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.