August 5, 1972

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1972, Ugandan President Idi Amin expelled all 80,000 Asians from his country, with the vast majority being Indians. The politically correct reason given was that Idi Amin wanted to confiscate their property and businesses (since most of the large scale businesses in Uganda were owned and operated by the Indians who had immigrated there during British rule) and keep them for himself or to give to friends and political allies. The real reason it turned out was that Mr. Amin had developed an allergy to Indians and Indian food and curry and saw no reason to allow so many in his country if he couldn’t eat them, especially when he preferred the French, since they are considered the most delicious people in the world.*

* Eight out of ten cannibals prefer the French with special emphasis on the hands and feet. The other 20% prefer in the following order; Italians, Chinese, Indians, Thai, Mexicans, Japanese, English, Greeks, Koreans, and the Lebanese.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
This entry was posted in 20th Century, Historical Facts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.