Who stole our English folk-heritage?

Several British private and academic institutions continue to hoard many thousands of folk songs, tunes and dances that rightly belong to the ethnic English people.
These cultural treasures were plundered by British Victorian collectors and hidden away more than a century ago, ostensibly to preserve them for posterity i.e. to prevent them being lost to future generations of the very same English people. However, more than a hundred years later much of this rich cultural folk-heritage has STILL not been returned to its rightful owners, and is STILL inaccessible to their ancestors.

The English folk-heritage that has recently been 'freed' by the ironically-named ENGLISH Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) has been wrongfully and illegally 'gifted' to the general British public and splashed across the Internet for worldwide consumption.
EFDSS has no moral or legal right to do so since the material was never gifted by our English ancestors, but merely entrusted to their Guardianship. Sadly these Guardians ultimately placed British ethnicity before English ethnicity and failed in their duty to honour the trust placed in them by our English ancestors.

In essence this British Institution, aided by the Arts Council of England, STOLE the entire folk-culture of the ethnic English people, and in doing so have denied all future generations of English youngsters from owning, identifying with and connecting with their unique English identity.
This is institutionalised racism of the most destructive kind and it is no wonder that in the current British psyche the ethnic English people no longer exist.

"The poem, the song, the picture, is only water drawn from the well of ordinary people, and it should be given back to them in a cup of beauty so that they may drink - and in drinking understand themselves". Federico Garcia Lorca 

Phil Drane
14 Feb 2017

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