Journal Entry: Wed Aug 10, 2011, 1:48 AM
I didn't want to write about this yesterday in a hope that it will be over by today but unfortunately it isn't. I also didn't want to write this because my words here won't change a thing in this situation. But as it gets worse and there doesn't seem to be a end, then I finally decided that I should say what I think about these riots in UK. Now, before you read this or if you do read this then I do want to say that all of this you is only my opinion. It might not me 100% true and I'm not sure if all facts are correct. However this is how I see it and how I have read it to be.
First of all I would like to understand why all of this actually happened. I'm not from UK so right now I'm not in any danger. This is also the reason why I don't know everything and all I know is from national and international news from different sources. However I know some things and correct me if I'm wrong but its all so stupid. As said before, all of this is written the way I see it and read it. So lets begin.
Right now I see two main points why people say that this riot is here. I mean two points from people who destroy things and are out of their minds.
First is that police shot and killed Mark Duggan as they wanted to protect their own lives. The story was that Duggan carried a gun and wanted to shoot the police. By now IPCC have said that Duggan did not shoot anyone or anything and bullet found in police radio was actually a ricochet from police own gun. However it won't change all those things that happened and Duggan is dead. Even if Duggan actually was a father of four kids and a peaceful man, not a drug dealer, as some say, it doesn't change a thing. If we actually do have riots because of that then please tell me one thing. If they all care about this Duggan situation then were are all those candles and flowers near the place where Duggan was shot. I would imagine that if you care about him enough to start the riot, then there should be at least some candles. Well, there isn't... My own opinion is that it isn't the reason why this riot is going on at the moment. However I do feel sorry for Duggan family, it was a stupid thing to happen and I do not know the full story. This is also the reason I do not say who was a good guy in this situation. All I know is that a man was killed and its never a good thing to happen.
Second story is that people aren't happy with government, they don't get enough money and overall government refuses to respect them. So they want to make themselves heard by starting a riot. Ok, I admit, it is a good reason but not good enough to start a riot. Do you really believe that you get more money by destroying your own home, your own town and everything around you? You won't get more money for that, you go to jail once its over. So again, I think it isn't the reason behind all of this. Or at least it isn't anymore if it was before.
If you'd ask me what I think about this and why four people have died by now, well its quite simple. Well actually it isn't that simple but let me tell you.
First of all we have to understand that there's almost never things that depend on one thing only. Same way this time. But I do believe that most of it is happened because of the society we live in. I read some news and comments from national and international newspapers, also from here (deviantART) and it seems that some UK systems are failing at giving right results. Of course it all starts with as simple thing as parents and how they raise their kids. It also seems to be the biggest problem right now and why we actually do have this riot . But I do not agree with some news that say that its all because of rap music and computer games we have right now. I have played violent computer games for a long time. Same way as I do love to listen some "rap" music. Am I a bad person because of that? Have you seen me go out to kill peole and burn houses because of that? No you haven't and let me tell you why - parenting and a thing called brain.
So it turns out that peole aren't happy that they have to work, they are used to get money for having kids. Yes, I do agree that we have to support families with kids but I do not agree that they should get enough money to live only with support money. It may seem a bit harsh from me to say this but its totally true and you know it. If you give them enough money then it means that they don't have to work anymore. This also means that they are 100% on your own country's money. This isn't a right thing to have. By having this you also raise a next generation who knows that you don't have to go to work to live, you just have to get a kid from somewhere. Yes, it does fix the problem with our current population in Europe but it isn't a sustainable plan. In my country we also have a support money for parents with kids. However it is a small ammount, you could maybe buy a icecream or two for that. We never have riots, people do work even if they have kids and kids have summerjobs as well. They sell newspapers and icecrea etc. So overall - we do not support parents with so much money. Yes, it is harder for them but somehow we still live and we haven't died. Strange, isn't it...
So in black and white it would be easy to avoid situations like this. Work out a plan how you can support families with kids, so they still have to work. At least this would be a start. By doing this we might have a change in some of their parents head. Then they wouldn't raise their kids in a belief that kid is everything you have to have in this world to get by and that you don't have to work. In reality you do. By doing this kids now know that what is important in life and what isn't. They wouldn't run around, burning down houses and stealing things they don't need. It would all be nonsense.
Last paragraph was a good joke, huh. Unfortunately it wouldn't work like this. As said before, its a mix of many things and parenting is only one problem. It may be a main problem but it isn't the only problem. In reality there is nothing we can do atm. We just have to wait and pray that we won't see many more victims. We have to trust police and hope that it will be over soon. However I don't see it ending...