August 8, 2011

London Rioters Hit the Streets

The London riots that have been going on for the past three days, should send a loud clear message to governments around the world. When enough people are fed up and feel desperate, they will turn to desperate measures. Although I personally condemn the looting and rioting in London that has occurred recently, I am at the same time, sympathetic to those who take to the streets, angered that their needs are not being listened to and their struggle is not being sufficiently addressed. I don't think it is any coincidence that the riots are happening after the largest demonstration in Israeli History over the weekend, with 270,000 people coming out into the streets to demand better pay, and fairer living conditions.

There has also been mass demonstrations in Chile recently with the masses demanding better education, social justice, equal opportunity. Around the world, it appears that the younger generation, between the ages of 20 to 45 years old, realize how they have been lied to. They are no longer accepting the statement "the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer" as just simply "that's just the way it is." They are organizing, and in the case of London, they are fighting back! Their built-up frustration is turning to visible anger, and this will spread further across the planet, if not properly and proactively handled. I can't help but think that if the Rich were in the same predicament, they would react the same way. The income equality is a ticking time bomb waiting to happen, and what we are seeing recently, maybe the fuse being pulled! I am following closely what is happening in London and will blog more if any new developments occur.

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