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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 5. May 5, 1955

"Moral Support"

"Moral Support"

Words are cheap. So is "moral support." Does Co-Sec approve the kind of "moral support" for national independence expressed by the war of terror engaged in by British troops in Malaya and Kenya under cover of minor disturbances and popular discontent! Do they approve the kind of "moral support" for national Independence expressed by the obilteration of self-government in British Guiana, Guatemala, and Bast Pakistan under cover of imaginary "Communist plots"? If not, why don't they say so?

Mr O'Brien feelingly adds that Co-Sec has also given material support in the form of scholarships to colonial peoples. So far, so good. But does Co-Sec forget that what colonial peoples need, in compensation for being looted by the West for so long, is not charity? It is the right to help themselves, to build up their own structure of nationhood in self-respect, and demolish the framework of corruption and piracy bequeathed by colonial rule.