The argument that is often made in favour of The British Empire for ex-colonies is that “at least you weren’t run by the French, The Beligans, The Portuguese” but that seems very like a bully telling their victim “at least I only pushed your head down the toilet – the other bullies wanted to set fire to you and punch you in the face until you could no longer see.”

My point is that it seems like a false equivalence.

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The Sleepcoat League

Armchair anthropologist, sometime scribe, freelance philosopher, amateur artist, part-time poet, musical maven, alliteration aficionado.

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