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Britain Riots..looting? Wrong focus

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posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 08:58 AM
Everyone is focusing on the wrong aspect of the recent riots in britain. It's all outrage over the looting and a bit of footage of a malaysian kid getting mugged.
Wrong focus. just a distraction.
IMO The real issue here is numbers. If half or more of the population had of been doing the exact same thing it would have been talked about differently. Looting is a pretty standard part of a riot, doesn't make it right but there it is.
people who are angry or have nothing to lose get involved.
The middle-class rarely riots, not enough reason to, they trust their gov system to provide avenues for solving problems and they have contingencies to deal with financial troubles, hence: thats what being middle-class class is all about, security.
In Britain the middle-class outnumber the dissaffected.
Financial and social issues are not yet effecting the middle-class so they don't yet see the full extent of the issues.
The poor wanna attack the rich but the middle-class are unintentionally in the way.

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:05 AM
In Feudal times the middle-class equivalent were the servant class.
They had a security that the peasants didn't but there numbers were small.
Naturally when the peasants rose up the servant class felt victimised when the real targets were the rulers.

My point?
Difference between rioting looting thugs and revolutionaries is the overall percentage of the population that is involved.

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:38 AM
"The poor wanna attack the rich but the middle-class are unintentionally in the way"

Im pretty sure there is parliment they could attack or the many official fed buildings they could attack to protest?

but theres no goodies inside those places ... why attack there?

Attacking those types of institutions to prove a point that your fed up with the government is not what these punks want .

the goodies are in the middle class thats why the attacks and riots are there


Stick it to the government by stealing from there own communities

the middle class is not in the way they are the way . They are the target .

Just ask all the business owners who are wondering where they will get the money to restock what was stolen ...

some of them in tears ..

I hope these punk kids get justice and no not the violent kind ...we would be just as ugly as them if that were to happen....

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 09:53 AM
reply to post by seedofchucky

All fair points. Nicely argued.
Maybe I should revise my inital argument by adding that a person who feels a potential ally is betraying them is gonna be upset with said potential ally.
A person who feels outnumbered is not as likely to think or act rationally.
A person who feels like they have no voice will not weild it as a primary tool for change.
A person who is not in a mayjority will not strike an enemy openly with confidence.
To use a complex government/legal system to affect change/justice requires education in said system or support of one who does, this is not free, at least not the skilled variety.

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 11:03 AM
kids in england now know the will not realy be punish’t for there crimes.
I have seen a drug dealer get of with a small fine and community service.
thugs who scare people for life. get of with a short stay in jail.
if a victim fights back. they get more punishment than the criminals.
they need to let vigilantes do there stuff.
and build lots of box type cells.
the thugs and killers have lost there freedom.
so they should be punish’t. no go to a so called secure jail.
where the get special gyms. how much do you pay for that?
its so open that drugs and any thing get it to the jail.
and they get free Sex. they can rap any one thy like.
and the hardened criminals teach the noobs how to do crimes.
they should stay lock‘t in the cell.
and only get out for a run and shower,
under heavy guard in small groups.

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