London gang areas
OH has been in London for the past few days. I very very rarely go there because I detest public transport (it gives you nits and bedbugs) but I had to travel around to get some shit done with a German business partner.
Anyway, my point. The place is a fucking shithole. I was born in London and lived most of my young life in South London. You wouldn't recognise it today. Now accepting the fact that I am a cynical bigot and a bad tempered bastard, even I was shocked. I drove into East London and it reminded of certain areas of Bangladesh. I drove through South London and it IS Kingston, Jamaica. Even the Kraut I was with was totally shocked. I'm not talking about a few quaint misnomers but a full on 100% invasion. East London was the worst. I didn't see anything that indicated I wasn't in Bangladesh until a red bus drove past. Remarkable. I love a curry as much as the next man but for fucks sake, there were more tents walking down Shoreditch High Street (to visit the East London Mosque no doubt) than you would see at Glastonbury.
And it stank. Not the usual smell of diesel and hard work you often whiff in a city but that warm, dank, disease laden stink of blocked drains and rotting food. If you have ever walked around a souk in Dubai or Marrakesh, you know the smell. It is like nothing else. I was in Exmouth market and it reeked. Fucking disgusting!
Then I noticed the gangs. Everywhere. Foreign youth in hoards lingering everywhere. Somalis, Asians, Blacks. I think the white kids have moved to Kent. So I did a bit of research and found this site. It referes to the gangs of London and it is fucking disturbing. Have a browse around in it and tell me things have got better for our capital city.
London no longer exists. There is now a collection of vested interests of minorities fighting over the rubble and it makes me sad. Last weekend I was in Germany and yes, they have a high immigrant Turkish population. However, they have been told to behave themselves, learn German and fit in. And they do. Very well. Germany remains German whilst the UK is simply a hotchpotch of ghettos, defended by people who live in safe gated communities or thatched cottages in Oxfordshire, vote for those lovely socialists and read the Guardian. They have given England away to anyone who wants it and those people in turn have turned it into whatever shithole they left.
It's a fucking disgrace and I would like to apologise to my children for what WE let happen. I don't see a way back either unless it is going to get very very ugly.