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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
Now to your point about Britishness. I personally feel the tag of 'Britishness' is a forced term. I am English. Britain and the U.K. are artifical creations where England forced the Scots, Welsh and Irish to be in our union under our control.
Originally posted by stumason
Even this whol issue about immigration is somewhat blown out of proportion. The UK and England especially have always been welcoming of foreign folk, although in much smaller numbers. I do agree that the current rate is unsustainable simply from an infrastructure point of view. Do not forget that a good 70% (if not more) of the population is still "white" and those "nasty" Muslims only make up about 3% maximum
Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
And the problem in particular is... Britishphobia - People who are afraid to be British. Britishphobia is usually present in "Minority" communities that still abide by the law of a book written by men over 2000 years ago. Indeed, those individuals are so brainwashed, they believe that even conversing with someone who is not part of their clang is a sin. They do not believe in British laws and so undermine them while seeking to impose their own. To show their hold on the country, they build places of worship which are ugly and not of western design. This in particular infuriates proud British citizens who are sick of having someone else’s religion PUSHED DOWN THEIR THROATS and then being called a racist for having a sour opinion against it.
Originally posted by Tykonos
People say our Country hass gone to the dogs, where crime infests every street, yet they are happy to forget how much crime went on in years gone by. The organsied criminal gangs during the 50's 60's 70's and 80's are soon forgotten.
Yob culture seems to be another thing to moan about. People forget, yet again that with each decade gone by, it had its fair share of yob culture too, like the Punks in the 80's, the Mods and Rockers in the 60's etc.
People didn't record or report crime like they do now, I remeber growing up in a small ex-mining town in the north of England, where it was common for fights to break out in the local bars and it was a big no no to report it to the police, now people do.
I think people tend to look at our past through rose tinted glasses a bit too much.
Originally posted by stumason
I may get flamed for this, but my personal belief is that non-Whites can be British but it is hard to describe them as English. British is a nationality whereas English is an ethnicity.
Originally posted by Extreme Pilgrim
Don't read the Daily Mail if you cannot separate supposed fact from fiction. They are the mainstay of many people daily reading but unfortunately, the wordage and inaccurate headlines mean that many of its readers are brainwashed to a set mind frame laid down by their editor.