Sunday, July 13, 2008
Street Journalism Exposes Britain's Social Collapse
Imagine a country without effective police, teachers, parents, employers and politicians - all so hampered by regulations and rules that they no longer function as they should. The result is exactly as you would expect, uneducated, lawless, lonely, aggressive, unemployable, unruly people.
Once that becomes the norm, as it has, then crime spills out onto the streets, and ordinary life becomes hazardous. Welcome to Britain in 2008, where schools can hardly function, police drive round in cars (but rarely), parents are silenced, jobs are vanishing and politicians count their money.
If there was ever a good argument to be made for re-establishing the Sovereignty of Parliament, and kicking out the bureaucracies that have ruined our lives, the above film is about as good as you will get. The poor kid has been denied all he needed to create a decent life for himself, and now he's a walking breathing time bomb - citizen of the EU, where kids die every day from lack of care by adults. And where those adults that want to help are prevented from doing what needs to be done to put the situation right.
I guess many find this funny. That makes it even more tragic, in my view.
David Cameron is alone in offering to change the approach taken by government, which lost sight of Right and Wrong, in the 1960s and 1970s. See HERE
EXTRACT - We as a society have been far too sensitive. In order to avoid injury to people’s feelings, in order to avoid appearing judgemental, we have failed to say what needs to be said. We have seen a decades-long erosion of responsibility, of social virtue, of self-discipline, respect for others, deferring gratification instead of instant gratification.
“Instead we prefer moral neutrality, a refusal to make judgments about what is good and bad behaviour, right and wrong behaviour. Bad. Good. Right. Wrong. These are words that our political system and our public sector scarcely dare use any more"
These words are crucially important in the fightback from the desperate state that Britain has fallen into. It was a previous Conservative leader who made social collapse his primary concern, or Social Justice as he called it - Iain Duncan Smith. He had this to say in today's Telegraph - HERE
EXTRACT - "Her son had been a heroin addict in his teens and remained addicted after he left school. Six months before, he had been convicted of drugs-related offences and given six months in jail.
Ironically, because he didn't have enough money he was unable to buy drugs in prison and as a result he "de-toxed". This raised her hopes that she might get him on to a rehab course when he left.
However when the prison authorities discharged him, seemingly oblivious to the references to his addiction on his file, and without consulting Janice, they gave him some money.
Forty-eight hours later Janice was asked to identify her dead son, who had been found curled up with a syringe and some heroin beside him. His body was simply not used to the amount of heroin he injected after he had "de-toxed" and he died alone."
FILM from Fatpie