Skip to comments.Barbarians within: Why Brit-style riots could spread to US
Posted on 03/28/2011 3:48:34 AM PDT by Scanian
They were cleaning up the mess in London yesterday -- replacing the windows at the Ritz, fixing the wooden façade at Fortnum & Mason and attending to a vandalized Trafalgar Square in the wake of Saturday's protests -- and riots -- by trade unionists and anarchists.
Think it can't happen here? Think again.
The British press reports that up to half a million people took part in the demonstrations, 200 were arrested and more than 160 injured -- including 84 police officers, 11 of whom had to be hospitalized.
Why? Because Prime Minister David Cameron announced a $130 billion cut in public spending and this is how the infantile left reacts when its I've-got-mine-Jack gravy train is threatened.
The weekend demonstration was led by Britain's powerful Trades Union Congress, whose leader, Brendan Barber, has been warning for more than a year that "industrial unrest" would greet any Tory government that dared attack Britain's sky-high social spending.
Addressing the gathering in historic Hyde Park was Ed Miliband, the Labor Party's new hard-left leader (his father was a prominent Marxist), who likened the protesters to the suffragettes, the US civil-rights movement and the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Which ought to tell Britons all they need to know about their prime-minister-in-waiting.
In the aftermath of the all-too-predictable violence -- in Trafalgar Square, the words "fight back" and "Tory scum" were scrawled on the bronze lions and red paint was splashed on the 2012 Olympics countdown clock -- there was the usual tut-tuting
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International Communist Plan.
It’s unfortunate that the royal wedding is looming. If they needed any reminders of how much the royals cost the UK, or if they had second thoughts about the monarchy at all, the wedding will surely make them consider demonstrating on the big day.
It wouldn’t be the first time commies rioted here. And yes, if we ever start cutting, the riots will come.
Socialism will only last until it runs out of other peoples money and apparently the time has come, the problem is that it hasnt sunk in yet.
If it happened here in the US, the police and firefighters would join with the rioters....
“Infantile” is a good word. It is exactly how one would describe what happened (and continues to unfold) in Madison, WI. The tactics of the Dem representatives (fleeing to another state rather than lose a vote). Match that with the mantra: “This is what democracy looks like” and you have a situation that is something out of “Alice in Wonderland”.
Yet, many Independents look at this and think ill of the Republicans for causing the mess. These weak minded dolts can’t recall that the Republicans were trying to clean up the mess and [apparently] can’t distinguish cause from effect.
Bring it ... we’re armed with clever, little, concealable doodads that kill.
One could think of the Royal Family as a public entertainment expenditure. I’d rather watch them pose than filthy welfare drones rioting, anyway. That’s not fun TV.
Not the police I know, and our firefighters are all volunteers.
The anarchists may burn DC but here we have the tar and feathers ready, and the police will stand aside or more probably, shake the bag of feathers.
Infantile is a good word.
Yes, very descriptive.
Unfortunately, the Left and the public schools (yes, I repeat myself) have done an excellent job of infantilizing American society.
Close to half the country eats up the lying union slop and most of the rest have their heads up their a__.
The Left always imagines itself as some vanguard of grandeur. The egomania and immaturity (they go hand in hand) never cease to amaze me.
Their philosophy is “if you don’t do what you want I’ll smash your valuables and all your pretty things!”
Isn’t that a “temper tantrum”?
People of good will on both sides need to stand strong against intimidation and violence and insist that such questions be settled at the ballot box — and that the results be respected.
In theory, it sounds good; but in reality, Michael A. Walsh lives in La La Land.
I hope they don’t ruin Kate & William’s wedding next month.
Media Matters has suggested a “London style” action against FOX news. Apparently they want to break the windows.
So do I.
Plus, the Crown Estate (which is ours, not theirs) generates a sizeable chunk of which goes into the Treasury to offset the £42 million the monarchy actually costs to operate. For example, we get £37 million a year from offshore wind farms purely because the Crown owns the sea beds!
A financier friend of mine did a cost-benefit analysis of us having an elected head of state... and concluded that you’d have to be the most monumental berk on earth to change the system.
He said it’d be like choosing to pay £100 for a plain 3 ply white toilet paper roll that chuffs your backside, on the basis that a £5-per-roll 4 ply cushioned toilet roll with an embossed William Morris print is just too “elitist” and “undemocratic” to be tolerated in the modern age.
“And yes, if we ever start cutting, the riots will come.”
Given the propensity of the Fed to print money, and of Congress to spend it, there won’t be riots anytime soon.
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