Where Is Jimmy Kimmel’s Voice on Little Alfie Evans? [VIDEO]

Where Is Jimmy Kimmel’s Voice on Little Alfie Evans? [VIDEO]

Where Is Jimmy Kimmel’s Voice on Little Alfie Evans? [VIDEO]

I wonder what Jimmy Kimmel has to say about little Alfie Evans from Britain. After all, Kimmel set himself up as sort of an advocate for American health care reform (read, Obamacare). So he surely has something to say about Alfie, right?

Let’s check his Twitter feed, shall we?

This is from Friday morning:

Hmmm. He’s all about The Avengers movie.

Oh, wait. A couple of days ago he hosted the Bleachers, who performed something called “Alfie’s Song.” Could it be referring to little Alfie Evans?

Um, no. This is a basic love-gone-wrong song with a screaming tenor sax solo. Not about Alfie Evans.

Well, well, it appears that the weepy late night advocate for children’s health care is strangely silent, doesn’t it?

He’s not the only celebrity, either. While Kimmel and other politicians and entertainment stars shed their tears and big bucks over Cecil the Lion, they sure don’t seem to care about a toddler in Britain, do they?

Columnist Ramesh Ponnuru, writing at Bloomberg, also asked why American liberals are strangely silent. After all, aren’t they the voice of the oppressed?

My question is: Why aren’t liberals horrified by the British government’s behavior too? Shouldn’t everyone be?

Now you may not like Piers Morgan, and you may think he’s a snobby Brit who is ignorant about our Second Amendment. Fair enough. But even Morgan is aghast at his government’s treatment of little Alfie Evans.

However, some Brits are defending the decision of the National Health Service. For example, the Guardian published the comments of a palliative care doctor, who wrote:

In fact – to my enormous pride – the NHS has kept Alfie alive for nearly two years, at no cost to his family, and without any judgments concerning the value of his life.

Yet another British doctor posted an enormously long and detailed Twitter thread on why Alfie’s story “needs less opinions and more facts,” including diagrams and illustrations. The thread is far too long to publish at this blog — you can read all his posts here. However, here’s the tweet that says it all:

And here’s the common thread between both these doctors: You silly prats, we’ve kept him alive long enough, and it didn’t cost you a penny. Be thankful!

However, it also seems that this mindset is hardwired into average British brains. Here are two more tweets from ‘Brian Benjafield,’ an anonymous Brit who claims he’s “hardworking, not a ponce, and tells it how it is.” In other words, a regular bloke.

Others are more fit to decide what’s best for this poor child.

And if that’s not chilling enough to those of us on this side of the Pond, he added this:

Got that? The NHS are the child’s guardians. . . Yes, indeed, in the British mindset, children belong to the National Health Service. Not their parents, who raise them, care for them, and love them more than any government bureaucracy.

No wonder Jimmy Kimmel says nothing about little Alfie Evans. It’s because a national health care system that he would love to see in the US could cause Alfie nightmares here, too. So the great late night champion of children’s health care would prefer to stay quiet, and hope no one notices. Besides, it’s more fun to trot out the Avengers, isn’t it?

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

11 Comments
  • SFC D says:

    It’s not Jimmy’s kid, and there’s no way to blame Trump, so it doesn’t appeal to Jimmy’s fan base, so Jimmy doesn’t care. It’s that simple. Jimmy only cares when it’s good for Jimmy.

  • Chris in N.Va says:

    How DARE those loving but oh-so “uppity” parents even think that they can buck the system?

    How DARE they question the All-Powerful OZ? I mean, government bureauweenies?

    They MUST be made to bow their knee in obeisance to the all-powerful state. They must be made examples “pour encourager les autres”.

    Who do these bothersome peasants think they are, autonomous free individuals or something? Balderdash!!!

  • MikeyParks says:

    Well, the British people actually ARE subjects – unlike Americans.

  • Romey says:

    Jimmy Kimmel?!? If it’s not in the teleprompter, and written for him, has no voice/opinion. The strings are just that thin and invisible.

  • Doug Purdie says:

    Great question! I had forgotten how Mr. Kimmel raged at the politcal right for our willingness to let helpless children die. Guess it’s OK when a non-Republican does it.

  • Jimmy approves of this overbearing governmental control of the lives of the little people. As a 1%er, he knows this won’t effect himself or his family.

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  • GWB says:

    The NHS are the child’s guardians
    You really should have pulled an InstaPundit and posted this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgWcBV9_kLM
    (Warning: That is Melissa Harris-Perry from MSNBC. She of the tampon earrings.)

    • Kim Quade says:

      GWB, I was tempted to post comments from Melissa “All Your Children Are Belong To Us” Perry, but decided to stick with comments from the Brits: Piers Morgan, the NHS docs, and the deluded bloke Brian.
      But I get your point. Thanks again.

  • Rachel says:

    There is nothing chilling/worrying about the case of Alfie Evans. It’s tragic yes, but he has received an excellent standard of care, which was free at the point of delivery (his parents would have struggled, perhaps to pay if not). His bst interests were uphekd in the face of horrific abuse from the so called ‘Alfie’s Army’. What disturbs me most of all here is the number of ill informed people who overnight have become experts in Medicine, the British legal system, the running of the NHS, parental rights and even vaccines. All without seeming to do any actual research.

  • Rachel says:

    There is nothing chilling/worrying about the case of Alfie Evans. It’s tragic yes, but he has received an excellent standard of care, which was free at the point of delivery (his parents would have struggled, perhaps, to pay if not). His best interests were upheld in the face of horrific abuse from the so called ‘Alfie’s Army’. What disturbs me most of all here is the number of ill informed people who overnight have become experts in Medicine, the British legal system, the running of the NHS, parental rights and even vaccines. All without seeming to do any actual research.

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