elasto wrote:What's happening in the UK is simply a backlash against the perception that immigration ran rampant under the last Labour government. I don't think that's particularly true, and I think that the immigration that happened was a net positive for the UK economy, but the papers spent years making a huge fuss over it and this is the fallout that has resulted. The last government was greedy though, and didn't redistribute the extra billions in tax earnt from immigrants back to local councils to fund new schools and hospitals in the areas growing the fastest. If they had just ploughed the profits back into local infrastructure, local people would have seen immigration for the positive force that it is (in general).
Things are now so bad that foreign students are being put off coming to to study in the UK - and I don't think anyone could deny they are a huge net positive to our economy due to the enormous fees they are willing to pay.
I have no idea what is happening in London.
This began with an act of Stupid Violence by One Idiot.
That so many should suffer is so wrong.
yes. I Know there are many people of Color in England.
Many of Those People Love England.
I Know this to be True.
English people are like All other people.
They have some nice qualities.
They have some not so nice qualities, too.
What has The Crown said?
Is the anger directed toward Islam?
Is the anger directed toward skin color?
This began with the senseless, violent death of a man?
That is most surely a good reason to Not Do senseless violence.
People get All Fired Up. What could The Crown Say that would help?
Crowns can be ever so useful in Guiding the People toward Nobel and Sane ways of Thinking.
That is what Crowns do, sometimes. Sometimes Crowns can be very self-indulgent.
The Crown has been so very kind and understanding to The People of The World.
I think the Queen is cute. I am not a Queen watcher.
When I notice her, she is so Reasonable and Hopeful.
The Man that started this was not Serving The Crown.
Loads of people Black, Brown and Other serve the Crown with dignity and grace.
Who gets all the attention? Some guy that is Not Like My People!
Do you want to claim him?
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.
We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
by mr. Oscar Wilde.
Those that want to Know; Know.
Those that do not Know; Don't tell them.
They do terrible things to people that Tell Them.