Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Having read one of Dickiebos post I did say I would do a blog about that particular one he had done.
In fact, I had written it under another one which was nothing to do with his blog.
So, I apologise for that, my mistake.
The one I was referring to was called:
Britain edging closer to a banana republic.
What he was saying was that britain has become worse since labour got in, but I tend to disagree with that as britain has been like this for years.

I felt I had to say something about it, but I couldn't say it on the comments page because my reply would be too long to write it in there.

Lets take the first paragraph about drunken/drug crazed yobs.For which he is blaming 24 hour drinking. We did not have 24 hour drinking but there was still the drunks.
There are drunken/drug crazed yobs around, but it isn't a recent happening. It's been going on for years. And I mean years.
I remember when I was a teenager, many years ago now, when I used to go out with my friends at the weekends there were always drunks around.Every friday and saturday night, mostly men, they would just get blotto, because it was the weekend and they did it every weekend. Some just got drunk and somehow managed to get home and others were arrested, although you weren't actually arrested for being drunk in those days, but if they became violent, and many did, then they were arrested.
We used to keep away from them as they weren't our friends and not in 'our group'
Not so sure if there was so many druggies then, but there were probably a fair few.
But can't really comment on them as I'm not sure if they become violent like the drunks.
But there were druggies in those days.

Dickiebo then went on to say about the Eastern European immigrants.
Well, this is where I actually agree with him.
There are far too many immigrants here, if fact, I have never agreed with anyone so much.
I am sick of them, and I am not the only one.
Enough said about that I think.

Another comment he made was about the courts and their lenient sentencing, in some cases he's right, but there aren't that many but when it does happen it's headlines in the papers and, of course, we think all cases are like this.
They aren't.

Now, this is close to my heart!
I am a smoker and I loathe having to go out in the bitter cold to have a ciggie.
At work we all have a fifteen minute break and that turns into 25.
The reason is because we have to go to our lockers and get our coates, have a wee, wash our hands, and then walk down a rather long corridor to go out into the cold.This all takes time from our breaks.
The non smokers have caught onto this now and they now have at least 20 mins break, and who can blame them?
They don't blame us because they know it's the law but it is still infuriating.

The whole point of this is to say that it isn't since labour came into power that these problems have started, the problems have been here for years.
Who do we blame?
I don't know.
Sometimes I think it's the parents fault, for not discipling their kids and letting them do what they want or is it society????
Whatever that is.
No-one has ever explained to me what 'society' means.

I'm old school and believe you should discipling children, even smack them.
My god, I sound like one of those strict school marms, but that is what I believe.
Dicipling starts from when you are a child.


deb said...

Oh my Annette, don't get me started! My mom and I had a discussion about how we should write a book - something to the idea of "How to Fix the World". We decided we valued our lives too much to risk putting in print our opinions, particularly on current parenting trends!

Annette said...

Exactly deb, but it shouldn't be like that, should it?

Sage said...

Perhaps if we had stayed disciplining (and I don't mean the belt or can but a slap on the behind) them the yoof of today might not be such a big problem. Trouble is they know their rights better than most folk and know in a lot of instances that they cannot be touched.

I grew up with discipline such as a slap on the rump, and while I still got into trouble, you never knowingly wanted a slap for your sins.

Mum had it right when we were out shopping, she gave us one warning then it was a slap and very often a return home in disgrace...

lol xx such fun memories.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Saw too many kids hit to do it myself. When I was teaching the experts on childraising was the man in the pub. 'I was hit and it did me no harm' he would say, pint in one hand and fag in the other. 'Anyone seen my kids today' he might as well have said. Sorry but 'Old school' was not necessarily best.

Annette said...

I can understand what you are saying but there is a difference between hitting a child and smacking them.
No-one wants to see a child hit, but smacking is a controlled action.
Hitting isn't if it is done out of anger. Thats usually why it is done.
There is a difference between the two.