American values? Not from where I stand!

My respect for America and her people has known no bounds for almost 50 years. It began via my parents and their many instances of friendship with GIs during WW2. It continued as I worked for an American corporation, holidayed in Memphis, Miami, New Orleans and San Francisco. It deepened during our trans USA rail trip just a few years back. My daughter still works for a very large US corporation as I write this. But this has crashed in an instant after some tweets following the death of our queen and the mealy mouthed response of Twitter and the universities employing two bigoted professors

These particular tweets on the ubiquitous Twitter have enraged a significant cross section of the British people. Enraged is perhaps somewhat weak, seething visceral anger might be a better description. Here they are:

“I heard the chief monarch of a thieving raping genocidal empire is finally dying, may her pain be excruciating.“

Uju Anya, a professor at Carnegie Mellon University.

Zoé Samudzi, an assistant professor of photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, had a similar feeling as Anya. She said in a tweet before Queen Elizabeth’s death that she would \”dance on the graves of every member of the royal family if given the opportunity, especially hers.\”

I have no doubt that my headline will create a large dose of abuse, but someone has to say this if the BBC won’t say it. There is a huge degree of ignorance about the UKs involvement in slavery plus the involvement of African tribal groups themselves in the practice of slavery. Equally, over at least two millennia, natives of our island have also been subjected to slavery by a range of empires and peoples. Then of course there is the undisputed fact that the Royal Navy was the force that brought about the end of the slave trade. Or did it? Slavery continues to this day in different guises.

But what’s the point of continuing down this line so let’s switch with a message to Mr Biden: “Northern Ireland is part of the U.K., it is not part of Eire nor is it part of the EU. Got it? Know this, because of YOU, we the people reject your special relationship, your interference in our constitution, our geographical and economic territory. The USA is fast becoming unworthy of being an ally. Allies share values, not just nukes! And we also have enough to destroy the planet on our own. You are fast becoming an embarrassing hindrance!

You see how these things escalate?

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11 replies

  1. Well said! America breaks my heart. To see the division brewing from afar and hearing instances from some friends, I keep putting off a trip back to my former home.

    I wrote a post boycotting America on July 4th and now I stand with women; again!!! The liberties and religious freedom America was founded on has decayed unless we stand together. I can go on and on 😕😖

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  2. Adding insult to injury and speaking when it’s best to remain silent are further examples of “ugly American” behavior.

    My condolences, Dr B, and may you take comfort with the friends and family that surround you.


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    • Thanks Patrick, the level of sheer ignorance in those comments beggars belief. And to think that the education of young Americans is in their hands. God help America!

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  3. Dear Dr B,

    Such words and expressions are very divisive to say the least, let alone the fact that they originate from professors, and never mind their racial background, which in itself can fuel even more heat and hatred, rightly or wrongly. Indeed, there is plenty to explore regarding the escalating problems in the USA, rendered even worse by the ongoing conflicts between the two major parties. Any reasonable and discerning person can conclude that the USA has been plagued by ignorance, dogma, falsity, blind faith, spiritual stagnation and epistemological impasse . . . . .

    Given your position and concerns, you are hereby invited to peruse one of my latest posts entitled “🏛️⚖️ The Facile and Labile Nature of Law: Beyond the Supreme Court and Its Ruling on Controversial Matters 🗽🗳️🔫🤰🧑‍🤝‍🧑💉“, as I am certainly very keen and curious about what you will make of my said post published at

    I welcome your input and am curious to know what you make of my said post as well as your perspectives on those matters discussed in my post. I look forward to savouring your feedback there!

    Wishing you a wonderfully productive week doing, enjoying or blogging whatever that satisfies (or annoys) you the most!

    Yours sincerely,

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    • Hi, thank you so much for your most welcome comment. I have posted a lengthy comment on your article making some comparisons with the parallel slide into chaos by the U.K.. I hope it provides some light rather than heat 🙏🙏🕉

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