Sunday, 26 August 2012

Issue 76, February 2011

Nation Revisited
# 76, February 2011,

The cult of victimhood
The far-right in the UK has won seats on local councils, the London Assembly and the European Parliament. But their temporary success now seems to be over and they are back to getting four of five percent. Their progress is restricted by hostile media coverage and violent opposition. But their greatest handicap is the public’s reaction to the cult of victimhood. One look at their publications is enough to convey the paranoia that frames every article. According to the far-right a secret gang of plotters are destroying our country, our culture and our agriculture.  

It’s obvious to most students of history that mass migration from the Third World is a consequence of the global capitalist system pioneered by the British Empire. And it’s just as obvious that our culture and language are constantly being modified by international influences such as the Internet, cheap air travel and satellite television.

There is considerable opposition to all of these developments but people are reluctant to vote for a party with a persecution complex. The victimhood mindset is palpably negative and pathetic. It does not inspire confidence and it repels people who might otherwise be attracted. A crying child invokes sympathy for a while but if it goes on crying it just becomes annoying.

If the UK adopts proportional representation a far-right party might attract enough votes to gain several MPs. But they will achieve nothing by sulking.  If they want to influence events they should drop the cult of victimhood and stop whinging and whining. And they should find a leader who looks normal and acts rationally. Wearing self imposed gags and constantly snivelling is guaranteed to put people off.

The way things are
We must thank Hilaire Belloc for his poem ‘Epitaph on the Politician Himself.’ 

Here richly, with ridiculous display.                                                                                           The politician’s corpse was laid away.
While all of his acquaintances sneered and slanged,
I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.

Hilaire Belloc wanted to bring down capitalism by giving every family a smallholding and a cow. But there is not enough land and there are not enough cows. We cannot make high-tech televisions, computers and aircraft with cottage industries. Modern society needs mass production and mass markets. That’s the way things are. We can’t do away with capitalism but we can control it with legislation. 

Industry attracts labour like a magnet, and the cheaper the labour the stronger the attraction. Passports and border controls were introduced in the industrial age to stop people flooding across borders in search of work. And they have been relaxed in modern times to recruit cheap labour and hold down production costs. As the French writer Alain de Benoist said: “Those who remain silent about capitalism should not complain about immigration.”

The unrestricted importation of cheap labour by global capitalism threatens our survival as a European nation. We are heading towards a world population of nine billions and the prospect of famine, drought and ecological disaster. Our only hope of survival is a total ban on non-European immigration. The stable or declining populations of the European states are in contrast to the escalating populations of Africa and Asia. They must be refused entry or we will be overwhelmed.

The populist newspapers huff and puff about immigration but they support ‘free trade and open borders’ as prescribed by Milton Friedman the guru of globalism. They also preach national independence but that’s impossible so long as we are members of NATO and bound by the rules of the World Trade Organisation. Hollow jingoism will not save us from millions of African and Asian refugees. The invasion has already started but there’s still time to save ourselves. Italy and France are deporting illegal immigrants, Germany’s Angela Merkel has spoken out against mass migration and the FRONTEX border force is helping Greece to secure her borders. Despite years of multiracial propaganda Europe is moving towards a common immigration policy. The economic crisis has exposed the myth of ‘cheap’ immigrant labour - it’s not so cheap when they are on the dole.

It has been difficult to coordinate a Europe-wide campaign against immigration but the EU decision to adopt party lists, instead of national lists, will help. Right-wing parties have formed alliances in the European Parliament but they are always likely to fall out as they did when Alessandra Mussolini wrecked the previous attempt by upsetting the Romanian contingent. A Europe-wide party with sensible policies may seem ambitious but traditional party loyalties are breaking down as shown by the low turnouts at elections and the emergence of coalition governments.

Political parties become dictatorial when they have comfortable majorities. When the landslide post-war Labour government started slum clearance most people wanted a house with a garden. Instead they got blocks of flats because that was what the planners wanted. Architects inspired by social housing projects in Sweden strongly believed in communal living and even wanted to scrap individual kitchens and provide canteens where all the occupants would eat together. These misconceived follies are now being demolished but it took half a century for architects and planners to realise that they had got it horribly wrong.

The construction of tower blocks coincided with the start of mass migration from the West Indies. And the same blinkered planners and social scientists greeted the immigrants with open arms and predicted a wonderful multiracial future for us all. Now both of their projects have come together as black drug gangs shoot it out in the stairways of tower blocks in Peckham and elsewhere. It’s no wonder that whites are moving out of ‘enriched’ areas. Our big cities have been turned into a dangerous patchwork of no-go areas by failed experiments in social engineering. 

Our politicians consistently make wrong decisions. We fought colonial wars all over the world before handing over to the insurgents and moving on to the next skirmish. We did it in Malaya. Kenya, Cyprus, Aden and now we are doing it in Afghanistan. Prime Ministers from Winston Churchill to Tony Blair have made stirring speeches about fighting terrorism before giving in to them. Every disputed territory was supposed to be vital to British interests but when we lost them it didn’t matter at all. The Falklands was different because the population was British and the Argentines had invaded. But that was the only war where we had a clear objective.

They have managed no better with the economy. Governments borrow money until they run out of credit and then impose austerity budgets to balance the books. Gordon Brown promised to end the stop-go syndrome but he only delayed the Day of Reckoning by raiding pension funds and introducing new taxes. When we eventually repay our national debt the challenge will be to live within our means. When Oswald Mosley proposed spending our way out of the Great Depression we were a major industrial power with a captive imperial market. And when John Maynard Keynes went to America to negotiate a massive loan we were bankrupt after nearly six years of war. None of those conditions apply today.

We also need to be more efficient. “The last government commissioned a study of Britain’s infrastructure which placed us 24th in quality and quantity in the world. Switzerland was first, followed by Singapore, then Germany, France and Finland. We ranked 8th for telecoms, 18th for electricity, 20th for our railways, 24th for roads and 27th for aviation.” (Evening Standard 06-01-11) 

In private industry failed managers are fired but politicians get re-elected every five years and the party with the most seats takes power. Then the failed ministers from the last government, or the one before that, carry on making decisions dictated by the latest political fashion. Politicians and football managers always seem to get another job regardless of their past performance. This is supposed to be government by the people; in fact it’s government by a gang of incompetent bunglers with heads full of sound bites. 

But nothing lasts forever. Modern communications and freedom of information are making it harder to conceal parliamentary deceit and stupidity. As cheating MPs are sent to prison, and living standards are driven down, people will lose faith in the old parties and look for something new. The days of flawed democracy are numbered.

Fair play for all
To be fair we must avoid both negative and positive discrimination. The police should not ignore crimes committed by ethnic minorities because they are frightened of being accused of racism. The law must be enforced without fear or favour.

And jobs should go to the best qualified without regard to ethnic origin. So-called ‘affirmative action’ is unfair to whites, patronising to blacks and bound to damage race-relations. Fire brigades, police forces and other state employers discriminate against whites when they hire non-whites to meet ethnic quotas. They should be prosecuted for practising racial discrimination.

We should scrap blatantly racist organisations such as the Black Police Association and the Indian Workers Party. The BNP was forced to open its membership to all races but the rules must apply to everybody. If it’s wrong for whites to exclude blacks and Asians it must be wrong for blacks and Asians to exclude whites. 

When the Cenotaph was established after the First World War it was deliberately designed without religious of national symbolism. It represents all those who fell for the British Empire without regard to service, rank, race, sex or creed. It is regrettable that some groups find it necessary to have their own remembrance services when the national service of remembrance is for everyone.

It’s time to put an end to inverted racism and treat everybody fairly. This requires effort from both communities, we should be charitable to newcomers but they must assimilate into British society by speaking English and respecting our laws and traditions. The twisted white liberals who brought about this mess should face the fact that most people prefer their own kind; not because they are ‘racists’ but because it’s human nature to put your own family first; as Napoleon Bonaparte said: “If I were black I would be for the blacks; being white I am for the whites.”

All of the political parties are now agreed on the need to limit Third World immigration. Even the self-hating Labour Party now accepts that our little islands are full up. We must stop all further non-European immigration, send back illegal immigrants and convicted criminals and help those who want to go home. But law-abiding immigrants who have successfully settled here must have the same rights and responsibilities as the rest of us.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a state-sponsored organisation run by immigrants for their own benefit. At a time when we are laying-off policemen and schoolteachers it’s a criminal waste of money that should not be tolerated. Let’s sack the lot of them and rely on commonsense when dealing with minorities. Trevor Phillips and his team of overpaid meddlers should be trained to do something useful instead of persecuting people who do not conform to ‘political correctness.’

This is not the Thirties
The latest figures show that we are still in recession, inflation is rising and some families are having a tough time. Fortunately social security is available and we don’t have soup kitchens feeding the hungry or wretched columns of unemployed men marching on London. Things could be better but Britain still has the world’s sixth largest economy worth £250 billion per annum. And we are the third largest economy in Europe after Germany and France.

In the Thirties state handouts were strictly means-tested. The majority of men worked in manufacturing industry but many married women stayed at home. Mines, shipyards, dockyards and factories employed thousands of people. In Coventry, Dagenham and Luton almost the entire population made cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles. In South Wales and Yorkshire coalmining predominated. In Belfast and Glasgow it was shipbuilding and in the North East it was steel making. When these industries slowed down their employees and their dependants suffered real hardship.

But those days are gone. Most of our manufacturing industry has been wiped out by cheap imports from Asia. Manufacturing employs only15% of the workforce. The coal mining industry is almost finished and the docks in London, Liverpool, Cardiff and Glasgow have been replaced by container ports that employ very few men.  Agriculture is so mechanised that it only accounts for 2% of the workforce.

Today people are moving or selling things rather than making them. The commuter routes into our big cities are packed every morning with workers who generate most of Britain’s income. But there are very few factories. The toiling masses are busy shuffling papers and sending e-mails. The only manual workers are builders and engineers who provide the offices and services for the paper shufflers.

The current downturn in the economy has increased unemployment but the majority of the unemployed are regulars who have always been out of work. Some of them can’t work because they are incapacitated by drugs or alcohol. But many of them are able bodied people who have decided to play the system rather than suffer the torment of getting up in the morning and going to work.

During the boom it didn’t matter if 7.9% of the workforce was idle because the rest of the workers would pay enough tax to cover them.  But now we have run out of money and the bone-idle are facing the terrible prospect of getting a job. They claim that there’s no work available but millions of immigrants have found jobs in Britain. There are jobs on offer but the pay is not much better than state benefit. Under the present system there is no reason for our 2.5 million unemployed to take low paid jobs when they can stay at home and wait for the postman to deliver a cheque. 

We got over the terrible recession of the Thirties by having a world war. That is no longer an option but we can restructure our economy by providing adequate training and education for our workforce. Some of our kids are leaving school without the basic skills necessary to earn a living.  We need to revise our educational system and get rid of bad teachers. Instead of churning out graduates in media studies and sociology we should be training engineers and scientists.

The old manufacturing industries will not come back but we can specialise in the sophisticated industries that we are good at; things like precision machine tools, optical equipment, electronics, pharmaceuticals, aviation and banking. Since the credit crunch and the row over bonuses the banking business has been in the dog house. But the City of London is the world’s most important financial centre and banking and insurance are major employers of labour and earners of capital.

The decline of heavy industry and the financial crisis have been painful experiences but the economy will recover. There are genuine unemployment black spots but new industries are being attracted to these areas by national and local initiatives. We will come through this period of austerity but we must ensure that we have a sensible and sustainable immigration policy and that everybody who is capable is gainfully employed.

The Telegraph gets it right
These words were not written by a supporter of ‘Europe a Nation’ but by Peter Oborne the chief political commentator of the eurosceptic Daily Telegraph. They are meant to be a dire warning against the EU but they could have the opposite effect.

Since the coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor in 800AD, there have been numerous attempts to unify Europe. Philip II of Spain, Louis XIV, Napoleon and Hitler all came tantalisingly close to success, but all ultimately failed. Today a fifth attempt is under way through the European Union.

Though not associated with a single great or powerful man, the ultimate objective of the EU is otherwise more or less familiar to students of European empires: no internal boundaries; a single currency; one parliament; one central government; one army; one foreign policy and a single political unit stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals.

The 27 nations that currently comprise the EU would merge into one huge state, accounting for a population of some 500 million, approximately one fifth of global wealth and an even higher percentage of the world’s trade. Such a nation would take its place alongside the United States and China as a superpower.

This project, in its way both noble and visionary, is surprisingly close to realisation. Many people fail to grasp this point because they have been distracted by the headlines on the financial pages signalling daily woe and disaster for the eurozone countries.

But these setbacks were long ago foreseen by the architects of the EU. Jacques Delors, the French politician who more than anyone else was the architect of the single currency that is used today, is a highly intelligent man. He was warned many times by critics such as Margaret Thatcher that it was hopelessly premature to set up a monetary union without full political unification. He knew very well there would be problems.

But Mr Delors saw these problems as opportunities – what have been called “beneficial crises”. These economic crises, he believed, could be exploited by the European governing class to expedite with extra urgency and dynamism their over-riding project of integration, and the creation of a single European state.

An understanding of this background is essential for anyone wishing to come to terms with yesterday’s speech in the City of London by the French prime minister Francoise Fillon. Most of the guests listening to Mr Fillon would surely have expected at the very least a substantial measure of alarm and contrition in the wake of the devastating setbacks for eurozone countries such as Greece and Ireland over recent months.

Yet there was no sign of retreat, or even judicious contemplation. Mr Fillon could hardly have been more bullish, upbeat or confident. “Europe is at a historic turning point,” declared the unchastened French premier. “The real question right now is whether to keep building on this adventure, or whether we leave it at that.”

His answer could not have been clearer: “We are going to move towards greater integration.” That means a deepening of the common social and economic regime which already binds Europe – as well as one potent extra element. Governments are to be stripped of their ability to tax and spend according to the democratic demands of their own voters. Instead (though Mr Fillon did not explain this), their budgets will be set for them by a greatly empowered common European government in Brussels. (Peter Oborne, The Daily Telegraph 18-01-11)
Peter Oborne grasps the point that that a single currency requires a single government. Small countries like Greece and Ireland pretended to be sovereign states by issuing their own national bonds. But they are no more independent than we are. Only a state that can feed and defend itself can claim to be sovereign.

The Daily Telegraph argues that we should not adopt the euro because we need to be in charge of our economy. But foreign exchange dealers decide the value of the pound and the Bank of England’s interest rate depends on commodity price inflation that we cannot control. We are not operating in isolation but in the international market. We cannot control the price of oil, coffee or anything else that we import. We are at the mercy of the world trade system in or out of the EU. The emerging European superpower that Peter Oborne describes will be a very different matter. It will be the master of its own destiny.
HiseHe      case against the European Union is not based on economics; it’s founded on a sentimental attachment to a failed parliamentary system and a nostalgic vision of independence that is no longer attainable.
Nation Revisited Interview
I asked people who support the concept of European unity the following questions. First up is John Bean the former editor of the BNP magazine Identity.

Who are you?
John Bean, long-term Nationalist. First active in Mosley’s Union Movement 1951, then most other nationalist movements since then, excluding those specifically calling for a resurrection of National Socialism. Currently still a member of the BNP – unless I have been expelled since preparing this report.

What do you believe in?
I do not support the narrow nationalism which exists within UKIP and is a view held by a number of BNP members. In the days of the National Labour Party, which I founded in 1958, I warned in our paper Combat and at indoor and outdoor meetings that “the White World was under attack”. In the NLP and the first BNP and in articles I wrote for the National Front during the early 70s, I called for a “Third Force” between the United States – the base of world finance capitalism – and the Soviet Communist Empire, which then extended into half of Europe. That Third force would consist of a Confederation of all European States, plus those nations of the old Commonwealth who wished to join, which was a possibility in the 60s and early 70s but less likely today.

A European Confederation is of course, quite distinct from the present European Union which I have vigorously opposed. The reasons for my opposition are centred on the fact that its founders and virtually all present-day executives (including the non-Marxists) are globalists by belief and Europeans only by birth. The EU weltanschauung (world outlook) is that federal Europe is but a stepping stone to World Government. Hence we see that their respect for European culture – with its variants and individuality which is part of the European psyche – and Mosley’s “Europe a Nation” is almost completely overshadowed by their concern for the welfare and expansion of the populations of Africa and Moslem Inner Asia, both of whom are currently colonising Europe.

If you could direct government policy what would you do?
If I could direct government policy, let us assume that I would only be allowed to do this in two areas. Internally, I would stop immediately all non-European immigration, except for a few hundred genuine refugees. Externally, all support would be given to those British MEPs to work with those sympathetic to a European Confederation. There are already  many from Hungary, Italy, Austria and the Baltic States who are fellow Confederates and the indications are that Marine Le Pen of the Front National is sympathetic. Thus I would not necessarily call for our immediate withdrawal from the EU. We may have to do so eventually.

What are you proud of and what do you regret?
I am proud of the fact that I was the painter’s assistant when the first “Keep Brixton White” slogan (later to become “Keep Britain White”) appeared on a wall in 1951. If more orthodox politicians, such as Enoch Powell 17 years later, had also expressed more concern in those days then those original slogans would have had more effect.

I regret that I was once associated with Colin Jordan and that I did not withdraw my support for Nick Griffin earlier.

How would you like to be remembered?
I would like to be remembered as somebody who helped to keep the flame of nationalism and white world solidarity alive.

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