Tuesday, 20 March 2012

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.


Goodnight Vienna said...

Well said. I think this sums up how many of us feel.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

GV: Many thanks for your kind comment.

malvoisin said...

Yes, very well said it sums up my despair as a nationalist perfectly.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

m: You too are very kind with your comment - thank you.

dognamedblue said...

george carlin got it so right in "life is worth losing" :)

WitteringsfromWitney said...

dnb: Had to look him up on Wiki as I had temporarily forgotten the name and face - yes, your right!

Edward Spalton said...

A friend of mine, brought up in South Africa, said "I think the British people have been tamed" - and that was right, I think.

In the 2005 election I lost count of the number of people who suddenly checked themselves when telling me what they thought. "Am I allowed to say that?" they would ask - and on their own doorsteps too!

And this in a country which for centuries was remarkable to foreigners for the freedom with which people of all classes voiced their opinions.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

ES: It is indeed a sad state in which we find our country - we can but live in hope of better times.

TomTom said...

"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."*

So many share this opinion but it is a typically Socialist Paradise with its "Mother-President" addressing the rubber-stamp legislature

Tarka the Rotter said...

Well said indeed WfW and I'm as guilty as the rest of us...well, no longer will I cast my vote for same old same old, and am looking around for like minded souls to do something positive. Keep up the good work...

Anonymous said...

That would be the same Australia where the government is proposing removing any freedom of speech, such as in blogs ?
Austalians are always moaning about something, and doing nothing about the same things.
I promise not to say anything about the US of A:

And we have our own.....

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TT: True.

TtR Thank you too for your kind comment.

Anon: Point taken, however I still believe the Australian HC also has a point.

Anonymous said...

He may well have a point.
He may well be a hypocrite.
But: The march towards totalitarianism continues.
When the US takes GIANT steps towards removing constitutional safeguards, without actually removing the constitution, you just know it is very near to game-over.