From a few months ago, here’s an interesting piece on ‘The Britannic Race and its Predicament, from the British Observer UK blog. It’s pertinent to the ongoing argument about ‘Celts vs. Anglo-Saxons’ which seems to pop up everywhere on ethnonationalist or HBD blogs, as illustrated in my post from the other day.
I could quibble just a little about the preference of the writer of the piece to prefer the ‘British’ identity rather than differentiating between ‘British’ — a civic identity, inclusive of all the peoples of the British Isles — and the English. But I will let that go because many of the points the writer makes are valid. From the article:
“One issue that is particularly important to explain is this myth of ‘Celtic’ Britons and Anglo-Saxon Britons – the common statement is that the English are predominantly of Anglo-Saxon descent and the Welsh, Scots and Irish (and possibly Cornish) are more Celtic in origin. The truth of the matter is that the Britannic race is ‘Anglo-Celtic’, if we are to use such terms. In this instance ‘Anglo’ can be taken as a reference to all tribes of Germanic origin that settled in ancient and post-Roman Britain, for example the Belgae, Cantii and then the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and Frisians, whilst Celtic refers to exactly that, the tribes we refer to as ‘Celtic’ such as the Brigantes, Cornovii etc… It is true, however, that there is a divide between the people of Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Highland Scots and the English & Lowland Scots, but this is more a cultural divide than an ethnic or genetic difference, with Celtic culture more prominent in the former. The genetic differences between these groups are there, but they are reasonably subtle and only really noticeable in Ireland.”
Taking a good look at the Y DNA Haplogroup map in the article is helpful, and it relates to a point I made in my post the other day, about the apparent inability to distinguish, via DNA testing, between the various peoples of the British Isles. The map shows the similarities between the Haplogroup types amongst the various peoples of Britain and Ireland. To my eye, it looks as though there is a closer similarity between the Irish and the Welsh, based on this map, and likewise between the Scots and the English.
“But, the general theme is still the same – our genetic map spreads across all of the British Isles, the only difference being some tribal roots are more prevalent in one part of Britain or another. This is why delving back into particulars and separating ourselves between Celtic and Anglo is counterproductive, as it is fair to say we are a reasonably homogeneous ‘Anglo-Celtic’ ethnic group.
You may be asking why all this matters? Well, the particulars such as who’s got more of which Y DNA strand or who is more Frisian than Celtic really doesn’t matter – what does matter is the fact that an ethnic group is the sum of its parts, and the nation is the sum of its people, therefore the bedrock of a nation is its dominant ethnic group, all the more so if the ethnic make up of a nation is fairly homogeneous which was the case with Great Britain until circa 1948.”
The writer then goes on to elaborate on the modern era of mass immigration from former Commonwealth countries, which started in earnest with the arrival of the Windrush in 1948. And yes, contrary to what the modern multicultist propagandists assert, the old-stock people of the British Isles are a very homogeneous group, or were until recent decades as the cult aggressively pushes miscegeny in an overt attempt to change forever the genetics of the population of Britain. Britain was not, as is often said by the lying media and intelligentsia, a ‘nation of mongrels’, but there is a flagrant plan to make it just that.
“The genetic stock of Britain is being altered beyond recognition – natives make up 80% of the overall population (as of the 2011 census), which may not sound too alarming, but when one compares that with the 92.12% of 2001, just 10 years prior to the last census, the future looks bleak. Immigration is running at record levels, with approximately 600,000 people arriving here each year from all over the world, whilst around 300,000 people (mainly natives) are seeking pastures new as they see their own land decline like never before.”
It isn’t mentioned in this article, but it is apparent that the people behind this globalist agenda are particularly trying to suppress the English as an ethnic group, as contrasted to their allowing the Celtic nationalists (although they are not true nationalists, as with the Scottish Nationalist Party, embracing multiculturalism and ‘diversity’, likewise much of existing Irish nationalism) their political parties and movements, their parliaments and flags, whereas the St. George’s flag, the symbol of England is declared divisive and ‘hateful.’ I had an ongoing argument with a reader who identified as Scots-American who flatly denied that the English were being singled out for suppression. It’s amazing how much denial there is on this subject.
I see parallels in this country; there is an incredible amount of anti-Anglo, or anti-WASP rhetoric amongst Americans, and it gets a pass for the most part. Few Anglo-Americans feel compelled to say a word in response. Why? Is this just, in microcosm, the typical ‘cucked’ White response, to be silent and self-effacing if not self-hating?
I am all in favor of each ethnic group/nation having their own ethnopatriotism; I am not in favor of amalgamating the various European ethnicities, even those who are close kin, as shown by genetic evidence. Much of the inter-group quarreling amongst close kindred is motivated by past historical grudges (some groups have preternaturally long memories of battles lost, and perceived humiliations), and this really should change, considering that all Europeans are under the same threat.