Multi-millionare Charlie ‘Swinger’ Gilmore has been given a nice few inches of column space to spout his juvenile clap-trap by the Daily Troll.
With classic statements like:
- “If society has nothing invested in you, why should you care if it burns?”
- “but if there’s one thing that’s true, it’s that nobody learns to love their country serving time at Her Majesty’s pleasure”
- “The police will be too busy stopping and searching young and mixed-race men in E11 to hunt escaped murderers”
- “It’s lucky I gave up my childhood dream of high-jumping for Britain because I am banned from staying in London during the Games”
- Stiff sentences were handed down to all regardless – the student who received six months for taking £3.50 worth of mineral water being a case in point.
Well… I can’t help but think poor Charlie has missed the point…somewhat… in the same way that he missed the point that taking part in a riot and swinging off the flag on the Cenotaph might upset a few people.
Fortunately, I can help him out:
- Never mind what society has invested in you-what have YOU invested in society? Considering that a LARGE percentage of the arrested were villains looking for a bit of a shopping spree…they have already given their ‘life=opinions’ of society eh?
- Re: prison…err… you are not SUPPOSED to enjoy it Charlie… Oh…I see, if we could just make people ‘love their country’ they wouldn’t misbehave? Heh… so, paying for their: homes, food, council tax, medical bills, education isn’t enough Charlie??? See what I did there?
- Heh…what a surprise, the tired old cliché of ‘racist cops harassin’ the yoot-I didn’t see that one coming …lol.
- HIGH JUMP? LOL, god he is PRICELESS.
- This is a student of history we are talking about here… you might think he would understand that when society breaks down and people riot, it is the ultimate crime AGAINST that society. Hence why judges send a clear message to anyone thinking they can take part-no matter how small that part is.
For me though… the funny thing is about this ‘story’ is in two parts: firstly, the very fact that he GOT an interview with a national!
Secondly, how are we supposed to feel sorry for a person that has had the most privileged upbringing, will never want for money in a time of austerity that has seen the core public services hammered?
It is another example of the control the government and the rich have over the media- and how happy they are to allow them to pursue their own selfish agendas.