Skip to comments.Marking 60 Years of British Decline
Posted on 06/07/2013 11:11:16 AM PDT by marshmallow
It's not easy being British.
The country has lost its way. And should you be on the streets, you don't want to lose your way, lest you encounter the roving bands of intoxicated thugs that spill out on the streets as a regular part of social life. Britain has embraced the machinery of the totalitarian state more than any other democracy, with the entire population under general video surveillance on the streets and squares. The theory was that Britons who had forgotten how to behave might behoove themselves to do so if the nanny state adopted the tactics of the police state.
It has done precious little for reducing crime, or even apprehending criminals. The nursery is as unruly as ever, regardless of the nanny's oversight. Not that the streets aren't video friendly. After beheading soldier Lee Rigby on the streets in Woolwich, the jihadi assailants conducted a makeshift press conference with pedestrians while the local constabulary made their leisurely way to the scene of what, exactly? The crime? The humiliation of Britain? Or perhaps the British future, lying beaten and degraded in the street? It's tough being British today, for those who live there and for those of us who carry a special affection for her from overseas.
So the thanksgiving service on Tuesday for the Queen's coronation jubilee was most welcome. Sixty years ago, on June 2, 1953, the whole world watched. Britain was better then, and to remember that, and the Queen herself, who goes from strength to strength, more admirable now after 60 years of exemplary service than as a young queen, was most welcome.
"A nation watched," preached the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. "It was the first time the whole nation had watched anything as it happened. But this they saw. Pomp and....
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The sun used to never set on the British Empire, lately there has been a need for lighting.
it ended there. You folks are letting the Islamists destroy your country
I hate what has happened to Great Britain almost as much as I hate what is happenng to the USA. At least the American patient knows that he is sick, even if he obstinately refuses treatment. But the British patient stubbornly refuses to believe that he is ill.
Cue the photo of Malcolm Mcdowell in “ A Clockwork Orange.”
We are all British now.
Most of the country think those two are the extremists.
Most of the great British men died in both World Wars. Most were young
and without children. What was left after the wars were the appeasers,
not fighters. There is some left, but not enough to change their society.
Sink, Britannia! Sink beneath the waves!
Britons have decided that it might not be so bad, after all, to be slaves.
You know what I mean? I mean there are worse things. Aren't there?
>At least the American patient knows that he is sick, even if he obstinately refuses treatment.<
Sheesh, what good is that?
A Clockwork Orange
10-4. Self inflected wound.
not really. Britain hardly lost it’s population compared to European countries. Also BRitain remained a bastion of tradition into the 60s. What changed was the “flower power” generation and it’s destruction of British (and American) morals — well it also hit France and Germany. And that f-p hippie culture destroyed western culture
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