This article by Jeff Randall more-or-less sums up the
reasons for the death of civility and rise in violence
which has been encouraged by successive governments
and has rapidly worsened under eleven Labour years of
ninnying to criminals, pandering to political correctness,
promoting anti-Christian values and lying down to the
globalists such as the pharmaceutical multinationals
that want us drugged up.
They have relinquished their responsibility to (especially)
the youth by giving in to lobbyists from the abortion
clinics and other sexual 'health' services that seek
to increase their influence by negatively affecting
the nation's physical and mental health and they have
given disproportionate power to the EU Human Rights
mob that tends to give the law-abiding citizen a raw
deal in favour of the wrongdoer.
By Jeff Randall
There's a crisis on our streets, especially in London,
and it has nothing to do with the cost of housing. As
the blame game is played out between ministers and bankers
over why mortgages are suddenly much more expensive,
the price of life in parts of Britain's inner cities
has hit rock bottom.
Forget, for a moment, that the property market is dying,
and look instead at the number of murders through unprovoked
attacks by amoral teenagers demanding a perverse "respect".
While we obsess about a rise in payments to the building
society, the society we have built is falling apart.
In two court cases at the Old Bailey this week, details
emerged of killings perpetrated by gangs of youths,
some as young as 14, operating like hyenas. They hunted
in packs and slaughtered their prey.
In February last year, in an affluent area of west
London, a group of feral monsters set about 16-year-old
Kodja Yenga with knives, hammers and baseball bats.
The boy, a regular churchgoer, who was studying for
AS levels, died in hospital, having been beaten and
stabbed by five members of the MDP gang - Murder Dem
Two months later, on Good Friday, a few miles across
the capital in Leytonstone, 14-year-old Paul Erhahon
was walking home when he bumped into the Cathall Street
Bois gang, described in court as a "cult obsessed with
violence". One of the older boys, aged 15, ordered the
"youngers" to attack Erhahon. He was stabbed through
the heart with a sword.
In both instances, the victims were assailed by a rampaging
mob, howling for blood. The culprits appeared to have
no fear of being identified. The Cathall thugs even
boasted about their criminal exploits on YouTube. Brazen?
Stupid? Evil? Take your pick.
Yenga's tormentors chased him along
a street, shouting "Catch him! Kill him!" It was eerily
redolent of Lord of the Flies, as if a scene from William
Golding's sinister masterpiece had been transported
In the novel, a group of schoolboys,
stranded on an island, descend into savagery. They whip
themselves into a frenzy, chanting, "Kill the beast!
Cut his throat! Spill his blood!" Then they rip to pieces
one of their own, Simon.
The theme, Golding wrote, is about
"the darkness of man's heart". His plot has become a
tale of our times. From the fiction of 1954, to the
facts of 2008.
Crimes of serious violence are rising
in Britain. This is not the creation of a fevered press,
anxious to produce eyecatching headlines, as some ministers
The Government can spin the numbers
hither and thither, but the brutal reality is that knife
and gun attacks are becoming an everyday occurrence.
Of the 200,000 violent offences in London last year,
3,459 involved firearms.
Statistics issued by the Centre for
Crime and Justice Studies at King's College London show
that street robberies in which a knife was used jumped
sharply between 2004 and 2007. Deaths linked to knife
crime rose by 18 per cent last year, from 219 to 258.
The victims are more likely to be young people, those
living in poor areas and ethnic communities.
Enver Solomon, the centre's deputy
director, said: "The average age of male homicide victims
in the Metropolitan Police area is definitely declining."
A BBC London poll of 500 youths, aged
13 to 18, across five boroughs, Brent, Croydon, Hackney,
Lambeth and Southwark, revealed that one third knew
someone who had been the victim of a knife assault and
17 per cent knew a victim of gun crime. Three-quarters
of those questioned expected violent crime to go up
again this year.
From the curse of coarse behaviour
and the blight of litter to casual violence and extreme
physical abuse, there is a pervasive nastiness rotting
away at this country's foundations. Some urban areas
feel wholly dysfunctional.
Apologists are quick to blame deprivation.
If only it were that simple. Quite a few of England's
worst football hooligans are earning fortunes in the
City. Their poverty is not financial; it's a complete
absence of worthwhile values - a collapse of decency.
Britain's Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan
Sacks, sums up the anxieties of many: "We are living
through the death of civility … Today, it is commonplace
to encounter road rage, muggings, street crime, drunkenness,
lager louts, hoodies, yobbishness and laddishness. Teachers
are attacked in the classroom. Nurses encounter violence
The death of civility? I'm afraid so.
The liberal revolution of the Sixties, which separated
morality from law, is leading us, says Sacks, to "a
new form of barbarism". The view that "it's legal, so
I can do it" is destroying the fabric of social harmony.
Manners are disappearing, along with courtesy and shame.
The story of Shannon Matthews' abduction
tells us much about the state we are in. Mercifully,
the girl was rescued and taken into care. But the details
of her mother's breeding with a multiplicity of partners
defies rational analysis.
Karen Matthews has seven children from
five fathers, an extreme example of what author Tony
Parsons called "the blended family", a toxic mixture
for many of the unfortunate offspring who are trapped
in the middle.
The breakdown of the traditional family
was likened last Saturday by a High Court judge, Mr
Justice Coleridge, to an out-of-control cancerous body,
posing more of a threat to our futures than global warming.
The family courts, he said, are witnessing
"a never-ending carnival of human misery". So, too,
are hospitals and clinics, as the number of abortions
in Britain continues to rise.
When young hoodlums are prepared to
hack someone to death in broad daylight, I suppose we
should not be surprised that their teenage girlfriends
switch off unborn life without remorse.
I spoke to a leading female academic
who said "more education" was needed to ease the problem.
She was, I'm afraid, making excuses for many who are
comfortable with abortion as a form of contraception.
About 200,000 terminations take place
in England and Wales every year. The numbers have been
rising steadily for a long time. Are we saying that
the availability of information about safe sex and reproduction
is diminishing? Hardly. What's missing is a code of
While Court of Appeal judges fret over
the human rights of terrorist suspects, blocking their
extradition in case they don't get a fair trial, British
law is happy to approve the extermination of unwanted
foetuses at 24 weeks.
The state protects Abu Qatada, but
not semi-formed babies. Their lives are no longer precious,
not even cheap. They are deemed to be worthless.
When our legal system loses its moral
compass, it is only to be expected that on the mean
streets of Britain many impressionable children will
do the same.