Friday, December 10, 2010
London Punks' Pique
Riots ravaged London with Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, actually having his vehicle attacked, and he and his bride being under physical threat from a mob evocative of the one that stormed the Bastille awhile back across the Channel. These street thugs were not starving subjects rebelling against the hanging of one of their own for poaching a royal hart. These were college youth angry at having to pay for a greater portion of the education that they are receiving. This anarchy rocking England to her core is emanating from privileged young people utterly spoiled by their own overweening sense of entitlement. Can you fathom how powerful the United Kingdom would be today if this kind of zeal was exhibited after the 7/7 outrage with equal numbers of patriotic youth rushing to recruiting offices to join Her Majesty's Forces? This fervor properly directed could strengthen Britain but as it is being exhibited now may be that nation's undoing.