Anarchists smashing up the RItz and shops in central London. “student” mobs attacking the Conservative Party HQ. And “anti-globalist,” anti-capitalist, and pro-Hamas demonstrations in London. We’ve seen it all over the last few years.
Britain’s recent history is stuffed full of Leftwing violence masquerading as serious politics. No wonder, then, that the BBC and respectable, high-profile individuals on the Left, were convinced that last weeks rioting and widespread violence against police and passersby, muggings and looting were a messgage about “social justice” and Government cuts.
As more and more graphic details filled the news, and with this position apparently indefensible, the “protesters” were recast by the tax-payer funded BBC as the “poor,” merely seeking a crust of bread and a hand up. Next, as viewers began calling in to point out that these “poor” people were communicating via their Blackberries, and looting designer stores, the narrative shifted to worrying about “football fans” who had come out to… continue reading.