The Very Reverend Spacely-Trellis writes in The Guardian

We are all to blame for the agony of Congo

Indeed, we are all guilty.

Hmm. Or am I thinking of Dr. Kiosk?

A report leaked earlier this year said Rwanda and Uganda were aiding and abetting the M23, motivated as in the past by a desire to control and exploit eastern Congo\’s vast mineral wealth.

How very strange. I thought that was all solved. You know, that bit in Dodd Frank which insists on hte labelling of conflict minerals.

All done and dusted now we\’ve passed a law isn\’t it?

11 thoughts on “The Very Reverend Spacely-Trellis writes in The Guardian”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    We are all to blame for the agony of Congo … A report leaked earlier this year said Rwanda and Uganda were aiding and abetting the M23, motivated as in the past by a desire to control and exploit eastern Congo’s vast mineral wealth.

    Would it be tactless to point out that while we are all guilty, it would seem some of our more melanin-enriched brethern are slightly more guilty than the rest of us?

    The logic, such as it is, of this article is so pathetic is would have to work hard to aspire to being vile:

    Yet the fact that Britain, the UN, Rwanda, the DRC government, the M23 and other parties directly or indirectly involved in this tragedy continue to act irresponsibly, or fail to act at all, is partly a result of the ignorance and indifference to Congo evident among public opinion in the developed world. In theory, the world cares, which is why the UN is there in strength. But for whatever reason, Congo does not register internationally as a cause or an issue. It is a stain on the global conscience that is largely ignored. For this lethal state of denial, all are to blame.

    What the f**k is Britain doing in the same sentence with Rwanda, the DRC government and M23? Are our soldiers raping and looting? No I f**king well don’t think so, you tosspot. Directly involved are Rwanda and the DRC. Indirectly involved? Not Britain from what I can see. Failing to act? How is that remotely like acting irresponsibly? How is Britain failing to act? We voted in the UN for peacekeeping. It is f**kwits like the author who will not fund the British Army to the point it can undertake such missions.

    My God but the Guardian is a vile rag. Time to pull all government job ads.

  2. So Much For Subtlety

    Actually that Guardian article is more complete f**kwittery than I first thought:

    Yet the fact that Britain, the UN, Rwanda, the DRC government, the M23 and other parties directly or indirectly involved in this tragedy continue to act irresponsibly, or fail to act at all, is partly a result of the ignorance and indifference to Congo evident among public opinion in the developed world.

    The fact that Rwanda, the DRC and M23 continue to act irresponsibily – and that is an interesting way to put it – has nothing to do with the indifference to Congo among public opinion in the Developed world. Not even indifference among their own public opinions. They do it because they are murderous thuggish kleptocrats (who arguably shouldn’t have been granted independence in the first place).

    It is only Britain and British public opinion that is indifferent. Rightly so. They wanted their independence. They have it. What business is it of ours? So his comment is that *we* are to blame. Even though the British Army is raping no one and British companies are not stealing the coltan.

    The fact is *only* Britain gives a damn. With some of the rest of the West following along depending on how close they are to the UK in culture. Which is why the market for coltan is virtually entirely Chinese speaking. As Britain and the rest of the West declines we can expect to see more of this. But that won’t stop the idiocy of the Guardian.

  3. “White men are to blame for everything”

    I live in an area where you get mainly Nigerians, DRC folk and Zimbabweans …My French is really improving

    but anyway its the Chinese now amigo.

    That’s the word on the street Huggy Bear 🙂

  4. The UN Security Council, of which Britain is a member, has condemned the violence. And the UN has sent a peacekeeping force. But apparently that’s not enough.

    Ok, then, we’ll send in our armed forces, shall we? You know, a few targeted strikes and a bit of a ground force. Like Libya, and Iraq. The Guardian will approve of that, won’t it? oh wait….

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