Friday, August 12, 2011

Lack Of Moral Courage.

Entre Les Trous
Dominque Appia.

The riots were triggered off in Tottenham, by police shooting someone dead on Ferry Road, last week Thursday.

At first they claimed that Mark Duggan had been shot after he opened fire on the police, this was discounted the following day.

Then it was announced that the policeman who had got shot, only had a bullet lodged in his radio, the bullet was identified as police issue.

It is a shame that neither police nor politicians went to see Mark Duggan’s family to explain how their boy got killed.

Instead they did nothing, and the police tried to intimidate and use force to disperse family and friends of Mark Duggan’s who had peacefully congregated on the Saturday for answers.

This insensitivity was the spark that started the riot, which spread like wild fire to other parts of the country.

Fires do not spread unless given the conditions for combustion.

Sadly the politicians do not have the courage to debate the causes of the riots; they have managed to divert the debate from politics to morality

 I think that once again they will not discuss the real issues and it will get papered over, that’s how they do it in England.

Shame that those talking about morality do not seem to have the moral courage to debate the real causes of the riots.

Not really surprising seeing as capitalism has no morality.


Travelogue for the Universe said...

Hi Herrad, Fascinating posts and I appreciate your in-depth real coverage of this story. You are a great journalist and historian. I also want to thank you for facilitating me having world wide readers. Your persistence and giving nature is an inspiration always. Best to Richie. Have a great weekend. Love, Mary

Herrad said...

Hi Mary,
Thanks for your very kind words, i am glad you liked my posts.
its important for me to post about much more than just MS.
I am not sure how I facilitate you having worldwide readers but i am glad if i did as its a pleasure to be of help to you.
I hope you have a great weekend.