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  •  Britain is becoming more like the US by the day (none)
    This is just one facet of the Americanization of Britain (the rise of hyper-individialism, or the who-gives-a-shit generation). Not that there aren't a thousand wonderful things about US culture to import, but Britain tends to gobble up American culture wholesale, and without pause for thought. Hyper-individualism is at the root perhaps - obesity is up, gun crime is up, voter participation is down, debt is up... British kids of African descent increasingly allow African-American pop culture influences to define their "blackness". Paraphrasing UK hip-hop artist Dizzie Rascal - "What the fuck is "bling"? I'm English for fucks sake".

    As if the answer to a losing gameplan is more cheerleaders.

    by alkland on Wed Jan 04, 2006 at 05:18:07 AM PST

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