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London: You’re ignited!

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Russell Brand findet im Guardian (wo sonst) die richtigen Worte für die Riots:

I remember Cameron saying „hug a hoodie“ but I haven’t seen him doing it. Why would he? Hoodies don’t vote, they’ve realised it’s pointless, that whoever gets elected will just be a different shade of the „we don’t give a toss about you“ party.

Politicians don’t represent the interests of people who don’t vote. They barely care about the people who do vote. They look after the corporations who get them elected. Cameron only spoke out against News International when it became evident to us, US, the people, not to him (like Rose West, „He must’ve known“) that the newspapers Murdoch controlled were happy to desecrate the dead in the pursuit of another exploitative, distracting story.

Why am I surprised that these young people behave destructively, „mindlessly“, motivated only by self-interest? How should we describe the actions of the city bankers who brought our economy to its knees in 2010? Altruistic? Mindful? Kind? But then again, they do wear suits, so they deserve to be bailed out, perhaps that’s why not one of them has been imprisoned. And they got away with a lot more than a few fucking pairs of trainers.

These young people have no sense of community because they haven’t been given one. They have no stake in society because Cameron’s mentor Margaret Thatcher told us there’s no such thing.

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  1. NFW
    12. August 2011, 15:49 | #1

    Charlie Brooker hat einen ganz witzigen Tweet zu den Plünderern gebracht:

    „Idea: broadcast footage of a well-stocked Footlocker window so dumbos reflexively kick in their brand new looted TVs trying to get the shoes“

    Es ist übrigens sehr interessant zu sehen, wie stark ausgeprägt der Klassenhass in GB ist. Zumindest, wenn man sich die Kommentare bei Guardian.co.uk , DT und co. unter den Artikeln so anschaut. Immer geht’s um Chavs, Hoodies etc. Die Wut ist einerseits verständlich, andererseits schon etwas beängstigend.

  2. Chris
  3. Chris
  1. 25. August 2011, 09:25 | #1