Saturday, 25 August 2012

Issue 24, February 2007

Nation Revisited

An occasional email to friends. # 24, February 2007

Facing Reality

Several correspondents have objected to my enthusiasm for the EU and pointed out that all the parties of the ITS group in Brussels are Euro-sceptic. There is however a big difference between criticizing the EU and wanting to quit. Those who advocate Britain’s withdrawal must the face the prospect of a total takeover by America. The fantasy of independence would turn into the reality of unrestrained capitalism and an unending commitment to American military expansionism.

World trade has fuelled a worldwide boom. We eat cheap African produce all the year round with no thought for the consequences, and we buy Chinese and Korean electrical goods and Japanese cars as our own manufacturing industries are forced out of business.
Self-sufficiency has been sabotaged by American pressure for free trade and the concept of a protected market has been largely abandoned. But Europe is big enough to create a sustainable economy and negotiate advantageous trade deals with the gas and oil suppliers of Russia and the Arab states.

Those wanting to declare UDI from Europe claim that the world will beat a path to our door to buy British goods and sell us their produce. But our manufacturing base has declined to the point where we have little to sell. We could trade with the world but the Pound would be at the mercy of the speculators; it has been based on our economic performance as part of the EU for over thirty years. In the event of an economic downturn we would struggle to feed our immigrant-swollen population.

In 1956 Britain was a major producer of coal, steel, cars, ships, planes and consumer goods. Sterling was a reserve currency and we were the biggest supplier to the commonwealth. But we were forced to abandon the Anglo-French invasion of Egypt when the Soviet Union threatened intervention and America threatened to scuttle the Pound. We were an independent country then with substantial military forces and a worldwide navy but there was no way that we could stand up to America. Britain obeyed and the government of Sir Anthony Eden fell.

Two years after the Suez fiasco Charles de Gaulle became President of France and by 1960 had created the force de frappe armed with nuclear warheads. He was determined that France would never again be humiliated by America. Harold MacMillan made an unsuccessful bid to join the EEC but he saw Britain as an American dependency. If we left the EU we would be shut out of Europe, dependent on America and without the captive White Dominions that are now locked into other markets. Is this the grim future that the Euro-sceptics want for our country?
Rewriting the Constitution                                                                                            

The fixers and lobbyists of Washington are currently switching their attention away from the falling Republicans and towards the rising Democrats, although there is even less difference between the two big American parties than there is between the Labour and Tory parties in the UK. Huey Long said that one skinned you from the ankle up and the other from the neck down.

The Democrats are capitalizing on the unpopularity of George Bush and his “war on terror,” but their interest is only in gathering votes, there is no real difference between them. Both parties are owned body and soul by big business and pursue policies at their direction. Some of the biggest and most powerful of these businesses are the defence contractors who supply planes, ships, guns, missiles and all the paraphernalia of modern warfare.

General Dynamics makes everything military and are at the very heart of the political establishment, they have a turn over of $19.35 billion and employ 70,000 workers. Equally powerful are the construction companies. Halliburton turn over $22.6 billion and employ 106,000 people. Bechtel turn over $18.8 billion and have 40,000 people on the payroll. The oil companies are even bigger. Exxon Mobil has a turn over of $370 billion and employs 106,100 people. (Wikipedia 2005)

These corporations are so big and powerful that no administration can resist them or survive without their financial backing. Their common interest in Iraq goes without saying. Following the “shock and awe” bombing, courtesy of General Dynamics, most of Iraq needs to be rebuilt by Bechtel; all the pipelines and pumping stations need to be upgraded by Halliburton; and the oil needs to be refined and marketed by Exxon Mobil.

Being big and successful does not make these companies wicked but they naturally seek to maximize profits. Their first duty is to their shareholders; it was good business to go to war with Iraq and Afghanistan and it would be even better business to go to war with Iran. The resulting slaughter would be dismissed as “collateral damage.”

For all their very public praying and “God Blessing” Americans of all faiths are generally devout materialists who believe that God helps those who help themselves. The only hope is a complete reform of the political system. The market economy should be the servant of the people and not the master.

If something is not done to control the giant corporations they will lead America into unending war. Americans need to look at the way that they are governed, at the way political parties are funded and at the massive profits generated by war. Honest men who could not imagine the intrigue and duplicity of modern capitalism wrote the US Constitution with built-in safeguards against corrupt politicians; it’s time that it was rewritten with safeguards against corporate abuse of power. The Founding Fathers were rightly suspicious of politicians but they neglected to look at big business.

Extract from Imperium by Francis Parker Yockey                                                   

The first of the series of World Wars created a new world. The old ideas of history, politics, war, nations, economics, society, culture, art, education, ethics, were swept away. The new ideas of these things however were possessed only by the best brains of Europe, the small culture-bearing stratum. Unfortunately the political leaders in Europe immediately after the First World War – save one – did not belong to this stratum.

The second in the series arose from the fact that all Europe continued to play the old-fashioned, fatal game of petty-stateism. The leaders responsible for this represent what Goethe had in mind when he said: “The most terrible thing in the world is ignorance in action.” Europe has not yet paid the full price for the malice and stupidity of these leaders. Nietzsche had wished to see such an increase in the threatening attitude of Russia that Europe would be forced to unite, to abandon the miserable game of political nationalism, petty-stateism. Not only did this happen politically, it happened culturally – Russia seceded totally from Europe and returned to Asia, whence Peter the Great had dragged it. But Europe continued to luxuriate in the repulsive game of frontiers, and customs, little plans, little projects, little secrets – even after it had looked on at the Bolshevik revolution. Nietzsche had assumed in his thought that brains would be present at the helm – in Europe he forgot to wish that.

Readers in the year 2000 will find it hard to believe that in 1947 a French aspirant for power based himself on a program for making France secure from Germany, or that in 1947 England and France signed at Dunkirchen a treaty of alliance against Germany. Both America and Russia allowed these two political powers of yesterday to sign this harmless treaty – it could not in any way conflict with the plans of the extra-Europeans in Moscow and Washington, for it looked not to the future, or even to the present, but solely to the past. Is it possible that the people who prepared and signed this treaty were under a collective hallucination that the year was 1750, 1850, or in any other century? When politicians become subjects of confusion their countries must suffer.

Sixty years after Francis Parker Yockey wrote Imperium we are still striving for union and Britain is still bedeviled by petty-stateism and small-minded nationalism. Russia has emerged from the darkness of atheistic communism and America is embarked on a fantastic mission to conquer the world. Europe is not crushed with poverty or destroyed by bombing as it was in 1947. We have rebuilt our cities and science has revolutionized industry and agriculture to provide plenty for all. But economic success has acted like a magnet to the struggling masses of the Third World. In every age there are visionaries who can see the dangers and the possibilities of the future. There are also those who are prisoners of the past, defending empires that no longer exist and fighting enemies that have long ceased to be. But nothing can stop the innate genius of the European peoples from triumphing over adversity just as it did sixty years ago.
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Views on the News                                                                                                        

Six party talks in Beijing between North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Japan, The United States and China have reached agreement on North Korean nuclear disarmament in return for international guarantees. Diplomacy has achieved a solution and avoided a war. This should be an example to the world and a lesson to the United States that international problems like North Korea and the Middle East can be solved by political initiatives. The Korean agreement only came about because of Russian and Chinese pressure on America and the financial assistance of South Korea and Japan. What has worked in East Asia would also work in Israel. International security guarantees could convince Israelis that they can survive without devoting their GDP to defence. American foreign aid could be used to finance the two state solution that has been agreed by both parties. Europe, Russia and the Arab states must exert sufficient diplomatic pressure to make this happen.

Britain’s oldest woman Mrs Ada Mason of Upton, West Yorkshire has died at the great age of 111. She put her longevity down to eating bread and dripping with salt every day of her life. According to the diet fanatics who constantly bombard us with propaganda Ada’s favourite snack is a lethal combination; bread, fat and salt are all on their forbidden list. May God rest this remarkable woman who proved that the lettuce-munchers do not necessarily know what they are talking about.

Ernst Zundel has been sentenced to five years imprisonment by a German court after being convicted on fourteen counts of incitement. The 67 year old was found guilty after a trial lasting four months. He was deported from Canada in 2005 and charged with Holocaust Denial. Those of us who accept the mass murder of European Jews are nevertheless outraged that a man of Zundel’s age has been sentenced to what could be a life sentence for having a dissenting opinion. We will probably never know the exact number of internees, who died during the war in German camps, but history is constantly under revision and modern society should not tolerate taboos. People should not be locked up for expressing unorthodox or unfashionable views, especially in a country that boasts of its democratic credentials.

The spate of killings in south London are all linked to drugs and it’s not a coincidence that all of the victims were young black men. Sir Ian Blair has rushed his armed cops to the area but they are unlikely to outgun the drug dealers. This problem has dominated the Street of London since the Brixton Riots. Since then the police have turned a blind eye to black crime and high-ranking policemen have called for drugs to be decriminalized. The volume of drugs traded on the streets and the millions of pounds involved suggests that the police are either ignoring the problem or they are part of it. Mussolini destroyed the Mafia in Sicily by shooting less than two hundred crime bosses. We could destroy the importers and distributors of drugs in exactly the same way, but no democratic government will act against big business be it legal or illegal. The police are not seriously fighting the drugs menace any more than our troops in Afghanistan are stopping the growing of opium poppies. Dead schoolboys are an acceptable sacrifice to the racketeers and political parasites that rule our poor benighted country.

Projecting an Image                                                                                                        

The recent disclosure that Dave Cameron smoked dope at Eton has done him no harm. It may even improve his ratings amongst the hoodies that he hopes to hug in his desperate search for acceptability. If there is a real Dave Cameron under all that glitz and sparkle we have yet to see him. Modern politicians are media creations and every move they make is choreographed and every word uttered is supposed to be carefully rehearsed. The trouble is that they say things without thinking; in the naïve belief that they are capable of spontaneity they damn themselves for generations.

Margaret Thatcher hardly ever said anything unscripted and she was so far removed from popular culture that she rarely saw the funny side of her remarks. She said in praise of her colleague Willy Whitelaw: “everyone should have a Willy.” And when she was invited by press photographers to sit on the barrel of a field gun she said: “oh no, it might jerk me off.” When people fell about laughing she often joined in, with no idea what they were laughing at. Some of her remarks were not so funny. When she said: “there is no such thing as society,” she really meant it.

Harold Wilson liked to project the image of a down-to-earth Yorkshireman. He was often photographed enjoying a pint in the Labour Club and pretending to be one of the lads. In fact he was a highly intellectual academic with a total contempt for the working class. When he devalued the Pound and started a thirty-year spiral of galloping inflation he contemptuously described the move as an adjustment and promised: “this will not affect the pound in your pocket.”

Sometimes what is said is only memorable because of the person saying it. Harold MacMillan was speaking the truth when he said: “you’ve never had it so good,” but coming from the millionaire heir to a publishing empire it was ironic. When Bill Clinton said that he had not had sex with Monica Lewinsky he meant that he had not had penetrative sex but only oral – which didn’t count. The public loved him for it and it did him no harm. Bill Clinton is retired but his wife Hillary is still trading on his roguish good looks and notoriety.

Leaders of minority parties must be ever so careful to measure their words. The BNP leader Nick Griffin has made sweeping changes to his party; he has expelled the old guard and banned intemperate language. But in “Steadfast” in Spring 2005 he wrote:
“I personally would much prefer to use pedophiles and murderers for testing essential medical developments, rather than innocent animals.” 

Most of us would agree with him but there is no way that the leader of a party that is accused of Nazi tendencies should endorse human experimentation. Images of the diabolical Dr Josef Mengele immediately spring to mind.

We all say things that can be misunderstood or quoted out of context but those who are into image building and public relations should be more careful what they say. Journalists are more than capable of quoting indiscretions without presenting them with good copy.

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