BY MANIE BOSMAN
How does a civilized society suddenly implode into mass violence, wanton destruction and plundering? The answer is that it doesn't - not suddenly anyway.
While just about everything from the killing of an alleged drug smuggler by the police to social media, poor leadership, capitalism and a failed school system had already been blamed for last week’s violence and wanton destruction of property in London and other cities, the fact is that it didn’t happen overnight. “Civilized” people don’t turn into marauding barbarians over a single incident – instead, barbarians behave like barbarians when they find an excuse not to pretend being civilized any longer.