IS BRITAIN BROKEN? – If you want to see the true face of Britain today then look no further at the BBC Panorama documentary above.
It follows the misfortunes of a housing estate in Shadsworth, Blackburn, which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the UK and where it has the highest government welfare bill compared to any other area.
I sat through the hour long documentary and it should have shocked me to my very core, with kids getting involved in drugs, violence and anti-social behaviour.
Unfortunately I wasn’t shock and simply because this type of activity is no longer segregated to the poorest areas of Britain but is in fact spreading like a terminal cancer.
We know the problems, we even know there could be solutions, however society over the last 50 years has adopted a different approach to crime, one that has seen it as being punishable, by the way of the birch, imprisonment or even the death penalty.
We now approach criminals and the activities in a different way, we often view them as ‘lost souls’ and not as the perpetrator of crime but a victim of circumstance.
I have covered this subject on a number of occasions, albeit on different aspects:
I could go on and list more and each one clearly shows the deplorable state of society in the UK today and how justice is failing the system because of our liberal indoctrination.
In my view there is no such thing as something that cannot be changed; you just need a reason and the will to make that change. In the UK we now appear to have reached a point of apathy, where people have become so used to the levels of anti-social behaviour by our children and violence crime; and that is what really does shock me.
I don’t know of anyone in the UK that isn’t aware of Myra Hindley and Ian Brady, the two people who were convicted of murdering a number of children. At the time of their conviction there was public outrage due to the fact that they missed being hanged by a matter of weeks, due to the abolition of the death penalty. At the time the public wanted to see both of these murderers swing from the gallows and considering their heinous crimes it is little wonder.
Fast forward to today and those convicted of murder and other violent crimes are simply imprisoned for life; which often results in 15 years or less.
In the news today was the murder of 16 year old Christina Edkins, who was stabbed to death on a crowded bus in broad daylight – see full story – Daily Mail
I have tried, for the past 2 hours, after reading this news, to put myself in the shoes of her parents – I just can’t and it brings me to tears in attempting to do so. Ask yourself; what type of justice, if you were Christina’s parent, would you want?
The truth of the matter is that if the person they have caught is the murderer he’ll likely get life imprisonment or shipped off to a mental institution if found to be mentally ill. My question to you is; would it not be better, if he is found guilty without any reasonable doubt, that he be put to death thus ensuring that he will never take the life of another innocent child?
I am fully aware that the Death Penalty is not something many of us would like to see reinstated in the UK but the current legal system provides no real deterrent.
What you read on the murder of Christina Edkins will no doubt quickly fade over the next day or two but yet spare a thought that her family is going to have to live with this loss for the rest of their lives and all because we have become indoctrinated into a liberalized society that favours the criminals.
Going back to the video and the deplorable state of the so-called civilized society in the Shadsworth, Blackburn, do you really think that Anti-Social Behaviour Orders (ASBO’s) really work? I would declare openly that ASBO’s are another liberal way of punishment that has little, if any effect, on those who commit crime.
Now that I have dealt with the Death Penalty, I want to suggest that maybe it is time to bring back Corporal Punishment, which is the reintroduction of canning in our schools and in the home. Spare the Rod, Spoil the Child – it’s that what was taught?
My father, at the age of 13, living in South London in 1934, was standing on the corner with friends. They weren’t doing anything, just chatting, when a police officer walked around the corner. On seeing them the officer asked the boys what they were doing. My father thought it a good idea to be cheeky and so replied; “Minding our own business.”
For that he got a short, sharp clip around the ear and then escorted home. When arriving the police officer explained what had happened. The result was that my Grandfather gave my father six lashes with the shaving strap. My father never disrespected another police officer again.
What British society needs is to instill discipline and respect – something that severely lacking in the UK. Why can we not bring back, as a form of punishment for criminal behaviour, flogging?
Before you get all wound up calling me barbaric, try to look at countries that have severe punishment for crime, such as Singapore. I can tell you I have visited Singapore on many occasion and the level of law and order there is high. Committing any civil or criminal offense will almost certainly result in caning and very few ever go back for a second helping.
I once spoke to a taxi driver in Singapore regarding public safety, his exact word were; “I could let my 14 year old daughter walk the streets or part at 4am without much of a worry, that’s how safe it is.”
Could we, in the UK, make such a claim? It would appear inconceivable considering Christina Edkins was murdered on a public crowded bus in broad daylight.
The question is would the British public support the reintroduction of Corporal and Capital Punishment? This subject has been raised a lot of late and it appears that people are looking for an alternative to the liberalization we have implemented and try again with harsher methods in order to bring back law and order and dare I venture to say a civilized and respectful society?