Wednesday, 17 August 2011

What now for our broken society?

Since the civil disorder and looting which took place in a number of English cities last week, the pundits,  politicians and media commentators have been queuing up to tell us why they happened and what we need to do in the future to prevent a re-occurrence.

It is tragically clear from their many comments, that they don't have a clue, either about the undoubtedly complex causes of the civil unrest, or about what may prove to be effective solutions to prevent a future outbreak of  violence, arson and largely unchallenged looting in our major cities.

From the predictable bleating of the liberal elite, I see no evidence that any of them comprehend the part their dogmatic support for the morally bankrupt doctrines of multiculturalism, political-correctness, cultural relativism and 'human rights' legislation has played in the decline of respect and consequences in our society.

Predictably, the morally relativist BBC has been in the forefront of promoting the views of those who fear that the consequences meted out by our judiciary in response to some of the most disturbing civil unrest in our history, may be excessively harsh.

The police have been more robust in the defense of their failure to immediately challenge and arrest the lawbreakers than they were in confronting them. Yet this should not surprise us. Our liberal legislators have created the conditions under which, those charged with our protection, are more frightened of the consequences of  confronting the forces of chaos, than they are of personal injury or enforcing the law.

My fear, is that although extremely serious, the lawlessness and unrest will not prove serious enough to result in a genuine change of direction or attitude. Unless we manage to re-establish a society where we can, without liberal censure, restore adult authority, hold people, (especially children) to account for their actions, allow our teachers to discipline their pupils without fear of dismissal or worse, then the lessons of these tragic events will not have been learned and the opportunity to change the values of our deeply dysfunctional society will tragically be lost, leaving future generations to sink in the quagmire of our cowardice and good intentions.

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