Only two groups of people seem to be getting a kick out of the rioting in England.
Firstly the rioters themselves, the nihilistic urban youth who are getting cheap thrills from looting shops, bashing bus stops, and burning down houses. And secondly middle-class radicals, trustafarians who live off daddy’s cash, who get a rush of political adrenalin whenever they see blacks burning stuff because it shows that “the oppressed are fighting back!”
These two sections of British society might look and sound very different from each other, with the former more likely to wear tracksuits and trainers and to speak in urban cockney slang, while the latter is usually decked out in skinny jeans and tortoise-shell glasses and speaks with an easy-to-spot “mockney” twang. But they share some important traits, helping to explain their weird meeting of minds over recent riotous behaviour. … full article here.