It’s all happening been in the Eurozone this week. The Eurozone means “countries that have the Euro” which essentially means Europe apart from the UK and Switzerland. First the Greek prime minister George Papandreou was forced out of his post first and any day now it will be bye bye Mr. Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister. Creepy old Silvio no longer being in charge had got to be a good thing, as well as sleeping with all sorts of considerably younger women he has been in court for a whole number of things. Being an Italian prime minister is perhaps not the respected position it is in this country. I recently found out that a stupidly high percentage of prime minsters were found to be corrupt, with many having to force resign due to it. And if you weren’t found to corrupt you would probably be found dead instead it would seem. My top tip of the day: stay out of Italian politics.
Whilst the other members of the Eurozone argue internally, apparently France and Germany are busy trying to sort the whole thing out. Better late than never I guess. The radio said something about making a smaller Eurozone and it seems a lot like France and Germany deciding to ditch the less economically stable countries. It’s not like the French have not been known for running away from their problems is it? I just hope this economic slump, or whatever “technical” word the media decides it should be called next, is sorted out soon. Apparently the UK is back to 1992 levels of unhappiness. It was around that time when a special baby was born and everyone cheered up again. (That was me by the way). As far as I can see things won’t get better until I have a child, which I can promise you won’t be anytime soon. I know, I’m selfish.
Here’s a creepy thought for you: what if the credit crunch never really happened and none of it’s really real. All this debt the various governments are in: how do we know they really are in debt? They tell us they are and that’s why they are making cuts, but what if it’s all a massive lie. In 1984 the government tells the people what to think and changes history to suit this. And the scary thing is that it could actually be happening. Think about it. Almost anything about the economic slump could be made up or orchestrated by someone.
That’s conspiracy theory of the day done with now. The CIA will probably come and get me for that. Onto another story now and it’s News of the World Hackgate time. It turned out that the Sunday newspaper had hacked pretty much everyone’s phone, whether they were a celeb or family of a murder victim and there are various suggestions that they bribed the police and the like.The hearing is ongoing and whether they ever find someone to blame is questionable but we all know that it was a pretty horrible organisation. A fairly unknown MP called Tom Watson today said to the former boss James Murdoch “You must be the first mafia boss in history who didn't know he was running a criminal enterprise." Brilliant! We’re supposed to go “But he can’t say that” but actually we are all going “Nice one mate”. It seems likely that News International acted in many ways like the mafia and like the mafia, most of the people involved will probably get away with it.
Most disturbing story of the week: that some mothers in America are buying lollies purposely infected by chickenpox in an attempt to give their children chicken pox early to avoid them getting it later in life when it could be more serious. It’s just so wrong. How can making your children ill possibly ever be justified? Most children will end up getting it anyway and it’s rubbish that you can only get it once. Plenty of people get it more than once and in America they even vaccinate against it too. Ever since that Doctor linked the MMR vaccine to autism (he’s been struck off now) people across the world have been overly wary of them. The best thing is do what you are told to. Loads of experts are involved in making these decisions so do as they tell you. Chickenpox lollies indeed! Worst flavour ever!
And finally, Dr. Conrad Murray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter over the death of Michael Jackson. One wonders if he’s just become the one to blame. Or maybe he did massively mess up. Either way, perhaps the Jackson family and the world can finally move on now. Jackson should be remembered for his brilliant voice and the creator of modern pop music. Tracks like Thriller, Billie Jean and Beat It are so brilliant yet the poor man’s memory is being tainted by the way he died. Let’s let it go now, it’s sorted.