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To: mojito; Lando Lincoln; neverdem; quidnunc; .cnI redruM; Valin; King Prout; SJackson; dennisw; ...
Exposé by Theodore Dalrymple are penetrating and disturbing; and I believe must be a required reading. After reading him for years, I think that he is not a chicken little / the sky is falling, but a keen provider of a naked truth (and a master of the language too!)
Theodore Dalrymple:

Staying recently in a South Yorkshire town called Rotherham—described in one guidebook as “murky,” an inadequate word for the place—I was interested to read in the local newspaper how the proprietors of some stores are preventing hooligans from gathering outside to intimidate and rob customers. They play Bach over loudspeakers, and this disperses the youths in short order; they flee the way Count Dracula fled before holy water, garlic flowers, and crucifixes. The proprietors had previously tried a high-pitched noise generator whose mosquito-like whine only those younger than 20 could detect. This method, too, proved effective, but the owners abandoned it out of fear that it might damage the youths’ hearing and infringe upon their human rights, leading to claims for compensation.

There is surely something deeply emblematic about the use of one of the great glories of Western civilization, the music of Bach, to prevent the young inheritors of that civilization from committing crimes. The barbarians are well and truly within the gates  ...

 


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25 posted on 02/05/2009 12:03:27 PM PST by Tolik
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To: Tolik

I think that it’d be a bit more poetic if they played a bit of the “Ride of the Valkyries” instead. That way the little bastiges would $hit their pants before running away.


29 posted on 02/05/2009 1:11:20 PM PST by Ancesthntr
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