Orwell and Nationalism

“A British nationalist will defend self-determination for Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency.”

Grouse Beater

I am bloody fed up with the malicious British press, our sloppy ‘status quo forever’ media, and Labour naked in bed with brutal neo-con Tories, all holding hands with puerile, pig-ignorant internet trolls, misquoting George Orwell’s views on nationalism.

Orwell did notsay, ‘All nationalism is bad and leads to intolerance,’ or any variation of that fictious slogan.

For the record, in his 1946 essay, ‘Notes on Nationalism,’ he wrote:

“A British nationalist will defend self-determination for Europe and oppose it in India with no feeling of inconsistency.”

This has been redacted, bastardised, to the moronic, general, ‘Orwell hated nationalism,’ a falsehood now stuck on Scotland’s mass movement for self-determination.

I own the collected essays and letters of Orwell in which he has a lot to say that is highly relevant about the intolerance of English to foreigners and intellectuals, and, (even in his day) the growing power of London over the rest of the British…

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About Hugh Wallace

Soldier, sailor, policeman, engineer, scientist, democrat, socialist, environmentalist, advocate of Scottish Independence
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