Sunday, 21 August 2011

Rioters in England.

What is the point of taking away benefits from yoiung people convicted of rioting? Surely this is the way to push such people into more crime. They have nothing in the first place so how are they to live. It is a sign of a compassionate society that it helps those in need. We have therefore to find a way of helping these people feel that they can have a stake in our society. That means giving them hope by getting them into work earning money.
The man to do this is our Prime Minister and his government. There is nobody in the government, however, who knows anything about being short of money. When did David Cameron have to think about spending money on anything he wanted? His phrase ' the broken society' does nothing to mitigate the harm done by his mentor Margaret Thatcher. She said that there was no such thing as society and it was everyone for themselves. Now we are reaping the harvest in certain sections of society.
The bankers and other rich people do not set an example. They show no desire to put anything back into our society at all. They have reaped the benefit of the system until the became rich. Now they leave for Monty Carlo or some other tax haven. I think ordinary people should boo Lewis Hamilton for the way he has set up systems to dodge paying his fair share of taxes.
In addition, the communities where the riots took place have to accept some responsibility. They have to set moral standards to their young. Teach them what is right and what is wrong. To do this they should set an example.
If we are to help, enterprise zones must be set up in these areas with cast iron promises that the jobs will go to the people living there.
We are not a broken society. The vast majority of people live quietly and communily.
There is the problem of the local communities and the police. As I related in my book An Ordinary Life published as an ebook for for loading see Amazon, some people will never involve the police in their affairs.

( It was Pat who answered. “Nobody goes to the police from where we come from. It is against the custom of the people living on our estate. Most people who live round where I live in the middle of that estate up there, hate the police. Well hate is too strong a word but they are suspicious of the police. They’re scared that if they call the police in for a small matter, the police will use that as an excuse to look further at what is happening on the estate and its surrounding area. As far as I know there are a lot of rogues living on our estate. Oh, not everybody is bent but a lot of people living there are. With the poverty and all, what else are they supposed to do? Most of those who are not bent will stick up for the other people on the estate, trying to sort out their problems between themselves. That is the obstacle to anything being done about family violence. Just like Derek’s, my dad used to beat us at the least little thing which upset him. We were lucky in that he did not try to interfere with me or my sister. He only stopped beating us last year when my uncle threatened to smash his head in if he did not show some regard for his family. Uncle Harry is even bigger and tougher than my dad. Dad has always worked so we have plenty of money to live on unlike some of the people. Did you know, I passed the eleven plus? My dad told me not to get ideas above my station. I would not go to grammar school because he could not afford to send me and, anyway, girls should leave school as soon as they were fifteen and go out to work to contribute to the household. It was not for girls to go to grammar school. One of these days, I will be free and then I will go to college to get an education.)