Starter of Clap for the NHS wants it to end.
2020-05-23 at 5:38 PM UTC
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.”
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.
Doctor and author Theodore Dalrymple says the NHS worship clapathon reminds him of communist despotism.
“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.
Did the cringe get too much?
2020-05-23 at 5:57 PM UTCClap or you're an insensitive asshole that hates frontline healthcare workers. If you complain that you can't watch tee vee you are just a jerk.
Just like people who complain about amber alerts waking them up at 4am on a weekday because of a missing child two towns over. DON'T YOU CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN OR NURSES
2020-05-26 at 5:17 PM UTC99/100 of those Amber alerts are not even real abductions, it's just the one without custody takeing them or not returning to the other parent on time...generally the one with custody just being a twat and reporting their ex to the cops for being 3hrs late bringing the little cunts home.