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Paul Bernal @PaulbernalUK
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We Brits have got to stop this massive exercise in self-delusion. We’re not special. We’re not better than anyone else. We’re no less corrupt, not better at trade. Our history isn’t better. Our empire wasn’t better than other empires. We didn’t win the wars on our own.
We didn’t end slavery on our own - our hands are steeped in the blood of slaves. We didn’t invent industry on our own. Our scientists aren’t better than everyone else’s scientists. We didn’t invent democracy. We didn’t bring freedom to the world.
Our music, art and literature isn’t the only stuff worth listening to, looking at or reading. Let’s just stop thinking we’re so special. Enjoy our stuff - but respect the rest.
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