Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Few Home Truths for Our British Friends

The British hate to be called on their faults. After all, they were our colonial masters who treated us like second-class citizens whilst taxing us like first class fools. They reserve the right to maintain the imperial high ground in passing judgement on the rest of the world, but try telling them about their shortcomings, and you get high umbrage.

The 1960s and 1970s saw the golden age of British sitcoms. Amongst the best was Dad's Army, a story about the Home Guard during the second world war. Corporal Jones was fond of relating his part in the Boer War and often stated that the infamous "fuzzy-wuzzies" (still used as a racist term amongst some Brits) "didn't like it up'em."

He could have been talking about his own kind.

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