When did the British people lose their spine?

@andy77e (5165)
United States
August 11, 2011 6:45pm CST
I happen to be, once again, browsing the BBC and discover... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14458424 Two teenage girls, boasting how they looted, vandalized, and burned down other peoples property. They giggled and chatted about how they roamed around above the law, ruining other peoples lives.... Are you kidding? I can't really describe to you the horrors I would visit upon these pathetic pieces of human debris. But thankfully... I'm not a British citizen, where these people reflect on me. So do explain... please What excuse do the British on mylot have for this horrible behavior? It's funny because I used to think I'd like to live in Briton. The people seem more courteous, and upstanding, with respect. These recent events have drastically changed my view. Thank God I'm an American. I'd have shot those kids. What... do you people not train your kids how to be decent adults? And what were the police doing? I watched those videos with the kids attacking police officers, and the officers did nothing but hide behind shields? Why have police officers at all if you are not going to stop criminal behavior???? WHAT IS THE POINT!?!?!? Can anyone explain this to me? I really don't get it. Why do you even bother having laws for, if you are just going to let looters, vandals and arsonists, run around, and boasting of their exploits on TV?!?!?
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@urbandekay (18312)
12 Aug 11
"When did the British people lose their spine?" When we started importing US culture. And as you don't really enter England till you leave London these hardly count as British. Though we have always been a turbulent people, killing kings and overturning governments. all the best urban
@urbandekay (18312)
12 Aug 11
On a more serious note, it is no surprise there is anger The rich and powerful cheat and rob the nation, setting a bad example. The government, being Tory is in the pocket of these individuals. The government gives money to bail out the rich and powerful and cuts back on social aid to the weakest and most vulnerable in society. Some people have a genuine grievance and protest, greedy, stupid people use this as an excuse to steal and riot and pay back those that they perceive as having wronged them all the best urban
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
12 Aug 11
Importing US Culture? Um, during the 60s, the mayor of Cincinnati went on live broadcast and told the police to shoot to kill. Shockingly there was very little disturbance in Cinci Ohio. No burning down houses, no looting. No youth boasting on TV. They need to import more US culture it would seem. The pacifist hippy non-confrontational law enforcement system clearly didn't work. How exactly did the 'rich and power' cheat and rob the nation? Saying that the government gave out a bailout, is not the same as 'cheating the nation'. The government choose to give a bailout, they didn't have to. The banks in Iceland are no different or special than banks in Briton, yet the government let them fail. But in either case it was a choice of the people in government, and no excuse for blaming 'big business.
@irishidid (8526)
• United States
13 Aug 11
Sadly, I don't want British kids acting or talking like Americans. It's refreshing being able to understand what they are saying, which isn't always possible here in the states. I've seen enough boys showing their underwear clad behinds to last me several life times here in America. I often wonder at parents who would buy such clothes for them, but they do and seem to think it's all right for their sons to look like they just got out of prison. We've got a rotten bunch of kids here too. Look at the mobs that are going around looting and beating up on people here.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Aug 11
These British youth thugs are boasting about the police are too afraid of them online and in their cell phone, laughing at the public and British government for being such a bunch of obedient coward to even confront them while they burn the car and loot the shop. It is time for London police department to shut down since they are unwilling to stop these criminal behavior from spreading while wearing the uniform and badge, it is just meaningless to have the department remain open and depend on the police to enforce public safety law if they refuse to do their job in time of riot, obviously somethings had gone terribly wrong with the calm reaction from police while the city was burned to the ground by youth thugs and gangs, innocent people were killed in their car and shop while police stand by and watch. GO figure how is that even possible it can happen in London where it is a place everyone is so proud and like to hold their nose so high.
• United States
12 Aug 11
I really hope things calm down there. It's sickening to know that criminals are out there brutalizing the community and hurting people. But there is a sadistic side of me that wants to rub some people's nose in sht. I've heard from a lot of UK folks throughout my life, lambasting my country for its violence, insulting our system while saying it breeds greed and violence, and holding their society up to be superior due to the entitlements and the shiny, happy people. But the truth is the truth. This kind of stuff can--and does--happen anywhere. It is a shame when it happens. And it's an even bigger shame that a lot of folks over there, police, politicians, average citizens and otherwise, simply swept disgruntled emotion under the rug and pretended that everything was a bit closer to utopia than elsewhere. Good luck, London!
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Aug 11
If i'm a British living in London , i will be really ashame of my country's youth present behavior of going around ravaging the shops, burning the cars, boasting about their fearless vandalism and arson on media network directly challenge the mayor and David Cameron for failed leadership. I probably will burn myself in front of Buckingham Palace or British House of Lord to protest against the inaction by authority on those violent youth thugs. Hiding my head under the sand and seeping English tea pretending nothing has happened is not going to work anymore in this hell city of London.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Aug 11
These looters are not crazy, my friend. They are well organized Brit. youth thugs and gangsters who obviously don't like to work or earn their living through hard work, except through robbing and stealing. They even bragged about their "heroic" act as Robinhood robbing the rich to distribute to the poor. It is quite a shameful moment for all British to see the generation of youth behave in such a manner of holliganism in England history. May be it is time for British leaders to acknowledge the declining of British's long held abnoxious value and self praise they have on their own greatness second to none in the world.
@ybong007 (6659)
• Philippines
12 Aug 11
Those bloody youths are hungry for blood. Where in the bloody hell did that bloody anger came from? Oh bloody...
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Aug 11
They may well blame American for exporting their 'Rambo' and Hollywood culture into England before they run out of excuses for this mayhem and holliganism . lol. ..