What’s The Real Reason Behind The U.K. Riots?

After lots of leftist hand-wringing and excuse making from the liberal U.K. media, The Daily Mail’s Max Hasting decides to provide the real rationale behind the riots

Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters

A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland.

He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” ’

I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today.

It was fun. It made life interesting. It got people to notice them. As a girl looter told a BBC reporter, it showed ‘the rich’ and the police that ‘we can do what we like’.

If you live a normal life of absolute futility, which we can assume most of this week’s rioters do, excitement of any kind is welcome. The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorised communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame.

Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped.

They are illiterate and innumerate, beyond maybe some dexterity with computer games and BlackBerries.

They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong.

And what has caused all this (and Max goes on and on and on, laying it all out)? The socialistic/progressive government, which coddles these youths, and tells them they will always be cared for, providing free everything, instead of forcing the citizens to be adults, work hard, and make a life for themselves. These wild beasts have no interior morals. They’ve always been told “you’re special”, but not forced to work hard to BE special. It’s an entitlement mentality, much like here in the US, where those who aren’t rich think that the The Rich should be forced to pay for the lifestyles of those who haven’t achieved. James Joyner called this “Paul Favors Robbing Peter To Pay Paul.” And many, including Wizbang’s Rick Rice, say that the article could be about America problems, as well. Minus the rioting. Many others are wondering if the riots could be coming to America.

As I mentioned, it’s a long article. Make sure to read the whole thing, but, let’s end with this

They are an absolute deadweight upon society, because they contribute nothing yet cost the taxpayer billions. Liberal opinion holds they are victims, because society has failed to provide them with opportunities to develop their potential.

Most of us would say this is nonsense. Rather, they are victims of a perverted social ethos, which elevates personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the underclass the discipline — tough love — which alone might enable some of its members to escape from the swamp of dependency in which they live.

Supposedly, the riots in the U.K. are petering out. So, even when it comes to getting out and working hard to riot, the parasites can’t keep the energy going. They’ll go back, get another visible tattoo, another piercing, fail to get a haircut, and show up at a job interview entirely inappropriately dressed and under-prepared, and then wonder why even McDonald’s won’t hire them to mop the floors.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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4 Responses to “What’s The Real Reason Behind The U.K. Riots?”

  1. david7134 says:

    I have a number of suggestions to help with our own welfare culture.

    1. It you receive government assistance, not SSI (which you own due to your contributions), then you become a ward of the state. That means that some social worker assist in all your decisions and the way you live.

    2. Women would not be allowed to have children while on assistance. They will have manditory long term birth control methods. Adolescence would be subject to mandatory abortion (that might not sit well with the religous crowd, if they don’t like it we could have a special religous tax to cover the unwanted children, they would go for it then). I think Italy actually does this.

    3. Eliminate food stamps as we know it. Instead have a food bank.

    4. You can’t vote if receiving assistance. For that matter, review voting qualifications and make them tougher, ie. you need a job or income or wealth to vote. Currently we have 51% of the US tell the other 49% that they have to pay more taxes. Everyone should have skin in the game to vote.

    5. If roads need to be cleaned or any other low tech job, those receiving assistance would be expected to do the job.

    6. Men don’t co-habit with women on assistance unless they are contributing to the revenue.

    In short, it should not be pleasant to be on the dole.

  2. PatriotUSA says:

    Speaking of riots in America:


    These wnet mostly unreported as the most of the victims were WHITE. What news is that? It is not news unless those poor minorities are the victims and I just happen to know A LOT of poor, white folks myself. But what news is that.

  3. Adobe Walls says:

    All of these problems will be resolved when the whole system collapses.

  4. Word says:

    I have said for a number of years now that the internet is the antichrist.

    As I look around and see my own children obsessed with their Iphones and Ipads and Xboes and Blackberries. As I watch them put their whole life on Facebook and then rant and rave because someone made a comment on their facebook they did not like.

    As I listen to my own grandkids unable to sing the national anthem. Hell they werent even sure what it was when it played.

    When I see the types of bullshit they are being forced to teach in schools because its POLITICALLY CORRECT….

    When I see the left constantly litigating in one state so that ALL states must have the same laws. When its legislate and regulate to the point of hatreds by one side of the other.

    When you can make a video of yourself beating other people up and it goes viral.

    When we stop thinking for ourselves and start believing that lies repeated a billion times are now the truth.

    when this happens then the country is FUBAR.

    The United States does not recover from this. The Internet will guarantee worldwide anarchy, riots, looting and the collapse of governments around the world.

    It is guranteed because the flames of rebellion NEVER STOP….The anger never finds rest and their are NEW PEOPLE daily entering the foray of anarchy.

    Be prepared. The digital world of 1’s and Zeros. Numbers…….is indeed the 666 the bible predicted.

    I do in fact believe that the world does not survive the internet, Iphones, Ipads, blackberries, Facebook and twitter.

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