Anarchy In The UK

For the 3rd night now there are riots

No one seemed surprised. Not the hooded teenagers fleeing home at dawn. Not Ken and Tony, who used to live in Tottenham and had returned to stand vigil over the missiles and torched cars littering an urban war zone. Tony claimed to have seen the whole thing coming. “This was always going to happen,” he said.

The police shot a black guy in suspicious circumstances. Feral kids with no jobs ran amok. To Tony’s mind, this was a riot waiting for an excuse. In the hangover of the violence that spread through London, the uprisings seemed both inevitable and unthinkable. Over a few days in which attacks became a contagion the capital city of an advanced nation has reverted to a Hobbesian dystopia of chaos and brutality.

UPDATE: just look at this.

8 Responses to “Anarchy In The UK”

  1. Yojimbo says:

    Feral KIds! What on earth is a feral kid?

    They need to get some live rounds in there, and pronto.
    A few rounds over the heads of some of these clowns and things will change. They have been pussyfooting around these hooligans for decades now. You would think that they would have determined that their policies are not working.

  2. JeffS says:

    Yojimbo, “feral” in this case means completely uninterested in maintaining a viable civilization. As in, they are home grown barbarians, interested only in what they can grab for themselves.

    For that reason, I believe that live ammo would work only if the rounds go THROUGH the heads of those clowns.

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    JWF says a preview of what happens when Obama loses in 2012 and I would agree with one caveat: a majority of OUR shopkeepers/pedestrians/homeowners can defend themselves and will.

  4. major dad says:

    Bring in a battalion of Gurkas and tell them to end the riot, wouldn’t take long.

  5. JeffS says:

    Sis, I’m forced to agree with that assessment. Both yours and JWF. I have to think that the mobs that attacked people at the Wisconsin State Fair were a test of that particular system.

  6. tree hugging sister says:

    Well, they better get their jollies quick in WI, too, right?

  7. Jon says:

    WTF? An “underclass” that organizes riots on Twitter and steals iPods? If you don’t have a job, how do you have money to power the iPod, let alone get songs onto it from a computer?

  8. Mr. Bingley says:

    They’re all on the dole, Jon, and the talking heads on the BBC and others are talking about how “they’re upset about potential cuts in benefits that the Conservatives are floating.”

    So you see it’s the WORKING people’s fault.

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