Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Attention Rich Bastards leading comfortable lives:

We are where we are, and setting fire to your own neighbourhood is the act of criminal morons, not class warriors and social savants. Plus the BBC, of course, is handing out enough excuses and angst to keep the flames well fanned.

RIP Broken Britain..?  You went soft on discipline.. You went soft on immigration You went soft on crime.. Parents were told.. 'No you can't smack the kids'....Teachers were prevented from chastising kids in schools.. The police couldn't clip a troublemaker round the ear.. Kids had rights blah blah blah.. At worst we have lost a whole generation, but at best we have a vast resource of presently unproductive labour that just might be turned into productive citizens, with a bit of thought and cunning.

The problem is rooted in 40 years of a messed up education system that was stripped of value in the holy name of social engineering in the 70s, and fatally fooked over during the last Labour government which made the already tough process of social (and actual) mobility so much worse by adding VAST heaps of red tape and process that hampers all aspects of education and business.

The gap between richest and poorest grew considerably, largely as a result of Labour's witless efforts to grow and maintain a dependent client state.

But all that does not begin to excuse organised "extreme shopping trips" by the ill-disciplined and amoral underclass; a better answer is to think through a credible social strategy, and then peacefully occupy the streets outside the homes of the witless MPs who are so obsessed with irrelevant trivia like celebrity phone hacking.

So then, here is TMP's suggestion:

Attention Rich Bastards leading comfortable lives: it's time to do your bit. Many of you have taken advantage of the stupidity of Labour's asset bubble and casino economics over the past 15 years.
So pay a reward to anyone turning in a looter. The witness intimidation is likely to be stellar, but this lot come from a culture that will do anything for money. Double bonus for anyone shopping their own granny.

Above all, find ways to ensure that these cretins have something valuable to lose. I am not suggesting the full "Tradings Places" treatment, although that movie contains a very interesting message for our times.

The reward doesn't have to be cash to be spent on crack, but a form of community grant to begin to address some of the underlying issues that are complained about. Money for education; starting businesses...

You're a smart lot, now prove it.

Lord Sugar and the Dragons could very usefully lead this from the front.

How about it?

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