Sunday, 1 November 2009

Breaking down the empires

Alfred found learning dead and he restored it
Education neglected and he revived it
The laws powerless and he gave them force
The Church debased and he raised it
The land ravaged by a fearful enemy from which he delivered it
Alfred's name will live as long as mankind shall respect the past

The word indigenous is currently the big no-no according to our liberal elites, so your author was heartened to see this news item on the Cross of St George English nationalist forum last week. The reality of the Wessex Wyvern fluttering over an historic English city bought much cheer to old Berrocscir here! That King Alfred, one of England's national heroes, was commemorated like this makes a welcome change from the usual spectacle of rainbow flags (is sexual orientation to be publicly 'celebrated'? There's me thinking it was a personal matter. What about those who are indifferent to certain bedroom habits, or those - within certain constraints - hostile to them?) or that EU rag that is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, let loose upon the masses. In the 21st century the Wessex Wyvern also represents a a crucial link to the past and an authentic regionalism based on a common history, dialect and culture. One that stands in stark contrast to the artificial, meaningless Euro regions foisted on us from Whitehall at Brussels' bidding.

The region is the first building block to a tribal identity. As Edmund Burke said
To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections

Human society needs to break down the empires and begin the journey of returning to its organic, tribal roots. The starting point for this is the region.

Wheel of the year
I write on All Saints Day and we are well into my favourite time of the year. This started at the Autumn Equinox and takes in Michaelmas (September 29th) when amongst other things, goose is traditionally eaten in order to secure a prosperous year ahead.

November (called 'blood month' by the Anglo-Saxons, the time when animals went to slaughter) has a very English feel to it. After All Hallows Eve (at the time of writing, yesterday) we have Guy Fawkes Night and Remembrance Day approaching. Thankfully, they remain higher up in the in the national consciousness than the UN Day for This or That.