Feral youth

Of course, this has absolutely nothing to do with the welfare system, the failure of the education system in the inner city and a youth culture which glorifies ignorance and aggression. These are absolutely not Brown’s children. Anyone who says anything to suggest that the culture of entitlement has anything to do with the looting and burning is quite obviously barking mad. Now please excuse me while I go back to my nice little comfortable fantasy.

5 Responses to “Feral youth”

  1. 9 August, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Well said indeed, you do rather wonder what political offence of youth oppression the T-mobile shop could have committed.

  2. 9 August, 2011 at 9:51 am

    The community is, no doubt, rife with rumours, regarding the shooting of Mr Duggan, in the back of a taxi, in a busy street, by armed police, last Thursday.Had he not been shot, then there would have been no riots. Cause and effect is always the Law.

  3. 3 AJS
    9 August, 2011 at 10:17 am

    TTBOMK a mobile nicked from the store is next to useless — I thought the vendor had to activate it at the time of sale.

    And all those one-metre plasma tellies they’re nicking will be *really* useful, when they shut off the transmissions …..

    • 9 August, 2011 at 6:59 pm

      Not 100% sure, but isn’t it the account that gets activated? You should be able to put a pay as you go in. But if they do a stock-take and find which IMEI numbers have been stolen they can bar them from the networks pretty quickly.

  4. 9 August, 2011 at 11:35 am

    The actions of local residents, many of them immigrants, who have driven rioter bellends away, protected firms, and helped in the cleanup proves that community spirit is definitely still alive. It’s a rebuke to those who talk non-stop about how bad their local area is without lifting a finger to sort it out.

    As you say earlier, there is a lot of unemployment, and I don’t blame people if they are looking for jobs but can’t find any. (And I certainly have no time for anyone that vilifies people because they happen to be unemployed). Yet they can still do useful things, such as voluntary work (don’t like cuts? join an organisation that isn’t government-funded), or things such as the riot clean up.

    It was seeing this that brought home the fact that most poor people are not on the streets rioting, they’re more likely to be trying to uphold their dignity and that of the area they live in and want to thrive.

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