At 10/3/03 08:15 PM, ColdSoul wrote:
maybe because of the revolution?
yeah no one seemed to think of that.
Well, you did. This is one argument that I cannot understand. "We hate the British, because of the revolution!!!". This stuff happened years upon years ago, and anyone who brings up that argument doesn't have a living relative who's still around to tell the tales.
If my American history serves me correctly (which it probably doesn't, because we were never taught it at School (too insignificant a scuffle in the scheme of things)), then at the time (The American Revolution) America would have been praising the French. And now that they (the French) disagree with certain US politics of late, a great deal of American citizens criticise those French policies. And the UK Government has been the most supportive of countries when it comes to backing up the need for war. And yet, Britain's still remembered for what happened 200 years back, rather than what it's doing to help American now. Great.
I have relatives alive who fought in World War II and none of them hold grudges against Germany, who were, at the time, the enemy. I think it's time some people in America stopped being so insular, and recognise what else is going on around the world.