Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

So nearly a week later, we have established another collective “separation” identity; the “we’re not like that, that’s not us” point left and isolate.

Well we are like that.

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I also love the shift by the police chief that it may not be anarchists after all and that the people who chose to participate in the riot have — gasp — no previous criminal records.

I guess we learnt nothing from Enron. We still assume it’s just the poor and working class who commit crime. A riot whose starting point was entitlement would likely be populated by those who feel entitled.

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It’s intriguing that we’re talking about the reading of reports, the implementation of increased police forces, and how we can party publicly in the future, yet we will not address the rage. Because it’s all the Mayor’s fault. Because we’re not like that. Except we are like that.

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