"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."

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

It's A Funny Old World

You look at Wayne Rooney, just taken off the field, and listen to the supporters.  You hear the chants, the music, the Anthem that can't be drowned out by the vuvuzelas and you wonder... what is it about the English that we support anything which wears our flag or bears our name?

While you're thinking about it I'll suggest it's because we're proud, insular, nationalistic and unconquerable.

This isn't some modern day phenomenom - it's innate.  They're not bad traits, they're survivalist traits.  It's what we are; anyone trying to change our psyche is on to a loser because we'll just sway the opposite way - that's what we do.

Some people say that the English are fat, lazy and uneducated but who cares what others think of us?  It's mostly media hype and government endorsement that makes us see ourselves this way.

Thirteen years of conditioning has made us accept things we wouldn't have accepted before and that's the sad part.  I loathe the Labour Party and their social engineering and  I distrust the Conservatives for their Res Publica nudging and LibDem coalition.

It's what the English are - leave us alone to live our own lives and we'll leave you alone.  No oppressive government, not even a Coalition, will win against the people and that's a fact.

The English Football Team may be a waste of space but they're a product of our time. 1-0 - what an abject result.


  1. Steady on Bugger!

    The lads played well. You have to give them that.

    And the team that scores the most goals, wins.


  2. "And the team that scores the most goals, wins."

    Something Scotland could do with reminding of next time they take on the mighty Faeroe Isles.

  3. I still can't believe it was only 1-0 but at least we're through to the next stage and the rugby and cricket teams are doing well.


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