"Abused and neglected from the cradle through adolescence, American children watch and learn. And if their parents finally realize the error of their ways, it is often not until they are living their twilight years in solitude because their children are too busy to visit them. There, alone, they spend their idle final days gazing out at their surroundings through iron bars on their windows, welded on to prevent the next generation of children from blowing their brains out." ~ Andrew Thomas
Max Hastings recently wrote a blistering indictment of the root causes of what we've been witnessing in Great Britain. In what could have been film scenes from Mad Max, many of us recoiled in horror at the images of animal-like (feral) children stalking the streets of London fearlessly assaulting, murdering, and burning.
But Hastings' piece is not only an indictment of Great Britain's society - it is also an indictment upon American society, for we suffer from the same ills. 50 years of the Great Society, of relativism, the new morality, Darwinism, socialism - all brought to us by the smartest people in the room - are now yielding a bumper crop of societal ills. The experts on child-rearing, on government policies, and social engineering have bestowed this upon us. These are the same "experts" who tell us every day how to live our lives, how to vote, how to educate our children, what to eat, what to drive, what to believe about our past, and, soon, when to die. Well, we are now witnessing what these experts and their gods have produced: destruction, chaos, and anarchy. Hastings writes:
"They respond only to instinctive animal impulses — to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others."
And why shouldn't they - since that is what Hollywood and the government has taught them. Yes, Mayberry is no longer the norm from Hollywood. Hollywood prefers South Park. And, of course, socialists in our government encourage class-warfare at every available microphone. This justifies a mentality of - "I can take what you have if you have more than I do." What we're seeing in London is just the logical outcome of socialism and Darwinism. The "fittest" are simply "spreading the wealth around" - among themselves. They've learned well.