THIS link will amaze you. Or maybe not. I got it quite by chance form a thread in Samizdata. 31 trillion dollars; that’s what we have cost “the people of the world”, in our murderous, rapacious, imperialistic autistic (I would not be surprised) galumph around the globe…..for five hundred years. And there are actually real, thinking persons, out there, who say that “they”, that is to say, “the people of the world”, want it back. Er?
Five hundred years ago, we had been without our first “Empire”, in what is now France, for more than half a century. About 1776, we “lost” part of our “second” one….
Furthermore, the “Empire” that these clever, clever, articulate, nasty, dangerous, to-be-watched-people on “britishreparations” talk about, never really existed in fact, and came into political being quite accidentally and without the authority of either our people or “our” gumment. I am concerned that a sufficiently large number of computer-connected individuals on this planet is sufficiently ghettoized by anti-truth-Nazis, specially among younger teachers in British State Schools, that this story may “run”, and especially here.
We don’t “do” “empires” in this shop, sorry. Not here. Never did, no demand; this is a grocer’s in the North, sonny. We don’t stock that line. Go and see the French or the Belgians across the road (but you’ll find they’ve “lost quite a lot of stock in suspicious fires in Africa” and stuff like that) or that KGB man Putin whose warehouse overlooks Arab Street, if you want that sort of know-how. He’s got some Empires he might sell you (and……. “it’s all about oil” !!!)
I wanted to put the dangerous buggers on the blogroll, so you could watch how it unfolds – but I guess those of you interested in the aftercare in the community of psychotic madmen who ought to be watched, will do it for us. Please report back to me from time to time.