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Originally posted by YouSir
reply to post by Haydn_17
And we would care, why? Look, I can trace my ancestory to the Stewerts, the Jameses and the Tudors, beyond that and the odd blood disease it has no real bearing on my life. Yep, I have the blood of kings and queens flowing through my veins, and what of it? I have no alliegence to it other than a rather small bubble of pride occaisionly and only when I'm feeling particularly arrogant. Much as I would like to visit, primarily Scottland. I'm sure I wouldn't feel any real connection, even standing on the tombs of my forebears................but then again, who knows.
Beyond that I have no real curiousity about your history, your country, your culture. The United Kingdom is like a musty old dream to me, a has been place, ephemeral, lacking any solidity. It's like you've faded and gone into the west,along with the elvish. No mystery there, now is there. Best to leave that part of me historical, of myth and meloncholy.
Too easy, too blatent, too contrived, I DO feel the hand of mystery tugging at my coat. The essence of my spirit walks the moor, the mist owns breath and like a shivered exhalation washes the connection to place to familial ties.
Thank you, we are not so disperate, you and I. If you have roots drinking deep, of lineage and blood, then you have much more than I could ever claim. Your history stayed, mine fled, there across the pond, across the face of time itself, untill I think and speak in differences. Is there envy there? No not envy, only blood coursing from root to branch. In geneology, I wear the face of aristocracy and regain the conductivity of connection.
Originally posted by Invader675
You missed the bit where England made America, the founding fathers were British. So technically America is really really really old religious cast away English .
Originally posted by Haydn_17
Im fed up with quite a few americans not knowing anything about us, i know Texas is a state, why dont you realise Wales, scotland and northern island is part of Britian?
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Namaste1001
I foten see is at the other way around. Whenever anyone from Wales, NI or Scotland does well, it's always "Scottish/Welsh/Irish".. But whenever they do bad, it's British. Conversely, when an Englishmen does well, he is British but when he does badly, he is English....
Apparently, being English is soemething to be ashamed of. We're onyl aloud to get ourflags out during the football, dare to do it at any other time and your a "racist" or a thug.
But, you can fly the Welsh Dragon or Cross of St Andrew wherever you please and you're just "being proud of your culture"....
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Gordi The Drummer
Don't take my "Scots bashing" as a sign of aggression, I have nothing against you chaps provided that we don't continue the merry dance of Alec Salmond's lies!
I've actually got Scottish family who live in Aberdeen who are, shall we say, under the influence of the SNP and it's propoganda, so as you can imagine Christmas's and family get togethers can be quite heated!