The continuation of the riots across Great Britain should be cause for great concern for everyone in the British Isles and across the entire world. What is happening in the major cities of England can happen anywhere, because of the injustices that occur with many governments and the deteriorating economic and social conditions world-wide.
Tragically I can see riots of the nature occurring in England happening right here in the good old USA, because our government continues to ignore the deep concerns of the public and the stress that the economic crisis is pressing on our daily lives. While Rome burns our politicians are off on vacation and Congress is in recess for the umpteenth time this year.
We have festering immigration issues, massive Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and corruption in our welfare programs, while our politicians continue to permit this to occur because they need the votes of these cheaters and criminal elements causing some of our financial woes. Increasingly I hear my fellow Americans repeating the line that made the movie “Network” and Howard Beale (portrayed by Peter Finch) famous, “I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!”
Someday “they” will not take it anymore, and take to the streets to make their voices heard. I am not the guy in the theatre, who yells FIRE, but we have a growing list of serious problems that our politicians are not confronting and solving and I fear that it will take little to light the fuse of discontent.
It is beyond your Commander’s comprehension that our President, the Leader of the Senate and the Speaker of the House have not called Congress back to Washington to get to work resolving a growing list of economic problems. Are their campaign coffers, junkets (paid for by someone else), and vacations really that important?