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Saturday, 12 October 2013

Proud to be British? - Reinhard Heydrich

I noticed a quote started doing the rounds, it was attributed to a Nazi who was referring to the Germanisation of Czechoslovakia. But to read it it could have been about the Anglicisation of Wales, Scotland, Ireland and just about any country the English colonised.

We often use racial stereotypes, usually in jest but often in more darker ways. Us taff have a fondness for sheep, the Italians are lazy, the Yanks are fat, the Scots are drunks, the Irish are all thieves, the French are cheese eating surrender monkeys and the Germans are notoriously efficient. To many, the Nazis were just a more efficient version of the British. Whilst the British took centuries to take over the world the Nazis wanted in done in decades.
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From the Berwick and Wales act, to the Welsh not and the blue books, right through to the modern day media that is both London owned and London based.

This might as well be the speech from one of the unionist politicians that keeps telling us how small, poor and stupid we are. How we're better off being controlled by foreigners because we couldn't possibly run our own affairs.

Did Reinhard actually say these things? That's debatable, when googling the quote I came across an interesting article referring to the brushing aside of Celtic history here which also has the quote above and via the magic of google books I found The Killing Of Reinhard Heydrich: The SS "Butcher Of Prague" written by Glasgow born professor of history Callum McDonald.

You can search for key words within the book itself and it will present you a selection of search results, when you click on the result it will take you to that page. Some of the keywords I searched for are below.
Deprive the people of their national consciousness

Treat them as a tribe and not a nation

Dilute their national pride

Do not teach their history
Dismiss independence as a barbaric anomaly.
Whether he said the quote is almost academic at this point, perhaps the 'quote' in the graphic was pieced together by things he actually did as opposed to things he actually said. Everything in the quote happened in Czechoslovakia just as it has happened in Wales, Scotland, Ireland and every single colony invaded and controlled by the English Empire. In fact the word happened isn't quite right as that implies it isn't still happening. It is still happening and it will continue to happen until we free ourselves.

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