I watched two contrasting TV programmes tonight. The first was Crimewatch’s special, “Riots Caught on Camera“, which featured film of groups scum whose only thoughts are for themselves & getting whatever they can for nothing rather than going out and working and saving up for it like the rest of us.
The second featured a group of men of 3 Platoon, 1st Battalion Royal Anglian Regiment who filmed themselves out in Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2007. It told the story of the death of Private Chris Gray, a 19-year-old soldier in his first experience of war. The moving documentary told of the effects of his death on his friends and colleagues, and of his family. If you haven’t seen it, after it was first shown on BBC Three, you can catch it on the BBC iPlayer.
Not one of the people I saw in the first programme were fit to lick the boots of anyone I saw in the second. Everyone involved in those riots should be forced to watch this programme repeatedly until it sinks into their self-serving little skulls what living in society is about, any that fail to understand should be sent to Helmand, dressed as a soldier and handed a wooden gun, sent towards the Taliban lines and told to get on with it.
I know which group will be occupying my thoughts for the rest of the evening.