Well, little spot of trouble in London of late, huh?
It’s incredible to sit back and watch this hell unfold, the country is literally tearing itself to pieces.
And who is to blame?
Tricky one that, no?
The root cause of the unrest, the dissillusionment that a large proportion of people in this country feel, is down to the government.
Does this mean that the government is to blame for the damage and suffering which we have seen?
No, of course not, the blame for that lies at the feet of those who committed the crimes.
I’m not one hundred percent certain where I stand on this issue, I don’t care for the way the previous government left the country, I don’t agree with the coalition’s so-called efforts to take us forward.
Does that mean that I condone rioting, arson, looting and violence?
No, unless we’re talking about a McFly concert.
It’s clearly a huge and complex issue and one that has been and will continue to be blogged about by better than me.
The reason I am assaulting your eyes, once again, with my ranty goodness, is because of Facebook.
Ok, not just Facebook, Twitter is doing it too, but Facebook really kicked things off.
What’s the problem?
Ignorance, prejudice, racism and moronic, knee-jerk idiocy.
Let’s run down a few of my favourites:
1) “IT’S ALL BLACK BUGGERS!”
For the sake of my sanity, I had to evacuate Facebook today.
Racism was the largest cause of my near meltdown.
Look folks, London has a racially diverse population, there’s every possibility that you saw an awful lot of black folk amongst the riots.
Along with the white guys, of course.
Even if every damn rioter WAS black, it’s still absolutely arse all to do with race.
Perhaps I have a simplistic view of the world, but in my eyes an asshole is an asshole, I don’t care what colour it is.
2) “JUST SHOOT ‘EM ALL”
Bravo, you complete tools.
“There’s so much violence and suffering, what ever shall we do?!”
“SHOTGUN ROUNDS TO THE FACE FOR THE NEXT PERSON THAT MOVES! THAT’LL SORT IT!”
What the expletive?
You can not seriously be calling for state sanctioned murder, despite having next to no faith in mankind, I had hoped that people were better than THIS, at least.
We have a judicial system for a reason, it may be a little broken, but it’s there and it must be used.
The rioters are wrong, what they are doing is wrong, but even I don’t believe that they should be gunned down in the streets for their crimes and this is coming from a man who believes that Justin Bieber should be tried for crimes against humanity after that Shawty Lover balls that he churned out.
3) “BNP HAVE GOT THE RIGHT BLOODY IDEA”
This is never a sentence I want to see.
The BNP have never had and will never have the right idea about anything. ANYTHING.
They are claiming that the riots are due to immigration, we’ve apparently shipped in plenty angry foreigners.
I…no. There are no words to describe the stupidity of this statement.
And this is the BNP, for the love of Floaty Beard, they blame immigration for EVERYTHING.
“Did you take the rubbish out?”
“No, missed the collection”
“Bloody immigrants that is”
“Here, you seen my lighter?”
“Nah mate, probably stolen by immigrants”
“My stomach hurts”
“Foreign food that, bloody immigrants”
“Bloody immigrants” should be their campaign slogan, why sugar coat their hateful, venomous, ridiculous message?
If anyone needs to be loaded onto a plane and ejected from this country, it’s every worthless, racist BNP member.
If said plane can drop them into the centre of an active volcano, all the better.
That was hyperbole, of course, because as I said earlier we can’t resort to violence to solve our problems, if you’re planning on being a smartass, you’ve just been shot down.
Not shot, of course…ah balls to it.
I don’t know how the country is going to recover from all this, but having Nick Griffin wandering the streets with an M16 is not the answer, is it?