Monday, 31 May 2010

Cruel Britannia

More right wing imperialism killing people in India.

In the 19th Century it was the British bringing starvation to millions - despite what Niall Ferguson may claim. He has been appointed to rewrite history for the ConDems. Expect our children to have to learn how great the British Empire was, rather than the enslavement and death of fellow human beings that was the reality. Oh well, Orwell said that governments would rewrite history. Double speak anyone?

In the 21st century, it is the actions of the carbon emitters, i.e. the west again, that are killing people. India is suffering its worst heatwave on record. No wonder when global temperature averages are through the roof and last month was the highest April ever.

Meanwhile, Kent County Council continues to back road building and airport expansion. It's alright though, they are gonna give away £10k to some 'green' projects to make up for it. Gosh that's almost enough to employ someone for 6 months - that will really make a difference.

HT: Johann Hari