The riots haven’t made me particularly angry for some reason, but what has been making me angry is hearing some of the comments bandied about in response to the riots. Comments which seek to excuse the behaviour of the ‘rioters’ (read looters).
Comments such as; they are bored, they are desperate, they have a ‘bad life’ and ‘nothing to look forward to’. Basically saying that due to their terrible lives, they feel angry, they feel desperate and as such they feel the need to TAKE the very things that are lacking in their lives.
For goodness sake ..”nothing to look forward to?”.
Just because they don’t have a job and certain material ‘things’ this means their life is in tatters and they need to act out over it? Very few people in this country are starving or homeless … most of these yoof have homes, they have food, they even have nice clothes so what the hell is their problem exactly? What exactly is so very terrible about THEIR LIFE?
WHY can’t they be happy with their life? Because society told them to be unhappy because they don’t have a flatscreen, or a car, or a holiday abroad? I have none of those things and am perfectly happy!
Why don’t they go out and help those who suffer GENUINE misfortune in their life, and look forward to doing some good? Why don’t they find meaning and richness in life through helping others instead of spending their life thinking about things they don’t have that they actually don’t NEED and getting all pointlessly angry about it.
Life is about people not money. And when you have somewhere to live, food on your plate, and clothes on your back you have very little cause for real complaint. Life is no richer with a flat screen tv, life is no richer with each passing holiday in the sun, and life is no richer by being a car owner.
Owning these things won’t make you feel any less bored, or life any less pointless. Find meaning elsewhere instead of stealing what you do not have and no not need.
I see an awful lot of well fed people in those riot photos.