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New Study Reveals No One Has Any Friends In UK

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.

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26 Comments

  • I grew up in the rustbelt in the 1990s with no diversity. We still had this problem. It’s because of our commercialization media saturation and work culture

  • this is a well known effect of diversity.
    “a massive new study, based on detailed interviews of nearly 30,000 people across America, has concluded ….. that the greater the diversity in a community, the fewer people vote and the less they volunteer, the less they give to charity and work on community projects. In the most diverse communities, neighbors trust one another about half as much as they do in the most homogenous settings. The study, the largest ever on civic engagement in America, found that virtually all measures of civic health are lower in more diverse settings.
    “The extent of the effect is shocking,” says Scott Page, a University of Michigan political scientist”

  • Just because you are alone does not mean you have to be lonely. Conversely, just because you always have company, does not mean you are not lonely.

    The best advice I can give somebody feeling isolated is:
    1. Always stay/appear busy – keeps your mind greased and makes you look important (very attractive).
    2. Never discuss politics, especially with women.
    3. Never over-share – just listen, but more importantly, observe and even take notes.
    4. Compartmentalize – separate friend from neighbor, coworker etc.
    5. Get a gig/moonlight in the service industry to keep your emotional intelligence/social skills sharp.

    I used to be so afraid of doing anything by myself because I thought it made me look like a weirdo, but that’s not how it is at all. Not only do people not care to notice, but you actually accomplish far more and you find MORE opportunities to meet women, find work and have fun on new adventures the second you shed your paralysis and concern about others.

    So now I do just about everything alone and cannot find time to give people my company, aside from rehashing the same boring conversations down memory lane. Even when I do, I typically do not consider them my friends even though they call me theirs.

    I dedicated so much of my time/energy to ‘hanging out’ (sitting in basements/living rooms) with ‘friends,’ which consisted of allegedly like-minded people just sitting for hours (even days/weeks) playing video games, drinking and smoking pot and taking shots at me, while I watched. Totally fulfilling.

    And every time the group slut finally fell into my lap as a sabbatical from a long cock tour…it was not ok. ‘Dude, that’s my sister/cousin/first GF’….and I was cock-blocked at every turn.

    And when I was dealing with tragedy and just needed a hug, suddenly everybody became scarce when I couldn’t be entertaining for a day.

    That’s when I said this concept of needing company is a social construct, and although it was hard for the first year, it eventually paid off and I do not miss it or need it at all anymore because I ironically gained social skills and shed my codependency being alone, whereas being obligated to be ‘Mr. Funny’ 24/7 stunted any emotional development and caused me a lot of unhappiness.

    Cary Grant, James Cagney, Clark Gable, James Stewart and Elvis have provided far better company since.

  • It is a shitty situation. I think they also intentionally pushed all kind of different sub-cultures that would make people hate each others even more.

    I would like to see someone trying the door-to-door preaching. Asking people if they want to talk about these issues. You could find many people that way who are sick of this anti-white system. It is kind of how the early christians worked.

  • Multiracial societies are known to be low-trust societies. Naturally this will create a breakdown in social interaction, with more people keeping to themselves. Immigration is the destruction of both personal and public social life, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

  • Maybe I am being too negative or too self-reflective, but, I do fear that as a nation of people we have been nobbled so much now with societal rot of all kinds that there is not much hope for a return to normal societal or family relationships.

    I really don’t know how to explain it, but I do get the impression that people are ever more atomised and individualised when it comes to social interaction, even with closest family members – yet are equally less atomised when it comes to expressing liberal belief systems.

    Whether it is due to what Robert Putnam discovered about multiracial and multicultural society, or a multitude of things such as shorter attention spans, the narcissism of social media, ever more technological gadgets and escapism in the home…. but there generally seems to be a retreat into our houses, staying behind locked doors and not wanting to be even bothered interacting with anyone else.

    Foreign origin kids and “teens” seem to dominate the streets of an evening. There are no more or very few ‘May Days’ at local schools, or community bonfires and fireworks, societal clubs like Scouts and Cubs tend to be low in participants and scarce on the ground.

    When a local housing proposal was put forward, to build over 200 houses upon greenbelt land – the reaction to it was nothing much more than a sigh. This time 30 to 40 years ago it would have been outrage, everybody would have rallied together to fight it off…..now, it is “meh”, and they sit watching TV.

    Others are, perhaps rightly, ground down by it. They know there will be back-handers, they know there will be council corruptions, they know that ‘money’ and ‘jobs’ talk and that it will only be a matter of time before they get built anyway…..so why bother fighting? Nobody in the councils or the government do anything the people actually want.

    There doesn’t seem to be any vigour, purpose, meaning, plan, or a sense of future to build. We are just flapping around, or rather, at a standstill and retreat – whilst others come and build their communities up in our midst and start to take over because they do have a plan, they do have interests to build a future, they do start clubs and attend social events…..

    But when it comes to the natives, as described in the article, there is a palpable atmosphere whenever there are gatherings, to stay off anything that is actually important. It is endless “dinner party safe” conversations. Who bought a new garden mower, what motorbike are they riding now, if they have seen the new Netflix series, who said what to whom behind so and so’s back and all that tittle-tattle.

    I see the Alt-Right/Nationalist movement as being the last chance to galvanise like minded people and re-connect to build something for a future. Everything else seems either futile or poisoned.

    The trouble is, from both personal experience and observation, nobody actually wants to (or feels like) doing anything. Everybody seems to want a party to follow, a leader to support, for somebody else, somewhere, to do something. They think, or hope, that making a comment, or voting in a booth every four years is going to be enough.

    Those who have been around long enough in this subject matter do get to the point where they cease caring. I pretty much have. I know I am no longer going to be a pioneer and I have to crack on with the rest of my life before it gets too late to have one…. but the spark needs to be revived in our entire civilisation, because it can often look and feel tired and directionless.

    Our people have to find a way to be in the driving seat, instead of endlessly having things done to us and then passively reacting to it all at every turn.

      • You can see it peoples faces when they walk around, especially people <35, everyone looks like they want to fall over and give up. We work so often for so little at stupid dead end jobs, I absolutely hate the modern world. This is the worst time to have been born tbh. Parents don’t get it because they lived to see the world when it was normal.

  • I’d assume that it’s even worse here in the states. Europe despite being politically closed seems more physically open with public transportation, parks, etc, while America might be politically more open depending on the state and neighborhood (Berkeley vs Appalachia as two extremes) but much more physically closed off and prone to isolation due to traffic, gated communities, and drive through food prevailing in the urban and suburban areas.

  • “Two thirds of UK adults feel they have nobody to talk to about their problems, a survey has found.”

    Damn. I didn’t realize that was a thing. I thought it was just me with my woke politics. I didn’t realize most of the folks feel like they don’t have any friends.

  • Sad truth about Europe: women abort their babies and “men” hanging around in gay bars. In the second half of their lives they stare lonely at the wall and howl at the moon at night. This is their brave new “multicultural” left-liberal shitworld. It only helps to switch on the TV, watch garbage and drink beer. And hoping for better times.

  • Note that white is only 87% of the UK so the actual stats for white Britons might be lower since the invading population is not being systematically dismantled and so probably still engages in normal friendships.

  • Quite an astute observation. Yep, there’s definitely been a trend lately to try to replace everything healthy and natural with things unhealthy and artificial. And not very surprisingly, these replacements don’t suit the original need at all.

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