Saturday, April 07, 2018

Shooting and stabbing violence in London.

"We've seen a normalisation in attitudes toward violence globally - and also we take offence about pretty much everything. If we look at people now - things escalate on social media now about absolutely nothing. People now, when placed in conflict situations, react in a much more expressive manner. And if people who are running countries react in that manner, it's a signal for everyone to react that way." 

—  Martin Griffiths is a consultant surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in London.

I would add the structural violence of the state: austerity and cuts, marginalisation and exclusion  (remember 2011 riots?), and commodification of everything, This rise in violence in London is merely a symptom. There are other symptoms, too. To identify the disease the diagnosis has to be general

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