Sunday, 10 November 2013

What Is Causing The Upward Spike In Crime?

It's not snatch thieves that you have to be worried about these days.

It's the far more violent robberies where the perpetrators don't hesitate to kill.

Everyone knows someone who has been affected in some way. Gone are the days when you had to worry about pickpockets. I still maintain a clear distance of everyone who walks past me.

But even sitting alone in your car, waiting for an appointment could be dangerous, as a friend discovered. A gang of men broke his car window and tried to pull him out. But he managed to turn his ignition on and sped away. He was later informed by the police that there were 3 robberies in that very location that day.

Just about every housing estate is now gated. The guards presumably profile every visitor before they let them in. My sister, mother and I have never been denied entry. But I do wonder what the criteria are.

Crime has become so rampant that even the New York Times has a feature on it: Wave of High-Profile Crimes Has Put Malaysians on the Defensive

It doesn't help that the authorities are so incompetent and ignorant. They start off by denying the problem exists. Then they decide that they will instruct the police to shoot first and ask questions later.

Any criminal will be emboldened, knowing that the men tasked to stop them are not worth the words that come out of their mouths.

But there is another problem: one of poverty that has not been addressed, and needs proper looking into.


Anonymous said...

It's sad that the authorities are not in the least bothered to curb the rising crime rate. They are only interested in rounding people with opposing views.

Antares said...
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Antares said...

We're witnessing the collapse of capitalism. When communism appeared to crumble with the breaching of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989, the capitalist world crowed victoriously & proceeded to infect the rest of the planet with its grotesque faith in neverending consumption & production as the engines of "economic growth." What the pundits failed to see was that relentless physical growth is akin to intellectual & spiritual cancer.

As the global economy lies on its deathbed, drip-fed by fake currencies churned out by criminal syndicates like the Federal Reserve, people on the ground who have absolutely no understanding of the bigger picture succumb to despair, which breeds desperate & violent actions. The underclasses have long suspected they were being lied to & misled by their so-called leaders.

In the internet age, their suspicions have been fully confirmed. The power hierarchy itself is a gigantic interlinked crime syndicate that serves the hubristic & myopic interests of a very tiny cluster of ancient "royal" bloodlines.

The crimes they commit are on a vast scale, thinly disguised by legislation & justified by false piety. Nothing less than the overthrow of the Juggernaut of Economic Determinism will salvage the current situation.

All we can do as individuals is to lose no time upgrading our own software, meaning: we must regain a holistic, inclusive vision & reclaim our sovereignty as conscious, awakened individuals -right now, not in 10 years or in the next generation!