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The sense of abandonment and an overwhelming concern for the future generation there’s a sense something is not right.
While Wolverhampton's car culture is under threat the problem does not seem economical, but another growing and polarizing issue of multiculturalism.
But what about the generation who cannot afford a hobby, for those like Callum who live on welfare. I filmed the following interviews in between my time in Wolverhampton and Liverpool.
Requiem for the Disenfranchised.
Having experienced such freedom I could understand Calms burning desire to find an identity and prove yourself to yourself when life is a blank canvas. The world of zero hour contracts and work without passion and meaning seems antithetical to the will of youth. Modern Slavery.
Despite his self-confessed disinterest in politics calm assessment had been revealingly astute. Austerity seems to be in danger of creating further alienation and disengagement from politics. Austerity is creating a vacuum, the thought of any real change or hope looked impossible.
When once we had a group identity, the once mainstream culture how seems fragmented into subcultures. when once our identity came from a more cohesive society
The lack of connection to our past leaves us rootless and unable to understand the world in context. It is a tribe that is all about individual identity, But I wonder how many people know about the history of the hotel. Liverpool was once a major port at the height of Britain's imperial power.
It was a time of rebuilding and national cohesion after Clement Attlee's Labour Government.
Internal fighting within Labor had marred the parties chance, the far left Marxist of the party was responsible for what was known as the Bevanite split.
Britain was at war with Korea and Churchill won on his successful wartime record. he also promised to reduce rationing and ease the housing shortage by building upwards of 300,000 houses a year.
Looking back at the old footage you sense more of a national cohesion, compared to today which you could describe a strange paradox between hyper-individuality and group conformity.