Then perhaps I was too touchy, but the public attack on the unemployed is very real, anyone who says when asked what they do and they reply unemployed comes in for verbal attack, just as if the public have been stirred up to believe the benefit claimants are the source of the all the problems in society. My pal, a Schizophrenic on long term sick in his honesty when asked replied such, the person whom we were talking to just changed and went for him shouting bloody scrounger, that is all I hear about, bloody scroungers. Now when you experience that, you come to form another opinnion. There have been other episodes as well, people in cars hurling abuse at claimants waiting outside the joke centres, and that seen by myself just walking past on the way to college.
Now as to the feckless, they exist, alcoholics, drug users, the homeless, I guess not one of them wants to be what they are, but are stuck, trapped in their addictions and mental health problems, anyone can find themselves there, for it doesn't take much to trip a person over the edge on a path to lingering self destruction. Depression is a cause, unemployment is a cause, what other causes are there, debt, marriage break up, ill health, the military even crime. Really, no one knows anyone elses story, what made them become what they are, so perhaps it is best to reserve judgement until one knows better, as what a person is might be something far away from what they were and have been through.
Youths, well of course they are all mouth when with others, but if they are of a similar type to the ilk I have come across, the type that destroyed my van, those whom I came later to learn they did what they did because it was there and I was stupid enough to respond to their actions, defending one's property is not allowed these days it seems, then I can understand peoples vitriol.
But it is a shame the government sees fit to cut the armed forces, for if it were the reverse and recruitment was down, compulsory national service would be of use, as there is no running to mummy, daddy the police or whoever when a RSM bawls the disrespectful into tears. From my experience, it is only the armed forces now that can and will take a scumbag and pulverise it only to build it up into a worthwhile human being a country can be proud of, for although times have changed in the forces, methods have changed, they are still more than capable and should be allowed to demonstrate their skills on the useless and dangerous.
But as to media, it is within my course of academic study, I am fully aware the news we read or get told might be very far from the truth, else why the different newspapers with their common readership, tories read the mail and telegraph, liberals read the guardian and labour the mirror and sun, why is this if it is not that newspapers pander to their readership's politics and there ensure an income for themselves.
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