BRITAIN GOES FROM RULER TO RULED IN JUST 70 YEARS – It appears incredulous how Britain had deteriorated in just the last 70 years; going from a innovator and producer of products to a country reliant on imports and where welfare takes centre stage in the mindset of the British citizen.
After the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945 many felt that Germany would never truly be able to recover and yet a few people, including one British Army officer, Ivan Hirst, thought differently and set about resorting Germany’s motor vehicle industry.
The result is that today more people drive German built cars than those of any other nation; the German’s even boast that the VW plant in Wolfsburg is larger than Monaco.
In contrast the British car manufacturers have failed to secure their place in history. Yes the brand names such as Mini, Bentley and Rolls Royce still exist but they are all German owned.
From the outset it would be easy to berate the system; why is it that a country that was defeated is now the most powerful in Europe?
The fact is that Germany is the driver of the European Union whilst Britain is merely a passenger along for the ride with no say on the destination; many might ask who won war.
Britain has a long and illustrious history; we once ruled 75 per cent of the globe and we were the most innovative and industrious nation on earth… where on earth did we start to fail?
In the late 50’s and early 60’s industry in Britain took a decidedly odd turn and began to embrace the ideology of worker’s rights through the rise of the Labour Party and their Union partners.
In the eyes of most British worker’s the other dominant political party, the Conservatives, were viewed as a party that took care of the upper middle classes and the rich whilst the poor working class was left to toil with no means of social justice or the ability for betterment.
In part the Labour Party and the Unions played their role in giving the working man a voice; unfortunately as history as taught us it wouldn’t be long before the Labour Party and the Unionist became more concerned with their own self-serving interests.
Britain had now become Labour and Union ruled and business managers and owners were no longer viewed as the creators of wealth and jobs but more akin to slave masters. This wave of Union control lead to the continuous stream of strikes until finally putting many of the British manufactures out of business.
Whilst thousands of British workers lost their jobs, due to excessive striking, two major components came in to force that would change the landscape of manufacturing forever and see Germany rise from the ashes and dominate the scene.
The first of these components was the Union’s ability to convince the British worker that whilst their jobs had been lost it was not a concern; after all the greedy bosses and owners had been taught a lesson that they can no longer walk over the worker without consequence.
The second and most vital component was that the Union’s softened the blow of unemployment with the prospect of welfare; many believe that the 70’s brought about the critical element that was to change the way the British perceived life and turned Britain from an innovative and industrious nation to a nation dependent on welfare.
The German nation in contrast continued with its program of rebuilding and manufacturing; the ethos of the British sense of innovation and industriousness instilled upon them by Ivan Hirst was not lost and the result today is very clear to see.
Germany is now the ruler of Europe; there is no denying this fact. Britain now stands as a nation that was abused by Unions, producing an unproductive and lazy work force. Britain is no longer the innovator; it is merely a shell that protects the ideology of liberal socialist welfare.
Some people feel that Germany wouldn’t be in the position it is today without Britain and this is fair enough to say; however the German’s were prepared to listen, they were prepared to work hard for the good of the country whereas Britain turned into a nation of self-interest by everyone with a soap box.
Note throughout this article I have not once used the term Great Britain for using such a term would be a lie. Britain is now a broken country, full of self-righteous indignation where many of its citizens feel the country owes them a living; look how quickly we rally to protect the welfare system from reform.
I recently asked a German why he thought Britain was in such a dire state. He responded concisely; “The British people are lazy and inept. The British spirit was broken by the Unions and the offer of welfare. I’m surprised that the British even bother to get out of bed in the morning.”
This is how the British are perceived and yet I doubt this article will rally any incentive in people that might result in the beginning of turning things around.
Our self-righteous attitude to be respected is lost on other nations and I suspect most, including the Germans, have anything other than contempt for Britain and its people.
What do you think; is Britain lost under the people’s self-serving interests and love of welfare? Do you think Britain could ever rise from the pit of despair? Please leave your comments below.