Oh yes PM David Cameron did recall Parliament, where his speech condemned mob behaviour as “criminality pure and simple”, and blamed gang culture as one of the main problems and finished with, “Finally, Mr Speaker, let me turn to the deeper problems. Responsibility for crime always lies with the criminal. But crime has a context. And we must not shy away from it. I have said before that there is a major problem in our society with children growing up not knowing the difference between right and wrong”.
But Cameron hasn’t got anywhere near the problem even though he has correctly identified the resulting symptom. Why don’t UK youth recognise right from wrong and how come many who do, still took part in the riots and as one young social worker who has probably ruined her career stated, she doesn’t even know why she did it.
When PM Cameron stated, “We need more discipline in our schools. We need action to deal with the most disruptive families. And we need a criminal justice system that scores a clear and heavy line between right and wrong. In short, all the action necessary to help mend our broken society”, then he and all the political leaders need to admit the following before any fix will happen. Right and wrong aren’t plucked out of the air! They are not definable by man! Right and wrong only exist because a righteous Creator God revealed His standards to man who was created in His image. But lifestyles acceptable to the Creator are only liveable and loveable when that same Creator God empowers man to accept and live by His statutes.
But where, through the changing tides in the affairs of men, were the seeds sown for the growth of this youthful UK generation who don’t know right from wrong? Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the devolution of UK youth into anarchy and mob behaviour began when their parents and grandparents started to reject Christ as Creator and accept Darwin’s evolution.
It was only after that point had been reached, that their political leaders began to ban parents and teachers from disciplining youth and increasingly refused students the opportunity of hearing about the real Creator God and His Christ in everyday public life be it school or society. The same parents who voted for these politicians because it got them all the welfare handouts they wanted, and the clergy who didn’t yell to the heavens about such evils, should not be surprised when God’s commandments about theft and respect now have little meaning to many youth in the land. But you won’t win them back by telling them your version of right from wrong, or fixing welfare funding, or getting more police. You will have to start the job from the beginning and that means teaching them Creator and creation. Start anywhere else and you are doomed to fail!