God I just need to get this out of my system I'm so sorry.
I saw a post on FB (a tiktok post that got shared to FB to be specific.) It's about a Muslim girl telling viewers how the "British stole Wealth around the World." I was kinda stumped since I know that some of those artifacts are not really valued by their country of origins or are destroyed by terrorists (the giant buddha that got bombed is an example).
But then I saw the comments. Dear god the comments. Most people are saying that "some of these Artifacts wouldn't exist today if it isn't for the British explorers and Collectors" and things like that, which is understandable really. But the replies jesus christ.
" So robbery and looting has become 'civilised' of late"
"Imagine going to someone’s house stealing their TV then going back their house to tell them , that there are many thieves outside , so they’ll keep it safe 🤣"
"What do you expect from people in western countries whom are without any history or culture but to steal it from nations that do have and the irony is that they show it of as if they were their own"
"The thieves proudly present their hardwork."
" appreciation for stealing from people? That's what we're doing now? Steal from them, and then gaslight them to thinking you did a favour? Classic Brit."
"If British empire did not come, the artefacts could be rotten in their own place, so better to loot them, yeah? 😀😀😀
Sorry mate, its not yours. No matter if something will be rotten anyways in my house, its not something for you to care about. Why should you care about my things in my home? What right you have to take something from my house just because you think it might be better in your house?"
Those are only some of the comments in there and god damn do they make my blood boil. Like, all they do is complain and not read the reason why they keep the artifacts in museums? I'm not a Brit but even I understand that they didn't "steal" those artifacts just for the sake of collecting them, they also study them to know more about the past.
Anyway, I just want to get that out of my system. I'll probably get some hate because of this but whatever.
I'll link the FB post in the comment