This blog is in response to my posts being so heavily "moderated" at the Guardian's Comment is Free website.
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Britain's state-imposed multi-ethnic national identity
According to his Guardian profile, "Cole Moreton is an author, journalist and broadcaster", who in his article, England's daft and pleasant land, advances the notion of a multi-ethnic English identity, and that "England is changing colour", by insisting that anyone who has a problem with it is a "racist".
Well, I'm NOT a racist, but I still have a problem with it, because my own sense of English identity has a strong historical, even prehistorical, and ethnic component. If individuals of manifestly non-European origin want to call themselves English, they are free to do so, but it won't mean much to me (unless, perhaps, I get to know them personally), and I shall assert my own distinctive identity by calling myself "native English" (as in native American).
What Cole Moreton is doing is asserting (very unpleasantly, through intimidation) the state's assumed right to impose its own, proprietary and mercenary, definition of national identity on all its, especially indigenous, citizens.
Does the state really have the right to do this? I don't believe it does. What it does have, however, is the POWER, which Mr. Moreton, for reasons of his own perceived self-interest, obviously identifies with.
A prerequisite of working for Britain's liberal media, e.g. the Guardian and BBC, is embracing state ideology of "colourblindness" and of a multi-ethnic British (including English) identity.
Thus, Cole Moreton's article is an expression of his own perceived self-interest in keeping in with state and establishment ideology, and in maintaining the kind of (multi-ethnic) sociopolitical environment in which he personally thrives.
Anyone who opposes him and the state ideology he has embraced he dismisses as a "racist".
The real issue here is not racism, but statism - or, as Jonah Goldberg would call it, "liberal fascism".
I am a native Englishman and European with a strong sense of ethnic and NATIONAL, as opposed to STATE (i.e. British) identity. And no, I am not a racist, white supremacist or neo-Nazi, but will elaborate on this issue in my blogs.