Viewing: Englishness - View all posts

How Victorian Collectors Plundered English Folk Heritage 

THE MIDSHIRE GAZETTE 

23rd December 2017 

STOP PRESS: How Victorian Collectors Plundered English Folk Heritage
English Heritage and English Ethnic Continuity LOST


We were wrong, and we apologise to Ethnic English folk everywhere. 

A hundred years on and the English folk-arts material that was collected by British Victorians has still NOT been fully and properly returned. 

For a hundred years the entire English people have been kept ignorant of its existence, and denied free access to it.

What is ours has…

Read more

Victorian Collectors Promise To Save England's Folk Treasures (July 1886) 

THE MIDSHIRE GAZETTE 

23rd July 1886 

Victorian Collectors Promise To Save England's Folk Treasures, 
English Heritage and English Ethnic Continuity To Be Preserved Forever 

At first glance it appears that the well-heeled British Victorian collectors of "everything not nailed down" have found a new target for their cultural appropriation, and it is a darned sight closer to home than Egypt or Africa, and doesn't involve an extinct race or ethnic group. 
Down in the English countryside the local yokels have…

Read more

"Pom' and 'Pommie" - an English Australasian immigrant's view. 

Who should decide really whether the Australasian terms 'Pom' and 'Pommie' are acceptable or not?
Clearly the English immigrants who have suffered it the most? 

The singularly Australasian term Pom (or Pommie) was most often used from the 1960s onwards along with two other words 'whingeing' and 'bastard'.
The Oxford English dictionary mildly describes them as a 'derogatory terms' for (originally) British and (latterly) English immigrants.
In fact these terms were frequently used in the phrase "Whingeing Pommy…

Read more

BREXIT - ANARCHY IN ACTION 

There can be no doubt that British Socialists have colluded with Eurocrat Socialists and European Socialist Governments to wreck Brexit, but they now see a bigger opportunity - to remove the British Conservative Government in the process. 

The British Labour party introduced openly underhand anti-democratic tactics in the 1997 General election, and conned British voters (particularly in England) into voting in mass immigration, multiculturalism and Celtic devolution. 
These are dirty politics of a very…

Read more

The New Zealand Herald and Anglophobic Sports Reporting 

Goalmouth Scramble: Why football fans around the world would relish seeing Colombia eliminate England

The article linked below appeared in The New Zealand Herald Online recently and if you are English, it will give you an insight as to why, in a supposed non-racist 21st century world, Anglophobia is so widespread. 
The author, Damien Venuto ( a NZ Herald Business Reporter) claims to speak for all football fans around the world and uses the football World Cup as a vehicle to peddle an anti-English commentary…

Read more

England In Flames - The Systemic Rape of the Innocents 

Anyone who has visited these pages know that although I choose to live in exile in New Zealand, my ethnicity and self-identity is thoroughly English and members of my family still live in England. This gives me the right to be enraged at this time and to demand answers to the following questions:- 

1. Why did the British Police, Local Authorities and the Child Welfare system desert our young vulnerable English children as long ago as 2003? That is 15 years ago! 
2. How and why were these English Authorities…

Read more

Freedom  

Freedom means having the right to expressing one's views without fear of intimidation; the right to politically influence the future of one's own country; the right to embrace and celebrate one's own ancestral & cultural heritage; the right to expect one's ethnic identity to be respected.

None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who have been made to falsely believe they are free.

The English have always been slaves.

"Roots" - A protest song by Steve Knightley 

In researching examples of anti-English racism I am reminded of the mild furore that was created by Steve Knightley's song "Roots" some years ago. The lyrics are below .... see what you think

I still have no idea what persuaded Knightley to appear on the Radio 2 Mike Harding show to explain the lyrics and (presumably) to allay the fears of (folkie?) New British whingers that they were NOT racist, anti-immigrant or anti-multiculturalist and that he (Knightley) is not actually a paid-up member of the BNP.

I

Read more

My Memory of Dave Swarbrick 

I played support for Dave Swarbrick & Kevin Dempsey at Cambridge Folk Club in 2012. I hadn't seen Swarbs for the best part of 40 years (the Why is a complete 'nother story) and when he turned up in a wheelchair I was shocked because he looked so small. I knew he'd been ill for a very long time and on death's door at least once but when he started fiddling he seemed to fill the stage never mind the wheelchair. I started the evening with a short set that finished with a Lancashire-Maori version of Pokarekare…Read more

All The Way To America 

Hi Phil,
Just bought two of your CDs and can't wait to hear them in full! I've been a folk music enthusiast for many years and found you courtesy of an American Drane who has been spreading word of your music via American genealogy sites!  I'm a descendant of James Anthony Drane who came from England to Maryland in the very early 1600s, so we're cousins many, many times removed!  Now I know where I got my long-time fervent interest in folk music!  It's genetic!  Also appreciate your thoughts on the "New…

Read more
© PhilDrane Music 2016