On the England Riots

The riots in England I find a wonderful example of what happens when you disable the law abiding from protecting themselves and their property.  This ultimately results in people realizing that it is safer and more profitable to steal, rob, commit violence, and be generally disruptive to society than it is to be productive.  Evidently I am by no means the only one with this idea and thankfully one of them is in England.

‘The problem,’ said Bill Pitt, the former head of Manchester’s Nuisance Strategy Unit, ‘is that the law appears to be there to protect the rights of the perpetrator, and does not support the victim.’

Police regularly arrest householders who are deemed to have taken ‘disproportionate’ action to protect themselves and their property from burglars or intruders. The message goes out that criminals have little to fear from ‘the feds’.

This is by no means new, the gun culture has been screaming that is one of the major problems with Britain for a long time.  Just look at the problem with dealing with someone squatting on your property in Britain.  What is most interesting though is some of the root cause analysis into the riots.

Having repeatedly and vainly asked a 15-year-old to stop using obscene language, she said: ‘Fred, if you use language like that again, I’ll give you a cross.’

He replied: ‘Give me an effing cross, then!’ Eventually, she said: ‘Fred, you have three crosses now. You must miss your next break.’

He answered: ‘I’m not missing my break, I’m going for an effing fag!’ When she appealed to her manager, he said: ‘Well, the boy’s got a lot going on at home at  the moment. Don’t be too hard  on him.’

It’s called discipline and todays youth has absolutely none of it.  Not only do they not have discipline though, one of the most important tools for learning has been neutered by parents shielding their children from it: Consequences.  Consequences help establish positive and negative relationships with decisions.  It teaches you how to evaluate a decision and deal with the resulting consequences.

My dad whooped my ass more than a few times and looking back on it I deserved it.  Not only did I deserve it, it taught me discipline, self control, and that my actions have consequences.  These kids have no sense of honor or pride and the perversion of the laws in Britain has provided them a safety net that protects them from their victims.

Go read the whole article, it is highly worth a read and goes into detail of exactly how the British society has brewed the atmosphere that has allowed this to happen.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.
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