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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted August 11, 2011 at 18:53:27

I lived in Britain for the better part of a decade and I was a little staggered by the contrast of how much we have in common with Brits...and how much we don't. I was in Brighton and Hove, and the council estates there may not have been replicas of some of the places where the most rioting has occurred, but even when I left...in 2005...it could have served as a microcosm.

The 'class system' in Britain has changed...and yet it hasn't. The references are just different. This isn't Britain of thirty-five years ago when authentic social unrest brought about authentic punk music and everything attached to it, but in certain ways, I'm wondering if it is.

I saw a clip of Daniel Craig commenting on the rioting during a 'Cowboys and Aliens' interview, and he said he couldn't understand what was going on. I just stared at the screen; he's a smart guy and he's that clued-out...?

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2011-08-11 18:53:41

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