Saturday, 30 April 2022

Nation Revisited # 187 May 2022

Europe's Borders

Europe's frontiers are defined by the Arctic in the north, the Atlantic in the west, and the Meditteranian in the south. Norway, Finland and the Baltic states are firmly in the political 'West'. Belarus is closely allied to Russia, but Ukraine is disputed between the Russian Federation and NATO. 

Georgia is an ancient Christian state between Russia and Turkey, with a population of 3.7 million. It gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 but lost some territory in the Russo-Georgian War of 2008. Georgia has applied for membership of the EU and NATO.  

Turkey is a vast country in Europe and Asia with a population of 84 million, an economy of $3 trillion, and armed forces of nearly a million. Turkey is a Muslim country with a secular constitution introduced by Kemal Ataturk in 1923. She is a member of the European Customs Union, the Council of Europe and NATO. The Turks have been in Europe since the fall of Constantinople in 1453, they applied to join the EU in 1987 but their application was vetoed by Cyprus and suspended following the attempted coup of 2016.

Cyprus lies south of Turkey but her majority population is Greek. The north of the island is occupied by Turkey and Britain has two small military enclaves in the south. By culture and tradition Cyprus is a European country and a member of the European Union.

Ukraine lies between Russia and the West. The war in Ukraine is the worst conflict in Europe since the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999. Our government blames Russia but Ukraine has been bombing and shelling the Donbas region since 2014, and NATO has established missile bases on Russia's borders; a reverse of the 1962 crisis when the Soviets sited missiles in Cuba. Ukraine has applied to join the EU. To read the truth about the Ukraine conflict visit the following website - www.moonofalabama.org 

In the wider world, North and South America have been colonised by Europeans, as well as Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Russia from the Urals to the Pacific. All races have contributed to civilisation but Europeans have excelled in every branch of human progress. Europe is much more than a geographical entity, it's also an ideal, an aspiration, a wellspring of human progress.

Marine le Pen

Marine Le Pen the populist Rassemblement National candidate in the French presidential election was defeated by the centrist La Republique en Marche incumbent Emmanuel Macron by 41.46% to 58.54%. 

This result shows that the French people agree with her on immigration but they are wary of some of her policies, even though she has rebranded her party and dropped its opposition to the EU and the euro. She has adopted General Charles de Gaulle's vision of "Europe des Patries." This policy is not "Europe a Nation" but it's a step in the right direction.

By winning so many votes Marine le Pen has forced the French government to take immigration seriously. She now has to improve her party's representation in the June parliamentary election. At present the NR have 6 members of the National Assembly, 252 regional councillors, and 9 MEPs. Bonne chance Marine.

E-mail from Seth Tyrssen                       


Hi Bill, Delighted to hear from you, I've always enjoyed NR. Haven't been too well for a while, to be honest; don't think it's all virus-related, probably about half of it's geezer-related. The last writing I did was for White Voice, which was also a quite a sensible publication; but that of course came to an end when the publisher died, rather unexpectedly. Eddie was a good guy, who cut me a lot of slack - for a British publication (where things are rather tight, as you know.)

Things aren't all that better here; crooks and liars seem to have the inside track on politics, anywhere ya go. And poor ol' Putin, in his grab for a bit more oil (which is all that was about) has made himself the world's most popular villain. I assume there are a lot of reasons behind the scenes, that us dumb sheeple arent supposed to know about, and probably never will.

Sitting out here in my quiet little spot in the Georgia countryside I can pretty much ignore it all, glance at the news and say "fuckin' idiots, all they had to do was listen to me." When I'm feeling up to it, I'll putter around in the garage, where 2-1/2 motorcycles lie in wait; one's nearly done, the other one needs a motor, and of course, all everything needs is cash. Knew I should have taken up counterfeiting or something in younger days ... oh well...

One thing I'll say for Georgia, nice weather here. They're freezing, up in my former home of Michigan, which I don't miss for a moment. Got about 70 degrees here, today. That I can live with! I remember sitting in my folks' place back in Michigan long ago, reading the paper. I got to comparing temperatures around the world (it was a dull day for news) and I saw that it was actually colder in Michigan than it was in Siberia. So glad I moved South!

I, too, can pass on the overt bigotry (which I distinguish from actual racism). I leave that stuff to the dumber Klansfolk in the area. (There aren't many, but a few.) Pride in race and heritage doesn't mean we have to hate or look down on anyone else. We're all different - and that's as it should be. Ah, if only we could all just agree to leave each other alone!

I still hear from British Union, Britain First, and Dave Hayes up in Alaska (now Dr Hayes.) I'm not very gabby these days but I do listen! Always like Nation Revisited, and I hope to see more of it! All my Best! Seth.

NR: Seth Tyrssen founded the American Fascist Party in 2000, a non-racist movement dedicated to social equality. He is the author of many books, including 'The New Fascism'. He answered our 'Five Questions' in 'Nation Revisited' # 146 December 2018.

Rerum Novarum

The worldwide pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and the effects of Brexit have combined to cause a cost of living crisis in the UK. As prices rise we can expect more strikes as workers try to keep up with inflation. As I write the London Underground is disrupted by a strike over pensions, but the trade unions and Transport for London aren't talking to each other. This is the kind of situation that Pope Leo X111 was anxious to avoid.

He issued his encyclical 'Rerum Novarum' (On Revolutionary Change) in 1891. Social conditions in the 19th century throughout Europe were terrible. Charles Dickens described the inhuman existence of the working poor in London in his many novels. Labour laws were introduced in Germany and the UK, but things did not get much better until after the First World War.

The introduction to Rerum Novarum begins:

That the spirit of revolutionary change, which has long been disturbing the nations of the world, should have passed beyond the sphere of politics and made its influence felt in the cognate sphere of practical economics is not surprising. The elements of the conflict now raging are unmistakable, in the vast expansion of industrial pursuits and marvelous discoveries of science; in the changed relations between masters and workmen; in the enormous fortunes of some few individuals, and the utter poverty of the masses; the increased self-reliance and closer mutual combination of the working classes; as also, finally, in the prevailing moral degeneracy . The momentous gravity of the state of things now obtaining fills every mind with painful apprehension; wise men are discussing it; practical men are proposing schemes; popular meetings, legislatures, and rulers of nations are all busied with it - actually there is no question which has taken deeper hold of the public mind.

Pope Leo's labour proposals were based on Christian precepts. He acknowledged the rights of employers but insisted that workers be protected and properly rewarded. His manifesto was written 130 years ago but its still relevant. 

The Communist experiment failed in Russia and morphed into state capitalism in China. Fascism in Italy and National Socialism in Germany failed because they depended on military expansion which inevitably led to war. Other systems such as Sydicalism and Social Credit have never really been put to the test, but modern methods of production and distribution have passed them by. We are stuck with Capitalism which could be reformed by applying the principles outlined by Pope Leo X111:

We now approach a subject of great importance, and one in respect of which, if extremes are to be avoided, right notions are absolutely necessary. Wages, as we are told, are regulated by free consent, and therefore the employer, when he pays what was agreed upon, has done his part and seemingly is not called upon to do anything beyond. The only way, it is said, in which injustice might occur would be if the master refused to pay the whole of the wages, or if the workman should not complete the work undertaken; in such cases the public authority should intervene, but not under any other circumstances.

Pope Leo's system can only work if both parties, Labour and Capital, believe in fair play. This is the basis of the European Social Model which has been abandoned in the UK in favour of the gig economy.

Card or Cash

There is a growing movement for cash to be used instead of electronic bank cards. The objectors are worried that the State knows too much about us already without telling them what we buy. Personally, I don't mind if the State knows what I have for breakfast. We are already tracked by CCTV, debit cards, credit cards, pre-payment cards, loyalty cards. driving licenses, insurance policies, bank accounts, the Inland Revenue, and the National Health Service. I can't see what difference it makes if a few more details are stored by the government.

I have not used cash for at least two years. I pay my rent and utility bills by direct debit, I do my shopping with a debit card, and I pay for online purchases by Pay Pal. Somebody in the Ministry of Snooping is kept busy with a constant stream of my data, but so far, I haven't been dragged off for interrogation.

I recently witnessed an incident in my local supermarket. The customer in front of me asked the checkout girl for £50.00 cashback, but so many people are using debit cards that she didnt have £50.00 in her cash register.

Debit and credit cards can be used to buy anything, but Chancellor Rishi Sunak has proposed a digital currency run by the Bank of England. This is a different thing altogether. By controlling our credit the government could stop us from buying anything they don't like - such as subscriptions to political parties and magazines. China has already adopted 'Social Credit', not the system devised by Major Douglas, but a state bank that rewards citizens for good behaviour'. This is as bad as the system used in the 19th century when workers were paid in tokens that could only be spent at the company store. It's obviously a gross infringement of liberty and a step too far. 

We fondly remember the Good Old Days when those who were lucky enough had pockets full of coins and wallets stuffed with oversize banknotes, signed by LK O'Brien, Chief Cashier of the Bank of England. In those days you could go out with a 'ten bob note' (50p) and have five pints of beer and a glimpse of the barmaid's cleavage. Unfortunately, those days are gone. 

New British Union

When Gary Raikes, the former leader of the BNP in Scotland, founded the New British Union, in 2013, I thought that it was a mistake to copy a pre-war movement complete with uniforms, flags and banners. I still think that uniforms are a mistake, but I now echo the words of Mao Tse-Tung: "Let a hundred flowers bloom," let's advance the cause in any way we can.

Colin Jordan and John Tyndall tried the uniform approach with their National Socialist Movement in 1962. And, at the same time, Kieth Goodall led a nostalgic breakaway from Union Movement called the National Union of Fascists. Both movements were short lived, and I thought that the NBU would go the same way, but they are still campaigning nearly ten years later.

I agree with their policy on immigration:

"Immigration into Britain will be strictly controlled and those immigrants who are work-shy, involved in crime, anti-social behavior and support for terrorism will be deported in double quick time. We have no wish to persecute those of whatever race or religion who are law-abiding, hard-working and who contribute to Britain's economy. Regaining control of our borders will reduce racism and violence and so restore "Britain for the British", "British Jobs for British Workers", and "British Houses for British People".

NBU publish an online magazine called 'The Blackshirt' which  has lifted several articles from 'Nation Revisited' without attributing them, and even worse, it has wrongly attributed some of them to Sam Dickson, the distinguished American lawyer.  I am relaxed about copyright, I don't mind friendly websites and publications using my articles, but I can't speak for Sam. I have contacted Gary Raikes on this matter and he has promised to give the correct attribution in future.  

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Thursday, 31 March 2022

Nation Revisited # 186 April 2022

What We Fight For:

When I first got interested in politics, sixty years ago, the main threat was Communism. The Soviet Union was backing guerilla armies in Asia and Africa and financing left wing movements throughout the world. Our fears were fed by American propaganda that warned of an atomic war. Eventually the threat subsided and the superpowers started talking to each other, but thirty years after the fall of the Soviet Union the Russians are still seen as the enemy. What President Eisenhower called the Military-Industrial Complex still needs Cold War hostility to stay in business. Arms sales depend on tension.

China claims to be a Communist country but it's really an authoritarian capitalist state. The Chinese have invested massively in the United States and America depends on Chinese exports. The world's two biggest economies are in fact interdependent. 

The next issue was immigration. The UK simply ran out of Irishmen and was forced to look elsewhere for labour. The government found an abundant source of manpower in the West Indies, so they rushed through the British Nationality Act in 1948 to allow Commonwealth subjects to come to the UK. In those days it would have been possible to send them home with fares paid, but now there are too many here to dream of mass deportation. We haven't got the manpower, the ships, the planes, or the determination, and there's no guarantee that their homelands would take them back.

At the same time we realised that the Empire was disintegrating; India became independent in 1947 and  decolonisation was in progress when prime minister Harold Macmillan made his famous "Winds of Change" speech in Capetown in 1960. His speech was recieved with outrage, but he was only speaking the truth. Within a decade the empire on which the Sun never set was no more.      

So, if Communism is a dead duck, immigration is a done deal, and the Empire has passed into history, what exactly are we fighting for? The answer is a complete reform of the capitalist system.  Companies that make an honest profit and treat their workers with respect should be encouraged, but the exploiters must be closed down. 

It's widely held that the Jews are responsible, but some of the worst capitalists are to be found in China and the Gulf States, where Jews are few in number. International capitalists don't belong to any particular race or religion. Bill Gates of Microsoft is an American of Scots and Irish heritage. Zong Shanshan, the richest man in China, has amassed a fortune of $77.5 billion by selling mineral water and Chinese medicine. And King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud is reputedly worth trillions of dollars. But none of them are Jewish. There are certainly many rich and influential Jews, especially in Europe and the US, but the Shylock model is out-of-date. 

The UK is a G7 nation with a high standard of living but millions of our people are living in poverty. The gap between rich and poor is unacceptable. We must build a better Britain where housing, health and education are freely available. And we must reject the worst aspects of capitalism, such as the disgraceful 'Fire and Rehire' policy inflicted on the P&O seamen. Such a  change in society would involve tax breaks for parents and generous allowances for children. It would allow fathers to support their families and mothers to raise their children properly instead of letting them roam the streets. 

We are grateful to America for helping us during the two world wars, but we must stand on our own feet, take pride in our achievements, and protect our European culture.  

We fight for; national pride, cultural survival, social equality, and regulated capitalism.

Vic Sarson

Yes, for many the twenties were hard but the thirties, following the Wall Street crash, were even harder; my father (1900-1976) remembered those days well. The average industrial weekly wage was £1.50 until1938 when war preperations took off. Coincident with that the country went through a period of deflation where prices of goods went down by as much as 25%. That may sound good but deflation, especially when so dramatic a drop, is as bad for the economy as the very high inflation we experienced during the 1970s.

Regarding the war, the cost of a new Spitfire was £20,000, £8,000 for a Hurricane. Training a pilot was £5,000. Government expediture was £1 million per day at the beginning and £3 million by the end. The state of emergency of course was not rescinded until the late Autumn of 1947.

What The Papers Say

In 2005 a new book was published in Britain concerning racial issues. Normally such publications are either an anti-racist rant or a socialogical treatise so boring that bus timetables are more stimulating. This one was different: called The New East End and authored by Geoff Dench, Kate Gavron and Michael Young. In parts it was a quasi-honest attempt to explain what happened to White East London over a 25 year period, circa 1980-2005. Media headlines about this book were interesting: 'Labour's Love Lost, 'London's East End - The Simmering Pot', 'Ignored, Angry and Anxious; The World of The White Working Class'. Candour, August-Sept 2021. www.candour.org.uk 

So, why are we heading for a national crisis? Aside from Covid, there are three key areas. The migration crisis, the looming health crisis, and the cost of living. Those three will trump everything during the coming year. Already we are being told if you want a hip operation, wait another year or go private. The NHS simply can't cope because there are now twenty million more people waiting to use it -  due to post-war Tory and Labour immigration policies - than it was built for. Heritage and Destiny, Jan - Feb 2022  www.heritageanddestiny.com 

Our congratulations to the Danish government for their positive action in taking back their Homeland from foreign invaders. A government spokesman outlined Denmark's new approach to the invaders is: "genuine asylum seekers should register in the first safe country they reach after leaving their war-torn homelands. This is often Italy or Greece. If they attempt to move to Denmark or Great Britain they lose their asylum seekers  status and simply become economic migrants." Congratulations also to the Social Democrat prime minister of Denmark, Mette Frederiksen, who said: "Denmark will aim to have zero asylum seekers." League Sentinel, Autumn 2021. www.leaguestgeorge.org 

This series (Ridley Road) is based on the 2016 novel by Jewish author Jo Bloom which glorifies the actions in the early 1960s of the violent anti-fascist organisation the '62 Group'. This BBC adaptation is not historically accurate. The portrayal of the character of Colin Jordan by the actor Rory Kinnear is highly negative and not historically accurate nor is the depiction of the NSM and its activist off-shoot the Spearhead. Broadsword, October 2021. www.britishmovement.info  

Enlightened Brexiteers

My attitude to Europe is straight forward. I believe in a united Europe and I see the EU as a step in that direction. Those nationalist groups derived from the National Front are anti-European but there are individuals within them that are in favour of European solidarity. Unfortunately the two examples that spring to mind have recently passed away, but there must be others who share their views.

John Bean was a member of the British Democratic Party which is firmly pro-Brexit, but he believed in a European Confederation which is surely what the EU is; a union of sovereign states bound together by treaty.

Richard Edmonds spoke French and German and travelled frequently to the Continent. He finished his days in the National Front but although he belonged to a pro-Brexit party he never shared their outdated petty nationalism.

I am not the only one to notice this change. Robert Best wrote two years ago:

"Michael Walsh McLoughlin is far more pro-Mosley than he was in the 1970s/80s British Movement, so is Stephen Frost (BM national secretary) and Richard Edmonds (NF) - who all used to support Leese!" 

As Brexit unravels the British public will realise that they have been conned. None of Boris Johnson's promises have been kept: immigration is out-of-control, prices are rising, labour shortages are crippling the economy, and the Northern Ireland problem is unresolved.

If the little parties of the far-right want to be taken seriously they must abandon the dogma of the past and accept the revision of public opinion. As the great economist John Maynard Keynes said: "When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, Sir."


The French National Rally (Rassemblement National)  formerly the National Front, used to be against the EU and the euro, but they have realised that although the French electorate support them on immigration they are turned off by anti-European rhetoric. Public opinion in France is similar to the UK, but the majority are Remainers. Marin Le Pen (pictured) proposed the rebranding of the party and the change of policy. She announced in 2021 that she wanted to stay in the Schengen Area citing: "an attachment to the European spirit."

Making Money

One of the most cherished misconceptions of the far-right is that banks are all powerful. They are certaily greedy and unsympathetic but they are subject to the rules of commerce and, without government intervention, some of them would fail. If the banks could have created money out of nothing Lehman Brothers and Northern Rock would not have gone broke.

It's true that they lend money in excess of their reserves but since the financial crisis of 2008 governments all over the world have introduced Capital Requirements to prevent overtrading.

The British Government raises money in addition to taxation by selling interest-bearing bonds, mostly to insurance companies and pension funds. Only 27% of bonds are sold to overseas investors, the vast majority go to British buyers.

When the Subprime Mortgage crisis crossed the Atlantic in 2008 the Government lent the banks £137 billion to stop them from failing. This was criticised at the time but a banking collapse would have been catastrophic for the economy. This vast sum of money is being paid back with interest, and when the transaction is complete the Government will have made a profit. 

The same system is being used to compensate companies and individuals affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Our Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been praised for his generosity but he did not become a billionaire by giving money away. Every penny will have to be paid back. 

There is nothing mysterious about the banking industry, no dark arts are involved and bankers are not part of some monstrous conspiracy. 

Usury is universally condemned but few things are free in the real world. Banks take a calculated risk when they lend money and they have legitimate expenses like any other business; rents, salaries, pensions, insurance, and taxes must be paid which is why they charge for their services. It's important that interest rates are strictly controlled but it would achieve nothing to hang all the bankers; except to please their bloodthirsty detractors.

The Money Power consists of huge international corporations like Microsoft and Google, and policy makers like George Soros or Klaus Schuab, that use their influence to control so-called sovereign states; the banks are only part of it. 

A Century of Change

The world has changed almost beyond recognition in the last hundred year but we can trace these changes back to their beginnings.

Cressida Dick the lesbian head of London's Metropolitan Police was recently sacked by Sadiq Khan the Muslim Mayor of London supported by Priti Patel the Hindu Home Secretary. A hundred years ago there were few Asians in the UK but our first Indian MP, Dadabhai Naoraji, was elected to represent Finsbury in central London in 1892. The first female police officer, Edith Smith, joined the force in Lincolnshire in 1915. Homosexuality was illegal in the UK until 1967 but lesbianism was permitted. The Covid 19 pandemic has swept the world killing thousands and wrecking national economies. But this is not the first time that we have faced such an emergency. The Spanish Flu pandemic during and after the First World War killed more people than the War itself. Like Covid it took about two years to run its course.

Microsoft and Google have announced record profits. Radio broadcasting started in the UK in 1920 when the Marconi station 2MT went on the air from Chelmsford, Essex. Television followed in 1936 when the BBC began broadcasting from Alexander Palace in London. Computers were developed during the Second World War, notably by Alan Turing, and the Internet was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in 1989.

The Civil War between the Whites and the Bolsheviks was raging in Russia and Ukraine in 1922. Some of the Ukrainians wanted a separate state but they were incorporated into the Soviet Union. 

The pace of change over the last hundred years has been rapid. American brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright flew their first primitive airplane in 1903 in North Carolina. Eight years later Italian pilots were bombing Turkish targets in Libya. British officers Allcock and Brown made the first transatlantic flight in 1919. The Russians launched their first Sputnik in 1957 aboard an R7 rocket designed by Sergei Korelev. The Americans reached the Moon in 1969 and astronaut Neil Armstrong said: "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

It seems that there's no limit to human achievements. I wonder what will happen in the next hundred years?

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Monday, 28 February 2022

Nation Revisited # 185 March 2022

Gordon Callow


Nick Griffin on Twitter 25 March 2021:

"A very belated appreciation of Gordon Callow, brave veteran of Union Movement, the NF and BNP, who I have only just heard died in January. Also known as Tom, together with his brother Brian (who later moved to Cumbria & campaigned with me for the EP) he was a stalwart patriot."

Tom died in January 2021 at a care home in Southend, Essex. I don't know his date of birth but he must have been in his eighties. His political activities covered a  lifetime. He was jailed together with John Bean in 1959 for his part in the St Pancras Town Hall Riot, and, over forty years later, he stood as a candidate for the BNP in the 2002 local election on the Isle of Dogs. He was a brave and determined patriot who never gave up the fight.

John Millican, the author of 'Mosley's Men in Black' writes:      "I only met him a couple of times, once at his home in Brick Lane. I think his parents were BU and he told me that they lived just around the corner from the Ilford BU offices."

May he rest in peace.

The Law Of The Jungle: Vic Sarson

Foreign and alien attitudes towards women and girls have been imported into Britain by the liberal establishment. Feminism, another manifestation of liberalism, has played a large part in this. The notion that a young female can walk about at night provocatively attired and going to venues containing lots of sexually aroused men expecting to be safe the whole of the time, and by right, is too absurd for words. There is no such thing as a 'human right'. If someone is big and strong enough to knock us down and take our possessions he has the natural right to do so. Might is Right after all. It has nothing to do with decency or morality it is the law of nature, of the swamp, of the jungle.

But man is a social animal evolved into societies where the individual is protected by law. Without organised society there would be no framework of laws. For the law to work for the benefit of us all requires individuals to understand and comply with it; such as modesty of dress and deportment  by unaccompanied women. Those that do not comply are an affront to us all. So many respectable women are paying the price as a consequence. According to the Office of National Statistics reports of rape in England and Wales in 2021 have risen by 8% to 61,158.

Remembering the Empire

Defenders of the British Empire point to the railways, schools, hospitals, courts of justice, police forces, and parliaments that we established around the world. Critics of the Empire remember the Irish famine, the concentration camps in South Africa, and the Bengal famine. The Empire was undoubtedly a force for progress, but it was also a ruthless capitalist enterprise.

Our museums and bank vaults are full of looted or dubiously acquired  treasures; Benin Bronzes, Elgin Marbles, Australian Aboriginal bones, and fabulous diamonds from India and South Africa.  And our war graves are full of British and colonial soldiers who died for the Empire.

In 1932 an Imperial Conference was held in Ottowa to set up a free trade agreement between Britain and the Dominions. This was unsuccessful because Britain wanted to supply all the manufactured goods in return for raw materials, but the Dominions wanted to develop their own industries. The Conference established the principle of 'Imperial Preference' but it never really got going. Nevertheless this failed policy is still the dream of the Brexit supporters.

The begining of the end came in 1942 when General Percival surrendered the British garrison at Singapore to the Japanese under General Yamashita. And the end came when our expeditionary force was ordered out of Suez by a furious American president in 1956.

We soldiered on with colonial wars in Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus and Aden but everyone knew that the game was up. We  achieved a famous victory in the Falklands in 1982 but it was too late to make any difference. 

In 1965 I embarked on a five year Commonwealth tour that convinced me that the White Dominions were going their separate ways. I concluded that we must maintain our historic links with the Anglosphere but our future lies in Europe. Today, we are a post-imperial power divorced from the Continent and stuck in the past. As Brexit unravels we will see the folly of our decision to go-it-alone, but we will not face reality until the post-war baby boomers have passed away. We were the last generation to live under the British Empire. I may not live to see us rejoin the EU, but I have no doubt that it will happen. Apart from the economic advantages, we are too close to  Europe in terms of history, geography and culture to stay outside.

The Yellow Peril

Chinese people started coming to the UK in the 19th century as refugees from the Opium War. 140,000 Chinese were recruited by the British government as labourers for the army in the First World War. After the war survivors from the Chinese Labour Corps were repatriated to China but an unknown number settled in the UK. In those politically incorrect days this migration was known as the 'Yellow Peril'.

We now have over 400,000 Chinese according to the 2011 census. This does not include Vietnamese, Koreans and related races. The British government expects 320,000 Hong Kongers to come here by 2026, but over 5 million are eligible under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.

The Chinese are industrious and intelligent folk who are an asset to the UK, but do we really need another five million of them? We are already struggling to accomodate millions of Africans and Asians; we simply don't have the houses and facilities for them.

Our government looks on the Hong Kong immigrants as refugees because Beijing is integrating Hong Kong into China. But we cannot possibly take in everybody who is trying to escape from an authoritarian regime. 

The UN High Commission for Refugees estimates there are 50 million displaced people in the world. These poor souls are the victims of war, famine, oppression, and poverty. Their numbers are being swelled by climate change as oceans rise and deserts spread. We can help them with trade deals and foreign aid but we can't welcome them to our overcrowded island.

The 'Mother Bountiful' attitude of the British government is another case of imperial nostalgia. We sent missionaries and colonial administrators all over the world to preach the Gospel and fill the heads of the natives with nonsensical propaganda about the wealth and power of the Motherland. They can hardly be blamed for coming here to see it for themselves.

War in Europe

The war between Russia and Ukraine is a tragedy; a war between fellow Europeans that should not have happened. We hope and pray that the peace talks now in progress will succeed.

When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine were cut off from the Motherland. This has resulted in the current conflict.

President Vladimir Putin is vilified in the West as a dictator and an imperialist, but he was democratically elected and his support for the Russian-speaking population of Ukraine is only to be expected.

Under the Soviet Union it made no difference if the disputed regions were in Russia or Ukraine because they both belonged to the same political entity. On a smaller scale, it doesn't matter if Monmouth is in England or Wales, or if Berwick-on-Tweed is in Scotland or England, because they are all in the United Kingdom.

The regime of former comedian Volodymr Zelensky resulted from the coup of 2014 which deposed the elected president Viktor Yanukovych. Zelensky imposed the Language Law which promoted the Ukrainian language over the Russian language and reduced the Russian-speaking population to the status of second class citizens.

The West is sending military aid to Ukraine and waging economic warfare against Russia, but much of Europe is dependent on Russian gas from Nordstream 1, and the UK is the recipient of massive Russian investment. We had a similar performance in 2014 when Crimea was annexed by Russia, but realpolitik prevailed.

The Russian Federation is self-sufficient in food and has massive reserves of gas and oil. Despite sanctions, countries in need of fuel will continue to buy from Russia. The West will encourage the Saudis to increase production but they are unlikely to do so because it would reduce prices.  

We should remember that in WW11 the Russians defeated the largest invasion force in history. They are not likely to be beaten by the loss of Starbucks and McDonalds.

Sam Dickson

One quick point to add to your article on the failure of White nationalist, identity politics in the UK (and also in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand - the entire English-speaking world).

I believe two very important factors in the failure of English speaking societies to generate such policies are:

1) The illusion of victory in the world wars;

2) The (false) sense of continuity.

Other people have had to recognise the reality of defeat. Our people have not. They think they won two great victories in World Wars 1 and 11. They really didn't because neither war was in the best interest of our people but they don't see that. They just see "victory."

The other factor is the false sense of continuity. There has not been a revolution in Great Britain since 1689 when James 11 was toppled.

There has not been a revolution in the US since the war for independence 250 years ago (and it wasn't really a revolution but merely a war for independence).

The reality is that there have been huge and often negative changes in our governments.

Lincoln represented the death of the early American republic. The war with Spain in 1898 was a terrible departure from the sensible isolationist policy recommended by Washington. Wilson and Roosevelt all meant revolutionary change.

Likewise, in Britain the government today bears only superficial resemblance to to the government 150 years ago. But in all our countries the English-speaking people don't recognise these changes.

Superficially, there has been unbroken continuity. There is still a President in the White House, a House of Representatives, a Senate, a Supreme Court and various States in America.

There is still a monarch in Buckingham Palace, a House of Commons and a House of Lords in Great Britain.

A man who lived to the age of 100 in Berlin from 1900 to 2000 (and some people do live that long) lived under a monarchy, a socialist republic, the National Socialist racial state, the Communist "Democratic" Republic and a liberal democracy. Five different governments in one lifetime. No one in the English-speaking world has had that experience. 

George's Travels

Many years ago I knew a man called George who claimed to have been abducted by space aliens. He was the father of my step-daughter's school friend. A civil servant who always wore a suit and kept his shoes polished. He was a respectable citizen who upheld the law and supported the Conservative Party. The only remarkable thing about him was his claim of interplanetary travel. According to his story he had been captured by a beam of light emited from a flying saucer. The aliens turned out to be Venusians. They treated him kindly and took him back to Venus where he was made welcome by the Venusian Emperor. Unfortunately, Venus was subject to frequent raids by Martians who came looking for slaves. And during such a raid George was captured by the Martians and taken to Mars. The Martians were as cruel as the Venusians were kind. They subjected him to all kinds of torture until he confessed to being a spy. He was sentenced to death and taken to the main square of the Martian capital city to be publicly executed. But his friends from Venus came to his rescue in the nick of time. He was beamed up by a Venusian flying saucer which delivered him safely back to Earth.

I asked George, as politely as possible, how long the whole experience had lasted. He said it was more than two years but the Venusians could control time, so his family and his employers never missed him. He added that the wounds inflicted by the Martians had all disppeared as a result of Venusian medical care.

I should have advised him to see a doctor but I didn't want to upset the girls. So I said nothing and listened to his outrageous story. And that is the enigma, how can an apparently normal man believe in such nonsense?

With the coming of the Internet space travellers now have their own websites, often shared with those who believe that the world has been taken over by lizards, and, most recently by the anti-vaccinators who think that the Coronavirus is a conspiracy by Bill Gates and his alleged Satanic Paedophile Ring.  It's wrong to mock the afflicted, but we shouldn't listen to their nonsense, or believe anything seen on social media without checking it. I once reported the death of David Myatt because it had been posted on Facebook, but David is alive and well. 

Any prescribed medication will have at least one critical website devoted to it. According to the conspiracy theorists 'Big Pharma' is trying to kill us all.

We live in the age of misinformation.

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Monday, 31 January 2022

Nation Revisited # 184 February 2022

The Monarchy

Wnen Barbados became a republic in November 2021 the Queen was replaced as head of state by Sandra Mason, a Barbadian woman. This was accepted in the UK without protest. How different it was in 1957 when Lord Altrincham criticised the monarchy and got his face slapped by Philip Burbidge, a veteran of the First World War, a retired Merchant Navy officer, and an active member of the League of Empire Loyalists.

Philip's fine of one pound was immediately given back to him by a member of the public. Today, he would be treated more harshly for striking a peer and standing up for Britain.

The LEL was absorbed into the National Front in 1967 but their magazine Candour is still published by the AK Chesterton Trust under the editorship of Colin Todd, their website is managed by Rob Black.  www.candour.org.uk 

Most Britons support the monarchy, but I find myself in the same camp as Charles Maurras of Action Francaise. He was an agnostic and a republican but his movement strongly supported the Catholic Church and the monarchy because he thought they were good for France. I have my doubts about the Church of England and the House of Windsor but they are pillars of stability in an ever-changing world.

Unfortunately, the antics of Prince Andrew have tarnished the Royal image. The Queen is still popular but she is 95 years-old and when she dies the future of the dynasty will be in doubt, 

The latest YouGov poll on 8 and 9 March 2021 showed that 63% of those surveyed accross the UK wanted to keep the monarchy, while 25% preferred an elected head of state.

Plus ca Change 

In1974 the UK was in turmoil following the stock market crash of 1973. This resulted in two general elections. In March of that year I listed five objectives in my duplicated newsletter 'Nation'. Forty-eight years later we are going through another economic crisis and I still have the same objectives, except for the point about quitting the United Nations. I now think we need an international forum to disguss global issues such as the refugee crisis, and we should take advantage of our seat on the UN Security Council.

(1) Link all overseas aid (£300 million in 1973, £14.5 billion in 2020) to repatriation. If they want our money they must co-operate with the resettlement of their people.

(2) Tax the really rich. Tax them until it hurts. Tax them into exile. The old Tory lie that we need the super-rich has worn threadbare with the telling. Make them pay through the nose.

(3) Rethink the whole mess of state handouts; Arts Council grants to mediocre theatre companies, the futile Race Relation industry, and improvement grants to millionaire landlords.

(4) Abolish the Civil List. Most Britons support the monarchy, fair enough, but the Royal family are amongst the richest people in the world, must the institution cost us millions a year?

(5) Quit the United Nations and all its bankrupt offshoots. So far, the UN has given Eastern Europe to the Soviets, lost a war in Korea, started a war in the Congo, and run away at the first sign of trouble in the Middle East.

It's no good Ted Heath or Harold Wilson telling the people to tighten their belts while they spend money as fast as they can issue it. Let austerity start at the top, it will filter down soon enough.

Dying For Democracy

(When Eddy Morrison ran the National Front website he occasionally reprinted  articles from Nation Revisited. The following piece wich appeared in 2010 warned of the folly of our intervention in Afghanistan. Now, eleven years later, the Taliban have won and imposed their medieval regime on the whole country. For no good reason we wasted the lives of 456 British servicemen in Afghanistan and suffered hundreds wounded in body and mind).



Politicians of all parties support the Afghan war and accept the slaughter of British and Allied soldiers. As each young man is killed they say: "He died doing the job he loved" and "He was helping to make Afghanistan a better place." But the warmongers cannot convince us that there is any point in this aggression.

Britain's new top general Sir David Richards has predicted that we will be in Afghanistan for thirty or forty years. And NATO's Lieutenant General Stanley McChristal has called for more men.

The general praised the UK's 8,000 plus force and said more would be welcome. He told the BBC, "I don't know a general who would not like to see more troops, particularly forces as good as the British." (Daily Mirror 13/06/09)

We can therefore expect to sustain heavy losses in a war that we will eventually quit just as we did in Iraq. But before we pull out we will kill thousands of Afghans and risk bloody retaliation on the streets of our major cities. Far from ensuring domestic security we are endangering ourselves by declaring war on Muslims after letting millions of them into our country.

Once again a blinkered government has gone to war without a plan. They imported cheap labour and created alien ghettos without thinking of the consequences. Their foreign policy consists of following America and their economic policy is tied to 'free markets' and 'open borders'.

City Minister Lord Myners and London Mayor Boris Johnson have attacked EU plans to outlaw hedge funds (Guardian 21/07/09). And Home Sectetary Alan Johnson says that he doesn't lay awake at night worrying about the population hitting 70 million (Daily Mail 16/07/09).

We are fighting to impose our failed system on a country that has never done us any harm. The 9/11 terrorists were not Afghans, they were Arabs who trained and plotted in the United States. We are waging war to prop up Hamid Karzai's corrupt regime of misogynists, warlords and drug dealers who are no better than the Taliban. This war is as pointless as the Iraqi catastrophe and it will end in the same humiliating withdrawal.

To All Friends of Willis Carto - Elizabeth Carto


Attacked daily 
by most of the mainstream media, it is no wonder that ,millions of patriotic Americans stick to their guns so to speak, and refuse to kneel and beg forgiveness for being born white.  The word racist has been applied to anyone who does not walk or riot with Antifa or BLM. This has actually brought out more courageous voters to take a stand as the recent election in Virginia proves. Parents objecting to the teaching of the Critical Race Theories by left wing school boards were threatened  with FBI investigations, The source of all the trouble can be placed on the Teacher's Union left wing activists. 

Although still somewhat quietly, the average American is finally waking up to the  subversive movements in our school system from first graders to college students as it was planned and executed since the 1960s.

When President Trump was cheated out of his second term in office, that outrage alerted many citizens to the fact that subversive elements were taking over not only this last election but planned the same for the future. It is so easy to do with computer manipulations among other things. However, the left will now find more opposition than anticipated in most states, even with all the media control and their lies the Internet cannot  be completely silenced,

Willis Carto spent 60 years of his life fighting subversion. He published hundreds of books and periodicals . Many authors relied on him to have their books published at all. Book censorship never ceased, this is evident today.

Please read the words from Willis's introduction to Imperium by Francis Parker Yockey:

I believe that the Western world can survive. It all hinges on faith, faith in our future, faith in our superiority and survival. Skepicism, sophistication, cosmopolitanism, cynicism have destroyed the old faith and it has not been replaced by a new one. But faith is and always will remain the essential ingredient in every historical force, Only a unifying faith can provide the common motivation for survival - the just and deep conviction of our right to live and spark the single-minded and intolerant power which can clean and redeem our fast-decaying, rotting milieu. Very simple: the imperative of inspiring that faith is the central problem of our time. November 1962

In the September 1964 issue of Western Destiny, Willis reprinted a letter written to Lyndon Johnson written by Carlton Putnam, the founder of Delta Airlines. He was a New York native, a graduate of Princeton and Columbia universities. The subject was school desegregation. He had written the book Race and Reason, a Yankee View, which became a bestseller at the time.

Quoting from the letter to Johnson:

Throughout the world, in our foreign policy as well as such matters as the Supreme Court's decision of 1954 and the current Civil Rights Bill, we are dealing with a problem in which it is essential to realize that genetic racial differences due to evolutionary grade will not be changed by changing environments, and that instead of the average Negro's nature and performance being the result of the White man's prejudices, the White man's prejudices are the result of the average Negro's nature and performance. The evidence is overwhelming.

We Are Still British

When I was a lad I had a paper round. I would report to the newsagent early in the morning, and while I was waiting for him to pack my bag of newspapers a constant stream of men would come in on their way to work. Each man would buy a newspaper, usually the Daily Mirror or the Daily Express, and he would buy cigarettes, or tobacco, and a box of matches. Today, few people buy newspapers, they get their news online, few of them still smoke, and we don't make matches anymore.

In those days most men had served in the armed forces and were used to discipline. Working men wore work clothes and overalls during the week but at weekends they would polish their shoes and dress up in a suit and tie just to go to the pub on the corner.

Women wore headscarves and always carried a shopping bag. They spent hours queuing at the local shops for rationed food because there were no supermarkets and very few refrigerators. 

Fruit was unobtainable except for apples and pears, and when the first bananas were imported we didn't know how to eat them. For some unknown reason we had pomegranates from Palestine, which contained thousands of seeds that we kids used to spit at each other.

There were a few West Indians driving buses or working in hospitals but the mass migration from the Commonwealth had only just started. Most British people today boast of their tolerance and lack of prejudice but that was not the case years ago when all foreigners were resented. Those were the days when we used to touch black people for luck, and some boarding houses displayed signs saying "No Blacks, No Dogs and No Irish."

We had one black boy at my school, a lad from British Guiana who grew up to be a TV star. In those days he was regarded as an exotic curiosity, but today that same school is overwhelmingly black.

The local Roman Catholic school was in the same position but now there are plenty of white children from the Polish and Portuguese communities.

There have been so many changes. People make me laugh when they talk about "getting our country back." The country that I knew has gone forever, but I like to think that we are still the same people that conquered half the world. We no longer have eight halfcrowns to the pound, or eight pints to the gallon but such things are unimportant, we still have our fighting spirit and sense of duty. 

We are going through a period of self-inflicted suffering. We have elected a government of crooks and liars, but nothing lasts forever and we will eventually emerge from the chaos of Brexit. Our racial make up has changed, along with our currency and weights and measures, but we are still British.

The UK is 14% non-white and 86% white. We are a Christian country, if only nominally, Muslims are only two percent of our population and the Jews are only one percent. Politicians are overstating their arguments. Black Lives Matter should stop feeling sorry for themselves, and the far-right should heed the words of a prayer with which I am familiar: "God give us the grace to change those things we can change, to acceot those things that we cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference."

Mass migration is bad for the receiving country because it holds down wages, and it's bad for the sending country because it robs them of valuable workers, but if we stop now and bring in sensible immigration controls we can still build a better Britain. 

Michael Woodbridge writes:

Dear Bill, Thanks once again for your ever thought-provoking Nation Revisited. We live in very interesting times. But, because of this, very dangerous times.

You mention National Action as a "dangerous" organisation but a man of your experience will no doubt understand that the danger lies not through its alleged threat to the government but to its own adherents who have become used as scapegoats by a ruthless establishment.

I've involved myself with several ex-National Action activists by attending their trials and am astonished how they've been alloted long prison sentences for nothing worse than Thought Crime. You may have seen my article about Oliver Bel in Heritage and Destiny? The latest outrage is the 8-year prison sentence passed on Ben Raymond, a young man with a one-year-old daughter.

The conclusion I've reached is that, whatever reservations you or I may have about the presentation or veracity of their National Action ideology, National Action were absolutely right to challenge the status quo, because by doing so they've further exposed our despicably corrupt establishment.

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All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. We seek reform by legal means according to the UN Declaration of Human Rights, Article 19:

"We all have the right to make up our own minds, to think what we like, to say what we think, and to share our ideas with other people."