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Londonís burning: a mob made by the welfare state
Spiked ^ | August 9, 2011 | Brendan OíNeill

Posted on 08/12/2011 11:03:48 AM PDT by Misterioso

Many commentators are on a mission to contextualise the riots that have swept parts of urban London and other British cities. ‘It’s very naive to look at these riots without the context’, says one journalist, who says the reason the violence kicked off in the London suburb of Tottenham is because ‘that area is getting 75% cuts [in public services]’. Others have said that the political context for the rioting is youth unemployment or working-class anger at David Cameron’s cuts agenda. ‘There is a context to London’s riots that can’t be ignored’, said a writer for the Guardian, and it is the ‘backdrop of brutal cuts and enforced austerity measures’. The ‘mass unrest’ is a protest against unhinged capitalism, apparently.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: anarchy; marxism; welfarestate
the result of one hundred years of Marxist brainwashing.
1 posted on 08/12/2011 11:03:54 AM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Misterioso

I don’t know. What about our own upcoming day of rage?
Do you think it will be a wash?


2 posted on 08/12/2011 11:05:39 AM PDT by MarMema (chains we can believe in)
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To: MarMema

Possibly.


3 posted on 08/12/2011 11:24:34 AM PDT by Misterioso (The worst law is better than bureaucratic tyranny. (Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Misterioso
This is not a political rebellion; it is a mollycoddled mob, a riotous expression of carelessness for one’s own community. And as a left-winger, I refuse to celebrate nihilistic behaviour that has a profoundly negative impact on working people’s lives.

Just for a second the author brushes up against his and his fellow left wingers' profound responsibility for the development of this situation; then without even a glimmer of remorse, exonerates himself completely by proclaiming that he doesn't "celebrate nihilistic behaviour."

It's this kind of mental and moral cognitive dissonance that's necessary to survive as a thoroughly modern Liberal.

4 posted on 08/12/2011 11:40:52 AM PDT by doc11355
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To: Misterioso

This is why socialism is so dangerous as it both addictive and unsustainable.


5 posted on 08/12/2011 12:01:04 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Misterioso

Maybe time for a parody of the old Kenny Rogers-First Edition tune: “Something’s Burning...and I think it’s London”


6 posted on 08/12/2011 12:09:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob
The Clash - London's Burning
7 posted on 08/12/2011 12:34:24 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I don't have hobbies. I'm developing a robust post-apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Misterioso

It’s not only a matter of marxism (Eastern block countries never experienced these type of revolts) but more a matter of too many feral people.

The totally groundless pride in our multicultaralism and diversity will do us in.

Just remember that the “greatest generation” was made up of members of but a few differing cultural backgrounds.


8 posted on 08/12/2011 1:52:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG

It was the “greatest generation” that kept electing the Democrats during the last century. Not so great.


9 posted on 08/12/2011 2:54:05 PM PDT by Misterioso (The worst law is better than bureaucratic tyranny. (Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Misterioso

Yeah, twenty-year olds flying B-17s over Germany and storming Omaha Beach and Iwo are not always as politically astute as we want them to be.

But they had more love for their country in their little pinky than many of our exhorbitantly paid congresscritters display.


10 posted on 08/12/2011 5:13:16 PM PDT by 353FMG
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