Thank You, British Empire… For Being Dicks
“20. While we recognise the Aboriginal people as the first people of Australia, we encourage them to accept our Government’s apology and invite them to issue a statement of thanks for the good that the British heritage has brought to our nation.”
I am disgusted and horrified and… I just have no words.
AHHHHHHHHHH DDDDD: NO WORDS CAN EXPRESS THE FAIL
You mean like extinctions, invasive species, institutional racism, and the introduction of infectious diseases that the decimate the local indigenous population.
That’s a pretty flexible definition of “good”, whitey!
What Tariq said.
I was drinking while I read that, and almost spit-taked when I got to “and invite them to issue a statement of thanks for the good that the British heritage has brought to our nation.” Hows about… you stfu? Seriously. An apology like that isn’t a real apology. Seriously, how many times have you been in a situation where there was serious wrong doing, and the other party says “I’m sorry, but…” or a stupid “I’m sorry you feel that way.” That’s what this is. FU, seriously. You started off nice, recognizing them and apologizing, and then you FAILED on the follow-through by trying to justify what you’ve done by all the “good” that has come of it since.
Be careful thanking the British for all their help. It can sometimes backfire…