By Doug Book, staff writer
In 1997, the British government confiscated handguns from the people of Britain. Thanks to mandatory gun registration, owners had little choice but to capitulate, as those who failed to turn in their weapons voluntarily would be easy to hunt down and easy to imprison.
And now these same law abiding British citizens–for it is always the law abiding whose rights and property government seems most eager to steal–these same people have been left defenseless, watching helplessly as their property and livelihoods are being stolen, just as their weapons had been years earlier, by a criminal class only marginally different from that which robbed them of their ability to fight back.
And who are the rioters? Though most have been Blacks, using the shooting death of gangbanger and drug dealer Mark Duggan as an excuse for looting and mayhem, some previously law abiding Brits have joined in, according to a London cop. “I saw teaching assistants, caretakers-people with good educations and good jobs…” blogs the bobby anonymously. “They watched the looters and thought: ‘I’ll have a bit of that too’.”
All in all, the rioters and looters are products of the British welfare state, the most profound example of the economic and societal plague of liberalism in the western hemisphere.
And whether a professional or newly minted criminal, all have been armed with a “what the hell” mentality brought on by generations of hearing that right and wrong are purely subjective notions.
They’ve been told that some have “too much.” And people are just not entitled to too much, for that means there will not be enough for the rest of us! So now they consider it quite just to help themselves to that “fair share” they’ve heard so much about.
As usual, the liberal media are eager to provide excuses for their behavior, suggesting that criminal activity can be attributed to “…the failure over the past 30 years by the government to create stable employment for the underclass.”
We are supposed to understand and lament the rage, despair and hopelessness of the “have nots.”
Of course, it is the rage of those who complain of being poor, yet have never worked at a job. It’s the despair of those who lack opportunity, yet never completed their government funded schooling.
And it is the hopelessness of people who believe the state, which assigns their “victim class” status, prevents their success yet should simultaneously guarantee their happiness.
And now the United States has a president working to duplicate the debacle of London’s multicultural, welfare mentality.
And in so doing, rioting–already all the rage in Chicago, Philadelphia and other big, liberal-run cities–would surely spread in earnest to other parts of the nation.
Of course, participants might have a more difficult time than their counterparts in London, for the American people have not permitted themselves to be disarmed and turned into made-to-order victims of the left’s social engineering.
It is 150 years since Americans waged war against their countrymen. We might be forced to witness a repeat performance in the very near future.
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This day in history August 19
1934: Germans voted to make Adolf Hitler their Fuhrer.
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