When I was a schoolboy in the 1960s I was aware of Bertrand Russell as a prominent and opinionated leftie, but not being inclined in that direction I ignored him as being of no interest.
Big mistake. Know thine enemy.
Matthew Ehret (AKA the Canadian Patriot) has opened my eyes to his pernicious influence, influence which (whilst no doubt assisted by many others) seems to have now led us to the perversion of science known as the pandemic.
That this perversion exists is not news to me, but that it had its roots so far back in history (and probably Russell was not the first to promote such ideas) is news to me. Clearly I have been politically asleep much too long.
The price of freedom is eternal vigilance - the price of sleeping is the loss of that freedom.
The Trump phenomenon has undoubtedly awoken many on the other side of the pond and at considerable cost, but I fear that on this side of the water too many still slumber on, reassured by the relentless anti-Trump pro-pandemic messaging so assiduously promulgated by the media, whilst all the while our freedoms are stealthily and indeed now brazenly removed.
Their recovery may not come cheaply.