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Why are the British people so apathetic?

Successive Governments have lied, cheated, robbed the British people. The British people have spent their money on Chinese goods, destroying British industry and jobs. Utility companies fleece the Nation every year, and the British just pay up. Retailers rob consumers with phony sales of garbage products. Have we always been like this, is it a product of dumbing down of education, have we lost the will to care?

Asked By: sherlock - 7/27/2011
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Such is the unprecedented success of media brainwashing in Britain. A failing education system that churns out illiterate young people year on year and an agenda-driven national press. What more could a lying, morally bankrupt tyranny want... More
Answered By: Bennite - 7/27/2011
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This isn't just Britain, you should look at all "Civilized nations" and notice that they all have some sort of apathy in them. Then in contrast look at third world countries, and notice they have a higher level of honor and respect among their people. Money changes people, might be the answer your looking for.
Answered By: Zachary - 7/27/2011
 
during times of plenty, they ignored the building problems, now times are becoming more difficult they will begin to take notice and demand change!
Answered By: dylanfox - 7/27/2011
 
I agree. We seem to accept whatever's put in front of us.
Answered By: thinpinblue - 7/27/2011
 
We like it like that. It's the world we wanted, we built it around us, we do nothing to change it, weare as happy as pigs in shit, ergo we fuckin love it.
Answered By: blanko00 - 7/27/2011
 
We buy goods from china because china can sell them at a price lower than ours because they can pay their workers below minimum wage, no holidays, and no pension.
Answered By: Instant success - 7/27/2011
 
because they're spineless, they moan and moan till the cows come home but don't have to guts to stand up for anything. we haven't always been like this, look at all the british that fought for this country in the war, all those that died for this load of lazy jellyfish. today's youngsters have no respect for anything... More
Answered By: peptroy - 7/27/2011
 
I think you need to try and consider the alternatives. Corruption is present everywhere and when it comes down to it, the British system is nowhere near as corrupt as many other nations. Just look at Berlusconi. Also whilst you are considering all the places in the world where the people are worse off than us, try and... More
Answered By: Screenager - 7/27/2011
 
It's not just Britain, U.S. is the same. The Western World has become a passive society of underachievers who suffer from extreme white guilt and this need to "play nice" no matter how many times we're bent over. Be thankful, Canada is far worse ... Girl Scouts could take them over.
Answered By: Jesus Ate My Donuts - 7/27/2011
 
It's not just British people. We buy chinese products because they tend to be cheaper, we are at the mercy of utility companies until there is compitition or the home owner can provide their own energy. Governments have always lied, it's about telling the people what they want to hear to get elected, then the reality... More
Answered By: SBR32277 - 7/27/2011
 
A succession of bad governments have beaten the spirit out of the british people. Whenever somebody dares to speak out about racism (against the british) or immigration they are labelled racist. A lot of these immigrants are dangerous people and we don't want them here... More
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Answered By: Scully - 7/27/2011
 
its difficult to avoid paying for utilities as we will get cut off or fined so we just pay up like sheep. if we all fought back we might get somewhere but......... sheep will be sheep... More
Answered By: logical - 7/27/2011
 
Successive US governments have lied, cheated an robbed the American people... More
Answered By: Twix Twix - 7/27/2011
 
Before the general election the labour party was in front in the polls and didn't talk much immigration. Completely kept quite about it. didn't want to hear anything. David Cameron saw his que (Opportunity) and mentioned ever so slightly, immigration. Straight away the conservatives had a 10pt lead. It was ranked... More
Answered By: U.n.c.l.e Sam - 7/27/2011
 
You have to understand that even though the things you have mentioned have all gone on and continue to go on day by day, Britain and its people are wealthy. even contented , which is what fuels apathy, If life was a struggle for the majority instead of a minority then apathy would dissolve and radicalism would replace... More
Answered By: robert x - 7/28/2011
 
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