The News From London Keeps Getting Worse

With all the small businesses destroyed and looted and people made homeless by the three days of rioting, what happened at the Sony warehouse in Ealing probably seems like small potatoes for now. But the destruction of many independent films, and the stock of several independent music labelswill create a lot of hardship to those industries, and therefore to Britain’s cultural industry. (Pitchfork.com)

And for whoever posted Anarchy in the UK and London Calling on this website referencing to the London riots … this has got nothing to do with anarchy.

Author: Stephen LaRose

2006 winner of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’s Award of Excellence in Journalism for a bunch of prairie dog stuff. Invited into the best homes in Regina. Once.

5 thoughts on “The News From London Keeps Getting Worse”

  1. What does this have to do with, if not anarchy, then? Please don’t start taking the hard-line Gormleyesque, “sniveling, spoiled rotten, cowardly little Generation Z pukes” blah blah blah….

  2. I think it’s a little harsh to criticize Jorge for throwing up a post with a couple songs, to me it’s like Rosie is bashing him for something he didn’t do. Having said that, Rosie is right. Though the situation might be anarchy on the streets in loose vernacular, it seems to me it’s about poverty, dispossession, resentment, racism, and some good old-fashioned young, male assholishness. So basically, it’s complicated and ugly and not easy to fix at all.

  3. T.Fresh- I don’t know why you think what is happening over there is so edgy and cool.

    There was a peaceful protest on Saturday, that turned violent in one place in London, on Sunday night it spread to other places, last night it spread all over England. Thing is that by this point all this is nothing more than mindless robbery, there to destroy as much as possible, mostly done by teenaged douches.

    If this was happening on your doorstep, how anarchy cool would it be to be on standby with a fire extinguisher as well as an emergency bag packed, just in case someone sets your apartment or your kids daycare centre on fire?

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