I was delighted to hear that Ken Loach's new film, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, has just won the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes. The film is based on 1920's Ireland, the struggle for Independance, the Irish Civil war and the brutality of the "Black and Tans".
The ususal suspects have come out and denounced this film as "anti-British", something that Ken Loach had denied.
"Nonsense," he told BBC Breakfast. "We could have shown things that were much worse than are actually in the film."
In Tuesday's edition of the Sun, columnist Harry MacAdam calls The Wind That Shakes The Barley the "most pro-IRA film ever". Its plot, he continues, is "designed to drag the reputation of our nation through the mud".
Am I the only one who finds it funny when he talks about dragging the reputation of the British nation through the mud?
It has no reputation worth saving FFS!
It has a long history or brutality, oppression, domination and conquest. All you have to do is to look at the countries around the world where there has been war and strife about borders to see what the Brits created, Israel/Palestine, India/Pakistan, Ireland.
It's about time that the British woke up and realised that their "nation" has blood flowing from its fingertips after centuries of war, injustice and colonisation.
Britain is not a peacefull nation and it never has been, a bit of reality might scare them half to death.