A Moment of Reflection: London

Those who do general searches for game news will no doubt notice today that Sony’s London warehouse was set ablaze yesterday. For those of you without an eye on world news, you should know that this is just one incident amid a wave of violence overtaking London, and surrounding areas in the UK.

The reasons given are myriad, but the result is singular, angry people lashing out at their home, their fellow citizens, in a misguided attempt at forcing ‘change’. Or, for some, its simply the joy of lunacy, of chaos.

Sony's warehouse about 16 hours ago.

At Padinga, I think I speak for all of us when we tell the rioters of London to calm the fuck down. Protests are one thing, but looting private businesses, home invasions, and last night a young man was shot to death while trying to hide in his car… its all too much. You’re unhappy with daily life, got it, now its time to stop. The ‘power’ you’re trying to bring down and protest are untouched and unaffected by the riots. You’re only hurting your fellow man, the working class, families.

To any who have lost a home, business, or health to the riots, we offer our condolences.

  • Mark Ross

    While I never condone violence, I can understand why people in the UK are upset. They’ve had many of their social services taken away by a government that refuses to listen, many of which are targeted at young people just exiting their equivalent of high school. People who would ordinarily be going to university are unable now, so of course you’re left with a mass of unhappy 18-25 year-olds with nothing better to do… When something like that happens, you’re naturally going to see an upswing in unlawful activity and civil unrest. I don’t condone it, but I understand it.
    Wait, you said this was the Sony warehouse? Go rioters go! (Just kidding.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/dustin.hall1 Dustin Hall

    Yeah, I’ve no doubt people have reason to be unhappy, its just terrible that the violence is so unreasoning. They’re unhappy with a lack of social services, so they burn mom and pop businesses and invade private homes? Way to completely miss the target and only serve to hurt your contemporaries. Its stuff like that which only weakens the movement and its supposed message. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andrew-Allen/7605503 Andrew Allen

    Agreed. The people they’re hurting aren’t the ones they were hoping to affect, which is the bizarre irony of things like this. It’s always bystanders who pay.