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Commentary on the London Riots

Courtesy of Phillip M. Jackson, a citizen of the UK, who has more of a right than any of our borked-up media pundits to comment on the recent, sad goings-on.



"If you were involved in any of the rioting, looting or general thuggery currently sweeping the cities of fair Blighty: you're a dick.

Hardly poetry, but if you're going to address that thicket of vermin you have to use language that they'll understand: assorted grunts, profanity and blunt objects. Anything more witty and clever would be wasted."

Original Link at Collected Curios.

Spot on, Jack.

Edit: BBC video with the original interview here.


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torakiyoshi
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
*Applauds*
fearciuil
Aug. 10th, 2011 05:32 am (UTC)
Amen.
makovette
Aug. 10th, 2011 06:14 am (UTC)
Yeah, I recall the riots in LA was it 10 years ago?

Korean shop owners defended their stores and did not hesitate to return live fire when punks showed up with guns. The thugs ran like the cowards they always are.

The UK has nerf coated everything and holds no one responsible for anything. They have stooped so low as to arrest people who have defend home and family with weapons of any sort as that's the cops job.

Right.

yamamanama
Aug. 10th, 2011 02:30 pm (UTC)
I have no sympathy towards the Korean shopowners in LA. Didn't they attack a girl because she was trying to buy some orange juice, they thought she was shoplifting, she resisted, and they shot her?
r_caton
Aug. 10th, 2011 09:17 am (UTC)
BRILLIANT INNIT!!!
kelloggs2066
Aug. 10th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
This is where Class Warfare Rhetoric goes.
marmoe
Aug. 10th, 2011 10:33 pm (UTC)
I understand the sentiment and feel the same. However, one should not stop asking why it happened. Part of the answer can be found in this blogpost of the School of Politics and International Relation at the University of Nottingham. A lot of the violence could have been averted, had the youth been shown how to channel their anger into productive avenues. Instead, youth clubs where they can learn these skills (that should have been taught to them by their parents in the first place) were shut down. Don't get me wrong, those bastards are responsible for every single misdeed they've done. My point is that much could have been averted.
ccdesan
Aug. 10th, 2011 11:38 pm (UTC)
Nothing to argue with there. I believe the segment of society that perpetrated these actions felt alienated and disenfranchised; I also suspect there is much that could have been done that was not. That said, their choices were poor, and ultimately ended up damaging themselves and their own neighborhoods more than any message they thought they might be sending.
marmoe
Aug. 11th, 2011 08:36 am (UTC)
I don't think they have a message. That would imply that they have thought about their situation and this a solution. They "just" vent their frustration in one of the most destructive and counterproductive way. As it was put in a radio program over here: If you are poor in Britain, it is assured that you will stay poor, and so will your children and their children; there simply is no longer a prospect of climbing up the social ladder.
deckardcanine
Aug. 21st, 2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, all that time reading SA and I had no inkling he was British. That's unusual.

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