Bravo for courageous analysis of UK violence
Published 11/08/2011 | 05:00
I wish to congratulate Kevin Myers for his outstanding article on the role of absent "father figures" in the London riots. As a result of this brave analysis, he will probably be subjected to a tirade of abuse from the politically correct brigade who shamefully dominate our national discourse. The collapse of stable families, based on marriage, in any country inevitably leads to a vast increase in juvenile delinquency.
Both in this country and in the UK, we have effectively created a welfare system that encourages unemployment, absent fathers and a lifetime of dependency on the state. Unfortunately, those who have the courage to point out these facts are swiftly labelled as "judgmental" or, worse yet, "fascist".
Of one thing we can be certain: given the policies we have pursued in this country, it is only a matter of time before our own major cities fall victim to the same thuggery and violence we have seen in Britain.