>>8004>Brits have no genuine contemporary culture of their own.
I've thought about this a lot, and I think it;s because any new idea which arises from ordinary people immediately gets consumed and replicated for a global audience by capital. The problem then is that it gets codified and canonised, which means changes aren't allowed, as it will stop being x and become something else.
Grime is one genre of music which is pretty exclusively British, although the process I explained above is beginning to happen to it now as it becomes mainstream.
One problem with looking for the "authentic culture" of a particular place is that what you end up finding are examples, but what you're looking for is an essence. No matter how many examples you find, you'll end up thinking "is this all x culture boils down to?"
Also, let's not pretend that Americans are any better.