in the arsehole of diogenes

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The British Prime Minister is concerned

that some Muslim members of the Electorate
do not think of themselves as British
and do not embrace British Values.
He seems to have forgotten that a few hundred thousand
electors in the semi-colony of Northern Ireland, part of the UK,
not only do not think of themselves as British but also, like me,
refuse to vote in the crass elections, and have chosen
Irish nationality, proud that Ireland is the only EU country
not to be in NATO.  Some of them refuse to speak English.

The British Empire was founded on genocide, genocidal slavery,
the expulsion of the poor from Scotland,
invasion of weak states or non-states,
and war with England's nearest neighbours.

The chief British Values are nationalism, racism, xenophobia, vengefulness, sentimentality, snootiness, hypocrisy,
psychopathic secrecy, militarism, greed, educational inequality, snobbery...
and (we are told by the snooty English Prime Minister) tolerance or toleration !

The 'Self-styled "Islamic State"' has a long way to go
before it exceeds the evil and the war-crimes
that the British (including the 'North British'
and Ulster-Scots 'West British') visited upon the world.
The Welsh, speaking no English, went to Patagonia
and saved the natives from Argentinian genocide.


2 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

Ah, yes, of course, those are some of the "chief" values of the British, but there is no one word to describe the amazing British ability (an important value) to sweep all of those values under the carpet with wit, humor, grace, tact, politeness, style, elegance, irony, manners, a sense of "fair" play (there being no real equivalent in other European languages) among equals (of course), an incomparably expressive, versatile language (if hardly euphonious), ever a nation of Shakespeare lovers, poetry, and a good argument delivered with restrained rhetoric and complete self-control. I write this winded comment as someone whose ancestors fled England and Ireland to escape some of these "chief" British values only to jump into the same ones in the fire of the New World.

Jindra Hrdlicka said...

I hear you, Marcus !
I left the 'communist values' in Czechoslovakia only to find the 'communist values light' in my adoptive country, when I became a school teacher.