July 29, 2021 at 5:38 pm #220410
Donations to RNLI jump by more than 28 times after CEO defends rescuing English Channel migrants
Taxi for Nigel Farage 🚕
We're proud of the lifesaving work our volunteers do in the Channel – we make no apology for it. Those we rescue are vulnerable people in danger & distress. Each of them is someone’s father, mother, son or daughter – every life is precious. This is why we launch: pic.twitter.com/lORd9NRpdP
— RNLI (@RNLI) July 28, 2021July 29, 2021 at 6:19 pm #220413
Utterly shameful 😡
It follows an outpouring of support after the head of the organisation spoke out on Wednesday about volunteers facing verbal abuse from members of the public for bringing migrants to safety.July 29, 2021 at 10:43 pm #220417alanjjohnstoneParticipant
I have often used the RNLI as an example of voluntary cooperation in a risky dangerous task that gives an insight into what might happen in socialism and to reject the lazy greedy selfish human nature hypothesis.
I blogged on this on TuesdayJuly 31, 2021 at 5:55 pm #220444
My bad. I didn’t see your blog. But the story has moved a pace.
Good point at the bottom. Not sure who the MP is?
Who needs enemies with friends like Labour…August 1, 2021 at 11:32 am #220460
Nigel Farage and the Daily Hate clearly appealing to their useless bigoted racist idiots.August 3, 2021 at 7:14 am #220481alanjjohnstoneParticipant
James, did you see this?
The attacks are likely to keep on coming because they have become essential to the political tactics of the right…
If you are unwilling to accept that historical shifts such as the spread of liberal social attitudes – or the fact that young people, increasingly shut out from stable careers and housing, are more amenable to socialist ideas – reflect changes in society at large, then it follows that these must be the product of underhand influences: of “wokeness”, or “cultural Marxism”, or a biased establishment…
there is a thriving media economy founded on rightwing outrage. Attacks on the “loony left” and moral panics about issues such as migration are hardly new to the rightwing press…
for newer rightwing media outlets, hysteria about the great liberal conspiracy is even more essential…
For the government, meanwhile, culture war politics may prove essential if it is to keep its current electoral coalition together. The exact meaning of the term “culture war” is often disputed, but it’s best thought of as a political technique for gathering a disparate group of people with conflicting, even contradictory, interests into your camp. Pick a divisive social issue, make your position on it a badge of identity, and try to make other people do so too…
The rightwing outrage machine does real damage to politics even when its demands aren’t met, because it narrows debate and makes it harder to challenge the decisions taken by people with real power.
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