Date: 04-Oct-06 16:19
are you bitter about something......wouldn't be somebody or something English would it?
How cruel! How old are you, 15 perhaps?
Before you jump on me just because I was born in England
Are you paranoid perhaps? persecution problem?
, can I assure you that my family have strong and recent Irish and Scottish roots and have little to thank the people from this part of our island in times gone by.
Good for you - genetic diversity is good.
However, whatever it is that has so irritated you about the 'English', you will have to spread your anger to Scottish, Irish and Welsh people because they are just as blameworthy for many of the incidents you highlight. Parliament and the monarchy were based in England but power and influence was not an 'English' monopoly during the period you allude to.
Examples as they relate to my country please?
'British' people from the past are responsible for the ills you use to illustrate your anger, not the English per se.
I think you mistook something else like passion for anger, but I certainly am angry now because of your rude post.
As for the other elements of that last sentence I completely agree.
You'll never understand Americans, Australians, Canadians or others of post-colonial nations because of the 'alienation of vision and the crisis in self-image which this displacement produces' (The Empire Writes Back, Ashcroft, Griffiths, Tiffin). I'm probably more English than you are but you wouldn't possibly know what I mean by that because of your position in the cultural hegemony. Whatever I feel about England doesn't change the fact that British Imperialism and the Social Ideology of the time caused a lot of pain and suffering around the world and at whatever point 'The British' turned into 'Australians' there was a very big mess to clean up.
"sapientia aedificavit sibi domum excidit columnas septem"
Sorry, I don't speak latin though I have nothing against it. Really!