What a wonderful, indeed joyous occasion it was. Sitting here, in London watching the gathering of the privileged, the great and the good; oh yes and David Beckham and his lovely wife.
Did we not all enjoy the sight of Prince William marrying a commoner?
And all the flag waiving, people from all over the World gathering in London to waive their Union flags and cheer as the lovely couple said “I do”.
What a wonderful, indeed, inspiring view of the British people united. But the reality is that whereas the British people may, on the whole support the monarchy; they are non-political and they are a figurehead for our nation, this is a society, like most of the societies run by stupid white Europeans that is in chaos.
A few days ago a 15 year old boy was stabbed to death on our streets. What does that say about our society?
Of course it would be trite to suggest that these stabbings are down to any particular section of our society, and that people of white European decent are stabbing and killing each other on our streets. And it would be pretty indefensible to suggest that our streets are any less safe than those in any other comparable city in the World. We are a mixed society; we are white European, we are Afro-Caribbean; we are Indian, we are Jewish, Catholic and Protestant we are Muslim and we are Sikh.
British society is represented by every cultural and religious group there is.
Who however has to take the blame for the failure of multi-culturalism? Who has to look deep into their own psyches and ask why minority groups feel alienated to kill on the streets and even to plant bombs on our transport systems.
If a Muslim man, walks onto a tube train and explodes his bomb, where is the failure? Whose failure is this? Why is there a dissolving of the social cohesion that used to bind us as a nation?
Social cohesion appears to be a number of traditions, of social mores that the people of a society have in common, so that one man or woman can look at his neighbour and know that they share common values. What happens when we no longer have any values? What happens when we look at our neighbours and there is no trust, there is only fear and suspicion.
Waiving a flag at an institution does not show social cohesion even if 75% of the population are in favour of that institution.
When I look out of my window directly across my street, the first people I see are a married couple with their children. He is a white European, she is a black Nigerian. I trust them both. It is not their ethnic background that determines whether I believe that they share the same values as I do. I know that they seek to do the best for their children, they encourage their education, they spend all their money (and they are on the breadline) to do the best they can for their family.
Down the road there is a Muslim family; actually there are a few, they all share that family value, they live in extended family units and they share common values. They are not particularly Muslim values, they are honest, hard-working and they value education; these are values that are shared by billions of people world-wide.
But here in the West the traditional family is becoming a rarity. The extended family unit that nurtures and supports, where new parents can learn from their own parents as to how to bring up a child is all but dead. Parents do not die with their families, they die in care homes. What type of a society institutionalises their parents?
Does placing a parent in an institution suggest respect? If it does to you, then I wonder what planet you might be living on. In Asia does anyone send their parents away to die, and maybe drop in on them once or twice a month to ensure that they have not died yet? Is this what a civilized society does?
And there in a nutshell is the West, no respect for its parents, no respect for its traditions; abandoning our parents and our culture and replacing it with what?
If we lose all of our traditions, then there is no social cohesion. If there is nothing to glue us together will we not fall apart? If there is nothing to bind our society, then our society will disintegrate. And so it has.
Liberal democracy we have; individualism and free thinking we also have, and we have it in our civilization in abundance. It makes us some of the most creative and inventive people in the World.
But marriage is a tradition we no longer want; it’s just not feminist enough. And if you get married why stay married, why work at your relationship? Why work out your problems with your spouse if a quick divorce is simpler and easier?
Why have God and religion if you can be rational and believe in nothing. Believing in nothing is so much easier than considering whether there is more to existence than money and consumption.
Why encourage your children to do well and communicate with them, when sitting them down in front of a television set and letting the media bring them up is so much simpler than holding a conversation?
Why sit down to dinner as a family (if you have one) when you can give your children dinner on a plate that they can eat in their bedrooms with their Sony Playstation for company?
Indeed why cook if you can get a ready-made pizza from the freezer?
Why strive for excellence when mediocrity is so much easier to
Why worok to make a decent living if you can get a handout from the State?
Why welcome immigrants to your country and try to blend them into your society when we can blame them for unemployment and the lack of housing?
Why understand other civilizations and other peoples when everyone knows that the West is so superior, if we were not superior how come we dominated the World or most of it for hundreds of years?
Why ask yourself why people hate you, when you can mistakenly assume that because the suicide bomber is wearing western clothing and listening to western music after seeing the latest Disney film that he loves our culture and loves us as well?
Why consider the language you use, and how it makes other people’s feel when you can just say what you want and to hell with the consequences?
Why tend to your father’s needs as he gets older and dementia sets in when you can abandon him to a state system and pay taxes instead? And then you can tell yourself how much better off he is with specialist care, when maybe he might just prefer to be with the family that he brought up.
We have individualism and we have free thinking, but we have no respect for our traditions, we have no respect for our parents, we have no respect for what went before us and the sum of that is that we have no cohesion in our society.
Without social cohesion we have what we have, and that is chaos.