Reply 20 of 100, by brostenen
Almoststew1990 wrote on 2021-07-12, 07:16:
This is similar to my view - The British Empire did a lot of bad, at a time when what was good and bad was different to today. B […]TheMobRules wrote on 2021-07-12, 06:47:
Hell no! I will be forever grateful to Britain for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (and for giving birth to the genre in general), and also you invented football! And Sir Isaac Newton! So many great things/people come from there...
I think some people harbor resentment for the imperialism/colonialism of the past, and Brexit more recently. It doesn't bother me at all though, I won't judge current Britain for things done back when the world was a totally different place... and Brexit was just your democratic choice as a nation, regardless of how it will turn out in the future.
What I do find odd about the British is the devotion some of them have for the Queen/Royal Family... I think it's difficult to understand for people who have always lived under republic type governments. Personally I am puzzled by the fact that monarchy still exists in some developed countries, like a relic from the past that won't go away.
This is similar to my view - The British Empire did a lot of bad, at a time when what was good and bad was different to today. But the UK also started the industrial revolution, micro-computer revolution, the internet (or WWW I can't remember), Darwin etc. But why do people not openly hate on the other european empires that have come and gone before and during the British empire?
Brexit is just... a mess and I'm sure made / makes us the laughing stock of Europe.
I think most people are indifferent to the Royal Family. The RF doesn't actually do anything or have any particular power. They own a bunch of land but they don't do anything to it- no different to if it was state owned land. If they were removed daily life for us normal people would not change at all. the RF is just about the only identity the UK has left at this point and is probably responsible for a lot of tourism (money) for the UK.
Like... People who are blaming other people, what anceators and long gone people have done in the past, are low intelligent people. I dont blame Germans today, what happened in the 1930's and 1940's. I dont blame Japanese people for pearl harbour. And I sure do not blame everyone in my country, if some idiot murder someone. We can only blame the person who did wrong.