â€?Why shouldnâ€™t we be here? The English came to our parentsâ€™ countries without being asked, and lorded it over them, and insulted them, and milked their economies, and looted their historical relics, for 200 years. Well, now itâ€™s payback time!â€? There are a number of things to be said in response to this. (Other than the obvious: â€?Do you promise to leave after 200 years?â€?) [The Island Race ... Riots, By John Derbyshire, May 31st, 2001]
Still a good question.