Early August has seen unprecedented rioting in the UK, first in London and then spreading to other parts such as Birmingham and Manchester. But this was rioting and looting with a difference; a big difference. Yes, it might have been started by the police shooting of a drug dealer in Tottenham, but the rioters in other parts of England had no concern for that particular situation.
Now that the carnage and anarchy has subsided, the real questions are being asked.
Note the following. This rioting was not restricted to any one class or ethnic group. The English press are reporting that the daughter of a millionaire has been arrested for rioting and looting as has an 18-year old young woman who has been chosen as an Olympic ambassador.
What does one speculate? There are deep cracks in the English society from the top to the very bottom. The UK Prime Minister David Cameron called it a sick society. He’s right.
And let’s not kid ourselves that it won’t happen here, because it will.
And what’s the remedy for a “sick’ society?
And the News Report from “Today Tonight” on Wednesday 10th August; see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ3FCts6CE4