‘Rooted In Colonialism And Racism’ – National Museum Cancels Steam Trains

In the latest effort from British institutions to cancel British history, National Museum Wales has declared that the use of steam trains is “rooted in colonialism and racism”.

National Museum Wales owns a scale replica of Richard Trevithick’s steam-powered locomotive, which debuted in 1804 when it replaced a team of horses. It pulled a train nearly ten miles along the tramway of the Penydarren Ironworks — a groundbreaking achievement widely perceived to be “ahead of its time”.

However, the Welsh government-sponsored NMW has now pledged to “explore how the slave trade linked and fed into the development of the steam and railway infrastructure in Wales” as they conduct a woke audit of their collection — which could lead to the placement of a disclaimer next to their engine replica dubiously connecting it to the slave trade.

NMW has admitted they can’t prove “direct links between the Trevithick locomotive and the slave trade”, they insist that the locomotive is still complicit as “links to slavery are woven into the warp and weft of Welsh society”.

“Trade and colonial exploitation were embedded in Wales’ economy and society and were fundamental to Wales’ development as an industrialised nation”, the museum alleged in an official statement.

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