|[ VoyUser Login optional ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 ]|
|Subject: It's ironic then...|
|[ Next Thread |
Previous Thread |
Next Message |
Date Posted: 11:08:35 01/14/05 Fri
In reply to: Nick (UK) 's message, "Indian Empire" on 10:46:17 01/14/05 Fri
"the Empire as a whole was too entrenched in racist philosophy by the early C20th and the World Wars would still have fatally undermined British power."
It's ironic then that Britain sacrificed her empire in order to save a race from extermination.
[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
|[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Not quite the thing.|
[ Edit | View ]
Date Posted: 11:37:46 01/14/05 Fri
It is ironic, but then the type of racism favoured in Britain in 1900 didn't involve gas chambers or the imposition of jack-boot ideology. The average Briton would probably have felt that the average Indian wasn't really ready to govern himself, because he was an unwashed heathen and clearly, since he wore nappies and lived in a hut, was a bit on the simple side. Just as one wouldn't really want one's servant to read 'Lady Shat-terleys Lover', or one's dippy wife to stand for parliament. However, that didn't give one the right to go round murdering one's servants or chaining women to railings. That sort of nonsense just wasn't done by Englishmen. Not quite the thing, you see.
[ Post a Reply to This Message ]
Forum timezone: GMT+0|
VF Version: 2.94, ConfDB:
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2012 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.