Friday, June 23, 2006

The Longrider on apologies for slavery.
These self-haters, who want to vilify what we are and seek to undermine western values and their own culture choose to be selective about history. Apologists like this morally vacuous fuckwit are so busy wallowing in their self-loathing; something that is becoming all to prevalent today in this country; that he ignores the bigger picture.Yes, Britain was up to its eyeballs in human misery. That is a matter of historical fact. Yes, it was appalling—no rational person would deny that. Yet it was Britain that sought abolition. The country that gave us the slavers also gave us people like William Wilberforce. It is also worth pointing out that everybody involved is dead and has been for a couple of hundred years.

Go and read the whole thing...

6 comments:

The Nameless Libertarian said...

What next? France apologises for Napoleon? Mongolia apologies for Genghis Khan? Italy apologies for the Roman Empire?

Apologies have a deadline attached to them. And generally speaking, all the participants having been dead for hundred of years is a sign that deadline has expired.

Anonymous said...

And generally speaking, all the participants having been dead for hundred of years is a sign that deadline has expired.

Quite.

dearieme said...

There's an interesting review in today's TLS of a book on slavery.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... Grovelling in chains before a lot of big, muscly men....
Maybe it is how he gets his rocks off.

AntiCitizenOne said...

When are we going to see an apology for Socialism AKA the State ownership of people.

Lots of whom are still alive.

Fidothedog said...

He could always apologise for Blair next...

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