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February 25, 2019

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Paula

She seems nice.

David

She seems nice.

Ms Rao does seem to have internalised most of the expected tics of wokeness, from her proudly racist fixations and faux-emotional dramatics, to the needless declaration of pronouns, and her use of “AF” (as fuck) after every third utterance.

Oh, and pronouncements of this nature:

She’s teaching us, you see.

David

When not retweeting people calling her “fearless,” Ms Rao turns her gimlet eye to current events:

Today’s word is symbolism.

Frank

More:

My friend’s kid asked if her swollen eye made her “look Asian.” Her Mom assured her not. She was relieved. My daughter - Asian - witnessed the entire thing.

Sure she did.

David

Ms Rao - who tells us she endures the weight of “white supremacy” and denounces Mr Trump as a “fascist dictator” - studied Law at the University of Virginia and NYU. Apparently, she’d like to work in television. She has the winning personality for it, clearly.

But failing that, a career in politics would do. According to her own publicity material, Ms Rao is “one of the country’s strongest voices for social justice, equity, and inclusion.”

Which may explain her daily epithets about “white people” and their many, many faults.

sH2

According to her own publicity material, Ms Rao is “one of the country’s strongest voices for social justice, equity, and inclusion.”

Which may explain her daily epithets about “white people” and their many, many faults.

That.

David

That.

She’s bringing us together with unrelenting racial divisiveness.

David

That.

On the upside, it’s another data point for my theory that intersectionality, and wokeness generally, is the moral analogue of bone cancer. And the next time you hear sweet cooings about “social justice, equity and inclusion,” you may want to bear in mind the kind of creatures most attracted to these things. Ladies like Ms Rao, for instance.

Hal

Ms Rao is “one of the country’s strongest voices for social justice, equity, and inclusion.”

. . . . . . . Who?

Joan

A reminder that patriarchal white supremacy depends on false notions of scarcity.

Not an economist then.

David

Not an economist then.

No, but Ms Rao has clearly been educated. Quite severely.

Which, I suppose, raises the question of how long this educational processing can be allowed to spread, with increasing perniciousness, before the cultural damage is beyond repair. At the moment, the analogy that comes to mind is of allowing people to shit in the village’s only water supply.

David
Pleasant societies might not make durable societies.

Tim Newman, here.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And now for something completely different, you too can have a personal electronic grass.

Smart assistants could soon come with a 'moral AI' to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law.

That's the suggestion of academics at [sic] who say that household gadgets like the Amazon Echo and Google Home should be enhanced with ethical smart software.

This would let them to weigh-up whether to report illegal activity to the police, effectively putting millions of people under constant surveillance.

"Academics", of course; Google and Amazon deciding what is ethical, what could possibly go wrong ? Mr. Smith was unavailable for comment, but I'd bet the farm Miss Rao would be down with the notion.

David

Smart assistants could soon come with a ‘moral AI’

The smart assistant on my phone is currently trying to convince me that a packet of smoked haddock fillets is actually blueberry muesli. Or possibly porridge.

So, I’m full of confidence.

Ten

Liberating mankind from The Myth of the Gendered Brain. Meet the guy doing this important shattering:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/24/meet-the-neuroscientist-shattering-the-myth-of-the-gendered-brain-gina-rippon

Because the benefits thereof shall be glorious.

Boatswain's Mate

According to her own publicity material, Ms Rao is “one of the country’s strongest voices for social justice, equity, and inclusion.”

Which may explain her daily epithets about “white people” and their many, many faults.

Damn wypipo and their (picks random card from deck) thinking the word "inclusion" actually includes them.

David

Damn wypipo and their (picks random card from deck) thinking the word “inclusion” actually includes them.

Oh, and this too:

Through UDemocrats, Saira worked on the Emily Couric Campaign during her fourth year and claims that the best life advice she ever received she learned through Emily Couric: “Treat everyone the same.”

Quite how Ms Rao reconciles this claim with her fully-intersectional damn whitey attitude is not entirely clear.

Boatswain's Mate

Quite how Ms Rao reconciles this claim with her fully-intersectional damn whitey attitude is not entirely clear.

"It's not cognitive dissonance. Not a bit of it. It's just ... discordant harmony, that's all." (said smugly)

Sam

the analogy that comes to mind is of allowing people to shit in the village’s only water supply

Exactly, though I'd add "and requiring those wishing to be in power to drink it and smile". It's easy to get depressed seeing this daily hateful idiocy, but I do sense that we're in the middle of a slow but significant change. You can only allow that sort of blatant hatred to go unchecked before creating more enemies than friends. As the movement desires ever more purity and bombastic displays thereof it will eventually make all but the most invested allies say, "cmon now, that's a bit harsh". A mere crack in the coalition is all it takes, and I think we see such cracks forming everywhere.

The movement is nearing it's final stage. When it does it will either completely subsume the culture or be violently cast out.

Trevor

The smart assistant on my phone ...

Don't 'ee go messing with they new-fangled mechanical devices, David. Get out before it's too late.

Pogonip

I vote for “violently cast out.”

Smithers! Release the “eggs”!

David

Don’t ‘ee go messing with they new-fangled mechanical devices, David. Get out before it’s too late.

It’s too late. I’ve been seduced.

[ Strokes phone. ]

Farnsworth M Muldoon

[ Strokes phone. ]

Did the phone consent ? #mephonetoo

Sporkatus

Treat everyone the same... damn whitey

This is a perfectly cromulent viewpoint if "whitey" is not included in "everyone" by dint of not really being human. Being a "thing". A malign entity.

A bit chilling, to be frank.

Burnsie

In her defense, the only whites she interacts with are liberal whites, and who wouldn't want to tell them to STFU?

Pogonip

Excellent point.

Pogonip

David, you are (?) a white cisblah blah blah blah phone-ist.

ARE you white? If you are, we don’t have to follow the rules any more! No more coasters!

David

A discussion involving a TV remote.

Squires

A bit chilling, to be frank.

Wypipo are no ones.

Pogonip

My son has 3 remotes. I no longer remember how to use them in their correct order. On the rare occasions I want to watch TV, I walk over and push the ON button & then the channel selector. Plus ca change...

Pogonip

Down with oppressive colonial coasters!

Pogonip

https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/02/moncler-dresses/?mc_cid=99e3792bc9&mc_eid=d63b7b651c

Now we know where that guy at the Oscars got his full-skirted dress...

JerryC

Thank goodness we have upper-caste Indians around to tell us how evil and discriminatory we are.

pst314

My son has 3 remotes.

Where did you get them? There are people I'd like to mute, and a few slow ones I'd like to fast-forward.

Jen

consider taking the rest of the day off from being toxic.

#LeftiesProject.

Pogonip

Hee hee hee hee hee—he OWNS 3 remotes!

(Would you believe English is my native language?)

Bill Peschel

I'm getting the growing impression that Twitter is the home of all the insane people who used to talk to themselves on the subway, joined by those who live in areas with no mass transit.

Prove me wrong.

Boatswain's Mate

Cuz The Guardian's gotta Guardian.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/25/jussie-smollett-intolerant-victimhood-culture?CMP=twt_gu

Subhed: The media reaction to the actor’s alleged fabrication shows how ‘victimhood culture’ is used as a means to attack minorities

No victims found. Minorities hardest hit.

Watcher In The Dark

I considered taking the rest of the day off from being toxic, but then realised every lefty who ever walked the planet has made it their life's mission to be full on toxic all the time and in every situation.

So I carried on being me. Sorry, Saira.

David

Cuz The Guardian’s gotta Guardian.

What?

Steve E

How did postmodern intersectionalism so effectively kill self-awareness? Really, you have to be completely divorced from yourself to be so irony-deficient. If Ms. Rao can't substitute any other race for "white" in her tweet and see a problem then we are well and truly doomed. For an ideology that throws around the word "problematic" with great aplomb, it's problematic its believers cannot identify real problems.

David

How did postmodern intersectionalism so effectively kill self-awareness?

I suspect it’s a case of woke politics appealing to vanity, indeed narcissism. Habitual self-flatterers aren’t usually known for their self-awareness, or reciprocal habits of mind.

Pogonip

I don’t know, David, that sounds problematic to me.

Sam

Wondering why our modern idiots lack self-awareness is a little like asking why Christians believe in a god. Self-awareness is the result of personal accountability and individual agency. Things which, if embraced, do not allow someone to be such an idiot. IE, to ask is to answer.

We're all hypocritical petty assholes, but most of us have a built-in limiter based on the concept of accountability and strengthened by humbling life experiences. Instead of a limiter these people use personal flaws and failings as jet fuel for their solipsistic narcissism.

Steve E

What?

[Proudly] [w]rong about everything. All the time.

WTP

If Ms. Rao can't substitute any other race for "white" in her tweet and see a problem then we are well and truly doomed.

Yeah...I got some bad news, you better sit down...

WTP

We're all hypocritical petty assholes, but most of us have a built-in limiter based on the concept of accountability and strengthened by humbling life experiences. Instead of a limiter these people use personal flaws and failings as jet fuel for their solipsistic narcissism.

My personal experience and observation of the different people that I have known over 25-50 years or so is that people that develop this sort of attitude, this solipsistic narcissism, are those who either never or very rarely engaged in objective endeavors. When forced to any degree they shied away from such things, made excuses, were frequently absent. The few people whom I have known who were and are still like this tended to excel at talking or writing or things associated with law or history, rarely sports or math or professions such as carpentry or plumbing or electrical work. I have never encountered a moderately successful plumber or carpenter, certainly not an engineer or software developer, who had this sort of attitude. Management is somewhat another story...but I digress... The process of meeting some kind of objective standard tends to weed this crap out. Imagine a world in which people like this or Laurie Penney or damn near most college professors were first required to work a couple decades doing real work before they could become artists or teachers or professional chatterers.

Ten

Wondering why our modern idiots lack self-awareness is a little like asking why Christians believe in a god. Self-awareness is the result of personal accountability and individual agency. Things which, if embraced, do not allow someone to be such an idiot.

We're all hypocritical petty assholes...

Only a little like. As their first tenet, Christians simply magnify an Agent of supreme moral agency so as to govern their petty asshole.

And/or: A random universe produced a global G-d instinct, right out of thin vacuum. Reason sees this as ample cause.

It's not nearly as much a problem as it is a riddle.

Sam

I sure do hope "Govern your petty asshole!" becomes part of the lexicon around here.

Ten

A handy meme for the ages - if only Chesterton had Twitter.

Adam

She assumes that 1 “white people” follow her twitter feed and, 2 care what she says. Dubious on both counts.

I am white, never heard of her, and don’t care.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I am white, never heard of her, and don’t care.

I see. So you admit you are an unwoke patriarchal misogynist racist.

jabrwok

Razorfist on Venezuela (language NSFW): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52DRLOVB2w8

Darleen

I've studiously avoided the Oscars for years ... I have better things to do than listen to a 3 hour leftwing harangue ... sticking wooden matches under my finger nails then lighting them is oodles more tempting.

Unable to avoid all news (like the tribute to Carol Burnett by Billy Porter) I heard that the best picture award to Green Book had contemporary segregationists upset all over Twitter.

Now that happens to be the only one of the nominated movies I've seen. I went to it without a clue of who was in it or what it was about.

And it was a great film! I was thoroughly engaged and not even ONE cgi special effect!

I don't know how there are claims it is somehow "pro-Trump" or that it panders to "white fragility". I saw nothing of the sort. Indeed, the sometimes casualness of, and take-it-for-granted, racism against the character of Dr. Shirley is startling. Here's a Southern Gentleman of Palor who just welcomed the Shirley Trio to perform, shook Shirley's hand, introduced him proudly around the reception in Shirley's honor and when Shirley headed towards the men's room, tried to insist his relieve himself outside in a ramshackle outhouse.

How is that pandering to white fragility? Indeed, Tony Lip is no "white savior" but is crude, insulated and racist. The film doesn't shirk in it's portrayal of a guy who was more petty hood than maitre d'.

This is what identity politics does...beat down any narrative that people can learn from each other regardless of deep-seated prejudices.

Steve E

(like the tribute to Carol Burnett by Billy Porter)

Lol. I didn't even have to look. I knew what you were referring to.

David

Further to the intersectional knitting drama, mentioned recently, Vox has joined the pile-on, giving the Gratuitous Scolding Community another chance to air its pieties.

TomJ
It’s too late. I’ve been seduced.

[ Strokes phone. ]

I forget where I saw it but I was quite taken with a particular neologism for our current generation of handheld touchscreen devices:
fondleslabs.

David

fondleslabs.

Oh, absolutely. It’s a mix of ergonomics and something less tangible, desirability. As I’ve said before, you can find more evidence of aesthetic attention in an upmarket phone – its design and UI animations – than in my local contemporary art galleries, where the idea of sensual pleasure has been all but abandoned.

David

people that develop this sort of attitude, this solipsistic narcissism, are those who either never or very rarely engaged in objective endeavors.

Well, it’s certainly not uncommon to find these attitudes among people employed in areas where being wrong repeatedly has no obvious consequences. A comparably pathological unrealism expressed in the world of surgery or engineering would most likely be revealed and entail some kind of career penalty. But in the enclaves of Angry Studies and the media, not so much. I can’t offhand think of how being repeatedly, even hilariously wrong has impeded the careers and in-group standing of, say, Polly Toynbee or Owen Jones. And Dr Ben Pitcher, mentioned here, is still being paid for being laughably wrong-headed.

And so, for instance, Laurie Penny can tell her young and credulous readers to “fuck money” and wage “war” on capitalism – an attitude unlikely to appeal to potential employers – knowing full well that she will never face the consequences of such adolescent posturing. Likewise, the race-hustling mediocrities who teach minority students that grammar and spelling are racist, and therefore to be rejected, and who urge students to tell potential employers “fuck you.” And who do all this knowing that, by the time the bill comes due and the consequences of such attitudes become difficult to ignore, they will have moved on to the next batch of suckers.

As so often, the dynamic is parasitic.

Ed Snack

Fondleslab was, I think, the Register. Back before it became quite so "woke" itself that it fired Tim Worstall as a guest writer. But they still have Simon Travaglia's BOFH, so that's something.

I like the term, use it myself for the latest incarnation of iPad that I use. An apt description.

David

Fondleslab was, I think, the Register.

A few years ago, I noticed, belatedly, the trend for device unboxing videos. In which people would film themselves unboxing some expensive new purchase. The sight of someone slowly and lovingly unpeeling the protective film from a phone display - and oohing with delight - took on almost pornographic connotations.

Ten

I heard that the best picture award to Green Book had contemporary segregationists upset all over Twitter.

Apparently cute little zoot-suited Spike Lee threw a fit right in the hall. Who's in charge, anyway?

(Contemporary segregationists is perfect, by the way. I'm so old I remember back about thirteen years when "all the same under the skin" was in. That promptly flipped to "celebrate diversity". Now it's: love/hate diversity and auto-racism, their's and your own! Who's in charge, anyway?)

Watcher In The Dark

The best use for a fondleslab is to use it as an amusement or interactive learning device (as well as studying pictures of swimsuits) while watching TV, especially during the witterings of the BBC.

Sam Duncan

“I've studiously avoided the Oscars for years”

I got to the point a long time ago where I automatically assume that any movie nominated for one of the “big” awards (I don't count the technical stuff) is probably terrible. There are a number of films that I've actually heard good things about, word-of-mouth, but just can't be bothered with because all the Academical fawning over them strongly indicates eventual disappointment.

Anyway, they've been making talkies for almost 90 years now. Nobody's ever going to watch them all, so any new ones had better be pretty damn compelling to grab my attention. I mean - believe it or not - I've still never seen Casablanca. So what, precisely, makes Woke Minority Wxmyn vs. The Patriarchy more worthy of my time than rectifying that oversight?

Absolutely sod-all, that's what.

WTP

Anyway, they've been making talkies for almost 90 years now.

There are some great silent films as well. Wings, the Chaplin stuff, the Harold Lloyd stuff.

I was wondering why I heard nothing from the Oscars (I haven’t watched in decades either) regarding They Shall Not Grow Old. According to wiki...

Because it missed the 1 October 2018 filing deadline, the film was deemed ineligible for consideration for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 91st Academy Awards; because it is still a 2018 film, it will also be ineligible for the ceremony the following year.

A likely story...

Sue Sims

This is tediously long, but it's a fascinating study of a woman quite literally going insane: http://old.lithub.com/mia-the-liberal-men-we-love/

WTP

Well at least she had company getting there...

Butcher's debut memoir, Visiting Hours: A Memoir of Friendship and Murder,[4] was published in April 2015 by Penguin-Random House imprint Blue Rider Press. It recounts her struggle to reconcile her friendship with her college friend Kevin Schaeffer, who violently murdered his girlfriend after a psychotic break.

TimT

You can all stop looking. This lady has found the originator of toxic masculinity. 18th c Dandies, hang your head in shame!

https://mobile.twitter.com/_alexrowland/status/1100074018458218497

Sue Sims

Right little potty-mouth, isn't she? Mind you, she has a (minor) point about men's clothing: Brummell did help to change the fashion from ornate to simple. (Though the French Revolution had more of an effect: women's clothing changed even more than men's, in some ways.) However, he also made it possible for comparatively poor men to appear middle-class, and most women actually envy men because they rarely have to worry about what to wear on a variety of formal occasions.

As for Brummell being the inventor of 'toxic masculinity', Ms Rowland massively fails to make her case, particularly since she never quite manages to define what 'toxic masculinity' might be, other than cat-calling women in the street. And really, I don't think one can blame that on Mr Brummell. She seems to think that if men could wear flamboyant clothes, they'd become un-toxic (or something); but I don't think that 18th-century men, however gorgeous their garments, were less...toxic (whatever that means) than their 19th-century equivalents.

Summary: the argument is moronic.

Captain Nemo

She seems a charming and delightful person:

https://twitter.com/suchnerve/status/1100112577273778177

Governor Squid

Amy Butcher is an award-winning essayist and author...

Evidently, this is the sort of thing that will win you writing awards. I realize she must be really good, because I've read this passage four times and I still can't make heads or tails of it:

Who I’ve become: a phrase I’ve heard most frequently by women who have found themselves rightly riled, women who have perhaps never before—until recently—cited themselves as feminists report the fury, the frustration, the foundational shift as it’s occurring in the men they love so fiercely and the relationships that hold them as a consequence to the male gaze gazing now at their woman, riled.

Seriously -- can somebody diagram this for me?

Governor Squid
They are men who have stood beside us through life’s greatest hardships, through pregnancies or the death of parents or the labored progression of degrees. They are good men, is what I’m saying, who have otherwise demonstrated themselves to be partners in all things. Their behavior—until recently—is wholly unprecedented.
Their behavior. Riiiight.

So these men who've stood beside you for years, through sickness and health, for better or worse, are suddenly misbehaving. Not that the men's behavior has changed at all, mind you. Rather, they're all on the hook because they have...

somehow wrongly internalized that to be a feminist is to be hateful towards an entire group of people, angry for the sake of anger, condescending, inefficient...

To borrow a phrase from our gracious host: one can't help but notice the word "wrongly" doing a lot of heavy lifting in this sentence. I mean, just five paragraphs earlier she herself writes: "He didn’t find palatable my rage, the anger I felt for Trump, for the men and women who voted for him..."

Still, I like that the essay has a happy ending: thousands of men freed from a life of hysterical outrage and misery, and thousands of women free to knit genitalia-themed garments until they die of neglect, and are eaten by their cats. That's a proper "happily ever after" if ever I saw one.

Sam

Sue, that twatter thread was nauseating. Being possibly the farthest thing from a fashion expert that exists, it strikes me BOTH the "before" and "after" images were representing insanely rich people. I would think the vast majority of men and women wore largely functional outfits, and still today a huge proportion of men choose clothing based on a combination of functionality and comfort.

Her comment that men simply don't understand the plight of women in this regard is particularly galling, as she studiously ignores the fact that the only people who will punish a man for wearing precisely what he likes are potential romantic interests. Well, and his mother.

The original Mr. X

Her comment that men simply don't understand the plight of women in this regard is particularly galling, as she studiously ignores the fact that the only people who will punish a man for wearing precisely what he likes are potential romantic interests. Well, and his mother.

I was struck by the lack of reciprococity in her attitude. So men who are desperately short of physical attention and validation should be more empathetic towards women who are constantly being bombarded with people telling them how hot they are -- OK, seems reasonable. But then she never so much as hints that women should be more empathetic towards validation-starved men; and I suspect that, if you suggested this to a group of feminists, the screams of "Male entitlement!" would be loud enough to make you permanently deaf.

a different James

today a huge proportion of men choose clothing based on a combination of functionality and comfort.

I am a middle aged man whose once-dark hair and eyebrows have faded and largely abandoned me, so that what remains is a grey, washed out, slightly jowly face on top of the paunchy body of a 9-5 desk jockey.

Thank God for well fitting suits, crisp shirts and ties with strong colours!

If I have Beau Brummell to thank for this, then I will raise a glass to him later.

When I see my work colleagues of a certain age affecting open-neck chic, or the smart casual look, I feel the urge to tell them that a suit, shirt and tie is their friend!

I have found that older women I have worked with have especially strong views on the matter.

Governor Squid

When I go into battle, I put on a good suit. Cufflinks, pocket square, and necktie may be chosen based on the nature of the battle, and that's more than enough ornamentation for me. The suit is equal parts uniform and armor, and does well to lend me the authority I need to convince elected officials to do what's necessary. As a positive side effect, I have good evidence to lend credence to the cliche about a woman loving a man in uniform.

When I go home, I put on a pair of jeans that are as faded and thinning as James' (no, not that James) once-dark hair. A t-shirt and perhaps a flannel button-up or fleece pullover complete the ahn-sahm. I sincerely hope that Alexandra doesn't shed a tear for me, as I cannot insist forcefully enough that geeky t-shirts, faded jeans, and warm pullovers are really all I need, high fashion be damned.

Never mind the idea of "a whole culture where men are *aching* just to BE SEEN, to feel cute or special or unique..." is patently absurd. Sure, there's a sub-culture of Brooklyn hipsters desperate to be noticed, but they're hardly representative of the wide world outside their enclave. Men just want to be valued, same as everybody in every era. Most find value in their deeds, in what they contribute to their families, their friends, their neighborhoods. Those who *ache* just to BE SEEN and feel cute are pitiable creatures who should probably seek to be valued for something deeper than their fashion sense.

But no -- I should probably just sit down and shut up, and let the "bespoke seamstress and writer under the stern supervision of her feline quality control manager" who grew up on a sailboat in the Bahamas lecture me some more about how powerless and miserable I am because of the power of Jermyn Street.

TimT

And on the same general topic, 'toxic masculinity', here's an interesting snippet I read just this morning:

"It was coined in the mythopoetic men’s movement of the 1980s and ’90s, motivated in part as a reaction to second-wave feminism. Through male-only workshops, wilderness retreats, and drumming circles, this movement promoted a masculine spirituality to rescue what it referred to as the “deep masculine”— a protective, “warrior” masculinity—from toxic masculinity. Men’s aggression and frustration was, according to the movement, the result of a society that feminized boys by denying them the necessary rites and rituals to realize their true selves as men."

(From The Atlantic.)

So feminism got the term from... MRAs!

Sam

(From The Atlantic.)

Caveat emptor.

TimT

Caveat emptor.

Don't tell me it isn't hilarious that a bunch of blokes in a drumming circle getting in touch with their Jungian archetypes invented a concept adored by feminists the world over.

Hal

. . . a bunch of blokes in a drumming circle . . .

Ah, yes.

wiggiatlarge

"I love my community and my neighbors, and I would be honored to have your voice and your vote in my campaign."

Of course she would though I think the neighbours bit is stretching it somewhat......

Dr Cromarty

Damn whiteys and their *shuffles deck* giving money to charity

https://twitter.com/davidlammy/status/1100807931233226752?s=21

WTP

Damn whiteys and their *shuffles deck* giving money to charity

Well in some cases, and I think this is one of them, this is true. African countries that are more marginally successful would likely do better without white people’s “help”. Plenty of wealthy black folk around to do that. Regarding aid in general, it will never happen but I’d really like to see these people concentrate on getting just ONE miserable turd world country up and running instead of spreading the effort across the planet. If such were to happen, I would not be surprised if the target country was worse off than all the other ones after a few years.

Dr Cromarty

Well in some cases, and I think this is one of them, this is true.

Oh I agree. That’s very much the message of Dambisa Moyo’s ‘Dead Aid’. Lammy doesn’t care about that, or Africans though. He’s just a thick opportunistic gramdstander wanting to feel good about himself while doing sweet FA. Aid is why Robert Mugabe has a net worth of over $1Bn.

WTP

Oh I agree. That’s very much the message of Dambisa Moyo’s ‘Dead Aid’. Lammy doesn’t care about that, or Africans though. He’s just a thick opportunistic gramdstander wanting to feel good about himself while doing sweet FA. Aid is why Robert Mugabe has a net worth of over $1Bn.

Agree. Also in regard to 'Dead Aid' from a religious perspective there's Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert's 'When Helping Hurts'.

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