I don't think it's fair for migrants to Europe and their offspring to expect to be treated as if they were actual Europeans, they're not. If they want to fit in and be regarded as part of the mainstream, they should return to their ancestral lands.
Hey, let's ALL go back where we came from! Quick, someone let everyone in the East African regions know that they're about to increase their population by however many billions of people don't already live there (damn, it's going to get crowded and I don't do very well in hot, dry climates).
Funny thing about "go back where you came from"... the username I have on my news site has a bit of an Asian/Indian aspect to it (it's the name of a character in one of my favorite science fiction novels). Someone took a typical right-winger's offense to something I said one day and told me, "Go back to where you came from!" I told him I am already where I came from, as I still live in the city where I was born and raised - as a 3rd-generation Canadian (my paternal grandmother being the first in the family to be born in Canada to parents who immigrated from Sweden pre-WWI).
Funny thing, too, about Jagmeet Singh: Someone hold him
to go back where he came from. He was out in Western Canada at the time - BC, I think, or possibly Alberta - and he laughed about it to the news reporter. He said, "He wants me to go back to Ontario?"
Actually, we will all eventually go back where we came from anyway. It's going to take several billion years, but that's cosmic recycling for you - it happens long-term, for the Sun to vaporize our planet and then lose part of its outer layers to a planetary nebula... some parts of which will eventually become a new solar system billions of years later. I'm okay with that.
I'm Irish and German. How long would I have to live in the UK to become British by blood? Would my kids be british by blood? Grandkids?
Yes, everyone in England should go back to their ancestral lands.
(Sorry about size, map of anglo-saxon migration to Britain.)
The map is fine. it's not too large at all. Thank you for posting it, as it's interesting information I hadn't known.
Are they though? When was the last time Betty stood in a queue, went to a chippy, or watched Love Island? Beyond being born in a similar geographic area (though Phil was Greek), I'm not sure what similarity they have with the overwhelming majority of British people.
She might have watched Love Island, though it's not likely. It's not like the Royal Family is forbidden to watch TV. They have their favorite shows like everyone else.
William has stood in a queue and had fast food. Diana made sure of this, when she took the kids out. She refused offers to let them go to the front of the line, saying it was important that they learn not to expect special privileges.
You picked a great handle, Bitterender, due to its strong association with US Confederate who tried their best to hold for million black people in perpetual bondage. By the way, my ancestry is mostly French with smatterings of Irish, English, and German -- yet I live in the US. Guess I need to back my ancestral home as well, eh?
Hopefully you were just being sardonic. Otherwise, that is grotesquely bigoted.
He's not being sardonic.
I think it's the European aristocracy which should be designated as such. In the 18th century, the concept of aristocracy refered as blood purity was pretty mainstream all accross Europe. It only started getting challenged with the French Revolution and the following Napoleonic wars.
Roots of this are very archaic. Origins of the concept is dating back to the 4th and 5th century AD, when the Roman military progressively got more and more lead by Germanic generals protecting the limes, the Roman Empire border. Over time, those generals eventually crowned themselves as kings in the 5th and 6th century AD, founding this way European nobility (replacing the former Roman Imperial rule).
Since the Western Empire fell in 476 CE, the timing fits.
No matter how many times you repeat it, it won't ever be true. Christians have been using it for decades, at least, as a kinda "gotcha' against atheists.
Oh, he's still on about that, is he?
Funny how some people just can't wrap their minds around the fact that some people are non-believers who don't worship anything. Someone in the SCA once told me (after I told her I'm atheist), "NO. You're PAGAN." She wouldn't listen when I told her no, I'm not pagan. Atheism and paganism are not remotely the same thing. She just couldn't handle the idea of someone not worshiping anything at all.
Ideally, it would be nice if believers would just leave the definition of atheism to atheists. After all, we know what we do or don't believe. It's tiresome, constantly having people 'splain it to us as if we're too stupid to understand it ourselves.
Status is an odd thing in Canada. Not only does the tax department and most other financial/government agencies want to know our marital status (single, never married for me), but they also want to know if we have any degree of status regarding indigenous ancestry or current residence/claims. I've been asked if I'm Metis (no), or am indigenous with or without treaty status (no, and no; unless there was some incident on my mother's mother's side - I found out after her death that she was American, though the family likely was originally from Ireland - I have no indigenous ancestry whatsoever).