My friend Oleg Volk, well-known photographer and Second Amendment activist, has summed up the riots in Britain (and their flash-mob equivalents in this country, as mentioned here a couple of nights ago) in a single paragraph. He writes:
Parks usually warn visitors not to feed wild animals. Habituated to handouts, creatures such as bears get aggressive and attack visitors who disappoint them by not providing the expected food. Then the park rangers have to shoot the “problem bears”. It’s the same with the people: habituating them to handouts and letting them think the handouts are tribute is a surefire way of getting riots when the bread and circuses cease or merely decrease.