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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    they were promised social utopia. sadly, they believed it.

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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.
    As I said in another post (which might not be around). We have this sort of stuff at every G8 Conference. When their protests are aimed directly at the politicians then I might think they are paying attention.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    It's a bitch to try and sell books on the black market.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    they were promised social utopia. sadly, they believed it.
    It can happen here.

    I read an excellent piece on the topic last night, by Max Hastings in The Mail On-Line. Anyone interested in the underlying causes should have a look.

    Of course it is true that few have jobs, learn anything useful at school, live in decent homes, eat meals at regular hours or feel loyalty to anything beyond their local gang.

    This is not, however, because they are victims of mistreatment or neglect.

    It is because it is fantastically hard to help such people, young or old, without imposing a measure of compulsion which modern society finds unacceptable. These kids are what they are because nobody makes them be anything different or better

    Anyone who reproaches a child, far less an adult, for discarding rubbish, making a racket, committing vandalism or driving unsociably will receive in return a torrent of obscenities, if not violence.

    So who is to blame? The breakdown of families, the pernicious promotion of single motherhood as a desirable state, the decline of domestic life so that even shared meals are a rarity, have all contributed importantly to the condition of the young underclass.

    The social engineering industry unites to claim that the conventional template of family life is no longer valid.

    And what of the schools? I do not think they can be blamed for the creation of a grotesquely self-indulgent, non-judgmental culture.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...#ixzz1UmNvzue5
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    It's a bitch to try and sell books on the black market.
    pssst. Hey. Buddy. C'mere. . .

    Innarested in a little . . . Proust?

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    pssst. Hey. Buddy. C'mere. . .

    Innarested in a little . . . Proust?
    First one's free, just to test it out.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    those people are basically feral humans. I'll admit, I have no real solution to their presence in society.
    I do

    it starts with the second amendment and good gun handling skills



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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I do

    it starts with the second amendment and good gun handling skills
    I was thinking attrition - install conservative social policies, then tolerate the punks till they drop dead. But, yeah, your way is more efficient.
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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I was thinking attrition - install conservative social policies, then tolerate the punks till they drop dead. But, yeah, your way is more efficient.
    We've got the first part, but the second isn't coming naturally to this government. Tolerance isn't on their radar, let alone agenda.
    Don't work out, work in.

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    Re: What The UK Riots Mean For Bookstores

    Quote Originally Posted by LuckyDan View Post
    I was thinking attrition - install conservative social policies, then tolerate the punks till they drop dead. But, yeah, your way is more efficient.
    What exactly is "conservative social policies"?

    You do realise that the problems that in part are responsible for this mess are due to former conservative governments, and especially Maggie Thatcher and the the great conservative British Empire and before that ...
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