How did I manage to get sucked in to the jingoist furore about Independance day. No I am not an American and no I was not celebrating Independance day, quite the reverse I was complaining that we let them get away and become the mess they have become.
Little did I remember it seems now that there was a much more important point to be remembered. The Native American’s and also the slaves. They were not given Independance and Native American’s still do not have that freedom. Their land was taken from them by the British colonialists and has been kept by the American’s in all but a minority of instances.
So my thoughts today are with the nationalities living in America who have not been given freedom and the failure of Britain in its colonialist period to allow the REAL American’s their land.
Obviously I am focussing on America because it was July the 4th yesterday but there are many other nations affected in similar and worse ways in the past and the present.
So yes well done Britain (as all these anti-independance day posts say) for free healthcare and for many other things, but shame on you Britain for commiting genocide on countless occasions, shame on you Britain for oppressing your colonies, shame on you for even taking colonies, but most of all: Shame on you Britain for forgetting this.