November 29th, 2008

Where did we go wrong?

Posted in Other Stuff by 200

How many times a week do you think this country has gone down the pan? Where did it all go wrong?

Well if you agree that things have gone wrong then probably two or 3 decades ago & it’s been sliding ever downwards since.

The country is full of people who take responsibility for nothing. Life is so meaningless that babies are killed or left to die by parents who’d rather spend their time taking drugs or playing on their X-Boxes. In such a blameless society we see people blaming everything on someone or something else.

People live next door to each other for years but do not even know their neighbours’ names, much less ever talk to them. Self is the new god; nobody else matters, and if you can enhance your own situation by using other people’s money, all the better.

All this is no accident. It happened when someone decided it was wrong to criticise people. Suddenly, we all had the right for anything & everything. If you weren’t able to conceive, no problem, you have the right to a child. Not in a stable relationship? Who cares, you have the right to have kids & as many as you can manage, can’t afford them? no worries, everyone else will pay? Can’t bring them up? same applies. There is now no shame.

This was supported by government policy which made it easier to have fragmented, failed families, and , by the way, don’t even think of criticising what would eventually lead to the breakdown of the family. Inconvenient truths about how bad a child’s chances were in a single-parent ‘family’ were – and are – brushed under the carpet because it is wrong to make moral judgments on others.

The social engineers were at work.

We reap what we sow & the results of 30 years of social engineering are a society where responsibility & discipline are consigned to the history books. The ill-educated, abandoned & ignored children of the 70s & 80s are now popping sprogs with no chance other than to become what their parents already are, only worse.

Those who can see through the mire & strive to do their best to bring up stable, sensible, educated & loved children are penalised by tax systems which encourage single parents or mothers to return to work & thus leave a job half done. It’s no coincidence that there are more single parents than ever before & it is often financially beneficial to actually be divorced rather than stay as a family unit.

Social & personal responsibility has been sacrificed at the altar of political correctness. It is somehow more ‘right’ to place an abandoned child with a lesbian couple than with a mother & father who ‘don’t agree’ with homosexuality. Religious beliefs of some trump the religious beliefs of others, but only if they are a ‘minority’.

Free speech is only free if you agree with the prevailing powers. Victim status is there to be had but only if you are in a minority ‘diverse’ group. Running the country is about banning things. Got a perceived problem? Easy, ban something. And while you’re at it create a surveillance society that any 1960s eastern Bloc country could only dream of. Make the masses fear something like, oh terrorism and they will surrender all their rights.

I could go on, and on…

The progressive thinkers & political indoctrinators have changed society from a modern, caring & loving society into one more fit for the middle-ages.

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  1. Joe says:

    Well said Weeks. You’ve hit the nail on the head. I know there are loads of ordinary decent people who think the same – how come no one listens to us?


    November 30th, 2008 at 02:28

  2. john says:

    They may well THINK it, but they dare not SAY it. Democracy slipped away at the same time as responsibility.

    The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.
    (Adolph Hitler)

    I think the point of retrieval (of freedom and democracy) has been passed, don’t you ?

    November 30th, 2008 at 09:42

  3. PC Michael Pinkstone says:

    1st post.

    A succinct, accurate, pithy and thoroughly depressing indictment of modern-day Britain. Just how I like it!

    November 30th, 2008 at 10:12

  4. James says:

    Ray Winstone’s not happy either:

    November 30th, 2008 at 13:17

  5. Log entry says:

    So fascinating to the young is strange weather to venture out in. Older heads contemplate shelter when the advent of a lethal storm is sensed.

    November 30th, 2008 at 18:40

  6. Tony F says:

    200, that sums up in a few words what our ‘leaders’ failed to see in oh, decades.

    November 30th, 2008 at 19:15

  7. bill says:

    200, a superbly crafted piece, and you wonder what you are going to do when you leave the job?

    Ever thought about journalism?

    November 30th, 2008 at 21:04

  8. NARPO_grumps says:

    Hmmm, well, sorry, i do not think 200 weeks is right blaming all our ills on a few people, so lets give an alternative version events.
    He was only four years old but his mother was a single parent. Already with a two year old brother, his mother was pregnant with a third. Yes, three children to a single mother. She was also now unemployed. She was living in what was basically a rented slum. No hot water ther than that the kettle boiled, the slop stone sink in the leaky wooden lean-to at the rear along with the most ancient of gas stoves. Good job they had gas, the mantles in the lights illumnated the black wallpaper – not painted black but due to the damp that permeated the house. That’s why we needed those old army greatcoats as extra blankets in winter. That was 1952, that was my mother, myself and my brothers. Despite the lack of state aid, as soon as we were at school after dropping us of every minute she could was worked as a cleaner – and no minimum wage then.
    Now, during all my service most of the biggest criminal sh*** have all come from families where there was a father, who had brothers,cousins etc., and who still are causing mayhem on the streets.
    So, sorry 200 weeks, even now i know that there are greatly increased social problems caused by some single parents, but do not tar all with the same brush. Its like saying all unemployed will be driven to crime, it did not happen in the 1920′s, and i do not think it will happen now.
    Oh, and why was she a single mother, because in 1952 my father died, we think from a condition rought on from an injury in the war, though that could not be proven.
    We are all still employed and hav been since we left school, in my case at 15, though I now only work part time thanks to my police pension.

    November 30th, 2008 at 22:03

  9. 200 says:


    are you referring to the piece I wrote or something you once read somewhere else and have for some strange reason confused the two?

    “Blaming all our ills on a few people?” “Don’t tar us all with the same brush?”

    Are you claiming victim status or something? It seems to me like you’ve been rather selective on the message I’m giving here.

    November 30th, 2008 at 22:11

  10. 200 says:

    Oh, and I think you’ll find that most of my blame goes on progressive thinkers & political indoctrinators, not women in the early 50s unfortunate enough to have their husband die.

    November 30th, 2008 at 22:19

  11. MarkUK says:

    “It’s not my fault” is the cry from too many people today. I had it from my daughters when they were in their teens (the younger is now 21).

    There seems to be too much of a distinction between an action that causes inadvertent harm and one where harm is caused deliberately. Both may be someone’s fault but the first is usually a sin of omission whereas the other is a sin of commission. Irrespective, they are both “sins”.

    It seems that if you did something accidentally you are not regarded as at fault, even if there was negligence. If you do the4 bad thing deliberately, you are at fault – unless you were not breast fed, a child of a single parent, thick, angry, p*ssed etc etc.

    I would like to correct you on one common fallacy. Whilst children from single-parent families ARE more likely to get in trouble with the police than kids from two parent families, it’s also true that single parent families tend to be poorer than two parent ones. Once the correction for family income is made, it seems to matter little whether there are two parents or one.

    November 30th, 2008 at 23:03

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