And Meanwhile…

Our favourite former NHS psychiatrist tells us why there is no moral equivalence between the actions of rioters in the recent civil unrest and ‘pre-2008 bankers’:

http://www.city-journal.org/2011/eon0815td.html

There is another significant difference: no one in his right mind would use the actions of the ‘pre-2008’ bankers as a basis upon which to denounce an entire generation.

A la:

‘They have somehow managed not to notice what has long been apparent to anyone who has taken a short walk with his eyes open down any frequented British street: that a considerable proportion of the country’s young population (a proportion that is declining) is ugly, aggressive, vicious, badly educated, uncouth and criminally inclined.

Unfortunately, while it is totally lacking in self-respect, it is full of self-esteem: that is to say, it believes itself entitled to a high standard of living, and other things, without any effort on its own part.’

http://tinyurl.com/3o5votp

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9 Responses to “And Meanwhile…”

  1. Hydra Says:

    😦

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  2. warriet Says:

    (wonders how much he-must-not-be-named is paid to so opine or is he just trying to jump n the current bandwagon in order to get his name back into the reimbursable limelight?)

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  3. Hydra Says:

    Reeling between weeping, anger, and disbelief. Who really did SEE what happened last week? Never mind carry on as usual, sleepmongers!

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  4. Louise Says:

    I wonder what percentage of this country’s young people took part in the rioting? Not enough to draw any meaningful conclusion about the morals of a whole generation.

    Are the rioters a representative sample? I would argue that they are not.

    And I love the way he managed to bring Amy Winehouse into it. Can anyone say ‘non sequitur’?

    Oh, and He Who Shall Not Be Named is having a field day (or week, or month or year). It’s the kind of thing he feeds off.

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  6. vimax Says:

    Just where do these trolling bloggers get this stuff?
    xyxytodwhy.2011

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  7. hotshot bald cop Says:

    Right on my man!

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  8. Berkeley Says:

    It’s the poor wot gets the blame.

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  9. Alan Pilkenton Says:

    You my buddy are a genius

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