posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Merriman Weir
What advancements that had been gained as a result of two World Wars are now being gradually eroded as Cameron takes us headlong back to something
resembling Dickensian times society.
The suggestion is that it was once right and that yesterday's youth were made of sterner stuff who did the right thing.
If push comes to shove I think todays youth would step up to the mark - as they always have done - and people know that and use it and exploit when it
But as the world moves on and that 'sterner stuff' is no longer required and desirable it is actively discouraged - until the next war when those of
'sterner stuff' will step up to the plate again, only to eventually be sold down the river yet again.
I am incredibly passionate about both England and The Union and I know that I too get carried away at times with that passion - and the tragic thing
is that I know that passion is getting used and manipulated to serve an agenda that doesn't have my or the vast majority of my countrymen's best
interests at heart.
... inequality and exploitation is written on every page of history.
And the tragic thing is that it doesn't have to be that way.
After the Second World War returning servicemen demanded great improvements in their standard of living and quality of life etc - all of which are
gradually being taken away from us as memories fade and the propoganda continues.
The government want to do more for returning servicemen and those who are struggling to find places to live.
And so they should!
It would also help if the government just actually built some houses.
A planned and co-ordinated house building and renovating programme would provide much needed work for the building trade, take people off benefits and
provide decent and affordable housing and possibly help reduce costs of privately rented accomodation.
It's an absolute no-brainer to me.
Instead, the government are happier to throw disabled people out of their homes and hand over the keys to ex- squaddies to appease the Daily Mail, Sun
and Telegraph readers.
It stinks of popularism and only succeeds in papering over the cracks.
There's something fundamentally wrong with a society that needs a prompt and a nudge in the ribs to remember the war dead.
There's lot's of things sadly wrong with our society - it needs a full system re-boot. (Stealing one of stu's
phrases, hope you don't mind