Wednesday, 9 November 2016

I Want My Country Back

A dark day for the world. The unanalytical, xenophobic, fearful, lunatic ascendancy is increasingly controlling our future. Trump had better beware as there are no more scapegoats. Buy gold!

If history has taught us one thing, it's that populist government doesn't work. Given he thinks NATO a waste of American money, the idea of a European Army ain't so daft now, but we won't be in it.

One wonders if the seat of government will be moved to the Trump Presidential Palace.

I want my country back is a phrase we're hearing rather a lot these days, on both sides of the Atlantic. The problem is it's not your  (or my) country exclusively. Man has migrated since he first popped out of the African savannah - the land he (and she) migrated to wasn't heaven-ordained as his - the lands of the earth belongs to us all equally.

What is now England once 'belonged' to the Celts, then it 'belonged' to the Romans before passing on to the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, then the Scandinavians and then the Normans. Each were temporary custodians and more followed with waves of people seeking sanctuary from persecution.

I  wonder if the descendants of the Celts who were pushed to Wales and the extremities of Cornwall want their country back? Or if the American First Nations want their country back? Or if Maoris and Aborigines want their countries back?

Remember, man is part of mankind.

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