Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Revolution from above?

Nice one Eric. Fresh from relaxing the flag flying laws, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles wants to rejuvenate our historic shires. I certainly approve of the language he uses, but it seems a bit rich considering it was the Tories who meddled with them in the first place. But I welcome the sentiment. I know National Anarchists shouldn't look to politicians to take the lead with cultural revival, but we can't be dogmatic - every little helps. Maybe this will start a spiral of devolution from the cultural sphere to the economic and political. Then from the authentic shires to the Hundreds and parishes. One can hope, eh?

Over the last few years I've noticed an irritating trend in adolescent graffiti i.e. marking their territory with postcodes. Well those codes have only been around for fifty years - our shires, villages and towns for a thousand plus. Surely a better foundation for expressions of loyalty?