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London Riots Were Bonfire Of Consumers’ Vanities: A.a. Gill

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...never read much of this fella...

Used to do some extremely funny restaurant reviews in the Sunday Times. He may still do, but I'm not paying Murdoch to find out.

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I wonder if the riots had already burnt themselves out (no pun intended) or if the rain just stopped it.

Maybe after the thieves realised the police where going to get physical and give them a fight for the TV, Trainers etc... it just wasn't worth the effort. Perhaps the ultimate paradox of the feckless generation if it requires effort I can't be bothered.

Again it might have been the sight of the Police arresting them after the event that killed it off.

As protests (I use the term loosely) go it appears to have died a very quick death, unlike the Arabs/Greeks who are still revolting. But that's because there was no cause as such. Even the lame excuse it was because the Police shot dead someone really doesn't cut it because the gangs are killing each other all the time, why not riot over that, something which supposedly matters.

I think in some respects it sums up xfactor generation. Too fickle, no attention span etc... the riot was a fad and perhaps they just got bored and moved on?

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AA Gill is a c-nt of the highest order. He's mates with Jeremy Clarkson so take anything he writes a with a huge pinch of salt as he's probably only saying it for effect.

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AA Gill is a c-nt of the highest order. He's mates with Jeremy Clarkson so take anything he writes a with a huge pinch of salt as he's probably only saying it for effect.

Wouldn't that cover nearly everyone in the media?

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so a babyboomer is accusing the younger generations of being venal and consumerist?

mmmm.... rubs chin...

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I wish people would stop calling what we have now "capitalism" it isn't and hasn't been since the 19th century.

We have cronyism, corporatism and mercantilism. None of those is capitalism.

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I wish people would stop calling what we have now "capitalism" it isn't and hasn't been since the 19th century.

We have cronyism, corporatism and mercantilism. None of those is capitalism.

How an abstract concept or word 'made' this people do anything is beyond me. How did an evolutionary conceptual framework dangle anything in front of anyone? I find the whole thing bizarre.

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Wouldn't that cover nearly everyone in the media?

Not everyone in the media is a big enough c-nt to eat sitting near Clarkson.

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How an abstract concept or word 'made' this people do anything is beyond me. How did an evolutionary conceptual framework dangle anything in front of anyone? I find the whole thing bizarre.

But isn't an "abstract" word or abstract concept, though, is it? To say so is to refuse to evaluate what kind of world has been created in the west over the past forty years.

What we are witnessing is the consumerism relentlessly inculcated in everyone here and in the US which has been totally absorbed by the vast majority of the population aged under eighty and especially those under sixty who who have been most exposed to an adult life rooted in these values.

Money, income and material posessions have taken the space where compassion, respect for the old, feeling of community outside immediate family, concern for the wellbeing of others, spiritual longing and non erotic love should be. The reason for this is that those values are absolutely worthless in the market (or maybe one could say priceless).

The people looting those shops are as vigorous an expression of the shallow values of consumerist, materialist living as you could ever hope to find... apart from the bankers and directors getting rich at the expense of the rest of society... an if u dont like it m8 ther iz sumfink rong wiv u!

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Money, income and material posessions have taken the space where compassion, respect for the old, feeling of community outside immediate family, concern for the wellbeing of others, spiritual longing and non erotic love should be. The reason for this is that those values are absolutely worthless in the market (or maybe one could say priceless).

But that's an inevitable consequence of socialism. When the state takes the place of family and community, you soon discover that there's no family or community feeling left.

As for 'consumerism', there are few things the left hate more than seeing people able to buy whatever they want without having to ask the almighty state for permission.

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Gill's article starts by intimating he's loftily transcending the ten-a-penny renta-quotes and tired cliche, proffered by other commentators, without realising, the only takeaway message from his musings are, he's completely abandoned any sense of self-awareness that may have once remained.

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Now there is a concept worth pondering.

If you think civilsation is on the way out then loot now before the goods and the money has all gone.

Certainly seems to be the ethos of some of the financial sector in the City

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But isn't an "abstract" word or abstract concept, though, is it? To say so is to refuse to evaluate what kind of world has been created in the west over the past forty years.

What we are witnessing is the consumerism relentlessly inculcated in everyone here and in the US which has been totally absorbed by the vast majority of the population aged under eighty and especially those under sixty who who have been most exposed to an adult life rooted in these values.

Money, income and material posessions have taken the space where compassion, respect for the old, feeling of community outside immediate family, concern for the wellbeing of others, spiritual longing and non erotic love should be. The reason for this is that those values are absolutely worthless in the market (or maybe one could say priceless).

The people looting those shops are as vigorous an expression of the shallow values of consumerist, materialist living as you could ever hope to find... apart from the bankers and directors getting rich at the expense of the rest of society... an if u dont like it m8 ther iz sumfink rong wiv u!

There's a direct correllation between destruction of religious instruction (the morals etc) and brainwashing the population with consumerism by the elites monopoly over the media and the interests of maximising extraction of Billions £$€ thru their Big Business networks/empires

Trouble is - Organised religin is just another Money Monster

(don't believe the new Global religion they are going to force on you.)

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