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No, YOU wear it to town

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “you couldn’t wear that here.” I know that’s what you’re thinking, because we’re all thinking it, because you couldn’t safely wear this anywhere, not even here in the heart of all things historically Anglo Saxon. Especially not here.

I bought this at Sissinghurst on Sunday, at a booth for an organization called the Steadfast Trust, a group with the perfectly uncontroversial aim of preserving English history and passing it on to English children.

Ha ha! Just kidding! It’s incredibly controversial!

Last year when we walked up to this booth, someone was chewing out the nice blonde lady behind the counter. Because I think how it works is, one minute you teach childrens how to thatch a roof and the next thing you know, coloreds have separate drinking fountains. Word.

I’m surprised the show organizers have allowed these people in for a second year (whether they were here before that, I don’t recall). The Smallholder’s Fair is very aspirational, not to say a bit twee, and this sort of thing…isn’t a good fit.

Oh, here’s the thing…the folks we chatted with at the booth were very nice, very earnest people. But the Left has made the very idea of an identity group based on Englishness (for which read: whiteness) so off limits that most decent people are afraid to come within miles. So, over time, organizations like this one will genuinely skew to the weird.

It’s a damn shame, but you know what? I don’t have the courage to push back, beyond buying a lapel pin I don’t have the balls to wear.


Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:09 pm

I sense a merchandising opportunity here. I would buy one, and put it on my hat. My McCain/Palin hat, and wear it to WalMart.

Certainly you can work out a merchandising deal, you send them customers and get a small ‘bite’ of the revenue stream.

, that’ the word I was thinking.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:15 pm

I got pretty weary of the whole ‘Shame on you White Boy’ thing at my job which was linked to the U.S. Government. I was not allowed to have any pride in myself… A white! male!! of German!!! extraction with no redeeming qualities like homosexuality or conversion to Islam.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:18 pm

I was thinking of that, Skandia: the moment Palin appeared on the scene, the Left firehosed filth at her until even the more fainthearted on her side declared her off limits.

They’re trying to do this with Cruz at the moment. They don’t dare try to make the case that he’s stupid (a la Palin), so they’re making him out to be a creep.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:23 pm

Some Vegetable,

You could always claim to have been bullied by your inner child. That oughta give you a millisecond or so to flee the conversation.

The Husband is also a Guvmint beast, but since he is almost pure welsh extraction (by way of Indiana and Kentucky), I tell him that he is minority in that respect.

Comment from Sigivald
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:53 pm

How about “Proud to be a Norman Oppressor”?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 21, 2013, 10:57 pm

That would probably fly. Do you know to this day, the ruling classes are still a bit Norman and the people are a bit Anglo Saxon and everyone is a little stroppy about it? They didn’t interbreed much.

Comment from Paula Douglas
Time: August 21, 2013, 11:23 pm

I’d wear it in a heartbeat and give one to my boyfriend, too. What’s the big? It’s okay to be proud to be Irish, black, gay… If we’re going to take credit for accidents of biology, why can’t whitey play, too? My concrete-bound pride in physical characteristics I had no part in attaining should be as valid as the next guy’s. Besides, after years of government schooling most of the idiots who would be offended by it don’t know what an angled saxophone is, anyway, and would need it explained to them.

Comment from Nina
Time: August 21, 2013, 11:50 pm

I’d wear one. In a heartbeat.

Comment from Scott Jacobs
Time: August 22, 2013, 12:02 am

Send me a couple, and I’ll wear one every day. I will take video of the interactions it causes.

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: August 22, 2013, 12:27 am

Put them in your store, I’ll buy one.

Comment from ermine
Time: August 22, 2013, 1:03 am

I have a Scottish crest badge I sometimes wear when I wanna flaunt my whiteness.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: August 22, 2013, 1:17 am

Hell, I proudly and loudly proclaim my conservative beliefs in a deep blue city in a deep blue state. I still get invited to all the good parties…mostly because the libtards think it’s ohhh so cool of them to prove their tolerance. Except for when they say “and what do you think?” And imagine their shock when I not only disagree with them but proceed to eloquently lay out why their thought process is fucked up. Really, I grow weary of the play. I have already turned down many party invites for this fall and winter. The thought of a bottle of good wine with a good book alone on a snowy night ( hubby is currently working the night shift) is infinitely more appealing than once again attempting to enlighten idiots. Fuck ’em all.

Comment from GregO
Time: August 22, 2013, 2:07 am

The winged dragon emblem kicks complete ass. I want one. Grandpa was from Denmark and somewhere on Mommy’s side I think there is some Scots-Irish…Does that qualify me as an honorary Anglo-Saxon?

Also agree with Paula D; most people now days haven’t a clue what an Anglo Saxon is.

Comment from xul
Time: August 22, 2013, 2:22 am

As a genuine Merkin Heinz 57, I’d proudly wear it on my Netherlands soccer kit 😉

Comment from EZnSF
Time: August 22, 2013, 2:38 am

You BOUGHT that?
I bet you segregate your chickens as well.


Comment from Nina
Time: August 22, 2013, 3:35 am

A member of this forum sent me a Star of David that I like to wear just to piss off certain people. But you didn’t hear that from me.

Comment from Bob Mulroy
Time: August 22, 2013, 3:41 am

Send it hither, my Lady!

I no longer have to act PC in any way.

Comment from marymary
Time: August 22, 2013, 3:57 am

I want one of the angled saxophone pins that Paula mentioned.

Comment from Gulliblepratt
Time: August 22, 2013, 6:42 am

It should be the prize for the next dead pool
Zsa Zsa never died!!!! creeps me out

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 22, 2013, 10:49 am

I think the Saxons were original Danes, GregO. So, yes.

Much is made here of the ‘rich diversity’ of people who conquered and peopled the British Isles over the millenia. But, you know, the Saxons and Engles were both Danes. The Vikings and Danes were Danes, obviously. Norman is derived from “North men” — ummm, seeing a pattern yet?

The Romans were complete outsiders, but other than some boffo ruins and hordes of coins, they didn’t leave much mark on the land.

Comment from Deborah
Time: August 22, 2013, 11:49 am

I’m so white—I reflect light. My antecedents look like a Who’s Who of northern Europe. Plus I have red hair and blue eyes. Oh yeah—definitely Anglo-Saxon. And the Englishman from whom I get my maiden name was deported to the Colonies as an indentured servant around 1760—it was that or go to jail for thievery. He was a bastard, and later told his kids that he deliberately stole some coins knowing he would be deported. He figured his chances would be better in the Colonies, and it worked out well for him.

Comment from Davem123
Time: August 22, 2013, 12:13 pm

If you really want one there’s someone in Nottingham selling them on the ‘Bay. I wouldn’t mind having one but I’d need more space on there. Kind of like Deborah, my ancestry is scattered all over Northern Europe.

My livelihood is also connected to the US gov, and I’ve also grown used to “celebrating” every diverse group besides my own. I’ve been tempted to check “Mixed Race” on forms and claim Celtic, Anglo-Saxon and Germanic if pressed.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: August 22, 2013, 2:42 pm

I’ll go with silver-tongued devil Armybrat’s concise declamation.

Comment from AltBBrown
Time: August 22, 2013, 2:48 pm

Here’s the Nottingham connection…

Comment from Davem123
Time: August 22, 2013, 4:02 pm

Is there nothing a good Badger can’t do?


Comment from drew458
Time: August 22, 2013, 5:01 pm

Thanks AltBBrown. As a genuine WASP descendant of Englishmen and Vikings, I’d proudly wear that along with my EDL pins and my Pork Eating Crusader patch.

Pity I can’t really choose sides for 1066, what with relatives on both sides of that one.

Comment from Deborah
Time: August 22, 2013, 6:39 pm

Re: Palin. I think she is one of the bravest women I know of. And the fact that Andrew Sullivan still walks the earth is testament to her self-control. I do hope she gets to Washington eventually (senator maybe?)—if for no other reason than seeing Democrats choke on their own tails.

Comment from Christopher Taylor
Time: August 22, 2013, 6:46 pm

I’d wear that, but I have too much other stuff in my bloodstream for it to be accurate. I’m just a mutt; an American.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 22, 2013, 9:01 pm

Oh, I’m sure I’m not purebred anything, Christopher. My family arrived in America too early for that.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: August 22, 2013, 11:08 pm

That’s a lovely pin! I may well go to EBay and pick one up to wear on my other lapel to accompany my
Life Member pin
from Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. It also has a nice design: the Star of David in red, white, and blue bracketed by a Revolutionary War era musket and an AR-15.

JPFO is a tolerant group. They let even a Gentile such as me join. And I do so love the comments I get on it, including those accompanied by spittle, apoplexy, and goggle eyes.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 22, 2013, 11:28 pm

I belonged to the JPFO for years, Al! They’re awesome!

The best thing about them is that their justification for existing is right there in the name. Given the history of the 20th C, who can object to armed Jews, for cri-yi?

Comment from Nina
Time: August 23, 2013, 12:25 am

Not me.

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