Wednesday, September 09, 2009

UK: The Prison Island

The UK Daily Mail has a story about a group staging mock muggings to test the public's reaction to crime in their midst.

It appears that the UK public have become Kitty Genovese bystanders, unwilling to aid a fellow citizen subject under attack. In fact, the situation in UK resembles that found in a prison, in which the violent terrorize the non-violent, most crimes go unreported, and the police can rarely be bothered to respond.

Much of this has come about because the populace has been disarmed and actively discouraged (and occasionally punished) from viewing self-defense not just as a right, but a duty. The UK populace has been forced to become a nation of sheep, and without a corresponding effort by the shepherd to acquire more sheepdogs or destroy more of the wolves.

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