Singer Morrissey is apparently creating ‘controversy’ (again) by simply saying:
“I want Germany to be German. I want France to be French. If you try to make everything multicultural, you will not have any culture in the end.
All European countries have fought for their identity for many, many years. And now they just throw it away. I think that’s sad.”
The Express newspaper labels Morrissey as ‘controversial Smiths frontman’ Morrissey. But since when is it controversial to say that a country should be populated by the people indigenous to that land for many, many generations? Up until very recently that was a given. It was something we all took for granted: Germany should be German, France should be French — and England should be English.
And speaking of the English, I see that Wikipedia labels Morrissey an ‘English singer’, yet it also states that he was born of two Irish parents. I will concede that he could be called ‘British’ because that term includes the various (indigenous) peoples of the UK, and apparently Morrissey was born in the UK, not Ireland, yet he is of Irish ancestry not English. I believe this is the dishonest media’s way of further undermining the idea of a distinctive English ethnicity. Up until now, it seems the term English was reserved for people of that descent rather than just anyone who happens to have been born in England proper — or now, in the UK. Am I splitting hairs? No. Ethnonationalism is about acknowledging the various ethnic groups as peoples with their own rightful territories, rather than identifying them only by their place of birth or their documents — ‘citizenship’ papers or passports. ‘Paper citizens’ are not the same as indigenous people who have a long history in a given piece of land.
Whether Morrissey is English or ‘British’ or Irish, at least he seems to be a realist as regards the idea of nations as peoples. And he is absolutely right in his statement about multiculturalism. Multiculturalism just results in an amorphous conglomeration of dissimilar peoples united only by geographic location and ultimately by no culture except for the ugly, crass ‘pop culture’ which currently infests all Western countries: celebrity worship, the desire for more ‘stuff’, gadgets, toys, smartphones, porn.
I can’t say I’ve followed Morrissey’s career or his various ‘controversial’ statements on current events. I doubt he is an ethnonationalist strictly speaking but he that isn’t against us is for us — or may be for us, at least.
As for Merkel and Germany, I’ve been appalled at her reckless and stupid actions in welcoming in hordes of hostile ‘refugees’ but is she the one calling the shots? It seems that most commentators blame her when in fact she is not that powerful in herself; she is doing somebody’s bidding. Her bosses are the ones who decided that Europe was to be obliterated via invasion and miscegeny, and this idea is not a recent thing; it dates back at least to Count Coudenhove-Kalergi and others of like minds, including those who founded the European Union (under the guise of an innocuous ‘common market’) decades ago.