Friday, October 12, 2007

Western mediocrity.

I have recently been watching X Factor, the public auditions, and a few weeks ago the BBC did an India season, with various documentaries on India 'celebrating' 60 years of Indian independence.

Usually I would watch neither, as reality TV is off putting at the best of times, and it annoys me when the BBC 'celebrates' another nations anniversary, yet fails to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union between England and Scotland which created this nation, but hey ho!

What I found interesting is how trivial this nation has become, how immature and how lacking in ambition are the Britons of today compared to the Indians.

In India, young Indians love their country, they are proud of their history and have real ambitions. Ambitions that will benefit their people and enrich their lives and those of their families.

In contrast, young Britons as seen on the X Factor are sad, fat, ugly, ignorant and completely unaware of how talentless they are. How many times can you hear from these ugly, obese and talentless individuals, "this has always been my dream, this is what I will do" and "I will be back next year, I will prove them wrong"?

The Indians however were aspiring to be engineers, doctors and architects, they were engrossed in study, yes they loved their trashy bollywood movies, but they knew were fantasy and reality lay.

The Brits, having been miseducated for generations by clueless socialists with egalitarian ideology, that taught 'everyone is special' are consumed by their own fantasies of being the next Britney Spears (why anyone would want to be her amazes me) or Christina Aguilera, but minus the looks and voice. Someone has obviously told them they are good, good enough to go on a TV reality show and be chosen to get a contract to sing.

In the Indian documentaries I watched, there was a programme about an Indian school in southern India, they showed the children practising for a local talent competition, some chose to do modern bollywood dance, others more traditional Indian dances, what stuck me was they took this seriously, practised for months and once at the competition were told in no uncertain terms whether they were good or not, the children may have cried, but knew the truth and knew that it was not cruel, but only the truth.

So many of the waddling mounds of flab on the X Factor seemed never to have had any lessons or practice, they seemed to really believe that a 18 stone teenager could get through the auditions, and when told they were not good enough threw a strop and had their equally flabby parents wobble into the audition room to harangue the judges!!!

I was struck, because this seems to me a metaphor for how certain nations are on the rise and others, unknowingly (mainly due to ignorance and idleness) are in decline. Serious nations, as Britain used to be, have good schools, rigorous examinations, disciplined training which results in engineers, doctors, businessmen, risk takers and other productive people. This is how nations manage to conquer empires and become wealthy.

Trivial nations exalt celebrity, mediocrity and ignorance, resulting in poverty and moral squalor. The only reason I can see that Britain is not already poor is because the accumulated wealth of our past is not yet spent, however with Gordon Brown on the case, raising taxes every year and borrowing hundreds of billions every year to throw away on a health service that does not work and on benefits for third world scroungers so that they will continue to vote for him, it may not be long before we find we are broke and end up being a tourist theme park for wealthy and hardworking Chinese and Indians.

How ironic and deserved that would be.


Vanishing American said...

I wonder if it is possible that your media, being biased as our American media, would intentionally try to emphasize the worst in your country and its culture, and paint a more flattering picture of those from India? The American media are notoriously biased toward the 'diverse' and the exotic, while majority Americans are usually presented in an unattractive way on many of the 'reality' shows. I haven't been in the UK in some years, so I can't judge if your culture has become more degraded and dumbed down, but if so, could that not also be by design?

A Free Man said...

I have no doubt the they would and do emphasise the worst of this country.

But the X Factor show was not intentionally trying to compare the Indians with the Brits, thats something I did after some thought.

I am sure the makers of X factor would show some of the most sad, fat and talentless people going, but my point is the poverty of ambition of the Brits.

Even the good looking Brits who could sing had no ambition except to be a pop star!

That is something I thing scary about the state oif this nation.

Dr. E. said...

I think that what the x-factor shows is the appalling extent of degradation in some people in our society. I think that this state existing in anyone is quite shocking (you would have to watch the program to understand).

It is a good point about the media in the US like Jerry Springer, but I do believe that the degradation among these people in the US is as bad and worse than even here in the UK. - This is to the Shame of the USA too, and I would not say that the US is a healthy civilisation either.


Anonymous said...

I believe that the x-factor shows the fruits of the socialist policies of the UK and Europe.

The future for the UK and Europe is indeed very bleak - but as I always say - if a country cannot learn through study, they will learn through suffering.


A Free Man said...

The Us is as much a part of the West as Britain, thats why I entitled it Western Mediocrity, I fear we are all in the same boat.

I watched Italian TV a few years ago when a spent a few months there a few years back, it is awful, some of most trashy TV I've ever seen.

The once great West is degraded, and unfortunatly I think this is exactly what our elite desire, a degraded, anesthesised maleable electorate, one that is too apathetic and ignorant to stand up to those who dominate us.

najistani said...


Trade Unionists (along with any remaining Christians and Jews) are among the most persecuted sections of society in Islamic countries . The vicious, elitist, sadistic and depraved Ulema - the Muslim priesthood - regard Trades Union organisers as much a threat to their power as the kaffirs and apostates.

Check out Working Class Trades Union rights in such Islamic paradises as Iran, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan

So why do Labour politicians and the Trades Union bosses ally themselves with such an oppressive, supremacist ideology as Islam?

Why do leaders like Gordon Brownlips kiss Muslim arse? Aren't these champions of the common man betraying their British Christian Socialist working-class heritage?

Well actually, no. Their heritage is neither British, nor Christian, nor socialist except in the Stalinist sense. And it certainly isn't working class.

It is very true that the original Labour movement owes far more to Methodism than Marxism, to the Sermon on the Mount than Das Kapital. It was a strong Christian faith that nurtured the Tolpuddle Martyrs in their struggle for workers' rights in the face of the bosses' wage cuts to below starvation level. "Thou shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn. And, the labourer is worthy of his reward."

The early history of Trades Unionism in Australia was also inspired by Christianity.

But all that has changed . Since the 1980's, the leadership of the trades union movement and Labour party have been hijacked by European-inspired atheist Marxist functionaries, many of whom have never done a productive day's work in their lives. The career path from University Social Studies department to Westminster or Congress House , with no intervening gainful employment, is all too common .

To paraphrase Gibbon: To the gullible all religions are equally true, to the skeptical all religions are equally false, and to the politicians all religions are equally useful.

So is it any wonder that Marxist Labour neglect and indeed despise the real British working class? With their rapidly multiplying new-found Muslim friends, they have people who share many of their objectives - an unquestionable totalitarian social system, destruction of free expression, control of all aspects of life, and an unnaccountable, undemocratic superstate (Caliphate/EU) . Of course push will eventually come to shove and the Marxists and Muslims will some day be at one anothers' throats in a bloody continent-wide civil war, but by that time most of the rest of us will long since have been
airbrushed out of Orwellian history.

The Green Arrow said...

A good post.
It is going to take a good few years to restore that pride in some of the young once the BNP take power.

With the younger children it will done by changing the education system. Their pride can be build/restored in a matter of a few years.