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Bad times in London

I'm not going to drop links, you can find them easily enough. The areas where it started? They're the areas I lived in, when we lived in London back in the day.

All I have to say is, for me, this is the inevitable response of an entire class of people when the Invisible Hand has been holding their heads down the toilet for decades.

Maybe Marx wasn't so wrong about the dialectic. Class war seems a reasonable response.

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And not just London although my old home area of Ealing got a going over. There was minor trouble here last night too, but this is a barracks town and you've got to be pretty dim to want to tangle with the redcaps!
LOL - they wear red in our forces too, but we always called them the meatheads. :)
The No True Scottsman fallacies on the #riotcleanup tag are impressive. No wonder kids don't feel like they're part of the community; they have an internet full of people telling them they aren't.
And police to reinforce the message: stop-and-search isn't being used in tiny villages in Hampshire, or in largely white and upper- or middle-class areas. It's being used only against POC and members of the working class, another daily reminder that they're "other".