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Good Question - What is the Point

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Aug 9, 2011 at 15:46

So, interestingly, does this mean that the pound is going to be linked more to the Euro; or does the fact that Britain has a lot of American investments have financial assurances that will weather the devaluation of the dollar?

Living in America does have its challenges, for certain of issues as made in your observations; but more for the issues that only being an American long enough can appreciate as things of the past are dissolved for reasons of social apathy (for the lack of a term that fully describes all that is going on).

The point is that Britain is not immune to the issues in America; nor is Britain clear of the future that it imposed upon itself by past international conduct. In spite of allegations to the contrary, America was never 'colonial' in the same way as many European nations, including, and maybe especially Britain.

Make no mistake: I have a lot of respect for Britain for certain things, like the spreading of the Gospel in the English language and passing the baton to American missionaries who shared the love of Jesus Christ before the government made an issue of it and it got diluted by 'diplomatic statesmanship.'

In the history I read of the British influences in the world (Churchill), a very different picture than that of Mr. Taylor was painted as Gross Britannia exerted the diplomacy necessary to ensure British dominance. Yet as you have observed, Britain is in a different state of circumstances; and if you remain long enough, you will, as we will here in America, find out that what was once thought to be a bright future for a democratic form of government will be viewed quite differently as the powers that be will trade out the dollar for the pots of gold the real money traders have hoarded for no reason other than to serve themselves.

PM Cameron may have distinct differences on the economies that are under pressure not to fail, yet he is no better position than the American Chief Executive to deal with the outcome of the global failure to keep political extremism –of whatever ideology-under control. In other words, follow the money to those who seek its power. I may pay a lot of taxes over which I have no control of its spending; but as yet I am not paying the percentages they do in England.

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