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FOREVER THE SAVIOUR

By Pete Moore On June 11th, 2021

Take up the White Man’s burden; And reap his old reward; The blame of those ye better; The hate of those ye guard

It’s always expensive when politicians get together. The white men at the G7 are expected to pledge a billion Covid vaccines for “lower income countries”. We know which ones. The Prime Minister, ever keen to show his generosity with other people’s money, has promised £430m for girls education in poor countries. Mate, The Guardian/BBC nexus will still hate you.

Look, I don’t mind the vaccines, although poor countries are so corrupt that the vulnerable will be the last to get them. It’s a practical thing with measurable outcomes. I’m just so old I remember Labour MPs getting that white saviours aren’t wanted in countrie full of rocket engineers and brain surgeons. It seems they are wanted afterall. A little gratitude toward the people who actually generate all this wealth in the first place wouldn’t go amiss.

11 Responses to “FOREVER THE SAVIOUR”

  1. The Prime Minister, ever keen to show his generosity with other people’s money, has promised £430m for girls education in poor countries.

    You mean the same PM who has cut this year’s foreign aid budget by £500 million?

  2. My mistake, the foreign aid cut this year is at least £4 billion. So Johnson’s “giveaway” is just over 10% of what he has taken away. Always the charlatan.

  3. When do these countries grow up and pay for their own stuff?

  4. Foreign aid has done great good when it’s gone to the right places.

    The US aid to Europe after the war did both places a lot of good.

    The foreign aid given to places like Thailand and Korea in not so distant times helped those places to develop.

    But some places that receive aid have only become more dependent and are not really advancing at all. Africa and say the Philippines lets say are falling further and further behind the rest of the world.

  5. A big majority of Tory voters like Pete Moore would support total abolition of foreign aid. For them charity begins and ends at home. And a significant minority of Tory voters are also opposed to disaster relief aid. It’s not our problem mate if your country is starving as a result of a drout. We’ve given you enough help in the past, so sort it out yourselves and quit whining.

  6. Even if you ignore the morality of helping others, or of hopefully helping them to help themselves, when it happens, there is a realpolitik influence in the country/region benefit that the donor gets from such assistance.

  7. I’m not a Tory.

    When do these countries grow up and pay for their own stuff?

  8. In 1948 the great Nye Bevan famously described the Tories as “lower than vermin” as they (vainly) opposed the creation of the NHS. Pig-stupid selfishness is in their DNA:

    “That is why no amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party that inflicted those bitter experiences on me. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin”

    Nye Bevan – Eve of NHS Creation – July 4th 1948

    https://tidesofhistory.wordpress.com/2018/07/03/lower-than-vermin-the-story-of-bevans-quote-that-lives-on/

  9. Bevan’s attack on the Tories in 1948 echoed FDR’s attack on the Republicans as he campaigned for a second term in 1936:

    “We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace—business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob.

    Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.”

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/341687-we-had-to-struggle-with-the-old-enemies-of-peace-business

  10. FFS

    “In 1948 the great Nye Bevan famously described the Tories as “lower than vermin” as they (vainly) opposed the creation of the NHS.”

    Leftists swallow any old guff. The NHS was a creation of the 1942 Beveridge Report (Beveridge was a Liberal in the coalition), commisioned by Churchill’s government. The Labour Party has no more claim on the NHS than any party.

    Bevan’s fanous words back up my point, that the left fights to win. Bevan used language which the left lauds, because it was directed at the enemy, which the left would weaponise if used by a Tory back against them.

    Look at the visionary Enoch Powell. He was stone cold right. Provably right. The greatest man of his age and the best Prime Minister we never had. And he’s demonised because of it.

  11. The Labour Party has no more claim on the NHS than any party.

    Total bullshit. The NHS was created by a Labour government in the teeth of Tory opposition. Look it up.

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