Just some youths wanting to have a riot? I would say it’s a bigger picture than that. Every individual will have their own reasons. It’s easy for the BBC to tell us what it is by guessing but some of them people will have been mistreated by police (or have friends that have) and are angry at them and want to make the police look bad. Some will just want to have a riot, some will be following along getting some TV’s whilst the chance is there. This behavior is a reflection of the kind of country we have become, this is what our system, our capitalism and our society produces at the end of the day. The disgustingly rich and the disgusting opposite outcome.
In a nut shell, that this is a result of bad media, bad government, bad politicians, bad laws, bad religions, some bad police (not all police are bad, a lot are very good and talented), a bad and unfair economy and bad parents. It’s too easy to just point the finger at them (as stupid as some of them are) and then wash our hands of it. But that’s what most people will do, its a load of bollocks.
The ‘solutions’ for the country and the current system now also has it’s problems. The business of fines, where the smaller courts make money and companies like Serco who run prisons are making a lot of money out of crime and social problems. It’s more profitable now to keep the whole way the country deals with these problems largely infective. Problems with the Police are at the forefront of the public’s attention also. Bars for change are asking, who Polices the Police?
This is part of the issue but not all of it. Many Police officers are very brave and very talented. Generally the Police have got a situation that the government are making worse for them.
What the police are complaining about (above) is a direct result of us having to bail out a corrupt economy and banking system. It just doesn’t work quite clearly. It’s also a reflection of the way our ‘authorities’ are; there are MP’s who are interested in themselves (expenses scandal) and their mates who own these companies that part run the company that is now the country. They certainly don’t represent us anymore. They expect us to pay off the banks for a start. It’s all reaching a zero point and these are the first signs of a bigger problem. MP’s who do want to make a difference are finding themselves unable to.
It also poses a risk as a fork in the road approaches. Will a police state be installed further now the pressure on the community has finally cracked or will re-investment, back in to communities, be the route that is to be taken? There is a lot of profit being made at the moment in wars, police states and crime.
We are all responsible in the end, we have all allowed this situation to emerge right before our eyes whilst we believe the words of top politicians who falsely claim they have our best interests at heart and that they have all the answers. We are being denied the opportunity to make a difference whilst our money goes abroad on wars and redirected to the banks. A distinction between symptoms and the disease needs to be made.
All those young people, who have been angry for a while, who do not know how to express themselves, who have no plans, have nothing to do, nothing to look forward to, squeezed together with a load of other similar minds will see these riots on TV and say to themselves “Yes, lets riot; because I don’t know how to gain any kind of creditability, no self discipline, no basic philosophies for how to live and no education on how to be happy.”
I leave you with a haunting prediction made just days, Sunday 31 July, before all this happened (wait for the comment at the end):