Just as I said with the music industry, we’re losing touch with ourselves. The news is just a gentle reminder that we, as a nation, are losing touch with each other. With the up and coming collapse of the United Kingdom as Scotland decides it’s too good to be linked with us, what? Members of Barclays Bank deciding they’re too good for the country by mocking us with their fake interest rates? The Leveson Enquiry, looking into the links between government and media. The collapse of the Euro, the global threat of terrorism and the Queen visiting Ireland and shaking hands with an x-commande of the IRA. For a country who is welcoming the world to celebrate an international event in a matter of weeks, the Olympics, we’re not doing an awful lot to say “Hey, we’re Britain. Let’s show you how Great we are”. It’s just not there anymore.
What has happened to the Great in Britain? We lost it. I believe we lost it around the time that technology became so implanted into everyones lives, they we stopped thinking about the real world. We all rely on technology too much, so has that had a bigger influence in the country than people may think? ‘Back in the day’, men would wear a shirt and tie to cut their font hedge, an age where you would not be seen in public in anything but a suit. I’m not complaining about the change, but the moral and respect that it demanded was so much greater than it is now. It’s a dog eat dog world now, with England and America at the forefront of it all. When Tony Blair and George Bush were in power, they were unstoppable.
Maybe it’s worth challenging the pair to take responsibility for the collapse of the world. Maybe it’s not. But then you could say it was the banks. The media. The current government.
I don’t know the full story behind the Barclays scandal, but I imagine that something to that scale didn’t take a few months. I have a feeling it’s been years.
Relationships between media and government haven’t only been around for years, it’s been decades. However the intensity has only been in this millennium, and who could have put a stop to that?
The way in Iraq, the war on terrorism. There are too many unanswered questions to leave to one side, and it’s not the fault of new people on the block. To be honest, it’s not wonder that Scotland want to leave us, it’s no bloody wonder.
I challenge you to think about that, who really changed the world… and for what reason?