Warp Speed Woke Needs to Exit, Stage Left
I like 'warp speed woke'. I also like Prof Bell's concise: "United Kingdom should not be confused with the values being peddled by any one particular governing party of the day". Oddly, even paradoxically - those peddling 'warp speed woke' have (on occasions) clearly been inspired by Communist China. Communist China only have taken the prominent position on the world's stage they have by doggedly and ruthlessly adhering to a strictly controlled 50 year plan. I am therefore optimistic that 'warp speed wokery' will soon start to come unstuck. In fact, this week's Scottish ministerial elections have likely prodded many people in Scotland out of their long, passive slumber and catapulted them into rather more consciousness of their countries future. China was able to execute a ruthless 50 year plan because China's people are far more savagely controlled in their thinking and actions by way of cultural indoctrination (and fear). What would happen if all the decent values embedded within the decent people of the four countries were to galvanise a 50 year plan? What would it look like? How resilient would it be to attack from outside? What results would it charter and drive for it's people? What would happen if we stopped thinking about what we do and consume today v.s. what we architect for those living in the UK who are not quite in double-digit years?
Every business ,school, organisation includes a vision statement-roughly --who we are -isn't it time for the UK to set out its value system, before it's too late and what you refer to our fundamental values are blended by wokism, immigration, Islam. I would argue that the values you speak of grew out of and reflected the recognition that this is/was a fundamentally Christian country. Also note that despite Charles' multiculturalism and removal of DF he was married in a Christian church and will be crowned by its Archbishop!.
I always wanted to hear this from our politicians----maybe what I said or should have said is that our POLITICIANS would struggle to find 5
At the moment I feel like a citizen without an identity. I do not recognise England or Scotland anymore.
Sad what happened to 2,3,4 isn't it
If you tried to write down 5 things the pro union community agreed on-you would do well to get past one-the flag---I am not even sure you would get to the monarchy, Charles is not Elizabeth.
So in terms of describing "who we are" we are in trouble....so if you consider my argument re religion--even on the protestant side, there are two, then on the concept of power sharing, again a split. re Covid, external powers, wok.......We don't even know the history of N.Ireland---we walk along our history and over our geography. Donegall, Shaftsbury, May, Arthur--streets in the centre of Belfast Clandeboye -his son in law, Helen as in Helen's Bay and tower, his daughter, Conn as in Connswater as in O'Neill , Castle, Farset, Joymount....Donegall (one of) is buried in Carrick...At one time Belfast had the world's largest shipbuilding, ropeworks, linen and tea machine making (Sirocco) industries in the world. Instead we learnt about. Agincourt,Plessey, coal mines in Durham, mills in Bradford. Why is the Cregagh road so called--and why do you think Falls, Forthriver, Springfield are so called. Monkstown, Abbots Cross, Whiteabbey -where I live. etc etc. We failed to reach our children our history and about the meaning of democracy, as well as , in my view, the value of and the values of Christianity. (and I speak as a not regular church goer.
First we had Westminsterstan. Then Londonistan. Now Scotlandistan. Time to wipe the slate clean. Start afresh.