Poor England. Looking forward to the past that is not coming back.
The fish rots from the head, and so are the English. King Farooq of Egypt in 1952, who upon being deposed by Nasser quipped:
“ .. In the end there will be only 5 kings left in the world: Four in the deck of cards, and one in England."
And all five of them, equally worthless.
In 4 centuries from Elizabeth to Elizabeth, England went from sublime to ridiculous, from the Queen of Shakespeare - ascendant, humane, progressive, opening to the world, to today Elizabeth when Scots want out, and English to exit Europe in self-doubt and self-pity, turning inwards.
Elizabeth I was vivacious, flirtatious, supremely feminine, powerful, Elizabeth II is staid, robotic, manly, heartless, pesty, having driven the real nobility, the people’s Queen Diana to her early fate.
One day some 25 years ago I was visiting my late mother in an ex-British Colony watching the Queen on TV. “I pity this woman”, said my mother, with a mix of empathy and scorn, recalling the trouble this Queen's wayward children were putting her through. From then on I felt a kind of reverence for my mother as never before, and a newfound confidence. With a mother like mine now it will be not me who blinks first before a Royalist. England was cooked, nay fried. I was right.
The 20th century was defined by Anglos - USA and UK - divide and rule. Today. both have bit dust. Tomorrow is defined by unification - of Asia, Africa, and continental Europe in one land mass common market. UK, USA, Japan, Austalia are distant islands unconnected with action.
The days of sea are gone (except for commodities). It takes 45-60 days to ship products from China to Europe. BRI plans to cut this to 34 hours - high speed trains at 250 km/hr. The English can build all the bases they can to no use. Who needs snail paced sea lanes? The Anglos have not only lost their colonies and influence, they have lost their minds.
Lament for a people who ruled the world for 250 years.
If you are so smart to make all these comments, why did you choose to come to Canada, take an oath to Elizabeth I, earn your bread and spew your B.S? Why don't you return to your debt ridden , Mullah driven country?
Perry Kamath, Greetings
Muslims are populating the earth everywhere for the same reason Europeans came to America. Opportunity.
400 years ago Europeans found a violent cruel people on the verge of extinction, so they took over. Today, the Corporate Capitalist West is below replenishment with a wasteful unsustainable lifestyle for the same reasons. Tomorrow when you are gone we and our children will populate this land.
Remember, you may think that Germany is for Germans, Brazil for Brazilians, but Allah gave the entire universe to us. Do you mind? Enjoy the party while it lasts.
Syed Fazal Abbas, Asia Times 6 Comments
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