Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Britain is a country where old men no longer recognise the country and the London they once knew when they were young men

As a teenager living in London in the 1960's I would have been familiar with these street scenes as seen on Flickr :

As an old man living outside London, 50 years later in 2011 these are the street scenes of a London I no longer recognise as seen on the BBC :

What has happened in the intervening years ? :

* christian values, reinforced by the Church and Education, which once underpinned British Society have almost disappeared.

* respect for the authority of teachers and police is now absent from the mothers and fathers of the adolescents who are out on the streets.

* the consumer society has triumphed.

* tweeting technology has provided communication and coordination of criminality.

Result : a blaze of fire and looting by feral youths.

What a sad country Britain has become.

The Gaurdian newspaper :

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