''The line of human progress goes upward from animal desires toward higher values. To control the animal desires, a progressive society lays down the foundation of a family system in which human desires find satisfaction, as well as providing for the future generation to be brought up in such a manner that it will continue the human civilisation, in which human characteristics flower to their full bloom.
Obviously a society which intends to control the animal characteristics, while providing full opportunities for the development and perfection of human characteristics, requires strong safeguards for the peace and stability of the family, so that it may perform its basic task free from the influences of impulsive passions. On the other hand, if in a society immoral teachings and poisonous suggestions are rampant, and sexual activity is considered outside the sphere of morality, then in that society the humanity of man can hardly find a place to develop.''
One of the slogans for the election comes from the Conservative party and their whole 'broken Britain' babble. What i understand by it is they are saying that Britain is broken because families are broken and children aren't growing up in stable environment or having their potentials fully nurtured. The thing is though family problems are just as prevalent in upper and middle class England as they are in lower class England but this message is specifically aimed at those not as privileged.
Crime is down, unemployment is down and so are teenage pregnancies, the 'plague' amongst British teenagers. Knife crime is probably up but that means gun crime would be down. So what exactly seems to be troubling David Cameron.
The whole thing stinks of patronising snobbery. You wouldn't ask a doctor for a estimate on a new boiler and you wouldn't ask an Eton toff on how to bring up children in council estates. To tell young people that they are unemployed because they were raised without a father and all they need is a hug from a pampered twit is insulting as well as condescending. Drug dealers have authority on the streets, so do local imams and the pub landlords but not the local mp.
Education is another area where some people don't have a clue. University funding is up for sciences but dropped for all other subjects. there's an increasing number of people working as interns for free and apprenticeships are down to a small number. There has to become a common consensus that education is failing a lot of people. Kids play truant in school not because they don't have a father to scold them or because there is no cane to whip them but because they are bored fuckless. Not everyone excels in academia or is talented in such a narrow area of expertise. More scope should be given to business and manual trades in schools to keep kids from wasting their time as well as others.
The youth are taught that drugs are bad but alcohol is fine, mainly because everyone enjoys a nice glass of wine before bed. They are taught that violence is bad but going to war with people over fictional WMD's is all good too. They are told that political rap and violent rap is bad but that rap promoting promiscuity and the subjugation of women to mere sex tools is fine.
So the problem is not that Britain is broken or that the youth are any worse then the teddy boys or cowboys of the past but of the hypocrisy and confusing morals that are presented and in most cases indoctrinated into them from a young age.