Originally Posted by Slow
You know the royal family does fuck all but open things like hospitals yet generates MILLIONS from tourists?
Quite worth it imo
The royal family don't bring tourists, our history does. They'd still come even without the benefit scroungers. But even if you're right and it IS the benefit cheats who bring the tourists, we could replace the entire scrounging family with a Disney Land and it'd bring more tourists than they do.
Originally Posted by RwCC
The neutral Irish free state that fuelled u-boats? That turned on their lights to guide German bombers to targets? Allowing German PoW's freedom to go where they wanted? Signing the book of condolence for Hitler's death? That only a few decades earlier started a rebellion against the British? Yeah, they were a lovely bunch.
Well, it's like this. The "rebellion" you speak of was a group of Irish men who wanted their country to be free and governed by their own people. Like many other groups throughout the British Empire who wanted and attempted to achieve the same thing, those "rebels" were hanged. Before they were hanged, a majority of Irish people were actually unsympathetic to the rebel cause. After their harsh treatment by the British Empire, they were in full support of independence.
So once again we see the British Empire is the cause of the trouble but has twisted history to suit the image of a peaceful and caring empire, when the reality is that anybody who even dared to think about freedom was hanged and their families incarcerated in death camps.
We demonized the Nazis for this shit and rightly so. You glorify the British Empire for doing the exact. same. things.