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ELIZABETH The Great and her detractors

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Unless you have been living under a rock you will know the Queen of England died September 8. The following day, the Daily Express devoted half its pages to its tribute. The London freesheet Metro devoted its entire issue to her.

Sadly but predictably, some people were not simply neutral about her death, they celebrated it. Although it had nothing good to say about her, Socialist Worker didn’t say anything bad either, unlike earlier this year when the nation, the entire world was celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, it alluded to her as a “scrounger” and a “parasite”. 

Far, far worse was Uju Anya, who didn’t hold back:

“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving, raping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”

It is difficult to believe this woman is a PhD; even worse, she bears a facial resemblance to a young Carol Swain. So who is Uju Anya? She is Nigerian by birth although she lives in the United States where among other things she teaches “critical race and discourse studies”. No surprises there.

Here is her CV. Two things should be noted: her obsession with race and the fact that she has profited handsomely from “Imperialist” America. Now to her specific claims. The grain of truth in her reference to the British Empire is that all empires throughout history have conquered other peoples and at times plundered them. This includes the Zulu Empire, such as it was, under Shaka. The Zulus did their best to wipe out the original inhabitants of South Africa, the Bushmen, who now number only around a hundred thousand.

Unlike the Zulus though, most conquerors did not have entirely negative effects on their new subjects. For example, the Romans occupied Britain from 43-410AD. The remains of Roman roads and Hadrian’s Wall can still be seen today. What genocide did the British Empire commit in Africa, exactly? In 1900, the population of Africa was around 140 million. Today, thanks to the Western medicine that replaced its witch-doctors, it is in excess of 1.3 billion. Some genocide. Since the withdrawal of the colonial powers – principally Britain – and the granting of independence, Africa has been embroiled in conflict, the worst of which was the Rwandan Genocide, an exclusively black on black horror show. As for her native Nigeria, the claim or inference that the British committed genocide there is absurd. As with the rest of black Africa, where the white man hadn’t trod or the Arab before him, there was no civilisation worthy of the name, nothing. Throughout recorded history the black African never got round to inventing the wheel or a written language, and without a written language, civilisation cannot progress because knowledge cannot be transmitted down the generations.

This is Dover Castle which dates to the Eleventh Century. There was some later rebuilding but structures of this nature dating from that period and earlier can be found all over Britain, all over Europe, all over the Islamic world, and let us not forget the Great Wall of China, but not in black Africa. Films from the 1920s and much later show these people living in mud huts, the most sophisticated structures they have ever built. Everything Uju Anya has she owes to the Empire she so obviously despises. Here is an eyewitness account

Marie Goodman, who died September 9 last year married her first husband Eric Munday in February 1939 then moved to Nigeria where Eric was an agent for the John Holt company. Their apartment had no plumbing, and electricity was hardly known. They lived near the local prison:

“If any bushman was convicted of theft from a farm, he was sentenced to a period of imprisonment at Onitsha. There, prisoners had three meals a day and a mosquito net at night. They worked on road mending. They actually thought they were staying at a grand hotel!”

And: 

 “Shoes were a luxury for Africans then. If it started raining, any African fortunate enough to be wearing a pair would take them off and carry them on his head under his umbrella to keep them dry and clean.”

Today, Nigeria is a relatively prosperous nation thanks primarily to the British Empire and the white man’s technology. No Nigerian anywhere has any reason to be anything but grateful to Britain. 

Returning to the other lunatic claim about the Queen being a “scrounger” and a “parasite”, Elizabeth came to the Throne in February 1952 when her father died at the relatively young age of 56. Thankfully, she was the oldest of two sisters because Margaret was never queen material. Ask Mick Jagger! From the moment she became Queen, her life was not her own, indeed she was still going like an express train a few years ago until her doctors wouldn’t allow her to fly anymore. Towards the end she was advised to rest, but she was still working two days before her death when she received the new Prime Minister. If you live that long, will you still be working at 96?

If she lived a life of privilege, she was very much a bird in a gilded cage. Unlike Uju Anya she was never free to insult people in public, and unlike the members of the Socialist Workers Party she couldn’t go on demonstrations, smoke a spliff or get drunk in the local pub. (That or whatever else these morons do in their free time). Last year, the Queen had a staggering 192 engagements of which due to the unmentionable, 118 were carried out on-line. That was for a 95 year old. Let us have no more talk deprecating the Queen, and does any sane person really want this country to become a Republic? Regardless of titles, every nation has its own royalty. For the United States that means Michelle Obama, or even worse, Hillary Clinton.

One final word, although the British Empire is long gone, the Commonwealth remains. The Queen was strongly committed to the Commonwealth which currently has 56 members. Rwanda, Gabon and Togo were never part of the British Empire, but Rwanda joined in 2009, the other two, former French colonies, joined this year. So much for racial oppression.

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Tom Welsh
Tom Welsh
September 12, 2022

Well said! And thank you.

Eric Zuesse
Reply to  Tom Welsh
September 12, 2022

Nothing that is said in this article indicates that she was good. Nothing at all. Why does the writer of the article believe otherwise? And why does Tom Welsh assert, regarding this article, “Well said!”?

Ian Shears
Ian Shears
Reply to  Eric Zuesse
September 13, 2022

My first memory of QE II was when standing in a row on the roadside (mostly kids from our school) one kid got restless and ran out onto the road and was killed instantly. He lived in the next street. I knew him and his dad and siblings. His dad spiralled into alcoholism under the barrage of being irresponsible. The Queen was late – we had just been told she would be on time or a few minutes late. She was a lot longer and even I was getting really irritated. Who truly was irresponsible?

Anna Cornelia
Anna Cornelia
September 12, 2022

So much nonsense is written by the so-called ‘evils’ of the British Empire and, yet, even in Ireland in the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1st, the British monarch sought to establish Trinity College Dublin in 1592 for the education of the people. At least the British Empire created schools, universities, transport infrastructure, Civil Service etc. for good order. Unlike other empires.

Crass
Crass
Reply to  Anna Cornelia
September 12, 2022

As an Irishman, I have only hatred for the British Empire. This Evil Empire was responsible for the Irish Genocide of the 1840s, (that they disingenuously call the Irish Potato Famine or the Great Famine) in which over one million Irish and some of my own ancestors starved to death. My own Grandmother told me in the 1980s about the conversation she had with her own Grandmother, who witnessed the Genocide first hand. Her words will haunt me until the day I die.

Anna Cornelia
Anna Cornelia
Reply to  Crass
September 13, 2022

Empires are never ‘good’ things. No nation has the right to take over another nation and, if you like, subjugate it. But no empire is truly evil. There were occasions during the British Empire, where the actions of a few (such as the Anglo-Irish aristocracy) resulted in appalling treatment of the native Irish. There were empires that practised intentional slavery, torture and genocide, such as the Belgians in the Congo. The Irish got rid of the Empire, thankfully. When empires are removed, then it is time to see what benefits they brought, if any, and what the independent people can… Read more »

Crass
Crass
Reply to  Anna Cornelia
September 13, 2022

Its is the House of Rothschild that controls ‘The City’, and thus the British Empire that I despised. The British people are some of the most gifted and remarkable people that ever existed on this planet. William Shakespeare was the greatest playwright that ever existed in the World. Without Isaac Newton, Physics would still be in the dark ages, and without the greatest scientist of all time, Michael Faraday, we would still be reading under candlelight.  I certainly do not hate British people, as most of my cousins moved over to England and Scotland in the 1950s and 60s, and… Read more »

Michael Woodbridge
Michael Woodbridge
September 12, 2022

We may find it depressingly sad that Her Majesty had to preside over so much of Britain’s moral decline, but hemmed in by protocol, which rightly forbade her from speaking out plainly on political issues, it may well have been equally sad and frustrating for her. What the Queen’s myopic detractors will never take away, are our memory of her personal qualities, her extraordinary sense of duty, dignity and stoicism.

tinker
tinker
Reply to  Michael Woodbridge
September 12, 2022

“We may find it depressingly sad that Her Majesty had to preside over so much of Britain’s moral decline”—— I know, terrible, is it not. What would Jimmy Saville have to say about that; or Jeff Epstein. And I’m sure she was sooo upset about handing over Sovereignty in joining the EEC in 1972, becoming a mere suzerain as a result. A queen (not), in other words.

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Svend
Svend
September 12, 2022

Typical for empires to believe that they brought wealth glory and magnificence to the brown national across the globe. Oh dear. The cognitive dissonance of the western mind is astounding. Quite a pathetic short sighted article this was.

An example in case worth a moment: https://youtu.be/f7CW7S0zxv4

Crass
Crass
Reply to  TheDarkMan
September 13, 2022

“Churchill wasn’t Britain” He was not even English as far as I am concerned, as his Mother (Lady Randolph Churchill) was an American Jew, and she was little more than a High Society Prostitute (Socialite), and Winston Churchill real Father is not even known with any accuracy.  Winston Churchill was simply a puppet for Zionist Bankers, as they paid off all of his astronomical debts, which would have left Churchill destitute and probably homeless, if they had not written off all his debts, including those for his Art Forgeries.  Not many are aware that it was Winston Churchill that was… Read more »

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Svend
Svend
Reply to  Crass
September 13, 2022

Cognitive dissonance proven once more. Both massive diamonds in the crown are South African, the marbles Greek, their carpets Persian and the list rolls on. Much of it taken by force. Without empire what does the British empire have to support their economy?

Crass
Crass
Reply to  Svend
September 13, 2022

“Cognitive dissonance proven once more.” What are you raving about Svend? You are obviously schizophrenic! 

Cognitive dissonance! Is just a buzzword that stupid people use, to try and sound intelligent. I much prefer George Orwell’s ‘Doublethink’ over the Far-left ‘Cognitive dissonance’. 
  

John
John
September 12, 2022

Yes, well said!

Robert
Robert
September 12, 2022

First, I want to say that I am American, not British, so my knowledge of British (and African) history is not great. Just the same, as a “sixties kid” I view the foreign policy actions of America & Europe with great suspicion. On the other hand, you sound like you are very comfortable & secure with your knowledge of Britain & Africa. Anyhow…. The historian David Landes wrote a well-known book, Bankers and Pashas, which explained how Europe “helped” the Egyptians when the Suez Canal was being built. Basically, the Egyptian monarch was trying to bring his country into the… Read more »

PutinOnTheRitz
PutinOnTheRitz
September 13, 2022

Unless you have been living under a rock you will know that Charles is a pedophile. So I guess you have been living under a rock.

Will Brown
Will Brown
September 14, 2022

I interpret this as a sort of an “apologia” mixed in with a “mea culpa”.

dj zach
dj zach
September 16, 2022

It has been noted that the most celebrated holiday among the nations of the world is their independence from England/Great Britain, on average every 6 days.

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