This is not poverty ... this is the cult of victimhood

  • conservativej...

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    Aug 11, 2011 2:10 AM GMT

    Quite good.

    Only two groups of people seem to be getting a kick out of the rioting in England.

    Firstly the rioters themselves, the nihilistic urban youth who are getting cheap thrills from looting shops, bashing bus stops, and burning down houses. And secondly middle-class radicals, trustafarians who live off daddy's cash, who get a rush of political adrenalin whenever they see blacks burning stuff because it shows that "the oppressed are fighting back!"

    These two sections of British society might look and sound very different from each other, with the former more likely to wear tracksuits and trainers and to speak in urban cockney slang, while the latter is usually decked out in skinny jeans and tortoise-shell glasses and speaks with an easy-to-spot "mockney" twang. But they share some important traits, helping to explain their weird meeting of minds over recent riotous behaviour.

    Firstly, neither side contributes a great deal to everyday society, the rioters being largely unemployed or even unemployable youth, and their middle-class cheerleaders being either permanent students or professional campaigners. Secondly, both sides live off other people: many of the rioters are dependent on the welfare state while their head-tilting, doe-eyed sympathisers either also live off the welfare state (student loans etc) or off their parents' estate (access to family cash etc).

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    Aug 11, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    Well - I can't speak for what's going on in the U.K - but the Tea Bagger rallies we saw here in the U.S. over the last couple of years were definitely an expression of a "cult of victimhood".

    In fact that's the best description of the Tea Baggers I've heard yet.
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    Aug 11, 2011 2:28 AM GMT
    To make the link live:
    These groups are both parasites. And rickrick is as usual completely full of shit when he compares the parasites to the Tea Parties, who happen to be middle Americans who work hard and want government limited. Couldn't be further from the parasites rioting, but that is too difficult a concept for the obvious limitations of rickrick to grasp.

    Oh and rickrick - it is the Tea Party. You need to get your little mouth washed out with soap. Is there an adult in Sierra Vista who will do that for ya?