Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Here are a couple of interesting perspectives regarding the riots...

http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/7155143/when-the-underbelly-roars.thtml

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/09/uk-riots-psychology-of-looting

I do think analysis of the riots and how it possibly reflects aspects of British society is needed. However, excuses made by opportunistic apologists is the last thing we need. The consequences of criminal behaviour should be the full weight of law and punishment because nothing else will get through to the criminals.
TTFN.

3 Comments:

Blogger Seany said...

I've always maintained (somewhat controversially) that respect is borne through fear, from teachers, parents, police, even other adults in general. That is what is lacking today. Perhaps its just a reflection on my personal upbringing. Having said that, I was still astounded to hear those teenage girls being interviewed who thought it was all a good laugh and didn't see what all the fuss is about: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14458424

Without some radical changes (and damned soon) I'm genuinely concened for the future...

7:30 pm  
Blogger delcatto said...

Same here. I have real concerns for the future, either through nothing being done or else an over reaction and the slide towards some sort of police state. It is very worrying...

8:05 pm  
Anonymous Blue Witch said...

Me too. Too many years of Labour's Nanny State led to abdication of personal responsibility and the lack of application of thinking skills.

9:29 pm  

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