As news reached Britain in early 1884 of the destruction of the Hicks Expedition at El Obeid, Sudan with over seven thousand dead from the Anglo-Egyptian force – including common workers and soldiers’ families – William Morris was gushing in his approval.
In the months and years that followed, as Mohammed Ahmad’s zealots did not distinguish between Anglo-Egyptian forces and local villagers, the anti-war movement, of which Morris was a leading figure, remained resolute in their support for the resistance.
One hundred and twenty years later, the view in the Guardian of what standard of behaviour is expected from ‘fuzzy-wuzzies’ is little better.
The sound you have just heard is of one million anti-fascists turning in their graves.
Hat-tip – Ana in the comments.