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Guest Post by Ed from http://www.unluckysun.com/
I think it’s sick.
There are people in the city of London, and indeed other cities, who are ruining this country. Their attitude right now is so counter-productive to what this great nation needs that I just cannot grasp their motives or how they seem to be getting away with it. The systematic destruction of the inner city areas, the problems on the streets, the obvious shortcomings of our police force, and perhaps most significantly the obvious implications of their actions on the financial and commercial aspect of what makes a nation are all laid bare for the world to see. We just can’t let them keep getting away with it time and time again.
I am, of course, talking about the banks and their elected lackeys, our “government”.
In the light of all the rioting that’s dominating the headlines, it seems we’ve forgotten what a bunch of utter shits the people that run this country are. Worried about gangs running amok in Peckham? Then worry about large corporations moving their manufacturing overseas, so none of the kids in those gangs even get a remote hope of working in one of their minimum wage factories. Cars being set on fire in Birmingham? Worry about those families who no longer have a wage from the Rover factory in Longbridge. Oh, and that brave police force that’s valiantly fighting back scores of brick-throwing chavs: the same force that took money from our so-called free press to pass on case details for nothing better than tabloid sensationalism.
It would be cynical of me to suggest that what’s happening now is a distraction to other things going on in the country. It’s simply ironic coincidence that the police and media are the cornerstone of the biggest news story of the year. No one’s thinking about police bribery. No one’s thinking about phone hacking dead children or fallen soldiers. That’s a good thing too, because they’re unbelievable betrayals of national pride, mourning, and the privacy we all hold dear.
These kids running riot aren’t protestors. They’re just brazen vandals who loot shops for the things we all work hard for. That’s right. We work hard for these things, in the jobs we have. Jobs they don’t have, I’ll warrant. Jobs that aren’t there any more. But they don’t want to work, you see? They’re too lazy. Well, too lazy to get a job. Not too lazy to raid Currys and make off with a 48″ plasma telly and a new Nintendo 3DS that’ll be in a pawn shop next week, to the joy of a drug dealer who’s had a bit of a quiet time since Amy Winehouse passed away, bless her.
It’s all so very very wrong, and it’s all so very unbelievable. Apparently. Yet over the last two days I’ve read comments on news websites, twitter, facebook, and even Yahoo’s Questions section that not only point out that the killing of Mark Duggan might not be the reason for the riots, but that the riotous connection with his death is little more than a match being struck in a powderkeg that had been shaken vigorously for over a year.
Whatever you think of what is happening on the streets right now, never forget what is going on in the offices of our apparently beloved Capital. There may be people in tracksuits and hoods wrecking your car or smashing your window, but somewhere high above, there are people in Armani suits and Rolex watches wrecking your economy and smashing your children’s dreams.
If you’re horrified by the riots, please try to find the time to be horrified by the way this country is run.
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