Being honest, I am not intimate with the history of the Falklands, nor do I pretend to be. I am, however, acutely aware that history is written by the victors and favourable to them. Therefore I am careful to not willy nilly accept and take as truth everything that is written. In my view the Falklands were an uninhabited portion of the world ripe for settling by any who chose. But I cannot in good faith take sides to any disputes of which I am not familiar. I do, however, agree that given the long history of British settlement the inhabitants now have a right to self determination.
And 8,020 miles, as the crow flies, from the British coast. As a point of argument you must fairly and honestly admit that this one has nothing to do with anything except perhaps irrelevance.
Superior civilisation? I heartily dispute that we can in general be called civilised. No doubt to a degree. But I would argue that much of what we consider civilised is actually closer to barbarism. I would also not be so "superior" to judge cultures of which you appear to have little knowledge or understanding of on the mere basis of comparison to the culture you were born and indoctrinated into.
My view is that as a race we have developed remarkably in a technological sense but in the sense of spiritual development we are, borrowing your terminology, savages.
Again, this is not a one-sided viewpoint. It is, however, how should I say it, rather complex.
Patriotism: Your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
-- George Bernard Shaw
It really isn't a difficult truism to understand, oldschooler. You may, though, be left, in the immortal words of Mick, shattered.
What “ dark sides” or “ rotten apples” ? If any existed they would have been swiftly dealt with.
Slavery for example has been practiced by All Humanity from the dawn of time. Considered Acceptable / Normal…. Until it wasn’t. UK first to Abolish.
Sorry, I have to ask, did she enter Thailand at 6 months old on any kind of travel document and on what terms? I'm not sure that babies needed passports at that time (they do now of course). That could change things, but i doubt it, as there is unlikely to be any immigration background or paperwork on her.