... in Wales does little to embrace cultural Wales, so says Dennis Coughlin of the Heath, Cardiff in today's Western Mail (the second letter).
I recently visited the Eisteddfod at Llandow where what seemed an entirely white Welsh speaking gathering were enjoying this traditional event of Welsh language, literature, history and music. I support this subsidised festival because it helps protect the ancient language and culture for this minority who have a long Welsh speaking lineage.But you cannot impose this elite parochial version of Wales on the rest of us. This is your world.Literature, art and history are international and the English language provides access to a cornucopia of cultural treasures from Kafka to Corrie, Socrates to the Simpsons, and Voltaire to The Vulcan. This is my world and I cannot be restricted to cultural borders.
Is Dennis correct, is there a minority elite that has created a cultural border that excludes the majority of peoples in Wales ?
If Dennis is correct there would be a great injustice being played out behind minority cultural doors !
If Dennis is correct .................... remember the 14 July 1789, not every "Bastille" is stone built.