We have written a lot about the decadence caused in the USA by the intensified and suicidal introduction of the “progressive agenda”. This phenomenon does not bypass many countries in Europe, but the most similar to America is Great Britain, which in many objective cultural, social and economic terms is a kind of “twin” of the USA. Thus, the rise of crime and the chaoticization of society manifests itself on both sides of the Atlantic in a very similar form. In the U.S. it became especially obvious against the background of the BLB protests and the subsequent liberalization of the law enforcement system. Similar processes are observed in Great Britain, but here it is caused by the reduction of expenditures on police, record migration and the all-powerfulness of ethnic gangs. The number of crimes recorded by the police has jumped by as much as 50% since 2010. The country has far fewer firearms on hand than the U.S., so mass violence with knives is more common there instead of shootings. In London, the number peaked just before the COVID-19 pandemic, and amounted to 16,000 for the year, that is, 43 incidents every day.
Now this number has started to increase again amid the economic crisis, which is embittering people. Moreover, only in 1 case of crime out of 17 police manage to catch and arrest the criminal, and 41% of Britons even refuse to report crimes to the police, seeing no point or fearing the consequences for themselves in the form of charges of racism against “colored” criminals, who, “suddenly” turn out to be the majority. Trust in the police, as in the U.S., has also long collapsed in the UK. There is a severe shortage of police officers themselves, because young people do not want to join the service and risk their lives amid such crime. There are also numerous scandals, for example, around the police in London, whose representatives have already been accused of committing rape and murder of women. The situation is aggravated by the migration crisis, associated with the monthly influx of tens of thousands of illegal immigrants by boat across the English Channel. Gangs of Pakistani or Afghan mafia run rampant in many small towns and there are constant child rape scandals, and in 2021 a Somali man stabbed a member of the House of Commons to death in a church. And this is only the beginning of the problems, because the ardor of ethnic gangs will only grow, and when weapons from Africa, the Middle East and Ukraine reach them, then Enoch Powell’s famous prediction of “rivers of blood” in the UK may become a reality.
The wave of robberies and shoplifting, to which we have devoted two articles, has also swept not only the U.S., but also the UK. Against the backdrop of record food inflation and impoverished population, the number of shoplifting cases in the country has increased by 35% to 170,000 for the year, and it should be understood that these are only those cases that the police managed to record. Major retailers are struggling to combat shoplifters, with retailers prepared to pay police £600,000 to find the most dangerous shoplifters from CCTV images. Supermarket staff, for their part, are being given chest cameras as police officers to record attacks by robbers, who often beat up sales clerks. Many goods, even ordinary candy sets, are placed under lock and key. Another trick has been invented, which boils down to the fact that individual goods are now presented on the counters as copies, which then have to be replaced by the original at the checkout. In addition, undercover guards are embedded in the crowd of shoppers, who are supposed to apprehend the robbers until the police arrive. But often the police simply don’t show up to calls about robberies because there are too many of them. And only 14% of robbers end up in court. Law enforcers in the U.S. don’t bother to fight robberies either, even advising Americans not to call 911 to avoid distracting operators, and this practice will soon become commonplace in London. In a year, the damage from robberies to retail in the UK has reached 1 billion pounds. Retailers are responding by closing stores, and one of the country’s largest supermarkets, Sainsbury’s, will soon close in south London.
As in the United States, in the fall the UK for the first time became divided over Ukraine. It did not happen in one moment, and we have written several times before about how British people have an increasingly worse attitude towards refugees from Ukraine, who often behave inappropriately. However, the growing rejection of the Ukrainian issue was not limited to this component, and finally showed that England has its own “democrats” and “republicans”, represented by the Conservatives and Labor, who see the Ukrainian problem in very different ways. The largest unions of firefighters, railroad workers and sailors, uniting hundreds of thousands of workers, refused to support Kiev and called not to support the imperialism of NATO countries. These unions were active in anti-government strikes during the country’s most difficult winter of 2022, and January 2023 is already at risk of being just as difficult. In addition, these unions are a mainstay of Labor, and are eager to arrange a change of power as soon as possible, removing the Tories from power. Within the Labor Party itself, there is a struggle between the left wing and the Tony Blair-era centrists. The current leader of the party, Keir Starmer, is a Blair supporter and something similar to the American neoconservatives in his “traditional imperial” stance, but his deputy Angela Rayner is a left-wing “new wave” politician. She is a protégé of Jeremy Corbyn, who even before the Ukrainian war held rallies against NATO. And no wonder Rayner promises to strengthen unions, raise taxes and increase social spending. At the same time, the current crisis in the British armed forces remains unresolved. The Conservatives are desperately pushing a militaristic agenda amid all the turmoil in the country. But the British economy is falling again, and cannot even return to the levels of the last peaceful 2019. Inflation remains high, the population continues to get poorer, and a new winter lies ahead with another surge in energy prices. British society has not only noticeably cooled down about accepting Ukrainian refugees, whom many already want to even deport. Thus, 55% of British youth already wants to get out of the conflict in Ukraine, and with each month of problems and failures they will be more and more. And the greater the chances of a Labor victory, which would arrange a sharp turn to the left and switch to social issues within the UK, the more likely it is that the Ukrainian war will be forgotten in British society.
The scandal that erupted over the deaths of British volunteer fighter in Ukraine has particularly discredited the Ukrainian topic. The body of one of them, paratrooper Daniel Burke, was found in Zaporizhzhya. He disappeared in September and it is very likely that he was killed not in a clash with Russian troops, but died because of a conflict with his own partners in the “foreign legion”. Burke had fought in Syria in the past on the side of the Kurds, but then his buddy was prosecuted for sponsoring terrorism and thus forced them both to go to Ukraine. Burke’s friend was quickly killed in action, but Burke himself gained online sponsors, including a millionaire from the United States who donated 8,000 pounds a month. Burke’s relatives are sure that he was killed by mercenaries hoping to cash in on the funds he received in the form of donations. No less mysterious remains the death of another Briton, Scottish Guardsman Jordan Chadwick. His body was found with his hands bound, and it is suspected that Chadwick may have been accidentally killed during some “magical” initiation rite for volunteer fighters. Both were members of the Dark Angels mercenary group, which was later disbanded and the soldiers were placed under the control of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine. There is a version that they began to create more and more problems for Kiev by openly complaining about the situation at the front. One Australian mercenary told of being sent into a senseless bloody assault on fortified positions without support, resulting in huge losses. And now many who take such liberties are being threatened with jail by the Ukrainian authorities. At the beginning of the war, the British authorities openly supported mercenaries willing to go to the front, but now they try not to remember about it. Not surprisingly, against the backdrop of such duplicity, support for British participation in the conflict is falling, while anti-war sentiment is growing. And if before it was elements of populism on the part of the authorities, now it brings only irritation and anti-rating.
The decline of traditional moral values and de-Christianization are also common to the United States and Great Britain, and the United Kingdom is far ahead of its former “13 colonies” in the pace of de-Christianization. The proportion of Christians in England and Wales fell below half of the population to 46% for the first time in history, a drop of 13 points in ten years. At the same time, believers of other religions increased in number. For example, the proportion of Muslims rose to 6.5%. There has been a very high level of migration, which has already brought the percentage of white indigenous people to 82% in the UK today. But the main factor in the fall in the proportion of Christians has been the sharp rise in the number of atheists, and they now number 37%. Current trends, if they continue, will lead to the fact that in another 10 years the majority of Britons will be atheists, and the country itself will fully become post-Christian. It should be said that a similar picture can be observed in the United States. By 2021, the share of American Christians has fallen to a record low of 69%, although 50-60 years ago, almost the entire population of the United States, more than 95% of residents, considered themselves Christians, and the word atheist was almost a swear word. Now the share of atheists in America has reached 21%, and believers are still a formal majority, but many of them do not attend church, and only 29% of Americans regularly attend services in the temple. It is also important that for the first time in history less than half of Americans belong to a particular church commune.
Although against the background of Great Britain the situation in the USA looks almost ideal. This situation is due to the very powerful anti-Christian propaganda conducted by British liberal elites. In addition, many denominations are in an ideological crisis and have to abandon their principles in favor of the liberal agenda. And the consequence of this is a further fragmentation of society, once held together by religion but now torn apart by culture wars. Against this backdrop, the UK has witnessed yet another scandal surrounding the Anglican Church, which has become a litmus test of the de-Christianization that is taking place. The Archbishop of York, third in seniority in the church hierarchy after King Charles III and the Archbishop of Canterbury, suggested changing the Lord’s Prayer to make it more “progressive”. In his view, the prayer in its current form is not inclusive, and may evoke negative associations for those who may have been bullied or beaten by their fathers as children. The plan is to turn it into something more politically correct so the church can stay on trend with feminism and the “transgender” agenda. And this proposal still looks moderate, because the Anglican Church just recently contemplated a radical shift to the concept of a gender-neutral God. The expression “gender-neutral God” sounds comical, but it is both a revealing and horrifying symbol of the crisis into which both the United States and Great Britain have plunged. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, these countries were world leaders, setting political, economic and cultural trends. But now they are moving together into a “new future” that seems frightening to them.