Britain is our past and our future
A look at our future on the current road to a permanent dependency state where there is little marginal incentive to work, and those who produce and provide jobs are demonized and ridiculed to the point of no return.
From Max Hastings of The Daily Mail Online, regarding the rioters in Britain:
They are an absolute deadweight upon society, because they contribute nothing yet cost the taxpayer billions. Liberal opinion holds they are victims, because society has failed to provide them with opportunities to develop their potential.
Most of us would say this is nonsense. Rather, they are victims of a perverted social ethos, which elevates personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the underclass the discipline — tough love — which alone might enable some of its members to escape from the swamp of dependency in which they live.
Only education — together with politicians, judges, policemen and teachers with the courage to force feral humans to obey rules the rest of us have accepted all our lives — can provide a way forward and a way out for these people.
They are products of a culture which gives them so much unconditionally that they are let off learning how to become human beings. My dogs are better behaved and subscribe to a higher code of values than the young rioters of Tottenham, Hackney, Clapham and Birmingham.
You also may want to view the video I posted yesterday, in the context of what Hastings writes.
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What a depressing post title. I’m moving back to Singapore.
If I could suggest only one answer, it would be two years mandatory national service in the armed forces … something like they have in Israel and Singapore.
I know. I served for six years as a Combat Armour Specialist with the Singapore Armed Forces… which incidentally was co-founded by the IDF. Singapore being in the same situation as Israel…surrounded by Islamic nations; Malaysia in the North and Indonesia the south.
There is no entitlement state in Singapore.
New media term for denigrating Tea Partyers: “feral humans”.
No one is asking the key questions: How did thousands of Tea Partiers sneak into the UK unnoticed, and how is Sarah Palin giving them orders?
Obviously, Halliburton is providing on-the-ground support in order to get Glazier’s contracts the riot will require of shop-keeps to repair their businesses. The Kochs Probably have some devious little part of the plan. Sarah has been making television appearences, her ‘aw shucks’ style is disguising key expressions and mannerisims that point out to the Tea Party the ‘true’ intent behind her words. She’s setting herself up as Queen.
You’ve all missed the real question here; at what point did Bushitler (or is that BushHitler?) plant those incendiary devices that have been blamed on innocent ‘arsonists’ and when did Sarah Palin sneak over to England and set them off?*
Until we face up to the fact it is clearly Bush/Palin/Rush etc that are really responsible we’ll never find social justice.
*Under cover of innocent people being brutalized by the police no less!
I’d been streaming the BBC coverage the last few days. Now that its quiet, I don’t have anything to watch except reruns. Stupid rain.
It really has been fascinating, though, just seeing how the police handled (or rather, didn’t) things. It was like mall cops with shields. And the officials, the utter sense of being out of their depth and the downright incompetence was almost tangible.
London: Day 5 of riots and mass arson- we’ll start using water cannons…maybe.
Red state America: Hour 2 of mass arson and riots- we’ve been using live ammunition for the last hour and forty-five minutes.
Heck.. I was wondering why they didn’t break out and issue the royal squadron’s pikes to the police. Mix pike men and shield men with clubs and no crowd is gonna charge you. No dangerous weapons going bang either (just a liberal concern). Although one or two rioter might be apt to leak a bit afterwards.
Wow! I though Hastings was talking about the U.S.
We are rapidly entering the age where more people collect welfare than those who work for a living. Of course, the only way to increase the welfare rolls is to raise taxes on the productive. At what point do those who produce the most just say “Screw it” and leave the U.S. so they can relocate to a lower tax country?
Social engineering never works. It was social engineering via home mortgages that brought down our economy.
I resent having to pay taxes for welfare for anyone. Why is it their “right” to have children they can’t afford, but my “responsibility” to pay them for it?
With the recent spate of “flash mob” robberies, which the media never mentions are mostly black youths, can America be far behind the U.K.?
It ain’t over till it’s over. The reason the tea party is being vilified (Alinskied) is because it’s winning.
Greg Gutfeld on the rioters in Britain.
Are the London riots the new Sack of Rome? I think a case can be made that David Cameron is Honorius. So is most of the US political class. http://no-boxes-allowed.blogspot.com/2011/08/are-riots-of-london-new-sack-of-rome.html
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
— Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)
These days liberal seems to nearly be a synonym of fool.
The stench… as well as the destruction of values and principle brought on by extreme liberalism.
Reminds me of Rand’s book, “The Return of the Primitive.”
The US is maybe what, 2-3 years behind the UK? If that.
Perphaps Enoch Powell was right.
The Barbarians are not at the gates, we’ve let them in without a fight and welcomed them with open arms.
Here is Ann Coulter’s vivid take on the situation:
“THE SUN NEVER SETS ON THE BRITISH WELFARE SYSTEM”
Just to prime the pump a bit . . .
And then, with a flawless set-up, she delivers a telling and great tragi-comedic line:
This is life imitating art.
Take the 1993 movie “Demolition Man” starring Sylvester Stallone as an example.
Erwin: We’re police officers! We’re not trained to handle this kind of violence!
I wonder if they have the “three shells” ?
I would propose Kubrick’s 1971 ‘Clockwork Orange’.