When I thought this was a joke, I thought it wasn’t funny.
But now that I see it isn’t a joke, I think it’s hilarious.
INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR BRITISH REPARATIONS
“People of the World, It’s Time to Get Paid”
We, the undersigned citizens of the world, demand reparations payments of £31,960,000,000,000 from the British Monarchy and government of the United Kingdom. This money will compensate us for the profound injuries we have suffered over the last 500 years from British brutality, negligence, malevolence, crimes against humanity, and other heinous and atrocious forms of misrule. It is far from enough to make us whole, but a necessary first step in the long process of British coming to terms with its historical guilty and reconciling itself with global opinion and international law.
So who’s paying for this (complete with PR agent)? My first guess is was Lyndon LaRouche, but that doesn’t seem to be right. It looks completely, insanely genuine. They’ve even figured out that it would be hard to pay reparations of £32T out of a GDP of under £2T, but don’t worry: they’re willing to take it “over 50 to 75 years,” apparently without interest. I call that magnanimous.
Oh, and here’s the kicker: of the total, about a third is a “refund” of Germany’s WWI reparations, which were “unfair and punitive.” Can’t have that, can we?