Re: Life in 'The Village'.
- From: MM <kylix_is@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2007 18:19:18 +0100
On Wed, 06 Jun 2007 04:18:09 -0700, Maria <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 5 Jun, 23:28, "Mark, Devon" <coope...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Jun 5, 11:22 pm, Wink Nightingale <m...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
It became something of a cliche, "be seeing you", was one of the tag
lines in Patrick magoohan's classic 1967 series, the prisoner.
It has often been cited in certain quarters as being a cautionary tale
of things to come, and now 40 years later, there is only one aspect of
this series that does not resemble contemporary Britain.
We can leave any time we want. But for how much longer?
In the series, CCTVs were everywhere, with anonymous controllers
monitoring everybody, and barking orders at the villagers.
Everyone had to be well behaved in the village, and any independent
types like McGoohan's character Number 6, had to be readjusted, 'by
hook or by crook' as the saying went.
more than a little resembling Blair's britain don't you think.
Which brings me to the last nail in the coffin.
ASBOs. what re they really all about?
Introduced a few years ago, on the pretext of keeping rowdy yobs in
line, they are now being dished out to middle class folks for
extremely petty infractions. An example a few weeks ago, was a man who
was found to be "In posession of an egg with intent to throw."
I suspect more and more of the middle class will find themselves with
ASBOs on their records in the future.
Why might this be important.
because many people in the middle class, are seeing what is happening
and leaving the UK in droves. If enough hard working tax payers leave
the country, the whole pack of cards could collapse. Leaving an
underfunded third worl banana republic, with it's affluent workers,
sensibly looking on from the sidelines.
how long will it be, do you suppose, before new stringent regulations
are imposed denying passports for anyone with an ASBO?
"We can't have our petty criminals making a nuisance of themselves
overseas", will be thr cry.
And then, where will we all be?
In the village.
Be seeing you!
Nonsense, hardly anyone is leaving the UK, especially of working age.
Yeh there are some, there always have been, but no more in droves then
there ever were. Sorry, but your perception is wrong.
Also, ask New Zealand, which is chuffed to bits that so many wealthy
and educated Brits want to go there!
If I chose anywhere abroad, it wouldn't be to an English-speaking
country where English is the national language. I think everywhere
English is spoken as the national language, that's a sure sign that
the associated basket-case mentality can't lurk too far beneath the
surface, and we see this all the time in America, despite Germany
representing the largest contingent, emigration-wise. Australia,
Canada and New Zealand have so few people, there can be a larger
safety gap between them, which is what is keeping those countries
relatively sane at the moment. But give it another fifty years, and
who knows? Specially if there's a drought and people have to crowd
together more to preserve resources. I would give French-speaking
Quebec a go, though.
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