Vic: sad increase of youth violence

September 2007, Adrian Tame, Herald Sun

"Youths account for about a fifth of Victoria's population, yet they are our No.1 offender group. It's a trend that is being mirrored in many other countries, Adrian Tame reports.

MINDLESS violence is becoming a fact of life for the young in our schools and suburbs as knife-wielding, pre-pubescent thugs terrorise pupils, teachers and parents.

Experts, shocked by the mayhem, fear it may be only a matter of time before we see a massacre similar to those that have crushed school communities across the US or the violence perpetrated by children that has riven communities in Britain.

Police and teacher unions blame broken homes, violent films and computer games for the alarming trend and have called for greater parental controls in the home ...

Some Australian parents are following a British trend, buying knife-resistant school uniforms made from Kevlar. And a colour-coded alert system was introduced to Victorian schools last month to inform parents and teachers of potential threats to pupils ...

The shooting of Rhys Jones, 11, in Liverpool last month prompted a crackdown on Britain's teenage gangs, echoed here by calls from state MPs for religious and racial-tolerance instruction in schools ...

Rhys was the 20th child to be murdered in Britain in the past eight months, nine of them by shooting. Many were young blacks killed in gang warfare near South London's economically deprived housing estates ...

It's an uncomfortable thought that where the US and Britain go, Australia eventually follows."
My comment ...

Hey Adrian, how about some righteous anger instead of this fatalistic Sad Sack puke? And barely a mention of the major cause of all this violence: diversity and a cultural vacuum. The real sad thing is the media censorship of the truth. This article is a pathetic imitation of investigative journalism. Take your hat, pen, and notebook, flush them down the toilet, and go join the public service with the other PC parrots.

Diversity leads to youth feeling betrayed. Diversity is sensory assault: all things foreign (sights, sounds, smells) hit the subconscious with unease and shock (*) - only the hardy label this a celebration. The youth have no respect for adults who dump them into melting pots and say "celebrate Johnny".

And the tension only escalates from there into violence.

NEWSFLASH ADRIAN: the words "mindless violence" would be a cue to a real journalist. Mindless? Pig's ar*e. Everything happens for a reason.

"shocked", "crushed", "mirrored", "only a matter of time" ... wave that white flag loud and proud there buddy.

Turn our immigration policies back to white Christian before we become Britain.

And next time do something useful and dig out some statistics comparing levels of diversity with levels of crime.

Mark Steyn on the cultural vacuum:
"in such a world a certain percentage of its youth will have a great gaping hole where their sense of identity should be. And into that hole you can pour something fierce and primal and implacable ..."
(*) Note: my views on "diversity is sensory assault" are explained in here.

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