On this 4th of July

Please allow us to spare a thought for the poor, much-maligned King George III. He wasn’t such a terrible chap, having been one of the few to be faithful to his wide and respectful of parliament. Pity that a number of disgruntled colonists chose to throw a tantrum. Had they not, the United States may have turned out more like Canada or Australia, having also not put itself through a civil war which took the lives of 1/10th of its population — mostly civilian.

Author: Christopher-Dorset

A Bloody Kangaroo

2 thoughts on “On this 4th of July”

  1. I used to mourn the disaffection of the colonies. These days I celebrate it look forward to Scotland joining them! I have to add that I doubt whether the monarch has ever had much to do with it. I mean, it’s always been about money, not sentiment. 🙂

  2. Janus :

    I used to mourn the disaffection of the colonies. These days I celebrate it look forward to Scotland joining them! I have to add that I doubt whether the monarch has ever had much to do with it. I mean, it’s always been about money, not sentiment. :-)

    If the Scots do go AWOL, they will regret it very quickly when the real world hits them. I, personally, hope it never happens, but I suspect that if the English ever had a vote on the subject, the Scots would be out the door by return of post!

    None the less, Happy Independence Day to all our Septic readers!

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