Does a library in the ghetto have to be less of a library??..
Fed up with that ghetto mentality in Edmonton Green library. Daily visits there to do my research and update websites always lead me to ask clients to stop being loud on the phone or please leave when their toddler is screaming! Complained to management and to the Council about twelve times, in person and in writing. Instead of putting up signs as suggested, asking people to be quiet, they will turn on me. I ask somebody to be quiet and they become vile and abusive, like good ghetto pigs that they are, staff remind me that I should not call them a cretin; and when that encourages the bastard and I film him with my mobile phone, I am vilified by staff and blamed by the council, in writing, for causing the trouble on the day. When will the horror of ghetto ism stop?!.. When education personnel and library management keep learning areas clean of parasites, when the parasites who will insist on stagnating at the back of a classroom all their life let other people study? A “vibrant” place for the community, I was told this was, as a priority over studying and improving ones literacy and numeracy skills. Never mind the parks, Internet cafes, community centres around the area…. I have lived in a ghetto for more than 12 years, and I am trying hard to get out of it. I work my ass off. That’s what I have always done. Everyday I find myself faced with ignorance, violence, screaming babies, chav mentality and basic ugliness. Is it any wonder that the kids end up being parts of gangs wherein they are encouraged to reject authority and anything academic?!… Is it any wonder when nobody tries their little bit to control anarchists, eternal adolescents, and illiterate behaviour? The human race, whether in a ghetto or elsewhere, the good genes at least, are trying to evolve. And what are we doing about it?… Providing books but punching thirst for learning in the face. Encouraging loutish behaviour and imbeciles.
I am deploying the lack of belief in the ethnic groups living in the area… It is troubled as it is. Give it a window, instead of shutting it down.
Too much asking is it?