Who, exactly, is to blame for the state of our nation?

I find it beyond unstimulating to be back in Britain. There is such a very limited spectrum of opinion here. Surrounded by sheep too docile to bleat out of turn, it feels extreme even to suggest there is some better way of living than time-share enslavement.“*

 “The biggest problem with this country is that the people in it don’t appreciate it,“**

When asked that question which forms the heading to this post, people will reply: the government, politicians, bureaucrats, quangos, fake charities, pressure groups such as ASH, human rights, immigration; to name but a few.

To a certain extent they are right – but they are blaming the wrong section of society as those who are truly guilty are themselves. That’s right; you sir and you madam.

You, who have blindly voted for politicians who have failed your country and then re-elected them time and time again. You, who have voted for the politicians promising you your personal Utopia in which you are told you can have 50 hours wages for 35 hours work. You, who have taken no interest in that which is happening to your country; the changing of our society through immigration for the sake of multi-culturalism.

You, who have stood idly by while those you elect have handed our right to self -government to a foreign entity over which you have no control whatsoever. You, who have allowed your children to be educated in what is now a sub-standard system – and done nothing about it. You, who have allowed yourselves to be conditioned to a state where you are afraid to speak your mind in case those you are addressing take offence.

You, who now believe that a salary of £40,000 per annum still gives you the right to have your life subsidised by welfare – yet seem to forget that children, like anything else, should only be acquired if you are able to support them financially through your own endeavours. You, who have allowed what was a great country, a beacon in the world for fairness and liberty, to become akin to a third world cesspit of corruption.

You, who are too disinterested in your own country that you will not join those of us who are prepared to inform our politicians and their sycophants that we are no longer willing to live by their commands, no longer willing to forfeit our independence and freedoms.

Yes, your sir and you madam, who are now trained to bleat in unison and who no longer appreciate the uniqueness and privilege of having been born British. It is at your door the blame can be laid.

* The Last Ditch

** The Australian High Commissioner during an interview on the BBC.

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16 comments for “Who, exactly, is to blame for the state of our nation?

  1. March 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

    No, not us readers!!! It’s those idiots who watch EastEnders and X Factor!

  2. Tattyfalarr
    March 21, 2012 at 11:26 am

    “Who, exactly, is to blame for the state of our nation?”

    Well…according to the post…the answer is “Everybody Else”.

    Business as usual then. 😐

    • WitteringsfromWitney
      March 22, 2012 at 10:27 am

      Well, if you are one of those sitting mute on the sidelines then yes, you are one of ‘everybody else’.

      • Tattyfalarr
        March 24, 2012 at 3:28 pm

        I think you missed my point.

        Throughout, this article points the finger. Not once does it say “I” or “me”.

        Therefore, “everybody else” is to blame for the state of the nation. No change there, then.

        My comment is purely analytical 😐

  3. abrupt
    March 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    I accept the blame and am angry with myself for doing nothing.
    My only defence is that I don’t know what to do. As a lone voice I have no power and the alternative parties have very little more. At the moment my only option appears to be using my vote against those I most dislike. Not particularly useful or satisfying.
    Part of the problem is the variety and varying flavours of the alternatives. There are too many and too many of them have limited agendas and narrow perspectives
    We need to find a way to create a viable group that can unite the disaffected. This cannot happen if able people argue only for their own ultimate solution. We will all have to accept short term compromises as we attempt to readjust the status quo.
    You argue, convincingly, for “referism” but this could be a step too far, for many, in the short term. Richard North argues equally strongly and just as convincingly against “Europe”. However he occasionally disparages those with similar desires but without his grasp of the finer detail. There are others whose views on Education, Health, Policing and our overall economic strategies have great merit but are often lost in the detail and the desire for the ultimate.
    The first “must have” is a small step, but many of them, manifesto written in the language of the Sun. We all want, children to be properly educated, to have a working affordable Health Service and to able to find work which pays enough to live on. We also want to pay as little tax as possible, into the hands of people who spend that money wisely. These are not political aims, just the simple requirements of most that live here. There are many other things that many want but these may have to come later.
    The second is a charismatic, honest “Leader” with a brain, backbone and grasp of the basic aspirations of the majority of the general public.
    We have the army for large long term victories but it needs a rallying call, leadership and the experience provided by small battles.
    Give me that manifesto; find me that person and I will start fighting.
    Until then I will continue to do nothing except get older, sadder and angrier.

    • March 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm

      The second is a charismatic, honest “Leader” with a brain, backbone and grasp of the basic aspirations of the majority of the general public.

      The key and the impossibility in one.

      • WitteringsfromWitney
        March 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

        No, No No! We do not need a Leader James as having Leaders is where we have gone wrong. All we need are competent managers of the people’s will.

        • kirk elder
          March 23, 2012 at 11:39 am

          the only thing worse than a rampant charismatic is a people’s committee, except maybe “competent managers”

    • March 21, 2012 at 9:45 pm

      Come over to Captain Ranty and join in with other like minded people who are actually coming up with practical things to do. Don’t just sit back and wait for a leader to be selected, stand up and be the change you want to see.

      • WitteringsfromWitney
        March 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

        Have no fear, I am not waiting for any Leader to appear in any shape or form.

    • WitteringsfromWitney
      March 22, 2012 at 10:32 am

      What you do is ‘bone up’ on direct democracy and referism – then spread the word. I find that when talking to people who know squat diddly on both subjects the light dawns……

      I am amazed really that people seem to want to be led – why not participate themselves in what is happening around them? That is one of the benefits of direct democracy and one of the reasons why political power is curtailed because with referism included power rests with the people – politicians become what they should be, servants to the people.

      • abrupt
        March 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

        Yet again the “put down”. I didn’t ask to be led, I asked for a leader. A nuance that I didn’t think it necessary to explain. All projects require a talking head. When the lead player shouts jump, we jump, but they’re reading from our script.

        • WitteringsfromWitney
          March 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm

          In which case apologies……

          Are there not enough of us attempting to sow ideas of a better type of democracy?

          As the Lib/Lab/Con will not change – and neither will Ukip, Greens etc as they all wedded to the power structure idea – then perhaps a new party is required?

          Just asking…….

  4. ivan
    March 22, 2012 at 12:39 am
  5. ivan
    March 22, 2012 at 12:40 am
  6. john malpas
    March 22, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Once you all bowed to feminism you were doomed. It showed how pliable and meek you were.
    Now you bow to any shouter.

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