rather than incoherent violence and looting, have we discovered that the state wouldn't be able to immediately protect itself?
Sembalance of order restored in London last night by putting 16,000 officers on the street - but that's not sustainable, and what about the rest of the country?
I remember learning in history that Hitler always tried to launch invasions on Friday night/Saturday morning as it would take 2 days for the government to get itself back together. If I was planning to overthrow the government apparently all I need do is wait for a weekend in the summer recess and make some hay.
There isn't really a point to this thread, just some incoherent thoughts I had that are too long to go on twitter