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Re: London - oh seriously. You never saw it coming? You are just so surprised that there's all this stuff that's been lying there waiting to explode? Please. Also, social and political context. Fucking pay some attention to it already. If people are doing OK they generally don't feel the need to set fire to things en mass. Seriously. Yeah, it's terrible that this is happening, but on balance I'm most angry at the government. What the hell are you guys doing, pushing the country to a place where this seems like a good idea to so many people?

(& as ever when Stuff Happens, facebook generates a terrible grumpy headache just for me! And I wonder yet again why I keep checking it.)

Date: 2011-08-09 12:16 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] foxfinial
This, pretty much. Although I do think there's a large element of "yeah let's nick some tellies! fire is pretty!", there's a context that is going to be dismissed because condemning looting is easier than also addressing why this kicked off.

Date: 2011-08-09 01:26 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] foxfinial
Yeah. People having so much fun sticking it to the man don't all spring fully formed from the pavement one evening.

Date: 2011-08-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pulchritude
What's really pissing me off is the amount of classism I've been seeing on twitter. Ugh.

Date: 2011-08-09 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, this isn't coming out of nowhere. Now, whether or not anything will be done about it..

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