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Im going to explain in detail why Churchill is a villain. For the 31% of you who voted as a positive just read this and tell me afterwards.
Well start with Afghanistan. While he was there Churchill discovered his passion for war and viewed the Pashtuns as beneath him. Going so far as saying that “all who resist will be killed without quarter.” That they “needed to recognise the superiority of race”
He wrote about how
“We systematically, village by village destroyed the houses, filled up the wells, blew down the towers, cut down the great shady trees, burned the crops and broke the reservoirs in punitive devastation”
The glee and pride is palpable. He also spoke of how “Every tribesman caught was speared or cut down at once”
Let’s move to Greece.

Under the orders of Churchill, the British Army opened fire on protestors on the streets of Athens in 1944. 28 were killed and there was over 120 injured.

British demanded that all protesters/guerilla groups were to disarm immediately
Anybody want to guess what happened next?

The following day 200,000 people took to the streets in a riot and this is when the army turned on the people and fired. Under Churchill’s orders.

See he haaaaated ELAS and EAM. (These guys literally ran Nazis out of the country)
So before my mentions start filling up with people defending him saying BUT WHAT ABOUT WORLD WAR II??????!
These actions here show how they were motivated solely by the paranoia fear and hatred for communism.
See, Churchill’s whole plan for Greece was to restore the monarchy and Soviet forces were well received in Greece.
He backed the right wing government that came in because of course he did. Even though it was THAT VERY RESISTANCE that drove Nazis from Greece??
Then tonlut a cherry on top he appoints Charles Wickham to head up the training of the Greek security police.
Anybody know who Charles Wickham is?
He was a commander of the RUC between 1922-1945 in British occupied Ireland.
In other words, a prick.

This is where his dark side is just unfor-fucking-givable.
He orchestrated a mass genocide in Bengal.
It was a “famine” in the same sense that we had a “famine” over here.
He starved over 4 million Bengalis in 1943.
“I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion”
They literally took boats full of rice from starving people to ship to the Middle East where it wasn’t even needed? When they asked for food Churchill said that the famine was their own fault for “breeding like rabbits”
I mean his attitude was so horrible that Leo Amery, British Secretary of State in India , said that he “didn’t see much difference between his outlook and Hitlers”
Churchill refused all said to Bengal. Canada and US offered rice and he refused.
He really fucked India over.
Iran was “a prize from fairyland beyond our wildest dreams”

Well... not Iran. Iran’s oil.

Churchill was in the middle of Iran’s affairs for YEARS. He excluded Iranians from natural resources and encouraged looting When most lived in severe and abject poverty.
In 1914 Churchill came up with the idea of the British government being the major shareholder in the Anglo-Iranian oil company. It wouldn’t pay Iran dividends before paying tax to British Exchequer. Illegally taxing Iranian government.
When Mohammad Mosaddegh threatened England interests, Churchill was ready to protect them no matter what.
He helped organise a coup. Democracy eh? Funny old thing.
The BBC sent coded messages over to the Shah to let them know when to overthrow the government. Sorry, democratically elected government. Instead of ending broadcasts with “its now midnight in London” they said “its now exactly midnight”

Churchill was “Secretary of State for the Colonies” in ‘21. This is when he decided air power was superior to troops on the ground and he just bombed the shit out of any resistance
“I am strongly in favour of using poisoned gas against the uncivilised tribes, it would spread a lively terror”
I’m assuming after he said this he laughed maniacally?
He bombed Mesopotamia a full village wiped out in 45 minutes.
Churchill believed in protecting the institutionalised racism spread through their colonies to exploit the population and take their resources.
Obviously believed the fertile highlands were for white colonial settlers. He forcibly removed the local population
And here’s one for you all. Over 150,000 men women and children were forced into concentration camps.

Yep. You read that right.
He also shut down schools because he saw them as “training grounds for rebellion”
It’s like @akalamusic says “When a people are enslaved one of the first things they’ll do is stop them reading cause it is understood intelligent people will rise and take their freedom”
Rape castrations cigarettes electric shocks and fire were all used by the Brits to torture Kenyans all under Churchill’s rule.
Remember when Obama sent back the bust of Churchill? His grandad was tortured under the British army.
South Africa:

Churchill summed up his time here by saying “It was great fun galloping about” (there were also British run concentration camps at the time here) he believed that Afrikaners should be allowed “self rule” in other words exclude PoC from voting.
He stated to Parliament that
“We must be bound by the interpretation which the other party places on it and it is undoubted that the Boers would regard it as a breach of that treaty if the franchise were in the first instance extended to any persons who are not white”
“We always found the Irish a bit odd. They refuse to be English”

Fuck the fuck off. If there’s ever a quote in the history of the world to drive me up the wall it’s that one.
See Churchill? He’s a direct descendant of the “‘Marquis of Derry” (no. I’m not giving him his title) This was the guy who helped put down the United Irishmen rising in 1798.
Turns out being a prick to the Irish is genetic.
Black and Tans? Churchill’s fucking idea. The Tans absolutely terrorised the Irish. They attacked civilians and raided property around the country carrying out “reprisals”
He went on to describe them as “Gallant and honorable officers”
Oh and I mean the auxiliaries that was all Churchill too. The guys who carried out the Croke Park massacre where they fired into a crowd at a GAA match killing 14.
As if he gave a shit. Slept soundly in his bed. What’s 14 against the 4million in India? Prick.
That didn’t squash his thirst for blood though. He went on to push the use of air power against Sinn Fein members in 1920.
Suggested that aeroplanes should be dispatched with orders to use “machine gun fire bombs” to scatter them.
Churchill was mad to partition Ireland. He really wanted to keep the navy bases that he had. In 38 they were given back to Ireland. The prick tried to rob Berehaven back in 39 by proposing they take it by force. In 41 he wanted to bring in conscription to Northern Ireland
And Dya know what he said about the Irish in the midst of all this.
“Bloody Irish what have they ever done for our wars”
Literally dehumanising the entire country again in terms of resources (people) and what that could procixe for imperialist land grabs.
There’s always going to be a typo ffs.... PROVIDE
Thousands of workers on strike in a moving act of defiance. 60k people in the city centre of Glasgow the British government sent troops to Glasgow to arrest union leaders.
Churchill reaaaally hated Socialism. Labour was gaining momentum up there.
Troops arrived heavily armed with machine guns and a fucking howitzer. There was a howitzer positioned at the city chambers and they sent tanks.
Yeah basically Churchill’s remembered fondly.
“History is written by the victors” takes on a particularly chilling tone taking into account all of this.
Also I’m not a historian. I just like to read and inform myself. Check @crimesofbrits for more xo
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Unfortunately my time on this account is near an end. Thanks to everyone who’s shared, commented and kept an open mind. Follow me @BoalsGoals I’ll be here until 12 tomorrow anyway.
I’d like to close by saying that I hope we #repealthe8th soon and grant our women a right to choice
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