reply to post by OutoftheBoxthinker
Every Empire throughout history has utilised the fighting forces of conquered nations and civilisations. Why would we be any different?
Didn't The French and Germans aid US forces in The War Of Independance and subsequent conflicts?
Study European history, which is one of constant warfare.
When was the last time anyone even invaded the UK let alone beat us?
Nearly a thousand years ago, that is unique in Europe, and, though I'm not certain of this, possibly the world.
You highlight one example of British society which, too be fair, is something we should not be proud of, but what about all the positives we have
given to world socety and culture?
I genuinely believe that the anti-Brit sentiments evident throughout the world is a direct result of the jealousy of all that Britain has achieved
throughout it's long and proud history.
Yes, we have committed some horrific deeds, but would any other nation have acted any different in the same situation in the same times?
I think not.
Do people still drag up The Spanish Inquisition and all the horrors commited in it's name to every Spaniard they meet today?
I think not.
I think the world should be grateful that it was us that conqured the world and not some of our continental cousins.
It is also interesting that a common sentiment expressed throughout a lot of our ex-colonies that they wish they could go back to colonial days and
the wealth, affluence, stability and security that it provided.
Of course, it wouldn't quite be PC to mention all this and it's pretty 'trendy' to be anti-British at present.
But when it all go's tit's up and the proverbial starts flying, who is the first country everyone run's to?
Because deep down everyone knows just what we have to offer.
Of course, being serious, we are no better or no worse than any other nation.
But what we have achieved on the world stage, over a consistent, lengthy period of time is second to none especially considering the size of our Green
And Pleasant Land!
Oh, and it's ok to laugh every now and again you know old bean!