mixed views on terms of how it benefitted us, but on the part of the colonised I think they should worship us instead of blame us for all their ills (which are almost entirely their own fault)
I’m glad the Romans Colonised the brits because just like the places the brits colonised, back then we were dumb savages. We brought civilisation to these places and they’ve got the cheek to moan to us about some things that didn’t even happen to them anyway.
The idea that they could have done anything of note without us is laughable.
Obviously colonialism is nothing to be proud of, but what am I supposed to do about it?
I'm not sure why I, as a British person, should have some particular insight into something that ended long before I was born. It's history, and in general I try to understand it rather than take sides or have emotional attachments.
The British Empire was obviously pretty impressive, as it goes - and its legacy remains considerable - but in terms of moral judgements, I don't really bother with all that. If I did, I'd have to start making moral judgements on things like the Mughal empire or African tribal societies before European influence. Hardly seems worth it.
I didn't authorise it, condone it or involve myself directly in it; I don't feel responsible.
Perhaps what the UK government has been doing for the last few decades should be the real concern.