Talk to Miss Marple about village life and she’d say it’s nowhere near as idyllic as portrayed by artists and town planners.
Nevertheless, Laura Towler has a point when she mentions that an Italian, Jamaican, African, American has that place to return to if he doesn’t like it overseas. They have a homeland to return to.
On the other hand, much is made of the American Indian and where he can go if he doesn’t like it – he’s in his native land. Well, the same argument applies to the English, Scots, Irish, Welsh – where can they return to? Africa? Paraguay? This is their homeland, it’s not somewhere overseas.
And those pouring in, straight to benefits – this is not their land in the least unless they assimilate. But certain groups have not the least intention of doing that.
Of course life was far from idyllic in olde England but it was still your people around you, stretching back through the generations. Yet people like the Z Man take the DemRat line that it was never idyllic, there never was an American culture, America was never great, which was bollox in WW1 and WW2.
The structure the Founders created was an explicit acknowledgement of it. The regional difference in the colonies at the time of the founding were not superficial. Those regional differences are still with us today, despite the migrant wave unleashed on many parts by the ruling class. America was always a house with many mansions.
Therefore, to speak of national character, other than in the most general terms, is to misunderstand the country and its people. More important, this concept of the national character is one dreamed up by the Right long ago to adjust to the triumph of Norther Progressives over the rest of the nations.
Bollox. Yes the Founding Fathers recognised state differences, yes, Them used nationhood shamelessly but the culture which grew across the land was American as well as Virginian and Oregonian – state and city characteristics of course existed, also north v south but there was also a growing Americanism.
My use of the word bollox is reaction to the suggestion there was NO nation whatsoever. Same applies here – of course there was English and then British which people identified with.
He goes on:
That’s the thing conservatives have never grasped. For as long as anyone today has been alive there has been a ruling class. They may not have official titles and a formal role in government, but there are people in charge. Like every ruling class, their primary interest is in remaining in charge.
No one has railed against the ruling class more than your humble blogger for 16 years but that does not negate there having been an English culture and then a British culture which so many identified with. Dad’s Army was hugely popular, the colonies certainly saw British culture in full force.
Buchan, one of the rulers himself, wrote, in The Thirty-Nine Steps in 1915:
Away behind all the Governments and the armies there was a big subterranean movement going on, engineered by very dangerous people. He had come on it by accident; it fascinated him; he went further, and then he got caught. I gathered that most of the people in it were the sort of educated anarchists that make revolutions, but that beside them there were financiers who were playing for money.
On the cynical Them, versus the soldiers who actually fought for the nation and way of life:
“Yes and no,” he said. “They won up to a point, but they struck a bigger thing than money, a thing that couldn’t be bought, the old elemental fighting instincts of man. If you’re going to be killed you invent some kind of flag and country to fight for, and if you survive you get to love the thing. Those foolish devils of soldiers have found something they care for, and that has upset the pretty plan laid in Berlin and Vienna.
No one’s disputing that the ruling class, the globalists, have zero concept of nation behind their words and deeds, which delegitimises sending anyone to fight Them’s wars but conservatives with a small c most certainly have a concept of nation, family and in most cases in past years – God.
What an insult to equate us with the ruling globalists. Tell that to Jim Jordan or Matt Gaetz, to Gretchen Smith. Of those three, only Jim Jordan is northern by the way, from Ohio.
And what we see as clear as day is that the global left owns govts and they are abetting a mass invasion of each nation of the west via the quisling ruling Uniparty in each land and what’s more, the citizenry is aiding and abetting it.
Amfortas sends this, which adds another perspective:
The threat is there all right and it’s a three-pronged war – Them, the death cult they’ve ushered in … and then us. To try to argue that it’s simply blue versus red is disingenuous.
To make it abundantly clear – the global left uniparty political class is one of the two major enemies, the other being the death cult itself. It’s a three-sided war, not a two-sided.