Coming Attractions

Posted: August 9, 2011 by veeshir in FAIL Britannia!

Some Brit rioting/looting links.

Main page from the Telegraph, it’s like a bunch of blog posts of the various lootings and riotings.

Pics from Teh Peepul. Shame about that Miata.

Mouse-over, before and after pics. Kind of cool. Kind of sad.

Tim Blair has a good quote from a WSJ article about some people protecting their neighborhoods

n some instances, skirmishes turned violent. “The police wanted to arrest one of my friends because he punched some of the guys,” said a waiter at the Somine restaurant. “We didn’t let them.”

 

Possibly the best quote I’ve heard coming out of Britain in years.

Nobody over there cares what the cops say or do anymore. Why should they? From over here it looks as if the police have no legitimacy. Too many instances to really care, but arresting people for protecting themselves over and over and over again while the hoodlums are let off with a warning, well, would you have any respect for those cops?

Now imagine they’re trying to arrest the people who tried to protect their neighborhood from a bunch of hoodlums who just wanted to see it burn.

“We didn’t let them”. Give those folks a knighthood.

Veeshir’s conception of the people trying to stop the rioters below the fold

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Comments
  1. DejahThoris says:

    I hate looters. They should be forced to work in chain gangs as prison labor until everything is repaired and replaced to the people they looted. Then forced to work on some civil works project (cleaning sewers, toxic waste disposal, etc.) to repay the state for their food and housing. I wonder if putting people in “stocks” violates the UN human rights convention.

    • veeshir says:

      I’m in favor of all prisoners being forced to work. Put them on islands with the waters patrolled. There are tons of atolls and whatnot in the Pacific nobody’s using.

      Each week pick up whatever goods they’re making and drop off food and gas for the generator. No goods? Well, it’s gonna get hungry and dark real quick.

      At least make them turn big rocks into little ones, maybe dig holes and then fill them.
      Prison should be a pain in the ass so people don’t want to go back.

      I worked with a bunch of dudes selling cars, all, but me and one manager, had spent time behind bars. Not just county or whatever overnight, but a sentence like “2-5 years”.

      They called prison, “Three hots and a cot”.

      I want them to call it, “10 blisters and a back-ache”.

  2. I’d shoot a few of them first…just to reinforce the point that they, the looters, are lawless yobs, and their fellow citizens won’t be putting up with their crap any longer.

  3. Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder says:

    The Police will always work hardest to defend their own monopoly on the use of force. To a union cop, defending yourself makes you a scab.

  4. veeshir says:

    I’m with Heinlein on this sort of thing, put their heads on pikes in front of the neighborhood they tried to attack. When they’re too decomposed, you put up a plastic copy to remind people of the cost of looting.

    I will say it’s pretty funny that the first time in hundreds of (over a thousand?) years London has been sacked and it’s by the residents.
    Buildings that withstood WWI zeppelin raids, the Blitz, IRA bombers and more were burned down by yobs.

    It’s typical of this end of civ how often the funny and the endy are inextricably intertwined.

  5. SDH says:

    Heinlein nailed it:

    “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

    Gibbeting vice heads on pikes, but I guess it’s a personal preference.

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