Since then in the proceeding years the United States engaged in their own version of Victoria's Little Wars in far away locales.
But, yesterday the Republican Party decided there's no reason we should not emulate other elements of 19th Century England.
"Please Sir... I'd like some more..."
217 Republicans voted to slash SNAP by $40 Billion over the next 10 years. Nothing says Statesmanship like sticking it the Poor and Hungry.
"We only want to cut 5 percent. That ought to leave more money getting to the hands of the people who do need it,” Republican Congressman Andy Harris.
The Poor in this country have no power and no representation in the Government. To be Poor is to be excluded from the American Dream and doomed to Corporate Servitude.
It's another brilliant play by the Republicans and their Elite Plutocratic Masters. By slashing but, not outright eliminating SNAP the Republicans don't make the 99% desperate.
Because starving and desperate equals dangerous but, undernourished and scared equals docile.
The Ultra-Reactionary Right Wingers are ascendant. In all facets of American Life, the Plutocracy and Oppressive Right are making strides and advancing the cause of Wage Slavery and Neo-Feudalism.
They don't even have to make the cursory arguments about the necessity of Capitalism as they once did as the viscous Income Inequality we have been subjected to in the past 35 years has surpassed even the Gilded Age of the Robber Barons.
No longer do they need to claim the rising tide will lift all boats and some wealth will trickle down. Now, the Plutocracy and their crotch-sniffing Republican Guard Dogs simply go about dismantling any aspect of Government which helps the 99%.
Now, they just Piss Down Our Backs and tell us to think of England.