The AngloJew is a familiar creature in these parts. Almost as ubiquitous as the wildebeest, the official representative of this tribe is usually found in what has come to be recognised as his ecology. The conference centres,hotels,seminars and workshops in the leafier urban areas variously advising,entreating,encouraging deploring, on the need for increased foreign investment,greater girl child school enrollment,wildlife poaching or deforestation.
The Anglo Jewish tribe isn't a giant ethnic family;there are clans,sub clans and subtle differences within just like every other extended family. However one thing is obvious -the British version is universally regarded as more wordly and exposed than his loud,brash Transatlantic American brother. Centuries of empire building have made him more circumspect. Where the American will bark his unsolicited advice from the rooftops/Oprah/ pre Superbowl or the PTA meeting Johnny Brit prefers the gentlemans way;a quiet word in the ear over post dinner port at the club.Which is why the entire post Moi Foreign Office method of engaging Kenya has revealed their true nature like never before.
Throughout the Moi kleptocracy,the Brits were his faithful allies. Through the worst periods,the instigation of ethnic clashes at the onset of multipartyism,the outright transfer of public property that was actually wholesale theft or the 1992 election rigging,London raised hardly a whimper. Suddenly a new Kibaki led government was sworn in and overnight things changed-no more no bid contracts,unrestricted access to the President or favoured attentions for British business.
The Chinese were asserting themselves as well as the locals who were beginning to question certain long held colonial presumptions of droits de signeur. At this time the 40 year chronicle of British army rapes in Samburu as well as Mau Mau atrocities were being uncovered.IMO,it was these last 2 issues that irrevocably changed London/Nairobi relations forever. More than most,Englishmen are particularly morally schizophrenic-they truly believe the world is a better place since they ended the slave trade/introduced christianity the all important European work ethic and developed their colonies all for altruistic motives.
With this extraordinary self delusion Johnny Brit can organise the coup that places Idi Amin in power,sell weapons to apartheid S Africa or genocidal Indonesia in the type of brutal self interest that helped kill over 10 million 3 rd worlders since the end of WW2. For a look at this nearly pathological self interest see how the highest sections of British society,the aristocracy in conjunction with the Church sold opium to China for over 2 centuries making London home of trillionaires. Or how the heirs to that same tradition,Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were named as defendants in the disappearance of Canadian aboriginals in 1964 in the first ever court case of a sitting British queen in modern times.
When the mask of understated politeness and gentle affability slips the visage of a ravening arrogant warlord appears. Edward Clay's unforgettable remarks about 'vomiting on our shoes,'were the mild iteration of this mindset. Its the unmistakable attitude of colonial prerogative that refuses to recognise the world has moved on.
So when the latest High Commissioner,Christian Turner, assumes the airs of a governor, 'advising the natives,' don't be surprised.
This week he took it upon himself to visit Kalenjin elders in the Rift Valley to have them dissolve the unbeatable URP/TNA alliance by withdrawing their support for Uhuru. Though,unsuccessful it shows how low London will go-to derail the promising trajectory of 3rd world country and hand it over to a potential Yeltsin all to return to the days of old;when their writ ruled.
Incidentally Dr.Christian Turner has some very serious allegations to answer over the orchestrated Middle East chaos that came to be known as the Arab spring.Here he is lecturing wide eyed Strathmore students on diplomacy. As Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office at the start of the Arab insurrection he was obviously one of the key script writers of that bankster led drama.
When those same forces send him here and he exceeds his mandate by far personally meeting and advising voters its time to reexamine his true function.
Last year his predecessor,Rob McCaire actually led a delegation to Mombasa to 'discuss,' matters with the secessionist Mombasa Republican Council,a gang of superstitious illiterate unemployable youths fooled into negative ethnicity by forces they nether know nor comprehend. At this time they had already killed several including a handful of policemen.
But such small matters of moral decency are as irrelevant as the issue of national sovereignty to these agents of London. The informed reader will know how London based mining syndicates fuelled the E DRC carnage which has claimed 5 mn + dead since the late 90s,carried out by their enthusiastic regional prefects,Kagame and Museveni.One shudders to think of the future if McCaire had his way with Omar Mwamnuadzi, MRC leader of a putative breakaway state rich in titanium and offshore oil and gas-another Biafra or a Kuwait?
Luckily the security forces were onto him. Here he is looking slightly the worse for wear having publicly renounced traitorous intentions.
Dear Reader,the mask has slipped-do you like the true face of Johnny Brit?