England and the Anglosphere

Photo by Dan Kitwood (Getty Images)The past few months have forced the inhabitants of the British Isles, and particularly the English, to look at themselves very closely.

We have witnessed the unfolding and aftermath of disgraceful riots that scarred the very heart of our country, led by the privileged who purported to be filled with rage on behalf of people they have seldom mingled with, let alone understand. We have watched, dismayed, the near-disaster of a failed attack from another Islamist who was radicalised in this country. We have seen the country crippled by strikes, looking ahead to still more as selfish Unions seek to capitalise on situations that are difficult for more people than just the relatively few members the greedy bosses purport to represent.

However, it is worth noting that Britain’s numerous and well-decried crises are seldom given the appropriate context. We need only look to what has become known as ‘the Anglosphere’ to offer an indication of the damage we have, are and will continue to witness unless we act swiftly. The English-speaking nations of the world offer a striking insight into the consequences of our eroded sense of identity.

One foremost crisis is the malaise within the Westminster Parliament. The birthplace of the Westminster Parliamentary System, exported to the world at a time of colonial expansion and imposed upon most of its recipients, is struggling to cope with a coalition Government, suffering from crises in the very method of returning its members and failing to fairly represent the vast majority of the people it purports to. In contrast, the likes of Australia, Canada and particularly New Zealand have the most transparent and least corrupt governments: further evidence that Britain’s decline and decay has pervaded its most treasured, culturally valuable assets and institutions.

The second is the crisis of the fundamental tenet of the Anglosphere itself: the English language. On the one hand, India can’t decide if they wish to speak it, despite English supposedly also being the ‘global language’. On very much the other, supposed ‘academics’ have implored authorities to utterly undermine and permanently dilute the language – in its very birthplace – by permitting and tacitly endorsing carelessness. Furthermore, in some regions of the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, up to 80% of primary school pupils do not speak English as their first language. We are essentially witnessing the rise of English as a language so stratified in its quality and vitality as to be in danger of becoming so divided as to become a number of demonstrably different languages: a regression to regional dialects, indicipherable between generations, races and creeds.

What is the solution? Closer co-operation, unitedness and connections between the nations of the Anglosphere.

A book named ‘The Anglosphere Challenge’, written by the American author, James C. Bennett, highlights the benefits of a very English decorum, as highlighted in a Telegraph article:

Bennett in The Anglosphere Challenge makes unmistakably clear that it is English cultural traits – individualism, rule of law, honouring contracts, and the elevation of freedom – rather than English genes that explain this success. These traits enable a society to pull off the difficult trick of combining trust with openness. Nations with different genetic backgrounds that adopt such traits seem to prosper more than their similar neighbours.

From the perspective of an English Nationalist, the value of such ‘cultural traits’ – which would no doubt be subject to immediate and flawed efforts to being disproven or debunked by any self-respecting Leftist – is inescapable. Affirming shared values and engaging in such valuable socio-cultural intercourse with like-minded and similarly organised nation-states within a free and uninhibited semi-formal arrangement is of huge benefit in helping to assert Englishness, and its constituent values and ideals, here in England.

A shift towards our old colonial brethren of all races and creeds in this modern age would serve to assert not the superiority of the trappings, ideals and systems of the English, but stress and assert their continued value, relevance and importance to peoples from across the world.

And it would remind the English of precisely who they are, and what they have been missing for so long.

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About Byrnsweord

I am an Englishman. Constantly striving for the truth and to conserve what is good about England. You can find my on flickr at http://www.flickr.com/people/byrnsweord/ my blog over at byrnsweord.wordpress.com/ and my Twitter account at twitter.com/byrnsweord Byrnsweord is min nama.
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2 Responses to England and the Anglosphere

  1. I think there’s more chance of hell freezing than our colonial brethren coming together with us. Too many of them have too many chips on their shoulders, inherited from the many non English Britons who have contributed cultural baggage to their ‘racial’ stock.

  2. It’s a fascinating idea all the same. Maybe the future of the English identity is transnational, and a movement, rather than national.

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