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hey guys you all know by now i like to write and here is another piece im working on, id just like a little feedback on how it makes you feel when you read this. the article is pretty much self explanitory even though it is not finished yet.

i am working on many pieces atm but this is something i feel very strongly about, ill post updates as i write more :)

let me know what it makes you feel, what does it make you want to say, anything, let me know


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The wrong way

As pretty much everyone in Britain and most of the world are aware we are facing a problem . A problem that if it goes unresolved, then it threatens not only our future and our lives, but that of the next generation and the next. I am of course speaking of our modern “yob culture”.

It seems that wherever I go I see evidence of it in and around our cities. I see it in our towns and our villages. I see this effecting both young and old. If you take a moment to ask any family member or friend then chances are they will have contact with somebody who has been directly effected by this "yob culture”. I have friends who have been beaten up and had possessions stolen from them. I have relatives who have had their cars damaged and even burntout. Personally I have had knives pulled out in front of me and all by members of our community that are still only children.

It seems we may have a bleak future on our hands if big changes are not made soon. So here we are looking for a way out of this horrible avenue society seems to be dragging itself down both kicking and screaming.

We need a solution to our problems so we look to the powers that be. We call out to the government, we call out to the police and we damn the parents of trouble children. We are promised tougher measures, a crackdown on crime and more money for education. Regulations are changed and “ASBOs” introduced, millions are spent and it only seems to be getting worse. For all our wanting and all our trying we seem to be losing so much ground we need to reanalyze our approach. As the old saying goes, “If you do what you have always done. You will get what you have always got.” Plenty of people ready to argue that we are not “doing what we have always done”. We are employing tougher methods of control, we are fighting harder against these problems. I invite these people to take a step back and observe how the harder we push against these problems the more resistance we seem to be getting. If you want to keep bashing your head into a brick wall then be my guest but the harder you push the more resistance you are going to get and the wall isn’t going to lose.

To understand why something like this is happening you have to look at it on an individual basis. Granted it is nearly impossible to handle each and every yob one by one but if you understand the basics then you can approach the problem as a whole. We have to look at why people choose to behave they way they do and when we understand why we have a much better opportunity to improve our situation.

It remains true that any action an individual takes is perceived to be of benefit in some shape or form. The action will always been perceived as beneficial for the individual themselves or within a group. Something may be stolen because the individual desires it for themselves. We see this far too often. Personal items are stolen, individuals are mugged and in many cases the culprit will go unpunished. Actions may be perceived to be of benefit to the group the individual belongs to. This could be in the form of “street cred” or respect. The group may become feared and therefore gain the illusion they have some form of control. Finally the unprovoked actions may be seen as a form of entertainment with no other real goal. This is all too evident with the recent craze of “happy slapping”. Whatever the situation it can be placed within 1 of these 3 categories: personal gain, group benefit and entertainment.

With the above in mind what can we do to change the situation? Let’s start by looking at a few methods that are already being employed. CCTV is in operation in more places than ever and while this can work as a deterrent it seems the trouble will just move on to another location. I see this all the time, problem areas can be given cameras after long term trouble only for it to manifest again nearby. Anti Social Behavioral Orders are given out and with them certain restrictions imposed. It would seem that already these “ASBOs” are being worn like hats. Only last month I was on a bus coming home from Manchester and I could hear 3 youths talking about how they had been to juvenile and how it was like a holiday home! People brag about having been to jail, for me that alone highlights yet another issue we really have to address. It isn’t working, it really isn’t!
 
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I assume you speak of youth gangs and what not causing trouble? If so, it's happening every where more and more it seems. I live near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. All I hear in the news is rape/murder/theft all committed by youth. I can see where you're coming from, and as for your article. It's pieced together rather nicely and I can most definitely relate. The government here promises more security, better social programs but poop all gets done to prevent these people from being disorderly in the first place. More needs to be done! I figure if we keep stressing the government, it will eventually happen.

You know what they say, the squeekiest tire gets the most oil ;). In otherwords, keep bitching at the government and you'll get what you desire :p.
 
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Decent article, with a nice analogy (the wall).

I do get a slight feeling of 'yup it's another rant about society'. Might just be that Ive read/heard too many lately =P
 
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Totally agree with you ex, something needs to be done. I think the solution comes in finding out why people do these things, and why they think they can get away with it etc. If it were up to me we would have a mass culling lol
 
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Good article, nice written and all. In my opinion the problem starts at the roots: The parents. Who are to lazy to spend proper care to their kids. When the government starts to take action, which is usually at the age of 12 ~ 16 they are most of the time already corrupted beyond repair.
 
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Good article, nice written and all. In my opinion the problem starts at the roots: The parents. Who are to lazy to spend proper care to their kids. When the government starts to take action, which is usually at the age of 12 ~ 16 they are most of the time already corrupted beyond repair.

It's not always the parents fault. If the parents don't have control of their kids in the first place to try and do something, it's out of their hands.
 
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It's not always the parents fault. If the parents don't have control of their kids in the first place to try and do something, it's out of their hands.

True to that, in the end its the person who commits the act fault not their gaurdians
 
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worst thing is this is starting to appare in my culture and is some cases in my family... i being the oldest generation from the line of my 7 granddads and 3 grandmums i am the oldest teen and the next to lead the new generation... and i have made sure this yob culture dont pop up into my close family i have seen it being provoked by my cousins trying to mug people when we were in spain last year which i know i gave him a slap to remember and a embarrassing apology to the person he mug with intrest...

i mainly blame this to gangster and eveyone wanting to be a wannabie gangster... i realy dont think its helping life growth as many teens are being killing l8ly... i would recommend the goverment taking a strong serg into this matter of fines... punishment and banning and may if so is serious stop the guy form ever getting a good pay job to teach him and his future kids to not become a yob...
 
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There have been gangs, cliques, etc ever since the days of Ancient Rome. In fact...try living in Ancient Rome for 1 day...it was a place that wasn't great for the poor and worse for the rich(stress wise).

There really is no way to deal with it either. Youth gangs that do crimes will often get a "slap on the wrist" punishment and be on their merry little way. It all comes down to politics in the US..and anywhere else for that matter.
 
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I cannot understand what goes in the mind of the young ones of today, why do they find Mugging "Cool", what turns these ppl so retarded to see they do not need to to do things like that, just get a job like everyone.
From what i observed they get used to this style of life and then gain the super ability 'Bitchin about everything' they complain and complain about the governament not being supportive and they don't have jobs (But infact they like so much of this easy life style they don't want a job)... And i'm there sitting, looking at the TV and listening to this crap and think why don't this ppl do something about it >.< And if this ppl are such smart asses why don't use all their smartness and get a freaking job like everyone else?
And what Ex said about these ppl being our future generation, damn do you imagine what kind of education these ppl will give their sons? I don't want to one day get a call in my job and have the school telling me my son got stabbed with a knife or all beated up because the other kid and his gang mugged him.
 
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hey guys you all know by now i like to write and here is another piece im working on, id just like a little feedback on how it makes you feel when you read this. the article is pretty much self explanitory even though it is not finished yet.

i am working on many pieces atm but this is something i feel very strongly about, ill post updates as i write more :)

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The wrong way

As pretty much everyone in Britain and most of the world are aware we are facing a problem . A problem that if it goes unresolved, then it threatens not only our future and our lives, but that of the next generation and the next. I am of course speaking of our modern
 
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Speaking as a victim of yob culture in the united kingdom its all too true.

I have been assaulted 6 times in the last 5 years. Most recently last week, i have scars from previous encounters and bruises only just healing from last week.

People might think i was asking for it, or maybe i provoked it. My first ever violent encounter was when i was 15 on the train going home from school. A dark haired guy walked up to me on the train, pushed me and said something or other about me saying so and so about his mom, id not said a word, he then strangeled me until some of my friends pulled him off me, he walked off down the train.

As i was walking up an off ramp at the train station towards the road (my route home) i was assaulted by a different guy from the same group wearing soverign rings, i was left with a fairly scar on my lip which i still have now 5years on.

The police never do a thing. The people in the incident above would be considered chavs.

Another notable scuffle was lastyear in subculture, a rock club in birmingham, i was having a good time, fairly drunk, listening to korn and generally rocking out. I accidently knocked a guy while moshing, spilt his pint, i said, "poop sorry dude, ill buy you a new one", but his reply was to punch me in the face.

Sadly for them, since the encounter at the age of 15 i started Jeet Kune do. I went into the bathrooms, where the guy who hit me and 2 of his friends approached me and started to hit me, I gave them as much as i took and they came off worse. These guys didnt look like chavs.

More recently, last week, i was out at a club in stoke, the LRV, and when leaving with 3 of my mates, 8 people started following us, then chased us and started attacking us for seemingly no reason.

I was left with a large amount of bruising all over my body, but no cuts or gashes due to the fact that through learning martial arts ive learnt to defend myself. These guys were chavs.

Now, in my experience, its not just chavs that can be violent bastards, but generally i get alot of abuse from them.

I dont have an answer for stopping this other than i will be raising my kids (when i have some) as i was raised, with a swift smack across the back of the head if i stepped out of line.

But as for a short term answer for the individual looking to protect themselves from this kind of abuse. Learn martial arts, learn as much as you can, but never abuse that knowledge and go looking for a fight.

I know lee is alot more skilled than me at the arts :), and he might not agree that using force against force is the right step forward.

But thats my 2cents.
 
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i think its really a good article... well writen and kinda reflects a minor society of some ppl or countries. I seems to me that the gouverment in that story is currupted big times!

Something needs to be done thats for sure. If its a adventure storie i feel that there is a hero or a group that will change all of this. If not i wanna read the rest of it!
 
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