Ah late night flights of fancy when you really should be tucked up in bed! What do you reckon though? Do you think a Steiner education would make you more likely to swing from the Cenotaph or are we talking about posh kids trying to be anarchic? Where was Otis Ferry?
Sorry, am bumping this because I think it's interesting. We all wonder what our own children would get up to in this situation, And there is a perception that certain children would behave in one way and other children might behave in another.
Who are the children that would swing from a Cenotaph?
Who would piss on Winston Churchill?
Who would try and scare the future King and vandalise his car?
Looking purely at the behavior of some rioters protesters I think it's pretty revolting what some of them got up to.
Whatever you opinion on the cuts or war swinging from the cenotaph is just not on and such a total lack of respect for those who died and the families of those who died. I know not everyone agrees with the army but even thinking purely in terms of those who died through conscripted wars (ie they had little choice but to fight) it's just so disrespectful.
Pissing on Churchill's statue is, to me, in the same league as breaking windows and scrawling slogans across buildings. It's not big, it's not clever and it detracts from whatever message you are actually trying to get across. Surely a far better protest would have been to turn up, walk a designated route and deliver an alternative proposal or whatever to the government. Surely we all know from the many brilliant discussions on MN that anger gets you no where but communication usually moves you forward.
Again whatever you think of the monarchy I think that frightening innocent people is wrong. It doesn't matter if you are next in line or an office worker don't we have the right to go about our business without fear of violence?
Finally some kids will behave like shits no matter who there parents are. There are always people who will break something just because they can and when everyone around them does it they will too. I often think that a person is clever but people are daft.
Sorry that's long but none of my friends are Brits and I needed to get this off my chest!