Readers will understand the lack of posts since ‘Herself’ has been in hospital. But it is not as simple as that. Hospitalisation seriously disrupts normal lifestyles. By lifestyles, I mean the regularity of our lives. We tend to rise from our beds at an appropriate time, depending upon whether we have to go to work or are retired and such. Even when you are retired, hospitalisations disrupt your routine. Thus, the patient is not the only one who is affected.
But perhaps what is more important is the lack of communication upon release from hospital. She came home with several medicines and a copy of a letter to her GP, but no instructions about the medication. The instructions on the packets are generic and not specific. That will not do upon release from hospital.
I have read quite a lot today about how the West is increasing the cost of energy by subsidising windfarms and such. At the same time, China and India are creating coalmines galore.
It strikes me that there is a closed circle at work. That is, there is a group of people who have no responsibility to any individual. They can override the reasonable right of a person to be self-sufficient, and declare self-sufficiency to be a crime.
I suppose that Government has always been ‘crude’. That is because Government cannot be other than ‘one size fits all’. What is odd about that is that Government costs so much. If ‘one size fits all’ is the rule, why mess about? Just say so.
Because it is becoming more and more evident that ‘one size fits all’ is the new political rule.
There is little that any individual can do, other than disobey and vote for ‘other’.
There is a huge principle hanging in the air:
“What legitimacy has a Government if only, say, 20% of the population bother to vote?” Or, to put it another way, why should people vote for a tyranny?