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Started by Arn, September 08, 2022, 09:19:09 AM
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Quote from: herman on September 08, 2022, 10:45:41 PMJust putting a nice 'civilized' façade over centuries of colonial atrocities, plundering, and reshaping history into the WASP image.
QuoteThe British Empire cast long, dark shadows, but the monarchy allowed Brits to feel like they were still connected to a glorious past, and what for England was less grubby days. Now the nation is a perpetual parody of upper-class rot, all Brexit and Bojo, a careless pandemic and idiot PMs. As Sam Knight once wrote in The Guardian of the plans for the Queen's death, "It will be 10 days of sorrow and spectacle in which, rather like the dazzling mirror of the monarchy itself, we will revel in who we were and avoid the question of what we have become."It all felt like watching the end of the empire, and everyone affected is allowed to mourn or celebrate accordingly. She was admirable even if the institution wasn't, and that's better than most places, these days.
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 10, 2022, 04:46:08 PMIf there is a hell, I hope she burns in hell with the rest of her kind and a pox on any and all who show her and the instituition she presided over anything other than disgust.
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Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 11, 2022, 01:58:32 PMQuote from: Bender on September 11, 2022, 01:47:56 AMSent from my SM-S908W using TapatalkYour phones emojis that you use on tapatalk do not work on the site for anyone not using tapatalk.Care to elaborate on your monocle smiley?
Quote from: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 11, 2022, 05:52:49 PMNik, I appreciate that, nobody is all bad.There have been monsters in my family too. I appreciate we all have family entanglements that blur the lines, I had an older cousin that was a British soldier in Belfast and I spit on his grave.Time washes away a lot of sin.If we live for another 1000 years, I'll never forgive them.They and the institutions they preside over have destroyed my people, Irish and Scots and millions like us around the world since the history books were first composed.. There are certain things though that are not frivolous enough to partake in whimsical thought exercises. Genuinely all the best to you and yours, perhaps pox was harsh. ;)
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