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SAGE: A Better Acronym For The ‘Scariant’-Age

With all the talk in the media now about changes to our ‘promised’ freedom in June, as we are once more being ravaged by a new ‘Scariant’ – I mean, VARIANT – to which actual scientific experts (the mostly silenced ones!) all agree is no more worrisome than the original strain, and just like FLU (another coronavirus!) will continue to change and adapt and have many, many more ‘Scariants’, I ask the question, “Just WHO are these people behind SAGE…?”

WHO Is Behind SAGE…?

To be totally honest, prior to this ‘panic-demic’, even though I had heard of Wuhan, China, as I have traveled through it, I’d never heard of SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies). I also never knew that an UN-ELECTED panel of people could wield so much power over a (so-called) democratic society, and based on their ‘expertise’ create so much chaos, fear, and damage. When I did hear about it, since I come from a marketing background, my first thought was that it was a very clever acronym, as it implies wisdom without there necessarily being any – it is merely assumed from the title! A very clever marketing and PR trick, if you will. I’ve therefore come up with my own interpretation of what SAGE means from my meager vantage point:

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Please feel free to use the above jpeg, if you agree with my sentiments, and share it around. I’m rather proud that I managed to create it with my very limited knowledge of computer technology!

Who Picked These Experts?

I’m a very simple man, and a bit dim at that, but I do ask a lot of questions, and the past 15 months or so have sent questions swirling around my head like never before. Firstly, I was amazed that the world reacted as it did, based on the information that has been shared with the public. What information did they get that we still haven’t gotten that made them panic so much, and send terror into the hearts and households of the country I love? They’ve never done it before. We had MERS, and SARS, and WWII bombings… what on Earth was different now? But all of those questions took second place to who this panel of experts were that were calling the shots and causing all this panic, mayhem and disorder?

As said, they are not elected like our politicians (not that that makes much difference!) so, who picks them? Obviously they SHOULD BE experts in their fields SPECIFIC to the emergency at hand, right? Not in this case, it would appear. Why were so many ACTUAL experts overlooked? Or were they just silenced for fear of losing their funding from Big Pharma, or bad press at their universities? Surely the person that picked them must by default be a BETTER EXPERT for being able to pick them, yes?

Survival Of The Fittest!

This wasn’t meant to be an essay, and I hate long, drawn out posts, all I wanted to do was share my new acronym. Personally, I think the damage is done, and worse it yet to come through the fall-out of cancer patients waiting for treatment, those suffering from isolation and lack of contact with loved-ones, and let’s not forget the tsunamic, Titantic-iceberg-like economic crash that is heading our way very, very soon. People die all the time, and only a tiny percentage of ‘extra’ mortalities have happened during this panic, so people, let’s get real: there are MUCH bigger issues to deal with, and we HAVE TO take back control of our lives and get on with living again…!

Etsy Shop Now Open For Business

Now that Bungling Boris Johnson’s ridiculous Covid-19 Lockdown measures seem to be relaxing, it’s time for business to reopen, and in true keeping with my complete lack of technological understanding, I’ve finally wrapped my head around this whole Etsy-shop-thingy, and my art shop is now ready, live, and finally open for business:

BUYARTBYANT ART SHOP

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I’d love to know what you think of it so far – and yes, feel free to comment, “Rubbish!” I only have two pieces of art up for sale as of writing, but will be adding new, original oil paintings for sale over the next few days. As always, I appreciate your support, so please keep liking, sharing, etc.

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Michael and the Magic Hiccup(4)

A wonderful, new, illustrated children’s fairytale, by author Anthony James Donnelly available now via Amazon, or by clicking the book cover opposite. Fully illustrated with over 20 black and white pictures to accompany the story, drawn by the author, and offering the opportunity to personalise the book as a colouring books memento for years to come!