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    This seems to permeate our society – an expectation that the poor be the most charitable and carry the weight of making the privileged feel more ethical and moral.

    You see this with those demanding open borders to refugees, immediately. Very nice, but who will bear the brunt of the numbers? The rich in their expensive streets? No, the poor in areas with already struggling public services.

    You also see it when celebrities and rich people preach to the poor that they must open their pockets and give to charity, or when politicians demand higher taxes to fund charitable projects.

    I am all for being charitable, but the burden should be shared instead of expecting the poor to carry the weight.
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    Tony Blair won an award this year for his contribution to charity, he is far from poor.
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    (Original post by Lady Comstock)
    This seems to permeate our society – an expectation that the poor be the most charitable and carry the weight of making the privileged feel more ethical and moral.

    You see this with those demanding open borders to refugees, immediately. Very nice, but who will bear the brunt of the numbers? The rich in their expensive streets? No, the poor in areas with already struggling public services.

    You also see it when celebrities and rich people preach to the poor that they must open their pockets and give to charity, or when politicians demand higher taxes to fund charitable projects.

    I am all for being charitable, but the burden should be shared instead of expecting the poor to carry the weight.
    You're right. On refugees specifically, it's easy to push that envelope because the wealthy bohemian types who influence the decision-making have the moral imperative. If you don't support taking all of the Syrians ever into Britain, you're a racist. Look at this footage of a drowning baby.

    And all of this goes down remarkable well, because the British people are fairly submissive. It's not always a bad thing, but it manifests negatively here. Show an American a picture of a starving Mexican in the South California deserts, they want to throw up a massive wall along the border. Show Brits a bombed-out nursery in a far-off country, and they want to welcome thousands into their own country. Despite the fact that decades of open-door immigration has already torn our culture to ribbons and ground our infrastructure to dust.

    The people who suffer will be working class, because the people who suffer always are. And they will continue to suffer because the middle and upper classes keep telling them that they ought to. It's a terrible shame, but it isn't going to change. It could have done, if John Redwood were Tory leader in 2010. But he wasn't, and now the damage has been done irreparably. Free-market capitalism will keep the metropolitan urbanites of all persuasions in power for as long as I can forsee, while the culture that surrounds them dissolves and the quality of life for those at the bottom disintegrates until this country is unrecognisable.
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    (Original post by Gears265)
    Tony Blair won an award this year for his contribution to charity, he is far from poor.
    He should give to charity, i bet it isn't a big fraction of his earnings though, and he messed up the whole middle east. Not to mention the (not for much longer)UK.
    How can he be seen as a successful PM?
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    (Original post by SaucissonSecCy)
    He should give to charity, i bet it isn't a big fraction of his earnings though, and he messed up the whole middle east. Not to mention the (not for much longer)UK.
    How can he be seen as a successful PM?
    In a perfect world the chilcot report would have come out by now and Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.
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    (Original post by Gears265)
    In a perfect world the chilcot report would have come out by now and Tony Blair on trial for war crimes.
    If he committed them. We don't know because the report hasn't come out.


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    (Original post by jape)
    If he committed them. We don't know because the report hasn't come out.


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    Yet what has come out is Tony Blair's relationship with those managing the investigation and report. Saying they are bias towards him is an understatement
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    (Original post by Gears265)
    Yet what has come out is Tony Blair's relationship with those managing the investigation and report. Saying they are bias towards him is an understatement
    Blair has his hands in just about every pie imaginable. You'd struggle to find anyone he doesn't have a personal relationship with.


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