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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereport...g_culture.html

    Very strong article by Mark Easton of the beeb.

    It is a form of imported fundamentalism as alien to democratic society as the views of the most hard-line Islamists.


    Have a look at the article and the comments - what do you think?
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    We have a VERY out of touch government to blame. Instead attacking the source of problems like this, they take the obvious way out. I.e. clamping down on knife crime and throwing money into useless social regeneration schemes.

    Gang gulture is fuelled by:
    1. Current drug policy
    2. Lack of decent role models for black children
    3. UK's mass consumer and materialistic culture

    People caught up in gang culture are often from deprived areas which are cut off from society. The lack of decent role models means children look towards the successful ones in their communities, which are often the dealers, and as a result get caught up in the trade. I mean, who blames them? they're just taking which is often the best job available for them.

    But as people get caught up in the underground economy, they're instantly viewed as the enemy of society, and from there, there's no chance that they're going to act kind or nice. To them, the outside world is pretty much the enemy trying to hold them down, and as everybody is striving for riches, they're forced to fight amongst eachother. It's no different to the fight for power in the corporate world, except that because they don't feel part of society, they don't see a need to follow the same rules.

    And to make things worse, we're currently caught up in a culture where everything is about buying, buying, spending, spending. I mean just look at the absolute horse-**** which passes for hip-hop nowadays, it's ******* disgraceful. Kids from deprived areas are listening to music which says you have to buy all this expensive **** to be a success, so its no wonder they want to make a quick buck: it's just to conform to what's been laid in front of them.
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    Put them all in a tower block in Camberwell and wait for one of them to learn how to use matches.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Put them all in a tower block in Camberwell and wait for one of them to learn how to use matches.
    Yeah man, that'll solve like totally everything man!!! Haha, dam man you're like sooooooooo wise and smart!!!
 
 
 
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