Nostradamus

Now even the Financial Times is cashing in on the Dominic Cummings Saga, calling him the Nostradamus of the financial world as he has not lost his job like so many others.

Those comparisons are getting increasingly ridiculous. So is the hate.

Why not just look at Dominic Cummings as a human being who made the most of what he has got. I can sympathise. In Germany I would have a very similar family set-up. The land owning family with their own forest, whilst the young offspring lives in the city with an important job and lots of stress-factors.

If I would live in Germany now, I would have gone to country-relations and gotten my young kid looked after.

Of course you can’t compare a government advisor with just any other person, a government advisor has many more stress factors and security concerns than most of us.

It would have been the job of the police to check his travels and he should have been fined there and then if he broke the rules like everybody else.

I am certain there are many who were fortunte enough to be able to break the rules. Whilst us poorer people now just have to stay put and do not even have the opportunity to break those.

The hate against Cummings has become the hate against those who are a little bit more privileged.

I just spent time watching TV and think there is a lot of stuff on that reminds us of the World War II mentality, which is so much more relevant now that Britain has left the EU.

Can a whole country suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? Yes they can.

I do enjoy watching Foyle’s War, which is currently being re-run on ITV late at night and it just emphasises the mentality of the nation sticking together against all who are not friends but foes.

Again so very relevant for me as German immigrant to remind myself that the war ended 75 years ago but is still kept alive in the minds of the nation.

Last night a German lady, who was married to a Brit, invited her German relative to come over across the Channel illegally. A very silly thing to do, especially as the war was on. It became a major hanging offence for the German man who tried to enter Britain via the Channel in a small boat and the woman was stigmatized even by her British husband for the rest of her life.

I can compare myself to Cummings from the priviledged family set-up point of view but I can’t compare myself to the German woman who illegally tried to import German spies from her own German family.

Let’s face it, whichever country you live in, you have to keep to the nation’s rules that you live in.

I reckon that during a war -time scenario Cummings would not be slanted by the press as he is being slanted now.

 

 

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. pwei34
    May 30, 2020 @ 22:33:25

    Hi Johanna, I’m pleased that I’m not the only one willing to take a rational, even-handed view of the Cummings issue. It seems that he has become a lightning rod for the grief and trauma of the whole nation during this long, sad Spring.

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