International Coalition for British Reparations logo
International Coalition for British Reparations: People of the World, it's Time to get Paid.

Letter To The ICBR: Re: A Few Questions


Dear Sir / Madam

Having recently viewed your website I felt compelled to write to you to ask just one deluded are you people really? I can only hope that this is some kind of practical joke to see how many people can actually be taken in. If that is the case then I applaud you for your efforts, you certainly have achieved that with the number in your petition. If however, you are in fact a genuine organisation then I must liken you to holocaust deniers and scientologists for the amount of sense you make. In fact if you do want to appear genuine you may want to make some changes to your website. The lies on their are quite heinous.

Firstly, Britain hardly invented the machine hgun. While James Puckle, a London lawyer, who patented what he called "The Puckle Gun" on May 15, 1718. It was a design for a 1 in. (25.4 mm) caliber, flintlock revolver cannon able to fire 9 rounds before reloading, hardly a weapon of mass destruction. Multi-shot weapons have a long development, going as far back to the 1st century, with plans for a multi-shot arrow gun by Greek engineer Hero of Alexandria. Leonardo Da Vinci devised plans for one in the 1400s, and stretching back to some of the earliest firearms and attempts at higher rates of fire, and some machine-gun-like traits happened as early as the 1700s. However, it would not be until the mid-1800s that successful machine-gun designs came into existence. The key characteristic of modern machine guns, their relatively high rate of fire and more importantly machine (automatic) loading, came with the Model 1862 Gatling gun, which was adopted by the United States Navy.

Secondly, we did not "invent" the Black Death. It began in South-western or Central Asia and spread to Europe by the late 1340s. It didn't do substantial damage to Britain until 1665, by which time it had already ravaged Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

Thirdly, "Britain began making our lives worse through the introduction of machines in the workplace". Well our deepest apologies for that. But for Industrial Revolution, there would be no trains, cars, aeroplanes, or the computers and world wide web that you now use to spread your dillusional ideas. In fact, we would still be living in the middleages. As for slavery, well Britain declared slavery unlawful in 1772, whereas our yanky doodle cousins kept it going to 1865. Land of the free indeed.

"If it hurts people, the British probably came up with it." And what about the scientific advances made by the people of Great Britain? The discovery of Gravity for example? Or what about the medical advances? Penicilin for example? But let us just gloss over those little details because Britain is clearly the leading member of the axis of evil.

On another issue, have you by any chance calculated the amount of reparations are liable for the French and Spanish? They too are responsible for slavery, genocide, war, and industry.

"Everyone has suffered the consequences of the Evil Empire. We proposed to distribute the reparations monies equally between all the people of the world. Dividing a 31 trillion settlement between 6.5 billion people gives us roughly 4,770 or $8,350 for every man, woman, and child on earth. It's far from enough, but it's a start." The logistics of this, even if you were successful, is impossible.

And, finally, do you really expect Britain to pay? You truly must be mad.

Yours sincerely

John Drummond LLB
A Proud British Citizen

Back to News