InterestingÂ case studiesÂ emerge from the London riots:
Among the accused was, for instance, Laura Johnson, the 19-year-old daughter of a successful company director. She lives in a detached converted farmhouse in Orpington, Kent, with extensive grounds and a tennis court.
She is an English and Italian undergraduate at Exeter, favourite of the Boden-wearing classes. Before that, she attended St Olave’s Grammar, the fourth-best state school in the country, and its sister school, Newstead Wood …
At St Olave’s, she studied A-levels in French, English literature, geography and classical civilisation. Yesterday, at Highbury, she was accused of something slightly less civilised â€“ looting the Charlton Curry’s superstore of electrical goods worth Â£5,000.
She’s one of Bruce Haigh’sÂ “hugely disadvantaged”Â justice-seekers.
- Andrew Gilligan finds that some London looters joining the mayhem live in homes with tennis courts:Â Â (Slumming itÂ Andrew Bolt)
Yet others there warn of race riots:
(UK) When SkyNews went down the streets asking shopkeepers what had happened, one of their reporters berates a shop owner for using the word black. In fact, so ingrained is this fear of being seen as a racist, she asks him:Â “Are you sure they were black?”
One witness said four carloads of young African-Caribbeans had cruised down Dudley Road and suggested there had been no doubt what they were planning to loot.
- ‘We’ll Hunt Down these Black Men, Cut Off Their Heads and Feed Them to Our Dogs’…Â (TROP)
- Jihadi Sites Capitalize on London Riots…
Â (London) Today in London, the first court cases regarding the riots have taken place. And for all the hype over how social inequality is the primary reason why black youths have been rioting, the social status of the idiots in the dock tells a totally different story.
Pointy-Headed British Liberals Side With the RiotersÂ (Moonbattery)
Only one type could sink to a level lower than the Dole-bred underclass that has been looting and burning the UK: the liberal deep thinkers who created it.Â David Thompsonreports from Britain:
[W]hile Mothercare burned to the ground and female fire-fighters were dragged from theirÂ vehiclesÂ andÂ punched insensible, a number of leftist anti-cuts groups announced their “solidarity” with the thugs, thieves and predators. “London,” we learn, “is the world’s biggest Black Bloc.” While student “activist,” chronic liar andÂ IndependentÂ bloggerÂ Jody McIntyrewas busy using his new media profile toÂ urge further rioting and arson. No doubt theÂ Indie, theÂ GuardianÂ and theÂ New StatesmanÂ will be swollen with pride at the doings of their latest protÃ©gÃ©. But remember, people. As theÂ Guardian’s Priyamvada Gopal told us recently, setting fire to occupied buildings â€”Â resulting in thisÂ â€”Â isn’t “real” violence. Not when compared to “hypocritical language.” …
Outside of the delinquent left, it’s hard to see gangs of predatory vermin â€” robbing passers-by, setting people’s homes on fire andÂ assaulting the people trying to put those fires outÂ â€” as particularly sympathetic or deserving of indulgence. …
Nevertheless, readers may have noticed just how readily and persistently many of our leftist commentators have tried to hammer their default narrative onto events, regardless of the fit. Our glorious state broadcaster spent three days referring to muggers and arsonists as “protestors,” until finally embarrassed out of doing so. I heard one reporter asking a besieged resident, “Is this about the cuts?Â It’s about the cuts, isn’t it?” When the resident disagreed, the disappointment was audible. Those actually doing the thieving offered more revealing explanations. As one pair of female looters put it while drinking stolen wine: “Chucking bottles, breaking into stuff, it was madness… good though.Â Good fun. Free alcohol.” Obligingly, with prompting, the duoÂ addedÂ a political dimension, of a sort: “It’s the government’s fault. I dunno… the Conservatives…Â yeah, whatever, whoever it is.Â We’re showing the police we can do what we want.”
In theÂ Guardian, the comical Nina Power â€”Â yes, herÂ â€” once again wheeled out her rickety Marxist boilerplate. For our academic radical, the causes of the riots are “clear.” And theyÂ just happen to correspondwith her own doctrinaire outlook. And so, eagerly, she casts the muggers, thieves and arsonists as the “dispossessed” fighting against “entitlement” and therefore deserving of our “understanding,” which in her case means projection, excuses and flattery. Yet these “dispossessed” souls seemed for the most partÂ quite well kitted out and intent on possessing more. Say, byÂ beating up pensioners, punching women andÂ robbing children of their clothes.
Liberalism is a criminal ideology, built upon theft and coercion. Consequently, no crime is too appalling for the shapers of liberal thought to excuse, as the New York Times proved by whitewashing Stalin’s genocide, for which it received a Pulitzer Prize that to this day it won’t return.
The greedy scum on the streets of Britain are a dream come true for the leftist chattering class. Only when civilization has been completely torn down can the nightmare of progressive absolutism be established.