The following article is the script for my YouTube video: ‘Should We Apologise For Our History?’. Therefore, it may seem more informal than my usual writing. You can find the video at the bottom of this article.
Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour party have pledged in their election manifesto to launch an investigation into British colonialism. Is it any wonder than the British working class have abandoned the very party which is supposed to represent them…
Some may say that Labour are out of touch. The British public are generally proud of the British Empire and colonialism, after all. But let’s not fall into the trap of assuming that our representatives are stupid. This is a calculated move. It’s a move to pander to non-British voters, who are a growing demographic, and it’s yet another attack on British identity.
Make no mistake that the result of this investigation will be that the British are bad, the British should feel guilty, and the British should apologise. Non-British people who live in Britain and who reap all the benefits that our civilisation offers (such as British healthcare, British education and British technology) will be ever-so-keen to tell us how evil we are, and how oppressed they are; despite that fact that they’re given a constant platform by the government and mainstream media to complain about us, and if we respond, we’re given social media suspensions and hate crime convictions.
I for one can’t wait for the eternally hard-done-by to power up the web on their electricity-powered computers and to type out in English about how bad their lives are because of the British. You’ve probably guessed where I’m going with this. No, we should not apologise. And the fact that many benefitted greatly from British colonialism, and still benefit greatly from it today, isn’t the only reason.
I said that this investigation is an attack on British identity. That’s because it’s an attempt to make us feel guilty about our past, and thus, a bid to encourage us to welcome the opening up our borders and our demographic replacement. We must deserve it, after all!
Let’s talk for a moment about guilt. We often say to our opponents: “Why are we allowed to feel guilty for things our ancestors did, but we can’t feel proud of anything they did?”, but it works both ways, doesn’t it? If we feel proud of the good parts of our history, then shouldn’t we feel guilty for the bad parts?
Well, I would argue that pride and guilt aren’t opposites. Pride and shame are opposites, and guilt and innocence and opposites. You can feel proud of something that you haven’t directly influenced. For example, I was proud of my niece when she was chosen to play Mary in the school nativity. Back when I was a football fan, I felt pride when my team won the Champion’s League. And you can feel shame for something that you haven’t directly influenced too. If a member of your family did something terrible, perhaps you would feel ashamed of that. But you can’t be expected to feel guilt or innocence for something that was nothing to do with you.
We can look back at certain historical events, such as the bombing of Dresden or the British concentration camps in the Anglo-Boer war, and we can determine that they shouldn’t have happened. We can say that something was wrong. We can learn from history and pledge never to do it again. But we shouldn’t feel guilty for it. We shouldn’t be expected to apologise for it. The people who make up a nation today shouldn’t be expected to pay some sort of reparations for something that we had nothing to do with.
And where do we draw the line? If the British are expected to apologise for our past, should every nation apologise for every bad thing their nation has ever done? Should Turkey apologise for the Ottoman Empire? Should Muslims apologise for the Islamic conquests? Who should apologise for the Holodomor?
Of course those groups aren’t expected to bathe in guilt and apologise for their past, because those groups aren’t white, and those groups aren’t having their identities broken down so that mass immigration can be forced on them. Those groups aren’t expected to accommodate ungrateful, resentful guests who are impossible to please. Those groups aren’t expected to ‘give give give’ at the expense of their own safe nation and culture.
The British working class are being screwed over today just like we were screwed over back then. We didn’t benefit from our industries being shipped abroad. The fat cats in London did. We were left unemployed and poor. And today, we don’t benefit from mass immigration which, by the way, the establishment can’t seem to decide is either a punishment for colonialism or a strength.
A people who are weighed down by guilt, who are full of shame for their ancestors, are a broken people, too scared or too high on lies to feel a positive connection to their past. A people with no connection to their past is a people without any strong desire to preserve it for the future. Sever our connection to our people and our past, and you’ll sever our connection to who we are.
Do not allow guilt and remorse to control you. If you’re looking for a sign or permission to lose the guilt and that weight on your shoulders, then consider this it. As a British person, you should feel incredibly proud that your tiny island had the strength, resource and intellect to wield the immense power that it did. You come from incredible stock, and the power of those achievements that the British were once capable of should be channelled into our struggle today.
To quote Kai Murros: Our history cannot be used as a weapon against us. We are in debt to no one.