Friday, November 12, 2010

London is a riot

Life in Europe is just looking more and more scary. Carolyn Moynihan of MercatorNet discusses the latest riot over 'austerity measures' in London. The chickens of the welfare state are coming home to roost. Or smash and burn, as the case may be.

...there is something quite sickening about the petulance and fury of well-off people faced with losing some of their privileges when you consider that, not only has most of humanity never had such comforts, but that right now millions of people in under-developed countries don’t even have a roof over their heads. [...]
How, in the face of so much human need and suffering, can we spoilt children of the West complain about a little hardship -- assuming that is what the current wave of changes will actually bring about? Shouldn’t we be ashamed of our tantrums and reckless disregard for the rights and dignity of others that increasingly accompanies them?

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