The New Colonists
Ministers are proposing an extraordinary scheme to tackle climate change in which the Amazon rainforest would be turned into an international trust and its trees sold to individuals and groups.
Plans for the wholesale "privatisation" of the rainforest will be raised by David Miliband, the Environment Secretary, at a summit in Mexico this week.
The scheme, endorsed by Tony Blair, aims to protect the plants and wildlife from logging....
Quite right too - the denizens of the political saloons of Islington have a far better idea of how all that green stuff should be managed than the poor little brown people who live there - so a few beads and mirrors and bingo they will sell the land to us!
Go on Dave -
Take up the White Man's burden—
Send forth the best ye breed—
Go, bind your sons to exile
To serve your captives' need;
To wait, in heavy harness,
On fluttered folk and wild—
Your new-caught sullen peoples,
Half devil and half child.