We are now starting to see political point scoring. The leftists are predictably blaming deprivation, social exclusion, police racism and government cuts. The rightists are blaming pure criminality, underclass culture and 15 years of socialist government under Labour. The far right is highlighting the racial elements and the fact most of the London rioters were black, whilst some minority communities are also emphasising race, but they argue the rioting by black youths is frustration and resentment towards the police and society.
It seems form the Blackberry message quoted on the Guardian, that race certainly played a part in the London riots. Messages in Jamaican pidgin called for “colour war”.
“Everyone from all sides of London meet up at the heart of London (central) OXFORD CIRCUS!!, Bare SHOPS are gonna get smashed up so come get some (free stuff!!!) fuck the feds we will send them back with OUR riot! >:O Dead the ends and colour war for now so if you see a brother… SALUT! if you see a fed… SHOOT!
I am not convinced. The reason that most of the rioters were black in the first few days were that the trouble was in overwhelmingly black areas. As trouble spread, we saw that all races were involved.
My opinion is that our society that has created a violent and restive underclass. These hooligans – at least as I have seen them in London up close – are arrogant, hedonistic, mocking, violent, criminal, disrespectful, and nihilistic.
Add to that a sense of grievance that for many is a justification for their criminality and aggression.
There is no basis for their grievances. The black rioters probably have the most justification, but even their anger is mostly unwarranted and aggravated by media and social services that fuel their alienation by insisting they are victims when the are not. You black people are brought up when it is an unchallenged “fact” that the police are racist, society is racist, etc.
Kids do not know nor care that most blacks people are are killed by black people. Take a minute to look at the teenage murder victims in London. The vast majority are black. And all the black victims were killed by black people – often violent gangs who beta and stabbed them to death. The same gangs now cavorting through the streets rioting.
Katharine Birbalsingh a teacher in inner city London, recounts this story:
At school I remember watching a presentation given to the kids by Trident, the Metropolitan Police Service unit set up to investigate and inform communities of gun crime in London’s black community. I didn’t know what Trident was then, and it struck me that all of the photos of people shot (the idea was to scare the kids) were black. So at the end, I approached one of the policemen and asked him what percentage of those involved in gun crime were black. I kid you not, but my question made this thirty-something white man who was, after all, trained to deal with the black community and its issues, turn pink.
He explained that about 80 per cent of gun crime took place in the black community. I smiled uncomfortably. But no, he said, it was worse than that. Then he told me that 80 per cent was black on black gun crime, and that of the remaining 20 per cent about 75 per cent involved at least one black person: black shooting white, or white shooting black. I pushed to know more. While he kept saying his stats were crude and he didn’t have scientific numbers, on the whole the whites who were involved in these shootings tended to be from Eastern Europe.
Most victims of gun crime are black. Every gun criminal arrested saves black lives. Operation Trident – the taskforce that shot and killed Duggan – saves black lives. But these facts are irrelevant, because all that counts are what people believe, and thanks to being indoctrinated by a Politically Correct establishment, they believe the police are out to kill them and whites are all racists.
Perception and reality are divorced. Some rioters may think they are justified but they’re not. And anyway, in their own words, it’s class war and pure police hated .The rioters claim noble motives, but we are not seeing ideological rioting, we are seeing a restive underclass flex its muscles, a hapless police force struggle to contain them, and a public slowly realising that they have made monsters – and the monsters rule the streets.