I mean the British don’t know why anyone would have a potato peeler either
Some guy got arrested for having one in public
Not a joke
This is the exact reason we need guns. The people are the government, not tyrants in a musty old palace
I always think its funny how an american leftist is like a centrist in Britain
I grew up in Darwin, Australia. It's a lovely little town right at the north end of Australia. It is hot, sweltering really, and these days the site of a pretty large American military presence.
During World War 2, Darwin was bombed over fifty times by Imperial Japan, with the first attack being performed by th.... As a child, I played around the bunkers that still stand in the area. I went to concerts played in the old gun turret. I attended the bombing memorials where they tell the story of the attacks, play the air-raid sirens, and everyone remembers.
There is some debate as to if Japan was ever going to truly invade Australia. It depends on who you ask. All my research has lead me to the conclusion that, after the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japan's Navy wanted to take Australia for her resources and to cut off the American use of her northern ports, while Japan's Army didn't think they could hold such a vast, inhospitable area. The Emperor, wisely perhaps, sided with the Army. To placate the Navy, he promised them that when America either capitulated or was combat-ineffective, then he would take Australia.
Australia and the United States, fighting together, won this battle. So the invasion was not to be. We won. We turned the tide. But I do believe that, had this battle gone the other way, the Emperor could have been emboldened by this success; he could well have pressed to have my home town invaded, occupied, its people subjected to the same horrors that were everywhere Imperial Japan occupied.
My grandmother tells stories of living in Townsville, and finding debris from the battle washing up on the shores, including bodies. Japanese bodies were a source of great intelligence and were prized finds, while Americans and Australians were a source of sadness and tragedy. They all looked so young.
The USA did not have to fight this battle. In fact, arguably, it would have been better for them not to; to encourage Japan to invade, to let Japan further exhaust herself on another front, let Australian civilians bleed and fight and die, to wear down their mutual enemy, and that this was probably objectively the smart move for them.
But they didn't. Americans went half way around the world to fight and die for us. For me.
These days, lots of young people forget this. It is cool to slag off America. It is easy humour, and Americans easy targets; they are fat and soft and stupid and they love guns and fatty burgers. They ask, "What has America ever fucking done for us?".
I know what you've done for us.
I haven't forgotten.
I owe my existence to the might of the United States military and to the sacrifice of American sailors, soldiers, and airmen; those brave men who died so I, a total stranger on the other side of the world not yet born, could live.
Just went to my fathers grave at Baltimore National Cemetery. It hurts
Edit: My father was born in 1946. He was a newborn living in Romania. His parents died on there way to America after WW2. He was then adopted when he arrived at New York. He served 2 tours in Vietnam in the Marine Corp as a Master Gunnery Sargent. I was born in 1986. He passed away in 2005 to his own demons.
All gave some. Some gave all.
You may not be an American, but you are a patriot and an awesome human being. We need more people like you. Thank you for remembering and honoring.
It is the same kind of Courage it took for farmers to stand up to heavy British Cavalry fire in the late 1700s.
All Americans are capable of rising to the occasion as long as they have the right inspiration and dedication to others in their hearts.
Man, I can't even imagine the kind of courage that would take to do.
He looks like the more damage he takes, the more powerful he becomes. Probably punched the shooter into orbit.
Holy shit why haven’t I heard about this in the news? This guy should get 24/7 news coverage instead of the media hype fest that’s created around the shooters every goddamn time!
I’m British and I could not give a fuck either.
I really couldn't care less.
I'm just polishing my musket today, what wedding are we talking about?
Such an angry boy
Can we get the Atheist groups in America to start pushing this campaign?
I'm a reverend and I support this 100%.
I'd prefer they stick to bibles, I would feel bad rolling a J with the constitution...
Definitely prefer this over a Bible, but why do they need them at all?
“Why should a tiny island across the sea regulate the price of tea!?!?!?!”
England isn't an island. Great Britain is.
Shots fired. Then again Murica is used to that
So my long distance girlfriend broke up with me yesterday, she lived in Norway. Had she said the words I would have moved in an instant. Now I figure one of the best ways to cope is thinking about how I get to stay right here in the U.S. of A and what better way to celebrate than hang my first flag outside my house, and plan a weekend of shooting all my guns. 'Murica. God bless all ya'll.
I just got chills.
God bless you, you American patriot...
🇺🇸 MAKING ME CRY BROTHER 🇺🇸
They literally broke up America, tried to enslave Americans, and killed nearly 400,000 US citizens. It's mind numbing.
Fuck the Confederacy. There has never been anything as anti-America in the history of the world. It's fucking insane.
A guy in my neighborhood flies one but he’s let the sun fade it almost entirely to white/yellowish. I feel like it’s some kind of meta performance art
It’s definitionally anti-American
Fought the bloodiest battles ever against US forces, and then killed our president
Then we treated them all exceedingly well and they're still salty.
After spending a few billion dollars. We sure showed them!
Probably what we made selling them weapons and equipment beforehand.
Money well spent for dead terrorists.
The important thing to remember is that we won the civil war.
Yes they were. They just needed some reminding.
As Americans we won't allow foreigners to kick our asses. That privilege is reserved only for us.
This isnt even one of those "its true no matter what" things because once the south left, they werent part of america.