posted on 03/18/2007 10:01:23 PM PDT
Well, maybe they need to be machine-gunned, on the "hair of the dog" principle.
posted on 03/18/2007 10:04:39 PM PDT
Blair needs to admit that "mistakes were made", fire some underlings, invite his accusers to dinner, and pour trillions of taxpayer pounds to their causes.
Oh, wait a minute. I was thinking of Bush.
posted on 03/18/2007 10:16:36 PM PDT
by Jeff Chandler
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No reparations demanded from France or Spain?
posted on 03/18/2007 10:21:15 PM PDT
(Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. -- Ronald Reagan)
...looks like a good bandwagon for Americans to hop on to, unless the Brits want to drop their campaign to impoverish the USA with canards about "global warming" being caused by us.
posted on 03/18/2007 10:23:10 PM PDT
Britain didn't invent the machine gun.
An American, Hiram Maxim, did. Britain merely bought them from him.
posted on 03/18/2007 10:24:13 PM PDT
(Calling islam a religion is like calling a car a submarine.)
Well, I have to admit that I do agree with their central point: "Having spent the better half of the millennium turning the world into their personal litter box, where do the English get off blaming everything on America?"
posted on 03/18/2007 10:27:28 PM PDT
("..I do things for political expediency.." - Sen. John McCain on FOX News)
This is a joke. They list bad hygiene and the Black Plague as grievances. They also say they plan to present their petition to the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Good luck with all that.
"Genocide. Modern Britain was founded through the systematic erasure of indigenous culture and language. The English rounded up natives, seized their property, and forced them to relinquish their heritage and take on British language and culture as their own. Anyone who dissented faced extermination. This practice began in Scotland, Wales and Ireland and soon spread all over the world, where the British Empire plundered natural resources and enslaved native peoples then left without building the stable infrastructure or governments necessary for self-sufficiency."-From the Site
Defenition: Genocide: The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group.
Key word EXTERMINATION... Wow, I love how the word "genocide" always gets used in the wrong instances...
Machine guns, slums, prisons, child labor, bad hygiene, the Black Plague, concentration camps, you name it. If it hurts people, the British probably came up with it.
So I guess the British came up with the idea of sacrificing hundreds of people per day to Huitzilopochtli. Oh, wait, that was the Aztecs. When do the Mexicans get hit up for reparations?
Well the British have to pay for the African Slave Trade, except that the Atlantic Slave Trade would never have worked without African middlemen who actually acquired the slaves and traded them to the British. We'll just leave out the inconvienent fact that the creators of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade were the Portuguese. Portugal must be made to pay.
And let's not forget 700 years of "illegal occupation" of Spain by the Berber Muslims. Morocco needs to get their checkbook out so they can repatriate Spain. Reparations is such an asinine concept.
posted on 03/19/2007 12:01:31 AM PDT
by Quick or Dead
(Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms - Aristotle)
"Welcome to BritishReparations.org, the official site of the International Coalition for British Reparations. We are a global network of citizens who have suffered injuries at the hands of the British Empire over the last five hundred years. We've banded together to ask the United Kingdom to compensate the world for all the damage they've done."
What a joke! The British should be charging them for semi-civilizing their sorry asses.
posted on 03/19/2007 12:10:17 AM PDT
(If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
The website and the 'campaign' was set up by a self-publicising Advertising Executive called Steven Grasse who runs the following company:
He set it all up to publicise his 'book' about the same topic.
He is French. Enough said! :D
posted on 03/19/2007 3:49:45 AM PDT
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