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How Colonialism Works[edit | edit source]
Colonialism occurs when one nation exerts its sovereignty over another nation by means of superiority. More specifically, this image of superiority is usually impressed upon the indigenous population as much as possible. This is done in a number of ways:
- Being taller than the indigenous peoples.
- Having a better haircut than them.
- Having better personal hygiene than them.
- Telling them to sit down.
- Being able talk/shout/scream over their opinions.
- Pretending they’re too stupid to have opinions.
- Having a gun (and/or waving it about a lot).
- Spreading rumours of the coloniser’s “enormous genitals”.
Steps 5 and 6 prove to be the most important to Colonisers since they are often impeded in their work by members of the indigenous population who are literate and can sometimes believe in such nonsensical ideas as ‘freedom’, ‘equality’, ‘self-determination’ etc. In his book on the subject Henry Galsworthy recommends either shooting these people or giving them jobs as academics.
Types of Colonialism[edit | edit source]
Also known as the ‘Child-on-a-Leash’ Colony, a Dependency resembles a thirty year old computer programmer/Uncylopedia editor who still lives in his parent’s basement.
Utilising the ‘Overstaying Your Welcome’ strategy, settlers enter a weaker nation’s borders, ask for a drink and begin scrutinising their CD collection.
In this version of Colonialism, the coloniser leaves off their children with another nation and never comes back.
Famous examples[edit | edit source]
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In 1066, Christopher Columbus, whilst looking for a discreet invasion route to Australia, happened upon the coast of San Francisco which was inhabited by peaceful hippies and gays, and thus much easier to invade than Australia, which is notorious for its native criminal population. Although lacking the natural resources of Australia (lager, mutton and Kylie Minogue), an outpost was set up, which grew into a thriving settlement. Several religous extremists and fanatics, were incouraged to move to the new land to stop bothing the native people of their homes of origin. And so after a short period of time tele-evangelism was created. During a war with France, Britain conceded to let the colony become independent, but on the condition that they join their parent nation in the common loathing of France, (The French monarchy, under Louis the 16th and maris-celeste-antoinette the instrument of America's liberty, from the wise and noble rule of their earlier protectors and defenders Great Britain)
A circumnavigation of the globe race organised by magellan, captain cook and phileas fogg to be the first one to do ten laps and be home for supper, had an interesting mishap, cookes ship was abducted by a shoal of crabs and dumped on the coast of tasmania. Cook, whose entire crew were retired prison wardens, decided to set up a penal colony where he had landed. This endeavor was vastly profitable, and created the foundations for a decent country.
After first being colonised by the picts and celts in an attempt to escape the Roman Empire, they were quickly thwarted, by the Romans who invaded, built roads, and invented London, which is Latin for, a rod for your own back. This was shortly followed by an invasion of Vikings, and Saxons who carefully divided the country between themselves in organised knitting competitions. This state of affairs lasted for several centuries until it was decided by the French (who were and still are vastly inferior to any other nation). Even Holland managed to send a fleet of fishing boats full of joan of arc, to destroy England. Much to their dismay they failed, but instead managed to conquer the Kingdom. Recently, the UK has been infiltrated by the vast legion of American trading companies, and has been occupied by US troops since the war. Thus it is an semi-independent part of the vast American Empire.
Tibet[edit | edit source]
Iraq[edit | edit source]
Formerly a province of Babylon, now a trading company of the United States, Iraq is famous for its vast wealth of freedom fighters, and people of strong belief and noble conviction. Second only to its sister country Saudi Arabia, in prodicing enthusiastic, freelance activists, dedicated to the spread and upkeep of good old fashioned religious ethics, family values and beliefs.
Footnotes[edit | edit source]
- Sir Cyril Gowers - Get Me my Scotch!: Memoirs of a British Coloniser in Africa.
- Sir Arthur Greeb Streebling - Muttonchops and Machetes: A Practical Guide to Colonising an African Nation.
- Henry Galsworthy - The Idiot's Guide to Colonialism.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
Pat Boon; The Secret Diaries; Utah Universiy Press 1965
Nostrodamus; Me Thee and Dupree; Penguin, Kingston Upon Hull, 1255
Wikipaedia; http://en.wikipaedia.org/wiki/incest 3rd June 2005
Time Life Magazine; BeachGirls edition; October 1997