- Aug 2012
Look at the people villifying these nations and you will see a common thread linking them - namely that those who still carp on about slavery and colonialism are themselves deeply bigoted and conflate any sense of national identity in either America or Britain to their definition of "racism".Everyone knows about the British Empire, and there are some who says Britain should "pay" for its Empire.
The USA still has issues stemming from slavery, and the South still is poorer than the North (and far West in modern times).
Take the average grief-monger, do you really think they'd feel any better about the past if the descendants of the slaves were given reparations? Would they stop talking about it? Would they really stop acting as if it happened to them, personally?
No. Because when they talk about making nations "pay", what they ultimately mean is that they wish the shoe were on the other foot. They don't care about the slavery, just the colour of the people who were enslaved. If it were any other way, why would they care so much that Lincoln made racist remarks? The guy literally got shot in the head for what he believed in and it still isn't enough. That right there tells you all you need to know.