a reply to: Freeborn
aye well my wee cousin James (wee jimmy ) born in Scotland and lived here until he was like 5
clearly had a Scots accent, then moved to Devon, his father a Devonshire man and his mother a Scot from Grangemouth
he now has a proper Devonshire accent and loves England almost as much I think equally Scotland.
Loves everything British , I simply think its a matter of travelling, when you travel you are less patriotic in that sense because you see these
borders, nations and flags as what they are "imaginary" and get to know the real England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales in the people you meet when you
go there and its not the Establishment or whoever runs the place people go to see is it!
It's those parts that we all collectively dislike about each other, the authoritarian parts we dislike in each other.
The control , the greed , the power !
Ive also never understood why Americans do that ! If you were born somewhere you are that nationality no ifs or buts !
So donald trump is no where near Scottish, just pointing that out hahah , he was for 9 months but after that he wasnt!
I dont like to Identify as British simply because I know that it has a morally ambigious past
and that personally that I chose not to because its associated with a lot of suffering throughout the world and throughout time. It is also associated
with many practices that I find the complete opposite of my own values!
but I also understand that what I cant change I just have to accept , and whilst the British empire has done a lot of harm , it has certainly done a
lot of good also!
but according to my family members who are older , the British Empire died the day of the somme
and we are only the British Isles in name and not empire and we are a un-united kingdom
and that our own sovereignty is important as our own cultural identity can help define who we are , and we need to be able to love our selves first
before we can love others or so they say!
Although our greatest strength is Unity , we have to reconcile with ourselves first !
but its hard to reconcile everything in the UK when the system we are supporting doesnt work, maybe we break it down and build it back up better ?
ANyway when Have you ever heard anyone say Oh I really dislike those americans, but I totally love their government system, Oh those chinese are real
scum bags, but their government are perfect, or Oh hey those North Koreans are really dumb, but their government are brilliant.
Its not the people we grow to hate, its the establishments that run those "imaginary" countries and imaginary borders
that we grow to detest ! its the foreign policies we learn to hate !
Anyway Im still with ye if you want to run for government hahahaha