Thursday, May 13, 2010

From 'Hosanna!' to 'Crucify Him!' - New Record Established

I don't know. Only a few days ago the concept of the 'progressive majority' was cheering up white liberals the length and breadth of wherever it is they come from.

Now it's the Con-Dem-Nation and some foolish people are looking forward to blood on the streets.

"You can't stop the cities. You can't stop the internet fracturing everything that was solid and safe about the priggish culture that made you. You can't stop the riot that's brewing..."

As well as betraying a complete ignorance of the Cameronian culture, derived more from hedonism and late-80s raves (that scene being the one which saw the rise of the 'no ugly' door policy and the VIP area) than God, Flag and Country, her adolescent rant (remember when 23 was considered grown-up ? It was about 1958, I think) betrays an ignorance of the riot. A full-on riot isn't generally a very nice thing. People get burned to death in their post offices, or stabbed on the street. In Brixton in 1981 a woman was raped in her house and a photographer killed for his gear. A lot of people get robbed or have their property destroyed and are made homeless.

The last major UK riots saw a serious attempt at mass racist murder. Abroad such attempts are often successful. Ms Red really should be more careful what she wishes for.

UPDATE - here's someone else who should really know better - but at least he doesn't actually seem to be looking forward to them.