On the London riots, I read this comment over at UR:
Something else the mainstream media is not reporting:
the guy that was shot was a member of the Tottenham Man Dem gang (he may even have been one of the core members). The individuals that started the riots, and continued the majority of them, were from that gang, and other affiliated street gangs. The left are playing this as “poor revolutionary underclass” angle, when it is really urban street gangs acting with impunity.
It’s classic anarcho-tyranny in action.
I am reminded of a 2007 article by Mark Steyn called “Bold as Brass” which described thieves’ stealing brass fixtures right off people’s doors, manhole covers, and even the lead off the rooftop of the courthouse:
Britain’s metal crime is a poignant image of social disintegration: The very infrastructure of society – the manhole covers, the pipes, the cables on the transportation system, the fittings of the courthouse – is being cannibalized and melted down. When there’s no longer a sufficiently strong moral consensus and when the state actively disapproves of a self-reliant citizenry, what’s left is the law. And law detached from any other social pillars is not enough, and never can be.