With the current levels of youth unemployment in the UK – particularly in deprived areas – it should be no real surprise that people who are constantly exposed to the advertising and promotion of the fruits of capitalist choice, who have very little choice apart from dealing and doing drugs and thievery, and no aspirations or hopes for their future, should be easily triggered into going on a selfish and destructive rampage or riot…. ‘It’s no excuse’ is just a sop: what does that actually mean? Last night I felt murderous. This morning, less so….
August 9, 2011
The Aetiology of Rioting and ‘It’s No Excuse’