Social Commentary, Activism, Humanism

Are the English Basque? April 26, 2017

Filed under: Uncategorized — Poli-V @ 9:37 am

I recently got my dna tested and yes there is some Iberian in there

The Wild Peak

Modern population genetics suggests that the ancestors of the majority of English people were not fifth-century Anglo-Saxon invaders, but actually came from the ‘Basque’ region of South West France and northern Spain. What is perhaps even more surprising is that they arrived on these shores thousands of years ago. This turns one prevailing view of English national identity on its head, argues Stephen Lewis.

If you ask a person in the United States what is means to be American, their first response is often couched in terms of values, perhaps freedom, human rights and democracy. The more historically aware might even make mention of the War of Independence or the articles and meaning of the American Constitution. The English language might just get a look in; but as America becomes more multilingual this seems less and less critical.

There is no doubt that numerous Americans seek their roots throughout the…

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One Response to “Are the English Basque?”

  1. tubularsock Says:

    Well, well, well. So THAT answers the question why the English and the Americans behave as sheep! The Basque herder had more influence than believed. Isn’t husbandry grand?

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