SW10: Psychovant Teaches American History

Scott Eiler seiler at eilertech.com
Tue Feb 11 18:41:46 PST 2020

Hey, kids, this is Psychovant! Here's your weekly history lesson!

Why the American Revolution?  Largely because of smuggling.  The 
original "Tea Party" movement was smugglers - of tea, go figure.  Or at 
least that's what made it into history.  They were fine with Britain 
helping defend them against France, but not with paying taxes for that. 
Smuggling is of course the opposite of taxes. 

	-  Colonists didn't much like the royal commissioners who drew 
boundaries between them and the Injuns either.  It's as if the colonists 
already wanted Injun land.  And they did, particulary in Kentucky. 

	-  To be fair, the Brits were like assholes with guns and a right to 
conscript people to the Royal Navy.  Or as sailors said back then: 
sodomy, rum, and the lash.  The Masshole contingent picked a fight with 
the Brits first, thereby resulting in the Boston Massacre. 
(https://www.biography.com/military-figure/crispus-attucks)  But even 
their old rival Virginia had the same motives.  So they made common cause.

	- Gee, Mr. Psychovant, why're you calling them British instead of 
English now?  'Cause the English finally incorporated Scotland! 

-- (signed) Scott Eiler  8{D> ------ http://www.eilertech.com/ -------

The soldiers presented a pathetic but inspiring spectacle. The
hospitals were crowded with sick and wounded; the walls were
gradually crumbling under incessant shell fire, yet that garrison
of heroes remained undaunted.

It was as Buck said, "just as if they had been Americans."

- from "The Airship Boys in the Great War", De Lysle F. Cass, 1915.
Coming soon to Project Gutenberg.  gutenberg.org

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