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Coming to an entitlement culture near you

It's happening in Britain, when will it happen here:

EntitlementCulture.jpgExtremists brought violent chaos to Central London yesterday after hijacking the much-heralded trade union protest against public spending cuts.

Trouble continued to flare late into the night as hundreds of people attempted to hijack yesterday's massive anti government cuts demonstration.

Riot police fought activists in Trafalgar Square as violent protesters threatened to overshadow the TUC rally in Hyde Park which had earlier passed off peacefully.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said between 200 and 300 people had gathered at the landmark location late yesterday evening

He said: 'A large number from the crowd are throwing missiles and have attempted to damage the Olympic clock within the square.

'Officers have come under sustained attack as they deal with the disorder and attempted criminal damage.'

Splinter groups broke off from the main body of more than 250,000 demonstrators marching from Victoria Embankment to Hyde Park to launch an assault on the -capital's main shopping district.

Some were hellbent on storming - or destroying - any London landmarks synonymous with luxury or money. Others targeted companies associated with tax avoidance.

Hundreds laid siege to The Ritz hotel, attacking it with paint and smokebombs. A Porsche showroom was also smashed up and upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason was occupied by about 1,000 activists.

The inevitable result of community organizing and agitating.


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Comments (21)

Ah, socialism, is there any... (Below threshold)
Caesar Augustus:

Ah, socialism, is there anything it can't destroy?

Socialism, liberalism? Har... (Below threshold)
Sarah the Impaler:

Socialism, liberalism? Hard to tell the difference nowadays...

If government has a legitim... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

If government has a legitimate function at all, it must be "preserving domestic tranquility" - order in the streets - and protecting private property from the mob.

Where are the riots sticks, tear gas canisters, rubber bullets, and horses?

Your right to peaceful assembly ends at the moment your assembly ceases to be peaceful.

These people are neither an... (Below threshold)
Rick Caird:

These people are neither anarchists nor activists. They are terrorists out for an excuse to destroy people and property. This is a party, not a political movement.

In other stories from England, it turns out these people organized using twitter and Google maps. Organized anarchy is an oxymoron. Anyone wearing a black ski mask needs to be arrested and "misplaced" for a while.

Is this what that union fel... (Below threshold)

Is this what that union fellow has in store for us? The fellow who was caught on tape talking about the plan to destabilize our country with union strikes and actions. Maybe this is just a dress rehearsal.

Get ready. Wisconsin was j... (Below threshold)

Get ready. Wisconsin was just a warm up. It's coming!

This is absolutely coming t... (Below threshold)

This is absolutely coming to a U.S. city like Detroit or Milwaukee or Chicago or Miami, where taxes, unemployment, and number of illegal immigrants are all sky-high.

I'm betting if it doesn't happen this summer, it will happen next. You will see riots as the Leftist response to Republicans making the tough choices to keep our INSOLVENT country afloat.

If you live in or near a population center of more than 100,000 people, make sure you are PREPARED.

Lightwave: "If you live ... (Below threshold)

Lightwave: "If you live in or near a population center of more than 100,000 people, make sure you are PREPARED."

No matter where you live, be prepared!

Food, fuel, water, ammo and fortitude...in ample quantities!

Wonder how many of those an... (Below threshold)

Wonder how many of those anarchists are willing to die for their beliefs? My guess is NONE. Too bad the populace has been disarmed. Couple of property owners with shotguns would have ended all the "fun" rather quickly.

Unfortunately, you go to prison for that it Britain now.

GarandFan, during the "Rodn... (Below threshold)

GarandFan, during the "Rodney King riots" in L.A. several Korean store owners sat visibly in front of their shops...armed. The rioters passed them by and those were the only un-looted and/or un-burned shops in those areas.

The 2nd Amendment...protects all the others.

Justrand. You are correct, ... (Below threshold)

Justrand. You are correct, they were passed by. That is until the police came and took their weapons. Then those stores were burned.

I predict this won't happen... (Below threshold)

I predict this won't happen in Texas. I'm just sayin....

If I were a shop o... (Below threshold)

If I were a shop owner, you can bet I'd be IN my shop during such a protest.

The first asshole who broke in would receive a most unpleasant surprise. NO ONE has the "right" to visit mayhem like that at ANY time.

Socialism, liberalism? H... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

Socialism, liberalism? Hard to tell the difference nowadays...

There is no substantive difference. Never was. "Liberal" opinion makers were always leftists; they were just presenting the "acceptable face" of leftism. Now they don't feel the need to obfuscate their true views, so they've dropped the pretense.

Socalism/liberalism -> progressivism is just a rebranding. Kinda like calling a used car "pre-owned." A distinction without a difference.

The 2nd Amendment...prot... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

The 2nd Amendment...protects all the others.

This is really true. I hadn't appreciated it when I was young and foolish, but having lived in Europe for many years, I sure as hell appreciate it now.

Put yourself in the position of Hussein's superiors. If they order him to do something too overt and untoward, in the limit they have to worry about armed resistance. They have to be constantly mindful of that possibility.

Not true in Europe. People there will grumble and bitch, but ultimately they have to go along regardless of their views.

The Second Amendment is the difference.

Socalism/liberalism -> p... (Below threshold)

Socalism/liberalism -> progressivism is just a rebranding. Kinda like calling a used car "pre-owned." A distinction without a difference.

Liberalism = Progressiveness. Just a liberal lie. There is nothing "Progressive" about liberalism. Regressive or Oppressive is a more proper description of liberalism.

It's amazing how these libtards think it is "Progressive" to steal a free man's money, property, liberty, and hope and give it to government bureaucrats to redistribute it to people who did not earn it.

Don't use the word Progressive to describe libtards. Use Regressive or Oppressive.

What was the start of all o... (Below threshold)

What was the start of all of the? The government running out of money and having to cut back. As thatcher said the problem with Socialism is at some point you run out of other people money.
The second issue is that Liberals are so autocratic they feel that people have no choice. They really believe in having their cake and eating it too.
If someone say this cannot go one their reaction is to throw a temper tantrum.

Just like Barry, the lefty'... (Below threshold)

Just like Barry, the lefty's have to have something affirmatively handed to them out of others pocket to feel worthwhile and productive.

Buckshot is the answer to the looting.

The Democratic Party of the... (Below threshold)

The Democratic Party of the U.S., known as the Food Stamp Party has now been infiltrated by known Communists and they even admit it:


And so the anarchists riot ... (Below threshold)

And so the anarchists riot to protest government cutbacks.

Anyone else find that somewhat ironic?

TaterSalad, the Dems were i... (Below threshold)
Jay Guevara:

TaterSalad, the Dems were infiltrated by the Party long ago, starting back in the 1930s.

The FDR Administration was chock-a-block with Reds, as McCarthy and Whitaker Chambers pointed out, and as we now know from the VENONA decrypts and our limited access to KGB files.

Nothing has changed in the last 60 odd years, except the depth of cover, the degree of subterfuge, and of course the level of shame evinced by Party acolytes.






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