posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 07:42 AM
I apologize for being a stupid, uninformed American, but what have been the living conditions of this part of British society up until the beginning
of this? I hear that they are the "scum", but to whom does that refer, exactly?
the people involved in the rioting have nothing left to loose and nothing to live for. they do not care what happens to themselves or anybody else.
Its the kids that would otherwise be hanging around local parks drinking that have jumped on this bandwagon
Is this a class war? The have-nots taking a shot at the haves? I mean usually when there's a riot of uneducated, unemployed criminal-types, it ends
fairly quickly. This has been made to sound (by the MSM) to be a groundswell of people that just want to destroy and loot, but is it more than that?
If not, then why have the riots swept from city to city, and were not quelled within London?
It seems emotion-fueled: anger, greed, and desperation. If it really is just opportunistic crime with no message behind it, all I can say is WTH?
I understand the report that it began as opportunism stemming from a peaceful protest over the cops having shot Mark Duggan...
I am sure that this type of thing will happen in the States and elsewhere. The LA Riots over the Rodney King incident is just one example. I believe
it would happen more often if it weren't for a few very American factors: apathy, gun laws, ignorance, and fear. But things will get to a point where
the have-nots will take advantage of a situation and riots will ensue.
I guess my question would be to my British friends: what has led to a population "underbelly" that would take advantage of a protest and begin such
a large-scale, seemingly unorganized riot?