During his trip to Pakistan, David Cameron gave this excuse for, apparently, wanting America to fix the mess made by Britain.
“I don’t want to try to insert Britain in some leading role where, as with so many of the world’s problems, we are responsible for the issue in the first place,” said Cameron.
If you made the mess, shouldn’t you be responsible for cleaning it up? To be fair, America and France have also been making a mess of things – with Britain’s help (e.g. Libya).
The rest of Britain seemed to hate Cameron’s sudden outburst of honesty.
“To say that Britain is a cause of many of the world’s ills is naïve,” said Tristram Hunt. “To look back 50-odd years for the problems facing many post-colonial nations adds little to the understanding of the problems they face.”
And guess what? Tristram Hunt is a historian. A historian who doesn’t think people need to know history to understand the current events. This is my new favorite most ridiculous statement of all time.
As far as I can tell, Cameron did not go into any detail on what Britain did to screw things up. That makes his statement not very useful, except for perhaps making people in Pakistan feel better. Unfortunately, as I noted earlier, Britain and its buddies seem more determined than ever to screw things up which makes his apology look all the more insincere. Cameron reminds me of Esther Dyson (see my earlier post), a person who tries to convince people that they are on the right side when they have no intention of doing the right thing.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Are David Cameron and Esther Dyson Related?
I posted the following article on Blogging for a New World Order.