With apologies to St George – patron saint of a country that seems to be dying of shame

But first, a musical interlude:

From the Daily Mail:

By David Thomas

PUBLISHED: 10:30 EST, 23 April 2012 | UPDATED: 01:57 EST, 24 April 2012

Saints day: St George's Day is celebrated on 23rd April, but to seemingly little fanfareSaints day: St George’s Day is celebrated on 23rd April, but to seemingly little fanfare

Dear St George,

Happy saint’s day – hope you have a good one! True, you won’t get a proper celebration like your pals Andrew, David and Patrick. I mean, you’re probably not too jealous of Andy being toasted by a bunch of belligerently nationalistic Scots, or Dave being commemorated by Welshmen with daffodils and leeks pinned to their rugby shirts. But Paddy’s another matter. He’s got the whole world holding marches, dyeing their beer green and pretending that they’re Irish. You’d have to be a saint not to be, well, green with envy at that. Oh, yes, of course, you ARE a saint. But still, you know what I mean.

It’s just your rotten luck that you’re the patron saint of a country that’s dying of self-hatred and shame. Actually, let me rephrase that … You’re the patron saint of a country whose governing elite are dying of self-hatred and shame. I don’t know quite what it is that’s caused the problem. Maybe it’s some sort of guilt at the fact that for centuries the English were really incredibly good at beating other people, taking over their countries, winning wars and generally being top dog. And for some reason our leaders now feel the need to apologise for that.

After all, what did the English ever do for the world? Apart from give it the planet’s most popular language, obviously … and the greatest playwright who ever lived (it’s Will’s day too, by the way) … and parliamentary democracy, common law, the abolition of slavery, the steam and jet engines, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, James Bond and Harry Potter. Yes, but apart from that … and Winston Churchill, Winnie-the-Pooh, Charles Dickens, police officers, postage stamps, the mini-skirt, the Mini car, the Rolls Royce, football, rugby, cricket, tennis, the Spitfire, four of the world’s Top 10 universities and the World Service …  Apart from all that – oh, and about 100 Nobel laureates – it’s quite clear that this is an absolutely rubbish country that should spend most of its time apologising to everyone for absolutely everything it’s ever done.

Vow to thee my country: A new poll has revealed the English have a lack of pride in the Cross of St GeorgeVow to thee my country: A new poll has revealed the English have a lack of pride in the Cross of St George

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3 Replies to “With apologies to St George – patron saint of a country that seems to be dying of shame”

  1. It’s truly a shame… Until I became aware of what the islamization of England has done to that country, all I could think of when that place crossed my mind was Dickens, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Joy Division, The Smiths, David Bowie, The Who… Hell, even Jimi Hendrix found stardom initially there.

  2. Paula, it was the year the band formed I think, it’s a cassic for sure though sung on many an EDL demo by patriots.

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