Ive been following the uk news for the past 3 days - watching the mindless destruction of property and the reaction that is being broadcast by the MSM.
the riots based mainly in london but have spread to a few cities - proportionally insignificant! but the government reaction is going to be significant.
after 20 or so years of sub standard education, materialistic nurturing with the "I want it now culture kids" and the associated advertising etc.
The ecconomic crisis has acted as the tipping point. The police have been told to observe and do nothing though the masses are generally not aware of this but it is self evident by watching many of the videos on youtube and has been widely publicised by the alternative media.
Effected people have been complaining about the lack of police intervention which is precisely the response that gov wants - problem, reaction, solution.
So it looks like our freedoms are going to be impinged further, who knows how far changes in legislation will go but I beleive they are going to be significant.
pre-planned without doubt. like hilaryclointon said "Never let a good situation go to waste"!