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Australia Day: Britain's First Fleet Arrives (1788)

On January 26, 1788, the first British fleet in modern-day Australia claimed it in the name of King George III. Captain Arthur Phillip and his band of British convicts settled in Port Jackson—where the city of Sydney was later established—and built a penal colony there to help relieve overcrowding in the British prisons. First officially celebrated in 1818, Australia Day—formerly known as Foundation Day or Anniversary Day—has been a public holiday since 1838. What was the British fleet called? More...
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What was the British fleet called?

On 13 May 1787 a fleet of 11 ships, which came to be known as the First Fleet, was sent by the British Admiralty from England to Australia
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Amazing how the Brits arbitrarily "claimed" an entire continent.

The force of power cloaked beneath the civility of progress.

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Genesis 1:28

Quote:
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.


It wasn't confined to the British, it was justified by this whole 'Cultural Mandate', claimed by Christians all over Europe, later extended to the 'New World'.

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Routy wrote:
It wasn't confined to the British, it was justified by this whole 'Cultural Mandate', claimed by Christians all over Europe, later extended to the 'New World'.


Genocide justified, a repugnant historical truth. The corruption of power on display. The powers that be maintain an endless supply of villains who must be eradicated or assimilated for the greater good.

The Bible as a tool has suited the purposes of vile men through the centuries who piggybacked upon it's noble tenets to effect their ambitions.


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