posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 04:33 AM
Although i don't condone the little gits that have caused all this mischeif and mahem, there is always a reason behind everything. A cause and
effect, so to speak.
The fabric of our society is being eroded away by this governement and they need to sit down and listen to our young people and reassure them that
will not be forgotten in this so called time of austerity and inpendiing cuts.
I have siad this before, and it needs to be said again. What have these kids got? Where do they come from? Who are their Parents? Well their Parents,
are stuggling finanially. Some may go to work, some may not, some are just living above or just below the breadline. Some are from broken homes. No
one makes these kids bad! All the time on the tv and magerzines, music and peer pressure, the underlying theme is money...how to make i, how to spend
it and how you are meant to present yourself if you've got it! Bling, bling , bling!!!
Morning , noon and night the stars show off on the tele, bragging about what a wonderful life they have, when a teenager, who has gone through school
and wants to go to college gets his/ her EMA cut. Education maintenance allowence taken away. Now that may only be £30 a week, but it is a big help
towards travel, lunch and general knick knacks a typical teenager requires at that age. It was not an easy £30. One day off skyving and you did'nt
get it! I should know because it was introduced by Labour when my Daughter started 6 form a few years back. We couldnt understand it when one day my
Daughter didn't recieve it, to find out she had had a day off sick and they wouldn't pay. Fair enough, i thought...........think they mean it!
However, although not rich my Daughter continued with her studies and persevered. She decided to go in to Law and was offered a place at uni to study
Law. As you can imagine i was extatic, until i saw the costs involved.
However, through grants and loans at LEA level all was good and she went on to get her degree with flying colours.
I am a single Mother and i see that other Parents in their struggle to bring up their kids in this nasty selfish this land we call home.
You cant go anywhere now without it costing money. Everywhere you go there is a demand for your money.
I personally think that the kids are at the end of their teather and they really don't give a # anymore. People say the kids should know right from
wrong. True, but if you come from a broken home and all you can do all day is play these vicious and violent playstation games from dusk till dawn,
then there's not really much hope is there? So the illusion of fear is gone straight away, albeit a fantasy. Or is it all a fantasy? Kids fall in to
the boosom of their pals, their gangs. These are the new families. When was the last time your family ate three square meals a day? One Parent is
always at work. To the kids the family unit has been chipped away and the family become estranged and deeply unhappy. Mums at work, Dad's at
work...for what? just to pay the bills and the rent. So they find the new family, the gangs!
Fast forward to the riots and the government. The kids and i suspect the parents have given up and its easy to say where are the parents, but they
could be at work trying to earn a crust.
As for the kids, why should they care? They have no identity, not do our communities. Every high street you go to has the same shops, selling the same
old crap! Our high streets are just like McDonalds, all the same theme, nothing unusual anywhere.
So where do the kids fit into all this? They are angry, they have given up and hey around fifteen years of learnt behaviour on the playstation! I
don't think a few rubber bullets will deter them, oh, no...may even encourage them!