Monday, 27 August 2012

Issue 94, August 2012

Nation Revisited 
# 94, August 2012. 
Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining
George Osborne has reversed his policy on fuel prices. This follows his climb-down on takeaway food, mobile homes and charity donations. In fact there’s nothing much left of his budget. The government’s attempt to reduce public spending is on hold and our borrowing is up on last year. We are in the same position as Greece except that we can’t ask the European Financial Stability Facility for a bailout. The ratings agencies have been too busy screwing the eurozone to notice us conjuring another £50 bn of “quantitative easing” but if they take away our triple-A rating the cost of borrowing will rise and things will get even worse.

We desperately need to stop wasting money but our borders are still wide open. If newcomers have got their elderly parents with them we will provide them with a pension. If they’ve got three, four, five or more kids we will find them school places and family allowances. If they are sick or unable to work we will look after them and if they suffer the slightest insult or inconvenience we will compensate them. Dave Cameron has promised to stop Greeks from coming to Britain to escape their economic problems but Third World immigrants are welcome. He can say what he likes about Greeks because they are Europeans but if he pledged to keep out blacks or Asians he could be arrested under the infamous Race Relations Act.

If our economy continues to stagnate and our deficit continues to grow we will be forced to stop taking in people from all over the world. Successive governments imported cheap labour to undercut our wages. They never worried about the views of the British people or the disastrous effects that mass immigration had on our cities. But they will be forced to stop the influx when we run out of credit and have to go cap in hand to the IMF.
The governments of several European countries are being forced to limit immigration by the rise of populist parties; but we Brits are unlikely to go down that road. Our salvation will come through our impending bankruptcy. It may cost us our standard of living and destroy the welfare state but every cloud has a silver lining.

Many law-abiding immigrants have settled here successfully and made a contribution but others have send money home or put it overseas bank accounts ready for their departure. In the age of cheap travel and instant communications people are used to flying around the world and keeping in touch with friends and family. We would not have to use force to get rid of them; if we stopped their benefits there would be a mad rush to get out of the country. 
No doubt Hilary Clinton will lecture us on human rights but our static economy simply cannot sustain this level of Third World immigration. The UK population now stands at a record 63.1 million. If we need extra labour there is plenty available near at hand without importing people from all over the world.

Foreign Policy
I was recently accused, by a regular reader, of supporting Saudi Arabia. Nothing could be further from the truth. I believe in freedom of religion and I deplore attempts by Nick Griffin and the English Defence League to demonise Muslims. But that does not mean that I support the reactionary and oppressive regime in Riyadh.
I have always opposed British involvement in Arab affairs. I was against Tony Blair’s invasion of Iraq and Dave Cameron’s intervention in Libya. And I warned against being dragged into war in Syria and Iran. I am opposed to British military forces being used for foreign adventures and I refute the government’s propaganda for our presence in Afghanistan. Far from safeguarding British security our occupation of Helmand province endangers British soldiers in the field and encourages terrorist attacks at home. As I write we have just lost another three soldiers.
I support the United Nations Organization because it does valuable work in the fields of medicine and education. We need an international forum to discuss border disputes before they become wars. And it’s important that the world agrees on basic standards of civilization. We were right to support UN Resolution 242 calling for Israel to withdraw to her internationally recognized borders and that should be the basis of our Middle East policy.

Britain is an arms producing nation and our defence industry is a massive employer of labour and a major taxpayer. In May of this year (2012) BAE signed a £1.9 bn deal with the Saudis for the sale of Hawk jet trainers. There is no shortage of such aircraft. The Saudis could have gone to the US, Russia, China or France but they chose to buy British. I support this deal because I want British plane makers to be employed; not because I like Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz or his medieval regime.
If Britain gave a positive lead in foreign policy our fellow Europeans might follow. But we cling to the Atlantic Alliance and France and Germany follow suit. The upheaval in the Arab world has ousted regimes that relied on American bribery. This must worry Israel. They knew where they were with the old dictators but they are not so sure about the Muslim Brotherhood. But whatever happens we should stick to diplomacy and not get involved in trade boycotts or military expeditions. The Americans appointed themselves policeman to the world; we should let them get on with it.

Public Opinion
The voice of the people is supposed to be the voice of God but it’s more likely to be the voice of big business speaking through the media of press and broadcasting. Public opinion is not a spontaneous thing it is the result of editorial direction by the bosses of newspapers and television stations. As I write Syria is in the news and most people would say that the civil war raging in that country is an attempt by the oppressed people to throw off a mad dictator. 

Many of the people holding this opinion know nothing about Syria. They could not tell you where it is situated, or what the population is, or anything about its history and culture. But they are perfectly sure that the rebels are right because they are supported by the West and that Bashir al-Assad is wrong because he is supported by Russia. This is not the result of any process of reasoning but simply because Rupert Murdoch says so.
Britain’s enemies are frequently mad. Napoleon was mad and so were Kaiser Bill and Adolf Hitler. They all went in for carpet-chewing and foaming at the mouth. And they were all driven by world domination and unmentionable sexual appetites. Fortunately we had sane, rational and happily married leaders like the Duke of Wellington, Lloyd George and Winston Churchill. All of them pinnacles of Christian charity and humility. And now that we are threatened by the mad and evil Bashir al-Assad we have the heroic figure of William Hague to protect us. Proof, if any were needed, that God is indeed an Englishman. 

But Syria is not the only mystery to the great British public. Economics has got them completely flummoxed. They think that the subprime mortgage crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers were all down to the euro. And most of the misinformed readers of the popular press have absolutely no idea that the USA, Japan and the UK are as broke as Greece. When Dave Cameron makes his vainglorious pronouncements at European conferences the rest of the delegates fall about laughing; it’s only our newspapers that take him seriously. A prime minister who presides over a national debt of £1.2 trillion and the creation of £375 bn in “funny money” is hailed as another Francis Drake who will save us from the EU Armada.

The government is influenced by the media and their policies are decided in the boardrooms of international corporations. The popular press baffle their simple-minded readers with faux-patriotism. They support the Atlantic Alliance but never miss an opportunity to knock the EU. They blame it for immigration but we had millions of Third World immigrants long before we joined the Common Market in 1973. Enoch Powell made his “Rivers of Blood” speech way back in 1967. We have taken in an estimated million Poles since 2004 but they are industrious Europeans who are easily assimilated. The real and present danger is the continued influx of Afro-Asians who do not come from Europe but from the Commonwealth.

The Flame That Never Dies
Ideas, like matter, cannot be destroyed. For almost a century patriotic Britons have been fighting to build a political system based on social justice and opposed to atheistic communism. Mosley and the BUF made an impact in the 1930s but the most destructive war in human history put paid to their efforts. Mosley tried again after the war with Union Movement but people were enjoying the post-war boom and didn’t want to hear that we were about to go bust. Union Movement was wound up following the death of Oswald Mosley and his principle officers but it had already achieved its main objective when the UK joined the Common Market in 1973.

The fight against usury and Third World immigration was taken up by the National Front but they were against the Common Market and proposed a union of Britain with the White Dominions. The NF grew steadily until 1979 when Margaret Thatcher destroyed them by saying that she understood people’s fears of “being swamped” by immigration. They regrouped as the British National Party and won council seats throughout the country, a seat on the Greater London Authority and two seats on the European Parliament. But thirty years after the collapse of the NF they repeated the performance. They still have their two seats in Europe but their chances of retaining them are slim and they have been overtaken by Ukip; an angry mob of disgruntled Tories stuck in an imperial time warp with no concept of race or culture beyond the trans-Atlantic use of the English language.
When the Soviet Union collapsed after 70 years of communist repression the priests of the Russian Orthodox Church suddenly appeared as if by magic and carried on ministering to their flock as though nothing had happened. Such is the power of ideas. Communism couldn’t wipe out the faith of the Russian people and greedy Western materialism has not extinguished the flame that never dies. We are still here and our ideas are still relevant. 

Parties come and go but the urge to build a better Britain has never gone away. We are still being swindled by international finance and governed by corrupt politicians just as we were before the war when the blackshirts mobilized. Their flags and banners belong to the 20th century but their defiant spirit lives and will never die. 

From Nation # 5 April 1974
(In 1974 the world was reeling from a fourfold increase in the price of oil resulting from the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Today we are still suffering from the Financial Crisis of 2008. Europe, America and Japan are deeply in debt but the proposed EU fiscal union is a step in the right direction. Self-sufficient blocs such as Europe, the Russian Federation and the North American Free Trade Agreement will not be at the mercy of the rate-fixers.)  
Britain now has a minority government; the Tories collected the most votes but Labour captured more seats and the Liberals run their usual third. Our economic crisis continues under the new administration. Like Ted Heath before him Harold Wilson knows only one way to deal with our crushing burden of debt; to run to the international pawnbrokers for a billion dollar loan. They still haven’t learned that it’s impossible to borrow your way out of debt. As soon as one loan is repaid another must be opened. We are working flat out but all of our money is going to the banks.
As the debt spiral brought down the government at home it also toppled that of France, but with a wave of the presidential hand Pompidou reinstated it.

In Italy the 36th government since the murder of Mussolini collapsed due to the same problem of debt. The Italians have tried almost every parliamentary permutation without success; their problems cannot be solved by shuffling parties.
Belgium has just put together another patchwork coalition and has to insist on compulsory voting to get her electors to bother. 

In Canada their minority government has barely survived a vote of no confidence.
The United States prepares to impeach her president who seems to have had his finger in every pie.

Japan faces a general strike and possible civil-war as her much-lauded economy breaks up.
In India the police are forced to fire on the desperate victims of food racketeering as Mrs Gandhi takes Tiffin with the Maharaja of Notsobad. 

Granny Golda Meir hangs on in Israel against the criminal lunatics of Likud and with a population disenchanted with military adventure.

The Irish government finds itself powerless to deal with a terrorist army that threatens both Dublin and Belfast.

Debt, inflation, chaos, murder, anarchy – this is the record of elective democracy in Britain and throughout the world. Democracy is supposed to be government of the people, for the people and by the people. It is in fact dictatorship of the people, for the bankers, by crooks, liars, fools and failures.
What’s left to negotiate?
Dave Cameron says that he wants to renegotiate Britain’s membership of the EU. But what’s left to negotiate?  We have opted out of the euro and the Schengen border agreement. We are only nominally in the EU and it’s difficult to see how we could loosen our terms of membership without leaving altogether. Of course that is exactly what the rightwing of the Tory Party want. They want us to negotiate the same deal as Norway, Iceland and Switzerland.
But even if we did we would still have to conform to international specifications that are based on the EU. We could not export anything in non-metric sizes so the idea of returning to the old weights and measures is a non-starter. 

The other factor is that many American and Japanese companies are based in the UK in order to gain access to the EU. If we quit the EU a lot of them would relocate to take advantage of the world’s biggest market.
We would not have to pay our dues to the EU but we would spend whatever we saved on new legislation. Thousands of specialized lawyers would be required to draft new regulations and the resultant confusion would clog up the courts for years.
There is already confusion about the various pan-European agreements that we are party to. The European Court of Human Rights was a post-war British initiative that is not part of the EU. And our military ties to NATO are endorsed by the Lisbon Treaty but are not governed by it. If Dave Cameron is serious about “repatriating powers to Westminster” he must quit NATO and tear up the Anglo-French Defence Agreement of 2010; this is the basis of our defence strategy. 
All of this can be done, at a price, but few of those who scream for independence have thought it through. Existing agreements allow us to import gas through the network of pipelines linking us to the mainland; electricity from the French national grid and freight via the channel tunnel. All of these contracts would have to be renegotiated if we quit the EU. We shouldn’t expect any improvement in jobs if the rightwing Tories get their way but there will be plenty of work for lawyers.
The North-South Divide
The UK press has resorted to the Herrenvolk theory to explain the European debt crisis. They point to the fact that Greece, Italy and Spain are in the south but they forget that many of the northern states have been in the same position.
The UK was rescued by the IMF in 1976 when Harold Wilson was handed £2.3 bn just in time to stop the Natwest Bank (RBS) from collapsing. That would be worth about £23 bn in today’s money. Gordon Brown sold half of Britain’s gold reserves in 1999 for the knockdown price of £3.5 bn and Dave Cameron has just issued another £50 bn in QE. Iceland was given $4.6 bn by the IMF in 2008. Latvia received 7.5 bn euros in 2008 and Ireland got 85 bn euros in 2010. There have also been massive internal bailouts by Sweden, Finland and Germany. 
The financial crisis in Europe is governed by the trade index not the cephalic index. And when Standard & Poor’s assess the wealth of nations they use calculators rather than cranial calipers. Every state in Europe has enjoyed good times and bad and every one of them have contributed to the sum total of European achievement. We will reform the economic system by adopting the ideas of John Maynard Keynes and Oswald Mosley; not those of Houston Stewart Chamberlain.
The USA, Japan, the UK and Europe all have massive national debts, but China, Switzerland and the Gulf States have got so much money they don’t know what to do with it. Eventually there will have to be worldwide redistribution of capital, whether the international banks like it or not.                 

Who Runs the World?
Bob Diamond the disgraced former chief executive of Barclays is a Boston boy whose family name was originally O’Daimain. He has no Jewish connections but Marcus Agius the former chairman of Barclays is married to Katherine de Rothschild of the famous banking family. The Rothschilds have controlled Britain ever since Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli borrowed £4 million from them in 1876 to buy a majority interest in the Suez Canal. A policeman earned £4 per month in 1876.

In 1938 Captain Maule Ramsay MP exchanged angry correspondence with the Chief Rabbi of Scotland Dr Salis Daiches. Ismay Ramsay had made a speech to the Arbroath Business Club in which she accused the Jews of leading a communist plot to take over the world. Dr Daiches demanded that she name those Jews involved or withdraw the accusation. Captain Ramsey replied on his wife’s behalf:

The Jewish group concerning which the reference that Dr Daiches dislikes was made is, of course, the Third Communist International. Does Dr Daiches deny that that body works for world revolution? The Jewish complexion of that body is clearly set out in a booklet published on March 26, 1938, entitled ‘The Rulers of Russia’. It is written by the Rev Denis Fahey CSSP, and bears the imprimatur of the Archbishop of Dublin. It states that, of the 59 members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in 1935, 56 were Jews (giving the names) and the remaining three, namely Stalin, Lobow and Ossinsky, were married to Jewesses. If that does not constitute, in Dr Daiches opinion, ‘a group of Jews working for world domination’, perhaps he will indicate what clearer definition he would suggest.
Captain Maule Ramsay trusted Denis Fahey’s information but senior members of the Catholic Church were not so sure. Archbishop John McQuaid wrote:
Dr Fahey will certainly not err in doctrine, but he is capable of making statements and suggestions that are not capable of proof by any evidence available to the censors. I have been obliged to watch carefully his remarks upon the Jews. He will frequently err in good judgment, and this error will take the shape of excerpts from newspapers as proof of serious statements, unwise generalizations and, where Jews are concerned, remarks capable of rousing the ignorant or malevolent. In his own congregation, Fr Fahey is not regarded as a man of balanced judgment. He is a wretched Professor, obscure and laborious.
Captain Maule Ramsay MP was imprisoned without charge in 1940 under Defence Regulation 18B together with Oswald Mosley and 1500 other peace campaigners. He wrote the following sacastic poem on House of Commons notepaper on 4th September 1939 – the day after war broke out.
Land of dope and Jewry
Land that once was free
All the Jew boys praise thee
Whilst they plunder thee
Poorer still and poorer
Grow thy true-born sons
Faster still and faster
They’re sent to feed the guns

Land of Jewish finance
Fooled by Jewish lies
In press and books and movies
While our birthright dies
Longer still and longer
Is the rope they get
But – by the God of battles
‘Twill serve to hang them yet
Modern critics of the money power should remember that capitalists come in all shapes and sizes. The top ten richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine are:

Carlos Slim, Mexico, Telecoms, $73.5 bn
Bill Gates, USA, Microsoft, $53bn.
Warren Buffet, USA, Berkshire Hathaway, $47 bn.
Mukesh Ambani, India, Reliance Industries, $29 bn.
Lakshmi Mittal, India, Steel, $28.7 bn.
Lawrence Ellison, USA, Oracle Data, $28 bn.
Bernard Arnault, France, Fashion, $27.5 bn.
Elke Batista, Brazil, Oil & Gas, $27 bn.
Amancio Ortela, Spain, Retail, $25 bn.
Karl Albrecht, Germany, Aldi Supermarkets, $23 bn.

The only one with a Jewish connection is Lawrence Ellison. His biological mother was Jewish but he was brought up by Christians and does not practice the Jewish religion. And none of them are bankers. Warren Buffet sells financial advice but he only tips established companies and never speculates. Jews are undoubtedly influential in the media, show business and politics but they do not run the world. 

Crime and Punishment
Following allegations of false accounting, money laundering and rate fixing at Barclays the public might have expected prosecutions. None has been forthcoming but the full weight of the law has been brought to bear on former England captain John Terry who was accused of racially abusing fellow footballer Anton Ferdinand. Despite appearing to mouth racist obscenities John Terry who denied the charges was found not guilty after a five day trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

We seem to have got our priorities mixed-up. The Borders Agency has lost control of immigration and doesn’t know how many illegal aliens have slipped through the net. The FSA has clearly failed to regulate the banks. And a government committed to reducing the national deficit is actually spending more money. We can’t control our borders, our banks or our bureaucrats but we’ve got racial abuse under control.
We are reducing police manpower to save money but we are paying 775 members of the House of Lords £300 per day just for turning up. Lords are either appointed by the government for alleged services to the country or they are Bishops of the Church of England or descended from the Norman conquerors that ravaged Britain almost a thousand years ago. They have no real power but they can delay decisions made in the House of Commons. 
Attempts to reform the upper house have been blocked by the same irresponsible Tory rebels that are demanding our exit from Europe. If Dave Cameron doesn’t stand up to them they will bring down the coalition and return us to a lunatic Labour government.

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