The word “British” is not neutral. Its only conceivable descriptive sense is in relation to the archapelago between the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Otherwise its meaning is entirely dependent on the ideology of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This is nothing less than the first movement of imperialism. It is the expression of capitalism’s naked exploitation of other races and peoples – both at home and abroad. It is the word used to describe the empire of a dominant class of men educated by Anglo-Saxon modernism. It is the subjugation of labour, the utter theft of the value of human endeavour, its accumulation in the form of money and of quantity in general. It has a specific central location in the city of London and the shires of England. The owners and producers of the word “British” are in the business only of maintaining their ancient structures of power and privilege, and it does not matter to them who they murder, exploit, rape, pillage or otherwise overpower in order to do so. They have no scruples and only a pretend morality by which they try to fool their lackeys into confusing self interest with the common good. The British Empire once extended to every far flung corner of this planet but is now confined within a complicated and not entirely coherent political entity occupying parts of the islands known as the British Isles. It is in the process of deconstructing itself.

Author: Duncan Spence

Mountaineer, retired bicycle messenger, philosopher, wordsmith, Dutch translator.

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