London’s Burning

 

 

 

The slipping tipping point
When you have lost Maureen Dowd . . .
  • Anonymous

    Don’t think a night stick and whistle will work this time.

  • I see headlines about the “underclass” but reports from the scene of looters in designer tracksuits with iPhones . . .

    There is one way to deal with looting:  shoot to kill.  Anything else is just a waste of time.

  • Anonymous

    I bet our 2nd Amendment is looking mighty good to a number of Britain’s citizens right now.

    • Anonymous

      You will be arrested for defending yourself and your property.
      Simple human rights are looking mighty good about now.

  • Anonymous

    Meh, it’s that time of year when the utes mass for their nightly torching of whatever ain’t theirs.

    From what I gather a man with 4 kids was shot dead under suspicious circumstances that are being investigated. He may have had darker skin and may or may not have been involved in an illegal activity. Details are somewhat elusive but the bottom line is that it was the excuse that set the aggrieved class free to loot, burn and rampage in the country formerly known as England.

    What strikes me as rather odd is the near blackout(sic) of black on white mob violence that’s been happening here in the US of late, but that’s a subject for a different post.

  • Brock Norman

    A few key quotes from an article on London here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44070240/ns/world_news/
    “”This is the uprising of the working class. We’re redistributing the wealth,” said Bryn Phillips, a 28-year-old self-described anarchist, as young people emerged from the store with chocolate bars and ice cream cones.”

    “”We ain’t got no jobs, no money. We heard that other people were getting things for free, so why not us?” asked E. Nan, a young man wearing a baseball cap.”

    “”This is not about race, faith and class pure and simple,” said Professor Mike Hardy, executive director of the Institute of Community Cohesion. “One of the most powerful drivers is about the haves and have-nots. It’s about those who are excluded.””

    “The small groups of youths used text messages, instant messaging on BlackBerry phones and social media platforms such as Twitter to coordinate their attacks and stay ahead of the police.”

    Entitlement! Coming to a Town Near You! 

    • “The small groups of youths used text messages, instant messaging on
      BlackBerry phones and social media platforms such as Twitter to
      coordinate their attacks and stay ahead of the police.”

      Well, no wonder those have-nots are rioting. They obviously don’t have iPads to organize their mayhem and have to make do with smartphones.

  • Anonymous

    Was just talking to someone in London on the phone – sirens in the background all the time, he said he was safe, but staff came in late.

    This will probably result in calls to censor and shut down Twitter and Facebook, like they did in Iran, Syria, and Egypt.

    Yah, it’s coming to the USA, too.

    •  Hope your friend’s okay, Chico.

  • Anonymous

    So – for the Royal Wedding, they had an additional 3300 cops on the street.

    For giant riots with arson and looting?  Nope…