What the riots in England and the union debacle in Wisconsin have shown clear thinking people and perhaps a few who had been clouded is that the problem isn’t being poor, it is succumbing to the Seven Deadly Sins. What liberalism/socialism/Communism has wrought on the entire World is a serious problem that money and stuff won’t fix. You see 50+ years of “sharing the wealth” have indeed created societies of animals. When you no longer have to work to get your food, your housing, the clothes on your back, well you have no pride and ultimately no humanity. The saying “pride goeth before the fall” as all sayings, are born out of truth. What liberalism/socialism/leftism/progressivism (any ideology left of center) has brought to the World is a couple of generations of feral humans.
When you get up with nothing productive to do you will find something to do, it will seem exciting as you contemplate your devilish designs because nothing in your life is “thrilling” now. You will come up with more and more ludicrous things to do to create a sense of excitement to satiate your human need to “do something”. If The Definition Of Liberalism Is To Help One’s Fellow Man, Then Democrats Have Failed
Nonetheless, someone explained that these riotous Mancunian youth were growing up in “deprivation,” and the rioters themselves seemed disposed to agree. Like they say in “West Side Story,” “I’m depraved on account of I’m deprived.” We’ve so accepted the correlation that we don’t even notice that they’re no longer deprived, but they are significantly more depraved.
In fact, these feral youth live better than 90 percent of the population of the planet. They certainly live better than their fellow youths halfway around the world who go to work each day in factories across China and India to make the cool electronic toys young Westerners expect to enjoy as their birthright. In Britain, as in America and Europe, the young take it for granted that this agreeable division of responsibilities is as permanent a feature of life as the earth and sky: Rajiv and Suresh in Bangalore make the state-of-the-art gizmo, Kevin and Ron in Birmingham get to play with it. That’s just the way it is. And, because that’s the way it is, Kevin and Ron and the welfare state that attends their every need assume ’twill always be so.
To justify their looting, the looters appealed to the conventional desperation-of-deprivation narrative: They’d “do anything to get more money.” Anything, that is, except get up in the morning, put on a clean shirt and go off to do a day’s work. That concept is all but unknown to the homes in which these guys were raised. Indeed, “Newsnight” immediately followed the riot discussion with a report on immigration to Britain from Eastern Europe. Any tourist in London quickly accepts that, unless he hails a cab or gets mugged, he will never be served by a native Londoner: Polish baristas, Balkan waitresses, but, until the mob shows up to torch his hotel, not a lot of Cockneys. A genial Member of Parliament argued that the real issue underlying the riots is “education and jobs,” but large numbers of employers seem to have concluded that, if you’ve got a job to offer, the best person to give it to is someone with the least exposure to a British education.
There is no doubt as I get older that Conservatism will be the savior of the World as evidence of Socialism/Communism/Statism continues to pour in, and shows those ideologies to be failures.