posted on Jun, 10 2010 @ 12:15 PM
reply to post by blupblup
It's all part of the anti-English nonsense that has been so prevalent for decades now.
Any display of English nationalism has been discouraged in an effort to appease our fellow Brits.
However, they are actively encouraged to revel in their own individual national heritage and pride.
The Scots are quite rightly proud of their own seperate history and culture as are The Welsh and Northern Irish and expressions of it are seen as
But any such expression of Englishness is seen as arrogance or racism.
I remember having an Angelic Upstarts England T-Shirt back in '81 or '82ish.
Most people thought I was weird and couldn't understand why I didn't have a Union Jack t-shirt and why I was so pro-English.
Over the years I have seen The St. George's Cross gradually becoming more and more common place and accepted as awareness of our English heritage
Despite the repeated and concerted efforts of the PC Brigade the stigma of racism has reduced and the obsession with The Union Flag has diminished.
I am English first and foremost and have long got past the feeling that I HAVE to broadcast my pride at all times.
But I should be able to do so whenever I want.
As a quick aside, I am also very proud to be considered British and have pride in the Union Flag which represents The Union.
And I have no problem with the other nationalities expressing pride in their own culture, just please extend me the same courtesy.