Digestions 2020

28 September and the Nth Conservative Revolution

“Two-storey extensions without planning permission”*?

I've always had a hard spot for Highbury & Islington. That's to say, I never liked the place. "It has bad Fen Shui" would say I - who believes that Fen Shui is a bad thing in itself let alone places that have it - as a habitual excuse for not meeting friends there. "Now they will fix its Fen Shui" said a friend, Highbury inhabitant in the past, Highgate inhabitant at present. Unfortunately, this is not what happened. At least not in my eyes...

Because of Highbury & Islington London has now something of misfortunate Sofia. What I have in mind is the provincial aspect of the little pedestrian area by Highbury & Islington Station entrance. Shall I call it Highbury & Islington Square? I don't mind the traffic roundabout, it's well organized and probably very convenient for the vehicles. I mean the space for the two-legged right by the station and the Famous Cock.

And more precisely the preposterously ornamented but then mismatched pavement blocks. The white sitting (? or for what particular purpose are they there?) blocks on the side that have nothing to do with the mentioned patched and mismatched pavement blocks. The even more irrelevant wooden round bench with metal finishing.... The whole ensemble looks like … the dream of town of somebody who had never seen a town.

The sight of Highbury & Islington reminds me of Sofia’s Sveti Sedmochislenizi garden, which is the other name for urban corruption. It makes me think of somebody calling shimself “entrepreneur” who had paid shimself instead of paying an architect and then hired an Eastern European, probably Bulgarian, building brigade to do a planless construction with old pavement blocks found in some forgotten in the woods (of Ukranian?) warehouse; then brought the spare (from the massacre of Sofia's downtown) ridiculous white stone cubes - a top up from a weird barter deal - and arranged them about... Thus turning a renowned spot in N1 looking like aaa... not a part of London, mildly speaking, but aaa ... a private profiteering mine.

oday, Highbury & Islington Square represents the species ``The Spot of Corruption on the Face of the Urban Landscape". I would advise: Don't let this animal escape its natural environment - Bulgaria and the Third World - and breed on this tiny island. Let alone in exquisite London.

On the bright side: if you allowed that animal - adding sudden storeys to buildings - to breed, you might expect a secondary, yet planned, effect: All those migrants who, like me, have found in London a shelter from the unplanned ugliness of the capital cities in their own countries, leaving it and heading for other capital cities where people still need planning permits to cause unexpected storeys to accomplished buildings.

Detailed photos of the Highbury & Islington Square disaster will be edited next week, when my 14 days, post travel self-isolation will be over.

*”Boris Johnson faces a new rebellion by Conservative MPs over his plans to allow two-storey extensions to homes and tower blocks to go ahead without planning permission.” The Times, Saturday, 26 September p8

By the by, wasn’t the whole point of being conservetive errrhhh… being conservative? Isn’t it time for Easter Bunny Boris, at the second Easter of this second life of his, to lay a new party? The Party of the Revolutionary Revolutionarists? Hu? Thus eventually taking us away from the binary model? Just by the time when I might - or might not, who knows? - gain the right to vote in this country. 

 

Overcrowded Wizzair flight, 20 September evening. Please notice the polite and useful maskwearing manner of the Man in White T-Shirt.

23 September - Let's Kidnap A Revolution

Dedicated to Wizzair, the social-nondistancing aircompany, the wingeth manifestation of viruses and vice.

All revolutions get kidnapped. Let's then kidnap the COVID19 Revolution ourselves.

I explain: I develop on a conspiracy theory and say: Whosoever meant whatsoever with the COVID19 I would like to think of it as a revolution and kidnap it from them.

I swear to God, I am using Wizzair no more.

At first, it was the temptation - in 2011 I was flying Sofia/London at any price between £3 and £9. Then it was the habit - by 2015 I knew how to select the "wizz flex" option that allows me to change my flight. Then it was the inevitability - in 2020 Wizz was the only flying aircompany, doing Sofia-London despite lockdown in both countries. When nobody else flew, Wizz continued doing their three flights a day to and three flights a day fro Sofia - as in Business never sleeps. Not only that three strangers are stuck next to each other on each row on each flight, but there is the seat service of food and alcohol. At which point turns out that masks are mandatory, unless you ... consume… - what else? - As long as you goble paninis and whisky you are free to be maskfree.

So what is this international, extraterritorial law that allows two people to ketter to four hundred? Like two little bees vice and virus pollinating hundreds of flowers? Wizzair, your aircrafts look like Bulgaria's Southern Black Sea coast - an overcrowded manifestation of greed and junk.

I will let you know what alternative way of London-Sofia travel itinerary I invented hopefully next year.

As Wizzair is obviously not undertaking any of the economic damage of delivering people under unhealthy conditions; I suggest that people should be exempt from paying for food and bills while in a post-travel quarantine. Or simply automatically receive £250 upon arrival at the airport (half the monthly COVID 19 unemployment payment) - Which would mean that the sacrifice of two weeks of my life had been acknowledged at least.

PS I still don't understand why Wizzair got all the GB-BG seasonal workers and not say Ryanair or EasyJet.... mysteries, mysteries.... And while I am all for bloodless revolutions, changing carnivore mastodontes is only worth it if it’s changed with an ethical provider, not the opposite. Obviously Wizzair is ready to expand its fleet, as Bulgarian Kapital magazine informs - it provides the whole unethical cheep-labour-up- and-down-flying...

Basically, the question is simple : Why should I shield and self-sacrifice self-isolating, when Wizzair obviously does none of those?

The extraterritoriality of businesses and individuals that exempts them of national COVID19 measures, not only of taxes. Wizzair is one of the new extraterritorial gods. How to divert the flow away of them? How to kidnap this revolution?

PS 2 While I was writing this I was also watching a video from the protests in Sofia last night. On the video a gendarmerie squad with no identification numbers was shown, with the cameraman explaining that unlike “normal” squads where each policeman is wearing a personal identification number, on the Mystery squad none does. Hmmm, it seems that I am not the first one to whom the idea to kidnap this revolution occurs as a good  …. Saaaad.

Will Proverb2020 stipulate : “Who kidnaps a revolution first wins”?

A snapshot of the video showing a Mysterious Squad, nearby the old building of the National Assembly in Sofia, 22nd September late evening. The cameraman says that earlier on the squad was wearing “gloves with fortified knuckles” which they thought to take off once he started filming them, but no identification numbers.

A policeman with a box spotted at the protests in Sofia on 2nd September.

6 September - Fascists & Communists and Where to Find Them

Labelling popular uprising as fascist -like in Belarus, or communist - like in Bulgaria; is so dépassé that speaks more about the senility of the regimes in these countries than about the nature of the uprisings.

This from one side. From the other side, it is true that the turmoil in both countries serves well the interests of the Muscovite. Just as much as the corruption of both regimes and the lack of modern thinking in Belarus and Bulgaria serves the Moscovite too.

Trouble, trouble....

It is also curious how a senile, totalitarian regime could represent a novelty. Indeed, totalitarian regimes within the EU are a novelty. For what else but totalitarian is the Regime in Sofia?

Bulgaria's freedom of press had been ranked 111th in the world in April 2020 - right between Guinea and Nepal, and behind Kuwait at 109.

Bulgaria's businesses are racketed for years by the Regime. If their profit becomes too lucrative despite the racket then it, the Regime, takes them over. Such was the case with a certain infrastructure agency privatised by PM Borisov from... Bojkov the Skull. Yes, the same Bojkov who is on the run in Dubai now.

In Bulgaria the Regime has no viable opposition. On which ground the Regime refuses to resign saying "Ok, but there is no one to replace us".

How does this all sound? Not totalitarian at all, I suppose. Furthermore this regime has the legitimacy of continuity: the current PM has been a personal driver and security for the last Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party. Changes, changes....

It is hyper mysterious to me as to why Boiko Borisov The Pumpkin as is the official nickname of LoveChild, and Vasil Bojkov The Skull broke up. Some say that instead of his usual 30% share from the lottery - ran by Bojkov the Skull - profit, PM Borisov suddenly has started asking for 70%. Can it be this?

Others say that they, Bojkov and Borisov, fell out because of Bojkov's newly born ambitions in politics. But I still don't see how this could have bothered Borisov. Bojkov would have been no less corrupted a politician than Borisov. Why then worry? Were Bojkov not only filthily rich but also disgustingly righteous, Borisov's worries would have been understandable, but as this isn't the case....

Questions, questions....

A friend of mine insists that it is of zero importance why Boiko The Pumpkin Borisov and Vasil The Skull Bojkov had fallen out. What matters, according to him, is that now Bojkov The Skull is paying organised thug-structures to do the turmoil in Bulgaria. "Poor innocent people that joined in. They are being manipulated", says my friend.

While I say, it doesn't matter who paid for the uprising to begin, it matters who joined in. As far as I observe plenty of reasonable people did. I imagine what I would've done had Eric Gill told me "Call the fire brigade, your house is burning". Would have I told him "Get off here you pedophile and zoophile"? No, I would’ve called the fire brigade. Then, if I were filthy rich, I would’ve bought some art from him. Was this too surreal of a reflection? Ok, let me say it simply: If you have a thug for a PM, why wouldn’t you have another thug for opposition and dissident?

The Skull and The Pumpkin

I am also hyper curious to know why the two thugs had fallen out. In the absence of original, first hand information on the subject I investigate photos of the brothers in crime on the web.

In the first photo, the young Skull and The Pumpkin are to be seen standing amidst large size paintings in spectacular frames - unfortunately the quality of the photo is such that I can't define neither artist nor style - and at least one, if not two, small plastics. From this interior and the body language one can conclude that this meeting is taking place at The Skull's ground. Here Boiko The Pumpkin wears a - shall we say communist? - red tie.

In the second photo, our protagonists are visibly older - The Pumpkin with a gut, The Skull with a bulletproof jacket - and it seems that Boiko the Pumpkin is hosting. On the wall behind him hangs, what looks like, a painting of Vladimir Dimitrov — Maystora; in a nonsensical voisinage with an icon of, probably, Christ. From which one can conclude that this is The Pumpkin's office - as Maystora's paintings are very popular in the offices on the high echelons of power in Bulgaria. Here The Pumpkin's tie is Gerb-blue.

The Pumpkin and The Skull

Luton Airport, 22 May about 1200

Luton Airport, 22 May about 1300

Ants Rebrand

Wizzair* did not cease to fly Sofia-London return three times a day all through Lockdown.

As of this week, the only other daily flight to fro Luton airport - once a day, is to Bucharest.

That's it! Four flights a day to and fro Luton airport - three of which to Sofia. 

This week, the only other flight to and from Luton will be an one-off flight to Lisbon. 

Having in mind that through Lockdown all the Harrods, Tom Fords, Zaras and other fringues shops and boutiques down Oxford, Regent and other streets were closed - all this to and fro London articulates a single logic - coming and going Bulgarians were evidently not in the pickpocketing business. They must have been around on other sorts of affairs.

Based on this evidence, I most solemnly suggest for Bulgarians in the UK to be officially rebranded from PickPockets to PickPackettes, as this is what they mostly do in the UK pick&pack fruit&veg. This, obviously, when they don't nurse**, care, build, cook and clean. 

Or should we simply call them Ants? To and fro to and fro with a grain to go with a crumb to come. 

Here the appeal is to common decency and objectivity, the same that called the Polish "Plumbers"  - not that they weren't also waiters, receptionists, social workers, carers and many others - and not... say...  "Alcoholics", "Shoplifters" or "Swearers". 

Whilst this same common decency and objectivity obliges us to call consecutive Bulgarian governments - all after 2000 - "Lazy pimps of the worst type". For this is what they do - pimp the nation for 2,50.

Another question a la Agatha Christie is: What nationals are then the pickpockets? Pick one or two or three of all the hundreds of nations that ceased to go to and fro UK since the pickpocketing parlours  have been closed. 

It's worth mentioning, while we are still on the subject of shops  and airplanes, that just like in any random shop - Tesko, Sainabury's, Co-op - the distancing in Wizzaircrafts is practiced outside - before and after boarding, once inside distancing is no longer relevant.  Thus, we have two extraterritorial spaces where distancing regulations are made redundant - shops on earth and airplanes in the sky. 

*  I wonder whom and how much they are paying.

**There hadn’t been a massive exodus of Bulgarian doctors towards the UK, as they didn’t like neither the system nor the conditions.

23 May 


Lexicology in Times of COVID19

Anglo speaking civilisation achieved the culmination of its "positive thinking" the other day when President Trump describing the negative result of the COVID19 test of a White House worker said "Her test came back... humm... as good" and then continued talking about the same worker's test result of the week after : "She tested positive to COVID19". There, I think it has been now made official the Western World in the Times of COVID19 is so much only positively thinking that the word and notion of "negative" are made redundant and do not anylonger exist. So when the little brain can't comprehend when something negative is actually positive it calls it good.

It's official, Good is the new for Negative!

Which tribes were we calling superstitious?

14 May

The Tweet

I am reading the PM's tweet "We are writing off NHS debt as part of a major financial reset for NHS providers" and my hair rises at the back of my head. Ever since the COVID19  started I wanted to write "Now when you see how dysfunctional the NHS is, hope you’ll finally dismantle it" but restrained because the moment seemed inappropriate. 

But actually there is no other moment to write it. For it is now that we have to rethink the future.

Now we rethink, while dealing with COVID19, and then dismantle and build anew the NHS immediately after.

Everything about the NHS is dysfunctional for different technical reasons at different levels and places, but in principle for one big reason : the system was created and run by different kind of people, so it didn't have or need protection mechanisms. The class system doesn't help, as everybody imitates the behaviour of those on top of them...and as those on top are arrogant profiteers...

So the system is abused in a spectacular way. And here is the usual paradox, and as it is usual, it shouldn’t be a paradox any longer, but the paradox is that it still is a paradox: Whenever the finger points in one direction for “the guilty” one should look in the exactly opposite direction. Thus, the NHS is not failing because it treats tons of foreigners; but because it is run by aliens with "foreign" ethics and is overcrowded by spongering providers, not users. Just as there are so many drug users, because there are thus many drug dealers and not vice versa. There are just too many drug dealers, warmongers, human traffickers, NHS contractors etc etc Black Brethren pumping the light out of the world. You know it better than me; I am only just finding it out. I mean, you must have been silently witnessing it from ages. 

Since working in a renowned  NHS hospital - and don't get me wrong they perform miracles there, but at the same time the levels of abuse of the system at any given level are pharaonic - I always wonder why we insist on keep saying "African scale of corruption"? I mean why "African"? Really. The systematic witnessing of criminal levels of bullying,  extortion and corruption makes one paranoid. Not only did I not want to write about it, even though at the time I tried to get in touch with a BBC journalist, but I was even reluctant to keep notes on the subject.These notes, if only I've kept them, would have made a fantastic background for a criminal novel. And then a wonderful Netflix horror series.

The details don't matter because the system is ...well, systematically abused head to toe. Therefore, it has to be dismantled and built anew (Please note that I believe that anything that functions shouldn't be touched). There is no fixture for the NHS the way it is now though. 

In private healthcare, where every position up the line get's a percentage from the economies it makes downwards is even nastier. Strange phenomenons exist there, like subletting  your work position: it is very simple it works like that: I receive, say £20ph but I am letting you work in my position for £10. Thus, I mind my other business while still pocketing £10 ph every hour you work... Like in Libya at the zenith of Gaddafi's era. As much as I appreciate when somebody finds a way to abuse an American corporative system thus much I hate it, because it usually  is of negative consequences for everybody else, patients included. 

Another trick is when your line manager is signing for you, as it has lately happened to me. Which basically means that not one time did I receive the same amount of money for the same amount of working time. It has always been more or less, depending on the manager's needs.

Obviously, all these forms of extortion are witnessed directly by at least two-three people at any given time, who naturally don't have an opinion. Now, how do you fix this - People without any opinion or position whenever there is a personal price to be paid?

Good luck.

My text ‘Black&Blue* or The Makhno State of Affairs’, further down, is dedicated to this subject - the healthcare system in this country. Private and NHS, and in  the zones where these two coexist.

So yes, take the NHS apart and rebuild it from scratches integrating all possible anti-bullying, extortion, corruption and abuse mechanisms. And don’t allow capital - feudalism within the private healthcare in this country. 

Well, if you ask me, I would add "And no box-ticking health assessments either" ... but this is too much of wishfulthinking and daydreaming... for if there is no box-ticking at hospital assessments their wouldn’t be box-ticking tests at schools either… and this would obviously happen only after a massive human extinction.

4 April

1 April - Fools' Day, Jokes' Time

Think of all the bank staff used by private hospitals, like me, or by NHS contractors, like many others, now dumped on the Government's COVID 19 financial assistance scheems hahahahha

(Mind you, just a month ago I was promissed a contract, as I have been working in this private hospital since 2014.... tant pis.)

There are also plenty of jokes to tell about my bank- working. Every bank worker is supposed to fill in their own working hours on 'Work Day'. After "onboarding", yeh yeh, in an American healthcare corporation, one is supposed to recieve a code to fill in their shifts. Not me. For me it was done by "my line manager"... ask him/her why, I have no idea. When a week ago I recieved an email saying "sign in on your Work Day to recieved your 2019 bonuses" I worte to the line manager telling him about the email and asking "What about my 2019 bonuses now?" He didn't bother to answer. Hahahhahaha

And another joke, two weeks ago I bought a scooter online - such a lovely scooter with big wheels to go to work without using public transport and immunestimulants to become virus-invinsible - Due to work on Wednesday 25, Thursday 26 and Friday 27 of March, with my homeisolation expiring on Tuesday 24th.... Despite having spoken to the already famous line manager to confirm my attendence, upon my arrival at work I find out that somebody else has been given all my shifts. The private healthcare provider has dumped me on the Government's shoulder without notice nor valuable reason, getting advantage of my homeisolation hahahahahaha.

It was difficult to pick a fight over a working position of which one is terified. Yet, I still did hahahaha. Chiken fighting over a grain. (Mind you the imposter was a man. Proposterous, knowing that the position often requires interpreting brestfeeding instructions to veiled Arabic women... Even though, I have to admit, it sometimes requires interpreting at masculin fertility and libido consultations... "Are you getting erections? How is your ejaculation?  -  to Arabic men).  Later that evening all work at this position was cancelled anyway hahahahah

Mort de rire. Mort de rire ....That will teach me! Bank-worker! ha! Happy Fools Day.

As the slaves at a certain timespace point have stopped reproducing, all bank-workers should stop bankworking. I know, it is easier said than done, but I have a whole selfisolation eternity to think how to do it. Or more precisely, how to do-bank-working-not laughingly.

And this precisely is the joke: if this Conservative government had refused to act as a communist, not even socialist, one the free-runing liberal units of capital canibalism, like the one I was bank-woring for, would have turned this country into a Congo of the Ebola outbreak period, Gaza of 2012 Izraeli fire period and rural India at any given time combo. Can we conclude that even the toughest English Coservative soul is much more tender than the avarage manager in a Wild-Wild West corporation? Who knows? Who knows?

But I would like to say: It is now obvious that American corporative practices are in the detriment of this country.

And don't forget: HA HA HA HA HA to laaf and laugh.


Black&Blue* or The Makhno State of Affairs

Who would've thought?

Who would've thought that if you go Right enough you'll turn Left?

I mean we all know that if you go West, sooner or later you'll emerge from the East... But I didn't expect that Liberalism and the supposedly Free Market will look so much like anarchism and Makhno's Black Army.

Think of the self-audit of private and public structures and entities. It's Makhnovshtina.

Think of the self-management of these same private or public entities. It's Makhnovshtina.

Think of the voluntary work on which these private and public entities are based - I mean the minimal living wage and even the double of the minimal living wage are still within the frames of VOLUNTARY WORK because they ensure the functioning of the biological unite that provides the voluntary work. It's Makhnovshtina.

Think of how the private and public entities counting on voluntary work can't ask those biological unites offering voluntary work for accountability on mistakes committed on the work place because "we have difficulties to find people to work anyway, let alone if we start tracing mistakes". It's Makhnovshtina.

Think of how the outside world, or broadly speaking society, can't hold the entities counting on voluntary work responsible for their results and modus operandi for they autoimmune-diseasely self-protect. It's Makhnovshtina

There, private and public entities self-manage, self-audit, are unaccountable and autoimmune-diseasely self-protect. It's a Black Army. The whole so called Liberal System of the Free Market suffers from an autoimmune disease, currently in a remission period. Who would've thought? Who would've thought that the old communist saying "We pretend that we work; they pretend that they pay us" will find it's perfect illustration here, in the conditions of the Liberal System of the Free Market.

And yes, certainly those coming from the East did not expect to find Makhnovshtina when arriving in the West. ....but we should have. We should have known had we read more about Liberalism and Anarchism.**

*Not the film with the same name, even though I recomend it too as a good illustration of thr text.

** My scares knowledge of Makhnovshtina is based on Bulhakiv's White Guard.

"Don't know much about The Makhnobshtina, but NeoLiberalism smells Bolshevism " Zhoro aka Pyrko said on the subject.

PS Ça va de soi of all this Makhnovshtina I have no time for art. When I emerge from my Makhnovski Unit in the evenung all galleries have closed and all shows already commenced.

25 January