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It's sad how Europe swings to the right when everybody is broke.  I don't think we are quite at the levels we saw in the 1930s, but it is still thoroughly depressing. 

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Spreading to different parts of the country as well. Copycats hard at work. clearings in the woods!

Will it spread to different parts of Europe? Wouldn't be surprised.

 

I have a feeling the UK will see a number of "clashes" this summer. Probably race related too.

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It's sad how Europe swings to the right when everybody is broke.  I don't think we are quite at the levels we saw in the 1930s, but it is still thoroughly depressing. 

 

Pisses me off.

 

 

That said, this strikes me as something that's symptomatic of something that's been around for much longer than the recent austerity drives in Europe, as opposed to a direct reaction to economic cuts. The perpetrators here were minorities, had it been primarily a protest against austerity economics it would have involved large numbers of people from the religious majority.

 

Disclaimer, I know very very little about European economics, least of all Scandinavia, so forgive me if I make any poor assumptions.

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Hmmmm

 

"The insurgents are mostly muslim communist-scialists"

 

Now correct me if I am wrong here but surely that cannot work. Communists do not believe in religion - "opium of the people" etc? And, again apologies if I am wrong, but Islam surely has no time for communism or socialism.

 

There seems to be a lot of mis-information being spread now by the far right etc

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Their religion doesn't have anything to do with these riots. It's poor people who feel alienated from government institutions like the police taking out their frustrations at being poor and feeling left out of society.

It seems similar to the London riots and the Paris riots from a few years back

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Their religion doesn't have anything to do with these riots. It's poor people who feel alienated from government institutions like the police taking out their frustrations at being poor and feeling left out of society.

It seems similar to the London riots and the Paris riots from a few years back

 

its very similar to how the London riots started

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Hmmmm

 

"The insurgents are mostly muslim communist-scialists"

 

Now correct me if I am wrong here but surely that cannot work. Communists do not believe in religion - "opium of the people" etc? And, again apologies if I am wrong, but Islam surely has no time for communism or socialism.

 

There seems to be a lot of mis-information being spread now by the far right etc

 

They're probably atheist homosexual Muslim communists.

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Hmmmm

 

"The insurgents are mostly muslim communist-scialists"

 

Now correct me if I am wrong here but surely that cannot work. Communists do not believe in religion - "opium of the people" etc? And, again apologies if I am wrong, but Islam surely has no time for communism or socialism.

 

There seems to be a lot of mis-information being spread now by the far right etc

 

They're probably atheist homosexual Muslim communists.

 

 

Post of the year :thumb:

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Their religion doesn't have anything to do with these riots. It's poor people who feel alienated from government institutions like the police taking out their frustrations at being poor and feeling left out of society.

It seems similar to the London riots and the Paris riots from a few years back

 

You know, over here (where there's a lot of socioeconomic inequality, by developed country standards) the Scandinavian countries are often held up as models for governance, especially by people who are dissatisfied with the incumbent government here. While I'm sure a fair bit of it is justified, it is interesting to see that Scandinavia is also, in some respects, not the socialist utopia a lot of Singaporeans (seem to) think it is.

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Their religion doesn't have anything to do with these riots. It's poor people who feel alienated from government institutions like the police taking out their frustrations at being poor and feeling left out of society.

It seems similar to the London riots and the Paris riots from a few years back

 

The title of the video is ridiculous. Why is it that when Muslims do something, their religion suddenly becomes extremely relevant.

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Their religion doesn't have anything to do with these riots. It's poor people who feel alienated from government institutions like the police taking out their frustrations at being poor and feeling left out of society.

It seems similar to the London riots and the Paris riots from a few years back

 

You know, over here (where there's a lot of socioeconomic inequality, by developed country standards) the Scandinavian countries are often held up as models for governance, especially by people who are dissatisfied with the incumbent government here. While I'm sure a fair bit of it is justified, it is interesting to see that Scandinavia is also, in some respects, not the socialist utopia a lot of Singaporeans (seem to) think it is.

 

 

 

 

No where is a utopia. Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise is trying to manipulate you.  

 

Sweden has a very large middle class and the population have a culture of believing the government works for the people (The British seem to think that is a quaint idea :P). That attitude helps when you have to pay 50-60% of your income back in various taxes, at least everyone is getting something out of it. At the same time there are a lot of young Swedes who move to the US or UK to break out of that 'happy middle' culture and make their fortune.  

 

 At the other end of the spectrum, new migrants still find it tough to break into that happy middle. People with poor language skills or even just having a foreign sounding surname can find it tough to get a job. Other Swedes can resent having to pay for people who are not paying into the tax system themselves frustrations can build on both sides.

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