Grumpy Owl Posted June 1, 2020 Share Posted June 1, 2020 Riots are not a consequence of lockdown. However they are a consequence of years of social conditioning, exacerbated lately with the rise of 'identity politics', and coupled with the 'blame culture' where everybody is a victim, especially if you're from a 'minority background'. Many people seem to have forgotten about Rodney King, and the subsequent LA riots in 1992: https://www.npr.org/2017/04/26/524744989/when-la-erupted-in-anger-a-look-back-at-the-rodney-king-riots?t=1591032307712 Prior to that of course in the UK in 1981 we had the 'Brixton Riots' in London: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1981_Brixton_riot More recently in the UK, there were the 2011 riots, sparked by the killing of Mark Duggan by police in Tottenham, which then saw 'copycat' riots and lootings in other UK cities and towns: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_England_riots People have a right to be angry, and to protest. But acting like savages, setting fire to buildings and looting shops and homes ISN'T the answer. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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