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How can a British subject be a "Patriot"?

Maybe I am dense, or maybe "exceptional", but I just can't grok this.

I mean, there is a reason we called ourselves "patriots" because we were made up of several "nations" of Dutch, English, Scots, etc.  We weren't "nationalists"

And now, my focus is on Anglo-Saxon language and poetry.  Even then, the Britons were weak, the Jutes, Saxons, and Anglos took their land and curried up with the Picts.

I don't think the UK is as homogenious as they would like to think.

Maybe the BNP should take a step back and take a breath and listen to Joe Strummer and The Clash, I suggest starting with "White Man in Hammersmith Palais"

"Schiller sprach zu Goethe, Steck in dem Arsch die Flöte! Goethe sagte zu Schiller, Mein Arsch ist kein Triller!"

by Jeffersonian Democrat (rzg6f@virginia.edu) on Wed May 6th, 2009 at 04:09:03 PM EST

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