Nation Revisited# 2, January 2006
The Lamp Posts of Baghdad
The swift arrest and sentencing of the two rapists, who killed the British girl in Thailand, contrast sharply with our own creaking police and courts. If these evil thugs had committed their crime in the UK they would probably never have been caught. If they had been caught they would have got off on some legal technicality or been given a light sentence of which they would serve less than half. Britain is no longer a civilized country but a collapsed empire in the final stages of decay. Everything fine and decent is suspect to the perverse lunatics who control us; patriotism is politically incorrect, pride in being European is even worse, love or the English language and culture is elitist. Everything repulsive is glorified including; discordant music, meaningless lyrics, idiotic fashions and infantile behaviour.
Our traditions are ridiculed and our faith has collapsed under political pressure. If you report a robbery to the Police they are more likely to arrest you than to look for the criminals. If you have been careful with your money the State will rob you but those who arrive with nothing are showered with handouts.
Parents who discipline their children are pilloried but perverts who rape children get piddling prison sentences. Drug dealers openly sell their wares on the streets while the Police look the other way. Our politicians are not just useless they are corrupt and utterly contemptible.
When Saddam Hussein led the 1968 Iraqi Revolution it was reported that the lamp posts of Baghdad were groaning under the weight of the corrupt politicians hanging from them.
What a sight that must have been.
The recent gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine has highlighted Britain’s increasing reliance on imported gas. Our own natural gas production is slowing down and we are importing from Russia and North Africa. In the old days we used to process coal to make gas. This worked for two hundred years before we discovered natural gas and decided to abandon the coal industry. The result has been mass unemployment in the coalmining areas and the loss of an industry that gave meaning to the lives of thousands. It is only a matter of time before the government rediscovers coal and launches a feasibility study on its potential as a power source. With modern technology it should be possible to produce coal gas more efficiently than in the old days. There is certainly no shortage of coal. The industry was shut down by a greedy and short-sighted government that was determined to break the unions and make lots of money by exploiting natural gas. The coal is still there under the ground, all we need is a government that can see further than the next dividend.
John Amery was born on 14th March 1912 and executed on 19th December 1945. After his education at Harrow and London University he fought for the Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War and was granted Spanish citizenship. Following General Franco’s victory Amery moved to France where he campaigned with the fascist leaders Jaques Doriot and Marcel Deat, who both fought for Germany as French volunteers. There he met his wife Jeannine Barde, who he described in his last statement as “my beloved friend and political revolutionary.”
He began broadcasting for the Germans in 1942 and started to raise a Free Corps from amongst British prisoners of war to fight on the Eastern Front. His recruiting leaflet ends with the words; “This conflict between England and Germany is racial suicide. We must unite and take up arms against the common enemy. We ask you to come into our ranks and fight shoulder to shoulder for Europe and for England.” In 1945 he was in Italy broadcasting for the Fascist Republic when he was captured by Partisans and brought back to England for trial at the Old Bailey.
The Crown-appointed psychiatrist Dr Edward Glover never examined John Amery but nevertheless made a diagnosis of moral insanity; this was based on evidence from parents and teachers that he had suffered a period of bed-wetting as a child and had been suspected of masturbation! Faced with a court that disregarded the diagnosis of insanity and his Spanish citizenship John Amery pleaded guilty.
The Times of 29th November 1945 reported:
The Judge then said to him: “John Amery I have read the depositions and the exhibits in this case, and I am satisfied that you knew what you did and that you did it intentionally and deliberately after you had received warning from more than one of your fellow countrymen that the course you were pursuing amounted to high treason. They called you a traitor and you heard them; but in spite of that you continued in that course. You now stand a self-confessed traitor to your King and country, and you have forfeited the right to live.” The Judge then passed the only sentence allowed; death by hanging. Amery had kept his eyes on the Judge throughout his remarks and while he passed sentence. Showing no sign of emotion, he bowed with dignity to the Judge and turned to walk down the steps to the cells. No jury was sworn and the Attorney-General did not speak throughout the brief hearing.
The South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts made an appeal to British Prime Minister Clement Atlee on the grounds that the offence had been ideological and not criminal but it was rejected. The hangman Albert Pierrepoint described John Amery as the bravest man that he had ever had to hang. When his mother asked to see her son’s grave in 1948 she was refused. He left us two works “England and Europe” a synopsis of the situation in 1943 and “John Amery Speaks” a collection of his wartime radio transcripts. Both are available from Final Conflict, BCM Box 6358, London WC1N 3XX
The Far Right in the United Kingdom
The term far-Right inadequately describes the various nationalist movements that often have progressive social policies. They are united by hostility to non-European immigration and a distrust of international capitalism. They are descended from the prewar fascist movements and contain diverse elements of political, economic and esoteric thought. These ideas are not exclusive to any single party but are present in various proportions in all of them.
Their postwar history has been well documented. Groups have come together and split apart with regularity. These splits have been about strategy and personalities rather than policy; the only real difference in ideology has been about European Union.
The main parties take part in local and parliamentary elections just like the established parties. The smaller groups tend to avoid elections and often justify their inactivity by claiming that participation is a waste of time. Some of these groups are not much more than a magazine and a website.
The British National Party is the biggest and most successful nationalist movement since the National Front of the 1970s. They have got more than twenty serving Councilors and fought 119 seats in the 2005 General Election, averaging nearly 5%. Nick Griffin has softened the party line and tried to appeal to a wider audience but this has not stopped him being charged with inciting racial hatred. The government has mounted an illegal campaign against the BNP including interfering with communications and seizing publications, but so far the courts have decided in the party’s favour. They publish a newspaper called ‘Freedom’ and the magazine ‘Identity’ edited by John Bean.
The National Front is still trying to recover from the setback of 1979 when Margaret Thatcher sunk their hopes by making false promises to control immigration. The NF contested 13 seats in the 2005 General election averaging less than 2%. Their magazine is called ‘The Flame.’
The British People’s Party sprang from the Spearhead Group that backed the late John Tyndall against nick Griffin for the leadership of the BNP. The BPP was founded in 2005 and has not yet stood in any elections. They have two publications ‘Imperium’ and ‘Vanguard.’
The Nationalist Alliance is another offshoot from the Tyndall faction that attempts to support the nationalist movement in general.
The Freedom Party is led by barrister Adrian Davies; it boasts an impressive list of contributors and tries even harder than the BNP to be respectable. In the 2005 General Election they put up one candidate and got less than 2%.
The England First Party advocates a new federation of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They have made a promising start in local elections. The EFP distribute the magazine ‘Heritage and Destiny.’
The rest of the parties of the far-Right do not contest elections but concentrate on street activities such as demonstrations and sales of papers.
British Movement is an openly National Socialist group originally founded by Colin Jordan in 1968. They publish a magazine called ‘Broadsword.’
The IX November Society is another National Socialist group that broke away from Union Movement in 1977. Their leader Kevin Quinn has been prosecuted for inciting racial hatred. Their magazine is called ‘Britain Awake.’
England First (not to be confused with the England First Party) is part of the International Third Position that is linked to nationalist movements all over the world. Their fanzine is called ‘Final Conflict.’
Third Way is a similar but unconnected movement based on Patrick Harrington’s interpretation of the ideas of Hillaire Belloc and GK Chesterton.
Both groups came from the Political Soldier faction of the 1980s National Front.
Since the demise of Union Movement following the death of Sir Oswald Mosley in 1980 and Jeffrey Hamm in 1994 their ideas have been propagated by The Friends of Mosley with their magazine ‘Comrade’ and their excellent website. Thousands of people have passed through UM over the years and although many of them are in the BNP or other parties they have kept faith with the European ideal. From 2005 an independent paper ‘European Action’ has been launched by Robert Edwards to cater for this readership and in support of a National Party for Europe.
The far-Right is unlikely to get Members of Parliament elected under the first-past-the-post system but they are more than capable of getting the five percent that would trigger representation under the electoral reforms proposed by the EU. Britain would then have nationalist MPs as well as local Councilors. This would be the breakthrough that the government is desperate to stop with new legislation to limit freedom of speech; but the far-Right has a long history of surviving persecution, imprisonment and even execution; they will surely survive this latest round of state repression.
Withdrawal from the EU remains a BNP fixation but far-Right advances throughout Europe, in reaction to third world immigration, has worked wonders for European solidarity. With a good campaign and a reasonable candidate nationalist parties can expect to get 5-10%. This average has been remarkably consistent; even after the war in the Fifties, following the Spearhead Trial and the Trafalgar Square Riot in the Sixties, during the heyday of the NF in the Seventies, throughout the financial crisis of the Nineties and right up to the present. Parties and leaders have come and gone but support has remained constant despite smear campaigns and negative propaganda.
Most of the leaders of the far-Right have been imprisoned for their beliefs or suffered loss of employment, physical violence and threats. Britain’s thriving nationalist movement is a tribute to the brave men and women who have soldiered on and kept the flag flying.
Views on the News
Washington has admitted that prisoners of war have been flown around the world to be interrogated in places like Egypt and Romania. This would allow torture to be used without breaking United States laws. Secret flights have been made from the UK but Tony Blair says that there is no evidence of torture and Condoleeza Rice has said that these flights are necessary to defend democracy. When poor Ali has the electrodes clamped to his testicles he can take comfort in the idea that it’s all in a good cause. Security experts believe that the methods of torture include the use of drugs and sensory deprivation but doubt that prisoners are forced to listen to Donald Rumsfeld soundbites.
Spokesmen for the Police rank and file have stated that they will protest if any move is made against officers for shooting an innocent man at Stockwell. They suggest that policemen will hand in their guns if prosecutions are brought. Blair wants to amalgamate the police forces and Dave Cameron wants to sack bad cops; the best idea would be to militarize them. Soldiers are not asked their opinion about policy nor are they entitled to hand in their guns. If they disobey orders they can simply be brought before a military court and dealt with as mutineers. Policemen enjoy strutting about carrying guns so it’s only fair that they should be treated like soldiers. They are highly paid but unbelievably inefficient; if they were operating in the private sector they would all be fired.
Abu Hamza the militant Moslem and Nick Griffin the militant Christian are both on trial for inciting racial hatred. Is this a coincidence or some kind of democratic balancing act?
There is wisdom and poetry in the holy books but there are a lot of bloodthirsty passages that were written centuries ago for audiences less sophisticated than today. Quotations out of context add to this spiteful literature and encourage religious animosity. The answer does not lie in prosecution but in the acceptance of reality.
Legislation will not make people respect each other. Nations evolved to protect cultures and languages; they were not imposed but developed organically. Forcing diverse races and nations to share the same small island will always run the risk of conflict.
Venezuela and Bolivia have announced a trade deal that will barter oil for food without using US Dollars. The Banks will take a very dim view of the development.
If South Americans can trade without money there will be nothing to stop Germany sending cars to Russia and accepting payment in gas; or Argentina exchanging beef for British machine tools; or China swapping computers for French brandy. That would mean that nations would not have to borrow the money from the bankers, or pay interest on the loan, or exchange commission on the currency, or bank fees on the transaction.
It would give rich nations the chance to help poorer nations without huge sums of money being confiscated by the banks.
Very soon we will be told that these third world nations are really a great threat to the West and Britain will be backing an American plan to defend democracy by dropping half tonne bombs on Caracas and La Paz.
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