"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Friday, 5 March 2010

Not The English Way...

... but perhaps we could be more patriotic, more vociferous?  Everything in the following video (nicked from a Kissin' Cousin  - sidebar) applies to our country too yet the only political party I can envisage endorsing this sentiment is the British National Party.  Why are they vilified?  (Rhetorical question - see previous posts).

Turn down the volume if you don't like the Stars and Stripes - but if you do, be warned that you're on the wrong blog.

7 comments:

  1. Interesting. I'm not sure that rabid anti-American sentiment is helpful (though with our current president despising Brits, I suppose, it's reasonable). But here's a thought: it you really want to make a different (and it seems you do, as you posted this), wouldn't it be a better plan to unite with like-minded people in the U.S., Canada (who are launching their own Tea Party), the Netherlands, etc. who are fighting for freedom? Being pissy is one thing, being self-defeatist is another.

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  2. Hi FS, and welcome. I don't know if you read any of our online newspapers but the comments of the 'left' are sometimes appalling at their attitude to America - it's the same in the EU and there's far too much of it. I get tired of reading anti-American, anti-Armed Forces comment. As you say, it's self-defeating but they seem to revel in their spite.

    There was a 'Tea Party' launched last week but it's allied to the Conservative Party rather than being non-aligned so it's not exactly in the spirit of the American original.

    The point of the post was that there already is a Party which runs on similar lines and that's the BNP - yet it's silenced and opposed at every turn instead of being engaged in proper debate. If your American video had been created by the BNP it would have been widely disowned by the politicos and commentators over here and the underlying arguments wouldn't see the light of day.

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  3. Thanks for the kind welcome GV :) No, I've not yet had time to read through your stuff. I caught a few pretty nasty anti-American posts, though, and rather wondered about that. But hey, it's a free country (well, you know, mostly), so whatever floats your boat. My point is only that there are people all over the world fighting for liberty, not just here in the States, and it might do us all well to band together to that end.

    The first thing we did here was to say to hell with the political parties (you have more there than we have here, and frankly, they all seem pretty similar once you get past conservative and labour--just variations of those, no?). Anyway, we (being Tea Party patriots) tend to align more with our conservative party (the GOP), but they've gone off the rails into bigger government and massive spending, too, so we're not really "with" them. I didn't realize that your Tea Party didn't follow suit and stay separate from an established party. Doesn't seem much point if that's the case.

    Although our fringe media (formerly MSM) likes to say we're all right wing, we're not. Many of us are moderates, many are democrats, still more are indies, but yes, many are also conservatives who identify as republican. But not that many. Both parties are losing the public over here, and the "independent" voter is now the majority in most states. Anyway, I'm not sure where I'm going with this (if anywhere) and probably need more coffee. But happy to "meet" you and hope that I can learn some more about what is going with your resistance (and maybe why you are so upset with my country).

    Peace.

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  4. That's an interesting insight, thank you FS.

    I'm not sure if I've misunderstood your 1st para? This blog isn't anti-American! I was referring to some of the comments in our online press (eg The Guardian). It will be a cold day in hell before you find anything anti-A in this little corner.

    I agree with you about the Tea Party angle but the blogosphere in the UK is swelling and becoming more vocal - climategate emails were first revealed by a blogger; we've just had a whip-round to free a chap jailed for 6 months for non-payment of a fine (connected with the anti-smoking ban); Common Purpose is being unmasked and the secretive dealings of the EU are seeing the light of day. The left are ridiculed and despised in this part of the 'blogosphere' so it's a good start to getting the message out.

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  5. That's a relief, must have misread the don't like the Stars and Stripes thing and something else the other night. No worries. I figured if you were anti-American you wouldn't pop in at my place and leave a lovely comment ;)

    Thank God for you guys, that AGW thing was getting insane, and if those emails hadn't been uncovered, no doubt we'd all be suffering massively at the moment. Seems that a lot of Brits still buy that nonsense (okay, I only "know" one, but she's seriously been swilling the AGW koolaid), but it really didn't catch on here with everyone (er, me and my fellow bloggers). That was a path straight to global government, and it still is for many, but without public support . . . they'll just find something else to force it (they've already tried tying AGW to our national security, but it didn't work. heh). At least you all kept your pound, that should help make the path back to your rightful sovereignty smoother.

    Ridicule is good. We do a good deal of that, too, but it's not reserved for the left. Anyone (RINO's or progressives) is up for the same treatment. As they should be. heh

    Here's the link to the Canadian Tea Party info, the blog's Strictly Right (I didn't see it in your rolls, so not sure if you follow): http://www.strictlyright.com/2010/03/04/a-canadian-tea-party/

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  6. Ah - ok, I get it now:
    "Turn down the volume if you don't like the Stars and Stripes - but if you do, be warned that you're on the wrong blog." It was a reference to turning down the volume - perhaps it could have been clearer!

    Thanks for the link to SR - another great grasroots movement. Many here see our main obstacle as membership of the European Union - the UK's hands are effectively tied while we are still part of that. Our problems are pretty much the same as yours but our solution has to be different because of that. It accounts for about 75% of our legislation; is unelected, unaccountable, intrusive, secretive and extremely authoritarian.

    We agree on many things so I'm glad you took the time to come back and re-read the post :-)

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