Post Brexit and the possible great opportunities
The WCE persists in its plight to restore cultural nationalism
• Establishment intellectuals ostracize those who speak the truth.
• Wales’ energy and natural resource industries have been squandered while other nations reap the rewards.
• To compete internationally, Wales needs to concentrate on its private sector.
• Knowledge of accurate history binds people to their nation.
• Wales must reclaim its place in history so not to suffer another millennium of oppression.
National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
Many publications both in the US and the UK, particularly Welsh, abhor the June “Brexit vote.” Some blasted the voter’s intellect and others embarked on elitist rants continuing their socialist mantra. The vote count reveals that zero districts in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted “leave.”
What’s most surprising is that the UK national “leave” voters were 51.9 percent and stunningly in Wales, 52.5 percent of voters opted to exit the European Union. Furthermore the “leave” vote by region in Wales reveals the fact that only five out of 22 regions voted to “remain” in the EU.
Undoubtedly, Wales said something big, and either no one is listening or the media is censoring because of a culture of biased agenda. We think it might be a little of both.
Wales has suffered more than most from liberal economics and from political devotees in Britain, Europe and America. The 2012 Eurozone debt crisis alone left every family in Britain an average £18,000 poorer. Swathes of manufacturing jobs have left for cheap-labor nations, never to be replaced, and in some deprived areas of Wales, we see a third generation of unemployed people living on state handouts.
Now, energy and natural resources have become a prominent industry in Wales’ replacing a once-burgeoning mining industry. However, both have been grossly and irresponsibly mishandled.
Politicians don’t want anyone to know that most of the water captured by English-built dams in Wales goes to England. National government developers flooded entire villages to build the dams and relocated residents. The eyesore windmills that scour the Welsh countryside are horribly inefficient and have no economic benefit. If we attempt to place a cost/benefit analysis upon the environment, archaeological and ecological loss, there would be no “green gain.”
Before his death in April, Sir David Mackay, chief scientific advisor to the Department of Energy and Climate Change admitted that even if wind turbines covered 10 percent of the UK, they would provide an intermittent power supply at best. No one ever calculated the detrimental effects of their rusting hulls, rotting concrete underground or the unrecyclable composite blades. Fact remains that Wales supplies more than half of its electricity to England with five times the density of wind turbines in Wales compared to England.
The problem in Wales is the immigration of people who lean heavily on health and social resources rather than contributing to national wealth. These immigrants have little interest, if any, in furthering our most unique customs and culture, yet while pols (the government) cater to their every need, these newcomers dilute our population.
The ancient texts show that the Welsh government, then kings, made their primary purpose thwarting invaders who tried to settle in Wales. King Arthur I, in the early fourth century, fought off the Romans. Arthur II, in the early- to mid-sixth century, pushed back invading Saxons.
But it seems like in 1300, after the Norman King Edward I murdered Welsh King Morgan, the Welsh began to lose their country. Control of the Welsh Kingdom has withered ever since, but national pride has never truly diminished.
Britain has to begin with home-grown manufacturing that pays normal taxation rates. All private sector services suck the life from a manufacturing industry that could pay living wages to thousands now without work. Politicians with no knowledge of private industry seem to think that creating jobs in the public sector helps the nation. It does not. Their pay comes increasingly out of loans, not from the private sector. Many economies simply borrow money, which they can never pay back.
Yet there is no anger in Wales.
Acceptance? Yes – perhaps until now.
Welsh author Terry Breverton took part in and provided poems for the 600th celebration of the beginning of Owain Glyndŵr’s War of Independence at Machynlleth. The former international rugby star Ray Gravelle, joined by a current television presenter, was to hand the sword over to the mayor. But at the last minute, they were replaced by the French consul for Wales, who made a gracious speech and knew the history of the French support for the greatest of all Welsh heroes. The BBC told Gravelle and the presenter that they would be in trouble if they attended. The BBC did not want to be associated with what it thought was a nationalist celebration.
Suffice to say, we know how Gravelle must have felt. The Welsh Cultural Endeavor of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in its ongoing efforts to expose significant differences between established academics and religious clerics and rock-solid historical evidence, has organized several top-notch events highlighting Welsh history and culture over the 10 years. Notably, this past March, we hosted Pulitzer Prize nominee Dr. Lee Pennington of Kentucky who presented an astounding rendition of the second King Arthur and his brother, Prince Madoc, coming to America in the mid-sixth century.
Killed during a battle with American Indians, King Arthur’s remains were returned to his native Wales. Ten different accounts tell of his funeral and the two places of interment. Despite requests for help from the secular press and paid advertisements in Welsh media to promote Dr. Pennington’s visit, the media replied with little more than the sound of crickets.
As no Welsh politician appears to have any vision beyond extending socialism, it is doubtful that many in power truly understand the magnificent history we have in our blood.
It is shameful that Wales is dying economically and culturally. Instead of rooting out the problem, the pols and media make accusations of racism and bigotry. They ignore that multiculturalism brings with it enormous costs and a loss of national values that we once so cherished as being Cymry.
National culturalism costs nothing, yet it is priceless to our people and other nations admire it. We can prove that real Welsh history was rarely or never taught and has been deliberately misrepresented. Most of us know who we are, yet 57 percent of the world knows nothing about Wales.
Our Christian and pre-Christian history is backed by solid evidence. We can show that we the Welsh – really known as the Khumry, Kimmeroi, and now Cymry – are without question the 10 Tribes of Israel as noted even by the ancient Assyrian records. We can associate the Holy Family with the lineage of the Welsh Kings.
Wales also is a place steeped in great Christian faith. The four Welsh Christian Revivals – over a period of about 200 years in the 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s – brought a moral reconstruction to Wales and sweeping conversions to Christianity for its people.
The eisteddfod, the unique pride of the Welsh tradition furthers our quest for excellence in poetry, prose and music performance.
Our organization chooses to be different and has taken a higher road than government, academia and the establishment church. We firmly believe that knowing the truth will set us free and lead us to be recognized as a culture with roots that trace back to civilization’s foundation. We focus on bringing truth to the forefront while encouraging the Cymry in self-worth, individualism and the entrepreneurial spirit to become independent again as a nation – a nation forged by a highly-literate and well-educated people thousands of years ago.
Can we say that history is what truly binds us to a country? Could Brexit be the apparatus that shakes up the establishment and peels back the first layer of bondage ushering us as a people toward independence?
Cymru am byth!
Cardiff Bay, Wales
Wales can seize EU departure to re-establish its rich culture
Nation still struggles for recognition while Irish & Scots dominate in the press
‘Remain’ vote strong in regions flush with outsiders where language and nationalism are waning
Wales gave a resounding vote of no confidence in the European Union during Britain’s June 23 referendum to leave the trading bloc.
Brexit for the Welsh is a chance to peel back the surface layer of confounding, ethnic suppression that muddies our history and keeps our people from realizing economic and cultural independence.
Citizens of what had once been thriving coal, steel and slate producing regions of Wales made their position clear with their votes – globalization has done them no favors, and they are leery about taking part in the bloc.
Welsh voters pushing, on the other hand, to remain in the EU largely hailed from regions populated by outsiders and immigrants, places like Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Monmouthshire, where the Welsh language and any sense of nationalism languish. Some in those regions worry now they’ll lose financial support Wales receives through the EU.
Wales for years has watched as growing reliance on technology has replaced literacy. A nation built on Christian faith with a rich history in language and some of the most beautiful music and poetry in the world is slowly being sucked into the pit of globalism, an idea if we follow to its conclusion, will leave us stripped of any semblance of national identity.
We asked Welsh author Terry Breverton, a former businessman turned academic, to share his thoughts on what Brexit means for the nation. In his response, he lamented the dwindling number of actual Welsh who live in Wales
“The best Welsh people leave to get better jobs in England and elsewhere, and in effect Wales has become ‘Europe’s Tibet,’” he said, going on to paint a bleak picture of Wales. Read Mr. Breverton’s full response here.
“(Wales) has among the worst health, housing, living standards, GDP per household and education statistics in Europe, partially owing to the influx of non-workers on benefits [Wales has the highest proportion of people on benefits in Britain] and partially because the Barnett Formula has for forty years skewed central government spending towards Northern Ireland and Scotland at the expense of Wales,” he said.
A global market, in most regards, is good for trade – businesses are much happier with an unfettered, open market. That’s why the British are now trying to find the sweet spot between open trade benefits and a firmer grip on borders and economic policy.
It’s important we stop here to draw a line between nationalism and belligerence. Recent citizen groups and news media report violence toward immigrants has spiked since the Brexit vote. Violence is obviously not what we’re talking about here, and we don’t condone it.
The Welsh long have lacked agency in Westminster. The Welsh long have watched their significance as a nation choked out while history is rewritten. The Welsh have sat idly by while their language, traditions and music have been shamefully diluted.
Restoring nationalism and identity for the Brits was one pillar of the “leave” campaign, but the English, the Irish and the Scots have taken center stage. Meanwhile, we the Welsh, the original Britons, have been quietly suppressed and stripped of our agency as a nation. Brexit can be the first step of many in restoring international recognition, but only if we use it correctly.
Cymru am byth!
We asked Terry Breverton, a Welsh author and academic who has published numerous books on Welsh history and current events, for his take on Brexit and its implications for Wales. We included some of Here is his full response:
Few political commentators would agree that Plaid Cymru (the Party of Wales), which apparently flourished under the leadership of Dafydd Wigley in the 1990s, in this millennium seemingly has become moribund! [I was right, and today’s leading Welsh news is that the number of Welsh speakers is still dropping in Wales. I cannot get this message over except in books. The media in Wales relies upon government and council advertising for revenues, and will not publish items that criticize their main revenue earners.]
Indeed, this has been the case. There has been no progress despite the collapse of the LibDem vote. Scotland wiped out Labour in the last General Election, but Plaid hung on to three seats by the skin of its teeth.
Plaid is a busted flush – it will never address in-migration, or the scarring of Wales with wind turbines [it has five times the density of England – presumably the wind halts at Offa’s Dyke]. For the past fifty years, 90 percent of the population growth of Wales has been from outside, pushing the population up from two to three million people.
They do not come for jobs – there are none here – but for a better environment and cheaper housing. If one is on benefits, one knows that one cannot be offered a job here. If one is ill, the free prescriptions draw you. Wales has been resettled to the extent that only a third of the population now claims to be Welsh.
If we add in those whose parents and grandparents are incomers, the population is more like 50 percent Welsh – thus Plaid can never win an election, but studiously ignores the General Census facts. The best Welsh people leave, to get better jobs in England and elsewhere, and in effect Wales has become ‘Europe’s Tibet’.
It has among the worst health, housing, living standards, GDP per household and education statistics in Europe, partially owing to the influx of non-workers on benefits [Wales has the highest proportion of people on benefits in Britain] and partially because the Barnett Formula has for forty years skewed central government spending towards Northern Ireland and Scotland at the expense of Wales.
With lower living standards than both, Wales receives proportionately less money. This is reflected in standards of living, and the fact that Welsh children have £10,000 less spent on them throughout their educational years than the other UK nations.