An article came out recently about the state of…social interaction in the UK.
From the article:
Two thirds of UK adults feel they have nobody to talk to about their problems, a survey has found.
Of the 2,500 people questioned, 66% said they had no one to speak to about mental health, relationships or money.
We usually call those sorts of people “friends”.
Difficulty finding the right time or place to talk were given as reasons behind the trend, the survey by mental health campaign Time to Change said.
The campaign’s director Sue Baker OBE said hard work was needed by everyone to break down “barriers to talking”.
Barriers to talking. Hmm, that’s an interesting way of putting. It’s not like speaking your mind about, well, just about anything ranging from football to the Jews could get you into big trouble in the West though, right?
Everyone knows that we live in the most diverse and free society that has ever existed or ever will exist in the West. Until Whiteness is dismantled that is. Alarming rates of social isolation, depression, substance-abuse and suicide are…admittedly strange anomalies in an otherwise stellar state of affairs.
But in terms of “barriers to talking,” it’s not like there are stifling speech codes in the UK or that people are terrified of saying the wrong things to people they don’t know and even more terrified of saying them to people they do know – or rather who know enough about them to rat them out.
In the workplace, in their schools and universities, even when they’re online…
The survey comes comes just weeks after the government announced new measures to help combat loneliness and social isolation in the UK.
Prime Minister Theresa May said in January that a series of policy changes – including the creation of a loneliness minister – would be introduced following recommendations from the Jo Cox Commission, which campaigns on the issue.
Research carried out by the commission found that almost 200,000 older people had not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month.
It also said that more than nine million people in the UK described themselves as “always or often lonely”.
According to the article, February 1st is “Time to Talk Day”.
So what do you think the odds are – in the spirit of February 1st – that we can have a civilized conversation about, in no particular order:
- White Genocide
- Cultural Erosion
- Economic Privation
Are we allowed to talk about these things openly? Or are there entire divisions of police monitoring people’s Twitters to make sure that these thoughts do not remain unpunished?
When the UK government advertises “Time to Talk Day” it almost starts to sound like the old Soviet “thaws” when dissident thought was suddenly allowed to be published.
Naturally, these thaws were followed by clampdowns…and they were much easier to pull off because many dissidents politely assisted the secret police by speaking up during the thaw. A cold snap quickly followed the short thaw. Some say it was a deliberate policy. You know the type, conspiracy-minded folks.
But there really no conspiracy at work in the UK. There will be no “thaw” – not even for “Time to Talk Day”.
It just come off as stale and bureacratic. I mean, “a loneliness minister”? What’s next? Well if I had to guess, judging by the rate of kebab stands opening up everywhere in the UK, soon they’ll need a “constipation minister”.
But that is the new way of the West: governments and corporations throw huge amounts of money and expend energy to ruin the natural, healthy, circadian rythmns of life and then appoint a minister to put bandaid over the gaping societal wound that has been inflicted.
I guess it creates jobs at the very least.