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Report lists new 'social evils'

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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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Report lists new 'social evils'


news.bbc.co.uk

A report has painted a picture of Britain as a country troubled by its changing society, with greed and family breakdown among the new "social evils".

Many of the evils were inter-linked, with the decline of community connected to increasing isolation but also individualism, with relationships "eclipsed by an excessive desire for consumer goods".

One participant said: "Everything seems to be based around money and owning things. The more you have, the more successful you are."
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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 01:23 AM
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So, it takes an independent research group to discover what we've all known for the last 20 years or so and that nobody else has done anything about?

If it wasn't for the corrupt governments and businesses working hand in hand with each other, we may never have these problems.
But no, the idea of a country being rich and powerful has only widened the divide between rich and poor, good and bad people.

We al know that most of todays youngsters are both victim and criminal as I'm sure a lot of adults are too.

Everyone around you seems to be doing better than you and it takes all you got to make it through the day and support yourself, get yourself to work, be presentable, look good, have the latest games, gadgets and dvd's....

What a complete farce this life has become.

I am glad the report has come out as it will bring home a lot of truth to a lot of people and will help to wake them up.
Seeing as the blame has been pointed towards religion, media, government and business, this strengthens a lot of conspiracy theories and fuels the flames of change.


the government was seen as being "out of touch with the real issues people face" and "ineffective at tackling social problems".

The media faced criticism for propagating negative and damaging attitudes, while religion was identified as a "cause of conflict and confusion" and big business was blamed for "fuelling inequality and consumerism".


news.bbc.co.uk
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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 10:35 AM
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Many of the evils were inter-linked, with the decline of community connected to increasing isolation but also individualism, with relationships "eclipsed by an excessive desire for consumer goods".

One participant said: "Everything seems to be based around money and owning things. The more you have, the more successful you are."



So, it takes an independent research group to discover what we've all known for the last 20 years -- Extralien

Agreed
All one had to do was look at the U.S., for the on-going real life study of this.



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 11:00 AM
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Sounds like another well placed survey, founded by some supposedly independent research or charity organization, which really is gov't funded, seeking to undermine the individual and seize control by seeking to make a collective and "pretend" to be listening to the individual, when in reality, all trhe surveys and the results of the surveys arre doing is painting a clearer picture of how to streamline a one world government, once it is ready to be ushered in.

Sounds like they are listening to you, but if all they offer you in the end is a one world communist government, then they've just swindled you again with clever psychological warfare.



posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 11:19 AM
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Our biological makeup - not just physically speaking, but our psyche, and spirit as well, evolved and were fine-tuned in a natural world.
The world we live in now is a mostly artificial construct designed to appeal to only the most basic instincts, not our whole selves.
So, there is too much attention paid to gratifying physical, material pleasures which satisfactions are short-lived and need to be replaced with ever more and newer devices, all of which in the end disappoint.
Obtaining these material things can now be done virtually independently denying ourselves further the opportunity for meaningful interdependencies and relationships. We go to work alone, relate superficially and temporarily with those we need to, return to a home we can afford to maintain alone without anyone else's help, except occasionally a paid repairman or the like, with whom we again only relate temporarily.
Neighbours, tho physically close are equally in their own independent world.
There is a greatly reduced opportunity for meaningful socialization, one of our greatest needs, in modern life. We replaced it with material stuff, because although social contact can bring the greatest long term satisfaction in also has the risk of bringing the greatest pain. Stuff is safer.
Even tho our current materialistic life is so "empty", who in the end is going to risk the scarier alternative? My constant struggle is how to find ways to engage my fellow townsman in a way that is rewarding, but safe. I want to help others and be helped but I don't want to be dependent or imposed upon. Its an irony that modern life gives us that choice. Before it wasn't a choice - we had to depend on each other to survive.
Maybe after the "collapse" we will all be back there again.

or those that survive, anyway



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