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 lestergass
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 Soul Union
Joined: 6/9/2007
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Posted: 1/2/2013 6:16:56 PM

What is British culture now ?? It is purely a celebration of politically correct diversity with minority groups funded up to the eyeballs enabling them to further dilute the mix.
Are we allowed to be english anymore? -- matty40s


I've got news for you, Matty. It's going to get a lot worse. As the man said - you aint' seen nuthin' yet.

There is an agenda afoot, one that has been worked on for a long time, to destroy the British way of life. I think you know this, from the tone of your words. The agenda seeks to submerge Western culture, to suppress everything that is rich and enriching about our way of ancient life, right down to taking Christmas out of our postage stamps, and to divide and rule us, to the point where we don't know who we are anymore.

Children at school are being 'told' that it is no longer a "good thing" to be English. English children must 'celebrate' the Muslim way of life now. They must stand up with hand on heart and show deference to former terrorists like Nelson Mandela, and if they don't they get the sent-to-Coventry phenomenon. They are frozen out. They are made to feel shame. All this behind their parents' backs.

The agenda, a major part of the New World Order, is well underway and will not be reversed until the desired results are achieved. Englishness, Britishness, and anything that conspires to lift Great Britain to the levels it once enjoyed, will be ruthlessly destroyed.

It is a subtle business, Matty. Remember British Railways? It was changed to British Rail, then it became BR. No mention of Britain. Remember British Airways? It was changed to BA. And the livery on our civil airliners looks like something out of a rag-bag pantomime or a ridiculous circus.

Like I said, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.

Merry Christmas to everyone.

- Peter
 Soul Union
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Posted: 1/2/2013 9:21:51 PM
Points finger at pete and says, merry christmas to pete for years 2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013. -- frankbevan


Thanks, Frank. You've put a smile on my face. I need it!

Happy New Year, Frank.

- Peter
 Loose_end
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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:06:46 AM
Some of it is amazing, it really is.

Where i live there are Indians/Pakistani's/Bangladeshi who have bought a lot of the old newsagents/corner shops, i think It's a national thing, I've found them in many places nationwide. They're always polite, friendly and helpful. I also like to use the Co-op opposite because i like their Business ethics.

I also frequent Chinese & Indian restaurants. I get treated so well i feel like a King, and the food is nearly always great.

I'm also a bit of an Englander. I love my country, i love banter with the Scots, Welsh & Irish over Football. I love sport, the Olympics were brilliant. To see all the British athletes from so many different backgrounds and ethnicity competing under the same flag and enjoying themselves so much was a joy for me.

Yet some things i really dont like
Positive discrimination
High unemployment
The chronic housing shortage

Growing selfishness and personal greed. Much as i like to see people taking care of their families first and foremost. I've always held the belief that it takes a whole village to raise a child. I miss that community feeling. I felt i had it when i was growing up. But back then my whole World extended little more than the end of my street (it was a very short street)

Lots of other things of course.

I find all the bad things about our culture have been brought about because of bad government out of touch with the people who voted for them.

And all the good things have manifested in spite of it. My biggest fear is we seem to be fighting a losing battle
 Melodical
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Posted: 1/3/2013 3:14:42 PM

British culture has very little effect on my life.


You haven't travelled much have you, I suggest you visit, Syria, Afghanistan,China,Somalia, Bangladesh and when you return be happy where you've been born.
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:43:15 AM
^^^I think you will find that it all started long before Tony Blair. Him and his lot just picked up the baton and continued running with it!
This financial crisis alongside the policies that caused it was orchestrated by government advisers alongside Brussels over decades. We have only recently started paying for that once the downside of those policies kicked in!
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 2:06:04 AM

I think thats why the person who wrote it started off from harold wilson , i just posted it as it sums up things lol


I believe that for decades politics has been about the short term without much regard for the long term effects. Winning the next election is as far as the government of the day are concerned alongside avoiding making unpopular choices and gaining any negative publicity.Being tied to the EU has just complicated matters for them.
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 5:28:48 AM
The Irish are all Irish and many where used to wondering which neighbour was a terrorist!

As for segregation. We have a history of segregation throughout the ages what with the lack of transport,religion and factions looking out for their own best interests. Only the reasons for segregation have changed because life evolves.
I love todays culture even though it is far from perfect.
What is the alternative to our changing culture?
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 7:00:29 AM
My point about the Irish is that long before the heavy influx of Eastern Europeans and others they did have terrorist worries in many parts. The Irish are not a million miles away from us in both location or culture.
My point re segregation is that it has always been prevalent. It is human nature for people to be true to their own. But in today's society,for the most part, society is well equipped and happy to integrate also.
As for preserving our culture goes. I do not see too much of others wishing to erode our culture,but we do seem to be happy to abandon ours to some degree while embracing others.
Again, its evolution and we either suck it up or be left in the past.
JMO
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 7:48:49 AM
But evolution never fully evolves! There will always be elements of segregation and hostility towards others.
I am not waving the flag for everything that has changed or is changing. But it is unrealistic to expect things to go back to the utopia that never was anyway. ;-)
 Jo van
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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:26:26 AM

There is an agenda afoot, one that has been worked on for a long time, to destroy the British way of life. I think you know this, from the tone of your words. The agenda seeks to submerge Western culture, to suppress everything that is rich and enriching about our way of ancient life, right down to taking Christmas out of our postage stamps, and to divide and rule us, to the point where we don't know who we are anymore.

There is no "agenda afoot", I suspect that what you and many others are feeling, are the effects of getting old, and things changing.
Is "Christmas" really "British Culture"..?
First of all "christianity" is a "culture" from the middle east. (Just like Islam, and Judaism.
Christmas trees were introduced by Queen Victoria, from Germany.
"Saint Nicholas" was Turkish, (The Turks have recently asked the Vatican for his bones back, after they were "stolen" in the 10th century (or 11th..?).
"Father Christmas, in red, was an invention of Coca Cola.
Culture changes all the time, and it evolves and changes, by exposure to other cultures.
A nice cup of Tea..? -Chinese or Indian "culture", introduced in the 17th century.
"Morris Dancers"..? -About as "English" as you can get, but thought to have Moorish origins.



Children at school are being 'told' that it is no longer a "good thing" to be English. English children must 'celebrate' the Muslim way of life now. They must stand up with hand on heart and show deference to former terrorists like Nelson Mandela, and if they don't they get the sent-to-Coventry phenomenon. They are frozen out. They are made to feel shame. All this behind their parents' backs.

Oh dear. What's wrong with Nelson Mandela..?
Apartheid was just stupid. Maybe that's the "culture" you long for..?
Times change, get over it.

There's no such thing as "British Culture", and there never was.
British culture now includes everything we do. New technology, and the internet, "pop" music, TV., Fashions.
We have appropriated from almost the entire planet, almost anything we have liked, or has become popular, becomes part of our culture.
It will continue to evolve and change. Hopefully, that will happen even more quickly, now we have improved communications and transport links.

Hopefully, the religious elements, which currently hold us back and cause so much disharmony in the world, (because each claims an 'exclusivity of truth') will die from natural causes. The tribalism associated and perpetuated by religion, which separates us, will also diminish.

IMO., we each choose our own unique cultures. In my experience, it's only those with delusions of "racial purity" who demand some sort of "defined, acceptable culture" from which any deviation is viewed as "un-English".

Cultures 'breed' with each other, they always have, and always will.
Just as the people who live in those cultures always have.
There is no such thing as "racial purity", nor can there ever be such a thing as "cultural purity"
It's inevitable. Like truth, and entropy.
 Loose_end
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Posted: 1/4/2013 9:49:34 AM

There's no such thing as "British Culture", and there never was.


Like fairies at the bottom of the garden? Now i am sad :(


British culture now includes everything we do


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But evolution never fully evolves!


I dig you! I dig you with a great big spade! You should say lots more things...
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:34:42 AM
Max, you said


therefore my stance that multiculturalism doesn't work stands until total integration exists then we can say we have truly evolved.

Hence my evolution never fully evolves comment. ( Total integration will never happen any time soon )


Indeed, but to assume that just because something is evolving it is evolving for the best is a foolish mistake to make ......just ask mankind !!

Who says it has to evolve for better or for worse? Many people just hate change.
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 10:59:40 AM
Its you you old scrote ;-)


Evolved to a point.........I said 'truly' evolved' as in moved forward not 'totally' evolved.

Your clutching at straws here!


But had said:


British culture ceased to be years ago due to 'multiculturalism' ........the problem with multiculturism is that it has created a country of segregation rather than integration ......history proves this.

I have already pointed out my thoughts on evolution and my feeling that its not all bad at all.
But can you point out a time when British culture was fully integrated and without divisions?
 GeordieColin
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Posted: 1/4/2013 11:56:37 AM
When has man ( or women) ever learned from historical mistakes?
As long as the Stottie Cake, Pease Pudding and the Geordie Peach Melba don't die out then I still have hope
WB Mac :-)
 Nottinghamfellow
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Posted: 1/4/2013 12:48:26 PM
And, you know, there is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour..

This is a quote from the person I believe to be to blame for a lot of ills in society. Selfishness, the obsession of the self, the believe everyone else is to blame but the person themselves, the litigation culture and the list of negatives go on...oh... that being the person some folk see as the godess of the free market economy Margaret Hilda Thatcher.

Some folk have simply got arrested development in her ideal and stopped after the bit 'our duty to look after ourselves'

Socialism is not a dirty word. All the things positive we have are due to it, all 'in place of fear'

Everyone is frightened to challange so how can we change and grow? We need to challange our own thoughts.

On the positvie side I have been impressed by the way folk seemed to come together with the jubillee and the olympics.

Positive roll models also have changed society for the better. No fan of football or celebrity I do thank Mr. Beckham for this turnaround of fathers taking children out in their buggies even as groups of fathers and that it almost seems trendy to do so.

One last thing I dont like, and it has been suggested it was a millenium thing, but I disagree, to let you know I will mis quote Joan Collins, actress.

When i was young our father would take us to see the tattooed lady at the circus.. Now you just have to walk down the street.....

PS yes I am a ****. edit.. bloked out but rhymes with itch
 Loose_end
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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:10:19 PM
I suppose this insane infatuation with celebrity has become a part of our culture as well.......

Sometimes i feel like gouging my own eyes out with a rusty poker at the train crash that British telly is becoming.

I see Tom Daley is to get a show where he teaches 'celebrities' how to dive......And i use the word celebrity in the loosest term of the word......Who are these people?

ARRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH MY EYES MYE FGEJJTLE! SDFF GGDIK IOPIG PFPPF!


Ok, i didnt really poke my eyes out with a rusty poker just then, i dont hate it that much to be honest.

But i do hate it a lot.

This Summer, Daley Thompson will be teaching a group of Porn Stars how to do a Decathlon. It will be called, Strictly come on your face!

Cant wait for the pole vault......
 Nottinghamfellow
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Posted: 1/4/2013 1:14:46 PM
I do hope so... free porn at last
 ABC78
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Posted: 1/7/2013 2:47:21 PM
It's not about manufacturing a perfect society. It is about making sure that nobody is left behind. There is huge inequality in modern Britain. There always has been but the gap is getting wider and not narrower.

You can value personal freedom (as I do) and still believe that the state has a role in protecting its citizens. Liberty is all well and good but, as even Mill acknowledged, decisions that we take as individuals do impact on others. None of us lives in a vacuum and if you harm yourself you will end up harming others. In a representative democracy it is perfectly reasonable for the elected representatives to represent their constituents and to act in their interests. Sometimes that may appear to go against individual liberty but it may correspondingly increase the health, happiness and liberty of society as a whole.

Anyway, I am a Scot Nat and look forward to the opportunity Scotland has to develop its own sense of identity and purpose as an Independent Nation. Not long to go now. :-)

My goodness, this is all very deep conversation for a dating website!
 ABC78
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Posted: 1/7/2013 3:04:59 PM
Haha - not in the case of my post, no. :-)
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