Via The Englishman, I see that many comrades are failing in their duty to be productive.
From the BBC:
Most people in England, Wales and N Ireland will spend the August Bank Holiday watching television, a survey has suggested.
Very wise. The traffic will be horrendous. Never leave your house on a bank holiday except in dire emergencies. There are people everywhere.
Some 36% said they were not interested in getting involved with community events or celebrating their heritage.
Of course they're not. It's a bank holiday Monday, for fuck's sake. It's the tail-end of a three-day bender. They've got work the next day. Leave them alone.
Researchers found most people said they preferred to watch television or use the internet, with just 14% opting to visit their family and friends, or walk in the countryside and only 9% said they would spend the day doing DIY.
"Only" 9% will be doing DIY? Is that bad? Is there a government target for this now?
According to James McCoy, whose company conducted the research:
"Brits are simply not proactive or spontaneous during their bank holidays, preferring to lounge around the house or catch up on some rest."
Well, aren't we naughty citizens? Listen Mr McCoy, you clipboard waving goon, have you ever tried doing something spontaneous on a bank holiday? Have you ever tried doing something spontaneous in this country? The roads are grid-locked. You could get a train, I suppose, but unless you book 3 months in advance you pay the special spontaneity surcharge which will bring the price into three figures. Fuck that. Stay in and watch all the Bond films back-to-back.
"The fact that we don't do anything on bank holidays could well reflect this lack of national purpose."
Look, dick-head, we work some of the longest hours in Europe. We get told what to eat, how much to drink and where we can smoke. We get filmed from the moment we step out the fucking door. Our working lives are ruled by petty bureacrats, money-grabbing politicians, faceless corporations and thick-headed bosses. Life is a veil of fucking tears culminating in infirmity, loneliness and cancer. Do you think that, just for one day, you could leave us alone?
Needless to say, this has all been inspired by another of the government's half-witted attempts at social engineering.
The survey findings follow calls for the August bank holiday to be turned into a national day to celebrate "Britishness".
How very spiffing. And what are we going to celebrate exactly? Beating the
From The Grauniad:
The August bank holiday could be turned into a "Great British weekend" that would allow people permission to celebrate everything they like about the country, and help frame the "progressive case for controlled immigration".
Another load of old bollocks it is then. Thanks for giving me "permission" to celebrate everything I like about the country, but, as it happens, one of the things I do like about this country is that I don't have to ask permission from you cunts to celebrate anything. And, by the way, you can make the "case for controlled immigration" all you want, you disingenuous set of bastards, but you know full well that you can't do anything about it. It's pretty tricky to control immigration when you don't have control of your own borders.
In June, Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said the day could be used to hold street parties, show films and listen to a speech from the Queen to create a sense of unity within communities.
What the fuck? Is the war still on? A bit of bunting a few words from her majesty! And they're going to show us films! How very jolly! We can all have cake and watch a nice film that preaches strength through unity. Jesus, has it really come to this? Dragged away from the television to watch government-approved films? State-sponsored recreation to teach us how marvellous multi-cultural Britain is. Party on.
The problem with celebrating Britishness is that no one has the faintest idea what it is, least of all the desperate scoundrels of the Labour party who are using it as the proverbial last refuge. This weekend, as this survey shows, some people will be seeing friends, some will be walking in the countryside, some will be watching TV, some will be on the internet, some will be with their family and some will be doing DIY. Others will be at a festival, down the pub, playing sport, clubbing, going to church, watching football or flying to Europe. That's what Britishness is about. 61 million people doing what they want to do without demanding that others do the same. That is diversity. Britishness is what the British do, nothing more and nothing less. It is not what we used to be and it is certainly not what our soon-to-be-deposed masters think we should be. As the Englishman says:
I don't want to be dragooned down to council organised "street parties to improve community relations." I just want the bloody day off, but then I'm a native here and that is how we think....
Quite. Fuck Liam Byrne, fuck his street-party, and if being British means subscribing to some fraudulent view of ourselves, then fuck being British too.