In hindsight I really do wish I had said something about the riots that took place in England over the last week, but I was so stunned by it and it's intensity that I must admit that I am still a bit baffled. I understand that it was a peaceful demonstration for a man that was killed by police and then a bunch of idiots that needed their hides tanned and that probably live in video game la-la land, who may have thought no one would REALLY die, went off their rockers, desecrating the dead man's memory and insulting his family. I had heard that the riots were started by young men who do not have job and were/are upset by the lack of employment.
I have something to say to them about that... SO FRIGGIN' WHAT!! Are you so daft in the head that you ACTUALLY think that you are in a special predicament? GUESS WHAT TOOTS? YOU'RE NOT. The economic situation that Britain and the rest of the world is in has been going on for generations and they will continue to go on into the future when we are no longer here on this Earth. When it comes to sharing financially that is, equally sharing thank you very much, I am extremely pessimistic and it would also seem to be an unreal expectation. That is a crazy thought. I wonder if they have heard of the devil and going to hell. (God protect us)
Today I think I heard it mentioned that 12 and 13 year old BOYS were involved as well. Where, in everything that is sacred, were the friggin' adults that are supposed to be taking care of these children? Or is teaching them to riot and steal their way of taking care of the children? It is so mind-blowing how negligent some people can be towards children. If the children were to be taken from their guardian and put into a foster care system, would that really help or would it cause more harm for the children? I do not have children of my own but I do have enough common sense that you just don't let them run wild on the streets at night. You set a curfew for them and punish them with extra chores for missing it. Be the adult in the relationship, as it should be and don't let the child run over you. Set boundaries and stick to them. Don't be your child's best friend. Okay a friend to your child to where they can come to you with a problem but not a best friend. Please NO mollycoddling! Guidethe,help them, but please DO NOT PAMPER THEM. That could also be a cause (one of many) that contributed to the rioting and looting in England, the children feel they are ENTITLED to whatever they want and if they don't get what they want all HELL breaks loose! What is it that The Stones sang? "You can't always get what you want/ But if you try sometimes well you might find/ You get what you need". In my humble opinion that is a very good mantra not just to raise children with but to live by. Yes it is difficult but that's life.
Now for the innocent citizens of England during this horrible ordeal, God Bless them. May they or you become stronger because of this and not let evil get the better of you for, in my opinion, you/they are better than that. The fear and uncertainty is undoubtedly still there but do not let them get the best of you. There are more than likely people and places that you can receive help, if you feel this way after a while promise yourself to seek the help. In the meantime, you have world community and mainly your local community and friends to lean on for support. My prayers are with you all.
This was a poster or a series of posters that the British government had made in 1939 at the beginning of World War II. This just seems like a good time in the world for all of us to do.