Saturday, 6 June 2009

Hi willað eow to gafole garas syllan, ættrynne ord, ond ealde swurd

They will to you [a] tribute of spears give,
deadly points,& time-tested swords,





Thought shall be the harder, the heart the keener, courage the greater, as our strength lessens.
Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust;
always may he mourn who now thinks to turn away from this warplay.
I am old, I will not go away, but I plan to lie down by the side of my lord, by the man so dearly loved.

Earl Byrhtnoð —(Battle of Maldon)

Today is the 6th June 2009, the sixty fifth anniversary of D-Day, a Nation that loses its history loses its soul and existence.

The rewriting of History for the convenience of the ruling classes has gone on for centuries. The corruption of this Government was amply demonstrated to me on Election day, when I went to Sutton Hoo for the second time since it opened eight years ago. The site is administered by the National Trust, an organisation that I am a member of. I am sad to say that the National Trust is fast becoming a bland bureaucratic corporate machine so amply demonstrated by the recent programme about Sissinghurst.

As with most organisations it has succumbed to the world view of our temporary political masters. The twelve minute film on entry is an epic of discreet 'messages' from the 21st Century perspective. The film is ably translated in sign language by a member of an ethnic minority for the deaf, which gives an adequate summary of the story of the finds on the eve of war in 1939. However the end of this short film,it states baldly,that the Anglo-Saxons have 'disappeared, absorbed into the British Nation'

I sat there open mouthed, have the Welsh disappeared, the Scots disappeared, Ulstermen 'disappeared into the British Nation'. Do their historical sites say the same ?

As far as I am aware the English, have not disappeared, their language is now the Lingua Franca of most of the commercial world. English cultural life, its values and strengths and weaknesses are as relevant today as they were one thousand five hundred years ago.

Sarkozy may give life to the myth that D-Day was a 'Franco-Americain Affaire' as does Hollywood in Saving Private Ryan. The truth as this generation, which is starting to pass, will tell you is different. More Poles landed on D-Day than Frenchmen, More British and Canadian troops landed on D-Day than Americans. The United Kingdom went to war to protect Poland- no other reason, five years later Poland was 'given' to the Soviet Union by the United States and the United Kingdom, only breaking free forty four years later.

I walked round the burial mounds above the Deben, wondering how we have come to the pass we have, that our own Government denies our own culture and is bent on teaching our children a gross perversion of the truth. I have seen children's educational fims with a black father and son sitting down with a white working class father and son toasting the new Queen in 1953 in front of a TV. Culturally this could not have happened , yet it was presented as a cultural truth.

Coming back up the sandy lanes through the woods that Raedwald's people dragged his funeral boat up , I heard a low growl in the sky. The sound of a Merlin engine is instantly recognisable. Above me in the sunlight was a lone Spitfire doing barrells and rolls, I assume in preparation for today's memorial.

The spirit of the Old King Raedwald was still soaring over his land, and despite the politically correct elite attempting to rewrite History, the values and Liberty that was ingrained in the thousands of warriors that stormed ashore sixty five years ago are as valid today as it was when Earl Byrhtnoð defied the invader a thousand years ago.

We have not disappeared, the pygmies who unjustly rule this country however will soon disappear and be forgotten.

49 comments:

Ampers said...

I shall add this to my blog, full accreditation given of course, with a link.

I am a mongrel. My ancestors were Flemish and, in the century that Flanders was established, they moved to Scotland, then South Africa hundreds of years later

Whilst not Anglo-Saxon I am aghast at the way, through fear, the Marxists are doing their best to ensure the English to not again rise to greatness.

Yes, my friends, the prime motivator for this is fear. Fear that you might rise to dominate the world again and, if you do that, someone will suffer...

... the Marxists!

Ampers.

Snowolf said...

Superb. Thanks Guthrum.

sixtypoundsaweekcleaner said...

...the pygmies who unjustly rule this country however will soon disappear and be forgotten.

Wish I shared your confidence. I think they will be here until the cows come home.

Guthrum said...

Sixty

Unfortunately it will be so- if everybody remembered the Major years, they would not be voting Tory.

Only leaders of conviction and personal strength of character are remembered down the centuries.

Catosays said...

That is inspirational Guthrum. Thank you.

Rightwinggit said...

Absorbed? Bollocks. My Grans maiden name was old Saxon.

Now, where's me seax? They don't like it up 'em, you know...

Anonymous said...

Excellent Guthrum, and it is good to remember that it was the heirs of King Raedwald who played their part in D-Day. Respect to those heros, and all the heros of whatever nationality who took part in 6th June 1944.

Though I imagine they would have packed up & not bothered if they could have forseen what life in Britain would come to in the C21st.

Anonymous said...

I suspect that this "absorbed" idea comes from the DNA research discussed here

As a non-scientist it seems plausible. Whether its true or not I cannot tell.

VotR said...

If the people work together, MPs will not rule over us anymore. A little organisation and determination, and the people will rule over MPs forever.

The local elections were just the tip of the iceberg, and word of mouth, blogs, emails and the like can change the shape of the political landscape for decades and beyond to come. The mainstream political parties can become weapons, not just by their own hand which should be reduced in power, but weapons used by the hand of the voter to get a message across of being pissed off with the status quo.

Just as long as people don't forget the shit that's stuck on the Labour party with expenses abuse, corruption, positive discrimination and an mandatory, not optional, nanny state the current Labour government's future days are in small numbers.

Guthrum said...

Anon 10.29

The 'Science' has been rolled out to support the PC reinterpretation of History.

Please note that at no stage have I used the word race- only culture.

The writings of Gildas in the 5th Century are contemporary which gives a full account of the Saxon Settlement.

Rolling out Robin Cook as an 'expert' witness by Francis Pryor on 'Britain AD' was transparent in its political bias

microdave said...

"Above me in the sunlight was a lone Spitfire doing barrells and rolls, I assume in preparation for today's memorial."

That may well have been Carolyn Grace, who keeps her Spitfire at Bentwaters, not far away.

Brian Barker said...

Concerning your comment on English as an international language

I live in London and if anyone says to me “everyone speaks English” my answer is “Listen and look around you”. If people in London do not speak English then the whole question of a global language is completely open.

The promulgation of English as the world’s “lingua franca” is unethical and linguistically undemocratic. I say this as a native English speaker!

Unethical because communication should be for all and not only for an educational or political elite. That is how English is used internationally at the moment.

Undemocratic because minority languages are under attack worldwide due to the encroachment of majority ethnic languages. Even Mandarin Chinese is attempting to dominate as well. The long-term solution must be found and a non-national language, which places all ethnic languages on an equal footing is long overdue.

An interesting video can be seen at http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_YHALnLV9XU Professor Piron was a former translator with the United Nations

A glimpse of Esperanto can be seen at http://www.lernu.net

Anonymous said...

I gave up on the National Turst years ago. They are just like the RSPCA, and have become a Corporation.

AnonyBNP said...

"I have seen children's educational fims with a black father and son sitting down with a white working class father and son toasting the new Queen in 1953 in front of a TV. Culturally this could not have happened , yet it was presented as a cultural truth."

You're really confusing me Guthrum (insert cheap, snide reply here) because you sneer at my desire to retain my cultural identity in the face of a Marxist-led cultural genocide and yet at the same time you appear to share the some of the same goals as I do...

Do you really think that any of our Anglo-Saxon, Celtic heritage will be celebrated or even remembered if the Islamification of our country continues at its current pace ?

I believe you live in the South West so I'm guessing you haven't had as much exposure to this as, say, a working class family living in Burnley or Oldham.

If you're that far removed from the day-to-day reality of the 'joys' of multi-culturalism then I guess its undestandanble that you would consider these peoples' reactions to be 'extreme'

So, which is it Guthrum - multi-culturalism or the protection and promotion of our own culture and identity. You can't have both.

Anonymous said...

"Brian Barker said...

The promulgation of English as the world’s “lingua franca” is unethical and linguistically undemocratic. I say this as a native English speaker!"

I hear the words of a Righteous man. Of course Brian, how terribly imperialistic of us to want to speak our own language in our own nation's captal.

What a twat you are, Brian.

WV: turater - you couldn't make this up !

Oldrightie said...

"protection and promotion of our own culture and identity."

No contest. That's what D day was all about as well as protecting that of others, world wide.

bofl-too lazy to sign in! said...

perhaps we need the vikings to sail up the thames and sort out the shitbags masquerading as our representatives in westminster?

just why is it that we have a constant undermining of the English?

go to Thailand and tell a thai person that their country is shit or their king is a tosser and see what happens !!!!!!!!

brown,mandy,darling etc....all traitors....

Guthrum said...

ou're really confusing me Guthrum (insert cheap, snide reply here) because you sneer at my desire to retain my cultural identity in the face of a Marxist-led cultural genocide and yet at the same time you appear to share the some of the same goals as I do...

I know its a bit difficult for you to grasp- but I think the BNP economic policies are puerile, I don't think hanging and flogging by the State is a good idea, and getting the cattle trucks rolling again for immigrants is a good idea either.

The BNP is Authoritarian Left, I am neither of those. The BNP does not have the monopoly in the pride in being English. The values I see in the English, are not found in the pages of the BNP manifesto.

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Eddy Wulfbum said...

Pure Angle me.

There's no Southern shite, Mick or Scotch or Taff or owt else in my veins.

I gotta laugh though. Didn't Guthrum try to destroy the Anglo-Saxons?

richard said...

Anon - Brian Barker is not Righteous. you are mission the point entirely. an auxiliary non-political laguage (such as esperanto) will help to preserve "small" languages and their cultures. we are lucky because English is widespread. however, any National lingua franca (be it English or any other language) will have a political dimension. not only that, but billions of ££ are spent translating the dozens of languages in the EU. an auxilliary language (eg Esperanto or possibly Interlingua) would save money, preserve minority languages, and be apolitical. Brian didn't say anything about Brits not speaking English in England, or the Capital; he merely makes the reasonable assertion that national languages compete as a political instrument. they threaten each other's sway on that basis, to the detriment of culture, identity, and ultimately freedom of the individual to be of their own culture.

richard said...

oops "missing the point"

Tory Poppins said...

A beautifully written and moving tribute to those who risked and lost their lives for the sake of freedom. An a fitting testament to the erosion of those freedoms over the past 12 years. Thank you for sharing. I will link to this.

Reimer said...

"I don't think hanging and flogging by the State is a good idea, and getting the cattle trucks rolling again for immigrants is a good idea either."

do Libertarians regard the State as having the right to imprison people?

By referring to cattle-trucks I take it you mean mass-murder, something I too find terrifying & repulsive. Why does this have to be conflated with any hostility to the dispossession of the English?

R

Anonymous said...

Go back to Saxony, you bunch of sea-krauts.

GCooper said...

That was both beautiful and inspirational, Guthrum, thank you.

The Economic Voice said...

Well written and beautifully romantic.......makes you want to blood eagle the our current so called leaders for treason against the spirit of this country.

Anonymous said...

"go to Thailand and tell a thai person that their country is shit or their king is a tosser and see what happens !!!!!!!!"
As someone who lives in Thailand allow me to tell you. 15 years per offence for the crime of Le Majeste a Swiss guy got, ready? sitting comfortably? 75 years for grafitti on 5 pictures of the king a while ago. By the way I do know its used as a way of shutting people up but there you have it. Back to the Spitfire I belive the average age of the pilots at the end of the war was about 19 can you imagine 19 year olds now doing it?

AnonyBNP said...

"Guthrum said...

I know its a bit difficult for you to grasp..."

You smug arrogant prick.

We haven't disappeared ? Are you fucking kidding me ?

Maybe everything's all rosey in Dorset or wherever you live but in the rest of England the tide is rising. Here's just one example :

Guthrum's Wake-Up Call

That was 2007 Guthrum. Do you think the situation has changed ? For the better ? What do you think this means for future generations ?

I notice you completely avoided the question I asked you about multi-culturalism. Just what is the Libertarian view on uncontrolled Islamic immigration ?

Guthrum said...

Didn't Guthrum try to destroy the Anglo-Saxons?

Gave it my best shot !

I notice you completely avoided the question I asked you about multi-culturalism. Just what is the Libertarian view on uncontrolled Islamic immigration ?

Not really- I just get bored with repeating myself.

One more time- wholesale immigration is the logical conclusion of a Welfare State. Non English speaking unskilled rural workers would find it difficult to earn a living here. Only skilled English speaking immigrants could do that. I work in Southern Africa, France and Germany, I have clients who are Portugese speaking so I use French as a common language. I do not expect any restrictions to be placed on where I work.

Equally I do not turn up to these countries not speaking the language, and have thousands thrown at me in benefits and housing. Stop the benefits, the immigration would dry up.

Unfortunately the population here in vast swathes of the country who were born here are hooked on the benefits culture and want to keep it that way.

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Anonymous said...

Anglo-Saxons: the original illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

If we are looking at DNA, then the English are primarily descended from the first settlers who came here after the glaciers retreated. Culturally, we are anglo-saxon of course.

The perfect lingua franca would be to return to Latin. But that would mean children learning classics and I doubt our current regime would approve of that.

Roger Thornhill said...

Esperanto appears to be a classic Fabian plan. You destroy history using it. English as a language is a treasure trove of history.

Begone with your synthetic garbage!

Reimer said...

Sounds to me as if Guthrum values his globetrotting political ideals more than he does the existence of his countrymen.

Would resistance to the Hitler regime have been successful without a State strong enough to make & co-ordinate diplomacy, active war-making and the home front? Would "enlightened anarchy" have kept Adolf at bay?

Goodnight Vienna said...

I read this over at Ungereord - when I first added to my blog roll I didn't realise it was you! Good one.

o/t come over and hear a 7-sec clip of Brown making a hash of it in Normandy
Gordon renames Omaha Beach

The Beast of Clerkenwell said...

Guthrun
Black men fought for this country in both WW1 and WW2
They also served as pilots (+:
Now I hate the little gang banging Niggers on sink estates as much as the next man, but many men from the caribbean( Including Pvt Johnson Beharry VC) and Africa and Asia have served us well and you would want one of that calibre for a neighbour.

K. McEgan said...

Anon 10.29 there are distinct Celtic markers (& pre Celtic, Basque, Anglo-Saxon & Viking ones) the most recent genetic studies play on the fact that waves came in over the last 8,000 yrs. The material added from about 500BC onwards has been slight.

Anonymous said...

Culturally, we are anglo-saxon of course.

If you honestly believe that, I'm afraid you have absolutely no idea what "Anglo-Saxon" means.

The culture of the Anglo-Saxons (insofar as one can usefully describe them in monolithic terms) underwent inordinate changes from the seventh to fourteenth centuries and absorbed countless external influences (primarily various shades of Celtic, Norse-Viking, Norman French and Angevin French). These all combined to create the English culture of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries - the distinct insular (in the sense of "from an island") culture of England during the Hundred Years War.

I suspect you are using "Anglo-Saxon" as a shorthand for "late mediaeval English" and simply failing to apprehend fully what the terms properly mean. Either way, as a non-English Briton, I would be extremely if the English were to rediscover their full native culture; I would be considerably less pleased if they were simply to pull random stuff out of their ass and declare "This beez Anglo-Saxon, juss liek mee!".

Fundamentally, the difference between the true culture of the English and the imaginary Anglo-Saxon guff is similar to the difference between Raedwald's blog and OH's blog. One is serious and means something; the other is the puerile response of some very uneducated people to feelings of inadequacy.

Anonymous said...

@ Fellow Anonymous

You`re reading chauvinism into my comment when it isn`t there. By Anglo-Saxon, I am referring to what I call a dominant trait of Englishness - individualism. This is much more noticeable here than in continental European countries - re. Anglo-Saxon society before the Norman conquest, Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, John Locke

"I would be extremely {pleased}if the English were to rediscover their full native culture"

- good. You should join the English Democrats like wot i ave done. Innit.

Guthrum said...

Would resistance to the Hitler regime have been successful without a State strong enough to make & co-ordinate diplomacy, active war-making and the home front? Would "enlightened anarchy" have kept Adolf at bay?

The ONLY legitimate expenditure of the State is Defence- repeat Defence not wars of aggression.

Standard Libertarian fare

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Eddy Wulfbum, you'll be an obtuse Angle then?

Anonymous said...

You`re reading chauvinism into my comment when it isn`t there.

In that case, I apologise.

By Anglo-Saxon, I am referring to what I call a dominant trait of Englishness - individualism. This is much more noticeable here than in continental European countries - re. Anglo-Saxon society before the Norman conquest, Magna Carta, Bill of Rights, Thomas Hobbes, Adam Smith, John Locke

Smith, of course, was a Scot. I'd agree that Britain, as a whole, has always been marked by a unique degree of individualism. Historically, the only people who ever really matched the values of individualism and liberty found in pre-Marxist Britain were the ancient Athenians.

But these aren't just traits of the English. They're traits of all the Protestant peoples of the British Isles and they are traits which have been assailed, beaten down and raped by a century and a half of Marxist thought. Essentially, I'd maintain that the reclamation of traditional British liberties must come side-by-side with the final ideological defeat of British socialism - and, in fact, I believe that without one, you can't have the other: we'll never reclaim our freedom without vanquishing the left and will never vanquish the left without reclaiming our freedom.

At the same time, the reclamation of our notional liberties would be a pointless exercise so long as we remain tied to the statist EU with its avowed mission of anti-democratic centralisation.

- good. You should join the English Democrats like wot i ave done. Innit.

I do sympathise very strongly with the idea that England should have devolved representation after the fashion of Scotland, Wales or Ulster. In fact, I'd say that the future of the British Union depends on a greater degree of English autonomy and that, on the back of English autonomy, we might reasonably expect a renaissance of British culture and innovation. Having said that, I don't think the English Democrats would necessarily want me as I am a Scot.

Guthrum said...

I'd maintain that the reclamation of traditional British liberties must come side-by-side with the final ideological defeat of British socialism - and, in fact, I believe that without one, you can't have the other: we'll never reclaim our freedom without vanquishing the left and will never vanquish the left without reclaiming our freedom.

At the same time, the reclamation of our notional liberties would be a pointless exercise so long as we remain tied to the statist EU with its avowed mission of anti-democratic centralisation.


I'll drink to that !

hangemall said...

Thanks for that GuthruM.

Anonymous said...

I forgot Smith was a Scot but I think what we really have is an Anglosphere of English speakers and the American Founding Fathers have to be included as well.

"But these aren't just traits of the English. They're traits of all the Protestant peoples of the British Isles and they are traits which have been assailed, beaten down and raped by a century and a half of Marxist thought. Essentially, I'd maintain that the reclamation of traditional British liberties must come side-by-side with the final ideological defeat of British socialism - and, in fact, I believe that without one, you can't have the other: we'll never reclaim our freedom without vanquishing the left and will never vanquish the left without reclaiming our freedom"

Well, libertarians like Guthrum scare me a bit and go a little bit too far for me but I can certainly drink to this as well.

"Having said that, I don't think the English Democrats would necessarily want me as I am a Scot"

Even if you are a Scot staying in England for the short-medium term, I would still be very surprised if you were not welcomed into the ED`s.

JerryD said...

Great post OH! Don't worry too much about the Marxists trying to bury Anglo-Saxon history - its Marxists burying Anglo-Saxons which we need to worry about. I jest only a bit here you understand...

For Anglo-Saxon culture get Sir Frank Stenton and Bede, forget the muppets at NT...but for Anglo-Saxon revenge - get a sword.

richard said...

Roger - you're right about the historical treasure trove of the English language, but you're missing the point by a light year. Esperanto was designed to allow two people to communicate without having to learn another national language. it was forseen to be an emergency auxilliary language, a tool for expediency when dealing with foreigners, and absolutely NOT a replacement for national languages and consequently their cultures. for instance it's use was forseen in ports, international commerce, medical emergencies, and for diplomacy (to avoid political bias and dozens of translations of documents).
national languages are difficult to learn (English has, for instance, duck, drake, duckling but cob, pen, cygnet (swans) and many other irregularities. esperanto has none. you learn one word and the male, female and offspring are always the same.
where Esperanto falls down is that some letters are accented and difficult to type with modern keyboards. it is ridiculously easy to learn, however, and may have a future yet. it would be quite something if Esperanto had caugt on at it's inception, and we all spoke our national languages at home (welsh irish, cornish, manx, gaelic, English and whatever else) and thus preserved both them and our heritage, and esperanto when abroad or conversing with a foreigner.
if Esperanto is a Fabian plot, who do you think was the easier group for an intrusive State to control? Irish speakers? welsh speakers?
or English speakers? which region has the most interfering officials enforcing the daftest rules, the most serious attacks on personal freedom and the highest concentration of CCTV?

Anonymous said...

Superb

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