Friday, 16 May 2008

Nasty idiot of the day

Via Norm, here's the Rev. John Bell on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day:

Now think of Burma. I'm not an apologist for the cabal of generals who rule Myanmar. And certainly if the accusations are true that they would rather have seen people die than be the recipients of aid, they would have been guilty of willful genocide. But should we be surprised if the leaders of a country which Western governments have accorded pariah status, are reticent to defer to our wishes?

Foolish Westerners! If you're mean to dictators then you only have yourselves to blame when they consequently go on to commit mass murder. This argument is depressingly and sickeningly familiar.

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