Wednesday, 23 April 2008

A Note for St George´s Day

St George was not English nor even British, but somehow he came to be adopted as the English patron saint.

Be that as it may, English national identity is on the rise. More and more Englishmen (Saeson/Sassenach) are affirming their English identity and discarding their British. The flag of St George is beginning to be seen in the streets and draped from the windows of houses in England at times of English national fervour. Nascent parties are emerging in England - EIP,EDP etc.- which recognise that Btitain is unravelling, and the illusion of Britishness is increasingly exposed.

The peoples of the British Isles belong to separate national groupings and it was always so. British identity was a veneer which served its purposes leading to Britain becoming a world power (but yet a colonialist power). The times have changed and now the time comes to move on and face reality in the 21st Century. The glory days of Britain are over, Mr Blair!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

er, so are the glory days of Mr Blair.

alanindyfed said...

Er, that was deliberate, Ordo.

Mr Blair said that at the time of winning his first term.

That is why I quoted it.

Anonymous said...

alan said....

St George was not English nor even British, but somehow he came to be adopted as the English patron saint.

St. David..........Welsh.
St. George.........Anatolian.
St. Andrew.........Gallilean.
St. Patrick........British.
St? Alan...........English.

We British/Welsh are not too fussy.

We'll adopt anyone.

alanindyfed said...

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Anonymous said...

Please don't deny your English birth.

Just say it out loud:

"I'm English and I'm proud."

alanindyfed said...

Will you pack it in, before I set my dragon on you!
Myn diawl i

Anonymous said...

If you set your dragon on me, I'll just have to call up St. George.

He has a way of dealing with troublesome dragons.

Your dragon won't look very well with a lance in his gizzard.

alanindyfed said...

Now now, don´t get nasty.
It´s the time for all good Cymry to unite, in remembrance of Llywelyn, Glyndwr and countless other patriots.