…for whom, after all, the State is named!
It all smacks of Boy Scout mascotry. ‘We’ve conquered them, now we can pretend to be them.’
Yes, certain Commonwealth Royals also donned kilts before their most recent infusion of Scots blood, Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. The diagnosis in both cases is romanticist nostalgia for a culture nearly genocided by the now-nostalgic, or their ancestors, kinsmen, or those who now benefit from it.
The cure in both cases is to come and MEET us, do right by us, learn genuinely from those of us who are left.