By Tim Haydon.
The Feeling of Freedom, the BBC, the NHS, a cup of tea – these are among the things about Britain that Nick Clegg says he loves. There is of course, a significant omission from his list. It is the British people. Yes, the people who made what is truly admirable about Britain are not mentioned.
Nick Clegg is MultiEthnic
Clegg’s list is one of symptoms, not of underlying causes. These symptoms include the anti-British BBC. But then Clegg is not an ethnic Briton. We learn from Wiki that though his father he is ‘related to Kira von Engelhardt, daughter of a Russian Baron of German, Polish and Ukrainian origin and to Ignaty Zakrevsky, a Russian politician in Czarist times. His mother was a Dutch woman . It is likely that Clegg , who is multilingual thanks to his multiethnic background, spoke Dutch, not English at home when he was growing up. His background has informed his politics. He says, “There is simply not a shred of racism in me, as a person whose whole family is formed by flight from persecution, from different people in different generations. It’s what I am. It’s one of the reasons I am a liberal.’
Clegg: The Selfishness at the Heart of Left-Liberalism
We have in Clegg a classic case of someone who is liberal because it suits his personal background, essentially as an ethnic alien. He sees himself as an outsider and wants to make himself feel more at home, more at ease here, by advocating the importation of floods of other aliens so that the whole country is full of them and it is no longer the land of those who created it ; the native British.
Clegg couldn’t give fig for the rights or feelings of the native British, whose ownership of the land of their ancestors he conveniently denies. Their dispossession and the heartache it brings them mean nothing to him so long as he personally feels happier. That’s why, in his list of what is wonderful about their country, he includes ‘multicultural cities’. Clegg is happy to emphasise his own ethnic background as forming his political outlook, but if the native British do the same, they are ‘xenophobes’ whose attitude will destroy the things about their country that he admires.
A Shallow View of what makes a Culture
Clegg seems to think that the freedoms and other aspects of Britain sprang into life of their own accord without the assistance of the people of the country. Actually, these freedoms are the result of the ancient traditions of the British, stretching back into Celtic and Saxon times and the fact that Britain is an island that hadn’t been invaded for nigh on a millennium. We are told by leftists like Clegg who are anxious to dismiss fears about mass immigration so that the expropriation of Britain can proceed apace, that we are ‘a nation of immigrants.’ In fact our geographical isolation for a thousand years was instrumental in melding the various tribes of our country, in any case closely related ethnically, into what was until within living memory one of the most racially, religiously and culturally homogenous societies on earth.
Clegg also seems to think that these characteristics of the British can be reversed overnight and that life in Britain will somehow sail on unaffected, or actually improve, as if the culture of the country is somehow a free floating phenomenon, distinct from the very specific people who created it.
As it is, the freedom which he and his wife admire so much is already a sickly remnant of what it once was. Within living memory, a saying often heard when someone did or said something publically that others found s found offensive was ‘well, it’s a free country. ’ One never hears that said nowadays. That’s because people know in their bones that Britain is no longer a free country. Cultural Marxism and the oppressive, freedom-denying laws that go with this ideology of forced equality have seen to that.
George Orwell and the Characteristics of the British
In 1941 at the height of the Second World War, the leftist writer George Orwell could say (England Your England’) that ‘The gentleness of the English civilization is perhaps its most marked characteristic. You notice it the instant you set foot on English soil. It is a land where the bus conductors are good-tempered and the policemen carry no revolvers. In no country inhabited by white men is it easier to shove people off the pavement. ‘
Is any of that true today?
Orwell also said, ‘One must admit that the divisions between nation and nation are founded on real differences of outlook. Till recently it was thought proper to pretend that all human beings are very much alike, but in fact anyone able to use his eyes knows that the average of human behaviour differs enormously from country to country. Things that could happen in one country could not happen in another.’
As thanks to mass immigration national differences in the West continue to disappear, which is the agenda of utopian liberal ‘one worlders’ like Clegg and Cameron, so too will the distinctiveness of Britain that Clegg admires.