a reply to: Lysergic
Actually a death star full of Space Nazi's with British accents which is bit odd as the Brit's held the NAZI's at bay while the gold ol' US of A gave
us an extortionate agreement in the lend lease policy that bankrupted us and which we only recently finished paying off as well as requiring us to
dismantle our empire since it was seen as a threat to US concept's of free trade over the globe - look how that came back to bite China.
Go back over a century before that and it was we British that first banned the Atlantic slave trade in 1807 and then backed up our ban not only with
our own ship's but also with both other European slave ship's AND American slave ship's by force using our navy to free the slaves and sink those
slave ship's, this continued actually right around the world were WE BRITISH played a very important role in both banning slavery, using our once
considerably political might to get other nations also to ban it and in actively enforcing that ban, we were still actively patrolling Arabian waters
on anti slavery patrol's as recently as the 1960's.
Our anti slavery policy's were brought about by Christian Zealot's in the British parliament and campaigners in the British public.
The nations that made the most wealth from Slavery were the Portuguese, the Spanish and the U.S of A though due to the huge size of the British
empire we then controlled we did have blood on our hand's as well, in fact many nations under British control can be regarded to have been second
class citizen's if not actually slaves under our dominion - still we did not perform the greatest and longest holocaust in history, the worst offences
of any European power during the age of empire (that was Belgium actually and there's pales before that Greatest holocaust in History as indeed does
even the NAZI death machine).
Though historically hatred of the OLD British is not entirely unjustified as you don't build an empire without cracking a few egg's.
Overall though check your history and stow your hate, we did far more good overall than we ever did bad (though we did do plenty of bad) - we at
least tried to leave working infrastructure and hand over to democratic and/or monarchist powers when we withdrew (As not only was it good policy but
we often still had vested interests in the well being of those former colonies) and most of the chaos that followed our withdrawal was down to
infighting and racial tension's in the formerly peaceful British Empire territory's whose populations had grown exponentially under the PAX BRITANNIA
which had existed while we were in charge and there to enforce the peace.
For example you will have heard of the recent news story on the anniversary of a terrible event, a massacre in India (and not the only one sadly) but
a forgotten fact is that many of the nations in what was to Later become modern India and Pakistan either invited the British in or were invaded only
because they were at war with British protectorates (whom they had often been at war with for century's prior to us even being there) and in many
cases the citizen's of those nations had actually welcomed the British led Indian army and British administrators with celebration's when they had
come into them to take control especially those Hindu majority areas were there Muslim rulers had used torture and religious tax in there rule over
In India in particular despite there modern patriotic inspired cry's over the crime's of the past (not there's against themselves but ours against
them as we can be the foreign enemy to them while they can then see themselves as unified victim's of a mostly mythical British occupation - we did
not take over by force) over the past and some serious incident's were hundreds or even thousands of innocent people DID die as a result of idiot's
being in charge of the army there, often grace and favor job's were they were not fit to work in the real army (but due to family ties or friends in
positions of power they were given a command were it was thought it would do no harm - look at the fall of Singapore for how much harm such grace and
favor posting's can actually do) overall we British acted as a catalyst in both freeing the Hindu majority from extremely unpopular and violent Muslim
rule with it's enforced shariah laws AND in creating the two nations that now occupy the former Jewel in the crown of the British Empire, India and
And as for that tea and taxes without representation, remember the American's whom revolted against the British were actually British themselves
almost exclusively, in the years that followed some of your founding fathers even wrote about there worry due to the number of (non British)
foreigners mainly German's with darker skin than they had (so how bloody pale were they?) whom were arriving in the American colonies (aka the
fledgling United states back when it did not control even half the continent of north America and at the start of that longest and worse holocaust in
human history the mass murder of the native peoples of north america - ever heard of Indian - native american Indian not Asian Indian - bone knives,
Indian skin wallet's etc, well the NAZI's - yes that right German's whom made up the largest single migration of European's to north America also did
that with there Jewish victim's, bad blood I suppose not that I am accusing all German's of being genetically evil or anything there are many good
ones and we British after all are about a quarter to a third German ourselves) and feared that this arrival of non British European migrant's could
change there new nation into a German speaking country.
So British space Nazi's, nah they would have had brown shirt's with there leader in prison, though you know perhaps they were a mixture of anti
British empire and Nazi stereotypes.
And you do know we are your father don't you but in a twist on the star wars saga it was the son that turned to the dark side while the father turned
back to the light side.
edit on 15-4-2019 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)