Looks like the Welsh are getting a taste of what it will be like living in a socialist paradise…
The question is WHY?
Who has the right to determine what is deemed “essential” or “non-essential”?
If a shopper goes into a supermarket to buy “essentials”, why on earth can they not ‘treat’ themselves to some ‘non-essential’ at the same time?
People, this is nothing to do with ‘public health’, its always been about ‘public control’. Silly petty restrictions and ‘rules’, designed to frustrate the hell out of people.
So supermarkets are covering up ‘non-essential’ items and restricting them from sale. I don’t think this will last long, as company executives will not want stock sitting around idle, they’ll either put pressure on the Government to relax these petty restrictions. Or they’ll just say “fuck this”, empty the shelves and return all that ‘non-essential’ stock back to the wholesalers and distributors.
If people can’t buy ‘non-essential’ items while doing their weekly shop in Tesco or Sainsburys, what other alternative do they have? Oh, they can just buy them online and have them delivered to their home.
Oh wait, that’s the idea isn’t it? And when it comes to shopping online – especially for the ‘newbie’ – where’s the first place anyone goes? That’s right, AMAZON!
Remember the old cartoons where everything was supplied by the ACME company/corporation? That’s where we’re fast heading towards now, only instead of ACME we have ‘Amazon’.
You name it, they sell it. Books, DVDs, toys, games, home furnishings, tools, household goods, consumer electronics, small domestic appliances, garden furniture, etc etc. Not forgetting their own Amazon Kindle, Fire and Echo devices, and Prime Video streaming services, and there’s groceries and other stuff too.
“There will be one shop” someone once warned me a couple of years ago.
For now, I think this is all a big test, to see how far consumers can be pushed to change their shopping habits, or to get used to the idea of “not being allowed” to buy certain types of product, those deemed “non-essential”.
In this world of inversion though, realise one truth: for ‘non-essential’ read ‘luxury’. Then things also start make sense.