Monday, June 27, 2016

Let's just quit the pretense.

A nation consists of people with a common racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, historical, and political identity. The left has foisted off on us the notion that a nation is nothing but the sum total of all the people who pass through Grand Central Station over the course of a year.
The Brexit vote has established an idea that Benjamin Netanyahu would find familiar: each ethnic group must act in self-interest. It is no longer the responsibility or burden of the UK to be the world’s immigration destination; instead, English and British people can act toward their own self-interest, which means excluding everyone else.

Just because someone is born in the UK, they are not British. They are occupants, not natives. And now, the natives want their country back. The backlash has begun, against not just the EU, but democracy and its inherent Leftist tendencies and the idea of multiculturalism itself.[1]

For the truth of the proposition that people born in Britain are not British, revisit my earlier post from which I republish this video:

[1] "‘Stop immigration. Start repatriation.’" By Brett Stephens, Amerika, 6/26/16.


Anonymous said...

Just like that Orlando shooter was not American.
He held an American passport.
Big difference there.

- Charlie

Col. B. Bunny said...

We are such morons. When assimilation was expected immigrants yearned to become Americans in every way. Now we consider citizenship as something of a suggestion, if it's not too much to bother to give us your allegiance. We even tolerate dual citizenship and service in foreign armies. First generation citizens are given access to sensitive areas. Even our putative president has allegiance to this country that's iffy at the best if times.

One thing you can be sure about is that we will continue to choose the most naive, unrealistic approach possible when it comes to citizenship. America as nothing more than a Grand Central Station waiting room.

Anonymous said...

She could never be English. She's Indian, it doesn't matter if she was born there or not. Her bloodlines do not go back several thousand years, thus sh'll always be British and not English.

Col. B. Bunny said...

I am fine with that. I don't see how I could go to India or China, take up citizenship (if possible), and believe that my great grandchildren would have the same connection with the nation. Both those foreigners on the TV show an arrogant determination to hold themselves apart. Why should we not see them as the archetype of non-white immigrants? I confess to a fondness for Sikhs who, I read several years back, liked to display the Union Jack on national holidays. The few I've met in the U.S. were very kind and decent.