Friday, June 17, 2011

Why All These Riots Around the World?

Is this what the world is coming too?   The world seems to be on fire!
Hat Tip to a poster at Calgary Puck forum for a comparison between the Vancouver riot  the other night with riots in Egypt,Libya,and Somalia.  Take a look.  They look pretty similar to me.
Then you have the riots in Greece.over austerity measures.

All this violence has made me think, why all these riots around the world?. The world it seems is becoming a more violent place. The violence seems to be coming at the hands of younger people but why so much more  now than just a few years ago?

I'm going to take a guess.. Not that I'm criticizing all youth, their are some kids out there that are pretty decent kids.Those kids though being mostly more conservatively minded have a really hard time with their profs and their more left wing peers. 

Here it goes, here's my take.  There has been a gradual erosion of a  sense of right and wrong over the years  The youth have lost respect for their fellow man and property  They've grown up with a sense of entitlement without responsibility  and have been brainwashed by left wing teachers and professors.  They simply are detached from the real world.

They spend most of their time online using facebook and twitter which can further disenfranchise them from the real world spending less and less time with their families and doing other things.

  It's time for parents to take charge of their kids again and teach them some  good old fashioned common sense, responsibility. respect and make sure they know the difference between right and wrong.


  1. Looking at the pictures of the Van riots, it isn't all kids, some of the folks are old enough to know better.
    I like your picture display, you obviously have a touch of the irony.
    Cheers Bubba

  2. Good comments,I'd also include the mass movement from the country to the cities which has taken place over the last fifty years.

    Young people today have few responsibilities other than their school work, no animals to feed, no "chores", just plenty of idle time.

    Don't expect parents to take charge of their kids,most are busy pursuing their life and the kids, by the teenage years, are an inconvenience to them. Many parents have no idea where their kids are or with whom,and they only care when the cops bring them home in a squad car.

    My generation still hasn't grown up,and still thinks it's more important to be friends with their children,than an authority figure.

    It will take many years to restore a sense of "right" and "wrong",and then only if someone has the courage to try to teach that unpopular notion.

    I expect violence and contempt for society by young people to get a lot worse before it starts to get better.

  3. Don't expect parents to take charge of their kids,most are busy pursuing their life and the kids,

    That's where the problem is. Parents have neglected their role. I don't even know whether they know what the role of a parent is but that's where the solution begins. Maybe us parents that do realize what our roles are should set an example. My own children are grown up but not yet parents. Hopefully they've learned from what my husband and I have taught them and put them in to practice when their own children arrive.
    A lot of parents are struggling. We can show we care by reaching out and letting them know they will have our support if and when they need it. That's one thing we can do to help change things.

  4. Perhaps it's a little bit more involved than just the migration from rural to urban, or right and wrong.

    Maybe it's simply because the youth of today have watched their parents and grandparents vote themselves entitlement after entitlement, financed not with tax increases, but with deficit spending and debt. Now they are being told by their own generation who are now coming into power that these are unsustainable. They realize that they've been duped, and they are mad about it. They are being cut off from the gravy train and are pissed because it's their money that will ultimately clean it up.

    I'd riot too... if I wasn't doing my own peaceful protest.

  5. I wonder if those rioting are examples of the self-esteem being taught in the schools. Can't disipline the kids, (parents or teachers) can't have track meets as someone will win and the losers will feel bad. Can't keep score at a ball game, someone will feel bad. The kids know but aren't supposed to brag.
    Kids are passed from grade to grade, can't fail.
    Then they get out in the real world and complain that their boss wants them to turn up for work, everyday, at the same time.
    Mommy and daddy will pay their fines, hire lawyers, can't let the poor kid be punished.

  6. Riots happen all the time, but it is the media that enhances the riots. Had the media been more diplomatic instead of looking for any news by simply flashing the cameras on the rioters, the rioters exceed. It is sort of saying from the rioter " hey look at me, the media doesn't mind what I am doing by burning up a police car. they don't mind what I do so I guess I must be doing just great here." Not only that, some of the rioters, are interviewed.
    I just wondered what the media would do had one of the rioters burnt the reporters' cars, damaged their homes, harm any member of their families for, while trying to protect their homes. Would those reporters stand idly by?
    It seems here to me.
    Another thing the cops get blamed for everything. I blame the rioters, the msm for allowing it to happen all for the sake of news.

    However, it is well and good to broadcast the daily but over doing and interviewing the culprits as though nothing has happened is way to much.

    When was the last time you heard a reporter plaster a rioter for burning or damaging an innocent private citizen's private property that includes business? I haven't.


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