Originally Posted by sammi jo
What's going down in the UK? What's with the outbreak of paranoia and the Orwellization(?) of society there? I was there in summer 2005 for a couple of weeks, and I was amazed at not only the forests of surveillance cameras, no matter where you were... but also the public's seeming indifference to the decay.
Since the UK is so terminally screwed up, why is the thought of visiting the other western democracies you quote, so "scary"?
partly, I just want an adventure, but
The UK is economically screwed beyond belief, this doesn't really affect me personally, because I've foreseen this coming for years and planned accordingly.
My smallish town has seen a steady influx of Eastern European migrants, Yet this is not my problem - im more than happy for them to be here - yet there is a growing backlash against it in the community. Its ugly, and im not at all proud to associate with small minded racists, sadly this includes people I have considered friends.
The democracy is a joke, there is no democracy, just elected dictatorship. We have become the 52nd state of America.
We are taxed to the hilt. I dont have a problem with high taxation as such, but only in Britain could you be taxed to high heaven and have nothing at all to show for it in terms of social development, infrastructure. The people planning and running this country are the worst bunch of wasteful fuckwits you could ever imagine. We pay an arm and leg to have near 3rd world facilities.
We pay more for everything, every corperation on this planet believes that the British should pay a 20% premium on everything, just for um....being british.
Athough I was initially sceptical 10 years ago, having become educated and learned instead of repeating ignorance fed to me in youth, I really think that Britain should have gone straight in with the EU. I have felt this way for a good 5-6 years. Sadly, I have to say that the majority of people here are old, white, conservative, racist narrow minded 'little islanders', who have not noticed that the British Empire doesn't rule the world anymore - thank God.
Everyone here is so caught up in a rat-race, they have become total morons. Absolutely stupid moronic little fucks. I personally dont know a single person who has a fucking clue what is going on in the world.
I just saw on the TV an article apparently in the newspaper, that we are now so busy trying to stave off the inevitable economic collapse, that sales of oranges are falling - because people are too busy to peel them! That might be stupid enough in itself, if you find it in the realms of plausability - but then it went on to say, that the technique of peeling an orange has not been handed down from parent to child!!!! I mean if this wasn't stupid enough in itself - the young population is now so thick that they cant work it out for themselves - and then you have the issue, that if this isn't actually news - or even true - this is the state of the intelligence of the nation, that this becomes 'NEWS'
I can quite believe it though, looking from my vantage point over the centre of this small town, gangs of hoodie youths with an IQ of 50 roaming the streets night after night doing nothing but causing havoc and trouble. Kicking the crap out of eachother, smashing bottles in the road, kicking cars, standing in the road giving abuse to oncoming traffic... And they're about 12 years old ranging to about 25.
We were not doing that when we were that age - not in this town anyway, and really - it was not 'that' long ago. If this is the future of the country and the level of decay, then my generation was the last to actually be worth a damn. And to be honest, I have doubts about how successful my generation are as human beings. There is no future in a country where it is a badge of honour to be as stupid and ignorant as possible.
But like you say, nobody gives a damn that it is going down the drain. I think people are so wrapped up, petrified of loosing the houses they could not afford in the first place, that no-one has any idea of whats going on.
And as far as im concerned - thats good, because like America, the UK has had 15 years of wild excesses and it has turned the population into fuckwits. Abused by everyone and everything, the UK has welcomed the abuse and begged for more, developing stockholm syndrome to boot.
A devastating national blow, ie the forthcoming economic depression will do an enormous favour to Britain when we go broke, but I had no part in this and im not going to sink with the rest of them.
Im not proud to be British, I dont consider myself British any more than I'd consider myself Chinese. I dont like this country, I dont like these people. Its time to move on.