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Queen Elizabeth II died today in Scotland, as you probably know, at the age of 96. She was the oldest monarch in British history. She was born in one world and died in another. Maintaining dignity while living in the public eye is not easy. Most of us couldn’t make it for an afternoon. Queen Elizabeth has done this for over 70 years.
“I want to ask you all, she wrote shortly before her coronation in 1953, whatever your religion, to pray for me on this day, to pray that God will give me the wisdom and the strength to fulfill the promises solemn things that I will do and that I may faithfully serve him and you all the days of my life.”
Essentially, that’s exactly what she did, and it was no small feat considering the period in which she lived. The week Elizabeth was crowned, Edmund Hillary, a British subject from New Zealand, beekeeper, became the first man in history. at the top of Mount Everest. The feat seemed symbolic at the time – Britain on top of the world. But in fact, Britain was already finished, whether the British knew it or not. To this day, Britain claims to have won both world wars of the 20th century, but together they destroyed this nation forever.
After victory came humiliation. The empire evaporated, and with it, Britain’s self-confidence and ultimately its self-respect. It’s hard to believe now, but Britain wasn’t always a regional banking centre/refugee camp. It was a real place with a truly remarkable history, language, culture, and people, a North Atlantic country the size of Alabama that somehow conquered the world and ruled it with a decency unmatched by any empire in human history. .
QUEEN ELIZABETH II, LONGEST REIGNING BRITISH MONARCH, DEAD AT 96
The British Empire was not perfect, but it was far more humane than any other. It’s gone now, we barely remember it. Queen Elizabeth II was the last living link to a real Britain. Today on social media, the usual ghouls celebrated his death. “May her pain be excruciating,” a Carnegie Mellon professor called Uju Anya wrote on Twitter of the Queen. “May she die in agony.
Various media strangers, including a columnist for The Atlantic and a few NBC News employees, supported the idea. “The British Empire was diabolical,” they wrote, seemingly completely unaware of what followed. And speaking of: what happened after the British Empire? How, for example, did Africa behave after the departure of the British? Let’s see. Uganda got Idi Amin, who was a cannibal. Rhodesia became Zimbabwe, then became the poorest country on earth under racist madman Robert Mugabe. As of tonight, South Africa is still being wiped out by an incompetent kleptocrat called Cyril Ramaphosa.
So it’s hard to see that as an improvement, because it’s not an improvement. Sorry, Atlantic Magazine. And now, of course, the whole African continent has a new master: the Chinese government. China is the last colonial power to dominate Africa. His subjects will soon be pining for the Brits, assuming they aren’t already. In an ideal world these would be no empires, no empires, only sovereign nations, but we don’t have this world and we haven’t had this world since at least the Assyrians 1400 BC- Christ. In the real world, the one we live in, the strong countries dominate the weak countries and this trend shows no sign of changing. The least that can be said of the English is that they took their colonial responsibilities seriously. They didn’t just take things, they added.
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When the US government withdrew from Afghanistan after 20 years, we left behind airstrips, shipping containers and guns. When the British withdrew from India, they left behind an entire civilization, language, legal system, schools, churches and public buildings, all of which are still in use today. Here is the station that the English built in Bombay, for example. There’s nothing like it in Washington, DC right now, let alone Kabul or Baghdad. Today, India is far more powerful than the United Kingdom, the nation that once ruled it and yet, after 75 years of independence, has this country produced a single building as beautiful as the railway station of Bombay that the British colonialists built? No, unfortunately this is not the case. Not one.
So, despite what they may claim on Twitter tonight, the British Empire was more than just genocide. In fact, the British did not commit genocide, except arguably against the Dutch during the Boer War. The British gave the world Magna Carta, habeas corpus and freedom of speech. They helped end the transatlantic slave trade, as well as the ritual murder of widows in India. The British Empire spread Protestant Christianity throughout the world. It has published some of the greatest literature ever written and produced the finest manufactures ever made anywhere at any time, including now.
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It was an awesome place run by awesome people. We will see many empires move forward, but we will never see one so benign. It’s true and because it’s true, the people who would run the world in a much tougher way would want to make sure you don’t know about it. And so they destroy the evidence, the evidence that ever existed. Here they tear down a statue of a British philanthropist in the UK two years ago.
Destroy the statue, erase the memory. That’s why they do it. Slander the ruler, discredit the whole period in which she lived. And that’s exactly why they’re attacking Queen Elizabeth tonight – not because she was a bad person, she wasn’t a bad person, but because she lived in better times.