Donald Douglas has a great set of videos,links, and info. My fear is that the lack of an effective response by the Brits is going to embolden “youths” as the media loves to call these violent little bastards, in other countries to take to the streets and riot. One of the great truths of life is that appeasement never works. The Left, of course will never accept this fact.
Smitty, at The Other McCain thinks this is indeed political and makes a compelling argument while taking a fellow blogger to the woodshed
Oh horsepucky, Taylor: if these riots lack a political basis, then so did the American Revolution. The differences are (a) that these rioters are much closer to Parliament, and (b) there is no leadership core to kick the useless Parliament to the curb.
These types of events are complicated and one suspects that understanding this particular event will take some time to accomplish. I certainly am not going to claim to have answers at this point and am skeptical about those who claim to understand the event, especially if they think it fits some simplistic ideological worldview.
Taylor, obfuscation is as great a sin as oversimplification. What’s at work here is the unwillingness of the Progressive, Ruling Class Overlords to take an honest look at the situation. Honesty implies some notion of truth, some objective standard against which measurement occurs. Thanks for self-identifying as one of the spineless sophists more part of the problem than the solution, Taylor. Intellectually curious people should avoid your classes like ObamaCare.
Smitty will tell you what he thinks in a second, and that is one reason he is so good!
Aleister has video of Steyn talking about these riots
UPDATE!! Video of fed up Brits taking their city back