||[Aug. 28th, 2011|06:44 pm]
The world has officially gone insane. |
The country which I have chosen to call my home for the last 26 years has suddenly become a dynamically unstable place to be. This is a weighty statement coming from a girl who grew up in Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles.
The rioting and looting scares me for one reason, and one reason only. There is no real political intention behind it. This summer, our teenage population simply got bored and decided to wreak havoc on a national scale. What does this say about the nation as a whole?
Our kids have no respect for themselves, no respect for authority, and no fear of consequences. They are selfish must-haves who believe that they are entitled to take from this world without giving back.
I've watched socialists talk on the television, attempting to justify the looting by stating that the youth are living in abject poverty with no prospects and no ability to be upwardly mobile. It is,frankly, horseshit. Go to Rwanda, Somalia, Ethiopia, and you will see abject poverty. You will see people dying of thirst and starvation because they have nothing.
No one in this country lives in true poverty. They may live on the breadline, but as long as the government keep handing out £65 per week to each unemployed individual, and as long as we have a temperate climate, clean water on tap, supermarkets selling cheap and readily obtainable foods; we will NEVER know what poverty is.
People living in poverty would not steal designer footwear, electrical goods, hair weaves, and whatever else. People living in poverty would steal food, water.