Wednesday, June 12, 2013
James Kelman: ‘Britain Is A Country’ Fallacy - Britain is not a country, it is the name used by the ruling elite and its structures of authority to describe itself.
James Kelman Writes :
"The only class of people in Britain who can justify validly their claims to Britishness are the ruling elite and their minions. Britishness is their possession"
"Problems arise for State authority when the further stage in the process arrives. This is the attempt to determine the nature of British culture.
In this context ‘British’ soon becomes ‘English’, and ‘Britishness’ ‘Englishness’.
Once we examine ‘Englishness’ we discover only parts; regions and difference; old languages and old cultures; elements of old empires: class and hierarchy, power and subjection.
Britain is not a country, it is the name used by the ruling elite and its structures of authority to describe itself"
Read full article here:
Robert Jones Derfel lecture
"Gwladgarwch y Cymry" "The Patriotism of the Welsh
Mae'r dyn sydd yn casau ac yn esgeuluso ei wlad a'i genedl yn unannhebyg iawn o fod yn caru dyn mewn unrhyw wlad arall.
Os nad yw yn caru'r genedl y mae yn ei hadnabod,pa fodd y gall garu'r rhai sydd yn anadnabyddus iddo.
The man who hates and neglects his land and his nation is unlikely to love the people of any other land.
If he does not love the nation that he knows, how can he love those of which he knows nothing.
Posted by nickglais on 6/12/2013 06:28:00 AM