“This is a different Britain from 1952 but not one detached from then. We are in so many ways a much bigger, brighter and better United Kingdom.
“This is a land where men and women today are equal under the law and where your people are respected, regardless of how they live, how they look or how they love.
“This is a nation of many races, faiths and customs, now beginning to be reflected in Parliament.
“All this progress has occurred during your reign. You have become, to many of us, a kaleidoscope Queen of a kaleidoscope country in a kaleidoscope Commonwealth.”
John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons
I am feeling sad today. I feel angry about the way my lovely country is being changed by short-sighted people who seem to want to trample over centuries of tradition for the sake of the brave new world they are trying to fashion. I find myself asking what was so bad about the old England that it caused people to hate it so much that they felt compelled to pillage and abuse it as they do. Maybe I am just too young and naive to understand why England had to be changed in this way and maybe one day I will understand.
I call England “my country” not because it belongs to me exclusively, but because it is the only place I feel I really belong. Unlike so many others I don’t have another homeland that I can pack my bags and return to if I don’t like what England is becoming. I don’t have the assurance that my foreign homeland will still be waiting for me somewhere, not very much different than when I left it. England made me and it is where my roots go down deep. It is impossible for me to imagine my life without England as our life stories are intimately entwined. I feel for England the love that a son has for his mother and it saddens me that some her sons and daughters seem to have no understanding of what it means to cherish their country.
I don’t recognise the country that John Bercow was describing in his speech. When he talks of “Britain” he is talking primarily about England of course. There is no doubt that England has changed since 1952 and it is probably true to say that according to many definitions it is a ‘brighter’ place with higher living standards than the post-war austerity years. Immigration may have brought variety and colour to our land, though at what price? And this is not meant to be an anti-immigrant rant but the musings of a young man lost in an England that has achingly lost its soul, its pride, its confidence and its sense of destiny.
Is the ‘United Kingdom’ a bigger and better place than it was in 1952? Well, the population is certainly larger, thanks in no small part to the mass immigration “open door” policies of previous governments. Most of that population growth is actually in England, where there is already huge pressure on schools, the NHS and on public transport as well as unemployment. We have good reason to be worried about the quality of life in the next few decades as millions of babies are born to immigrant parents, pushing the population to unsustainable levels and making life virtually intolerable. There will be a need to build new homes all over the English countryside and the competition for scant resources will mean that conflict (including sadly inter-ethnic conflict) and civil disorder will probably be a regular occurrence. The country will be hopelessly divided and is already becoming a kind of pressure cooker where tension is rising amongst divided communities.
Physically the ‘United Kingdom’ is likely to be a smaller place in the near future. There is a strong possibility that Scotland will vote to leave the sinking ship that is the UK. I personally feel that the Scots will ultimately vote to maintain the status quo, despite the posturing. One of the worst possible outcomes is that the British Government offers Scotland a form of ‘devo-max’ where they will basically have all the benefits of independence at the expense of England. That way the British Government can still talk of “Britain” and the “UK” and can still make sure that they keep England anonymous and buried, whilst simultaneously forcing it to foot the bill for Scotland. An independent Scotland would make it almost impossible for politicians to ignore the existence of England and English nationalism.
If Scotland does vote for independence, another possibility is that we would be left with a rump ‘United Kingdom’ although this would be greatly unbalanced and might prompt the Welsh and the peoples of Northern Ireland to re-evaluate their positions in the diminished Union. A rump UK would be a disaster for England because it would enable to ‘British’ experiment to continue in what would basically be England with two tiny countries attached to its fringes. Even if England does eventually become fully independent I don’t expect the Brits to give up their agenda so easily. We need to be wary that England doesn’t become the successor state to the UK and is made to keep a ‘British’ identity rather than an English one.
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Brits try to force the name and image of the ‘United Kingdom’ onto an independent English state and would therefore succeed in eradicating the concept of England forever. The new country would be truly “kaleidoscopic” in that it would be made up of people from many cultures and races (the name ‘England’ would have ‘racist’ overtones and would not be inclusive enough to be appropriate.) It would probably have a new multicoloured flag to symbolise the new multicultural character of this country (though the lie would be told that it had always been a kaleidoscope nation of immigrants, a melting pot etc.) Could this be the ultimate dream of the British Elite, to permanently get rid of England by making the land formerly known as England into a rainbow ‘British’ state?
We need to be clear about one thing; The British Government does not care about England and English identity. Just as the Soviet Government tried to build an artificial multi-national state and did not care for the nationalist sensibilities of its various republics, so the British Government is hell-bent on creating a new kind of country in England with a very different ethos, identity and image. It views Englishness as a competing identity that is diametrically opposed to the aims and objectives of what it is trying to create, much the same as how the Soviets ruthlessly suppressed nationalist sentiment in constituent republics for fear that the whole pack of lies would come crashing down.
Welsh and Scottish nationalism are also threats to the Union, but the British Government realises that it must tread more carefully here. Unlike in England, there is no confusion between Scottish/British identities that can be exploited. The Brit Elite knows that if it tries to forcibly promote ‘Britishness’ in Scotland or Wales or if it tries too hard to oppose Scottish or Welsh patriotism/nationalism, then it could actually drive those nations towards resentment and independence. Instead, the best way to deal with them is to flatter them and to offer generous economic incentives (funded by England) to stay. It tolerates Scottish and Welsh patriotism as long as it ultimately accepts that its best place in the Union.
I don’t agree with John Bercow that ‘Britain’ is a better place now. Maybe it’s better for immigrants can enjoy all the benefits of our country whilst still enjoying all the comforts and trappings of home. It doesn’t feel better for me as an Englishman, as I see the country filling up with people who mostly have radically different ideas of what England is and how England should be than I do. Skin colour isn’t the issue here and I don’t mind a limited measure of ‘diversity’ which can enrich all our lives. However, when ‘diversity’ displaces and destroys real English culture and creates good, obedient, multicultural Brits rather than unequivocal Englishmen and women I feel that it is a threat that should be exposed for what it is.
Multiculturalism is a device that is used to transform our country so much that it will make the idea of a recognisably European England obsolete, and that is the goal of the British Establishment. When I say I oppose multiculturalism I do not mean that I am against the fact that people of other races and cultures live in England. I am talking about the political doctrine which says that England has no native culture or indigenous people of its own, rather that we are a ‘mosaic’ which consists of many different cultures and peoples all of which are equally valid and equally ‘English.’ Such a doctrine is grossly unfair on the English who are no longer allowed to have an ethnic identity to call their own. English identity is devalued and rendered meaningless if anyone and anything can be English, just as the Olympic gold medal would be devalued if all participants in a race were awarded it however badly they performed.
The purpose of multiculturalism is to create millions of new supporters of the British project who are loyal to the Elite because of their patronage and because of the many advantages that minorities enjoy from their hands. It is only natural that ethnic minority groups will act in their own best interests and will do their best (with full support of the state) to grab an even bigger piece of the pie. They are unlikely to do much to will help to preserve the English character of England and are probably less likely to care about its heritage, history and traditions whilst ensuring that those of their own peoples are preserved and celebrated. The British Elite harshly condemns anyone who dares to question the fairness and merits of multiculturalism and scorns any brave soul who speaks up for the rights of the ethnic English (a people whose very existence is denied) and who speaks against the sinister, divisive British agenda.
Listen to the rap song “Ill Manors” by Plan B and you will hear the angry voice of young people in English cities. Our country is not a peaceful, unified place. It is divided and angry with a lot of frustration bubbling just below the surface waiting to erupt. It is a harsh, rude, dog-eat-dog society, especially in urban areas where the effects of mass immigration are most obvious and raw. Perhaps a kaleidoscope is a good analogy for what England has become; it is a surreal place where jagged, multicoloured pieces swirl around aimlessly. It may look superficially pretty to the outsider but there is nothing to unite those pieces and ultimately it serves no useful purpose other than to provide a diversion for a child.
English friends, be aware that much of what has happened in England does not represent progress. Having prosperity and big houses does not matter if our country has lost its way and has had its very soul stripped from it. If we are going to have any hope at all of saving England we need a democratic, positive English nationalism that deals fairly with all the citizens of England but which acknowledges that the English nation has a right to a homeland and the right to take steps to rebuild confidence in its own native culture and identity. The British are stripping us bare while we English dither about in frustration and confusion. “May he grieve forever who flees the fight.”