Are attitudes to work in Britain changing?
The Daily Express on March 15th 2012 published an article on how a “twisted and callous” Christopher Blackburn left his father to rot for five months in his bed whilst claiming benefits on his father’s behalf. Blackburn was jailed yesterday for three years. What I find most shocking about this story is the desperation for money that we, as a society, have been driven to. Here is the instance of...
The subordinate middle class
The Marxist theory of an ever encroaching world divided by the dominating and exploitative elite that’s authoritarian presence polarises and subordinates those below seem to be slowly becoming an exposing reality. Sociologist Wright in 1979 argued that the working class is defined by the class’ dispossession of a lack of the means of production, and it’s subservience to sell labour to the...
The moral dillemma of contemporary Britain
Walking down Lincoln High Street on a Thursday afternoon in February, the suns golden glaze strokes gently the Victorian architecture of Stokes café. The street is textured in a collage of shoppers darting between stores, eager to get a good purchase. A woman paces down the street in a white linen blouse and a complimenting knee length skirt. She has a harsh cut brunette bob and her lips are...
The Brit Awards 2012.
Most people on the morning of the 21st of February were looking forward to the evenings most star studded celebrated event in the British music’s calendar, The Brit awards. After the shambles of last year’s drab entertainment that dragged on longer than Joan River’s ritual morning make up application, I was honestly more looking forward to celebrating the days International Mother Language Day(...
Is technology actually destroying the world?
I walked into B&Q this morning; it began like any average stroll shopping around on Thursday. I’ve always felt warmth when walking around that store, it must sound weird, but the strong blend of plywood, Orchids and a waft of macho musk is reminiscent of good times of my childhood. I used to always enjoy a Sunday afternoon with my father and brother looking around the store for bits and bobs...
The British music industry crisis.
I’ve been apprehensive to discuss such an overtly cliché topic. I feel that the progression of popular music, into an industry dominated by ‘repackaged’ artists needs to be addressed though by an analysis of the constructive ideology that is formulated and drilled into the consumer through various authoritarian media platforms. When I say ‘repackaged artists’ I’m defining artists that have been...