Give me a break! This PC BS has got to be silenced. The Queen of England has no obligation, or reason, to apologize for something she had nothing to do with. She is supposed to be celebrating the 400th anniversary of Jamestown. Listen to these idiots, and their pathetic demands ...
THE Queen is being urged to apologise for the slaughter of American Indians and the introduction of slavery when she visits Virginia this week as guest of honour to mark the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in the New World at Jamestown.
She will be landing in the middle of a row over political correctness after officials in Virginia banned the use of the word “celebration” for the anniversary. It is being called a “commemoration” out of respect for the suffering of native Americans, who were attacked after the colonists arrived in 1607.
Yes, they banned the word celebration. There is also problems with Christianity being banned as well.
"Leaders and heads of state have a responsibility to set the tone and it would be a welcome move for the Queen to express regret," said Virginia state representative Donald McEachin, a descendant of slaves.
Mr. McEachin ... get over it already. The Queen had nothing to do with it, nor does anyone else alive today. Stop demanding apologies for things that we had nothing to do with. You are continuing to demand apologies where apologies have already been given, and you continue to divide this country.
Dr Linwood Custalow, author of The True Story of Pocahontas and a descendent of Indian chiefs from the Mattaponi tribe — part of the Powhatan nation — hopes to be introduced to the Queen. “She should definitely apologise,” he said. “The first Americans were very welcoming to the colonists, but they launched a war against them.”
Mary Wade, a native American member of the Virginia Council on Indians, said: “You can’t celebrate an invasion. Whole tribes were annihilated.”
Again ... the Queen had nothing to do with any of this. Not to mention that the Native American Indians attacked some of the previous colonies first. No one knows for sure what happend to the "Lost Colony", and there was peace with the natives after John Rolfe married Pocahontas.
This is a complete lack of respect for the Queen of England who is swallowing her pride and visiting the birthplace of (what would become) the US, and lead to the defeat of her country twice. Jamestown gave rise to the US, and the fall of the British Empire. Conduct yourselves with dignity in the presence of royalty for crying out loud.