Saturday, 13th August, 2011.

History Repeating Itself?

     Our great Leader in Wasteminster, Mr. Cameron, stated this week that he would track down all the troublemakers involved in this week’s English rioting and bring them to justice.

He also said that – if necessary (of course!) – he would send in troops to support the police.

Can it be coincidental that this is 2011 and troops may be used on British civilians, and in 1911 two striking railwaymen were shot dead by State troops in Llanelli.

I realise that the English riots are different from the efforts of those railwaymen who were taking part in a national strike for better pay and conditions.   But, as I have said for a very long time, if we “ordinary people” step outside the parameters Those-Who-Know-What’s-Best-For-Us set, they will turn the troops on us.

Remember, my friends, oh, please remember.   And teach your families and friends of these historical facts.

Disturbing News

     Though I have seen no reports of rioting anywhere else but Mother England, it was a little worrying to note that there have been arrests in Wales of people helping to organise the English riots.

I feel, as so many people realise, that there are deep, deep reasons for these riots.   It is not simply people got together by co-incidence to enjoy fighting and looting.   There seems to be a general dissatisfaction of the state of the UK.   The less-well-off of our people feel disenfranchised and their situation produces jealousy.

The situation will be debated for a long time, but we may never understand the reasons for it happening.   And we tend to forget the riots which happened during the Thatcher years.

However, let me finish this week on a positive note.

Did you hear about the two Brummies who joined in the looting at Argos on Monday?   They’re still waiting at the Collection Point C . . .


About Archie Lowe

Though not born in Wales, I have lived and worked here for many years now. I love the place and love that mercurial thing "Welshness". I have been accused of being "a Taffophile" - which is pretty near the truth. The question I ask whenever some idea comes up for the whole of the UK is: "What's in it for Wales". I believe in an independent Wales and am so pleased that our Assembly is a big step on that road.
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