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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:01 PM

59. in other words

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t doesn't really help that a lot of those rural gun-owning Southerners and Midwesterners and Westerners are the descendants of violent Scots-Irish rednecks who've inherited a cultural distrust of government reinforced over generations in sparsely populated areas with weak government and police protection

I humbly offer a translation"
England always treated the Celts like shit, and used the idea of Empire to placate them instead of actually integrating them into society.

"hey you annoying prats, quit bothering us in London! We already gave you Canada, Australia, North America, Africa, and India to colonize, all you have to do is kill the native brown people and remember to send us most of the bloody profits!"

Add to this that when America became independent, the colonization germ remained intact. In places like Canada and Australia, it died off, not because they were any less eager or able to do genocide, but because England let them become commonwealths, places that were still part of the Empire, but just had to bow to the Empire rather than kowtow to it the way the brown subjects do. Also,to their credit, many of them, though sadly not all, (as Stephen Harper proves) realized that Empire was a racket, and they really did not want to grow up like their old, bitter Mother England. Also, because their governments were younger, they were able to let a lot of British Colonial ideas simply walk out to pasture.

America did not break with Empire, and indeed, it's problem was that many of the "founding fathers" were people that were actually better at the Empire game than King George, the guy who died in the looney bin. George Washington started the French and Indian war, which is the only reason Le Quebecois are considered "Canadian." His reward was a tax on his tea, for which he said "Screw London, why should they get the profits when we do the work?" And of course, to this day, Imperialist still put on the wigs and funny hats, as if to claim kinship with the secular saints.

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