"Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters"

By the Left Coast Rebel

The above is a shocking and harrowing headline from the U.K.'s Daily Mail regarding the recent looting/rioting/societal breakdown in London.

Is this the future of America?

Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass. They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped.

They are illiterate and innumerate, beyond maybe some dexterity with computer games and BlackBerries.

They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems appropriate to young people bereft of the discipline that might make them employable; of the conscience that distinguishes between right and wrong.

They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others.

Their behaviour on the streets resembled that of the polar bear which attacked a Norwegian tourist camp last week. They were doing what came naturally and, unlike the bear, no one even shot them for it.

There's tons more at the link. I noted that the writer references the youth as "wild beasts" and "feral children." The shocking and horrifying thing for me is that I have witnessed the precise same things of youth in coastal southern California. They have aimless, lifeless existences and have been silver-spoon-fed the liberal entitlement-mentality worldview. They come from broken, often wealthy (at least regarding spending and living) families. Parents aren't home and they are left to various daily unsundries; drinking, skating, smoking, smoking weed and who-knows-what-else behind closed doors.

I think of one young man in particular, who once lived near me, when I think of youth like this. I would like to write more about him (in an anonymous manner) in the future.

The author of the Daily Mail piece gets one thing dead wrong, though: He posits "education" as the tonic to rid the U.K. of the feral, listless liberal youth problem.

That may help, but it won't work. The only thing to cure people like this -- and especially while they are young enough to spring back -- is the tough love approach of cutting them off the opiate government teat.

Via Memeorandum.


  1. I agree about the education part. All educating these thugs will do is make them an educated thug. Given that education teaches that socialism is virtuous while capitalism is evil, I wonder how it would change anything about their character? I suspect it wouldn't change a thing.

  2. Right, exactly right. Tough love is the only thing that teaches youth this far gone.

  3. The curtain started coming down on tough love during my grandparents generation, dropping further during my parents, and now nearing the floor during my generation.

    Perhaps it's because each generation of parents were able, for the most part to give their children a better life. To the degree many grew to feel they were "entitled."

    And now, in the UK we are seeing what is most likely to be this nation's future. The near future.

    When rational thought is replaced by irrationality and the belief one is entitled to succeed, simply because they exit the results are the UK's current reality.

    The UK, and certainly the US, as well as other western countries are like alcoholics. They must first hit lock bottom before they will seek the treatment needed to arrest their ills.

    The problem you discuss here Tim is very complex. And the solutions are going to be very difficult.

    Very difficult indeed.


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