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I had intended to be in bed early tonight, but once again I'm up late reading online comments and journalism about what's happening in England.

There needs to be a lot of discussion. Unfortunately those in a position to make any changes seem content with attending to the immediate solution of getting 'em all locked up.

I agree that people arrested for committing crimes need to be tried and sentenced accordingly, but that alone will not do!

What desperately needs to be addressed is the cause of the emotions behind this behaviour.

This needs to be addressed as soon as possible, because such deep and massive societal changes as are necessary will take decades to effect, and all the while it is put off the problem worsens and the more destruction will result. As long as the problem is ignored and swept under the rug people with nothing to lose and no vision of the future, who have never been given cause to learn how to be any other way, will continue to do whatever it takes to feel like they have some control over their lives and vent their frustrations, and in turn this will cause increasing anger, frustration, and ultimately violence from the victims of their actions.

If the government doesn't take this seriously and put some serious work into making a better country then the UK will continue to decline into something that I barely dare contemplate.


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Aug. 12th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
You are only the third person I have heard utter that view.I have no idea what is happening in the minds of the non-rioting people!
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