English nationalists on the warpath

Action Against Anglophobia is a filthy, narrow-minded website if ever I saw one.

"The sooner that England gets shot of those greedy whining celtic parasites the better,and as for us English being a mongrel people,well we mongrels came and took the land and made it our own and the fuckwitted inbred celts were too weak and stupid to stop us.Im proud to not be a celt," says Andy, a typical contributor.

It's yet another murky corner of the internet where those who are of the same intolerant and foul-mouthed ilk can gather to hurl primitive abuse at whatever they are against.

In this case, it's perceived Anglophobia.

I am no fan of nationalism, and sites like this make the debate about the crisis of identity within the UK ever more urgent.

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posted by Blamerbell @ 1:22 pm,

16 Comments:

At 8:53 pm, Anonymous chris doidge said...

"I am no fan of nationalism"

- with the exception of Welsh presumably?

 
At 10:01 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

Not necessarily. Although I do feel the judging of Welsh male voice choirs in nineteenth century English choral competitions was an absolute travesty. One based on an inbuilt racial inferiority at that.

 
At 3:55 am, Blogger Toque said...

Interesting, I hadn't seen that before. It looks as though the English are finally living up to billing and creating websites to match some of the foul anti-English diatribe that spews forth from Scottish and Welsh nationalist websites.

Tom Nairn (After Britain):

Blair's Project makes it likely that England will return on the street corner, rather than via a maternity room with appropriate care and facilities. Croaking tabloids, saloon-bar resentment and back-bench populism are likely to attend the birth and have their say.

Written in 2000, and it wasn't just Tom Nairn who warned of this. I won't be associating myself with AAA because it goes a little too far for my liking, but I must admit that I am pleased to see the English fighting their corner - the tipping point can't be far off. Next stop an English parliament, a constitutionally fair Britain, and an end to all this pointless rancour.

 
At 8:42 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I am no fan of nationalism, and sites like this make the debate about the crisis of identity within the UK ever more urgent"


Why can't you people be honest? i.e. type "I am no fan of ENGLISH nationalism" Which in turn translates to "I can't stand assertive English folk"
Seriously, you lot are like overgrown infants.
YOU and the jocks wanted your own big show on the world stage and now you've got what you wanted you're STILL whining and fucking going on. Nobody cares boyo.
Oh isnt it a shame that the English are finally sticking it up all those bastards who have happily gloated about how England doesnt have a culture, isnt really a country blah blah blah Yaaaaaawn.
Get used to it boyo isnt it ha! ha!

 
At 1:00 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

"Next stop an English parliament, a constitutionally fair Britain, and an end to all this pointless rancour."

I don't know what you mean by a 'constitutionally fair Britain' - that would involve the abdication of the monarchy, surely?

But I agree that England does need its own parliament and a secure sense of national identity. If only to stop people like our anonymous friend becoming even more entrenched in their bigotry.

 
At 6:50 pm, Anonymous seren said...

Didn't take long for English defensiveness to curdle into racist abuse and a majestic paranoia, did it?
One thing I'd question is where are the Welsh and Scottish sites spewing out anti-English diatribes? I can't find any in Wales yet there are swathes of bandwidth taken up with English complaints about the Scottish Raj and getting rid of the Welsh.
To be honest, given the undemocratic set-up within the disUnited Kingdom I'm surprised there aren't anti-English websites. It's perhaps a sign of a more political maturity here in Wales.

 
At 10:14 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you go the associated website for this message board: AAA, you will find it's more a rebuke against English-bashing commonly in sports rather than nationalism.

I find the anti-Englishness they are condemning more unpleasant than the site itself.

 
At 11:08 pm, Anonymous Sarah said...

One thing I'd question is where are the Welsh and Scottish sites spewing out anti-English diatribes? I can't find any in Wales yet there are swathes of bandwidth taken up with English complaints about the Scottish Raj and getting rid of the Welsh.

That's because in the wonderfully politically mature world of Wales anti-Englishness is applauded as a wonderful expression of Welsh identity and superiority.

 
At 10:53 am, Anonymous seren said...

I've looked on the AAA website and the most offensive thing I can find (apart from the racist anti-Celt comments of course) is "Make a Scotsman happy, kill Jimmy Hill".
Jimmy Hill is hardly an English icon is he - most English people think he's a wanker too.
There's nothing from Wales - apart from Ciaran - so why the big problem?
Thankfully AAA is on the outer fringes of English paranoia and anti-Celt racism.

 
At 1:27 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The reason you won't find Celtic websites spouting this sort of thing is because anglophobia is already engrained in their culture.

AAA is therefore a backlash. If "anglophobia" didn't exist we wouldn't need "action against" it - that simple.

Someone out there is pissed and we need to ask why.

 
At 2:33 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's often the case in situations where one country dominates another for the nationalism of the lesser country to be even more bitter than the other. What's worrying is the level of racist sentiment in England *despite* its historically dominating position. Having said that, there's no doubt that some Welsh nationalists are just as narrowminded, and in Wales that sometimes means the political mainstream..-blamerbell (posting with difficulty from a mobile phone...

 
At 4:56 pm, Blogger Toque said...

If you look up Welsh Republicans you will find some, or try typing in something about English cottages. Most of the Scotish ones have been closed down. They were previously hosted in Russia (after being banned here) but even the Russians have decided that they cannot tolerate the likes of the Scottish National Liberation Army these days.

Instead try Aberdeen supporters forums, which are slightly more, just slightly, liberal than the SNLA.

 
At 5:46 pm, Anonymous seren said...

The SNLA is one nutter - probably a state agent - who has done a lot of damage to the Scottish republican cause.
As for typing in English or Welsh holiday homes into Google, you get loads of ads for country cottages. Admit it, there aren't any inflammatory Welsh anti-English sites or give me a specific reference.

Someone out there is pissed and we need to ask why

Someone must be pissed to think that the English are getting all the abuse!

 
At 6:49 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Admit it, there aren't any inflammatory Welsh anti-English sites or give me a specific reference":


http://commentisfree.guardian.co.uk/ciaran_jenkins/2006/05/why_i_hate_england.html

 
At 7:05 pm, Blogger Blamerbell said...

darn, broken link eh?

I think you're pointing to the one that's titled "I hate England".

Nothing inflammatory about that:)

 
At 11:37 am, Blogger tomthepope said...

I am english,
I dont care how much the
scots and welsh hate me.

 

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