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Happy St George's Day all you English folk out there

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wat is this I don't even...
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ZOMG St Georges Cross! He's a racist, get him!

I don;t even know if it is actually St Georges day today, we never seem to celebrate it. The Irish have a much better way of celebrating their saint, hell I'd celebrate St Welsh day if we did it like st paddys day.
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Does anyone actually care about St George's Day?
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Damn, is that today?

I personaly hate it. Not because of what it's supposed to represent but because of what often happens around here on that particular day, which is basicaly that all the racists go out in force to celebrate and get drunk. It can quite often get nasty, especially for anyone of obvious foreign decent.

Y'see, for some reason, St. George has become something of an English racist's hero, (they wear his emblem, which is also the English flag) even though the guy was Middle Eastern, never set foot in England, more than likely had a dark complexion and would be treated as a hated foreigner if any of them actualy met the guy.
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Y'see, for some reason, St. George has become something of an English racist's hero, (they wear his emblem, which is also the English flag) even though the guy was Middle Eastern, never set foot in England, more than likely had a dark complexion and would be treated as a hated foreigner if any of them actualy met the guy.


try explaining that to the BNP or EDL, im fairly certain most of them think Jesus was english....
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Does anyone actually care about St George's Day?


Well I think we should somewhat, but everyone elses seems to care about St Patrick's day even if they aren't Irish, so I thought why the hell not?
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Well I think we should somewhat, but everyone elses seems to care about St Patrick's day even if they aren't Irish, so I thought why the hell not?


That's because it's an excuse to get drunk.

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ZOMG St Georges Cross! He's a racist, get him!

I don;t even know if it is actually St Georges day today, we never seem to celebrate it. The Irish have a much better way of celebrating their saint, hell I'd celebrate St Welsh day if we did it like st paddys day.


It's only really vastly celebrated due to the migration during the famine really...and the beer companies..... :P Guinness Celebrates Arthur's Day on a Thursday every year aswell for the moneys... XD
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Well I think we should somewhat, but everyone elses seems to care about St Patrick's day even if they aren't Irish, so I thought why the hell not?


Im with you old chap, people avoid St Georges at any cost just to avoid upsetting anyone.
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Im with you old chap, people avoid St Georges at any cost just to avoid upsetting anyone.


noone celebrates St Georges day, theres just occaisional flags around (which wouldnt be noticed this year due to the ridiculous amount of royal wedding advertising) and discussions like this about how we dont do anything
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Im with you old chap, people avoid St Georges at any cost just to avoid upsetting anyone.


Around here, people avoid it to avoid the drunken racists.

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Wow way to go about hating..

I'm sorry if me hating drunken racists offends you, it's just that they tend to make me nervous, especially when they are attacking my neigbours. Maybe I'm being irrational, but I don't think so, I don't think it is irrational to be nervous of the sort of people who do this kind of damage to my neigbourhood:



This is, or was, an Asian run shop close to my own home, which was set alight during the Burnley race riots while the Asian family, including children, were trapped upstairs.
They were thankfully resued by the police, but personaly I will never forget those screams.

Now, while I understand that St. Georges day is probably a much different thing in other parts of the country, around here it is pretty much used by the racists to celebrate such acts of local racist violence, which in turn causes many other people to just stay indoors for the day.

I'm not saying St. George's day shouldn't be celebrated at all, I'm just saying that that's how it is often celebrated in my area and I wish it was different.
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Well I think we should somewhat, but everyone elses seems to care about St Patrick's day even if they aren't Irish, so I thought why the hell not?

Exactly. **** knows why english people make such a big deal about drinking on St Patrick's Day when they're not even the slightest bit irish.

After I've baked a cake for tomorrow, I think I'm going to rally up a few friends and head to the pub. Hurrah.
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try explaining that to the BNP or EDL, im fairly certain most of them think Jesus was english....


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Damn, is that today?

I personaly hate it. Not because of what it's supposed to represent but because of what often happens around here on that particular day, which is basicaly that all the racists go out in force to celebrate and get drunk. It can quite often get nasty, especially for anyone of obvious foreign decent.

Y'see, for some reason, St. George has become something of an English racist's hero, (they wear his emblem, which is also the English flag) even though the guy was Middle Eastern, never set foot in England, more than likely had a dark complexion and would be treated as a hated foreigner if any of them actualy met the guy.

This chain of thought does not make any sense.

Explain to me how that it works that because I just do not get it. Just because St. George was not English does not mean that those who celebrate his memory have to support immigration, do they? The celebration of St. George is a strong English tradition and patriots have every right to celebrate it.

Also that sort of violence that you have witnessed is obviously wrong and unacceptable, but the race riots that have happened in many of these towns (Burnley, Blackburn etc.) are not solely the fault of the whites but often also the non-whites too, something you forget to mention.

EDIT: Anyway, a Happy St. George's day to everyone!
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This chain of thought does not make any sense.

Explain to me how that it works that because I just do not get it. Just because St. George was not English does not mean that those who celebrate his memory have to support immigration, do they? The celebration of St. George is a strong English tradition and patriots have every right to celebrate it.

Also that sort of violence that you have witnessed is obviously wrong and unacceptable, but the race riots that have happened in many of these towns (Burnley, Blackburn etc.) are not solely the fault of the whites but often also the non-whites too, something you forget to mention.

EDIT: Anyway, a Happy St. George's day to everyone!


To be fair, if anything, he was just highlighting the irony of it all, the way they simulataneously love a guy who was foreign, yet hate other foreigners.

Anyway, Happy St. George's Day!


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I think St Georges day is not celebrating the man himself, but what he represents; bravery and nobility.

A couple of councils near here hold parades for it where it isn't hijacked by any groups but just where its a day out for families and thats what it should be.
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I think St Georges day is not celebrating the man himself, but what he represents; bravery and nobility.

A couple of councils near here hold parades for it where it isn't hijacked by any groups but just where its a day out for families and thats what it should be.



Well that's why he's our patron saint, isn't it? Because he's a good role model.
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He was a Roman soldier who slew a mythological creature? Why is he the patron saint of England again?
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He was a Roman soldier who slew a mythological creature? Why is he the patron saint of England again?

Tradition.
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Exactly. **** knows why english people make such a big deal about drinking on St Patrick's Day when they're not even the slightest bit irish.

After I've baked a cake for tomorrow, I think I'm going to rally up a few friends and head to the pub. Hurrah.


What about those of us who have Irish heritage and just want an excuse to drink as much guiness as possible?
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This chain of thought does not make any sense.

Explain to me how that it works that because I just do not get it. Just because St. George was not English does not mean that those who celebrate his memory have to support immigration, do they? The celebration of St. George is a strong English tradition and patriots have every right to celebrate it.

I have no qualms with tradition, I think it's great that we have a patron saint with a day that we can all celebrate, but I just think it's a shame that the racists have adopted him as a kind of mascot, spoiling his imagery for many and turning his day into something that people in many parts of the country don't wish to have anything to do with. As SlipknotRule93 said, I was simply pointing out the irony of racists having a mascot that they would personaly hate if they ever met him.
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Also that sort of violence that you have witnessed is obviously wrong and unacceptable, but the race riots that have happened in many of these towns (Burnley, Blackburn etc.) are not solely the fault of the whites but often also the non-whites too, something you forget to mention.

Dude, I was there, you were not. Please don't tell me what caused the riots on my own doorstep when I saw with my own eyes what caused it, namely, a lot of white racists marching into a mixed race community hurling stones through windows, setting cars on fire and burning the property of those from a different ethnic background.

If someone was threatening your home, your property, your family in this way, would you consider yourself to be equally to blame for the ensuing riots for simply defending what's yours?

I wasn't in Blackburn during the riots so I obviously cannot comment on them, but I'm simply reporting what racism has done in my own area of Burnley and what St. George's Day means to many ordinary people here as a result.

I repeat, I have nothing against St. George or the celebrating of his day, but I object to what white racists in my own area have done to it's reputation.
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