Saturday, August 13, 2011

This other Eden, demi-paradise

Rex Murphy's take on the riots in England from today's National Post:

"The parade of violence, mayhem, callousness, petty greed and ignorant arrogance that has torn through the "other Eden" and roiled the "happy breed of men" is really quite beyond any ready or rational comparison. Some demi-Paradise - where people leap out of buildings deliberately set on fire by the yobs and chavs (Brit terms for thugs and gangsters), where the oppressed wander in and out of street shops to liberate their merchandise, terrify the staff and smash everything they cannot steal."

You can read the rest of his column here


Wisewebwoman said...

Ahem and Harrumph!
And even old Rex doesn't mention that exact same behaviour perpetrated by Wall Street and the Wanker Gansta Bankers and instead of being arrested and thrown in to jail they get government (read tax payer) handouts.
Something wildly crazy in this corrupt old world of ours.

Government Funded Blogger said...

Hmm the videos of the rioters that I saw on tv didn't seem to have any Wall Street types killing people and looting stores but maybe they like to dress up like gang bangers and have fun too.

ViewPoint2010 said...

WWW, at risk of being accused of being a relativist, I have to differ. We need to stop looking for ways to lessen the actions of the yobs & chavs.

ViewPoint2010 said...

GFB, d'accord.