JulieC wrote:Hi all
We are also moving over to Crete 28th September we are so excited!! Currently we are living at my mums house until the move its mad here, just want to go now. We have a little girl aged 18 months and 2 dogs (dogs not coming out until March)
England unfortunatly is getting worse and not somewhere I want my little girl growing up in.
Good luck with your move
Julie James Sienna & the dogs
I always thought that education was the salvation of the young and the dispossesed, with education you became useful not only to yourself and others, but it was also a ticket to a job and some sort of decent life.
Then it seems society gave up on its young, they did not want to educate them, did not want to stretch them, they could import cheap labour even if it did not quite come up to standards or did not know the job or even speak the language. They made their parents work long hours, so family life was replaced by the TV. The only freindship many of these kids know is their gang freinds, the TV, the X-Box. The latter two only interested in ratings and money.
They could outsource jobs to people who could nearly but no quite speak colloqual and Estuary English and drop the general standard of things from customer service to marking GCSE's papers to a new standard, one so low that it was good enough for the population but not quite good enough for the people at the top who organised this and grabbed the profits.
Parents and children had to learn what was good enough for them but not quite good enough to compete in the world. With nothing to do, no prospects and a society that is too busy gratifying itself through consumption there is no leadership, no direction and the role models can be summed up as the Beckhams. Children all want to be pop stars and appear on Big Brother.
Well who can blame them. With either feckless parents who gave birth at 14 being followed by even more confused parents giving birth at 14 does anyone expect any better, with absent parents working long hours for minimal wages in a country where you need 7 times your own salary to buy a two bedroom house in a city who or where do these kids go to.
The wall in the end I would suggest.
Like the mafia used to keep it's women, society is keeping many of its young barefoot and pregnant. Not much consolation for the victims of their crimes but when you pay tribute to the hounds in powerful places, in government etc one could make sure that it was the least "tribute" one can manage to give our masters and wherever possible their "support" was somewhat negative by educating our friends abroad of the truth not what you see on BBC 24 any longer.