, may help jolt them out of their stupors. To make the task easier, an example of a letter-to-MP template is provided here.
5. Share accurate, reassuring information about Covid-19
The mainstream media generally, and the BBC in particular, have acted as the Government’s propaganda arm throughout this coronavirus crisis, continually pumping fear and misinformation into our homes (see here). To counter this pernicious cocktail of doom-laden exaggeration and untruths, we all can do our bit by sharing accurate information about this novel coronavirus via blogs, Tweets, Facebook pages and other social media platforms. In addition, distributing pamphlets containing reassuring facts about Covid-19 would help to reduce the irrational fear that is currently paralysing our country – perhaps they could be covertly left in pubs, restaurants and other public places. (One source of leaflets is the ‘Stop New Normal’ website).
6. Speak out about the pervasive censorship
I, like other sceptics, have been privately contacted by people within a range of occupational groups who do not like what is happening but are wary of speaking out. There are undoubtedly many health professionals, teachers and police personnel who are feeling acutely uncomfortable in colluding with the Government’s coronavirus narrative, but fear censor and punishment from their employers if they express their concerns publicly. Whistleblowing requires courage, but could be one of the most powerful ways to prevent the UK’s spiral into the China of the west.
I am not a rebellious person. I’ve always been a law-abiding citizen and – until last month – I had never attended a protest throughout the 61 years of my life. But dire circumstances call for drastic actions. I strongly commend my ‘Unruly Six’ actions to you.
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