>At 10:55 PM 12/4/98 +1100, mike brown wrote:
>>Culture?...England? There's more culture in a carton of yoghurt.
> Shakespeare, Hogarth, Wren, Purcell, Marlowe, Fielding, George Eliot,
>Constable, Turner, Pater, Dickens, Herbert, Donne, Tennyson, Elgar, Byron,
>Keats, Shelley, D.H. Lawrence, Thackeray, Austen, Bronte, Johnson, Pope --
>any of these names ring a bell? Stop bothering the sheep and start
Every group of people on this planet has culture...without culture there
would be no language, literature, art, drama, history, politics, education,
Be aware that this is what many had to say about the Scottish
Highlanders, Irish, Welsh, Manx, and all the other Celtic peoples at one
time or another. Thus the justification for the near annihilation of their
"culture" because in the eyes of the conquers these people were
culture-less. That wasn't a good attitude then and it certainly is not a
good attitude to have NOW in the reverse.
England has a very rich culture...some of which is influenced by the
Celtic peoples that lived there first...I bring to mind the tale of King
Arthur. There is no doubt that this is an inherent part of English culture
as well as many other things of Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norse, Norman, and the
many other ethnic groups that come together to make up the English.
Something to think about,