"Were doomed I tells ya."
There is a standard psyops speech that used to be given to new employees of a company.
"When I have convinced you that there is nothing you can do that will make a difference, that you are powerless, I have won.
So whenever someone tells you 'You can't do this. I'm just being honest, as I don't want you to be hurt, or we shouldn't be doing this, it's not for the likes of us' ask yourself are they helping you, or helping themselves? Whose feelings are going to be hurt? Theirs or yours. Usually it's theirs that they are thinking about."
In the UK in the 60's 80% of both the young and the old voted. Today retirees still turn out strongly but the young don't. As a result governments have become quite generous to the retirees and quite stingy to the young. Why? They know they can because the young are convinced their votes cannot make a difference. They convinced themselves (or were convinced?) that they were helpless.
And until the young start voting again in large numbers their votes won't matter.
Have an election where the young turn a virtually certain Labor/Conservative/SNP/Lib Dem/UKIP victory into a shock defeat and suddenly "the young," and their specific problems, are now a group who have to be dealt with again.
You are not "doomed," if that were the case Blair would have had his way with ID cards decades ago. But it takes effort to stop the actions of career civil servants sleep walking the British people into a full on police state in the name of "security." The price of freedom is external vigilance against these a*holes.
The English seem to love Dystopian SF, from Milton to Wells, from Orwell to Moorcock (even Hugh Laurie's character in "Tomorrowland") nothing is quite as good as an unhappy ending. The inevitable failure of everything. Nothing is so comforting that in the end you're doomed.
This is bullshit. A product of weather, a fucking horrific school system that treats eighty percent of a class as expendable vermin, along with the untreated PTSD of withdrawal (in the addiction sense) from the British Empire. No wonder Dr Who was created by a Canadian.
Now wake the fuck up.