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Thelma Broach Issue: Section:

THE KAISER CHIEFS ANTHEM HAS GONE SILENT ON THE AIRWAVES.

SOMEWHAT INSENSITIVE SUBJECT MATTER FOLLOWING RECENT DISTURBING EVENTS IN SOME OF BRITAINS MAJOR CITIES. SO MUCH COLUMN SPACE HAS BEEN AFFORDED TO THE CAUSE OF SUCH BEHAVIOUR. I COULD SPEW OUT FAMILIAR WORDS LIKE DEPRIVATION AND DISADVANTAGE. I COULD LAY BLAME ON POLITICIANS AND THEIR POLICIES, ON BANKERS AND THEIR GREED. WHATEVER IS WRITTEN, I ASK ONE QUESTION. IS THERE ANYONE WHO COULD STAND UP AND SAY WITH HAND ON HEART THAT THIS WAS UNEXPECTED? THE HONEST ANSWER IS THAT THE SMOULDERING DISCONTENT,HOPELESSNESS AND HELPLESSNESS FUELED A BLAZE OF ANGER LEADING TO TOTAL LAWLESSNESS. IT WASN'T IF IT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, IT WAS WHEN. THERE IS NO EASY SOLUTION. THERE IS NO SINGLE MEASURE TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT ARE WRONG. INDEED IT IS DIFFICULT TO BE COHERENT IN THIS PIECE OF WRITING, SINCE THE CONFUSION OF REMEDIES PUT FORWARD BY THOSE WHO' KNOW BEST' ARE DOSES OF THE SAME MEDICINE THAT DID NOT WORK BEFORE. I CONTINUE TO FEEL MENTALLY BATTERED BY INAPROPRIATE MEDICATION. I AM NO POLITICIAN,THANK GOD, BUT THE TWO WORDS THAT KEEP POPPING INTO MY HEAD SINCE THE RIOTS ARE HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY.I DO BELIEVE THAT THOSE WHO FELT COMPELLED TO TAKE SUCH EXTREME ACTION NEED POSITIVE INPUT IN THEIR LIVES, HOWEVER GRIM THE FUTURE MAY APPEAR. I WRITE THIS FROM A VILLAGE IN CORNWALL WHERE A 'DISTURBANCE' CONSTITUTES THE LOCAL YOUNG FOLK GATHERING IN THE NEARBY BUS SHELTER TEXTING AND TWITTERING, DRINKING COKE AND EATING CHIPS.THE 'MORNING AFTER' A LOCAL RETIRED MAN GOES WITH GLOVES AND BUCKET AND CLEARS AWAY THE DISCARDED PAPER AND CANS. NO FUSS, NO POLICE PRESENCE, JUST COMMUNITY SPIRIT! HOW FORTUNATE AM I!

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