Monday, 1 September 2008
Britishness and The British
Every couple of years Gordon Brown and his cabal of sycophants and lickspittles have another anodyne debate on 'Britishness' - what it is, who should decide etc etc blah blah blah
The only problem is that the versions of Britishness they promulgate are notable only for being modern, multi-cultural versions of britishness - in other words pap and not British in any way.
In Browns view Britishness is a generic thing, a mixture of competing narratives and it does not have a history - it is whatever it is now, not what it was in the past, a version of cultural and historical relativism.
For Brown one can have a Muslim Britishness, a Homosexual Britishness a Satanist Britishness - in fact one can have as many variants of Britishness except one - A BRITISH NATIONALIST BRITISHNESS.
We are supposed to be tolerant to every variation and permutation of Britishness that exists - except one - our British Nationalist version of Britishness.
In multi-cultural Britain all variants of Britishness are to be applauded, respected and regarded as equally valid - except the one variant of Britishness that is the Britishness of the indigenous British people.
That form of Britishness must not be tolerated of course, it must be repressed, surpressed and denied whilst all others worshipped, propagandised and celebrated.
This is also why none of the variants of Britishness promulgated by the multi-culturalists makes any sense - they are constructs of expediency and have no basis in reality.
They are notable only for the fact that they are meaningless, shallow constructs designed to appease simpering liberals and whimpering multi-cultaralists - or as I like to call them ' The Hand Wringing Destroyers' who contaminate and kill everything they touch.
Here below are what are the basics of Britishness - so celebrate them and defend them as British Nationalists - but also note just how many have been damaged, usurped and denied by the Labour government in its quest for an artificial version of Britishness ;
The Indigenous British people of England, Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales.
The Act of Union and a constitutional monarchy.
The British Constitution and the rights and liberties enshrined within it.
Freedom of speech.
A secular state, but a Christian country where religious tolerance means not blowing ourselves and others up in the name of a book.
Christianity and the indigenous religious traditions of the Isles.
British Culture ;
Myths - King Arthur to Robin Hood
The English Language and the indigenous languages of the Isles from Gaelic to Cornish
English Common Law
British History from Boudicca to Carataccus to Churchill
Art - from Turner to Blake
Architecture - from Stonehenge to St.Pauls Cathedral
Food - fish and chips to roast dinner, real ale and whisky
Sport - football, rugby, cricket and sunday league footie
Who we fought against - from the Romans, the Normans to the Germans and the EU.
Movies - The Wicker Man and Clockwork Orange, from James Bond to Norman Wisdom
Books - from Shakespeare to Dickens to Terry Pratchett
TV - From Dads Army to Only Fools and Horses, to Coronation Street and Doctor Who.
All the above are just some of the manifestations of Britishness.
If you have not ever experienced any of the above, and have little respect or regard for them, then you are not British.
You are simply a colonist.
A nation cannot be built, nor can it survive, when society and community are replaced by rampant individualism.
Without a past, we have no future and are merely adrift in the present.
Without roots, nothing can live and bloom.