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Queen Elizabeth's death stirs calls in Caribbean for reparations, abolition of monarchy

Friday, 09 September 2022 6:49 AM  
 

The death of the UK's longest-reigning monarch and the subsequent coronation of her successor has rekindled the long-running debate about colonialism and how the British monarchy spawned systems of oppression and slavery worldwide.

While Queen Elizabeth II's death on Thursday led to an outpouring of grief in the West, it also revived the British monarchy's colonial legacy, with people across the world seeing her as a symbol of an institution that thrived through violence, oppression, and theft.

At its height about a century ago, Britain was the largest colonial power with its monarchy holding sway over 412 million people, or nearly one-fourth of the world population, in different corners of the globe from South Asia to Africa. 

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled over the United Kingdom for seven decades, died at the age of 96. Prince Charles succeeded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother but will be formally proclaimed the new monarch at an Accession Council on Saturday.

https://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2022/09/09/688890/UK-Monarch-Succession-Caribbean-Colonies-Jamaica-Bahamas-Barbados-Charles

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23 hours ago, Anti Facts Sir said:

Well, the Poles are asking for 1.3 trillion euros from Germany at the moment, aren't they. So these things are not being forgotten about.

 

I don't think anybody ever pays reparation demands.

 

What is the other side going to do when you don't pay?

 

Send tanks rolling into your country?

 

This creates a great incentive for anyone powerful enough to keep on pinching resources and other things from other places.

 

Like Silicon Valley pinching our private data.

 

 

 

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On 9/9/2022 at 11:26 PM, Ibizan Hound said:

Queen Elizabeth's death Prince Charles succeeded to the throne immediately on the death of his mother but will be formally proclaimed the new monarch at an Accession Council on Saturday.

 

Where was the democratic vote?

 

I thought this was Great Britain, the land of the free.

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On 9/9/2022 at 11:26 PM, Ibizan Hound said:

Queen Elizabeth II, who ruled over the United Kingdom for seven decades

 

On 9/12/2022 at 7:24 AM, Mikhail Liebestein said:

Where was the democratic vote?

 

I thought this was Great Britain, the land of the free.

 

It's a constitutional monarchy, meaning that the monarch has theoretical power but in practice their wings are clipped so it's the politicians who're in charge (supposedly).  Although we famously don't have a written constitution so that kind of contradicts what I just said about constitutional monarchy 😅 

 

Did the monarchy own slaves or have business interests in the slave trade during this time period, which I take to mean after the civil war when the absolute status of god-given monarchy was abolished? Well perhaps indirectly if their income came from taxes taken from businesses which were involved, but that's making it a bit murky.  After all, a constitutional monarch is supposed to be politically independent and impartial so if they campaigned for abolition wouldn't that be a violation? 

 

Even if you could untangle who should pay reparations, there's also the question of who should receive them? Who are the victims of historical slavery still alive? How do you disentangle that from present day corruption, incompetence and negligence? 

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On 9/10/2022 at 1:06 AM, Anti Facts Sir said:

Well, the Poles are asking for 1.3 trillion euros from Germany at the moment, aren't they. So these things are not being forgotten about.

Eventually if they will get the money they can burn them instead of coal not to freeze in the winter... ;) 1% will not give away a cent. Ordinary people will pay... Poor people would not ever see these money. They will transfer them to banks making them looking "fair" and talking about justice... Rich would get richer - poor you know... ;)

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On 9/10/2022 at 1:06 AM, Anti Facts Sir said:

Well, the Poles are asking for 1.3 trillion euros from Germany at the moment, aren't they. So these things are not being forgotten about.

 

And it didn't end well the last time that Germany had to pay war reparations during an economic depression. 

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On 9/12/2022 at 5:20 AM, Ibizan Hound said:

The israelis get reparations without such a question, the Blacks can too.

It's not the same 🤭 Poland pays reparations to Israel for WWII until now... You should know the difference. 

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On 9/11/2022 at 4:03 PM, Scott Kirkland said:

Who would pay the reparation? 

The guys who abducted and sold the slaves, or the people who bought them at the market.

Good point, and since none of whom are likely to be alive now anyway, it's just a ridiculous, grasping money-grab attempt. They should be told to send their demands via a clairvoyant or ouija board to those involved.

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