Sorry in advance for the messy post, it was from an e-mail that was being circulated lately. Apparently from an atricle in a British newspaper.
I find that it is relevant to the discussion and i'm not going to read all the T&C's for posting rules etc etc (yes, freedom of speech in certain
forms is prohibited on ATS
So anyways, here we go...
>>Story in a National Newspaper
>>Will we still be the Country of choice and still be Gt Britain if
>>we continue to make the changes forced on us by the people from
>>other countries that came to live in Britain because it is the
>>Country of Choice??????
>>Think about it . .
>>All I have to say is, when will they do something about MY RIGHTS?
>>I celebrate Christmas, but because it isn't celebrated by everyone,
>>we can no longer say Merry Christmas. Now it has to be Season's
>>Greetings. It's not Christmas holiday, it's Winter Break. Isn't it
>>amazing how this winter break ALWAYS occurs over the Christmas
>>holiday? We've gone so far the other way, bent over backwards to
>>not offend anyone, that I am now being offended. But it seems that
>>no one has a problem with that.
>>This says it all!
>>This is an editorial written by an
>>British citizen, published in a
>>National newspaper He did quite a job; didn't he? Read on, please!
>>NOT BRITS MUST ADAPT.
>>I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we
>>are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist
>>attacks on the 7th of the 7th we have experienced a surge
>>in patriotism by the majority
>>of Brits. However, the disgust about the attacks had
>>barely settled when the "politically correct! " crowd began
that our patriotism was offending others.
>>I am not against immigration, nor do I hold a grudge against anyone
>>who is seeking a better life by coming to Britain, Our population
>>is almost entirely made up of descendants of immigrants. (The
>>Danes, Romans ect.) However, there
>>are a few things that those
>>who have recently come to
>>our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.
>>This idea of the Brits being a
>>has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national
>>identity. As Britain's we
>>have our own culture, our
>>own society, our own language and our own lifestyle. This culture
>>has been developed over centuries of struggles, trials, and
>>victories by millions of men and women who
have sought freedom.
>>We speak ENGLISH, not Indian, Urdu, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese,
>>Russian, or any other language
>>Therefore, if you wish to become part
>>of our society, learn the language!
>>"Land of Hope & Glory" is our motto. This is not some Christian,
>>right wing, political slogan We adopted this motto because
>>Christian men and women,
>>on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly
>>It is certainly appropriate to display it
>>on the walls of our schools. If God
>>offends you, then I suggest you
>>consider another part of the world as
>>your new home, because God is part
>>of our culture.
>>If the 'Union Jack' flag offends you, or
>>you don't like our QUEEN, then
>>should seriously consider a move
>>to another part of this planet. We
>>are happy with our culture and have
>>no desire to change, and we really
>>don't care how you did things where
>>you came from. This is
>>our land, and our lifestyle. Our Laws give every citizen the
>>right to express his opinion and we
>>will allow you every opportunity to do so!
>>But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about our
>>our lifestyle our government, or our
>>way of life, I highly encourage you
>>take advantage of one other great BRITISH freedom,
>>THE RIGHT TO LEAVE.
I found this to be a very thought provoking e-mail, and i'm glad someone decided to publish this article, as it tells it like it is
[edit on 2-2-2006 by Snoopdopey]