In case it’s not immediately clear, the Sri Lankan born father of two – who fulfilled a dream to come this country 17 years ago and took citizenship to make his life here – is proud to be British.
Some of those that read this blog probably believe that I have some sort of grudge against those born in foreign lands and who move to Britain. Admittedly most of what I have written would certainly give that impression.
My ire is not specifically directed against anyone born in a foreign country, but those that believe they still live there. Mr. Kumarasiri is an example of those that I consider more than welcome.
Despite being born in Sri Lanka, and despite living there until he was 20, Mr. Kumarasiri considers himself British through and through. Being British, and proud (he even flies a Union Jack from his home!) he considered it a reasonable request to expect his customers to have learnt a few words of English since moving here. He was wrong.
Despite being widely supported by people across the country, he has now lost his job thanks to a hate campaign by local Muslims.
‘If these people are coming into our country they should practise our language and culture. As far as I am concerned, if you can’t be British you should go home.’
Precisely. Sadly those that have made sure he lost his job believe the opposite is true, that they need not make any effort to integrate into this country, or worse that integration is somehow an insult to their religion or culture.
These people arrived as foreigners in a strange land and remain so, some of them generations after arriving here. They make no effort to learn English nor do they consider themselves in any way to be British. They surround themselves with others of the same background and culture and create pockets of their homeland and defy any attempts made to help them assimilate into Britain.
These are the people that I despise, almost as much as I despise those that pander to them. Those that fail to realise that giving away so much to ‘help’ them integrate into Britain not only destroys any incentive that they would have had for doing so, but also makes them see us as weak, contemptuous and therefore they do not see the need to adopt the culture of a defunct society.
English in England?
The Muslim community was naturally up in arms, those that could speak English made their anger clear, those that couldn’t signed a petition.
Mr Kahn confirmed that local Muslims have started a petition calling for Mr Kumarasiri’s dismissal but stressed the move had no connection with his Mosque,
Of course not. Just coincidence then that it was passed around the mosque just after prayer time, I am sure that the Imman didn’t mention it at all. It amazes me that people can be so averse to speaking the native language in a country, this would never happen anywhere else.
Whatever happened to Britishness tests and having a certain standard of English before moving here? After all what chance has an immigrant of getting a job if he cannot speak English? None. But then again unemployment is highest among the Urdu speaking Pakistani community in this area, and throughout the country. And the fact that it is apparent that many don’t want to be forced to learn English, makes me wonder whether that is so that they can use it as an excuse to not find work and spend a life on benefits?
Mr.Kumarasiri summed it up himself:
“I don’t expect everyone to agree with me. It was inevitable that those who don’t want to be fully integrated into this country would do something about it.”
And this certainly appears to be the case. This is a seriously segregated area. Mr. Kumarasriri’s shop is on the same street as Greenwood Junior School, the school that was forced to recognise Eid as well as Christmas by Muslims parents and the local mosque, and then was subsequently forced to cancel the Christmas play. Although the school is in a predominately Muslim area, the school kids are not predominately Muslim. As this image courtesy of Google Street View shows.
The unfortunate school children of this area appear to fall under the power of the local mosque, whether they are Muslim or not. The fact that the Royal Mail refused to support Mr.Kumarasiri and eventually sacked him, and that the police were keeping an eye on the shop due to the apparent threat of violence from local Muslims, shows just how powerful this group is. But I suppose if you can get Christmas cancelled, anything is possible.
I know the area well as I used to drink in a public house on that street many years ago, but it certainly appears to have altered beyond all recognition now. The ‘local’ mosque is literally less than 100 yards away from the post office where Mr. Kumarasiri was formerly employed, on the very next corner; he would probably of heard them cursing his name from there, if only he spoke Urdu.
There is also another mosque just a stone’s throw away from this one.
For years the elite have been branding anyone who complains about immigrants and foreigners, as racist xenophobes; spouting such rubbish as ‘Britain should be a multicultural nation’ or worse, that ‘the British are not worth preserving as a race,’ as if we have committed such gross acts that we need to be eradicated, exterminated or at the very least our culture and our heritage supplanted by one more deserving.
Empire Overseas Territories. The very mention of the E word has these liberal bed wetters cringing and ducking for cover, as if the British Empire were such a horror that we should be ashamed of it. Despite the fact that were it not for this Empire, most of Britain’s non whites would not be here at all and we would indeed but monocultural.
We are indoctrinated from an early age in this country to believe that the British Empire was inherently bad, that there were no positive aspects to it and that we, as Britons, should be ashamed of it. Any attempt to celebrate Britishness and British culture is seen as an attempt to reignite the imperialism and colonialism of the old days. Any criticism of ethnic minorities, their culture or their religion is seen as a hark back to the bad old days of colonialism and demonstrates white Britons inability to move away from the racist mindset that so afflicted our ancestors.
The self flagellating, guilt ridden liberal elite that runs this nation hate anything to do with Britishness and use immigration and multiculturalism to correct past perceived wrongs. They refuse to see the good points of the Empire, the positives that were left in its wake.
‘Ever since I was a boy – growing up in a village outside the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo and learning English at school – I have loved Britain and everything that the British left behind. We still have the laws, the schools, the courtesy and the discipline. Like many Sri Lankans, I’ve always been proud to be associated with Britain and I always dreamt that one day I would come here.’
Not everything about the British Empire was bad, despite what the liberal namby pamby’s would have you believe. Most of the nations that were part of the British Empire are now prosperous democracies, still using British laws, British education systems and British military structure as the basis for their own nations.
It is heartening to hear someone born in another nation speak so highly of Britain, and what Britain did for him and the legacy it left behind in his nation. It is something that is rarely, if ever heard here.
Sadly the courtesy and the discipline, the laws and the schools in Britain no longer follow the example that they left behind in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is probably a better example of those virtues than modern Britain.
This hatred of Britain by the ruling elite is nothing new, George Orwell stated in 1941:
“England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality. In left-wing circles it is always felt that there is something slightly disgraceful in being an Englishman and that it is a duty to snigger at every English institution, from horse racing to suet puddings. It is a strange fact, but it is unquestionably true that almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during ‘God save the King’ than of stealing from a poor box.”
More true today that it ever was, at least among the so called intellectuals.
This attitude is not going down well with the rest of Britain. The populace is well educated and on more of an intellectual par with the elite than ever before, and so will not be so easily brow beaten into believing the tripe that these fools spout. Such a blatant disregard for the wishes of the masses only leads to one place, as Mr. Kumarasiri points out:
“We have a terrible problem in Britain today. We don’t know who our neighbours are, we’re losing our sense of community, and it can only get worse if your neighbour doesn’t speak the same language, because then you get lack of understanding, and fear, and so often racism.”
Yes real racism, people are getting tired of being labelled racist for every little thing and are becoming de-sensitised to the word, so that when real racism rears its ugly head it will either be ignored or played down.
‘It’s all down to language. The fabric of the nation begins to unravel if we don’t speak the same language.’
Quite right. The thing that makes Britain what it is, and the major legacy of the Empire is the language, yet in modern Britain it is seen as more of an afterthought. Something British people may pick up at some point, but not really necessary.
“I had to say something, because too many people are afraid to. The person who’s born here can’t do anything or he’ll be accused of being a racist, you can only complain here if you’ve got brown skin.”
And it seems, at least in his case, not even then. So it is any wonder that white voters feel so neglected, forgotten and disenfranchised?
“And the white man, what does he do? Nothing. He has to keep it under his clothes, or his hat, or whatever we say, until it builds up and up like a balloon, until one day it’ll explode and we’ll have riots and hatred and I don’t want that. I just want people to be proud to be British.”
Ironic then, that a man born in another country, who grew up in another country, part of a different culture and who has only lived here for 18 years, is more in step with the white indigenous population than the white ruling elite that have lived here for generations.
It is a shame that the Liberal Democrats kicked this man out for voicing these kinds of opinions, he would have got my vote. Now I refuse to vote for the Lib Dems again as a matter of principle, and I am fast running out of parties.