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Cameron’s BritNat Jingoism

3 Oct

David Cameron’s jingoistic closing speech shows just how arrogant he is in relation to other nations and how incapable he is of distinguishing Britain from England.

Let’s look at some of his gaffes in trying to rebut the supposed Russian slight that Britain is “just a small island that no-one pays any attention to”:

When the world wanted rights, who wrote Magna Carta?
England – 388 years before the Union of Crowns and 492 years before the Acts of Union which formed the United Kingdom. Magna Carta, which was declared “null and void forever by Pope Innocent III within less than 3 months, would have had asolutely no effect outside of England.  It was a great English flop.

When they wanted representation, who built the first Parliament?
Iceland in 930 ad

When they looked for compassion, who led the abolition of slavery?
China Qin Dynasty 221-206bc, Iceland from the 12th century and the Republic of Vermont in 1791.

When they searched for equality, who gave women the vote?
The Pitcairn Islands 1838.

When their freedom was in peril, who offered blood, toil, tears and sweat?
Britain with the support and aid of the various underground movements in occupied Europe,  (but don’t tell the Americans as they think they saved Europe in both World Wars!).  Without American funding and reinforcements, it is highly likely that Britain would have fallen and without their troops the liberation of Europe would have taken much longer.

And today – whose music do they dance  to?
That very much depends which country you are in, but there is as much American as British dance music and in Spain they also dance to Spanish music -the Clubs in Ibiza are not representative of the rest of Spain let alone the rest of the world .

Whose universities do they flock to?
America’s (more than any other in the world)

Whose football league do they watch?
Their own – they then watch selected games from the other leagues including Germany’s, Portugal’s, Spain’s and England’s – true footie fans aren’t that fussy.  There isn’t , and never has been, a British football league!

Whose example of tolerance of people living together from every nation, every religion, young and old, straight and gay?
A recent survey found that Latin American countries (with the exception of Venezuela and Dominican Republic) were as tolerant as the UK and her former English speaking colonies (Australia, Canada, New Zealand & USA). The UK has become the 4th most unequal society in the developed world under Cameron’s watch a measure he carefully left out from his list.

Whose example do they aspire to?
The American Dream – most people want to go to the USA.

Britain / UK 1 out of 10.

Of course, there was nothing in his speech about how “Britain” invaded all but 9 of the countries of the World and how those countries were oppressed and exploited under Britain’s Imperial rule.  Nor did he mention the illegal war in Iraq, preferring to talk about Afghanistan, but failing to mention just how many British service personnel gave their lives for the Bush cabal’s political ambition and American neo-imperialism.

Ironically, Cameron’s empty rhetoric, echoes that of the former Soviet Union which taught that everything worth inventing was invented by Russians.