THE collaborators were out in force on Twitter over the weekend. Delighted they were with a second lockdown, delighted. Some, of course, were not happy that the schools will stay open for now. The socialist collaborators at the teachers’ union were demanding the schools close, as were many people who I suspect do not have children and spend a lot of time in their mother’s basement. A teachers’ union that doesn’t want to teach – beyond parody.
Then there were the high-profile collaborators who have absolutely nothing to lose from a lockdown but plenty to gain: they can be found in the media and on the benches of the House of Commons. They just love a nice lockdown – they themselves have epic salaries that will not be cut and will get to travel into work and pontificate about how important it is for everyone else to stay at home.
They were angry because the lockdown didn’t come soon enough and now the bodies will be piled high, I tell you, so very high. Only, you’d have to get high to believe the nonsense being spouted out by the Ayatollahs of Sage.
Just who are the foot-soldiers, I ask myself, the regular joe collaborators, Boris Johnson’s willing snitchers? I break down them into the following categories: the NHS true believers, the scared witless, and the narcissists.
The NHS true believers are those who, even if they haven’t fallen for the whole bodies-stored-at-ice-rinks nonsense, will do pretty much anything to Protect Our NHS. They will stay at home, hide in their shed, destroy all private enterprise and cancel Christmas if it means Protecting Our NHS. To them, the NHS is a god, and when the god is displeased, they will feed it their young, their teenagers and their elderly in care homes. Whatever it takes.
The second category are the scared witless, who can obviously be found in the first category also. These are people who start their day watching Chief Lockdown Cheerleader Piers Morgan and top up on their daily diet of Covid-hysteria via the BBC and Sky. Any mainstream media outlet will do. As a result, they are genuinely scared that they will catch Covid and die. No amount of arguing can disabuse them of this ridiculous belief, and they would be pretty happy to lockdown forever.
Then there are the narcissists. These people are dangerous and, unlike the true-believers and scared witless, genuinely enjoy locking everyone else down. They themselves will not abide by the lockdown, but they love telling the pollsters and anyone else who will listen that everyone absolutely must be locked down, wear a mask, stay at home, sacrifice their jobs, cancel their weddings, and they if don’t do all of these things they are granny killers.
Narcissists like to spoil the fun for everyone else – and you would be surprised by the number of narcissists out there. These are the people who always, every year, turn up to Christmas lunch (you only asked them because you felt you had to) and pick a fight, just to ruin the day.
If you call a narcissist out on their toxic behaviour they turn on you and blame you for ruining the party. They spoil weddings, they threaten to cancel children’s birthday parties, they see something good, pure or innocent and it drives them mad. These are the people who coming up to December 2 will be gunning, absolutely gunning, for an extension of the lockdown. And if it is extended beyond Christmas, well, that’s their Christmas made.
Lockdown narcissist: a nightmare unleashed.