Monday, March 09, 2009

Rule Britannia

...and yet, British school children are told every day of their lives that the British Empire was an Evil Oppresssor of Innocent and Beautiful Native Cultures around the world.

The Labour government engaged in wholesale decolonization, and the world is much worse off as a result. In 1947 British India was decolonized and partitioned into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. The resulting chaos displaced 12 million refugees and caused a million deaths...

Burma, Ceylon, and the Palestinian Mandate were also decolonized in the immediate postwar period. Burma -- now Myanmar -- is home to one of the most repressive military dictatorships in the world. Ceylon, now Sri Lanka, is experiencing a decades-long guerrilla war, and the 60-year Arab-Israeli conflict in the former Palestinian Mandate knows no end. In subsequent decades, Britain also withdrew from East Africa, leaving in its wake the oppressive 30-year dictatorship of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe and a tribally-divided Kenya, recently wracked by election violence. Sudan, another former East African possession of the British Empire, is home to the ongoing genocide in Darfur.

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By the 1960s, the Labour Party had overturned nearly all of the traditional aspects of a British culture that had been historically staid, stoic, and reserved. Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government decriminalized abortion and homosexuality, abolished capital punishment, and revised immigration laws to allow large numbers of Third World emigrants to Britain for the first time. Consequently, today's Britain is a land of social dysfunction, including high rates of drunkenness, property crime, welfare dependency, racial strife, promiscuity and irreligiosity. The illegitimate birth rate in the U.K. hit 50% in 2008, while a mere 10% of the population regularly attends church. "

3 comments:

Felix said...

actually, England is returning to the moral chaos of the 18th century.

England climbed out of it in the 19th century, with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert setting a higher moral tone.

Edmund said...

I can't think of any former colony that has become better after gaining independence, save Singapore and Hong Kong.

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Australia.