In defence of The Three Feathers

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So Where’s The Defence?

But I couldn’t simply erase all it had previously meant to me. Its recent history may be based on a lie, but it’s no less real because of it. The association it has with pride in being Welsh is strong, and we cannot dismiss what that means to some people. Every sidestep from Phil Bennett through Ieuan Evans and Shane to LRZ has been a step towards ingraining Cymru in the hearts of those fans — fans who are not necessarily political, fans who may know next to nothing about their country’s history. Not only do the feathers not exclusively represent monarchy and subjugation, but to many they do not represent that at all. They are inextricably associated with the positive feelings they have for Cymru.

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Politically Left, parent, Welsh. Writes about any combination of the three, and occasionally other subjects entirely.

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