Thursday, August 11, 2011
Thinking about bleak Britain
We are appalled to see on our TV screens the violence in London and other cities in England and just wonder why groups of quite young people are acting so outrageously. Today's Melbourne Age newspaper letters to the editor and the cartoons all seem to point in one direction - that is of the situation of theft by the powerful banks and the large companies - when compared with the sudden outbreaks of theft by British youth who are often underprivileged - though not always. Somehow their dreams of a good life have been shattered and a simple trigger started the burning and destruction that has hurt many decent people in their ocmmunities. So what are the causes of this? Sending these young people to gaol certainly does not solve the underlying problems.
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