Tuesday, August 09, 2011

People are sick.

Riots started from Tottenham and London and now all across the UK. I can still hear ambulance and police siren out there while I'm writing this. I wonder what's wrong with these people, with this mindless and disgraceful acts, what have they achieved?

Now people lost their home, some with little babies. Some people lost everything in their shops. Today when I was on the way back home from work, I saw a shop which glasses was broken, put a note out saying "This shop is close, there is nothing inside". The looters have got what they wanted, by breaking the glasses and went in to pick what they want. It even came out on the news that some chaps even went into JD sports to try on trainers during the riots! Pure madness.

Initially I didn't think it was this bad. Because apparently a mum from Tottenham said on the evening the building was set on fire, there were youth running on the corridors shouting "Fire" and even helped her to run with her kids. Alright so I assumed they weren't going to hurt people, at least they don't want anyone killed. But now, after three nights in a row and now the fourth, I think they are nowhere thoughtful even if they've done that. They're young teenagers, who don't even know what they're doing, what have happened and are going to happen, they're doing it because others are doing it - all credits to our social medias, to spread the news to call for gathering.

Now some are blaming the migrants, the whites blaming the blacks, the blacks blaming the government. But it turns out really obvious (from the CCTV) that it wasnt just a particular group of people. There are black, white, brown, oriental, purple and green (well they're all covered, who knows some are purple/green?!! Cowards, if you're so brave to have done this, why not show your face?!). Also, a video on youtube shows a Malaysian student was actually robbed by those rioters after injured during the riots.

Anyway, I'm just grumbling. I still managed to go to work today. Enfield town seems to be under controlled now. It's 'good' that it was attacked on the 2nd night, so police were ready to defend it (after 1st night), and there's now police officers everywhere (so hopefully nothing major is going to happen again). Oh by the way, all these were claimed to start because of Mark Duggan was [fatally] shot by the police. I don't know what's true or not, apparently people, including the officers can say whatever they want, but it's quite sure that he is not an innocent man. But then I also believe he was just used as an excuse.

One of the colleagues was saying they should really bring the army in, which I do not agree with. I think if the whole thing isn't dealt very sensitively, things are going to get real bad. Though I agree, their government is rather soft (I've not even seen tear gas yet so far! they only brought some big dogs when it happened in Enfield), and you know what, they talk TOO much about human right. Put it this way, to be considerate to those rioters and rooters and arson-ers and whatevers, and consider so much about their human rights, then who is going to stand up for the human right of we the innocences and victims?

But then after watching the news, I'm thinking what's wrong with the young generation? is it them to be blamed? or the society, the parents, the adults?! What makes this people being brought up in this society yet turn around and become rioters and creating mayhem? The news said some (of the rioters) are uni graduates, college students, graphic designers, army-to-be etc. If they're happy and healthy mentally, why would they have done this?


k said...

Mark Duggan - innocent or not, it's a life. Police shouldn't have shot him without a strong fucking reason. It should have been the law. Innocent till proven guilty. Weak, but it's a system that works.

Human Rights - shall be strongly held even in difficult times such as this. Should never be compromised, should never be taken for granted. The police have handled the situation poorly - and like the PM mentioned, there were too few police to guard the streets. Should have been more, to keep things under control. At the sight of violence, the use of tear gas to disperse the crowd could backfire almost instantly - further rage.

What are we observing here? I guess the world over is looking at the surface level and saving their own asses. You know what's lacking? No one really is taking the initiative to understand the temptation of delinquency that have been institutionalized out of growing sense of unappreciation and anger, that when it bursts out - they themselves aren't sure of their actions. I hate to resort to Philip Zimbardo's notion of how we are all sadistic in one way or the other - but really, the insecurities of the British are too obvious to be missed. Poor economic times and leadership almost always leads to chaos in behaviour.

Last but not least,

"Schemers trying to control their worlds. I am not a schemer."

"Look what I have done to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple bullets.

Nobody panics when the expected people got killed. Nobody panics when things go according to 'plan', even if the plans are horrifying. If I tell the press that tomorrow a gangbanger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will get blown up, nobody panics.

But when I say one little old mayor will die, everyone loses their minds!!

Introduce a little anarchy.., you upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos.

I AM AN AGENT OF CHAOS. And you know the thing about chaos, Harvey. It's fair"

Joker frm The Dark Knight. He had it right.

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