There’s no Future in England’s Dreaming

Sometimes you have to wonder, why the English establishment are so threatened by a small, repressed nation like Kernow?
Or for that matter, Scotland, Wales, Ireland etc.

You might say they’re not threatened at all, how could they be?
If that is the case, why is so much done by them to try and keep the status quo?
Is it for the benefit of Cornwall to be denied her inalienable rights to be an independent, free nation? Is it in Scotland’s interests to be a part of an unbalanced, out-dated act of Union? And despite 300 years of formal annexation by England, is it in Wales’ best interests to continue in this way for another 300?

For centuries England has trampled across indigenous nations, waged war and interred dissidents but what makes the English establishment and certain English people so resistant to give back what was never theirs to take?
In the case of Cornwall, it never was taken. No formal records exist of annexation. Cornwall always existed separately from England and earlier Wessex. In 936,  the ethnic cleanser Athelstan forced the boundary of Cornwall from the river Exe in what is now Devon, back to the eastern bank of the river Tamar where it remains, in constitutional law, today. Maps showed Cornwall as a separate country. Many writers, ambassadors and historians wrote of Cornwall and the Cornish alongside England and the English. At his coronation, the maniacal mass-murderer Henry VIII listed Cornwall separately from England, while his daughter Elizabeth apparently spoke nine languages: five were the languages of Britain and Ireland which included Cornish and she had stated that she didn’t rule Cornwall.
So what happened? After the war of 1549, England, in a fit of spite, “forgot” Cornwall existed as a nation and proceeded its insidious assimilation agenda which continues to this very day.

So why is this carrying on? Why are groups and individuals ridiculed and denigrated for speaking of such things?
It is because it has been erased from the collective consciousness, meaning those that do are loonies and fantasists. But who are the fantasists when the history is there for all who want it?
Go on any Cornish fora and see the abuse levelled by English participants who blatently refuse the evidence put before them yet offer none to support their end. The same goes for sites like Wikipedia.
What difference does it make to them?

Is the English establishment and those individuals who persist with this agenda frightened of groups of people with a strong identity?
Why can’t England exist peacefully alongside the other constituent nations of the British Isles? Perhaps they’re afraid we might all get together and give ’em a taste of their own medicine?
But this is 21st century Britain. What Cornwall and the other Celtic nations want is not enmity and strife, only to take care of their own affairs, not be controlled by power-hungry puppets hundreds of miles away, who have no concept of the issues affecting the people of said nations.

As we see from happenings in Scotland, things are changing, for the better. Kernow’s day too, will come.

The establishment don’t like it, the quasi-facist dream is coming to an end. They’re afraid and England is shaking like a shitting dog.

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6 responses to “There’s no Future in England’s Dreaming

  • pepper

    They feel threatened because the Cornish have a national and ethnic identity and they have lost theirs. Jealousy is a base emotion.

  • Ash McKnight

    I like the article. Just the other day I was wondering what would happen if Cornwall, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland banded together and staged a rebellion.

  • Mike Chappell

    I believe that a true strand of hope is that we have a pan Celtic political party.

    A first class article. Thank you !

    Mike Chappell
    Secretary – Celtic League, Kernow

  • Dan

    Despite being supportive of devolution in principle, I think you confuse England with the UK throughout your article. Anything coming from Westminster is the British government, as the English don’t have any ‘national government’ of their own.

    But in answer to your question as to why Cornwall, Scotland and Wales are not allowed to become independent, it’s because, as it stands at the moment, the people who live in those places do not want it.

    We shall no doubt see within the next five years an independence referendum in Scotland, of which there is no guarentee will be ‘won’. I don’t detect anything like a majority of people in Wales or Cornwall wanting independence, and this is not shown up in voting patterns in local and national elections either.

    My own feeling is that parties from these places that want independence for their ‘country’ would do best to target their efforts to persuading the local population that it is in their best interests. As soon as that argument is won, I suspect you’ll find that you’re pushing at an open door in respect of the UK government.

    • Helghyer

      Thanks for your comment.
      As I was talking specifically of England (the clue was in the title), there was/is no confusion. You might like to (naively) think of the government as ‘UK’ but many people from the Celtic nations of the British Isles view it as the original English Parliament with a different name.
      I think you’ve somewhat missed the point.

      Nice ‘country’ by the way. Learn a little history (there are some very useful links on this site) and you’ll discover that this ‘country’ of ours has existed a hell of a lot longer than yours.

      An Helghyer

  • Dan

    Thanks for your reply. Apologies if I’ve missed the point of your post. The sense I got from what you’d written was that you felt the English government was stopping Cornish, or Welsh, or Scottish independence.

    My point was that, whilst accepting that there are people living in these places that do want independence, what is stopping independence occuring is that the majority of the people who live there do not curreently want it, rather than it being the UK/English government stopping it.

    Scotland has elected itself a pro-independence government, it will have its independence referendum in a few years, and if it votes ‘yes’ it will become independent. No “quasi-fascist establishment dream” is going to stop that happening.

    It may suit your narative to say that the only thing stopping Cornish independence is the overbearing fist of English imperialism, but this doesn’t bear up to scrutiny.

    I’m very pleased that your country has a longer history than mine, and I enjoy reading and learning about that history. Only, it shouldn’t be the means by which one defines the legitimacy of one’s arguments.

    Chons da!

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