There Goes England! Deracination Unlimited! By Richard Miller

     If we can still believe surveys, 90 percent of England believes that being English is not about colour, yes, 90 percent, supposedly:

“The number of people who believe that in order to be English you have to be white has halved over the past seven years, with the older generation apparently driving a wider acceptance of people with different ethnic backgrounds. Just over 10% of people believe that ethnicity is an important determining factor in being English, compared to 20% from a 2012 study, according to British Future and the Centre for English Identity and Politics, which is about to publish its follow-up to the 2012 study, This Sceptred Isle.  The biggest change was noted among over-65s, where the importance of whiteness fell from 35% to 16%. The new data could challenge the perception that the 2016 Brexit referendum reflected an increase in xenophobic English identity. The findings suggest that during the time of the Brexit vote, perceptions of English identity were becoming more, rather than less, ethnically inclusive.

A contributing factor to this shift in perceptions is likely to be emergence of examples of English diversity. Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia was a prominent example. Southgate described the England squad as a team that represented “modern England”. In an ITV interview, he said: “We’ve spent a bit of time being lost as to what our modern identity is, and I think as a team we represent that modern identity and hopefully people can connect with us.” This was echoed by Sunder Katwala, director of British Future. “An inclusive England may be symbolised by Raheem Sterling and Nikita Parris scoring goals for England, or Moeen Ali taking wickets in the World Cup, but it also reflects the lived reality of who most of us now think of as English.” Other signifiers of English identity saw a smaller change. Previous results showed 56% of participants thought it was important for your parents to have been born in England, and the latest show 48% do – marking a drop of 8%. “There has been an important generational shift in how we think about England and the English,” said Katwala. “There has been no doubt that most people who have migrated to England, like my parents, usually felt they were invited to become British but not often to identify as English, too. An increasing number of their children, born in England, have felt they can choose to identify as English as well as British.”

However, the survey showed that three factors – being born in England, paying taxes in England and contributing to English society – were seen as important in being English by more than 70% of the population. Similar polling carried out by YouGov in 2018 revealed that members of BAME communities are still significantly less likely to consider themselves English. However, the perception that being English is strongly related to being born in England could allow new generations of BAME citizens to be more readily acknowledged as English. John Denham, director of the Centre for English Identity and Politics, said: “The idea that English is an ethnic identity is widely repeated in the media and politics. That Englishness has become even more inclusive at a time in which our society has become more divided is to be welcomed. “Ethnicity is clearly much less important outside a small hardcore of residents. The further development of an inclusive Englishness would benefit from positive engagement by leaders across the political spectrum. This should aim to encourage BAME citizens to see English identity as open to them and that the strongest English identifiers continue to support the opening up of English identity.”

     It is hard to say what to make of this, given the diminishing number of whites in England, with major cities like London becoming majority non-white, and mass immigration has changed the very nature of England, making the concept of England essentially meaningless anyway.

     In this context though it is interesting to speculate how the deracinated English whites would feel about the Dalai Lama’s claim that Europe, and of course the UK, will become Muslim if migrants are allowed to stay:

“The Dalai Lama insisted Wednesday that “Europe is for Europeans,” warning that if too many migrants are allowed to stay, the continent could become “Muslim” or “African.” The Buddhist spiritual leader, who has been living as a refugee in India since fleeing Tibet in 1959, told the BBC that only a “limited number” of migrants should be permitted to reside in Europe. The 83-year-old said Europe should take in refugees and offer them an education, but then send them back to their homelands. “European countries should take these refugees and give them education and training, then the aim is return to their own land,” he said. The BBC host asked what should happen if migrants want to stay in their adopted countries, to which the Dalai Lama replied: “A limited number is OK, but whole Europe eventually become Muslim country? Impossible. Or African country?  Also impossible.” Asked what was wrong with the scenario of Europe becoming Muslim or African, he said: “They themselves I think better to their own land. Keep Europe for Europeans.” This was not the first time the Tibetan leader has voiced these opinions. In a speech last year in Malmo, Sweden, the Dalai Lama reiterated that migrants should not stay in Europe but should return to help rebuild their own countries. “Receive them, help them, educate them, but ultimately they should develop their own country,” he said at the time. “I think Europe belongs to the Europeans.”

     Now the deracinate 90 percenters should be happy having say, a 90 percent Muslim society, with sharia law. And, they could call it “England” too! But if so, that seems inconsistent with other actions indicating some extreme nervousness about fast approaching minority status, indicating that they may well be telling interview people what they want to hear, while still having a secret fear of diversity replacement:

     Still, it would not surprise me if the white English were happy with their dissolution, given the present state of ethno-cultural decadence and degeneracy. It did not take long for a super power to become, well, nothing much, really.



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