Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Anarchy in the UK"

I do not habitually read the Daily Mail and I tend to disagree with newspaper's postion on many issues. But in today's edition there is a article by Max Hastings which I wish to share. The link is here.

However, I would hesitate to subscribe to the causality he suggests. I am not sure if blame for the deplorable situation can be ascribed to 'years of liberal dogma' but apart from that I fear his description of a young underclass is accurate.

"Years of liberal dogma have spawned a generation of amoral, uneducated, welfare dependent, brutalised youngsters. They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others.

The depressing truth is that at the bottom of our society is a layer of young people with no skills, education, values or aspirations. They do not have what most of us would call ‘lives’: they simply exist. They have their being only in video games and street-fights, casual drug use and crime, sometimes petty, sometimes serious. The notions of doing a nine-to-five job, marrying and sticking with a wife and kids, taking up DIY or learning to read properly, are beyond their imaginations."

Anarchy in the UK was released by the Sex Pistols in 1976.

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