Tuesday, October 19, 2010

140 And Out

Reading this story reminded me of this.

Obviously, this guy's writing in a US context, and I'm not sure that these people are as sympathetic a pair of characters as he thinks they are, but the wider point is certainly true:
TV has given us the illusion that anarchy is people rioting in the streets, smashing car windows and looting every store in sight. But there’s also the polite, quiet, far deadlier anarchy of the core citizenry—the upright citizenry—throwing in the towel and deciding it’s just not worth it anymore.

1 comment:

North Northwester said...

Those RAF roundels are starting to look exclusively like bulls eyes for someone's target-practise, aren't they?
"Brits out of everywhere" (including, one suspects, the centres of most large British cities) will leave the rulers of these islands with a large and conveniently locally garrisoned militia with which to deal with the racism or other forms of astroturf "middle-class" rebellion, for which The Colleagues in France right now might envy HMG.

Any chance of renaming the UK "Jutland West," do you think?