London in flames: The un-PC truth

It’s been three days and three nights now that London has been burning, and there is no end in sight. An orgy of violence, destruction and looting has been raging across the capital; gangs of mostly black youths continue to smash up and plunder shops, vandalize and torch properties and set cars ablaze.

Yet politicians and much of the media (including the BBC, the bastion of political correctness) persist in ignoring the facts while dishing out fashionable propaganda. And so gang members and criminals become poor, misunderstood and ‘socially deprived’ young people, and looting and violence are justified as alleged consequence of government spending cuts, poverty and inequality. Not surprisingly, the fact that vast majority of these savages (sorry, disadvantaged youths) belong to certain protected minorities has barely been noted by our PC, diversity-worshipping media and politicians.

Let’s put things straight. Spending cuts (which are in any case more imaginary than real – public spending will continue to increase each year for the next four years, according to the government budget) and inequity have nothing to do with what’s been taking place in London (and now other UK cities as well). The criminal gangs of looters and arsonists are not victims of the economy or society; they are worthless, feral thugs who never had any interest in honest work, choosing instead to live off welfare and proceeds of crime.

That they – and many millions more – have been allowed to make such life choices, paid for by one of the world’s highest tax rates imposed on the hard working and productive Britons, is a consequence of the suicidal policies the UK has adopted in recent decades. Britain has bred (and imported) a vast underclass of savages and degenerates lacking any moral values, oblivious to ideas of hard work and social obligation, ingrained with a sense of entitlement with zero responsibility, and indulged in instant gratification.

Such people should have no place in a civilized society. But then, the UK can no longer claim to be one. It is a crumbling nation that has slowly but surely been descending into utter madness, with its celebration of moral inversion, non-judgmentalism, tolerance for the intolerable, support and protection of all that is evil, criminal, ugly and destructive. What we’re seeing in London is the product of a self-indulged, decaying society lacking any moral codes and sanctions or penalties for unacceptable behavior.

Unsurprisingly, even staring reality in the face (in the form of torched buildings, burnt out cars, wrecked buses, Molotov cocktails, and looting gangs) is apparently not enough to wake people from their carefully constructed delusions. The escalating violence has – predictably – brought out a growing army of apologists reveling in an orgy of excuse-making for the widespread lawlessness and violence.

There are also those who blame the feral violence and mass thuggery on alleged police brutality and – what else? – ‘racism’. The police certainly have plenty to answer for. They could start by explaining why they have been standing aside, allowing wholesale looting and violence in broad daylight. Their lack of intervention led to a complete breakdown of order, sending out a message that gangsters can act with brazen impunity. From there it was only a matter of time for the attacks to spread across the capital (and now other UK cities).

The British police, courts and justice system have long been a joke, going out of their way to protect and appease law-breakers, while denying both support and any right to self-defense to the victimized, law-abiding citizens whom they unleash the criminals on. It is the soft policing approach coupled with laughable sentencing (no incarceration even for serial violent offenders) and focus on the ‘human rights’ of the perpetrator that are partly responsible for the plight of all those who were made homeless, had their businesses destroyed and their lives ruined over the last three days (and counting).

Then there is the pervasive culture of political correctness that has, over the years, fatally wounded all British institutions, police force including. That the police made little attempt to restore order in the streets or intervene as looters were lining up to plunder stores and torch buildings has much to do with the ‘sensitivities’ of the minority population. For years police have been trained to be oversensitive to issues of race and to gently ‘engage’ and ‘reach out’ to those who use imaginary discrimination and grievances as excuse for criminal behavior. Police, much as everyone else in the UK, are paralyzed by fear of being called racist. It’s safer for their career to stand aside when it comes to minorities’ crime.

The Hate Crime guide published by the Association of Chief Police Officers in 2002, and periodically updated, dismissed the strict impartiality principle on the basis that impartial justice was unfair; “colour blind” policing – described as “policing that purports to treat everyone in the same way” was deemed flawed and unjust because it “fails to take account of the fact that different people have different reactions and different needs. Failure to recognise and understand these means failure to deliver services appropriate to needs and an inability to protect people irrespective of their background.” Officers who practiced such policing were to expect disciplinary action.)

Years of ‘sensitivity training’, health & safety focus and false priorities (such as being non-threatening, non-confrontational, and non-provocative instead of effective in crime fighting) have also created a new breed of police officers who are simply too cowardly and unable to do what their job requires.

Hence the appalling scenes of police standing by watching violent mobs destroy vast swathes of the capital. Despite the 16,000 officers on the streets, London has descended into chaos, anarchy and brutality, and law-abiding, tax-paying citizens are getting zero protection as their lives and property are being threatened and ruined. The cops, although fully armed and armored, are not reacting (unless one considers retreat an appropriate response) even as teams of young men are throwing rocks and Molotov cocktails at them.

Today, after three days of mayhem, Home Secretary Theresa May ruled out the use of more appropriate tactics: “The way we police in Britain is not through use of water cannon. The way we police in Britain is through consent of communities. Not that this comes as a surprise; the elites have long proven to be completely out of touch with the reality of ordinary Britons. After all, Ms May et al don’t have to suffer the consequences of their delusional and evil policies and decisions.

The black community, unwilling to control its youths and happy to tolerate the criminal activities of its members, rarely accepts any responsibility, yet is always eager to voice indignation against the police. The death of Mark Duggan, a North London gang leader allegedly involved in drug dealing and gun crime (but of course praised by some as a leader of his community) was no exception. His killing on August 4, in an apparent shoot-out with officers from Operation Trident (a unit that deals with gun crime in the Afro-Caribbean communities) sparked a protest rally that soon escalated into demands for vengeance and the mass violence that has now spread across London, Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham and Manchester.

If Britain was a civilized country with its priorities right, the police would have stepped in immediately and with full force, arresting every looter, arsonist and gang member. Were the police unable to do so, the army should have been sent in to wipe out the scum.

But of course this being a ‘caring’ and ‘compassionate’ nation (instead of say zero tolerance, low crime Singapore or Japan), David Cameron et al will instead continue to spout their touchy-feely “hug a hoodie” garbage and throw billions more on ‘disadvantaged’ and ‘disenfranchised’ special groups. Meanwhile, the country will keep spiraling down into the depths of moral and spiritual poverty and degeneracy.

And if London’s burning now, just wait to see what happens in the coming years, once the economy collapses and the welfare checks stop coming. If you happen to live in the UK and haven’t left yet (as I thankfully did earlier this year), better start preparing for war.

3 comments for “London in flames: The un-PC truth

  1. Sotaro Shibahara
    August 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    So you believe it has nothing at all to do with the reenactment of SUS laws or the funding cuts to social services in underprivileged areas?

    I find that odd because there is video footage from a few months ago of youth from Haringey being interviewed following the closure of more than half of the youth centres in that area, and those youth seem very concerned about what sort of effect it is going to have in their communities, especially amongst young people with nothing better to do in a deep global recession with no education, no jobs, no prospects and no future. There is even the eerie premonition by one youth that there would be rioting.

    Isn’t it more likely that the very same reasons that riots broke out in ’81 in Brixton, in ’85, in ’95, and sporadically in between in other disadvantaged neighbourhoods (many of which have succumbed yet again to rioting in the past few days) are what triggered them now? I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Brixton ‘race’ riots where the black and Asian communities in the poorest parts of London were systematically targeted for racial profiling, stop-and-searches and general harassment from the Met following their grand plan to begin using SUS laws against minority communities?

    Isn’t it also rather coincidental that in 2008, David Cameron swore he would bring back SUS laws if elected, and here he is now, elected, and SUS laws are back… and another police shooting of a black man, and another riot?

    It’s not enough to say ‘oh, well Mark Duggan was (probably) a criminal’, because in some of the other riots in the past, the police incidents which triggered the riots involved the death or injury of a black person who didn’t look particularly innocent. But that wasn’t the point of the community outrage, it was the culmination of years of putting up with being treated like criminals even when they weren’t criminals that had people upset. Mark Duggan may well turn out to have been the drug kingpin of Tottenham, but that won’t change the fact that for many minority residents in the poorest parts of the UK, and particularly London, the decades-old lyrics of N.W.A. spring to mind:

    “Fuck tha police
    Comin straight from the underground
    Young nigga got it bad cuz I’m brown
    And not the other color so police think
    They have the authority to kill a minority

    Fuck that shit, cuz I ain’t tha one
    For a punk muthafucka with a badge and a gun
    To be beatin on, and throwin in jail
    We could go toe to toe in the middle of a cell

    Fuckin with me cuz I’m a teenager
    With a little bit of gold and a pager
    Searchin my car, lookin for the product
    Thinkin every nigga is sellin narcotics”

    - N.W.A., ‘Fuck Tha Police’

    Do you honestly think that if law enforcement day in and day out treat young, underprivileged minority youth as if they are criminals, that that is somehow going to convince them to be grateful, contributing citizens of their country? I know if I were a kid and someone kept treating me like a criminal, accusing me of doing things I didn’t do, I’d probably grow up with a healthy anti-authoritarian chip on my shoulder and I would imagine my world view would be one that had a healthy distrust for police, government, politicians, etc.

    If you look at young working-class white youth from the late ’70s and through the early ’80s, and you listen to the kinds of music coming from that era, from that demographic, you’ll hear a familiar refrain:

    “White riot – I wanna riot
    White riot – a riot of my own
    White riot – I wanna riot
    White riot – a riot of my own

    Black people gotta lot a problems
    But they don’t mind throwing a brick
    White people go to school
    Where they teach you how to be thick

    An’ everybody’s doing
    Just what they’re told to
    An’ nobody wants
    To go to jail!

    All the power’s in the hands
    Of people rich enough to buy it
    While we walk the street
    Too chicken to even try it…”

    - The Clash, ‘White Riot’
    (from _The Clash_ (1977), incidentally a song inspired by the 1976 Notting Hill Carnival riot)

    “While a riot may be initially sparked by a specific event, scholars, commentators and commissions have sought to identify the deeper reasons and have identified a number urban conditions that may underline urban riots. These urban conditions are often associated with urban decay more generally and may include: discrimination, poverty, high unemployment, poor schools, poor healthcare, housing inadequacy and police brutality and bias.[1]”

    - from the Wikipedia entry for ‘Urban riots’

    That’s not to say that in the current London riots have not been largely co-opted by a criminal element which have taken advantage of the ensuing chaos and thinly-stretched police to carry out crime on a massive scale, but to claim that these riots are nothing more than the result of criminals and yobs/chavs attempting to steal home electronics and Burberry gear is not only disingenuous, but intellectually dishonest, especially when you consider that rioting has occurred in almost the exact same parts of the UK in 1981, 1985, and in 1995 under very similar conditions. Are we to presume that every one of those riots were caused by criminal masterminds and street level thugs, or perhaps by football hooligans and ‘casuals’ causing a ruckus? I think not. Even the late Right Honourable Lord Scarman, in his report on the 1981 race riots, “found unquestionable evidence of the disproportionate and indiscriminate use of ‘stop and search’ powers by the police against black people.” (from the Wikipedia entry for ’1981 Brixton riot’)

    I don’t believe anyone is arguing that rioting is a good thing (well, I suppose technically The Clash did, but I imagine even the late Joe Strummer would be turning in his grave if he knew what was happening in his home town), and no one is suggesting that wanton acts of criminality be allowed to go unchecked (or indeed, unpunished). But to conflate the criminal and opportunistic pillaging and looting of stores under cover of the chaos of the riots, with the actual cause of the riots themselves, is to ignore what Lord Scarman referred to as the “complex political, social and economic factors” [that had] created a “disposition towards violent protest”.” (again, from the Wikipedia entry for ’1981 Brixton riot’).

  2. August 12, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    With all due respect, one has to be completely delusional to think that closure of a community youth center would lead to the kind of violence and criminality seen in London. It’s about time to stop portraying criminals as victims. Do you seriously think that these feral, violent thugs, raised in broken families with no moral values and no boundaries, who barely even bother to attend school classes, have ever used youth centers? I’d bet you a good part of the looters and arsonists have, despite their young age, already had a long criminal career.

    This huge, degenerate underclass is the product of the craddle-to-grave welfare state that has destroyed families and traditional morality, encouraged illegitimacy and created lifelong dependency on the state (and hence generations of useless, lazy, immoral and criminal people). The more free, taxpayer-provided goodies they’ve been getting over their worthless lives, the more they feel entitled to. Nevertheless, that doesn’t excuse these individuals’ actions. They should be brought to justice, locked up, and have the keys thrown away. But of course none of that will happen, because our rotten society continues to excuse all evil behavior and teach the scum that such behavior has no consequences and is in fact rewarded. And so we will continue getting much more of it.

    The excuse of police hostility to minorities is equally pathetic. Far from discrimination, minorities of all sorts have been protected and enjoyed special status for decades.
    Only in the delusional politically correct society we live in could people object to stop-and-search (as well as incarceration rates etc) being proportionate to the crime rates in various ‘communities’. Here’s a link to US statistics (but the data is similar in every other country too, UK including): Undoubtedly you will call the statistic data (i.e. facts) ‘racist’ too.
    As a wise man once said, liberalism is defense of the individual against reality. Yet sooner or later reality will bite you, regardless of how hard you try to ignore it.

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