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This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle,
This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars,
This other Eden, demi-paradise,
This fortress built by Nature for herself
Against infection and the hand of war,
This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,—
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
William Shakespeare: Richard II
April 23rd, Saint George's day, is at last being recognised by more of the remaining indigenous population than ever before. It seems that at last the English are beginning to wake up to the fact that we were gradually losing our identity and culture in order to accommodate others. We lost our right to free speech years ago, but don't let the politically correct brigade take away our flag, our history, and our Christian roots. They seem to be determined to bury all traces of English heritage in favour of multiculturalism. Why? This is England after all, it's nothing to be ashamed of!
The English seem to be more willing to show their feelings by hanging more and more flags in windows, balconies, on cars and in gardens. International sporting events normally bring them out, but there seems to be an increase on our patron saints day. I hope the trend continues. More and more publicans (those that are left) seem to be taking an interest in the date as well. Whether this is just trying to drum up trade, I don't know, but at least it gets more people involved.
I have to say now, that all views expressed on this page are my own. I have no allegiance to any political parties or publications, and although I strongly disagree with the ways and words of some ethnic groups and religions I am not a racist and would not encourage anyone else to be. I simply consider myself to be a patriot, and proud to be English. However, I am unhappy having to stand by and watch us lose everything English, in favour of someone’s ‘multicultural’ Utopia that isn’t going to work. We have faltered in recent years but I would hope that we can make this country great again without having to bow down to those who would take it from us. If not, then those that fought and died for us made their sacrifice in vain.
Please make an effort on the next Saint George's Day. If you can't be seen showing your feelings then your views won't be taken seriously.
I feel, as do many others, that England's patron saint’s day should have more official recognition in this country. Not as another ‘multicultural’ celebration but as England’s own special day. Since the year 2002 the ex Mayor of London, Ken Livingston had put on Saint Patrick’s day celebrations in London, and had also gave his blessing to events celebrating other non-English cultures that have settled here. He refused to recognise Saint George's day in the same way. Why can't there be a public holiday in England every year on April 23rd.?
If not a holiday, at least give us a parade! Look at the number of English flags there are at international sporting occasions! I realise that visitors to this site could be from anywhere in the world, but if you happen to stumble across it, and you are English, let me know how you feel about this. I would be interested to know your opinions. There seem to be a lobby of people who have nothing better to do than to ensure the English are made second class citizens in England, and if you don’t start resisting this movement you very soon will be. English history and heritage will be swept away for this new ‘multicultural’ dream!
This is not meant to be racist. This is just trying to hold on to my English heritage, and the customs and culture of my country.
Every November 5th. the English organise firework displays. We have barbecues and beers on a cold night. We spend a fortune on fireworks for the children and invite the neighbours round for a few tins of lager. Local councils put on public firework displays. What's all this in aid of? To celebrate the anniversary of a group of men trying to blow up the Houses of Parliament! We do all this on November 5th, but what do we do on April 23rd to celebrate Saint George's day? The patron saint of England goes almost unrecognised. I don't know or care what your political views are, maybe you would have been happier to celebrate Guy Fawkes and his men actually succeeding in their task, but this does not alter the fact that we are English and should be proud of this small country of ours. Show a bit of patriotism by flying your flags on April 23rd. each year. Don't ignore the fact that the PC brigade would ban anything to do with English heritage if they had their way.
They actually changed the bit of history above in Tower Hamlets in 2006. The local council totally ignored Guy Fawkes at the public display at Victoria Park. They had an Indian Fairy story instead on November 5th. How did they get away with changing an actual historical occasion like this? Don't let them have their way with Saint George too!
In 2002 thousands took to the streets for Queen Elizabeth’s golden jubilee celebrations and even more in 2012 for the diamond jubilee. I remember it was the same in 1977 for the silver. Flag waving, street parties, processions, everyone joining in to show loyalty to their Queen and country. As well as the jubilees, there are the international sporting events. The London Olympics were a huge boost. When England is playing in the soccer World Cup every four years the country turns red and white in certain areas. Although the politically correct pedants do their utmost to mar it, there are red crosses flying from windows, cars, flagpoles.
I applaud all who take the trouble to show loyalty to your country on these great sporting occasions but why wait for another World Cup or Euro year? Dig your flags out every Saint George's day and celebrate. Show the world you are proud to be English. Fly your flags and wear your national emblems with pride.
England is, and always will be, the major part of Great Britain. Once a self contained island, we were suddenly given a hole beneath the channel, which has caused more grief than good in my opinion, with more and more illegal immigrants using it to enter Britain. We are supposed to bow down to the rest of Europe, which is now expanding at an alarming rate, and take in hoards of their surplus population, without the right to refuse. Other countries can’t wait to get rid of them, and point the way to England while doing it! If we must have these people here, why not send them to the suburbs to live next door to the greedy lawyers who are so keen to get rich fighting for them? They seem to think the streets of London are paved with gold. They are not! They are paved with homeless immigrants sleeping rough, who came here looking for work but never found it. We also seem to have imported most of the criminal element from Eastern Europe!
Don’t let England die!
The legend of Saint George has spread all over the world, and all legends are normally based on true events and characters that actually existed. He is the patron saint of many different things in many different countries. Because of his devotion to do battle for good over evil he was soon adopted as the patron saint of England. Although very little is known about him, there is no doubt in my mind that he did exist. How else would his exploits have become so world renowned? Is there anyone who has not heard the story of Saint George and the dragon?