This quote from Monty: Has got me to reflect on my thoughts on recent days. Having missed the main event (due to some cruel bugger insisting I reside in a tent on Salisbury Plain for a small sojourn with the infantry) I have tried to catch up. I am surprised at the Politicians claiming we are witnessing some sort of destruction of society (I loosely paraphrase the Prime Minister). We have had the odd race-related disorder since the 40's and social inequality riots for Centuries yet we are all here, and exist in a stable society. I personally believe that rioting is a growing pain of a developing society, and to curb it completely by authoritarian legislation restricts advancement in Democracy. What I do not tolerate and the thing that very probably means I'll never work in Politics, is my abject hatred of looters. Looting uses mass protest for personal betterment and it stinks. In my opinion a well placed shot to the head to anyone caught doing this would sit well with my conscience. Protest, rioting, aimless violence I seem to be alright with me (so long as I have the right in Law to protect my life and property) but I'm not entirely sure why I could happily shoot looters (male/female/child/black/white/blue) in the genitals. Feel free to redirect this to the gash barge, as it is almost certainly nonsense.