Less than 5 months after the lavish wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton and the farcical parade of the newly-weds in the streets of London, the British people have poured into the streets, rising up against the senseless arrogance of Buckingham Palace. These are the Dickensian “Oliver Twists” who are asking for a little bit more of their “ration” from Mr. Bumble’s liberal-democratic orphanage, even if they have to pay the price by getting beaten up by “Uncle Bumble”!
What is plaguing most of these young rebels is indignation and resentment?
An “indignant” person is dissatisfied with his status quo rather than the government. Such a person is extremely disappointed in his future or in another word “lack of a future”.
Nietzsche believes that a resentful person is unhappy with his contemptuous and lowly life and has no power to defend himself by relying on his identity and as such embarks upon vengeance and revenge.
Vandalism and hooliganism is the natural reaction of such indignant youth who have been forgotten by the society and who have not received any help from the society when they needed it. The result is that the youth gradually feel ostracized, forgotten, and unimportant and ultimately face alienation. Naturally a young person who feels that he does not belong to the society will feel that the society does not belong to him either, thus losing any sense of belonging.
Ultimately, the youth will resent anything related to the society, including its order, and to please themselves they will wait to seize any opportunity to destroy the ruling system that ignores them.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has labeled the protesters “rioters and looters” but such labeling does not help resolve the issue. It is basically simplistic to call the protesters vandals and looters engaged in rioting and anarchy.
The Americans have a saying to the effect that you can deceive everyone for a limited time just as you can deceive a limited number of people forever. But you cannot deceive everyone forever!
Are the British statesmen bent on deceiving themselves forever?!?!
If Mr. Cameron is smart enough, he should realize that it is time for him to follow “Mr. Brown’s” suite and adopt all British “Oliver Twists”; otherwise, he will have to succumb to historical endlessness of a war which the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran referred to, years ago, as the war between the rich and the poor, a war that has already started as the war between right and wrong, the oppressed and the arrogant, and the rich and the poor, a war between the ridiculous Buckingham Palace aristocracy and the “Oliver Twists” who, as foreseen by Marx, no longer have anything to lose.