This sounds a strange thing to accuse the right wing, especially here in the United Kingdom, of being robbers but they through their actions have robbed me of my patriotism and national pride in my country.
But their constant associating of patriotism and our own national flags with their racist and nationalist politics has poisoned both patriotism and national pride in such a way now both the media and general public now treat both as dirty words.
What I think I am trying to say is that being a patriot and national pride should not be something to be ashamed of and it should be more associated with the more positive aspects of the United Kingdom that is the country is example of a multi-cultural and multi-religious country which works but it is not far from perfect.
We need to redefine being a patriot and our national pride here in the United Kingdom as a people or individual level and focus on the positive aspects of our country and accept the fact that the vary basis of the country is the fact we are all immigrants and as a people especially in England have mixed ancestry.
We seam to conveniently forget early in our own history we are invaded by various Peoples from mainland Europe including Roman, Saxon even Normal who stamped their own cultural identities on our culture.
What I am saying our whole culture here in the United Kingdom is the result of immigrants coming to our shores not by being isolated from the World or Europe. Basically for our culture and society to continue to grow and keep it unique nature we need to stop blaming immigrants for our own problems and allow them to contribute to our society by allowing them to work and contribute to our society as a whole.
Personally I am fed up of the Right Wing especially the Extreme Right Wing here in the United Kingdom poisoning our patriotism and national pride associating it with racist and anti-immigrant message to a point a sizeable minority of people are ashamed such feelings and their own national flags.
This sizeable minority of people should take back our patriotism and national pride back from these extremists in the Right Wing and focus the positive side of such feelings which are for representative of the true nature of the United Kingdom.
Simply put I would like to have a pride for my country without the Right Wing poisonous association with such a pride!
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