The government is desperately trying to tackle the problem that do gooders from previous governments created, the lack of British culture and identity. The latest pathetic, quick fix attempt is having school children swear an oath of allegiance.
“School-leavers should be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to Queen and country, says a report commissioned by Gordon Brown on British citizenship.”
Unfortunately British children do not understand what being British means and so swearing an oath of allegiance would be pointless. Part of the reason that youths today are so unruly is because they don’t feel a part of anything, they don’t feel that society wants or needs them and they are right, it doesn’t.
With 3/4 of all new jobs in Britain going to immigrants there isn’t a role or a future for the British youth. No wonder they have a ‘What’s the point?’ attitude.
Those who leave school with GCSEs discover that that are unable to find gainful employment in today’s flexible labour market. Those whose parents can afford to allow them to pursue A levels or Diplomas find the same thing when they leave. University is now the preserve of the well off, the rest, just have to make do.
Our education system is a joke. It does everything possible to remove individualism, and make sure that there aren’t any losers of any sort. The heads of children are filled with possibilities that they can never fulfil, of great jobs, great prospects and lifestyles upon leaving school. Few dream of leaving school to become cleaners, road sweepers, or even plumbers or decorators, they have loftier visions. Of course when the reality of the job market hits them and that the only real jobs out there aren’t what they envisaged, they continue to think that they are better than that.
Many end up working for agencies, or just give up altogether and claim benefits or turn to crime.
Having an oath of allegiance isn’t going to lessen that blow. They will still discover that they were deceived, that life for them in ‘modern Britain’ is probably worse than it was in the 70s. I doubt that they will feel particularly loyal to the country that cheated them.
Besides, even at 16 they will already know that Britain is a myth, so divided that it doesn’t really even exist anymore, except in England. There’s Scotland, Wales Northern Ireland and Britain, the only people that consider themselves British are the English. The rest have their own laws, own parliaments and the facility to make their own decisions. The significance of this is not lost on English children.
The youth of today need more than an oath of allegiance to placate them, they need a country that needs them, has a future for them and that appreciates them. Unfortunately the English youth, like England itself, are in limbo, struggling to find their identity and place in the world.