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Following Brexit, Celebrating the 4th of July is Politically inCorrect Bigotry

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 05:55 AM

originally posted by: onequestion
Crap, sorry Britain. I micro aggressed you by being American.

I think that most of us see micro aggression as sending in a few 22 regiment guys to a wayward colony instead of air dropping 2 Para and following up with the 17th Lancers in their Challengers.

posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 08:15 AM
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Actually I and many Brit's actually like the US patriotic day of the 4th of July, it was remember a group of British saying to a corrupt British government "We have had enough of you robbing us through unlawful taxation that does not benefit us", sadly the war they had to fight was also mainly first and second generation British fighting off other British whom saw them as traitor's but had they not been in the British army how many of those red coat's do you think would happily have fought for the New country, probably most of them in my opinion IF they had home's there which likely they did not.

Damn shame about all that tea in Boston harbour though, you can't beat a good cuppa (Shove the crumpet's though a bacon butty is far nicer with HP sauce).

Also remember the infamous US navy raid on an english port were no one was killed, the leader of the Raid had chosen to raid his home town and they all got Drunk in the pub after the weather proved too poor to light the merchant fleet at harbour on fire, the following morning they then tried as a token gesture to set one ship alight but if all went bad, John Paul Jone's whom was born at Whitehaven and was attacking his own home town however is today celebrated as a US hero despite being more like a comedy character in many way's, seriously he was probably a decent enough captain and the US privateer's did capture about 400 of our ship's but this was so funny it is even today celebrated every year in Whitehaven by the British town (whom are proud of there most famous black sheep son) and the US navy.
It really does read like a plot for a "Carry On" movie.

So in my opinion the fourth of July is a great day, after all our government was a group of out of touch hooray harry's just like today (but possibly even worse than today).

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:04 AM
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Let me congratulate you all, over in the United States, on your Independence Day.

I am intensely happy that your lot made it across the ocean, and understand entirely the reasons why they left, not to mention the reason the war of independence needed to be fought.

Perhaps we have more in common than any of our forefathers thought?

posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 09:14 AM

originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

Perhaps we have more in common than any of our forefathers thought?

Some of them also thought so

Earl of Chatham Speech to Parliament, June 1774
Most Illustrious Lords,

THE unfavourable state of health, under which I have long laboured, could not prevent me from laying before your Lordships my thoughts on the Bill now before you; and on the American affairs in general.

If we take a transient view of those motives which induced the ancestors of our fellow-subjects, in America, to leave their native country to encounter the innumerable difficulties of the unexplored regions of the western world, our astonishment at the present conduct of their descendants will naturally subside. There was no corner of the world into which men of their free and enterprizing turn would not fly, with alacrity, rather than submit to the slavish and tyrannical principles which prevailed, at that period, in their native country. And shall we wonder, my Lords, if the descendants of such illustrious characters spurn, with contempt, the hand of unconstitutional power, that would snatch from them such dear bought privileges as they now contend for? Had the British colonies been planted by any other kingdoms than our own, the inhabitants would have carried with them the chains of slavery, and the spirit of despotism; but as they are, they ought to be remembered as great influences to instruct the world, to what a stretch of liberty mankind will naturally attain, when they are left to the free exercise of themselves. And, my Lords, notwithstanding my intention to give my hearty negative to the question now before you, I cannot help condemning, in the severe? manner, the late turbulent and unwarrantable conduct of the Americans in general, and the riots in Boston, in particular. But, my Lords, the mode which has been pursued to bring them back to a sense of their duty in the parent state, has been so diametrically opposite to the fundamental principles of sound policy, that individuals, possess'd of common understanding, must be astonished at such proceedings. By blocking up the harbour of Boston, you have involved the innocent. Trader in the same punishment with the guilty Prosligates who destroyed your merchandize; and instead of making a well concerned effort to secure the Real offenders, you clap a naval and military extinguisher over their harbour; and punish the sin of a few lawless Raparees, and their abettors, upon the whole body of the inhabitants.

My Lords, this country is little obliged to the Framers and Promoters of this Tea-tax; the Americans had almost forgot, in their excess of gratitude for the repeal of the Stamp act, any interest but that of the Mother Country; there seemed an emulation among the different provinces, who should be most dutiful and forward in their expressions of loyalty to their Royal Benefactor; as you will readily perceive by the following extract of a letter from governor Bernard to a noble Lord them in office.

"The House of Representatives, (says he) from the time of opening the session avoid all disputes with me; every thing having passed with as much good humour as I could desire. They have acted, in all things, with temper and moderation; they have avoided same subjects of dispute, and have laid a foundation for removing some causes of former altercation."

This, my Lords, was the temper of the Americans; and would have continued so, had it not been interrupted by your fruitless endeavours to tax them without their consent; but the moment they perceived your intention was renewed to tax them, through the sides of the East India Company, their resentment got the ascendant of their duty, and hurried them into actions contrary to all laws of policy, civilization, and humanity, which, in their cooler hours, they would have thought on with horror; for I seriously believe, the destroying of the Tea was much more the effect of despair, than that of design.

But, my Lords, from the complexion of the whole of the proceedings, I am apt to think, that Administration has purposely irritated them into those late violent acts for which they now so severely smart; purposely to be revenged on them for the victory they gained by the repeal of the Stamp-act, a measure to which they seemingly acquiesced, but at the bottom they were its real enemies. For what other motive could induce them to dress Taxation, that father of American sedition, in the robes of an East India director, but to break in upon that mutual peace and harmony which then so happily subsisted between them and the Mother country? My Lords, I am an old man, and will advise the noble Lords now in office, to adopt a more gentle mode of governing America; for the day is not far distant, when America may vie with these kingdoms, not only in arms, but in arts also. It is an established fact that the principal towns in America are learned and polite, and understand the constitution of the British empire as well as the noble Lords who guide the springs of government; and consequently, they will have a watchful eye over their liberties, to prevent the least encroachment of an Arbitrary Administration on their hereditary rights and privileges.

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posted on Jul, 4 2016 @ 11:34 AM
You dumb ignorant stupid fat old backwards-minded racists, whom I love, ought to be ashamed of yourselves:


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