My Kind Of People

You know what pisses me off? Brownie points to anyone that said “Pretty much everything” in answer to that, but we’re looking for specifics here so you don’t win the cookie. Sorry. No, one of the many things that pisses me off is thuggery. Now my main problem with thuggery isn’t what you’d expect because my main problem is that I actually look like a thug.


There is a chance that I’m slightly less green than in this artist’s impression, and my hair is much cooler, but apart from that it’s pretty accurate.


That’s my problem right above this paragraph. I’m pretty fucking huge and most people take one look at me, see that and assume that I’m a thug. It’s only when I open my mouth and speak that they start to see the brain hidden in that body. At this point they usually feel blatantly guilty and will bend over backwards to help me out, a fact that has given me better treatment in some businesses than you would expect a gigantic green monster to be given, so it’s not all bad. But until those people have heard me talking or read my writing, which doesn’t always happen obviously, they think I’m a thug simply from the way I look. It makes me want to smack the shite out of them sit them down and explain how hurtful their assumptions really are. So I’m sure you can imagine just how pissed off I am about the riots that have been happening around this country this week. For those people who aren’t continually thought of as thugs to act in such a thuggish manner, knowing full well that innocent people will get the blame if they aren’t caught or when enough time has passed that people look at these events with the dubious benefit of hindsight, really gets on my nerves.


Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you… The British Public.



Looters stealing from a shop where everything costs a single shiny pound coin.


To make things worse, there is no real reason beyond thuggery for them to be acting this way. Oh sure there are plenty of excuses flying around, not least the story of Mark Duggan. A bit of a toerag, Mark was carrying a loaded gun at the time police shot him to death. Despite the fact that the officers involved in that shooting never claimed that the now infamous bullet lodged in one of their radios was a result of Duggan firing on them, those who are relying on hearsay from the newspapers to get their information put two disconnected facts together and decided the police were trying to pull a fast one. The rational reply to that is this apparently, with rioters sending each other a viral message – “So if you see a brother . . . SALUTE! If you see a fed . . . SHOOT!” to fan the flames. Why they think they’re involved in an American crime drama show, which is the closest any of these little scumbags will come to meeting a federal officer, is beyond me. Perhaps it helped them to live out the fantasy of revolution that they were having. I could probably go on but it’d just be filling this article with false ideas about why these people are rioting. The fact of the matter is that most of them have never even heard of Mark Duggan and those that have are simply using his name as an excuse for their behaviour. They’re rioting because it’s too difficult for them not to riot, too much work for them to hide their true natures.


What’s the betting this guy has been incredibly vocal about the need to “Ban The Burka” in this country?


It’s not like there were riots following the unlawful shooting of Jean Charles De Menezes in 2005 after all, even when the officers involved were cleared of culpability and the police force being fined a paltry sum for endangering the public with the operation. Found by officers investigating the bus bombings in July 2005, De Menezes was shot in the head seven times. Police lied and said that he had run from them until security camera footage proved them wrong. Police lied and said that they’d identified themselves as armed police, until dozens of witnesses spoke up and said they hadn’t. Then claims were made that bomb-making equipment was found in the backpack that De Menezes was carrying, and that too was found to be a lie, fabricated to make the execution of an innocent look like a clean kill. It amazes me that so many people are willing to take to the streets over a well known gangster getting shot by police when this man was executed and the officers involved got away with it yet no-one even raised their voices. Could it be that police brutality is not the issue at all and that it is simply being used as an easy excuse by thugs who are unable to think of any other way to excuse the fact that they’re pretty low on the evolutionary scale?


Children of the revolution all shop at Amazon it seems, at least according to the 5,000% rise in bat sales.


The thugs leapt on the story of Mark Duggan as an excuse and that is all it has ever been for them. None of them are doing this for the reasons they claim except for those few who are so thuggish that trying to lie about their reasoning is beyond them. Take these girls who had no problem admitting to journalists that the booze they were drinking was looted and that they were in it for the fun.

Everyone was just on a riot, going mad like, chucking things, breaking bottles, breaking into stuff. It was good though, course it is. It’s the governments fault. Ain’t even a riot, it’s showing the police we can do what we want and now we have. It’s the rich people, people who have got businesses. That’s why all this has happened, ’cause of rich people.

These stupid little idiots don’t have clue one what they’re talking about and the only thing clear from this is that they’ve given in to mob mentality and are actually proud of themselves for it. At best, each one sees themselves as Che Guevara facing down the perceived evils of their world in so flawed a manner that you’d think they didn’t know he was executed for his actions. At worst they’re just in this to cause as much damage as they can simply for the thrills. One has to wonder how they’d feel about showing the police that they “can do what we want” if someone were to take advantage of the confusion and chaos to rape them, which is far from improbable considering the mentality on the streets at the moment.

The riots hit the town I reside in last night, but you could feel it coming long before it happened. Rumours had been flying around for a while and people were on edge. Some of the shops had closed up extremely early, while the managers of others stood in the doorways of their shops, looking out for coming trouble so they could drop the shutters quickly and protect their staff. Police officers lined the streets. The aura of fear covering the city centre was almost amazing to behold, both fuelling the rumours that the riots would be happening here and eventually becoming a self-fulfilling prophesy by empowering the sort of cowards who take part in such mob activities.


Now that’s what I call a Turkish Delight.


I think it’s pretty obvious how I feel about the sorts of scumbags who are taking part in these riots. They’re animals who need to be put down, criminals with so many crimes to their names – not least making me agree with the Daily Mail for once. They make me ashamed to be in this country. But there’s an old saying about the name of this country, steeped in the good old-fashioned family racism of a bygone age, and it goes a little something like this – “Of all the countries in Europa, only Britain is Great”. While the thugs who are taking part in these riots are making other countries see just how false that adage is, there are other people in this country who have a rather more “Furie” outlook on events. These are the ones who put the Great in Great Britain, and they outnumber those few thugs who would try to terrorise them.


Thousands of people around the country showed up to clean up the mess left behind by the thugs.


These are the people who far outnumber the thugs in this country. The extraordinary men and women who keep the country running despite being just as upset and in need of going wild as any of the thugs taking part in these riots. They aren’t rising up against an imagined enemy, they’re rising up against those who are destroying this country at the moment. They aren’t out to destroy to make their point, they’re out to clean up the mess and help where they can.

These are my kind of people, and I am proud to be counted amongst them.

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33 thoughts on “My Kind Of People

  1. Drak writes:I just can't understand why all these people are doing such things… surely not all of them were thugs before the riots… I bet most of them just thought it would make them "cool" DX@Lu: I saw that to… I can't believe that there are people who are so despicable to do such a thing…

  2. Thugs, plain and simple. Threatening to burn down a children's hospital is the worst thing I've heard of in this series of events. Apparently the rich don't deserve to spend time with their dying children…

  3. Me too. The worst thing i saw, was those people mugging the poor Malaysian student as they pretended to help him after he'd just been beaten by a load of other thugs. I don't know how these people can honestly live with themselves. It's sick.

  4. It's the rich people, people who have got businesses

    Yes, those 'people who have got businesses', you know, the kind that create jobs rather than the magic pixies who'll one day give a former rioter a £50,000 salary for being able to spell his/her name.Around here (well, near my workplace) we had 4 fire engines put out of commission…out of a total of 4. Poetic justice would seem to call for spontaneous combustion of those involved :knight:http://photoshoplooter.tumblr.com/ :p

  5. You can just bet the fuckers who are engaged in these riots will be bitching next week about how their favourite shops haven't magically reopened yet. They'll honestly have trouble trying to wrap their head around the fact the businesses they helped destroy still aren't open, no matter how much they might want some smokes, alcohol or food. Some of them have attempted to justify their behaviour by saying they're 'protesting' against 'the government', yet they'll be the first to whine that 'the government' hasn't somehow instantly 'fixed things' for them when they want to go down the pub with their mates. "Fooking David Cameron oughtta fix my fooking local! I wanna bacon fooking sarnie! It's all right for him, sitting in his ivory fookin' tower. Meanwhile I'm fookin' starvin', roit?!" You've done well posting about people who are actually trying to help out. Despite checking major news channels, the radio and various internet news sites, there's been nothing about that until just recently! Still, as we all know, rioting makes for better news (Edit: better TV) than people's better natures. And good on that woman for trying to talk sense to people in the thick of things! Unfortunately, she was trying to talk sense into people who weren't in the most receptive frame of mind, and who wouldn't know sense if it kicked them in the arse.As for the people trying to blame violent video games for the riots, a) What the fuck? And, b) It's obviously a case of so-called experts trotting out their favourite bugbear to shoehorn into the situation so they can make sense of it. And why not? After all, all those people who took to the streets recently in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen (to name a few) were only spurred to action by all that GTA they played. Oh, wait …What shits me more is the people trying to place the blame on 'society failing to provide them with adequate avenues for advancement' (to grab a slightly out-of-context quote from one of the links you posted). 'Society' provides a framework, but people, themselves are supposed to put the work in to get anything out of it.On the plus side, London is supposed to be the most heavily monitored city in the world, with all the security cameras. Hopefully the vast majority of these fucks will be identified for prosecution from security camera footage. And, failing that, there's always those really stupid people who brag about it …Mik, if the rioters get near your home, use that thuggish form of yours to its best advantage to protect yourselves. Take off all your clothes, grab a bottle of olive oil and, rubbing it on your genitals, run at the rioters, screaming, "Who's next? Who's fucking next?!" Stay safe, guys. :knight:

  6. Originally posted by clean:

    Take off all your clothes, grab a bottle of olive oil and, rubbing it on your genitals, run at the rioters, screaming, "Who's next? Who's fucking next?!"

    :lol:.

  7. We did have a quote from someone at Waterstones when the riots started :“We will stay open. They might learn something if they steal our books.”

  8. Sometimes, humanity makes me sick. And as Lu mentioned, the way that poor student was taken advantage of was one of the worst things I've seen during this.

  9. I am on vacation so can't be bothered too much about what is going on in the world these days 😛 But I read news and we (San and me) understood there is something fishy in all those riots. Unfortunately, media, in order to increase profit, don't help in calming the overall situation. But this is good to see that there are people in GB that are ready to fight back, even by cleaning streets from destruction and declaring standpoint that is opposite of what those thugs do and say.Every society has its own problems, especially one with so big diversity in nations and cultures like in GB. But this is not the way to solve them.

  10. Originally posted by anonymous:

    I just can't understand why all these people are doing such things… surely not all of them were thugs before the riots…

    Welcome to TDF, Drak. It's nice to think that but the simple fact is, if these people are going to do this with the little provocation they've had this time then they were just looking for an excuse. Look at the so-called "internet culture" of bragging over things no-one should be proud of, lying to make yourself look better and rage at the slightest thing and you'll see a smaller example of how easily normal people can turn into these sorts of monsters.Originally posted by theoddbod:

    It's the rich people, people who have got businesses

    Yes, those 'people who have got businesses', you know, the kind that create jobs rather than the magic pixies who'll one day give a former rioter a £50,000 salary for being able to spell his/her name.

    It's believed that a hundred million pounds worth of damage has been done to businesses that are covered by insurance. Those insurance companies have the right under the Riot Damages Act of 1886 to recover that money from the budget set aside for the police forces in the affected areas and that is coming straight from the taxpayer. A further hundred million can be recovered by businesses and homes that are damaged by rioters but uninsured. Police forces will have to lose staff and taxes will have to be raised to keep some staff at least while shelling out two hundred million pounds and counting. How these short-sighted thugs think their actions will only affect the rich is beyond me.Originally posted by theoddbod:

    Around here (well, near my workplace) we had 4 fire engines put out of commission…out of a total of 4. Poetic justice would seem to call for spontaneous combustion of those involved

    I totally agree. No matter what is going on, fire engines and ambulances should be protected and those who would do anything to them vilified. Whatever gets people into a state where they think that destroying those people who are risking their own lives trying to save the lives of strangers is beyond my realm of knowledge, but I'm perfectly willing to descend to whatever levels needed to protect those people.Originally posted by Pineas2:

    I am still waiting for riots when bookstores will be lootered.

    Originally posted by theoddbod:

    We did have a quote from someone at Waterstones when the riots started:“We will stay open. They might learn something if they steal our books.”

    Clapham Junction had every single shop looted except for Waterstones. To me that says everything worth knowing about the sort of person taking part in these riots.Originally posted by gdare:

    But this is good to see that there are people in GB that are ready to fight back, even by cleaning streets from destruction and declaring standpoint that is opposite of what those thugs do and say.

    Originally posted by Spaggyj:

    Sometimes, humanity makes me sick.

    Sometimes I really do hate this country and almost everything about it. Then I see that, far from being in the minority, I'm one of so very many who actually do have the sense to avoid events like this and the need to make them stop. Too often the media presents the bad side of things and you tend to forget that there are other good people out there and you're not an island surrounded by shark infested waters.Originally posted by gdare:

    Every society has its own problems, especially one with so big diversity in nations and cultures like in GB. But this is not the way to solve them.

    Never a truer word said. Considering the still-recent history of your own country this must look fucking pathetic to you, a kids squabble in the streets.David, massive comment with a lot of different points so I'm going to reply to you separately.

  11. Originally posted by clean:

    You can just bet the fuckers who are engaged in these riots will be bitching next week about how their favourite shops haven't magically reopened yet. They'll honestly have trouble trying to wrap their head around the fact the businesses they helped destroy still aren't open, no matter how much they might want some smokes, alcohol or food.

    Yep, and they'll complain about the inevitable rise in taxes needed to cover the devastation they've done, and the majority of them wont even realise that they've opened the gateway to this government doing whatever the fuck they want in the next budget. They'll probably use the repercussions of this riot as their justification for their actions, claiming to have seen it coming. And the part that annoys me the most is that many of them will, once they realise that the riots have caused these problems, will complain about the rioters as if they weren't a part of it. They'll claim that it wasn't them or that the problems were by people who got out of hand while they were doing it for the right cause, as they watch their new 42 inch Samsung television. Originally posted by clean:

    Some of them have attempted to justify their behaviour by saying they're 'protesting' against 'the government', yet they'll be the first to whine that 'the government' hasn't somehow instantly 'fixed things' for them when they want to go down the pub with their mates. "Fooking David Cameron oughtta fix my fooking local! I wanna bacon fooking sarnie! It's all right for him, sitting in his ivory fookin' tower. Meanwhile I'm fookin' starvin', roit?!"

    :left::right::sst: Fookin' prawn! :pOriginally posted by clean:

    You've done well posting about people who are actually trying to help out. Despite checking major news channels, the radio and various internet news sites, there's been nothing about that until just recently! Still, as we all know, rioting makes for better news (Edit: better TV) than people's better natures. And good on that woman for trying to talk sense to people in the thick of things! Unfortunately, she was trying to talk sense into people who weren't in the most receptive frame of mind, and who wouldn't know sense if it kicked them in the arse.

    Originally posted by clean:

    As for the people trying to blame violent video games for the riots, a) What the fuck? And, b) It's obviously a case of so-called experts trotting out their favourite bugbear to shoehorn into the situation so they can make sense of it. And why not? After all, all those people who took to the streets recently in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, Syria and Yemen (to name a few) were only spurred to action by all that GTA they played. Oh, wait …

    People are afraid and they've leapt onto the very first and easiest comparison they can find, the boogeyman to take the blame rather than admit to the true failings. The fact is that this country has failed fundamentally for years. There are kids as young as eleven who have been arrested and elderly people in their sixties in these riots. It's blatantly not just a teenaged gamer thing, it's a fundamental failing of society.Originally posted by clean:

    What shits me more is the people trying to place the blame on 'society failing to provide them with adequate avenues for advancement' (to grab a slightly out-of-context quote from one of the links you posted). 'Society' provides a framework, but people, themselves are supposed to put the work in to get anything out of it.

    True. The problem lies in receptiveness I believe. A lot of people will compare these riots to the more justified ones in countries like Tunisia and Egypt. The problem is that those riots actually had a cause and were brought about partially by the raising standards of education in those countries. In this country there is no real cause and the falling standards of education (on a person by person comparison anyway) have contributed to this. Imagine the old Darwinian evolution chart only it starts at Stephen Fry, passes through me, goes further down the scale to children's television presenters and ends on those women robbing Poundland. That's how education in this country has gone over the past few decades.Originally posted by clean:

    On the plus side, London is supposed to be the most heavily monitored city in the world, with all the security cameras. Hopefully the vast majority of these fucks will be identified for prosecution from security camera footage. And, failing that, there's always those really stupid people who brag about it …

    Yeah, I saw that image. It was taken from his Facebook account originally and linked to on Twitter. The photo has been deleted now but the address of the profile will still be able to be traced and you can bet it has been already. Plenty of people have been captured on film and are being identified, last I heard seven hundred people had been arrested in London alone. They'll get the majority of them eventually and so few people support these riots that those involved will likely find themselves shopped to the police even if only there nearest and dearest know they were involved.Originally posted by clean:

    Mik, if the rioters get near your home, use that thuggish form of yours to its best advantage to protect yourselves. Take off all your clothes, grab a bottle of olive oil and, rubbing it on your genitals, run at the rioters, screaming, "Who's next? Who's fucking next?!" Stay safe, guys.

    I'm a master at that. Staying safe, not running at groups of men while naked and oiled up… :left: Nothing else will be happening here anyway it seems. A few broken shop windows the night before last but the police handed out Smartwater security systems to a load of shops for free, announced the fact on Twitter and suddenly the "protesters" didn't want to show up… Amazing how that works isn't it, especially as these are people protesting not breaking into shops.

  12. "Cobblers! If the bloody government had given those shops some Smartwater security stuff before these riots, I wouldn't have gotten involved, now, would I? It's all David Cameron's fault!" 😉

  13. Good post! And spot on! These people are not in it for the cause, but for the riots! The quote you posted proves the point pretty good, actually. 'We can do what we want'… No you can't, you're not living in a society with anarchy. 🙄

  14. "The problem is that those riots actually had a cause and were brought about partially by the raising standards of education…"Well, not much will blame the riots in London and Birmingham to this.

  15. Killing of an innocent/criminal by police, leads to –> looting shops, burning public property, damaging businesses that provide bread and butter to many people, sounds insanity. One wrong can't be justified by another one. There are law courts in England, aren't there?

  16. I live in England, UK. If I lived in another country I might be perceiving things from a different perspective, perhaps. I suggest you look at the BBC news site and be brought up to date with immediate information. I was watching the BBC TV live news from Parliament today; the PM was taking questions from the House. It was informative. I am sure you can google bbc.co.uk/news and then your last question will probably be answered by what you see and hear from that news transmission.Regards. :up:

  17. Well, I tried to follow up with CNN.com and Huffingtonpost.com. There is no lacking of law courts to handle the looterers. But the question is still where all this frustration comes from. Are that similar reasons like in Greece, a answer on the savings, the loss of opportunities for one's life, the grumbling belly of the cities? Or is it anything else?

  18. Originally posted by clean:

    "Cobblers! If the bloody government had given those shops some Smartwater security stuff before these riots, I wouldn't have gotten involved, now, would I? It's all David Cameron's fault!" 😉

    The sad thing is that I can see people (all called Dave and Terry for some reason, no offence) actually saying that as the fat bastards sit in their living rooms, surrounded by their chavvy kids, a third generation of recent toddlers, and the profits of all their looting…Originally posted by Zaphira:

    The quote you posted proves the point pretty good, actually. 'We can do what we want'… No you can't, you're not living in a society with anarchy.

    These sorts of bloody idiots really wish they were, yet they'd never be able to survive in a true anarchistic society. A few photos were printed in the local newspaper here and the majority of these people had new bandanas covering their faces. So new that you could still see the folds in the fabric. They're just dressing up like they saw people on television doing and acting the same way. The logical question is, will someone be blaming the news and trying to get it taken off television? ;)Originally posted by Pineas2:

    "The problem is that those riots actually had a cause and were brought about partially by the raising standards of education…"Well, not much will blame the riots in London and Birmingham to this.

    Exactly my point. This is the result of falling education standards amongst many other things, not a suddenly enlightened people realising they can have a better life if they were to get out from under an oppressive government.Originally posted by KYren:

    There are law courts in England, aren't there?

    Supposedly yes. The way they work tends to be to punish those who commit minor crimes or those who are protecting themselves from criminals more than the criminals themselves. They're not all like that, but a few too many are as you can tell from the many British crime things I've posted over the years.Originally posted by Pineas2:

    But the question is still where all this frustration comes from. Are that similar reasons like in Greece, a answer on the savings, the loss of opportunities for one's life, the grumbling belly of the cities? Or is it anything else?

    The truth is that the few who started this believed that the police had murdered someone and were out to demonstrate and show them they wouldn't back down. As is always the way with these things, bored toerags got hold of the information and decided to use it as an excuse to smash and break things the way that only arseholes like that can. The scenes of it on the news inspired children and fools in other cities to "have a bit of that action" as they realised they could get free stuff that way (like the local teenager who broke into a designer suit shop and only took thirty boxes of cheap cufflinks :rolleyes:, leaving all the several hundred pound suits behind). It all comes own to idiocy in the long run.

  19. Well, if the police would shoot someone here, we would have a mourning with candles, politicians expressing their concernment, an enquiry into the policemen's actions etc.

  20. Originally posted by Spaggyj:

    Aadil, it's a joke.

    I get that it's meant to be a joke, I just don't get the punch-line! :p.

  21. Content violated terms and conditions? :eyes: Ridiculous.In other news, a woman whose son was in the midst of the riots with his mates and a hammer, says her son was innocent and should have lenient treatment from the courts. "He was only there because his friends told him to come down. He was at a barbeque until then and they paid his bus fare so he's innocent. He only had the hammer because he was scared in the middle of the riot he chose to go into the middle of with friends during the third night of rioting, and needed protection."

  22. Oh well, that's ok then isn't it. :up:.I mean his friends paid his bus fare and everything so he must be innocent right? :rolleyes:.I'd say that it's clearly the Mother's fault so perhaps they should arrest her in his place? :sherlock:.

  23. Originally posted by rose-marie:

    And what's the deal with robbing pound stores?

    It's the rich people, people who have got businesses. That's why all this has happened, 'cause of rich people.

    :up:

  24. Thuggery really pisses me off.Yeah, I wonder how many of those thugs actually knew or had heard of Mark Duggan. Even his family (according to media here) dissociated themselves from those awful events.Originally posted by lixxylu:

    people mugging the poor Malaysian student as they pretended to help him

    Made the media here too. Made me sick to my stomach.And what's the deal with robbing pound stores? 🙄

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