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Street preacher in an abandoned Manchester

By philtaylorphoto  
A dystopian scene in Manchester on the first day of the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown. A silent Street preacher with doom laden placards is watched by the few passers by.

Tags: Street Manchester Warning Street preacher Coronavirus lockdown

Voters: woolybill1, mrswoolybill, mike9005 and 15 more

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philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
23 Mar 2021 8:06AM
One of the girls had been telling that she couldn't breathe, which seemed unlikely.

As I walked out of the office for lunch everything seemed unreal for a bustling city, there was almost no traffic noise, normal sounds like birdsong and litter blown by the wind seemed amplified. The few people on the streets kept apart, as if repelled by some magnetic force. A few people were wearing masks, some with loosely knitted scarves;. nobody quite knew what was to come.

Over the coming months the phrase "I can't breathe" was to develop a significance of its own.

By the Sumner, colleagues became used to seeing me return to the office tooled up like some war photographer recording the rise and fall of infection rates. In my home town of Bolton we have had 25 days without restrictions.

Have the lockdowns worked? Well, yesterday just 17 people died.
23 Mar 2021 8:32AM
Nope.. It's the false inflated viral god of weaponized, so called health care by governments and the pharmaceutical industry which actually don't give one jot about your health .. $$$$$$...! That's the true warning..! Let's pray humanity wakes up fast..
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
23 Mar 2021 8:42AM
I really hope that's satire?
richmowil Plus
12 449 2 England
23 Mar 2021 9:40AM
So much negativity around!! (Mainly in the press) Time to wake up and get on with it. It is what it is and we need to deal with it!

Those two girls look worried too!
philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
23 Mar 2021 12:21PM
I now realise the error of my ways, and that Piers Corbyn is right, and that it's all being caused by a big farmer acting on the instructions of the Lizard People and Bill Gates, who has now microchipped the British population.

Or, maybe Mark Steele, and David IIcke are right, and that legions of terracotta warriors are hiding in lampposts ready to fire 5G death rays at us.?

Negativity? I remember being reminded by a photo that the crowd at Live Aid was 82,000. Nearly double that now have Covid 19 listed as a cause of death on their death certificate in the UK. ( probably given the run over by a bus nutters an opening there).

I would rather be part of a media reporting 'negativity' than be In a country that devoted itself to denying the danger ahead.

It's been interesting to see comments on some of the work I have posted here recently, where it's been missed that the photos should be viewed In a historical context.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2021 12:21PM
An old story...
A devoutly religious man was out walking in the hills, when he fell into a gully and became trapped. He prayed to God 'Lord deliver me from here!' And then he sat tight and waited.
Another walker spotted him and offered to call the emergency services, but he said 'There's no need, I have prayed to God, He will save me'. So the man walked on.
A second passer-by also offered to summon assistance, and received the same response.
That night was bitterly cold, and the man froze to death. Arriving at heaven's gate he cried out 'Lord, I prayed to you, why didn't you save me?'
And God replied 'Who do you think it was kept offering to get help for you?'

Or alternatively, Praise the Lord and pass the vaccine!

philtaylorphoto 20 334 2
23 Mar 2021 12:29PM
Well, as I sat in bed shivering from the side effects of the vaccine I was very thankful, and giving praise!

Sadly in my area, among some ethnic groups and those who follow Dr YouTube, take up has been low. Third wave amongst ethnic minorities coming in May I suppose?

The preacher is a very strange person with an odd theology, he escaped from a cult into Christianity. He once informed me that Anglicans were controlled by Satan and the Pope. Best keep an eye on me and Dudler then.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
23 Mar 2021 6:11PM
They're all watching us, Phil...

Though without the aid of terracotta warriors and 5G, as far as I'm aware.

It's so sad that anyone preaches 'judgment' at others.

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