People could be banned from
their own homes for three months
for being nuisance neighbours under
Tony Blair’s latest "respect agenda"
THE (NO LONGER A) YOUNGMAN IN A HURRY
PARENTING IS THE KEY IN MANY IMMIGRANT CULTURES THAT CANNOT IDENTIFY WITH BRITAIN – THEY CANNOT BE & ARE NOT AT EASE WITH THEMSELVES & THE WIDER BRITISH SOCIETY.
RESPECT AGENDA AROUND THE WORLD
French ‘haven of politeness’ changing
India, China & Japan bows to code of respect – in Eastern Block
Language is at the heart of this.
There are several different levels of politeness in the Japanese language – one reason why so many gaijin find it so difficult to master.
Some argue that Japan’s low crime rate is in part due to the traditional emphasis on the individual’s obligation not to bring shame to a group they belong to
Comment: Within the Eastern Block the sense of ‘family honour’ or ‘aabroo’ or ‘Izzat’ or ‘senpai and kohai’ ensure the social behaviour of young and old – irrespective of the social, economic & environmental disadvantage the individuals, families or groups or communities are subjected to.
But this is not the case in the so-called civilised, modern, and socially & culturally diverse globalised society and economies like Britain.
The sense of respect will have to be imbibed by the parents who inturn respect their parents and their society, culture, economy and government. That respect will only be instilled if there is a three way inter-relationship between equality, diversity & solidarity which will lead to social inclusion, social trust and to social ‘security’ to social cohesion.
when the multi-ethnic Britain begins to feel at ease within itself – it will be able to instill and sustain the lost & eroded ‘values’ they arrived with in Britain decades ago. The indigenous cultures either than learn form the immigrant cultures or re-visit their own cultures to re-establish the ‘acceptable values’ within their families and wider societies.
The ‘cultural equilibrium’ will only be arrived at when all cultures freely socialise with each other to accept and learn from each other’s ‘respect thresholds’ and ‘import’ acceptable values from each other’s cultures and assimilate in their own. Eventually a homogenous cultural cocktail will emerge (irrespective of one’s religion, faith or belief) that would have been accepted by the majority at that which identifies their values, aspirations and principles. When that happens – the word ‘respect’ will take on a meaning of ‘reverence’ rather than merely accepting other’s way of life without antagonism, animosity or adversarial attitude.
For example: Respect is deep rooted in Kenya
It’s deeply rooted in African history and the clan system, where the good of the community takes precedence over individual desires.
But in Latin America there’s ‘respect’ dilemma