Circulating around Facebook is a new "copy and paste if you agree" statement about who in fact is to blame for the riots begun in Tottenham, London, England on Thursday, August 4. This post blames numerous people, but only one factor: soft discipline. According to this post, not enough smackdown on immigration, teachers bullying students, or violence against children and far too many children's rights are to blame for this catastrophe.
Speckled with far too many ellipses, this somewhat ominous post affirms their opinion that Britain is getting its dues for not kicking their youth when they were still young enough to kick, while at the same time morning for a lost generation. Lost to what? Lost to involving themselves in the riots and to living a soft lifestyle.
Disregarding any other factors - like the fact that 1 in 5 Britain's in their twenties don't have a job, or any racial tensions inherent in the police system - this post is uniquely harsh and begs the question: how does the mother that posted this treat her children?