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Thread #162185 Message #3876145
Posted By: Teribus
09-Sep-17 - 12:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
Steve Shaw - 09 Sep 17 - 10:37 AM
"The Empire was the most shameful aspect of our history. It was predicated on naked exploitation and sheer theft of resources, and when we backed out we left most of the countries we'd ruled in a right bloody mess."
That I think is the most ignorant, ill-informed, baseless and stupid statement I have ever heard from anyone, let alone someone who states that he was involved in the education system. You obviously never studied or taught "History" Shaw, if you ever did then the State should demand their money back because you earned it under false pretences.
Sheer theft of resources?
Tell me Shaw, is Canada in a right bloody mess? Australia? New Zealand? South Africa (Well probably now under Zuma but that is almost 75 years since it became independent). Rhodesia/Zimbabwe once the breadbasket of Africa was turned into a hell hole by Robert Mugabe AFTER we left. India is one of the BRICs countries you and your pals keep wittering on about.
What about advances throughout the world in the fields of Medicine, Law, Democracy, science and technology? Do they count for nothing Shaw?
Perhaps you should read a few of Niall Ferguson's books Shaw and educate yourself - God knows you need it.