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Why Is Everyone So Violent Today?

Posted in America, Britain, Child Discipline, England, European Union, Football, Justice, News, Parenting, Teen Violence with tags , , , , on 11/07/2016 by floroy1942

Apart from previous wars, the general public have never been as excessively violent as they are today. I wonder why? What is it that drives people at, for example, football matches to become so angry that we see running street battles and fans attacking each other or the police in the stadium? Something has changed in the psyche of many people today that I just fail to understand.

Fan Violence

Fan Violence

When I was young fans always respected each other, and just because their side lost didn’t mean that they would turn to violence against those who supported the winners. And yet today we hardly see a football match that doesn’t turn to fighting among fans, especially at international matches.

We have seen violent demonstrations in America where the blacks are having a go at the police because they feel that they are hard done by, and yes, I fully realize that there have been three killings of Black people in dubious circumstances in recent days. But instead of having a peaceful demonstration there is always someone who wants to turn it into a violent confrontation with the police.

We have seen the same thing in France, Germany and other European countries for a variety of reasons ranging from football to political differences. Today in Britain street violence, especially between teenagers particularly on a Friday and Saturday night in many towns and cities across the U.K., has risen out of all proportion, Why?

In my view it is because most parents do not have any control over their offspring anymore. When I was growing up my mother was always at home and always there when I needed her, but that is not true today. Most parents see their children for maybe two or three hours a day because they are both working. As a consequence, there is nobody at home to make sure the children are brought up properly, and by that I mean, being respectful of others and being honest. This makes them ‘loose cannons’ whenever they have to interact with others.

Young Murderer Kills Teacher

Young Murderer Kills Teacher

In Britain in particular we have children and teenagers who will murder an old person for the few pounds they have in their pocket, and you can’t deny this for it has happened time and again. In a previous post I relayed the news item that a young man had stolen the wallet from an accident victim who lay badly injured and then walked away and left him on the street. In my youth that would never have happened, for the person concerned would have done everything to help and not just stolen the money and walked away. Oh how times have changed!

To me it seems that we have entered an age where many people put themselves first and to hell with everyone else. Of course I do not mean those of us who still care and behave properly. Naturally I am not saying that everyone is like this, and not everyone would get into a fight because their team lost, but the numbers are growing with our youth and young people. In maybe ten years time I can see a period where complete anarchy reigns across many countries in the world, for it takes very little to get some people’s blood boiling and they take to violence.

Riots In Venezuela 2014

Riots In Venezuela 2014

The history of riots tells us that things have got much worse in the twentieth Century than they ever were before. For example, from 1900 until 1920 there were thirty riots across the entire world. From 2001 to 2010 there were 113 riots across the world, and from 2011 until now we have seen 288. It is good to remember that these are riots by the people and not just incidents at football stadiums, for many got killed during these confrontations.

Life Of Luxery

Life Of Luxury

Part of the problem is that the legal system in many countries is failing. I can only talk about Britain for that is my country, but the justice system is very weak in Britain because of the continued interference of the European Human Rights Council. It has weakened our laws to the extent that a stay in jail for a couple of years for murder is like staying at a holiday camp.

This is partly the reason why many do not fear going to jail for acts of murder, rape or just sheer brutality. In most cases those involved in street fights or at football matches couldn’t give a damn, for they know they will most likely be told in court not to misbehave anymore and are let off with a warning.

Whichever way you look at it, and whatever country you reside in, general violence is becoming more of a daily thing and it makes me wonder where it will all end.

Roy.

What The Hell Is Wrong With British Youth Today?

Posted in America, Britain, England, European Union, Football, Justice, News, Parenting, Police, Teen Violence with tags , , , , on 11/06/2016 by floroy1942
Taunting Other Nations Fans And The Police

Taunting Other Nations Fans And The Police

We now have the start of the Euro 2016 football championships, and even before the first match is played there is trouble on the streets of Marseilles. As you would expect, English fans are in the thick of it.

Our International Football Image

Our International Football Image

On the morning of the first match, long before it was about to begin, English fans were in the bars getting ‘tanked up’. No wonder that even before the match began they were fighting on the streets with the police firing off tear gas grenades.

No matter that some will say “We didn’t start it”, if someone else gets aggressive just walk away!

At this point I do have to say that not all fans are like this, but that does not detract from the fact that there are too many who love to cause trouble.

The Battle Begins

The Battle Begins

After the match was over trouble started again with fighting, flares being thrown and general mayhem on the streets. From reports it would seem that Russian and German fans were just as much to blame for the chaos.

But say what you like about who is to blame, many English fans can’t wait to get drunk and fight with someone. Even in our home towns and cities, if you walk around the centre between eleven and one o’clock in the morning you will find drunken youths fighting outside a disco or bar. This alcohol addiction by our youth has grown out of all proportion. Naturally, as soon as they get enough inside them some want to fight.

Drunken Teen

Drunken Teen

Even here in Spain, if you go to Puerto Banus near Marbella in late evening you are sure to find a crowd of very rowdy, swearing English youth insulting passers-by. Very often there are fights too in bars and disco’s as well as on the street.

Say what you like, but the English are not very well liked by many visitors and Spanish during the holidays.

When there is a gang of English sat at a table in a bar or restaurant making a lot of noise as they swear with every other word, the looks of disapproval on the faces of other foreign visitors and Spanish sat nearby is plain to see. I know for I have witnessed it myself.

We Need National Service

We Need National Service

But the big problem is how to stop this drinking and aggressive attitude? Well, one way would be to bring back National Service. Let these idiots be put through an Army training camp where they are pushed literally to the limit with drills, and hikes carrying 30lbs on their back.

Push-ups

Push-ups

Let them go through this and they will learn how to behave themselves for the Army will not accept anyone who does not ‘toe the line’. They will be pushed to the limits of their endurance both physically and mentally, and I am sure they will not be so ready to get into fights after heavy drinking.

Hard Training

Hard Training

Not only that, but the Army can teach them a trade that will carry them through the rest of their lives, and they will not be swelling the Dole queues – leave that to the immigrants!

This Will Teach Them Right From Wrong!

This Will Teach Them Right From Wrong!

With the sad state of our education system and a lack of proper upbringing, the situation in Britain will only get worse as time goes by.

Our prisons are already full to overflowing and criminals are getting shorter and shorter sentences because the system is overloaded. This is not the answer, there has to be another way. In my view that is National Service which will teach them responsibility, respect and a trade.

Roy.

What Is Wrong With British Football?

Posted in America, Brazil, Britain, England, Europe, Football, Modern World, News, UK, World Cup with tags , , on 27/06/2014 by floroy1942

Brazil 2014After watching most of England’s games in the World Cup I have to say that English football is in dire straits and the Football Association along with the clubs are to blame. England has never put up such a poor showing in the last thirty-odd years of this tournament, but in my view it is only going to get worse.

Fewer Native PlayersThe big problem with football in this country has been the ever-growing insistence over the last twenty years of clubs bringing in foreign players to win League matches. When England’s top-flight celebrated its 20th anniversary last summer what percentage of players were of foreign origin? The answer is: 62 per cent. And that is just the top clubs.

2014 Opening Ceremony

2014 Opening Ceremony

Teams like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and most others have done everything they can to sign on top players from teams across Europe, but what they do not realize is that they are stifling our own talent. These days a true English born and bred player is a rarity on the pitch. When it comes to the greatest football spectacle on the planet we have to coddle together a team of what we can find because we cannot have foreign players in our national team.

In my view, FA is just as much to blame by not setting a limit on the number of foreign players allowed in League teams. If they were to set a rule that no team may have no more than, say, four foreign players in the squad, it would give us a chance to benefit from young talented English players who are yearning for a chance to show what they can do. I am sure we have many up-and-coming young players who given half a chance could prove to be great assets to this country and the clubs. It’s just a pity we never give them a chance to shine.

Suarez Bite

Suarez Bite

The main problem with football in general is that everything revolves around money these days. Years ago it was a sport that everyone could enjoy, but now it has become ‘win at any cost’ because we must have the money. This is one of the reasons why we see so many fouls, play-acting and foul tempered arguments on the pitch today, because we must win and will try any trick in or out of the book to gain a victory.

Players are paid exorbitant amounts of money these days and it keeps rising. Teams are prepared to pay whatever it costs to get the player they want from another team. Players themselves are costing more money than 100 people can earn in a lifetime – monthly. Why?

Personally I'd Rather Watch Her Play

Personally I’d Rather Watch Her Play

Wayne Rooney gets £13,936,765.00 a year, David Beckham received £ 22,036,765.00, Frank Lampard gets £9,529,412.00. Many Footballers playing for foreign clubs get ever more,  Lionel Messi is paid £38,534,559.00 annually while Nemar of Barcelona gets £20,011,765.00 per year(Information from: uk.paywizard.co.ok). As you would expect, such salaries are a tax man’s dream, but  even the tax is paid for them by many clubs.

Can you imagine how many years you or I would have to work to earn that kind of money? It is nothing short of scandalous. It is time the football world got back down to Earth, stopped hiring expensive foreign players, cut salaries across the board and got back to playing ‘The Beautiful Game’! Time for the FA to wake up and take positive action to stop this merry-go-round.

May you reach your goal without fouling!

Roy.

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