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Originally posted by Liberal1984
Race Riot is what I call it.
In time this state within a state is going to get provocative and you are going to have them do things like burn the union flag. But because the police protect them from the good hiding they deserve
Originally posted by ubermunche
I think we're close to some serious full scale civil unrest, and at some point in the future.... who knows.
A lot of people I've known for years have gone from having very liberal/moderate views to something far more right wing in the past few years. It's worrying.
How can people say they are taking our jobs, when the majority of our country will not do the jobs? Many Poles work on farms (which many in this country will not do) and even in the fishing trade, many Poles work and do not complain. A fishing business in Scotland, did give 20 jobs to workers (who were born in Scotland) and at the end of the week he had 6 left (because the rest left cause they didn't like the work). He then filled the remaining spaces up with Polish workers, they arrived everyday, on time and didn't complain about the work.
Originally posted by optimus fett
I have argued this with pals in the uk many times, dont bitch about the young pakastani lad in his M3 bmw, work as hard and as longer hours as he does and you can have one 2.
- I'd refer you to the 1981 inner city riots.
They were a kind of civil unrest, fairly big although limited in number, geography and duration.
They didn't cause the sky to fall in either (not even when repeated later on a smaller scale).
In fact I have heard it argued that it did some kind of 'greater good' in terms of confronting out-of-date attitudes and creating a realistic basis on which gov dealt with the inner cities.
Shame about the trauma, violence, destruction, injures and death, eh?
......and I don't call what we have seen to date and what are, relatively speaking, a handful of scuffles in a couple of small northern towns "full scale civil unrest" or the precursor to that either.
Even Northern Ireland (several magnitudes larger than anything seen in the rest of the UK) was not actually a real "civil war"
One might even argue that, given the way it too was highly localised, sporadic and pursued by relatively small numbers and not large chunks of the populace there, that it does not qualify as the kind of "full scale civil unrest" some seem to be so keen to anticipate and exaggerate about here.
- As people get older I think there may be a tendency for some to become more right-wing, IMO it's fear driven.
As a person's faculties diminish and young men may start to appear potentially threatening as it is realised that one may be less well equipped to look after oneself in such a confrontation.
Originally posted by ubermunche
I do so hope that wasn't directed at me
Hey hey LBJ, never trust anyone over thirty eh Smikey.
I tend to find that when it's fifteen young thugs kicking the s**t out of you or some young radical blowing himself up next to you on the train that youth (or lack of it) isn't really that much of an advantage in those situations.
The theory also hits the buffers when I consider that some of the people I mentioned are only in their late twenties. Then again at my age maybe the memories getting faulty.