Friday, 12 August 2011

a variety of opinions on the riots..

It is so very sad and distressing to have heard about the rioting in big cities over Britain...some have been so very effected and there are some very strong opinions about the riots and those rioting but not a lot about the causes and how we might look at how things could change to prevent this escalating as it is likley to happen again. 'BBC three live' have had a great program enabling people to express there various opinions on the riots ...its 'young people's question time' I'm soo pleased to be hearing these sorts of debates about all the issues that underpin young people feeling so disenfranchised from society at large... it is such a massive societal issue....and a lot more complex than the politicians try to promote...there are some amazing young people... a good point was made about the out of proportion punishment some of the rioters are getting in relation to the 'non real' consequences the government have actioned against the banks and there own politicians who's 'criminal actions' have stolen billions of pounds from all of us.. The politicians need to listen instead of rushing into all these changes... there needs to be more listening full stop! one young person who has never been in trouble before was given a prison sentence for stealing 3 bottles of water costing around £3.30...lets face it he is a statistic now and his record is marked for life!I am not excusing the behaviour but perhaps the legal system is creating an even greater problem for the future having punished him in this way.. If I can get a clip of this show i will it's was passionate ...Nobody was excusing the behaviour but some were trying to understand it...and when you look at why it has happenned you realise this has been building up for sometime.. I've been feeling sooo angry recently about work issues we are all feeling it...but at least i am able to earn a living (i might be burning out with the amount of work there is but hey i've got to take control of that!) someone on the show mentioned 'economic slavery' and 'no sense of belonging to community' and the problems the 'societal culture of materialism' has resulted in...
Stop giving 'excuses' David Cameron look at the 'causes' LISTEN...TO PEOPLE...I tried to have my say in the lobby to stop nhs cuts but you just know this governemnt do not have the capacity to care they've been raised in very privileged families and educated with the elite at Eton for goodness sake they cannot possibly know about how it is to be a part of a disparate underclass (other than a distant perspective they might have studied in a social policy degree!)and lets face it they have been raised to think that they are better than most people anyway and their 'party' exists on this belief that some have to be very poor and some should be very rich......things have to change or there are going to be massive consequences..

Sidney Sheldon has some interesting things to share on you tube but it isn't possible to link to his clip (UK Riots 2011- Sheldon Thomas (Target Against Gangs) -- Gavin McKenna (Ex-Gang Member))

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