Originally posted by asala
I agree there are those that let us down abroad, but......... please dont taint all british young guys with the same brush, there are alot who go out just to have a good time and do not want trouble,
I think one of the problems is all the media whatnot on it all, its almost making it cool to be a like this when going away for the younger kids, almost like there living up the Drunk yob thing, Not good at all,
And i hope that this is the last you see of such appauling behaviour,
Heck send them to me lol! ill soon slap a warn on the behinds.
[edit on 16-8-2005 by asala]
Sociologists would say that the secondary reference group for everyone in the UK is the mainstream culture known as trash culture. This means that the general background culture is a culture of short-term thrill seeking & youthful ignorance, and this is the cultural reference under which all subcultures exist in the UK. Academic circles, intelligent subcultures, highly skilled classes, etc, have all become effective subcultures to trash culture. The government is a minority of intelligent, educated men ruling a fundamentally short-sighted country[...]
Three generations of trash culture have existed since it's rise to prominence after World War 2, and many of its anti-intellectual youths institutionalized the culture. It is now the only known culture for most of Britain. Uneducated adults of the first wave have produced an entrenched system of family-based and local systems of ignorance. Adults with racist, stupid, ignorant and short-sighted emotional goals pass on all their mistakes to their children. It has become self-sustaining, so that the children in such families are not pressurized into becoming more developed, intelligent adults. In fact that type of future is actively discouraged[...]
Football has become an institutionalized sport in England. Major matches are almost national holidays, with nearly all employees and their bosses finding ways to, almost religiously, watch the game live. It is the trademark of English yob culture. Our fans are the most violent, least respectful, most disruptive and worst behaved in the world.
If the masses are stupid, democracy doesn't work. The government has to rule by stealth, tricking the people through things that merely sound good but in intelligent society promoting and doing things that are good, or democracy shoots itself in it's foot and causes the downfall of the nation into an anarchic mess. Shallow policies do not make for good government, but, most stupid people vote on shallow issues. The solution is to trick the stupid people into voting for you or to educate them. A good-intentioned deception is nearly always much easier and will never be dispensed with, the only alternative is to restrict voting for uneducated people. This is the dilemma of modern Western democracy!