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Wednesday 27 July 2022

British Defeatism - "World" Gin Day & Orwell's critique

We do this so well in the UK, that is bashing our own, never saying a single decent word about the country we live in, ALWAYS deferring to foreigners, etc, etc, etc.


This leads me to a book, or pamphlet should I say, by George Orwell entitled Notes on Nationalism (Ed; Recommended Reading!).  Where it states that the English, left-wing, intelligentsia of the 1930s and 1940s, would simply NEVER say anything good about our country; whilst the European ones would (as in saying something positive about their own country).

They would draw on experiences and positive points from EVERY SINGLE COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, but would have no time whatsoever about the works of genius just down the block!

This brings us to the the good old BBC again, and the normally reliable Saturday Kitchen show; broadcast every Saturday from 10.00 to 11.30.  I try to watch it every Saturday, or at least keep up with it via the iPlayer application.

And yet again, they did not let me down; with their internationalist, self-loathing view of the UK.

Apparently, it was World Gin Dayor something to do with Gin, which by chance the UK LEADS THE WORLD IN!  It is not even very close.  We either have more Ginneries(?) or drink more, or export more, than any other country in the world.  


Why not celebrate it?

So when they had their "expert" on Gin on the show, they naturally showed either an Irish person or an American; who is no doubt based in London.

What was even more galling, was that the expert, some wokesterin called Carmen O'Neal (who was naturally foreign, and owns a London-based (of course!) gin factory called 58 & Co.), decided to highlight ONLY(!) non-British gins!  

I despair!   Why?  We know, or at least should know, that we in the UK in all four corners, have been doing Gin better than anyone in the world (as said before), the last few years.  BUT NOT A SINGLE UK GIN WAS ON OFFER on this show.

After all, even in 2017, the UK was the biggest exporter in the world, but let's not celebrate this fact, but let's talk about shite Gins from around the world!  

You can't make this up, but to an ignorant Canadian, who probably has only ever lived in Central London with her Gin company, why should she celebrate us and our land. I could vomit!


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