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Posted on 2004.12.23 at 20:42
Mood: tiredtired
i was inspired by a fark'd article in the LA Times (middle link) to find newer and older examples of social decay and the rise of gang violence in urban areas, as sort of a timeline illustration.

sydney, australia, ~10 years in

los angeles, california, ~30 years in

paris, france, ~50 years in

the first and last are long, but worth the read if you've got about half an hour for all three. the third was full of things i'd never expect to happen in a "socialist" country. makes me wonder if the true intent behind any given country's "living document" ever makes it past about 100 years...


The Monkey
monkus77 at 2004-12-25 04:21 (UTC) (Link)
how compleatly disturbing
i dont want to be in a revolution
c'est la vie
the 80s were much happier
merry christmas
-durnk monkey
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2004-12-25 20:59 (UTC) (Link)
i dont want to be in a revolution

heh- i think it's about a year too late for you to be saying that, man.

i was silently daring someone to respond to this with "merry xmas". :) you too.
The Monkey
monkus77 at 2004-12-27 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
mental note try to refrain from checking live journal drunk...

anyways if your speaking of iraq i dont think that was a revolution because the ppl over there who would have been in support of said revolution didtn do shit to help us. all they did was try to sell us trinkets and guilt us about bla bla bla.
nevermind i dont like thinking of that place.

anyways hit me up if your ever around here, im bout to go chill with brandon right now ttyl
betternewthings at 2004-12-25 08:09 (UTC) (Link)
to be fair, dalrymple is a pessimist and a borderline cultural xenophobe.

then again, socialism in europe correlates directly with muslim violence - after all, it's socialist netherlands where pym fortuyn and theo van gogh were murdered, and france is where the massive ghettoes are.

meanwhile, in britain the extremists are marginalzied, and in america, muslims are just like everyone else.
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