Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Display:
What has been fuelling all this is not poverty, as has so predictably been claimed, but moral collapse.

Hah...it goes together you clueless woman.
Narrative "I am poor but honest" has been made for poor parents to keep their children in same order and out of trouble. Anyway, where poor people have a chance to loot but on the streets as opposed to those rich who has so many channels and lawful opportunities to rob and still be considered honest people.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 12:45:31 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Of course these parents know their children are out on the streets. Of course they see them staggering back with what they have looted. But either they are too drunk or drugged or otherwise out of it to care, or else they are helping themselves to the proceeds, too.

As David Cameron observed yesterday, there are clearly pockets of society that are not just broken, but sick.
Melanie Phillips said every problem was instituted or exacerbated by the Labour government under Tony Blair

Melanie Phillips said every problem was instituted or exacerbated by the Labour government under Tony Blair

The causes of this sickness are many and complex. But three things can be said with certainty: every one of them is the fault of the liberal intelligentsia; every one of them was instituted or exacerbated by the Labour government; and at the very heart of these problems lies the breakdown of the family.
 

Oh shut up! Breakdown of the family has happened in western society but under ALL governments...left and right. There is much more to uncover on this issue then simple left / right ideologies of governing class.
If there is left at all for decades...

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein

by vbo on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 01:03:36 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Good comment on her text


"For most of these children come from lone-mother households." Good old Mel and her crystal ball. The fact is (remember facts? you see them occasionally in an actual newspaper, of which this is not one) that neither you nor I nor anyone at this point has the full facts about what has happened, never mind the kinship situations of those involved. This is so much right-wing frothing at the mouth. What strikes me as most remarkable is that bankers can loot the global economy with utter impunity, but when anyone else steals, it's a crime. Why should these people think any differently?


Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Fri Aug 12th, 2011 at 01:49:07 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Display:

Occasional Series