>From: "Grainne O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: "Grainne O'Connell" <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Celtic people?
>Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 00:45:56 +0800
>Why should anything about England be a fault at all? I know lots of English
>people who are really decent.
> > Why should I be ashamed of being English,
>A very good question. You can also ask why should you have to accept people
>being insulting about England too. That seems to be popular here.
>Is it? From my perspective, I feel strongly about what the English as
>conquerors and now administrators have done to my country. What was once
>cruel and forceful oppression has now become neglect and indifference,
>resulting in Wales being regarded as one of the poorest nations in Europe.
>National education is based on English history, the Welsh language is still
>treated as a second class language in the administration of Wales, an
>English monarchy still continues the colonial tactic of gracing us with an
>English prince of Wales etc. Now, I don't think the raising of these
>grievences against England are "insulting" at all. And it's fine for people
>(usually from the US) to say "just get on with it" and forget about the
>past, but these issues of English colonial rule still apply today. English
>people feeling sensitive about such issues usually resort to the "stop
>English-bashing" defence, whereas the "English-bashing" of Wales has being
>occuring for centuries.
>Hwyl - Mike.
I never ment to forget the past and I never will, the past is what creates
us, but you must remember the difference betwen the idiats in power and the
people themselves. I cannot change the past but I can hepl shape the future.
I live for the day when the UK is split up into the old
kingdoms/Principality, then we can declair war on each other and whipe wach
other out! Role on the Bouder Raiders!!
We have fought the Germans twice last century, and we still have a persence
in that country, it did not stop me giong out and mixing with the locals,
nor did it stop my from having a Geman lass as my middle daughters God
Mother, this was dispite the resistence of the commanding officer of the
regimant who thought it was so discusting that he even tried to get my
husband charged over it.
The Vicer thought it was a good idea and that helped my husbands defence.
I hope I can tell the differnce between the idiots in charge and the normal
people who are just trying to get on with thir lives like you and I are!
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