Saturday, October 3, 2015

The UK’s Cereal Killer Cafe

It must be close to morning over there:

"In divided London, trendy cereal cafe targeted by protesters" by Jill Lawless Associated Press  October 02, 2015

LONDON — One of London’s fastest-changing neighborhoods is echoing with the snap, crackle, pop of conflict.

The framing of everything in a war context from my mind-manipulating, agenda-pushing, war-promoting pre$$ has made the bowl of Bo$ton Globe cereal mushy.

An East End cafe that serves 120 varieties of breakfast cereal — along with 30 kinds of milk — has become a surprising flashpoint for protest in a city increasingly polarized between rich and poor.

Where isn't there rising wealth inequality anyway? The whole planet is being turned into one big ghetto with $elect $ections set aside for elites to play.

The Cereal Killer Cafe has drawn both derision and big crowds since it opened nine months ago, offering a cornucopia of flakes, pops, and puffs for about $4.50 a bowl. On the weekend, it attracted the ire of antigentrification protesters, who surrounded the business with flaming torches and scrawled ‘‘scum’’ on its windows as customers sheltered in the basement.

I'm already not liking them, if for no other reason than they have caught the notice of the propaganda pre$$. I suspect controlled-opposition and psyop agenda-pushers being used to discredit legitimate feeling.

‘‘It is a bit weird,’’ said Gary Keery, who runs the cafe with his brother, Alan. ‘‘I don’t see us as hateful people — but a lot of people seem to.’’

On an individual level they may not be; however, collectively and as a group, with their goals being fulfilled.... evil. Someone once sung in a song that money is the root of all evil, and in the 21st-century it seems to be so.

Fashionably bearded 33-year-old twins from Belfast, the Keery brothers are among the latest wave of migrants to this diverse part of east London.

Why not push two agendas with one stone?

Over the decades European Jews, Bangladeshi Muslims, and hipsters from around the world have brought bagel shops and curry restaurants, espresso bars and independent fashion boutiques to Brick Lane and nearby Shoreditch.

My diversity-loving supremacist Jew pre$$ at work again. Love it.

It’s that diversity that made the Keery brothers choose the area for their breakfast business, judging by the crowds of students, tourists, and families lining up for a bowl of milk-soaked comfort food in the quirky cafe.

Ah, the adolescent days of Superfriends and Laff-a-Lympics (those wacky races!).


Not everyone is a fan. On Saturday, antipoverty protesters targeted the cafe as a symbol of all that’s wrong with London’s development. Footage filmed from inside showed a group, some in pig masks and carrying torches, shouting outside as staff told customers to go downstairs.

Police say one officer was injured by a flying bottle during the protest, organized by militant anarchist group Class War.

And there you go. 

Tony Travers, an expert on Britain’s capital city at the London School of Economics, said the cereal storm is ‘‘a war by proxy about something much, much bigger’’: the squeeze on space in a booming city whose population, already 8.6 million, is growing by 120,000 people a year.

In the East End, a long-established working-class population has been joined — and sometimes displaced — by thousands of affluent young professionals in renovated buildings and shiny new developments. The result is an area where organic food shops are next to everything-for-a-pound stores. One-bedroom apartments sell for $750,000 and up, but almost half of the children in the local borough, Tower Hamlets, live in poverty.

It's a richer's world now, and the sooner you realize that we are here to serve and suffer for them the better.

Travers said the cereal cafe is ‘‘an innocent casualty of a wider struggle for territory in the city.’’

Class War says it is delighted with the publicity it has received and plans more protests outside businesses.

‘‘The fight against gentrification has basically been lost and it’s speeding up all the time,’’ Class War founder Ian Bone told The Guardian newspaper. ‘‘So our philosophy is to go back to areas which have already been gentrified and start taking the fight back to them.’’

Is that why I'm feeling so apathetic and lethargic about blogging? All I've sought to prevent has happened.


Over here they eat cookies for breakfast.