London Riots: This Is What Happens When Multiculturalists Turn a Blind Eye to Gang Culture

Damian Thompson, Telegraph (London), August 8, 2011

The roots of these appalling events are many and tangled, but for the moment let’s just focus on one: the way Britain’s educational establishment has cringed helplessly in the face of a gang culture that rejects every tenet of liberal society. It’s violent, it’s sexist, it’s homophobic and it’s racist. But it is broadly tolerated by many people in the black community, which has lost control of its teenage youths. Those youths scare the wits out of teachers and social workers–and some police officers, too. The threat of physical violence is ever present in many schools, and one can hardly blame individual teachers for recoiling from it. But we should and must blame those schools and education authorities that have made extra space for gang culture in children’s lives because they believe it is an authentic expression of Afro-Caribbean and Asian identity. We are seeing a lot of black faces on our screens tonight; it’s a shame that the spotlight can’t also fall on those white multiculturalists who made this outrage possible.

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  • Shrewsbury

    We all need to come together and understand that black people and white people have the same problem: black people.

  • Ronald

    “We are seeing a lot of black faces on our screens tonight; it’s a shame that the spotlight can’t also fall on those white multiculturalists who made this outrage possible.”

    Here! Here!. The cowardly ever-rationalizing Whites at our backs are a much bigger threat to ordinary Whites than are the “Blacks” that confront us at our front.

    Ronald

  • Bandmo

    The UN (code for White countries) sends aid to Africa and they send us this in return.

  • Anonymous

    I thought I`d give the gun store a call and see if the flash mobs and London riots have been good for business. The SOB at the store asked me if I had an appointment then put me on hold…

  • Blaak Obongo

    “…it is broadly tolerated by many people in the black community, which has lost control of its teenage youths. Those youths scare the wits out of teachers and social workers—and some police officers, too.”

    Wrong. This is characteristic behavior of African “teenage youths”–and most of the older ones, too–when White restraint is removed. “The Black Community” isn’t in any way interested in “controlling” its “teenage youths,” because they are incapable of seeing any need for control. Africans do not “tolerate” savagery. To them it is a normal condition, one which only Uptight Whitey could possibly resent.

    “Damian Thompson” sniffs around the edges of the problem, but cannot see–or will not admit–its fundamental cause. This is not an educational issue, it’s a genetic one.

  • Anonymous

    Until some strong hands begin the forced deportation to Africa this will only get worse. And don’t kid yourself it can be solved by anything less. As for those Blacks who claim to be British because they were born there, you get to stay….until you behave like Africans. At that time your actions revoke your citizenship and you get to go to the homeland like all the other recent arrivals.

  • Anonymous

    Thats realy funny,as well as black youths loosing complete control,the adults are just as out of control,we are all but reflections and expressions of our parents and genetics.

  • Anonymous

    “This Is What Happens When Multiculturalists Turn a Blind Eye to Gang Culture”

    Wrong. This is what happens with multiculturalism. Period.

  • Anonymous

    The authorities are out of ideas and I do not see it changing.

    They will likely appease the rioters with more liberalism, but that is analogous to feeding a growling wolf your last sandwhich.

  • Anonymous

    I’m surprised he was able to publish this and then keep it up. The media, and the left in general, are in all hands on deck white-wash mode with the riots.

    When I visit mainstream news sites, a lot of them are putting images of white rioters or mixed groups of white and black rioters front and center. I just checked MSNBC a few minutes ago, and naturally their lead story about the riots is anchored by a shot of a white male being frisked by police. I even read a piece somewhere that described this as the “first multicultural riot”.

    Who are these whites? A lot of people are saying “chavs,” which probably explains most of it. There’s another element though. One news story I saw had a picture of a very long, well written pamphlet called “Don’t Panic:::Don’t Talk” that someone was passing out, instructing rioters not to cooperate with police. I seriously doubt that a “chav” or African-Caribbean thugs would have gone to that trouble. It looks like there is at least some anarchist, or organized far-left involvement, because the pamphlet I saw looked typical of stuff they like to pass out.

    Here’s the link to the pamphlet if anyone’s interested:

    http://goo.gl/WUp6s

  • Anonymous

    Don’t worry, everything is okay. These are “isolated incidents”

    http://www.youtube.com/user/ramzpaul

  • Anonymous

    From my experience, blacks in the UK are even more violent than in the US, although both are quite violent, as there is probably a genetic basis for their aggression.

    Regarding the riots, police where shot at by a crack-dealing Jamaica gang member and returned fire. This caused the riots in the black neighborhoods which then spread to other areas.

    More recently, YouTube has many videos showing Pakistanis and Indians looting stores.

  • white advocate – Canada

    I don’t like to be cruel but it would benefit whites if the Paris riots started again. They know how to burn cars there. Put that beside buildings burning in England and video of raw crime by outlaws. Even the most clueless liberal should notice something wrong with that.

  • Anonymous

    “it’s a shame that the spotlight can’t also fall on those white multiculturalists who made this outrage possible”

    What an interesting rogue’s gallery that would make. Start with the law-makers in the U.S. and U.K. and work down.

  • HH

    Blacks in large numbers DO NOT belong in a White society – there, it’s as simple as that! It’s always the same story, the same results…and the same laughably disingenuous excuse making.

    It is the height of madness to continue on a path that has shown itself to be perpetually problematic at best, chaotic and deadly at worst!

    This is not an exercise – this is not a game. This is a war for the survival of our race, our societies, our culture, etc! We misunderstand this at our own peril. And as of right now far, far more misunderstand than do.

  • ATBOTL

    Nonsnese. Black “youths” were always like this. We have to fight against this myth that white liberals spoiled blacks and that they were noble savages before multiculturalism, welfare etc.

    The kinds of arguments this article engages in are the last ditch defense of the multi-racialist orthodoxy. We need to push further and make the case that the very presence of blacks and other non-whites in historically white societies is the problem, not how we manage them.

  • Mike H.

    They didn’t make their behavior possible, as blacks act like this whether they’re in Africa, Australia, Asia or America. The location is irrelevant.

    What the multiculturalists did make possible, and what they should be… severely chastised(can’t say what I really think here, it would make my comment unpublishable) for, was their presence, and by extension their behavior, in previously black-free white locales.

  • rockman

    march them to the sea send them back were they came from.

  • Sardonicus

    So what is the root cause of these British riots? Is it social injustice, and economic austerity as the BBC liberals claim? Wasn’t Great Britain poorer and more corrupt during the nineteenth century? During that era, there was no government welfare and jobless people were sent on mass to work houses. Wasn’t justice much harsher in the seventeenth century, where minor thieves were hung for stealing a loaf of bread? Wasn’t the social situation more desperate during the Blitz, when London was in flames every night? Where was the looting and mayhem when the German bombers were illuminated in the sky by search lights and anti-aircraft fire? No, what has changed is the people of Great Britain. In the prophetic words of the last Great Welshman, Enoch Powell: “We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependents, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant-descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre.” Today, you can see the immigrant-descended population in London, Manchester and Birmingham. The funeral pyre has already started to burn!

  • Commando

    And when will these multiculti’s admit that ( gasp – God forbid ) the Boers of South Africa have been right all these years ??

  • Rebelcelt

    Well, I guess those Brits are far past looking down on America as just a racist country and are starting to learn that the black man is …welllll…different.

  • olewhitelady

    Blacks have proven that they cannot function in Western society without the strict guidance of whites. They are unable to adequetely police their communities, maintain the intrastructure, or properly allocate funds. If another black is criticized, almost all of them will respond with knee-jerk vocal support or will remain silent. For centuries, they’ve watched the white man take care of business with an iron will and, when needed, an iron rod. They’re simply unable to control their own kind in a modern civilization. An African tribal-level society appears to be all they can manage on their own.

    No doubt the idea of gangs being to blame is a white liberal notion. Black leaders will parrot this, just as they do the white-racism screed. They look to the white man for everything, just as they did under slavery and segregation.

  • Anonymous

    Funny thing: During the turmoil in Egypt there were many clear images of the face in the crowds. You could see the racial make-up. On CNN you hardly ever get a good look at any of these rioters, and when you do they are often white people.

    I guess that Egyptians have more cell phone cameras than English people. What gives here?

  • Russ in the South

    The British deserve to have their cities turned into burned-out Detroits. Their heritage is being destroyed and their country is being turned into Haiti by its black inhabitants.

    Show me ONE BLACK COUNTRY in the world that is not either (1) a failed state or (2) a dictatorship. Do not point to Jamaica or most other Carribean lands; they are owned by concealed white minorities, and the blacks only work there as hotel maids and taxi drivers.

    Bring more blacks into England and commit suicide! As British historian Arnold Toynbee observed, “Civilizations are not murdered–they commit suicide!”

  • ghw

    let’s just focus on the way Britain’s educational establishment has cringed helplessly in the face of a gang culture that rejects every tenet of liberal society. It’s violent, it’s sexist, it’s homophobic and it’s racist. But it is broadly tolerated by many people in the black community, which has lost control of its teenage youths.

    Education authorities have made space for gang culture in children’s lives because they believe it is an authentic expression of Afro-Caribbean identity. We are seeing a lot of black faces on our screens tonight; it’s a shame that the spotlight can’t also fall on those white multiculturalists who made this outrage possible.

    ……………………………………………

    Very true. But hardly the whole truth. It’s not solely the educational establishment that’s at fault. It’s the police, the politicians, the intellectual establishment, the clergy, the all-powerful media, and the whole liberal, permissive, hand-wringing culture that has permitted this indulgent attitude to take root and flourish..

    For now, we can read tough talk from the police and politicians about new, more aggressive approaches to dealing with these rioters. Sorry, they can blather all they want, but NOTHING will change so long as the underlying, fundamental leftist MENTALITY that governs Britain does not change. That means they have to go to the roots of the problem and start identifying (and naming) just who is doing this. They have to become unafraid of mentioning race. They have to be willing to mention immigration (and its sponsors) and other currently tabooed subjects that are beyond the pale of respectable discussion. That means the revamping of their whole mental worldview — a huge readjustment! Not until things get much worse (and riots come to the elite neighborhoods) will that ever happen.

    Meanwhile, they (the political/intellectual establishment) will just create new programs , pass new laws, and throw more money at the intransigent problem. We Americans should know; we have been doing that for half a century now, with no success whatever.

  • Sardonicus

    Now may be a good time to remind readers of what the last great Welshman, John Enoch Powell said about incipient multi-culturalism in speech way back in 1970.

    “Have you ever wondered, perhaps, why opinions which the majority of people quite naturally hold are, if anyone dares express them publicly, denounced as ‘controversial, ‘extremist’, ‘explosive’, ‘disgraceful’, and overwhelmed with a violence and venom quite unknown to debate on mere political issues? It is because the whole power of the aggressor depends upon preventing people from seeing what is happening and from saying what they see.

    The most perfect, and the most dangerous, example of this process is the subject miscalled, and deliberately miscalled, ‘race’. The people of this country are told that they must feel neither alarm nor objection to a West Indian, African and Asian population which will rise to several millions being introduced into this country. If they do, they are ‘prejudiced’, ‘racialist’… A current situation, and a future prospect, which only a few years ago would have appeared to everyone not merely intolerable but frankly incredible, has to be represented as if welcomed by all rational and right-thinking people. The public are literally made to say that black is white. Newspapers like the Sunday Times denounce it as ‘spouting the fantasies of racial purity’ to say that a child born of English parents in Peking is not Chinese but English, or that a child born of Indian parents in Birmingham is not English but Indian. It is even heresy to assert the plain fact that the English are a white nation. Whether those who take part know it or not, this process of brainwashing by repetition of manifest absurdities is a sinister and deadly weapon. In the end, it renders the majority, who are marked down to be the victims of violence or revolution or tyranny, incapable of self-defence by depriving them of their wits and convincing them that what they thought was right is wrong. The process has already gone perilously far, when political parties at a general election dare not discuss a subject which results from and depends on political action and which for millions of electors transcends all others in importance; or when party leaders can be mesmerised into accepting from the enemy the slogans of ‘racialist’ and ‘unChristian’ and applying them to lifelong political colleagues…”

  • Californian

    And when will these multiculti’s admit that ( gasp – God forbid ) the Boers of South Africa have been right all these years ??

    And one wonders how many of the Londoners who are being assaulted during the riots were anti-apartheid activists? Or who sneered at white South Africans who were the victims of ANC inspired terrorism and criminality?

    Something I have observed is that people from European countries which have homogenous populations do not understand the unique problems engendered in multi-racial countries. They seem to assume that everyone is like themselves, and that black (or even white!) Americans are just like Swedes or Norwegians or whomever under the skin. The fact that there are immense cultural and psychological and genetic differences does not impact on them.

    Well, perhaps Londoners are getting an education. But I doubt it. Liberalism is an ideology that places the believer into their own “Matrix” in which reality is replaced by a well constructed delusion. This is so even when one’s own children are being slaughtered by members of a group which has received the “honor” of being the victim class–see Amy Biehl. You can liken contemporary liberalism with some medieval mass hysteria. Or perhaps Stockholm Syndrome writ on a civilizational scale.

    Which gets to the issue here: getting rid of liberalism.

    Riots such as this are an opportunity as well as a crisis. Most liberals can not be reached. But there are plenty of people who can be. The riots are a “teaching moment” which can be used to mobilize the non-deluded. Perhaps it is time for some activism?

  • Anonymous

    here is a link to an interview of what looks like the grandfather of the riot. And please show some respect, because everybody is acting like idiots. Really, that is what he says. His main beef seems to be that his grandson has been checked by the police, and we all know how racist that is.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biJgILxGK0o&feature=player_embedded

  • Anonymous

    Our people come from generations of discipline, order, and organization. Our success, from Ancient Greece to the brutal North American terrain our ancestors civilized is a monument to our organization and cooperation. Blacks never had that, their “African pride” amounts to a pride in failure and primitive behavior, which in their view, is better than the “uptight” civilization of whites.

    To those in England who supported Africans moving into their nation, here is what you get. You’ve made this bed, now you must sleep in it.

    In addition to the many blacks and Muslims rioting, you also get the lowest of whites who would otherwise stay in their place from pressure from better whites but in the presence of blacks rioting “join in on the fun”.

    These people are not working class, they are not protestors; they are the most expendable and useless of the population. The working class carries a great dignity knowing they work the jobs that keep the country running while earning an honest living and following the law. These people are parasitic burdens upon more evolved humans who have put their blood, sweat, and tears into creating once great nations such as England. In only a couple of generations of non-whites, the work of thousands of years is undone.

    When will we, the true European people (There is no such thing as a black European) of the world, say no? How much longer will we tolerate the destruction of not only our culture and civilization, but also our very blood? Our cities are falling to the hands of barbarians and our people are being defiled and murdered by these barbarians.

    How much longer will you and I make excuses for these non-whites? How much longer will we lie to ourselves as our very children are dragged away? Without our culture, without our civilization, we lose what makes us European to begin with.

    Europeans have, for thousands of years been given nothing and have been able to make something incredibly beautiful and amazing out of it. Blacks have been giving everything and they cannot even maintain that much.

    How much longer?

  • Duran Dahl

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings

    By Rudyard Kipling

    AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race,

    I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place.

    Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall,

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all.

    We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn

    That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn:

    But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind,

    So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed the March of Mankind.

    We moved as the Spirit listed. They never altered their pace,

    Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,

    But they always caught up with our progress, and presently word would come

    That a tribe had been wiped off its icefield, or the lights had gone out in Rome.

    With the Hopes that our World is built on they were utterly out of touch,

    They denied that the Moon was Stilton; they denied she was even Dutch;

    They denied that Wishes were Horses; they denied that a Pig had Wings;

    So we worshipped the Gods of the Market Who promised these beautiful things.

    When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.

    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.

    But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “Stick to the Devil you know.”

    On the first Feminian Sandstones we were promised the Fuller Life

    (Which started by loving our neighbour and ended by loving his wife)

    Till our women had no more children and the men lost reason and faith,

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “The Wages of Sin is Death.”

    In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,

    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;

    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    Then the Gods of the Market tumbled, and their smooth-tongued wizards withdrew

    And the hearts of the meanest were humbled and began to believe it was true

    That All is not Gold that Glitters, and Two and Two make Four

    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

    As it will be in the future, it was at the birth of Man

    There are only four things certain since Social Progress began.

    That the Dog returns to his Vomit and the Sow returns to her Mire,

    And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wabbling back to the Fire;

    And that after this is accomplished, and the brave new world begins

    When all men are paid for existing and no man must pay for his sins,

    As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn,

    The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!

  • Anonymous

    Too bad that blacks are not really like the make believe, Steve Irkel (Family Matters).

    Far too many Whites are still “making believe” when it comes to blacks and other assorted nonwhites. What big imaginations they have.

  • Bantu Education

    In principle I agree with a shoot-to-kill policy but, since this is never going to be allowed in our so-called “democracies”, a more “humane” and imaginative solution is called for.

    I have often felt sympathy for Israeli soldiers being sling-stoned by Arab rioters and, of course, whenever the Israelis responded with live fire the rioters were able to milk every casualty for world-wide sympathy.

    I thought why not respond with stone-throwing themselves but a high-tech version which shoots stones like a machine-gun fires bullets? A stone-firing gatling gun..!

    If such a machine were available it would work brilliantly in these latest London riots. The stones could be fired – raked across a whole crowd of rioters – at shin level – the majority of those in the front ranks would be hit and go down on the floor where they could then be easily arrested. As soon as the mob sees the vanguard falling down in agony they would quickly scarper.

    Being a mean bastard – if I were in charge I would fire another volley to hit the retreaters in the calf – they might not fall down but it would be just as painful if not more than a hit in the shin. Many would get away but they would have learnt a lesson they would not quickly forget.

    Problem solved – teach the rioters a short and sharp but not deadly lesson.

  • Angry Bird

    Here’s the link to the pamphlet if anyone’s interested

    http://goo.gl/WUp6s

    I was certainly interested in that pamphlet and read it. Wonder how many in government or police are aware of it??

    You have pointed out a crucial ingredient in the riots. The rioters, being mostly black are not intelligent to have written or printed any such thing, it is far too sophisticated for them. Blacks are the front lines to take on the police, destroy property and set fires.

    The REAL anarchists, the so-called brains, are behind the lines egging them on

    I would bet my house they are not white.

    I too believe there are stronger, more intelligent, more sinister forces behind the scenes of these riots and as many have mentioned, these are not riots, they are insurrections. I also believe soon, as another poster mentioned, that we’ll see a different kind of weaponry used by the rioters as those behind these riots arm them with more destructive weapons.

    That flyer is certainly proof of this.

    And, of course, the expression Don’t Panic is an iconic saying from the late Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

    How many of the rioters do you think know this let alone are able to read?