Great What?

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Gran (Bretagna) che cosa? Distruzione del mito della nazione faro della civiltà, dalla miriade delle guerre sette-ottocentesche fino alle guerre in Irlanda e nell’Ulster e alle Falklands/Malvinas.

British Wars (Zulu War 1879 miniatures)
British Wars (Zulu War 1879 miniatures)

Come sintetizza efficacemente la pagina di Wikipedia dedicata alle “British Wars”, nel corso della storia del paese, le forze armate britanniche (o sotto comando inglese) hanno invaso, hanno avuto una qualche forma di controllo o hanno combattuto guerre contro 171 dei 193 paesi che oggi fanno parte dell’ONU, quindi con un rating di 9 su 10…
This is the country you're supposed to be free
The democratic society
You're only free if you accept their views
And if you don't they'll imprison you

Young gangs fighting for respect
But everyone's a police suspect
The rich say anything for extra money
They're prostitutes and they think it's funny

This is the country that's supposed to help ya
But only the privileged get a fall-out shelter
The police force, army, government and more
The tight arse shit's who start the wars

This fucking place is in a mess
The usual people are being oppressed
Kept at bay by piles of pointless laws
And all reasons kept safe behind closed doors

The reasons that they keep from you are the reasons that they've got you beat
They turn you against people like you, people like you on the street
Fighting wars is senseless, this country is not great
Wars are fixed by people who surround themselves with hate
Great Britain thinks it leads the world so civilised, pure and free
Great Britain doesn't lead fuck all
Great Britain shit, you don't fool me

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2014/6/20 - 13:04

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