Ah, Mike, how you misunderstand me!
I'm not denying you the right to live in Wales inside your head whilst
living in Australia (presumably much warmer) in your body.
I just feel, from time to time, that the fantasy land of Wales which you
describe on this list needs to be qualified with a measure of reality. You
are, after all, seeking to mislead other subscribers who don't appreciate
the difference. It is also dishonest to purport to be living in Wales when
you are the other side of the world.
Taking a couple of examples, bilingual road-signing has been commonplace for
over twenty years and Welsh-language television and radio have been around
for a similar length of time. But these are things which don't exist in
Wales-in-Australia so you deny that they happen in the real world. Maybe
what I see as real when I travel to Wales is the fantasy, who can tell.
From what you write, it is clearly approaching twenty-five years since you
were in what we would refer to as the "real" Wales. Many people, and I am
among them, would think that this renders your commentaries on present-day
Wales less valuable.
When this harmless fantasy is allied to a level of hatred which makes me
glad that my Welsh grandmother is no longer of this world lest she be
executed by one of your fellow fanatics for daring to compromise her
Welshness by marrying a Scot and moving to England, it becomes pernicious.
No, Mike, please stay in Australia. What we want here are people who
recognise a bad situation and try to do something about it, not people who
constantly seek to blame those who had no part in engendering the situation.