Theodore Dalrymple tror, at det handler om at vælge de rette økonomiske incitamenter. Det gør det ikke. Det handler om kultur og religion. Selv FN aner ikke, hvad de skal stille op, nu hvor modellen “best practices” er slået fejl. Hvad kan det dog være, der går galt? En del af de konservative fatter lige så lidt som venstrefløjen. Man kan følge med i en komplet udskrift her. Varer knap 5 minutter:
British commentator blames welfare system for riots
One conservative British social commentator believes the riots that have swept the country were entirely predictable, if only the ruling elite had eyes to see it.
Theodore Dalrymple is a retired prison psychiatrist who’s been writing for years in British papers and magazines about what he sees as a welfare-addicted, under-educated underclass. Mr Dalrymple says the solution is to dismantle the social security and education system as well as liberalise the labour laws, then let those who refuse to work, starve.
He told Matt Peacock the current violence came as no surprise.
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Where youth admire criminality
By Theodore Dalrymple – August 12, 2011
Only the wilfully blind could have been surprised by the scale or ferocity of the riots that have engulfed Britain in the past week. Unfortunately, most of the country’s political and intellectual class have been wilfully blind for years, in a state of the most abject denial; a brief walk in any of our cities should have been enough to tell them all that they needed to know.
How anyone could have missed the aggressive malignity inscribed in the faces and manner of so many young men in Britain is a mystery to me. Perhaps, like Dr Watson, our political and intellectual class saw but did not observe; and they did not observe because they lacked the moral courage to attempt anything but appeasement.
Mere HER i The Deccan Chronicle. Dalrymple snakker godt for sin syge moster:
British rioters the spawn of a bankrupt ruling elite
Theodore Dalrymple – August 11, 2011
The riots in London and elsewhere in Britain are a backhanded tribute to the long-term intellectual torpor, moral cowardice, incompetence and careerist opportunism of the British political and intellectual class.
They have somehow managed not to notice what has long been apparent to anyone who has taken a short walk with his eyes open down any frequented British street: that a considerable proportion of the country’s young population (a proportion that is declining) is ugly, aggressive, vicious, badly educated, uncouth and criminally inclined.
Unfortunately, while it is totally lacking in self-respect, it is full of self-esteem: that is to say, it believes itself entitled to a high standard of living, and other things, without any effort on its own part.
Mere HER i The Australian.