The world’s political elite continue to stuff their faces with the finest cuisine money can buy, attire themselves in frills and fancies, and prance to the discordant tunes of their own overworked, self-applauding, vocal chords.
Yesterday, ex-British prime minister and Bush poodle, Tony Blair, wooed a bevy of American money-bags at the annual Alfred Emanuel Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a “charity” event organized by the Roman Catholic Church in New York. No other British national has spoken at this function since Winston Churchill deigned to address them by telephone in 1947. The event is staged by New York’s Roman Catholic diocese, ostensibly to raise money for local health charities.
Blair took the opportunity to rattle his own personal saber to the full by condemning Iran, praising the Iraq war, and ratcheting up the threat of terrorism to the World War III levels recently vociferated by his belligerent comrade in the US White House.
All of which went down extremely well with his audience of fat-bellied, alcohol-hazed associates, representing the epitome of American wealth, and Christian – or Jewish – religion.
During his introduction, the master of ceremonies – presumably half-joking – suggested the US Constitution be amended to allow Blair a run at the 2008 presidential election. Why not? After all, the US Constitution is in such tatters another few pages of crossings-out and red inked addenda would surely go by unnoticed?
The suggestion went down well with the audience. After all, Blair may be British by nationality, but in every other way he’s one of them. His priorities are their priorities; their only aim the defense and protection of their lifestyles.
Blair’s speech noticeably lacked any reference to the starving millions in Africa, the genocide in Darfur, the massacre of innocents in Burma, the snowballing effects of global warming. No, for Mister Blair and his ‘friends’, the overriding priority is to combat “Islamofascism”, for in the process they can consolidate their power, increase their wealth, and frequently utilize that phrase to spread their own very real brand of fear.
What a glorious excuse to further repress ordinary people and exercise increasing public control.
Tony Blair is a quisling. Depite roots in the British Labour Party he has, even during his term in office as British prime minister, emanated a right-wing bias that has now fully-fledged, placing him firmly inside the cauldron of US Republican conservatism.
Not only has he betrayed his own ideals, but he has proved himself a traitor to the British people he purported to represent, and the party to which he pledged loyalty.
The three standing ovations received from his opulent, right-wing, audience must surely represent undeniable proof of that.
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