One more time: tell yourself it can’t happen here. Because as slavishly as liberals want to emulate the failed socialist democracies of Europe, it’s just about bound to sooner or later, unless we can find some way of stemming the Dismal Tide:
Knife crime among young people has sparked a widespread debate in recent weeks in Britain, where police say they have seen “a worrying trend” toward more severe knife attacks involving younger attackers and victims.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Thursday announced a crackdown on teenagers carrying knives, saying that those as young as 16 will be prosecuted for knife possession on the first offense. Previously, anyone younger than 18 generally received only a warning.
“Young people need to understand that carrying knives doesn’t protect you, it does the opposite — it increases the danger for all of us, destroys young lives and ruins families,” Brown said after meeting with top police and government officials at his 10 Downing Street office. “Recent tragic events have reminded us of that.”
Carrying knives destroys young lives and ruins families. Obviously, what is needed here is some sensible knife-control regulation. And in the bigger cities all across America right now, far too many frightened, half-intelligent ignoramuses are reading this, nodding agreement, and saying, “it makes perfect sense.”
Good lord, where will it all end?