This post is prompted by a comment on Facebook saying (paraphrasing); those who are truly English or Scottish should stop allowing new immigrants into “our” country (the UK).
I am reminded that I too am an immigrant,; some of my family immigrated to these southern isles from far-off England and Scotland more than 150 years ago, but I am in native Maori terms, still not tangata whenua (people of the land).
Should we all then return to our “homelands”, wherever they may be? My guess is that there would be none of the current population of people living in the United Kingdom , much of Europe and almost none in the United States if that was the case. The reality is that homo sapiens have always been wanderers, moving from place to place, from continent to continent, island to island, since we first walked on our hind legs.
These borders that define the countries of the world, the pretty colours on the globe of the world, are simply fictional; defined for those who need to collect taxes, define what is “right” and “proper”, or control others in so many ingenious ways.
Don’t get me wrong, any Illuminati, Bilderberg Group , or other global world conspiracies, real or otherwise, are fortunately doomed to fail. The incompetence, venality and sheer stupidity of those who attempt ultimate power is a salutary lesson to the species.
But, when it comes down to it; we are all just visitors on this little blue ball. Lets all look after it-together.