England has a genorous welfare state. Unlike that of the United States, it gives out money to idle youngsters in the form of the “dole,” unlike America’s which is restricted largely to the elderly, disabled, and aid for children. Yes, we have more than our fair share of idle “welfare queens,” but in England it is not uncommon for young people to turn 18, get a flat, get decent money, and never work. These people have a trashy street culture, the “Chav” culture of workout suits, half-meaningless cockny slang, lots and lots of illegitimate children, and street violence. It’s exploded this week in opportunistic riots. Most of the rioters, at least initially, appear to have been England’s large class of minorities, who have arrived in recent years on phony asylum claims and as a consequence of other dubious “multicultural” policies.
The thuggish, promiscuous, violent, and parasitical culture of the Third World has combined with England’s own welfare-created culture of dependency and laziness. The English, once known for their rectitude, honesty, business sense, thriftiness, and Protestant culture of self-containment have given way to the worst kind of trashiness. England, the land of liberty and small government, has become even more of a welfare state than many continental states. And there are real consequences to all this. You don’t need to be particularly religious or a prude to know it’s a big problem if lots and lots of young women have kids out of wedlock, fathers out of sight, no one gets jobs, yet everyone seems to have the latest sneakers and cell phones. In England, like here, you have a growing class of parasites that depend on the hard work of the remainder. It’s a pathetic sight to see decent Englishmen, almost all white, volunteering to clean up the mess made by their fatherless and/or non-native underclass. There is nothing wrong with this per se, but they should also have the confidence to band together and stop this sort of thing. Violence needs to be a collective and community activity too, one aimed at preserving the property and civilization of the majority, and one that is embraced without shame or embarassment or hestitation.
America’s had its riots too, but less frequently and long lasting. I have to think they wouldn’t get quite as far here, particularly in our gun-owning Southern cities. Property owners, decent law-abiding people, veterans, and the like would all sort this out, shoot rioters, and otherwise put a stop to it. We saw this in 1992 in LA with the Korean shop owners on the roofs of their dry cleaning businesses with shotguns and pistols. Notice New Orleans French Quarter did not get overrun by rioters, not least because they know they’d get shot. But Englanders are not merely physically disarmed, but morally disarmed as well. They don’t believe they have a right to preserve their way of life as an historical people, in spite of their long continuity as such. London is majority non-English and, as should be evident from the recent riots, is not better off as such.
Things have a way of confirming existing biases. It’s not so obvious this will shock England from its malaise. Multiculturalism is like gum on your shoe: hard to get off and it affects everything, including one’s perceptions of reality. Let’s hope the real English spirit of Churchill and Kipling makes a return, but it appears more likely this is a harbinger of England’s accelerating decline. Worse, it is also something America can expect, as our cities with their fatherless and non-working, Third World underclass are not so terribly different in any important respect, other than the crooks and many of their victims are armed. We shouldn’t be sanguine about our lot, as little hints of this nonsense–as in the almost 100% black violent, social-media-fueled flash mobs–appear here and there and do not appear to be getting better.