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Whether they committed atrocities in India or not, no one owes you any kind of feelings. You come off as pretentious for demanding that people feel a certain way about something that they in person have never done, only some distant ancestors have.If the whole ''sins of the father'' was a thing, all of Earth would consist of self-loathing depressed shmucks because we all hail from hunter gatherers/savages who had to kill and oppress others to survive.
Probably a lot like Americans today feel about our country having slaves, 150 years ago. Sad, concerned, empathetic, are what comes to mind. Guilty? I don’t feel any guilt for what happened that long ago. I didn’t own slaves. Period. No present day British committed those civil injustices 150 years ago. I can’t speak for them, but I’m thinking they feel much like we do, here in America.
It would be great to hear from some actual Britts on this topic... lol
I’m English. I’m very proud of some of our history, and also ashamed of other parts. I see myself as a good person so I admire what I see as good and despise what I see as bad whether that’s in my own cultural history or others.
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No, we wonder why some Indians have such an inferiority complex that they get hung up on events which happened prior to anybody's living memory.
Inferiority complex? you are dumber than i thought
@AkshiJanjua You being a prime example of that.
and you being true descendant of General Dyer
And here you got down vote
@AkshiJanjua And how, precisely, do you make that claim?
I don't mean literally 😂Why do you think of him btw?
@AkshiJanjua He was a product of his time, and his environment, who took decisions which he believed were right, but was criticised for those decisions, both by the official enquiry into the incident, and by people both in Britain and in India, including Winston Churchill.
lol can't you just simply say he was a monster i am amazed how you brits try to explain inhumane actsDon't you think he should have been publicly executed for that?And nobody in India hates modern day Brits sir. But yeah a wound heals but the scar remains.
@AkshiJanjua Do you understand any of the context of what happened, or do you think he just gave orders to open fire on civilians, apropos of nothing?
please care to explainApparently i am very much familiar of the Indian history but, i would like to hear your side of the story
@AkshiJanjua I'll put this in very, very simple terms. Dyer was Indian-born, and lived most of his life in India. He spoke Urdu. He, in common with many, many other people of this background were profoundly affected by the events of the Indian Mutiny, which had taken place in his early childhood. When Indian mobs were setting fire to buildings in Amritsar and attacking Europeans, it (probably, for who can really know what he thought?) felt as if the same thing was about to happen again. Hence, he took the actions which he felt appropriate. Neither many of his contemporaries, nor many people in the present day, would agree that his actions were appropriate. But that's hindsight for you, it's 20-20.
There were no angry mobs in Amritsar because that was a peaceful protest people just gathered in the park on that daySo we can see that you don't know much what truly happened but, know most of the distorted history taught to you by your ancestors. But, this is very common among fallen empires like Japanese also do this thing of teaching incomplete history.I recommend if you truly want to know anything about British raj then come to India and you will receive every fact with proof and knowledge that is not available anywhere in the world because British empire was good at suppressing it.
@AkshiJanjua OK, lol - you've just proven you don't know anything about what happened, other than the parts which you continually regurgitate, like some African witch doctor repeating some half-remembered mumbo jumbo...
its your if you want to remain ignorant about the truth its your choice but if you get curious then watch Shashi Tharoor's video on YouTube where he will give you somewhat insight on what you are missing
@AkshiJanjua Shashi Tharoor is an unsavoury tosspot, and probably a criminal.
Yet he his achievements and knowledge make yours look pointlessAnd what he is writes is what is written in our history books which are most accurate
@AkshiJanjua He writes the same lying dogshit that dribbles out of his mouth.
LOL yet you have no proof to prove his claims incorrect
@AkshiJanjua How's his trial going? You know, the one about the 'suicide' of his wife?
Guilty no. It was 150 years ago. Bad yes. Mankind has evolved since then. This shouldn't even be a conversation. You weren't alive back then. No one is alive that was alive back then. Why the fuck would you hold a grudge 4 something that didn't even involve you? The world doesn't owe you shit! Get over yourself and your stupid Napoleon syndrome. Stop griping about ship that doesn't matter.
I'm willing to bet that few if any Brits give it a second thought.
I'm afraid the World is like that... FULL *to the brim* of hatred, and unkindness. I mean, The Colonies did this to the Native American Indians! After that, the new "Americans" created slavery! What a World of unkindness!
@sesrgentsmoke- Americans didn’t create slavery. Slavery has Ben around for thousands of years.
Nice try but wherever you are likely had slaverybefore America ever did
Do Indians today feel bad about ruling seik land now as well as Bengali land and making their life he'll?
No, they don't give a shit about anyone but themselves.
We have some business and a revenge to take against the anglojews too.
they probably sip their tea over it every day thinking about it and laughing
I'd assume they'd be content and proud of their achievements.It's not easy to take over a huge country like India.I'm sure I would be proud.
I personally assume no responsibility for something a bunch of people did long before my birth.
Do you feel bad
About what they did back then
I mean do you feel they did wrong?
Generally speaking, the imperials were the super power of their day so I expect they rode roughshod over everything before them and suited themselves. Just like every other super power, to the present day.Their rights and wrongs should, however, be judged by their time period and not by modern ideals.
I'm Canadian, but I'd assume they feel guilty for it, that or they are unaware that occurred.
It doesn’t surprise me that your Canadian with that POV. Lol
If you go back in history everyone's ancestors did shity thing
Indians never did
In 8000 year you never once did something shitty
Oh my, someone has not honestly read their history. The Mughal Empire didn't get that way by being kind.British rule hard on India? It would have been worse had it been Dutch, worse still if French, worse still if Portuguese, worse still if Russian (Cossacks, never mind the communists), worse still if Japanese, and worse still had it remained Mughal.They only reason you have democratic institutions and a functional government today is because of the British, for all their faults.
@Curmudgeon no India would have been far better without British historians claim thay
"Indians never did"This is peak denial.
Yes i heard of that happening.
Feel bad what British did
Yes that wasn't good at all.
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