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I'd like an extra bank holiday but some of the posts on here are ridiculous. Facebook group for White History Month?
Lee Beddows (Manchester) wrote
at 4:09pm on December 31st, 2007
we want it so bad!
other parts of england celbrate their patron saints so why cant we!!!
Lee Beddows is a dick.
"other parts of england celbrate their patron saints"
St Tetley, patron saint of Yorkshire
St Alan of Patridge, patron saint of East Anglia
St Stuart of Pearce, patron saint of Nottingham.
What a numpty.
and HA! :)
We should post a link of this on the group and lie back and see what happens.
i spent a lot of my time at work having to deal with people who thought that st.george was a real english person who really slew an actual real genuine fire breathing dragon in real life somewhere "probably down surrey".
even the oxford university dictionary of saints wasn't enough to convince some of them.
be proud of your countries achievements if you want but these stupid myths that underpin nationalism are utterly worthless in the modern world.
England-Portugal games when the Sun called on the English players to do it for St George, who happens to be the patron saint of Portugal also.
I'm called George but my birthday is not on St George's Day.
Maybe I could have the day off?
Yeah, that'd work.
HE KILLED A FUCKING DRAGON! ON HIS OWN!
if that's not worth celebrating then i dunno what is .... and i find the myths and folklore that our traditions are based on to be extremely interesting and only 'underpin nationalism' if the wrong people interpret them to their own nefarious ends.