All we are is entertainment...

... caught up in our derangement

Was just watching a news report on the London riots.  The reporter said something along the lines of "we don't know why this is happening, there doesn't seem to be any real reason.  This riot is so severe that the prime minister is cutting his summer vacation short!".  ... I think you found some of the reason right there.  It's pretty safe to say that a lot of people are pretty well fed up with the world, I know we are in Vancouver (hey, we rioted too!) - the global economy, ridiculously expensive housing (1+ mil for the now "run down" shack some 50 year old bought for 14k, 30 years ago), arrogant and corrupt politics everywhere you turn....

It is absolutely terrible that innocent people are losing their houses, but I don't think it is a mystery why some people are marching around lighting things on fire or smashing windows.  Normal human beings suppress those primitive urges, and as a 'normal person' I'll continue to watch, think about life, and post old, partially related comics. 

Tonight there are ~1000 on duty police officers in London, there were ~5000 on duty during the Royal Wedding.  Let's get some priorities straight - when we do that, we might find that a lot of the reasons to riot have been solved.