In a now-deleted tweet, blue-check Scottish writer Francis Maxwell, whose Twitter bio says he spends his days in Los Angeles and New York City, thinks “[e]very American history class should open with: ‘America is stolen land, built by those who were stolen from their land’ and then go from there”:
Every American history class should open with: ‘America is stolen land, built by those who were stolen from their land’ and then go from there.
— Francis Maxwell (@francismmaxwell) February 16, 2021
He didn’t explain why he deleted it, but we assume it was for the massive ratio it earned:
Those that can't, lecture those that can. pic.twitter.com/FOOZZMOmUc
— Sgt. Roasted Carpet B.S. PLT (@carpet357) February 16, 2021
Now do every other nation:
Just like every other nation…
— Carl Killough (@CarlKillough) February 16, 2021
So no history before 1600. K.
— Phoenix with a flamethrower (@kttphoenix) February 16, 2021
Human history is about “stolen” land or conquered land.
— Michelle (@michellebosso) February 16, 2021
Who wants to tell him?
Seriously? Look at your own country. Great Britain incl. Scotland, just like every practically every country on Earth was formed by endless wars and acquisitions that could be construed as "stolen land"
— PattiO (@soylentbeige) February 16, 2021
You know, there’s nothing keeping him in America if it’s such an awful place:
btw … serious question … if it is such a horrible place why do you remain here? It’s because it’s not what you say it is …
— #TheDemsKilledUnity4Ever (@NO_UNITY_FOR_US) February 16, 2021
“Do the right thing” and “leave!”:
Do the right thing then. Leave!
— AmErican (@Flipper628) February 16, 2021
And we’ll end it with this from Gordon Ramsey: “OH F*CK OFF”:
— Samuel Nicholas (@Teufelshunde_95) February 16, 2021