posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 06:33 PM
reply to post by skalla
I'm making sense and you know it!
Seriously though, I do feel that there are things in contemporary British culture which warrants my belief that there is something morally awry in a
culture which allows something which sounds pretty much like satire to North Americans to happen.
Your government paid for a woman's breast implants. Just consider the conditions that have to exist for this to occur: there must be some doctrine in
which someone can claim mental disability and receive financial support. This is understandable. This is run of the mill welfare. But nowhere else on
earth could someone persuade, let alone permit by law, the government to finance an exorbitant cosmetic surgery which alleviates the personal and
subjective feelings of an individual.
If she had some obvious deformation, it would be reasonable. We would understand that real misery can result from such an abnormality. But this is
simply a subjective attitude - an immature and childish non-acceptance of her small breasts, something not especially out of the ordinary, considered
a disadvantage by the insecure, just as the short man might feel disadvantaged in the dating pool. If you don't like it, you're free out of your own
expense to change it.
It's Britain's culture of moral relativism, buttressed by a philosophical atheism, which creates an environment that calls into question fundamental
philosophical views.. For example, post modernism question the objective nature of reality. If reality is simply what we make of it, who am I to say
that my endogenous depression and her exogenous depression are different? Who's to say that physical comforts arent just as worthy as lofty spiritual
transformation? When you attack morals, when you can fail to see the difference between self defense, promotion of liberty, from terrorism and
religious fundamentalism, there is something wrong. There are plenty of British intellectuals who advocate just these views. This is the reason why
there isn't a greater uproar and obloquy against the official responsible for this utterly wasteful use of taxpayers funds.
In any case, I'm pretty sure administration occurs through quangos, who in turn are appointed by the European government. In which case, you brits
have no direct channel to address your complaints. Another major downfall of runaway centralization.