I had planned to ignore the riots, only focusing on the good things about London, but it’s just too big an event to overlook. These pictures are of the Dirty South, a pub in Lee High Road, South London that was ransacked by looters. It has a link to the Alabama Three, who are responsible for “Woke Up This Morning”. This made me wonder if this type of thing could have happened to the Bada Bing, if Tony, Furio, Paulie Walnuts and Sil were around. It’s at times like this that the Mafia seem like a reasonable alternative.
I originally wanted to title this entry ‘the South will rise again’ but that has ugly, racist overtones and what happened has nothing to do with race, politics or the under privileged. Just plain greed. “Shopping with violence” is the most accurate description of what London has just experienced.