Has anyone noticed how fractured society is these days?

Watch
Welsh_insomniac
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 6 years ago
#1
I don't know whether age has done this to me or maybe it has always been like this (just with different factors)...

But a lot of the time I just feel that this country is becoming nastier to live in, there's almost no unity, no reason for the UK to be a unified nation. The rise of fundamentalism has just created a backlash of equal hate. Whether that's the rise of religious groups/militant atheism, Militant Misandry/ Misogyny, the so called Patriarchy/privilege always being brought into question. The government are ever increasing powers to allow them to spy on it's citizens. Scotland may break away from the country, sparking the end. Everyone is at each others throats.

Are we just being manipulated to fight each other so that the government or those higher up in the food chain can secure control over wealth?
0
reply
username1084946
Badges: 14
Rep:
?
#2
Report 6 years ago
#2
(Original post by Welsh_insomniac)
The government are ever increasing powers to allow them to spy on it's citizens. Everyone is at each others throats.
"Hunger for power is evil's true root". -
I think that the government will regret a lot of things they are doing now, too late to fix most of them.
0
reply
MagicNMedicine
Badges: 20
Rep:
?
#3
Report 6 years ago
#3
People go on like this is a new thing and of course I'm sure the anti-immigration brigade will say its all because of migrants etc.

Back in the good old days when everyone was white and English you had Catholics and Protestants fighting each other, burning each other at the stake, we had Royalists and Parliamentarians fighting each other, supporters of the House of Lancaster v the House of York.

And I expect misogyny was far worse in the past when it was easy to get away with rape and violence against women.

Yes nowadays there are haters on the internet but actual fighting and violence is far lower now.
0
reply
Justpin
Badges: 10
Rep:
?
#4
Report 6 years ago
#4
Here is a quote for you:

So long as the Arabs fight tribe against tribe, so long will they be a little people, a silly people - greedy, barbarous, and cruel, as you are.

its from Lawrence of Arabia

(Original post by Welsh_insomniac)

Are we just being manipulated to fight each other so that the government or those higher up in the food chain can secure control over wealth?

Absolutely! consider Qing China, Qing China was fractured into warlord states, where they fought against each other. As a result the imperial powers carved China up for themselves.

It wasn't till 1949, that China became unified (by force) that China started the slow rise to power (again).
0
reply
gr8wizard10
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#5
Report 6 years ago
#5
There's really not much fighting going on?
0
reply
Clip
Badges: 19
Rep:
?
#6
Report 6 years ago
#6
Depends what you mean by the good old days.

The 70s and 80s saw rampant football violence, urban rioting, militant socialism, regular Irish terrorism.

The 60s had genuine clash of generations, mods and rockers fighting in the streets of Brighton.

The 40s and 50s - Britain was still recovering from the War - there was still rationing and the country sucked.

The 30s had mass unemployment and huge levels of crime.

Prior to that, a lot of young men had bascially been wiped out by the War.

Prior to that, Victorian England was incredibly violent and depressing.
0
reply
russellsteapot
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#7
Report 6 years ago
#7
I don't think it's really any worse as a society, although perhaps there are weaker 'social bonds' than ever before because people are more mobile than ever before and don't really form nice little communities where everyone knows each other anymore. But 'society' itself is probably no worse than ever before.

I'd suggest a read of 'Folk Devils and Moral Panics' by Stan Cohen. Quite interesting for this kind of topic.
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Should there be a new university admissions system that ditches predicted grades?

No, I think predicted grades should still be used to make offers (700)
33.9%
Yes, I like the idea of applying to uni after I received my grades (PQA) (881)
42.66%
Yes, I like the idea of receiving offers only after I receive my grades (PQO) (392)
18.98%
I think there is a better option than the ones suggested (let us know in the thread!) (92)
4.46%

Watched Threads

View All