Anglo-Canadians and Trudeau

The Canadian media report that Justin Trudeau seems to be doing his best to further alienate and isolate Anglo-Canadians. He’s been busy like all Western ”leaders” going through the motions of virtue-signalling, joining in the kowtowing at the PC altar.

The event which Trudeau attended was to call attention to allegations of ‘racism’ and to commemorate the death of George Floyd. But with all the concern over racial injustice and discrimination, there seems to be no consideration afforded to the Anglo-Saxon Canadians, who are of course very much part of the Old Stock founders of Canada, those who settled the area which became Canada. Surely the people who were responsible for clearing the wilderness and making the place habitable should be given some credit, and treated with the respect due to those who made the country and its culture. Instead, they are being pushed aside in the name of  ‘diversity and inclusion’, as always, but it seems the Anglophone Canadians are being “included out.” What exactly are their plans for the old-stock Canadians?

In this country,  the old-stock Americans, descendants of those who colonized and made America a livable place, are likewise treated as disposable, and slated for replacement and absorption into the polyglot Babel being shaped right now in the wake of all the turmoil.

The issue, of course, is ‘racism’, and Trudeau and his fellow world ”leaders” want  it known that there are good and evil sides in this scenario, and of course the evil side is embodied in the European-descended people, in Canada as in the U.S. and all of former Christendom. So our ”leaders” have made it clear.

The article quotes many protesters who came to this event and their grievances but who will give a thought to the very real grievances of the Anglophone Canadians? The very flawed leftist idea of ‘racial justice’ is at the core of the attitude of the ‘leaders’ of the Anglosphere countries; it seems to be about punishing the successful and promoting what the leaders call ‘protected groups‘ to the place of honor. That’s more vengeful than just; it speaks of envy and resentment, not ‘fairness’  or equality. Casting a people aside as if they had outlived their ‘usefulness’ is all too typical of the left’s cynicism.

 

 

 

 

The phalanx

I’ve just been reading a blog thread about the UK, in which the subject was the ‘exploitation’ (what an understatement) of young people, mostly girls, by so-called ‘grooming gangs.’ The commenters are mostly American, with a few British commenters.

Sorry I can’t quote anyone there; the comments on that blog are under copyright and can’t be quoted or reproduced. I’ll just give the gist of what was said where I need to.

On every thread about the dire events in the UK, there are comments that disparage the British/English for being weak or cowardly or ineffectual. I still say this is more than a little hypocritical, because things of the same nature happen here in our country, though little publicized by the media. And what have we done to deal with this problem? Nothing much that I’m aware of. However, in Texas some years ago (10 or so years ago?) a man in a small South Texas town found his young child being, let’s say, harmed by one of our ‘guest workers’. In saving his child he beat the attacker badly with the result that the attacker died. Now, as this happened in Texas, the grand jury did not indict the man who saved his child. Which is just as it should be. Who wouldn’t do whatever is necessary to save their little child, or anyone’s little child?

Americans in discussing events like that in the UK (involving teens rather than small children usually) condemn British men for doing nothing — but actually some fathers tried to rescue their children, or sought police help — and were themselves arrested and charged. Why do so few Americans know this? It’s been reported. People seem unaware of the sad realities in other countries.

Would the men in South Texas be just as ready to use force in protecting their families if they knew they would be arrested while the perpetrator walks free?
I surely hope they would, but after years of such conditioning to train people into passivity and fear of the consequences people might be less bold — I hope not, but it would be possible. Who ever thought Europeans would be so meek and passive while these things go on openly? It’s much the same or worse in continental Europe, than in the UK, as attackers in parts of Europe have harmed children and walked free thanks to judges to don’t know what justice means, or don’t care to implement it.

We hear less derision and criticism of the Europeans, who are even more passive, than we hear of the British in the face of this kind of thing. Why?

Maybe this whole situation is being allowed, knowingly, purposely; what else can one think when the ‘law’ does not enforce the justice system that supposedly exists?

Why are Americans so often eager to rip the English/British as weaklings?
Is there really such a rivalry between the UK and our country thanks to the fools here who are still fighting King George III?

The English are not our enemy.

And on the thread there was one person insisting that there is some kind of English/Norman ”elite” plot against everybody; ‘they’ are really the ones to blame. This illustrates exactly why I write about the whole Norman thing, what with Normans and English always accused of being arch-villains. Enough of that.
Just as I always say about the supposed ”WASP elites” who are in on some big conspiracy, who are they? Name names. Who? Where is the evidence? Nobody has any to offer, they just make these big sweeping assertions.

Then predictably someone pops up to repeat that canard that there is no Anglo majority in America. We’re really Scots-Irish and German. We? Who exactly is we?
No one ever counters these silly rumors by saying ”prove it!”

There is no proof of those assertions. Period. Full stop. End of.

There is no proof. Just empty statements by people who probably don’t know their own ancestry except by family myths and legends.

Show us the DNA and the statistics. But they won’t. They just keep on with their unsupported claims.

(Could I respond on the blog thread in question? Doubtful; my comments on blogger blogs never get published, ever, for some reason.)

The self-promoting stories are the weapon of people who resent Anglo-Saxons and want to usurp the primal place in American history. Well, it’s all becoming moot now because our country will be so multicultural that it won’t matter. Either there will be no majority or there will be a Hispanic majority. We will all be demoted out of our own history.

If I sound as though I’m fed up with this, it’s because I am. I’d rather this blog were more light-hearted and nice, but we live in an age in which dire things are happening around us and being pollyannas gets us nowhere. Niceness is not goodness. Sometimes it’s just a way of avoiding unpleasant realities. I’m not an aggressive person, and prefer to get along with all, if possible but on the other hand in my lineage people do not sit back and watch bad things happen; speaking the truth is always in order, not silence when lies are so rampant. Lies have to be countered. What was it Solzhenitsyn said — ”Live not by lies”?

I really don’t know how or when this renewed hostility towards our English cousins started, or why. It didn’t exist when I was a child. We knew England was our “mother country” and that the English were our cousins, sharing our language, history, customs, and even our faith back then. Now the world has changed and there’s more division in this age of ”globalism” than ever.

And this did not happen by accident.

From an old book I found, printed in the 19th century, there is a little parable, in the form of a poem about unity. It tells about a herd of oxen, who are fighting amongst themselves. Then they are attacked by a pack of wolves, and suddenly they stop fighting one another and defend themselves.

“‘Twas just in time! for scarcely were they marshall’d back to back,
When down upon the herd already bursts the rav’ning pack:
But all in vain the Wolves assail; for everywhere they meet
A phalanx of opposing horns, their onset fierce to greet
[…]
The few remaining take to flight, nor dare th’ assault again.

So should confed’rate States and Peoples hush all inward strife,
When from without a foreign foe assails the Nation’s life;
All discords then out-trodden — ’tis by Unity alone
The Free shall save their Freedom, and the Brave preserve their own.”

We need to form a phalanx, and stop the petty jockeying for primacy or pride of place. We need to attain some kind of solidarity with our kindred folk — there is nothing wrong with that, nor should we allow anyone to try to make it a crime or some kind of social offense. And we need to show solidarity with our cousins wherever they are — especially the Anglosphere and our European kin. But the English and the Anglosphere first as being most closely connected with us.

Canada, the UK, New Zealand, SA, Ulster — and from there to all our kin. We are all in the same boat.

The people who foment division on the basis of European ethnicities or age groups, generations, regions, whatever, are troublemakers. On the internet they may be shills who are not at all who they pretend to be, merely there to cause dissension. And they are succeeding at it, much to our detriment. It’s been documented fact that the powers that be openly admit to using operatives to disrupt internet discussions and to plant disinformation.

Well-meaning people who are on our side will not be dividing us.

Brexit and other matters of interest

It’s become very difficult to follow just what is happening with Brexit. Things seem to change from day to day. As of now the elusive exit is supposed to happen on January 31.

John Derbyshire writes about Brexit, Trump, and the ‘two Anglo-Saxon cousin’ nations, that is, the U.S. and the UK, experiencing parallel political crises, and offers his thoughts about the situation. Both our nation and our cousins in the UK voted for change, and it seems that our systems have not worked to achieve the changes we voted for.

As so many people in this country have been saying, we can’t ”vote out way out” of the present predicament. The trouble is, what is the alternative, then? That’s the question. John Derbyshire goes into some detail in explaining the situation in the UK. It’s worth reading.

I like that Derbyshire refers to our nations, the USA and the UK as ‘Anglo-Saxon cousin nations.’ That’s what we are, despite the fact that some Americans don’t like the English or the British, and vice-versa. We are kin; there was a time when we all knew that, and that fact should be acknowledged. It’s odd that the ‘system’ would have us regard people who are very distant from us as our brothers while we downplay our kinship to the Anglosphere peoples.

Also The Thinking WASP blog has a piece about Guy Fawkes Night, which has just passed, and about the relevance for today. The post concludes with this:

“Remember your history. Savor and celebrate your way of life.”

I second that. I’m very much in favor of doing just that.

The (once) Special Relationship

Pat Buchanan has a column this week which asks whether America and Britain are growing apart. I recommend you read it; he asks a legitimate question. Current news reports tell us how the UK Ambassador (now ex-Ambassador) Kim Darroch has been feuding with President Trump, calling him ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘unpredictable’, among other things. This is all to be expected as the left universally loathes Donald Trump, on both sides of the Atlantic.

However there has always, probably since colonial times, been distrust and dislike between Americans and our British kinsmen. It does seem to be worsening in recent years, at least judging by Americans’ comments on blogs and social media. The most popular criticism of the English/British is that ‘they don’t have the right to bear arms; they’re weak.’ Or, these knee-jerk Anglophobes jeer at ‘undemocratic’ Britain, with its class system, however weakened it is. This kind of American takes pride in saying that ‘we [Americans] don’t bow down to kings’. Oftentimes it’s said that ”we fought a war to keep royalty out of our country, to get rid of kings.’

Judging by the words of the Declaration of Independence, our forefathers clearly objected to George III:

“The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”

Nevertheless, our country never expressly repudiated the idea of a monarchy, though some uninformed Americans repeatedly say that.

Certain Americans (I won’t say all) seem to feel superior to the British people in the sense that our political system is better and more ‘enlightened’ — we are ‘freer’ supposedly. But it seems we are all in the same boat.

In the above-referenced Pat Buchanan piece, he concludes that Britain is our most natural ally, though we are currently at odds. This attitude used to be the most commonly-held one in the U.S, at least until the mid-19th century wave of immigration. That influx brought a great many immigrants who either had no ties to England (or Britain) or who held animosity towards the English because of historical grievances. I wonder if we could trace a direct line between the anti-English feeling of later immigrants to today’s resentments on the part of some Americans?

Reading many internet comments and blog pieces, I often come across denunciations of English/British people (past and present), as well as the British government and the Royals. There are those who hold an everlasting grudge against the Puritans who arrived in the 1630s and their descendants, the ‘New England Yankees’ and the favored whipping-boys, the ‘WASP elites’. Some people are still under the misapprehension that those ‘WASP elites’ still run this country. Nothing can convince them otherwise.

All in all, it’s getting harder for Americans of English descent to feel appropriate pride in our ancestors. Hardly anyone seems to want to claim their English (or British) heredity, having internalized the scathing criticism of the English-descended American.

I won’t attempt to speak for the English, but it’s my impression that their heritage (which is in part the same as ours) is under constant attack, and their ancestors are decried as perpetual villains. Why? Because of their successes and their strengths. This is upside-down, but then so is our world now.

Despite the fact that apparently, most Americans have no significant English (or British) roots — at least, by their account — they still must face the fact that much of our culture — our folkways, our children’s games, our proverbs and sayings, our folklore, and even many of our idioms come from our English heritage. That’s not insignificant.


Ulster and Dixie

Every year on this day, July 12th, the people of Ulster — or at least the Unionists, celebrate the Battle of the Boyne, which was a victory for King William of Orange, and a defeat for King James II.

“The Battle marked a turning point in Protestant history in the country. Over the years the day has also been marked by sectarian violence between pro-Unionist groups and pro-Republican forces.[…]

Why is there often trouble surrounding Orange Day?

Ulster’s population is split roughly in half between those from the Protestant and Catholic communities.

For Orangemen, this almost a sacred day has been associated with violent scenes almost since the beginning. Starting before the Twelfth, the Orange Order and other Ulster loyalist marching bands hold large parades along routes decorated with British flags. Huge bonfires are lit. Many Protestants argue the marches are a cultural event.”

This history is not taught much in American schools, so the many Americans of Ulster ancestry are often not conversant with it. It should be better-known so that people here in the States might understand the history of the conflicts there through the centuries. Most Americans have simply heard that it’s Irishman-against-Irishman, with the only differences being over religious doctrine. That isn’t strictly true, because the conflict, though having a religious component, is more about ethnic and historical differences. Put most simply, the ‘Celtic’ Irish see the Ulster Protestants as interlopers, being descendants of those who came to Ireland as part of the Ulster Plantation, which placed Protestants from Scotland and the border counties of England in Ireland as colonists.

Many people in the Southern states claim mostly Ulster ancestry, or at least partially, and it is good to see that there is increasing awareness about the South’s links to Ulster. As I’ve tried to demonstrate on this blog, the Ulster folk were not all Scots, nor were they mainly Irish as we understand Irish; they were in many cases English, that is, of Anglo-Saxon descent, though few Americans seem to know this.

It seems as though there is an increasing awareness of these roots on the part of many people from Dixie, and it’s gratifying to see this. At the Ulster Awake blog, there’s a nice piece about the bond between Southron Americans of Ulster descent and the Ulster folk. It’s encouraging to see the photos of the murals and other tributes to their common roots.

It’s good to see that the Confederate Battle Flag is being displayed there by some Ulster folk as a mark of their solidarity with their Southron cousins, and I hope they continue to stand up against the propaganda onslaught, which apparently is taking place on that side of the Atlantic as well as on the American side.

Solidarity amongst all the Anglosphere peoples is a good thing; I hope it increases, but in order for that to happen, more of us have to become aware of our roots and our commonalities.