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When in George Orwell—social conservative, Little Englander, intellectual cosmopolitan—hopefully envisioned an English socialist revolution, he assured his readers and himself that such a mere political event, like all such past convulsions, would prove no more than a surface disturbance.
Rather, by its very nature—by its inherent logic, and by the ideology, aspirations, and world-historical forces from which it springs and to which it gives expression—it perforce obliterates that culture. This essay attempts, in an admittedly eccentric way, to support that sweeping assertion.
Academic studies on specialized aspects of this subject abound, but no synthetic analysis and comprehensive history has yet been published. Successes and Failures of Post-war Immigration. Still, the first steps must be to define terms, and to place the argument in some historical context.
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The overwhelming weight of mass immigration has fallen on England, where fully 90 percent of immigrants to Britain have settled. Because the British state has determined policies toward mass immigration, and because nearly all official figures and studies put immigration in a British context, in discussing policy and politics, I do the same.
Because of that easy hegemony, the English have in many circumstances felt comfortable espousing a British identity when, strictly speaking, they mean an English one.
Anyone examining the impact of mass immigration on Britain who is at all attendant to right thinking opinion may well wonder what all the fuss is about.
Indeed, in a process that can best be described as Orwellian, advocates of mass immigration and multiculturalism in contemporary Britain have pushed a mantra that, by virtue of insistent repetition, has settled into common knowledge, slackly intoned by politicians, government ministers, and Guardian opinion writers and lazily slotted into White Papers, government leaflets, and advocacy group reports.
To buttress this article of faith, the bien pensant trot out Jute and Pict clan folk, Angle and Celt settlers, Roman legionnaires, and Norman barons in a know-it-all fashion to silence doubters. That this idea is so dependent on population movements in the dim reaches of prehistory reveals both its weakness and its irrelevance: The tiny number of Roman and Norman conquerors were the thinnest veneer over the native population and have left virtually no genetic trace.
A final influx of Angles, Saxons, Frisians, and the like—which brought no more thanpeople over a period of several centuries—essentially completed the genetic mix.
Thus, the evidence demonstrates the striking fact that, genetically, the population of Great Britain has been essentially frozen in time and place since at least the Dark Ages—indeed, settlement patterns from that period emerge clearly on contemporary genetic maps.
The idea of an English kingdom and of an English nation with its own land dates to the s. The nation has been at least partially politically unified since the Anglo-Saxon kings and fully and permanently so since the Conquest. Since then, the English have shared the experience of living together on an unconquered island.
Without doubt, the Normans enhanced and altered English culture—especially its architecture, the vocabulary of its language, and the manners and mores of the elite. But the Conquest was the last foreign admixture imposed on English culture. For nearly the next thousand years, that culture would be left to itself to evolve in itself and to adopt foreign cultural influences wholly on its own terms.
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