Trust me. He's legitimate to make that joke on that topic. But you didn't reply to the question: Who's paying ? And who's getting paid ? That question is important, because a lot of countries which had a colonial empire also have a sizeable population from ex-colonies descent. To make it simple: Are you asking people, including especially people from ex-colonies descent, to pay corrupt governments for stuff they didn't do, and even worse, their ancestors suffered from ?