Drunk, violent, promiscuous... a U.S. view of British youth as seen on the cover of Time Magazine
British youth are violent, drunken and out of control, a leading American magazine concludes today.
...Its headline reads: "Unhappy, Unloved and Out of Control - An epidemic of violence, crime and drunkenness has made Britain scared of its young."
It also pours scorn upon the parenting abilities of the British, claiming they do not spend enough time with their children and cannot cope.
The magazine criticises our class-riven society, education system and binge-drinking culture.
..."The boys and girls who casually pick fights, have sex and keep the emergency services fully occupied are often fuelled by cheap booze."
It says that British youngsters drink far more than their European counterparts, are more frequently involved in violence and are more likely to try drugs, adding that English girls are the most sexually active in Europe.
"Small wonder then, that a 2007 Unicef study of child well-being in 21 industrialised countries placed Britain firmly at the bottom of the table," the article states.
..."But it is also true that for what Bob Reitemeier, chief executive of the Children's Society, call a 'significant minority' of British children, unhappiness - and the criminality, excessive drinking and drug-taking and promiscuity that is its expression - really have created a crisis. ...
I don't think it's a coincidence that last week it was revealed that UK marriage rates are at an all time low. This could be our future if we continue to hasten the disintegration and destruction of the traditional family and society.
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