Last night of the Proms – let’s get away from bombastic nationalism, xenophobic patriotism, smug superiority and slavery!
If there has to be a National Anthem at all! I’d prefer a world anthem!
But who’s a musician out there who can put it to music???
Well, we have to have something better that God Save the bloody Queen, something rousing, something that reflects the strength of equality and diversity, something that encompasses the beauty of nature and the spirit of our people.
Britain is a hybrid nation and all the richer for that. It’s time we exalted nature and embraced our differences.
I don’t like nationalism or patriotism; I like togetherness and shared values. Britain is such a wonderful place. Its people have striven for equality and freedom for centuries. Social justice and an end to racism are worthy causes. We have such beauty and wonderful nature. Surely that all needs to be there in any anthem??
Trevor more or less dared me. This is the first attempt. Perhaps we can work on it???
A New Anthem
My Britain, our love of thee!
From Green rolling hill,
Down to your rippling sea,
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