Last week I introduced you poor souls to Mike Buckingham, columnist for the South Wales Argus. His column argued that England’s early demise was due to the evils of multiculturalism and that Germany won because they are more racially pure. As if to hammer the point home he points to Nazi Germany as being the sort of society that understands what it is to have and maintain ‘superior values’. As it so happens I have managed to get hold of the South Wales Argus from June 2 and have been able to read another one of his wonderful columns, and guess what, he mentions his beloved Nazis again.
In this column Mike is worried that the Welsh Assembly is killing of ‘Cymraeg’, by pumping millions of pounds a year into promoting and forcing the Welsh language upon a largely disinterested population. He hasn’t got a problem with this, but, he is worried that the Welsh Assembly are a bit too inclusive and modernist for his liking:
In their imaginations… Wales is dreamt of as what they would no doubt call ‘a modern nation, looking towards the future but drawing upon its ancient traditions,’
Which sounds like a pretty decent vision, but not for Mike who worries:
Such a nation would, of course, be faultlessly multicultural.
It is not a Wales which accords with the wishes of the people who actually live here
I think he assumes that everyone in Wales is just as racist and backward as he is. It does, as always with Mike, get worse as he soon gets back to wishful romanticising about the racial purity of Nazi Germany. You see, Wales is currently quite pure and white according to Mike. Just look around the National Eisteddfod (the Welsh festival of literature, music and performance) he suggests, and look at how multicultural it is, because, he argues, ‘it is about as inclusive as a Nuremberg rally circa 1938’.
Is this a good thing or bad thing in Mike’s eyes? A good thing of course because:
Welsh is a rare and beautiful thing which flourishes on its own heath among its own people.
Expose it to the bastardisation and the stresses of modernity and it will die, as surely as a butterfly let loose in mid-winter.
As if to make it really, really clear what he means, check out the accompanying picture and caption:
I can see there is a very good reason why Mike Buckingham’s body of ‘work’ isn’t online.
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