CRICKEY!!!! -Sunday Morning Reading- Tottenham Riots and Squid

August 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm 4 comments

Original Source The Wondering Brit


Or From Terror in Tottenham to the Soy Sauce Solution!

I used to look forward to Sunday Morning News, a cup of tea, leafing through the newspapers, either outside on the balcony on the nice days or beside a crackling fire on the dark winter days. It was a habit I retained from the days of old 🙂 , Sunday papers, going back to my youth.

Dad would be enjoying his tea, the papers spread out in front of him , I would read the Beano or Rupert Bear ( even when I couldn’t read – I looked at the story line pictures) my mum cooking a ‘English breakfast” in the kitchen. It was a good time of the day , the radio would be on – and there was a “stepping back from the rush” a tranquility in the familiar of Sunday morning and the newspapers.

I no longer “read” or purchase newspapers- the internet has given me the “fast food delivery of news” at my fingertips, but on days like today how I long for yesterday’s news………

Tottenham Village 1822 George Scharf


First up the riots in North London– Tottenham to be exact- WHAT IN THE DEUCE HAS HAPPENED TO MY ENGLAND?

Who are these people who ransack and burn and loot for a “cause” ( said with sarcasm)- these marauders of mob mentality-

I saw the streets and buildings I knew so well looking like something out of the blitz or a result of foreign terrorism – I lived in North London- Golders Green, Finchley , Tottenham Hotspurs was my local football team ( soccer)- my uncle mentioned in this post had an “antique” shop on the High Street.

As I saw the video of the burning shell of a building I knew from my younger days. HOW DARE THEY BRING SUCH TERROR IMAGES to my computer screen and why because THEY CAN!!!

WE are once again at fault – WE as a society have tolerated this kind of behaviour, tried to find the reasoning behind it- bent over backwards- turned a blind eye and the other cheek- ignored the escalation of this type of behaviour and have paid for the “free time” they have on their hands .

It is WE the general apathetic, politically correct, don’t make waves, ignore it and maybe it won’t affect us segment of society that are enabling such a reign of “do what you want- there is no accountability” from us the apathetic.

Tottenham today from the Find a property site

The history books tell us that ‘Totenham’ appears in Domesday and was once a rural village, and estate agents still talk about Tottenham Village when they advertise properties in the quaint and pretty streets around Central Tottenham (complete with white picket fences).
But rural Surrey this ain’t – you won’t find much in the way of ducks on the village green and old ladies bicycling to evensong in this part of the metropolis.

N17 is very definitely inner city London. Multi-cultural, built-up and rough around the edges, it’s gritty and urban in a way that’s unlikely to excite much interest from well-heeled City millionaires in search of ‘authentic’ loft living.


BBC Coverage found here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14435251

Tottenham Photo BBC

I was outraged this was happening ” Englishman” acting like savage barbarians – what has happened to the England I loved, the England of Sunday morning newspapers, tea and a people who fought the thugs of WW2 “alone” and unafraid , who picked through burned out building and bomb damaged shops to find loved ones or neighbors or even strangers.


TIME LINE OF THE VIOLENCE

How did Englishmen turn into the thugs who rampaged through those buildings that had withstood the Blitz of a foreign power and LOOT! – CIVILIZED??????? The disgust I feel I cannot express adequately and where did it go so wrong????.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2023254/Tottenham-riots-North-London-flames-Mark-Duggan-shooting.html

After a couple of phone calls to make sure relatives/ friends who live in adjoining post codes were alright I went back to the Daily Mail- and came across

The Dancing Squid on their main page underneath the Tottenham Riots
Daily Mail

ED NOTE you can find the video on You tube – Dancing Squid , if you are so inclined

However as I read the procedure for making the squid dance

To prepare the dish, chefs at Ikkatei Tabiji, in Hakodate, Japan, first remove the head of the squid before serving the body, with tentacles intact, over a bowl of sushi rice.
Seasoned soy sauce is then poured over it.

As the squid is served so fresh, when the sauce is added signals across nerve cell membranes are re-activated temporarily, making it ‘come back to life’

I was once again nauseous although just maybe I would like to pour some soy source over some of the ” swinish louts” rioting in Tottenham and watch them dance…….
It is enough to put you off your English Breakfast and a sad reminder once again realization you can’t go back……..

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dawn  |  August 7, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    What a lovely read Loraine – Englishmen – or actually mostly young louts who do not have enough to do and just take advantage and are actually cowards who cover their faces and only do it when trouble has started. Gone is the discipline – everyone frightened of being sued for some obscure reason – EU rules a lot of it – no comment in that respect. Being of farming culture I know how that works. Could go on but very very sad and not the England I knew – we are still very lucky in the countryside and I am very grateful.

  • 2. Peter Potamus  |  August 9, 2011 at 2:59 am

    “WE are once again at fault – WE as a society have tolerated this kind of behaviour, tried to find the reasoning behind it- bent over backwards- turned a blind eye and the other cheek- ignored the escalation of this type of behaviour and have paid for the “free time” they have on their hands .

    It is WE the general apathetic, politically correct, don’t make waves, ignore it and maybe it won’t affect us segment of society that are enabling such a reign of “do what you want- there is no accountability” from us the apathetic.”

    During the late 1950s when people were building nuclear bomb safe shelters in their back yards… a subset of the vegetarian community known as “food combiners” pointed out that the real danger to one’s safety wasn’t the Soviet missiles thousands of miles away BUT RATHER what was on our dinner plates inches underneath our mouths and noses.

    That was THE REAL enemy in terms of lives lost and health destroyed.. a diet of 70% meat, 25% grains, and 5% fresh fruit and vegetables WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN 70% raw fruit/vegetable and 30% meat and 0% grains (other than rice, barley and oatmeal)

    THE REAL ENEMY is the one who sent Eric Barnes the valiant off to war to die for profits… in terms of lives lost, tax dollars squandered and grief to the families of the Medders, Barnes, Kancelers, etc…

    …these hooligans mean nothing.

    We saw how fast that Tea Party Candidate fled when I mentioned the USS Liberty and how even Anne Molnar folded faster than a cheap piece of lawn furniture when I mentioned the USS Liberty murder of 34 US Sailors by the Military-Industrial Complex that Eisenhower 3 times warned us about.

    We have our own mob mentality only scarcely different from those British hooligans mentioned above… witness how Grammy asked us “what kind of people would we be [if we did not join the mob and pile on top of that Briton who took an offensive stance]”

    We defined ourselves immediately as being normal, scared people just like I told Bill Sturgill.

    We’re not heroes… heroes are a rare breed.

    The tendency is to feel sorry for the crew of the USS Liberty… but the TRUTH IS is that they’re just bellyaching about what happened to them at the hands of Israel when they, 10 minutes before the attack on their spy ship, would have been just as apathetic to the plight of the Palestinians.

    June 8, 1967 was the day those US Sailors got a taste of what the peaceful Arab world had been getting for 30 years prior…

    …and then they limped their broken ship into the Norfolk Naval Shipyards to witness a 40+ year betrayal by their own countrymen…

    …including us right here in this blog who stand by and do nothing because we’re too timid to challenge anyone unless we’re joining a mob already assembled

    We’re “normal”…

    That is what “normal” people do

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