Category Archives: juvenile delinquency

O efeito pernicioso do politicamente correto na sociedade

Qualquer Coisa Serve (Anything Goes) reúne textos que o autor publicou no intervalo de 2005 a 2009 no New English Review, em que aborda temas como

  • Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 07.25.03o politicamente correto entre os médicos
  • falhas da Organização Mundial de Saúde
  • revoltas de jovens nas periferias de Paris
  • mudança de sexo aos doze anos de idade
  • o colapso da bolha econômica
  • o fracasso do sistema de justiça criminal

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Sadism as godliness

Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 07.10.43Faits de petite délinquance (rien de bien méchant)

On a different planet: the Monde newspaper

Moussa Coulibaly’s record before his stabbing spree at the Jewish club: six convictions — theft, narcotics use, insulting police officers, that kind of thing. Kids will get up to that sort of stuff. Trivial really.

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How the Monde reported the story

Dalrymple writes:

Given the percentage of offences that are actually elucidated in France (as elsewhere), the chances are that he had committed at least ten times as much as he had ever been charged with, and it is also very likely that some of what he had done was a good deal more serious than anything that has come to light. The total amount of harm he did, the misery caused to or inflicted on others, was considerable. Rien de bien méchant doesn’t quite capture it.

Naughty boy: Moussa Coulibaly stabbed three soldiers outside a Jewish community centre

Naughty boy: Moussa Coulibaly stabbed three soldiers outside a Jewish community centre in Nice

Such a thing could only have been written by

someone inhabiting so utterly different a social world that he has no idea of the nature of Coulibaly’s.

The trajectory followed by Coulibaly, says Dalrymple,

is depressingly familiar. I could have written the outlines of his biography myself merely by having read what he did in Nice. As with many others of his type, his delinquency was followed by religious radicalisation that gave to his criminal impulses a patina of moral justification.


Screen Shot 2015-02-08 at 09.49.40not only gave him permission to do bad things, but made them morally obligatory. Could there be any greater pleasure in life than making others suffer for righteousness’ sake? For such as he, and those worse than he, sadism is next to godliness, or even the thing itself.

The Werther effect

is not confined to Muslim converts or radicals, though no doubt such conversion adds to the weak-mindedness of which the effect is a manifestation.


The English excel only in anti-social behaviour

Self-expression: Justin Carley, 12, threw dog excrement at a neighbour's van and raced his bike through a library Early promise: Justin Carley, 12, hurled dog excreta at a neighbour’s van and raced his bicycle through a public library

Hooliganism is to Britain what fraud is to Nigeria

Anti-social behaviour, writes Dalrymple,

is what the British are now principally known (and despised) for, everywhere they go.

A large proportion of British people

do not socialise when they get together; they anti-socialise. They cannot enjoy themselves without making a nuisance of themselves, without screaming, drinking to excess and creating an atmosphere of menace. Our football crowds are notorious for the vileness of their behaviour, British holidaymakers en masse make everyone else seem refined by comparison and, on Saturday night, Britain is Gin Lane with machetes and mobile phones.

The State’s proposals to deal with the problem are,

as one would expect, weak and feeble. So many of the voters, particularly the young, are anti-social that it would be electoral suicide to be too hard upon, or even about, them.

An ‘action line’ to advise local agencies on what to do about anti-social behaviour

represents a new nadir in moral cowardice, or alternatively a new apogee of pusillanimity. On the other hand, it will provide an employment opportunity for otherwise surplus bureaucrats, which is the principal purpose of the government.

It would be nice if people were socialised into behaving with reasonable consideration for others, but

our culture of self-control and restraint has been so thoroughly destroyed by the social changes since the 1950s that there is no hope of appealing to people’s better nature: they have none.


is regarded ideologically as an unqualified good in itself, no matter what is being expressed, and the state has made it a financially viable, or even an advantageous, way to behave.

For instance, a disinclination to eat on the street is regarded as

a weird inhibition, an utterly alien and quite unnecessary custom, bizarre and even offensive to human rights. If one is hungry, why not eat there and then, when one feels so inclined? I’m hungry, therefore I eat; I want, therefore I have; I’m inclined, therefore I do: this is the modern Cartesianism. Our streets are filthy — the worst in Europe, if not most of the world — because people eat on them.

Relative calm in the banlieues

Youths burned only 1,064 cars in the banlieues on New Year’s Eve, about 100 fewer than on the same night in 2012, Dalrymple reports.

Who says that there is no progress?

The degeneracy and paranoid egotism of the young people of Britain

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Fuck off!

Dalrymple notes that young Englishmen (the term, with its innocent Jerome K. Jerome Edwardian flavour, has become sadly comic)

take the mildest unfavourable comment on their conduct as a vicious assault, and become aggressive. Freedom is a matter of doing what they want, without anyone — customers, employers, whoever it might be —  telling them otherwise.

Young Britons, in their delinquency and degradation, have become incapable of recognising that

different ways of speaking and modes of address are appropriate to different situations. Their social outlook is crude; any difference in levels of formality would represent at best hypocrisy and at worst oppressive inequality. The distinction between friendliness and overfamiliarity is lost, rendering interaction shallow and vulgar. Here is a world of no degrees and absence of refinement.

The result for people attempting to run a service-oriented company — or practically any other business, small or large — is this: such companies just

will not employ young Britons,

however loud the exhortations of corrupt politicians hoping to subcontract to struggling, honest businesses their wrong-headed and repulsive work of social engineering.

Better a single Romanian, Ghanaian, Colombian, Bangladeshi or Vietnamese employee — of whatever age, but the older the better — than a thousand young Britons.