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    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Mildred: What're you rebelling against, Johnny?
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    The idea that the youth want to rebel against something isn't new. To me, the idea that politicians want to try and get in political jabs and blame this or that is even more concerning. They are supposed to be the "grown ups".

    Long after the shops are cleaned up the politicians will still be doing their damage.

    We can and should punish all involved. Politicians and looters alike.
    youth's rebelling isn't entirely new. youths rebelling in this kind of antisocial (in the clinical sense) fashion is. this is closer to Russian Nihilism, circa the late 19th Century - but instead of a few educated elites, its' functionally illiterate segments of society . scary stuff.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    youth's rebelling isn't entirely new. youths rebelling in this kind of antisocial (in the clinical sense) fashion is. this is closer to Russian Nihilism, circa the late 19th Century - but instead of a few educated elites, its' functionally illiterate segments of society . scary stuff.
    They remind me a bit of the gangsters and bank robbers that wandered the US during the depression. They see riches all around them with absolutely no way to legally obtain such items for themselves. They are young, full of energy and vitality. Desperate people do desperate things.
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    People are born on the dole and they die on the dole, and as long as they are provided for there is no incentive to change their frame of mind which is inherited from one generation to the next -- namely, that education and accomplishment is to be mocked, attempts to better oneself constitutes selling out to da Man, and that society somehow OWES it to them for various ill-defined reasons. It is the sense of entitlement that precipitated the reaction, as they act out when any of that largesse is restricted.

    Why read books when all your peeps ridicule you for doing so?
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    there was nothing in there that the looters wanted.
    No overpriced coffee?

    Or - well - tea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Apparently human garbage do not like to read.

    What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores
    British bookstores seemed largely unaffected by the rioting that took place last night across the UK, according to a report on The Bookseller website. High-street chains such as Waterstone's and WH Smith, as well as smaller independent bookstores, were reportedly spared during the violence, which mostly targeted electronics and high-street fashion stores.
    And some of the news has been calling them "revolutionaries".... But it's a load of BS, this proves that these people lack the capacities to actually start a revolution.

    Actually, wait, let's use the middle east precedent : these rooters are to be treated as the legitimate government of Britain, the royalty and parliament must be transferred to their control, or a no-fly zone will be installed over Britain until all government controls have been handed over to the rioters. NATO bombardment to commence within he week for humanitarian reasons.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    I gotta wonder how these riots are affecting, or if they are affecting at all, tourism, and flights in / out of these areas in the U.K where riots are going on.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Travelsonic View Post
    I gotta wonder how these riots are affecting, or if they are affecting at all, tourism, and flights in / out of these areas in the U.K where riots are going on.
    I'm sure tourism and business has atken a hit in these areas - I sure as heck would cancel business and vacation plans due to these things.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Mickey Shane View Post
    They remind me a bit of the gangsters and bank robbers that wandered the US during the depression. They see riches all around them with absolutely no way to legally obtain such items for themselves. They are young, full of energy and vitality. Desperate people do desperate things.
    there are plenty of legal ways for them to attain those items. the trick with this particular populace is that they have never been pushed into taking those legal paths. how can a teacher be expected to honestly impress upon a student that doing their homework is necessary for success, when all they see in real life is that success comes from the drug trade and successfully manipulating the welfare state? theyse people aren't acting out because they are poor - true poverty riots tend actually to have a high percentage of female leadership - they are acting out because they are young, they have never received any kind of moral training, and they have spent a lifetime of taking and acting out without punishment.


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    ...A few weeks after the U.S. city of Detroit was ravaged by 1967 race riots in which 43 people died, I was shown around the wrecked areas by a black reporter named Joe Strickland.

    He said: ‘Don’t you believe all that stuff people here are giving media folk about how sorry they are about what happened. When they talk to each other, they say: “It was a great fire, man!” ’

    I am sure that is what many of the young rioters, black and white, who have burned and looted in England through the past few shocking nights think today.

    It was fun. It made life interesting. It got people to notice them. As a girl looter told a BBC reporter, it showed ‘the rich’ and the police that ‘we can do what we like’...

    Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped.

    They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong.

    They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others...

    A former London police chief spoke a few years ago about the ‘feral children’ on his patch — another way of describing the same reality.

    The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations. They do not have what most of us would call ‘lives’: they simply exist.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    I'm sure tourism and business has atken a hit in these areas - I sure as heck would cancel business and vacation plans due to these things.
    otoh, sales of baseball bats (as Britian's citizenry is banned from defending itself with any kind of actual 'weapon' - you could hurt the rioter or rapist, doncha know) seems to have skyrocketed.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    otoh, sales of baseball bats (as Britian's citizenry is banned from defending itself with any kind of actual 'weapon' - you could hurt the rioter or rapist, doncha know) seems to have skyrocketed.
    The amazing part about that is that the sales of these things only went up NOW, as opposed to instantly after being defanged and declawed...

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