The UK could help Greece back on its feet and stay true to its generous nature if not for Cameron’s cowardice and self-interest.
Greece is being cruelly and gratuitously shoved deeper and deeper into poverty, chaos and abject despair by the criminal Troika’s inhuman campaign to persecute and humiliate it, to warn off anyone who might dare to stand in the way of its psychotic plan to create a New World Order in which they and people like them control us all.
Many agree that Greece has every right to repudiate the criminal Troika’s odious debts, and extricate itself from their clutches. But that’s not a right it can reasonably exert, since it simply doesn’t have enough money to satisfy the criminal Troika’s demands, and it doesn’t have the political clout to repel them and it never will, such is the nature of debt servitude. You can’t refuse to give money you don’t have. So Greece is stuck between despair and servitude.
I wonder if the Troika’s ongoing tyranny toward Greece was uppermost in David Cameron’s mind when he gave his “human rights” speech in front of our Queen on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. I doubt it. Cameron is clearly an opportunist who thinks only of his own career and comfort. But, if Greece wasn’t on his mind, then it should have been, since the criminal Troika is exhibiting exactly the kind of brutal behaviour toward the people of Greece that is anathema to the concept and practice of individual rights as inspired by Magna Carta.
The irony, however, is that Cameron’s opportunism and political cowardice might also have provided a way for the Greeks to escape the horrible prison that their country is quickly becoming. He opened this door when he allowed it be put into law that the UK should spend at least 0.7% of its gross domestic income on foreign aid. This amounts to about £12 billion per year on current figures.
This, of course, is a completely insane law, not least because it leaves the UK’s Department for International Development frantically hunting for recipients of UK foreign aid to avoid breaking the law; Cameron has forced DFID to give money to people who don’t deserve it and, as we have learned, who will use it to arm themselves against the UK and its allies.
My question is: Wouldn’t it be better to give a post-default Greece a few billion pounds to tide it over until it can transition into its new economy and political situation rather than to throw money at unsuspecting tin pot dictators to help them fund their dictatorships and violence against their own people? If ever a nation needed and deserved financial assistance – no strings attached – from a caring source, then Greece is that nation.
If it wasn’t for the fact that he would get a political kicking from his criminal Troika co-conspirators for spoiling the fun they are all having with Greece, Cameron might well consider this option. But we all know that Cameron isn’t the sort to stick his neck out to help a friend, He isn’t going to help others if doing so might cost him his promised ride on the EU’s gravy train that’s already waiting outside No. 10.
So, instead, he’ll go on making empty speeches about the Magna Carter, the sanctity of individual rights and how the decision he’s most proud of as Prime Minister is the foreign aid law, and he’ll do so with a cynicism that prevents him from understanding that the point of foreign aid is the good it does for the people who receive it, and not the ego trip it gives to those who award it.
Cameron: The people of Greece badly need our help, and you are in a position to provide it. You say you are proud of your foreign aid legacy. So, what’s stopping you from doing what even you must know is the right thing and helping Greece maintain its dignity and humanity during this rough period? Greece has given so much to the world. Isn’t it right that the UK should give something back to it?