Much has been said about possible causes of the troubles across the country, but one of the most interesting articles I read was this one.
You may not agree with much of what she says but there’s much food for thought beyond the political dogma that seems to be colouring opinions in the aftermath.
Speaking personally, in my opinion this has been building for a while. Society has changed and not for the good. Respect has been eroded because there is now no discipline, which itself has been emasculated to a point where there’s no way of enforcing that discipline and thus law and order is wrecked. Poverty is not a major factor in my opinion, you can be poor and still have respect for others, to say these people have no hope for future is the fault of parents who don’t inspire or instill respect and have no desire for the future.
I freely admit that I too have had times where I’ve accepted the status quo and been happy to accept an easy life but I’ve learned that standing still is in effect going backwards. We need to do more to get these people to see that disrespecting their community and ultimately themselves is not the only option.