HolyCoast: Lessons From London

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Lessons From London

Mark Steyn has a lengthy piece on the lessons that can be learned from the breakdown of society that's going on in London right now.   Here's just a tiny part:
This is the logical dead end of the Nanny State. When William Beveridge laid out his blueprint for the British welfare regime in 1942, his goal was the "abolition of want" to be accomplished by "co-operation between the State and the individual." In attempting to insulate the citizenry from life's vicissitudes, Sir William succeeded beyond his wildest dreams. As I write in my book: "Want has been all but abolished. Today, fewer and fewer Britons want to work, want to marry, want to raise children, want to lead a life of any purpose or dignity." The United Kingdom has the highest drug use in Europe, the highest incidence of sexually transmitted disease, the highest number of single mothers, the highest abortion rate. Marriage is all but defunct, except for William and Kate, fellow toffs, upscale gays and Muslims. From page 204: "For Americans, the quickest way to understand modern Britain is to look at what LBJ's Great Society did to the black family and imagine it applied to the general population."
We can see the same mess in selected parts of inner city America in the form of flash mobs that attack innocent citizens and other people's property.

Read the whole thing.

And a related item from Frank Miniter - England Used to Be a Country of Men.

1 comment:

John said...

This was a four day flash in the pan. No more disturbances since Tuesday 9th.