Queen Elizabeth ruled British colonialism, apartheid

MSNBC political analyst Richard Stengel said Thursday on “Deadline” that Queen Elizabeth II reigned over apartheid and British colonialism.

Stengel said: “The phrase special relationship was really coined by the British because they desperately wanted to be close to America. There were books about Winston Churchill desperately trying to get FDR after the war.

He added: “I’m going to be the skunk at the garden party today, to use a British expression, and I would also like to pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth for her unparalleled service and dedication, but it was her great, great-great-great-grandfather George III from whom we rebelled to found the United States of America.

He continued: “You played a clip of her in Cape Town in 1947 in South Africa. This is the year apartheid came into effect in South Africa. It is something that British colonialism ushered in. British colonialism, which she presided over all these years, had a terrible effect on much of the world, and it is something that people are rebelling against. I have to answer your previous question, why are American news channels devoting all this time to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral? I think that’s a good question. I think there’s a weakness in the American character that still yearns for that era of hereditary privilege, which is the very thing we’ve escaped. So there, I made myself the skunk of the garden party.

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