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Comment was by Chris B on July 2, 2022 at 2:58am

I worked hard to undo my xian servile training, and I'm proud to feel as independant and free of different influences as I can get. Many others in this country worship the usual gods, but most of all wealth and being famous.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 2, 2022 at 1:01am

 Chris. I had imagined that the cap doffing would have lessened considerably by now, and for a time it was happening, but it had become far too ingrained in us to make any difference. I see us as not two classes but many peoples, the Anglo-Saxons, and all the immigrants coming into the country, and the ruling elite the Anglo-Norman French who have been the ruling class ever since 1066 

Stephen(He, Him, His) Oh who cares.

Comment was by Chris B on July 2, 2022 at 12:27am

I love that one, Patricia!

When you're trained in cap doffing and other servile habits, it's very hard to undo your training and to be your own person. Only then can you start on integrity, honesty and decent behaviour.

Chris (she, her, hers)

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 1, 2022 at 5:33pm

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 1, 2022 at 4:58pm

The shallowness is astounding.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 1, 2022 at 4:56pm

I know yeah. The British are encouraged to turn on people who believe in fairness and decency toward others. The Tory press is going ape about the term woke as if it is evil incarnate. So stupid.

Comment was by Mrs.B on July 1, 2022 at 4:49pm

Oh for shit sakes!!!!!!

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 1, 2022 at 4:15pm

Here's James O'Brien taking the deserved piss out of the anti-woke brigade of the Daily Mail.

 

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on July 1, 2022 at 4:08pm

Davy the sad thing about England and I say England rather than the UK is that we are a cap doffing forelock-tugging people. I don't know what I want to do most cry or be sick. The thing about me and a growing number of people in England is that we refuse to show reverence to anyone just because of their perceived rank. 

Comment was by Davy on July 1, 2022 at 8:48am

Chris B
While ever we have the structure of Society that we have you will never change it for it suits those in the upper echelons of your Society.
The problem with the structure is that it is not amenable to change because The majority of the people are excluded from any process to change it as it is controlled by the upper upper echelons. They do not want any changes as the changes that are required to alter the behaviour of the of the Society in the whole as their behaviour is a product of their privileges and entitlements that they grant themselves. Their behaviour is just a reflection of the sum total of the behaviour of the population. 
It lies just below the surface of the everyday people who would given half the chance would also exhibit that behaviour.

The only way that we will begin to change our Society to a better Society where Integrity, Honesty and decent behaviour begins with yourself.
It begins when you reclaim  your Sovereign power that lies within yourself.
Alfred Tennyson put it quite well in his poem Idylls of the Kings

The Way to Power

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control,

These three alone lead life to sovereign power.

Yet not for power (power of herself

Would come uncalled for) but to live by law,

Acting the law we live by without fear;

And, because right is right, to follow right

Were wisdom in the scorn of consequence.

Alfred Tennyson – From " Idylls of the King"

With the law here being rules that you help to create boundaries for your and other's behaviour so that you and others can live in peace and harmony with each other.

 

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