Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pusillanimous Albion

The UK is almost a lab experiment in the decline of civilization. Slattsnews links to an article in the Telegraph (UK) that bemoans the ascendancy of the "yobs", and the maddeningly inadequate response of the police.


JeffS said...

I read another article (I forget where) that discussed how people steal entire homes from the owners. By simply occupying them, and claiming they're renters. The legal system is so ponderous that the owners generally are out of luck.

And the police? 'Tis to laugh.

The UK is sliding down the hill towards Third World status. A sober lesson for Americans....if we only listen.

RebeccaH said...

Part of the problem is that the UK is quickly turning into a nation of alcoholics a la Russia. The other part (a major one) is the nannyish socialism they've slid into. How does one justify police action for such anti-social acts as "littering"? If they dropped the doubleplus ungood newspeak, the problem might not seem quite as dire.

As for the police, I get the impression that they're blindfolded and hobbled by their politically correct management.

RebeccaH said...

Not that I approve of littering, mind you. I just think things like that belong more to the realm of peer pressure than policing.