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THE ENGLISH REBORN

by James Reed

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu - Britain's first black Archbishop has recently said that the English people should reclaim their national identity. He admitted that multiculturalism has effectively deracinated these people: "Multiculturalism has seemed to imply, wrongly for me, let other cultures be allowed to express themselves but do not let the majority culture at all tell us its glories, its struggles, its joys, its pain." (The Australian, 23 November 2005, p.10)
There is a good reason for this that the black Archbishop did not touch on - multiculturalism is intrinsically a parasitic doctrine which dilutes the major ethnic culture to the benefit of all others. This is simply a matter of mathematics - the "richer" and thicker the "diversity" - the less of us.
National culture is a zero-sum game, meaning that there are winners and losers. And to date the English people, as distinct from the Irish and Scots, have been the subject of a relentless cultural attack which has deracinated them and destroyed their sense of ethnic identity. Sentamu recognized this in calling for the English to celebrate St. George's Day on April 23. The Irish freely, and with the blessing of the ruling elites, celebrate their own tribal day, St. Patrick's Day and by multicultural right, so should the English have their own tribal day. Sentamu said: "I speak as a foreigner, really. The English are somehow embarrassed about some of the good things they have done… not all the empire was a bad idea."
Sentamu went on to examine the question of what it means to be "English", saying: "I think we have not engaged with English culture as it has developed. It is a culture that whether we like it or not, has given us parliamentary democracy. It is the mother of it. It is the mother of arguing that if you want a change of government, you vote them in or you vote them out. It is a place that has allowed reason to be at the heart of all these things, that has allowed genuine dissent without resort to violence."
Anthony Browne, Time's European correspondent addressed these same questions, at a slightly deeper level in an article in The Spectator 23 July, 2005 "The Left's War on Britishness". The article was set in the context of a comment on the terrorist attacks on 7 July 2005. Why did Britain become the first western country to produce its own home-grown suicide bombers? Other countries have imported their suicide bombers, but not Britain. Browne traces this difference to a civil war which the Left have conducted against British identity. Multiculturalists, led by New Labour's Lord Parekh, have called for the end of England and the creation of a "community of communities". Self-loathing is a national occupation of Britain's traitorous intelligentsia.
Browne goes on to give a spirited defence of being British. It is well worthwhile to quote some punchy paragraphs from this article:
"It is true Britain gave the world its most popular sport - football - which emerged in the 13th century in the north of England as a holy day game, and was given the modern rules in 1848 by undergraduates at Cambridge University. But Britain has also given the world almost every other internationally played sport. If you can score points by hitting or kicking something, it was almost certainly invented by Britain's leisured classes keen on exercise, team spirit and clear rules. Golf originated in Scotland in the 15th century. Cricket emerged 700 years ago, and evolved into the game we have today.
The French may have invented the nearly obsolete real tennis, but the Victorians created modern tennis. Britain's rain prompted indoor tennis, and table tennis was born Harrow School gave the world squash; Rugby School gave the world rugby; the Duke of Beaufort copied the game poona from the Indians and gave the world badminton; the Marquess of Queensberry took bare-knuckle pugilism and turned it into modern boxing, complete with gloves.
Every time people play table tennis in China, football in Brazil, cricket in Pakistan or golf in Japan, they are enjoying Britain's gifts to the world. Any other country which gave organised sport to the world would enjoy it as a proud part of their national identity; but not Britain.
The one thing we do say about ourselves is that we are a nation of inventors, but few of us realise just to what extent. A recent survey by the Science Museum complained that 58 per cent of Britons didn't realise we invented trains, and 77 per cent didn't realise we invented jet engines.
In fact, we didn't just invent railways, but our engineers helped revolutionise the world by building them across Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. In 1698 the military engineer Thomas Savery patented the first steam engine (later improved by James Watt), while in 1821 Michael Faraday invented the electric motor.
In 1876 the Scotsman Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone; 50 years later John Logie Baird demonstrated television; and in 1989 Tim Berners-Lee invented the internet.
And so it goes on and on - the traffic light, the electromagnet, the underground train (which first ran near the site of the Edgware Road bomb), light bulbs, the pneumatic tyre (thanks, Mr Dunlop), radar, the steel-ribbed umbrella, the Thermos flask, the pocket calculator (thanks, Sir Clive), vaccination, penicillin and cloning (thanks, Dolly).
Britain's scientists have done more to unravel the mysteries of nature than any others. Of the four main forces of nature, Brits unravelled the mysteries of two - Newton with gravity and James Clerk Maxwell with electromagnetic radiation. Darwin discovered evolution by natural selection, while Watson and Crick unpicked DNA. Of the three planets unknown to the ancients, two were discovered by the British. Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus in 1781, while in 1841 the Cambridge maths undergraduate John Adams, using orbit calculations, discovered Neptune (beating a French rival by a few months).
Britain is second only to the US in the number of Nobel prizes it has won - twice as many as France and seven times as many as Italy and Japan.
Britain didn't just give the world industrialisation, but the belief in economic and political liberty, in free markets and democracy, leading to the modern world's unprecedented affluence and freedom. Adam Smith, John Locke and John Stuart Mill won the arguments, and Britain's global influence spread them.

Britain didn't invent democracy, but matured it over centuries and ensured that it became dominant. Britain's greatest creations are the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, all stable, affluent, successful liberal democracies which have for more than a century been a magnet to the rest of the world. No other European country ever managed such an achievement. All stayed free of the tyrannies of fascism, communism and military dictatorship that benighted almost everywhere else. In the dark days of the second world war, Britain and its former colonies were just about the only democracies in existence; now democracy embraces much of humanity.

Of the G8 countries, all but Russia (and arguably even she) owe their current status as free-market democracies to Britain and its former colonies. The English-speaking economies amount to more than a third of world GDP.
With just 1 per cent of the world's population, Britain has united the world with a truly global language, allowing people to speak unto people for the first time in history (French was little more than a language for elites).
These islands make up less than a fifth of 1 per cent of the world's land area, and yet their capital dictates to the rest of the world its time zones and degrees of east and west

Britain's cultural influence is far smaller than its scientific and political influence, but in the written word it is unrivalled. Moliere and Goethe cannot challenge Shakespeare as the world's most important writer. More recently, British musicians from The Beatles to Dido have a global audience unmatched by those of any country other than its former colony, the US. Our TV producers increasingly enjoy a similar status - is there any country that hasn't yet suffered Big Brother or Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
Our national story is the most extraordinary there is. The patriotic French are obsessed with 'les Anglo-Saxons' because they see our achievements far more clearly than we do ourselves. As Luigi Barzini asked in The Europeans, 'How... did a peripheral island rise from primitive squalor to world domination?'

Thomas Sowell, the leading African-American intellectual, wrote in his epic Conquests and Cultures, 'Much of the world today, including the United States, is still living in the social, cultural, and political aftermath of Britain's cultural achievements, its industrial revolution, its government of checks and balances, and its conquests around the world.'"

However, after telling all this Browne concludes by saying that the story of Britain is one which "anyone can join". This is the same madness which drives multiculturalism. Ethnic dilution of the Anglo-Saxon people will lead to a collapse of Britain just as surely as a dilution of the racial stock of ancient Greece led to the demise of that classical civilization. Early in this article Browne quoted the philosopher Georg Santayana who said: "A country without memory is a country of madmen." He has obviously not understood this maxim.


The Myth of Terra Nullius

By Ian Wilson LL.B.

The disastrous Mabo High Court case, and the Paul Keating implemented Native Title Act all rest upon a philosophical historical foundation that Australia's founding was upon the doctrine of terra nullius. Paul Keating put it in 1993 like this: "The lie was terra nullius - the convenient fiction that Australia had been a land of no one. The truth was native title." From this dubious proposition - championed by politically correct historians such as Henry Reynolds - Australia's native title industry flowed, at the cost of billions of dollars to the pastoral and mining industries.
Michael Connor has recently published: The Invention of Terra Nullius: Historical and Legal Fictions on the Foundations of Australia (italics) (Macleay Press, 2005). Connor documents that there was no such terra nullius doctrine: the term was never used in the 18th or 19th century.
The term came from a 1975 International Court of Justice Advisory opinion on Western Sahara.

In Mabo Justice Gerard Brennan referred to the common law doctrine of terra nullius - but as former Chief Justice Harry Gibbs pointed out - there was no such doctrine. Australia's native title laws have been grounded upon historical myth.


SILENCING PALESTINIAN HISTORY

by Peter Ewer

Keith Whitelam has written a very important book which contributes greatly to the Zionist/Middle East debate: The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History, (italics) (Routledge, London 1996). Palestinian history, written by Western scholars who have been heavily influenced by Old Testament historical prejudices, as has been seen as part of biblical studies. Palestinian history has thus been viewed through a Zionist camera lens. However, increasingly, historical scholars of the Middle East - many of them Jews - have begun to see Israelite history as a political myth, a way of making and uniting a desert tribal people.

Whitelam says that scholars have shown that "the 'ancient Israel" of biblical studies is a scholarly construct based upon a misreading of the biblical traditions and divorced from historical reality." (p.3)
Freed from the intellectual constraints of philosophical Zionism, Whitelam documents at great length Palestinian civilisation, which had been great and flourishing centuries before the Hebrew tribes migrated to the area.
This is an easy to read scholarly text which debunks one of the founding myths of Zionism. Keith Whitelam is Professor of Religious Studies and Head of Department at the University of Stirling, UK.

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