July 12, 2012 by sshhoobbmmxxbblloogg
PARIS – 1968
BERLIN – 1989
PARISIAN BAINLIEUE – 2005
NORTHERN IRELAND – 1970 onwards
HACKNEY, HARINGAY AND CLAPHAM – SCUFFLES AT BEST AT PRESENT. PERSPECTIVE PEOPLE, PERSPECTIVE.
People comparing the ongoing disturbances in London to major political changes and cultural shifts in history are, essentially both overly empowering the situations, and missing the point.
In mid 2005, the Parisian Bainlieues were decimated for over 30 days, a combination of police over-brutality and social change permeating through the most deprived areas of a supposedly liberal city, built on a liberalist attitude post-1968, when de Gaulle’s government suffeewd a monumental paradigm shift. Minorities fought for basic human rights, basic policing and instead received beatings, even more alienation and were essentially cut off from Paris…. left to rot and fester in a lawless, unsafe environment.
So next person to pipe up with pseudo-intellectualisms and leftist comments, think about people who truly have nothing, rather than some muggy little cunts in East London robbing a Waterstones.