EUROPE vs. AMERICA: FACING THE REALITY OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONDITIONS
By Timothy N. Baldwin, JD.
July 19, 2011
For years, the United Kingdom has suffered from rampant criminal activities by gangs and criminal networks purportedly comprised of young teens and adults alike. These organized and asserted efforts have been described in various UK news reports as the fruits of the demoralization of society in the UK. This state has in part been attributed by UK’s Prime Minister as the effects of multiculturalism—an unworkable phenomena in society. While many political conservatives in the United States criticize the UK for having a socialist polity, there appears to be a striking contrast in the manner in which the UK is responding to their social problems and the United States theirs.
Perhaps the States in America could take a lesson.
In a recent AP article describing the rioting problems in the UK, the AP author describes how the UK needs the help of “anti-gang experts” from America to solve their problems. In particular, American experts are supposedly needed because the rioting and gang problems in the UK are almost solely attributable to the gang mentality and lifestyle portrayed by various American forums, such as movies, rap artists, etc. Specifically put, “British law enforcement authorities…billed full-blooded street gangs as an American phenomenon.”
Since these UK crimes’ origins are asserted to bleed from America’s wound, the logic follows that experts from America who are dealing with the same sort of problems are needed to solve UK’s criminal activity. At the end of the AP article, the author asserts that as a result of “American help” the problems in the UK have been substantially cured claiming that “gang-related violent crimes [fell] 46 percent in the past three years because of them.”