by Warner Todd Huston | August 11, 2011 12:36 pm
Britain is burning.
It will be here soon enough, the rampaging bands of useless youths coursing through England destroying property and looting stores as they go. Why will it be here? Because our liberal elites look to Britain as the model for where we should go and are actively attempting to force us down that destructive, immoral path.
For several nights, now, the ignorant, selfish, half-wild, cretins that the British call their children have been waging war with common decency. They have been looting the nation’s soul. And why? Because liberals have mollycoddled them, given them free stuff, allowed them to exist in a world without rules or consequences.
British columnist Max Hastings explained it best in his Wednesday column:
So there we have it: a large, amoral, brutalised sub-culture of young British people who lack education because they have no will to learn, and skills which might make them employable. They are too idle to accept work waitressing or doing domestic labour, which is why almost all such jobs are filled by immigrants.
They have no code of values to dissuade them from behaving anti-socially or, indeed, criminally, and small chance of being punished if they do so.
They have no sense of responsibility for themselves, far less towards others, and look to no future beyond the next meal, sexual encounter or TV football game.
They are an absolute deadweight upon society, because they contribute nothing yet cost the taxpayer billions. Liberal opinion holds they are victims, because society has failed to provide them with opportunities to develop their potential.
Most of us would say this is nonsense. Rather, they are victims of a perverted social ethos, which elevates personal freedom to an absolute, and denies the underclass the discipline — tough love — which alone might enable some of its members to escape from the swamp of dependency in which they live.
This chaos is the natural, logical end product of modern liberalism.
Modern liberalism is a hatred of logic, a disgust with tradition, it is lazy, uncultured, ignorant of other’s rights, and wholly unable to build anything. Liberalism is so centered on a selfish desire to “do” whatever one wants that no sense of society can prevail. Responsibility is a foreign concept. Even the words urgency and importance are meaningless with liberalism.
Modern liberalism is naught but chaos based on animalistic arrogance.
Britain is proving this today. It is a good lesson. Will we in America heed it?
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