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NH Dave BS: Positive Things The Irish & British Did. (74* d) RE: BS: Positive Things The Irish & British Did. 05 Dec 06


I know who the Welsh, the Scots, and the Irish are, but I'm a little confused by the British.

The Scots brew some fine spirits, loom some fine cloth, and have kept the art of Highland Piping alive over the centuries, even when banned by those currently in power.

The Irish are some of the friendliest people on the earth, unless you happen to be Irish and of the wrong faith. As a result of transportation and the Potato Famines, the Irish have given the world fine soldiers and governors, and do a great Stout as well as good whisky as well.

The Welsh have some fine singers as well as outstanding non-professional choirs. Having worked with a few in the forces, I came to love their sense of humor and way of speaking.

The British, well they as a group settled and governed large areas of the globe, shipping the products grown in these outlying areas of their empire around their empire and to other countries, to the eventual profit of all. They raised mighty armies of the locals, officered by British Officers, and their own peoples to insure that some form of Pax Britanica existed, for the betterment of all, in the countries they ruled. Over the last hundred years they sent their own armies to fight in Europe, Asia, and Korea, not for a little bit more land, over which to rule, but to help the local people find freedom in which to live. Ans some of these oppressed peoples had been traditional enemies of the British for centuries, and would never have lifted a finger to save England were it in dire straits.

The British have an ingrained sense of what is fair and right, and will fight whenever needed, to preserve these rights both for themselves and for others who have never done them any service. Tommy Atkins served in the blistering hot Indian and Afghanistan locales, the hot and dusty African plains, as well as in the mud and degradation of the trench warfare of WWI. He went ashore at Suvla Bay, Siciy, Salerno, Anzio, and Normandy, offering his all to make the world a safer place to live. Their people, free and convict alike, settled North America, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, to find land and new ways of living, and yet still remain loyal British subjects - for the most part - lots of free land in America thoroughly overcame British loyalty, so they started their own country, and twice fought the mother land to keep their freedoms.

On top of all this, they have developed literature, art, and architecture to a point where they have it down to a fine art, and few can call themselves educated until they have experienced these arts for themselves.

Dave


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