"All thy lovers (colonies) have forgotten thee; they seek thee not; for I have WOUNDED thee ... because thy SINS were INCREASED, I have done these things unto thee" (Jer.30:14-15). When Britain withdrew from India in 1947, millions of Indians and Pakistanis were MURDERED. In Nigeria, once the showpiece of African democracy, RIOTS and DISORDERS became commonplace. In Ghana, self-rule resulted in a dictatorship in which hundreds of people were LIQUIDATED or UNJUSTLY IMPRISONED. In Zanzibar, revolt brought MASSACRE. In Tanganyika (now Tanzania), the president became the puppet of Chinese Communism. In Congo there was a BLOODBATH. In Northern Rhodesia (Zambia), an African religious cult nearly WIPED OUT a whole tribe. In Nyasaland (Malawi), PUBLIC HANGINGS were enthusiastically advocated by the Prime Minister. In Kenya, the bid for independence resulted in the Mau Mau MASSACRES.
"One man, one vote" only secures the common good in a homogeneous society. Instead of allowing "one man, one vote," Britain should have followed the principle of "rights (to self-govern) are proportional to responsibility (ability and merit)." But native technical know-how caught up faster than character development and Britain was pushed out. Because of DISOBEDIENCE, "The stranger that is within thee shall get up ABOVE thee very high; and thou shalt come down very LOW. (Deut.28:43). RACE RIOTS have occurred (Deut.28:43). The British built roads, railways, and thriving cities, and developed rich farmlands and industries. Yet they are accused of exploitation.
God is taking away the "gates of our enemies" (Gen.22:17). Britain has lost the Suez Canal (1956), Singapore (1963), Malta (1964), and Hong Kong (1997) and America has lost the Philippines (1946) and Panama Canal (1999). God gave the Anglo-Saxon people an empire "Because that Abraham OBEYED my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes and my laws" (Gen.26:5). Yes, "because thou (Abraham) hast OBEYED my voice" (Gen.22:18). Our wealth and power are nothing to boast about. They were given UNCONDITIONALLY. But now the British Empire is DISINTEGRATING! Why? "Because I have called, and ye REFUSED; I have stretched out my hand, and NO MAN REGARDED; (because) ye have SET AT NOUGHT all my COUNSEL, and would (have) NONE of my REPROOF: I also will laugh at your calamity ... when distress and anguish come upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: For that they hated KNOWLEDGE" (Pr. 1:24-29). "My people are destroyed for LACK of KNOWLEDGE; because thou hast REJECTED KNOWLEDGE, I will also REJECT thee ... seeing thou hast FORGOTTEN the LAW of thy GOD, I will also FORGET thy children (colonies)" (Hos.4:6). (See Judgment On Britain by Brian Williams for more).
God is "like a MOTH" and has eaten away at the empire (Hos.5:12). "Remember the Eternal ... he who giveth thee power to get WEALTH, that he may establish his COVENANT which he swore unto thy fathers. ... If thou ... forget the Eternal ... ye shall surely perish" (Deut. 8:18-19) like a SWEATER with more and more holes.