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 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 20:10 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


You need only face up to the fact that the British Empire is something to be condemned as cruel, exploitative and downright murderous. That it did far more harm than good. I am speaking of it collectively and not as a series of comparative episodes. You talk some rubbish when you go on about "m...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 17:56 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


I am familiar with that website. It was one of those that popped up after Googling "atrocities of the British Empire". That's how you probably found it. Each episode is different. This does not imply comparison. I have explained that degrees of severity are a matter of opinion. Nothing mor...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 14 Jul 2017, 09:12 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


Degree as a descending or ascending scale? You often hear people ask, "On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you score such and such a thing?" ... often in comparison. I am glad you accept there is no fixed scientific formula for this and so one could consider it purely a matter of either objec...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 13 Jul 2017, 07:52 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


How, for example, would you compare the Boer concentration camps and the partitioning of India? The number of fatalities, the manner in which they lost their lives? The accepted practices in history? Crucified, burned at the stake, keel hauled, or hung drawn, and quartered. We humans seem to have h...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 12 Jul 2017, 14:20 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


Quite often your posts are off topic or petty and personal, as your last one is. You are incapable of discussing issues and keeping to the subject of a thread. But then you knew that. Further posts that do not address the subject of British imperialism will be deleted. You've definitely met your mat...

 Forum: Economics and Banking   Topic: The interview that George Soros tried to ban

Posted: 11 Jul 2017, 08:42 

Replies: 1
Views: 26


Hungary’s campaign against financier George Soros backed by Israel http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/827196/Israel-Hungary-George-Soros-Viktor-Orban-poster-campaign Mr Soros has spent large amounts of money funding pro-democracy and human rights groups and has been a target for Hungary’s governme...

 Forum: Americans: love them or hate them   Topic: American Independence Day

Posted: 10 Jul 2017, 16:36 

Replies: 11
Views: 77


Glad you appreciate my efforts.

 Forum: Americans: love them or hate them   Topic: American Independence Day

Posted: 08 Jul 2017, 07:47 

Replies: 11
Views: 77


Hello and welcome. There's a lot of anti-Russia feeling in the United States, especially in the media. The Americans still live in the Cold War era. I think the Americans don't like a challenge to their global hegemony and become aggressive as a result. The Russians are not worried about America bec...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 07 Jul 2017, 07:45 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


VERSO BOOKS For example: https://www.versobooks.com/books/1179-britain-s-empire Britain's Empire Resistance, Repression and Revolt by Richard Gott http://versobooks-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/000002/010/9781844670673_Britain_s_Empire_PB-max_221-caa0695f7a749667a31f698f5a597785.jpg Contrary to nat...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 16:14 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


I like Verso books. They are very progressive. I have one on Edward Said and another on How I Stopped Being A Jew by Shlomo Sand. Very daring.

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 10:53 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


How Britain denies its holocausts http://www.monbiot.com/2005/12/27/how-britain-denies-its-holocausts/ In his book Late Victorian Holocausts , published in 2001, Mike Davis tells the story of the famines which killed between 12 and 29 million Indians. These people were, he demonstrates, murdered by...

 Forum: Brexit, right or wrong   Topic: One big mistake

 Post subject: Re: One big mistake
Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 10:06 

Replies: 1
Views: 23


Certainly, it was an error on the part of those who voted to leave the European Union. They were one of two things: ill-informed or stupid. This has now been proven to be the case.

 Forum: War Crimes, then and now   Topic: Judge to review Tony Blair prosecution

Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 05:09 

Replies: 3
Views: 20


Sir John Chilcot says Tony Blair went 'beyond the facts' when he made a case for Iraq war http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/sir-john-chilcot-says-tony-9182851 Tony Blair acted liked an absolute monarch when he took the country to war in Iraq, Sir John Chilcot said today. The chairman of the Iraq...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 05:00 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


You have met your match but you are your own worst enemy.

 Forum: Brexit, right or wrong   Topic: Can Theresa May deliver Brexit?

Posted: 06 Jul 2017, 04:48 

Replies: 0
Views: 12


The Weakening of Theresa May On the morning of Friday June 9, Theresa May walked through the black door of Downing Street and into an empty shell. Where once there was power, wielded through control and fear, there was impotence. Overnight, Mrs May’s attempt to win an electoral mandate to negotiate...

 Forum: Islam   Topic: Amazing.....?Why?????

 Post subject: Re: Amazing.....?Why?????
Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 19:22 

Replies: 29
Views: 865


I like that very much.

 Forum: War Crimes, then and now   Topic: Judge to review Tony Blair prosecution

Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 19:07 

Replies: 3
Views: 20


Justice ... for a start.

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 18:23 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


You have a big problem with articulating and explaining yourself. So you revert to being "mysterious" or cryptic. The thing is, you have not made any point because you do not have one. The thing about the yardstick is pure nonsense. We are not discussing "horrible inhuman events that ...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 17:17 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


I do not draw comparisons because I treat each episode or incident on its own merits. How many times do I have to tell you this? The treatment of the Dutch Boer women and children was a filthy war crime. The British tied pregnant Boer women to cannons and blew them to pieces. It is the reason the Af...

 Forum: British Empire & English Social History   Topic: British Imperialism

 Post subject: Re: British Imperialism
Posted: 05 Jul 2017, 16:45 

Replies: 26
Views: 147


Rubbish. I treat each incident on its own merit. You are simply being disruptive without any meaningful input.

For example, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was a decisive step towards the end of the British Empire. The Black Hole of Calcutta incident was not.
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