Skip to comments.London Riots Put Spotlight on Troubled, Unemployed Youths in Britain [Liberal 'Logic' Alert]
Posted on 08/09/2011 7:30:15 PM PDT by annie laurie
LONDON I came here to get my pennys worth, said a man who gave his name as Louis James, 19, a slightly built participant in the widening riots that have shaken London to its core. With a touch of guilt on Tuesday, Mr. James showed off what he described as a $195 designer sweater that he said he looted in Camden Town, a gentrified area of north London.
In many ways, Mr. Jamess circumstances are typical. He lives in a government-subsidized apartment in northern London and receives $125 in jobless benefits every two weeks, even though he says he has largely given up looking for work. He says he has never had a proper job and learned to read only three years ago. His mother can barely support herself and his stepbrothers and sisters. His father, who was a heroin addict, is dead.
He says he has been in and out of too many schools to count and left the educational system for good when he was 15.
No one has ever given me a chance; I am just angry at how the whole system works, Mr. James said. He would like to get a job at a retail store, but admits that he spends most days watching television and just trying to get by. That is the way they want it, he said, without specifying exactly who they were. They give me just enough money so that I can eat and watch TV all day. I dont even pay my bills anymore.
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And of course there is NO connection at all between these two statements:
"He says he has been in and out of too many schools to count and left the educational system for good when he was 15."
... and ...
"He says he has never had a proper job and learned to read only three years ago."
Nope. No connection there.
And then, "He would like to get a job at a retail store, but admits that he spends most days watching television and just trying to get by." Hint to liberal readers: job offers don't jump out of the TV set and into your lap. You'll have to actually go in search of one.
Liberal 'logic' at its finest.
And it’s the so-called rich store owners that provide the jobs these idiots are burning out.
Louis James will be identified and toe tagged on a morgue slab soon - I hope!
Liberals in GB have gotten EVERYTHING they wanted for the past 60 years. Why should they expect anything different?
I guess their generous welfare system just isn’t enough?
It gets worse, try working and not being able to pay your bills, as the price of everything except their wages, skyrockets beyond income.
The liberals over there have run that nation into the ground.
And now, it’s everyone else’s fault?
Don’t laugh too hard, our Ruling Class here in America thinks the same way (calling us “hobbits” and what not.)
The only words I can find to say about the British riots “depressing” and “predictable”.
As has been noted in a lot of other recent posts, Britain has abdicated so much to the leftist feel-goodies that they have in place an entire generation of people who have no sense of responsibility, no work ethic, no sense of values, no moral compass and no respect for anyone who does.
They do, however, have appetites and a sense that it is everyone’s responsibility to make sure those appetites are satisfied.
I honestly don’t think Britain can be saved at this point. I am not even sure America can be.
Unfortunately, a TV set doesn’t jump into your lap, either. You have to smash a few windows and steal one or two during a riot.
And the reason you steal isn’t your fault. You are frustrated and angry about how unfairly you have been treated.
I can see a “retailer” interviewing this idiot. He sees his name and says “You’re the guy who admitted to stealing a sweater. In retail we have a big problem with shop lifting. We can’t hire thieves to help them. Have a nice day.”
Just think, your taxes are probably paying for a bum like this one (and many more).
Enoch Powell knew this was going to happen when he gave his “Rivers of Blood” speech many years ago. He warned about unchecked immigration from African, Caribbean and Orientals.
The blood hasn’t risen to rivers yet but it is on the way.
Did the British heed his warning? Of course not. They attacked him in every way the could. Powell was one of the most brilliant men in Britain but they paid no heed.
I place more blame on the general population that voted in the politics that bred these soles.
Then watch the fun begin.
The guy is a thief, plain and simple. Why candy coat it.
The idiot dropped out of school and now he cannot find a job at a retail outlet because he cannot count or read.
He has no job record ,because he has never worked and never intends to.
The Government should have him out digging ditch’s or picking up trash before they give him that welfare check./
Free education, free health care, free this, free that. He’s right. He’s never had a chance to stand on his own two feet!
Tax the Rich
Feed the Poor
Til there are
Rich no more.
Ten years after...
Yup. It is happening now.
Both the Democrats and the people on welfare will not be happy when there is no more money.
Notice they never go after essentials, like food? I might have been more sympathetic had I seen people starving.
Does socialism breed moral relativism? Apparently anyone can rationalize the need to loot.
An awful lot of people are going to die before this gets better. And it hasn’t even really started here.
And I am amazed because it has been on helluva hot summer.
IMHO, this explains the problem. The stupid and lazy people have been paid to breed for to long. They now outnumber us.
My first real job was sweeping floors in small stores on a retail strip. I was 14. It never occurred to me to burn it down. I was proud to earn my money thru my own labor. Previously had done odd jobs like selling newspapers and mowing lawns at a younger age. Those black yobs are lazy demons.
Why do news stories like this focus on the “poor” looting criminal. What about the hard working shop keeper who lost everthing to these “yobs?”
It's depressing -- I know.
Personally, I think Britain and America have been wrecked so badly by liberals and their communist collaborators that we've reached the point of no return. Now it's just an ever quickening spiral around the drain.
Street rabble is as street rabble does.
"See, I told you so."
I see high school and college kids now and they really think there is global warming, that abortion, healthcare and jobs are a right and that Obama is cool.
They have been so innundated since Kindergarten that the US is bad and the Marxists are good, that they know no better.
I hope the purpose of the spotlight is to allow snipers to identify and neutralize targets.
Need to start shooting looters on sight, especially if they are also involved in arson. Survivors can be prosecuted.
Agreed. A lot of people were flat broke “no boot to pour piss out of” in the 1930’s and they didn’t turn to crime.
The guy in the story should be used as an organ donor for those that want opportunity.
Sounds Like a Typical Obama supporter here in the Good Old USA
And it hasnt even really started here.
Not only the cops carry guns.
Plus, at least in the Eastern US, the people that would be marauding are physically distant from the suburban stores. They would have to walk ten miles to get to my neighborhood.
And, if they went to the place where the stores are: The malls, it would take some sort of massive transportation.
So, if they want to burn their neighborhoods, have at it. They would be met with fierce resistance if they stepped out of their world, into the ‘hoods right next door.
But, I can envision riots in the large cities (NYC, Philly, DC.)
Don’t forget the rest !
I’d love to change the world...
But I don’t know what to do...
So I’m leavin’ it up...
Ten Years After
I really hope that you are wrong. And call me foolish, but it will take a lot for people to drop to that level.
Then again, I remember the LA riots and Katrina. Complete anarchy and in a very short period of time.
Do you have any predictions?