The cringe-fest may finally be over.
The founder of the ‘Clap For Carers’ movement, a weekly event where people in the UK applaud NHS workers, is calling for the spectacle to end because it has become too “politicised.”
“Annemarie Plas, a Dutch national living in south London, said she was “overwhelmed” by the support for the ritual, but said it was better to stop when it was at “its peak,” reports Sky News. Plas, a yoga teacher, said, “Without getting too political, I share some of the opinions that some people have about it becoming politicised.” “I think the narrative is starting to change and I don’t want the clap to be negative,” she added.
It's more likely that event is beginning to fizzle out and will look increasingly pathetic as fewer people take part in it. Plas acknowledged that "it was best to go out on top"
As we previously highlighted, skeptics have pointed out that the event has turned into a bizarre kind of communal ceremony, with the NHS being deified as a religious institution. In yesterday's article about our society becoming dangerously close to a Dystopian nightmare we highlighted how, in a Dystopian society, a person or concept is worshipped by the citizens of that society. Doctor and author Theodore Dalrymple says the NHS worship clapathon reminds him of communist despotism, saying “It reminds me a little, in its tendency to get longer and louder and almost more hysterical, of the applause after a speech by Nicolae Ceausescu or other communist despot, in which everyone in the audience had to show himself as enthusiastic and the most enthusiastic applauder, and to continue applauding as long as someone else was applauding, for to be the first to stop might be taken as a sign of disloyalty and dissent from the official line,” wrote the author.
In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) is treated as a religious institution by many, who insist that it is the “envy of the world” and a sterling example of the supremacy of government health care. However, we know the reality is very different. As we have previously reported at Vision News the NHS is over-run by moronic bureaucrats, (many of them graduates of the secretive organisation Common Purpose) whose creation of red tape, relentless regulations, and an obsession with identity politics means that, rather than it being the 'envy of the world' is ranked below Estonia and Slovenia of world health care systems by The Lancet medical journal, finding it to have 'an especially low score for cancer care'.
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