A Second Essay on 'Prevent' and 'British Values'

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This essay is an answer I gave to a routine tutorial form in college about my understanding of 'Prevent' and 'British Values'.

I have previously written in these sections regarding my understanding of 'Prevent' and 'British Values'. To my knowledge I still hold the same beliefs. From my understanding and awareness, I believe them both to be a bit of a farce, most particularly 'British Values'. I think they represent and say nothing for Britain and this culture's values - I don't think that they represent, or can claim to have the right to, the true values or virtues of any culture or nation. I think both those terms and this question is a 'tick-box' exercise to renounce liability should something go wrong.

‘Prevent’ is an organisation set up to stop people becoming radicalised. I think this is very important and focuses on a very relevant topic in today’s world. I think it is very sad that this topic is so important. I do not support terrorism. I don't support ideologs either. I try to be well educated and I guess it is that desire and also my passion for history that has led me to look into many of the great and terrible feats of the past and there isn't such a large tragedy that wasn't fuelled and committed by ideologs, either religious, social or political. I think education is incredibly important in these subjects and the best way to stop radicalisation. Carl Jung has a quote, "People don't have ideas; ideas have people", we are a projection of what we believe and understand. Radicalised people commonly simmer in resentment and bitterness, perceiving themselves as victims and look towards finding a predator/ oppressor. This is dangerous as when they can, and will, see and label someone as an oppressor, it allows them to do whatever they want to them and it is justified. This is a very dangerous state to be in. Beliefs like this can form through ideologies, or certainly spread through them, and when there is a whole mob that is like this, that is when atrocities happen. I consider this an incredibly serious subject considering the witch hunts of freethinkers, genuine, good willed intellectuals, political 'opponents', statue topplings, grave vandalising, rioting, looting and city burning that happened in the last year by radical left-wing activists, that is not to mention the countless murders and assaults that happened in these events and outside in some corrupt and warped definition of 'justice', 'equality' and 'peace' as well as a whole delusional understanding of western culture and people, and I am aware that these popularised and celebrated ideologies of the radical left wing are horrifyingly being taught in schools and workplaces and I think that should be seriously questioned.

'British Values' tell us a lot of what I consider to be unintellectual, politically-correct, factually-incorrect, flawed and misrepresentative, as well as wholly ridiculous and dangerous beliefs that simply allow for (and lead to) radicalisation with it's heavy radical left-wing stance on the importance of tolerance of everyone, everything and every belief. I think with this shockingly common mantra it is no wonder why radicalisation is on the rise, why there are generations of people who cannot think for themselves and allow themselves to be swallowed by radical left-wing ideologies and its hypocrises. I think it is no wonder that in the Western World, in particular, our culture, our identities, our values and our rights and freedoms are being destroyed by social movements that will sacrifice the normal standing majority for the 'sake' of minorities to rule and are so hell-bent on power games and getting blood from the mythical masks of monsters that they place on any chosen person that suits to be sacrificed. It is from my education and understanding that I stress why I strive to be an individual, not an ideolog.

 

- G.M.T. -

 

Written on 23/02/2021


Submitted: February 23, 2021

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Peter Piper

Hi G.M.T I,m not familiar with the terms "Prevent" or British Values but your essay makes clear the "thrust" of both. Education as you say, is the only sure way to overcome radicalisation bigotry and the uncontroled aggression that besets our nation and the world. Unfortunately, we live in an age of "information"; its a paradox that the more information you provide the less discerning people seem to become. As Oscar Wilde might say everyone knows the price of everything but understands the value of nothing. I agree with the premise of your essay; but how do you bring enlightenment to the intellectually short sighted? Have a look at my piece "Contemporary Look at UK Racism". Best wishes, good luck with your writing and keep banging the drum for education Peter.

Sat, February 27th, 2021 11:15am

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