Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Nation Revisited # 103, May 2013

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The UK Budget
This year the UK government plans to spend £120 billion more than it receives from all sources of revenue. In order to balance the books we would have to slash spending. That would mean closing hospitals, cancelling defence contracts, reducing benefits and sacking civil servants. But it would restore us to solvency.

In an ideal world we would have a popular government with a workable economic policy and the power to act. But that’s not going to happen any time soon so we must deal with what we’ve got. If we trimmed the budget by £120 billion there would probably be a general strike and mass civil unrest. If the government didn’t fall right away it would certainly be thrown out at the next election. The fact is that a democratic government cannot deal with the problem. An authoritarian government would be required but that’s not going to happen either.
So we blunder on, borrowing money or simply printing it. The world reacted with horror when the Cyprus government decided to steal bank deposits but the UK government has been doing it for years. By keeping interest rates at 0.5% when inflation is at 2.8% they are robbing us blind. And every time they issue another tranche of QE they drive down the value of the pound against the dollar which raises oil prices and makes us even poorer.

Chancellor George Osborne is tinkering with government spending to save a billion here or there but the £120 billion black hole remains. We all know that the crippling cost of social welfare is destroying our country. We borrow money to keep people on the dole because they refuse to take minimum wage jobs that are available. We then import workers from all over the world to do these jobs. Of course, the sick and disabled must be provided for but we have got to stop throwing money at able-bodied work dodgers, be they homegrown or imported.
Immigration didn’t cause all of our problems but it has aggravated them. The trouble is that our politicians are living in a world of fantasy in which the UK is a benevolent motherland dispensing justice and welcoming the huddled masses to her bosom. They are still living in the days of Empire when we could send a gunboat to blast the Fuzzy-Wuzzies into submission; and when missionaries and colonial officials in crisp khaki shorts spread British civilization amongst the heathens. But times have changed; the natives are now out-producing us and we are rapidly going broke.

(There’s nothing new about austerity: this is from Nation No 4, March 1974)

Following an inconclusive election we have been warned to expect hard times for at least four or five years. Ted Heath failed to cut prices “at a stroke”; the economy is in crisis and we don’t have the money for such grandiose projects as Maplin Airport, or a network of super highways to link one traffic jam to another.
But austerity may bring some blessings. Concorde, the most expensive civil airplane ever built may have to be axed. No responsible government would allow such a dangerous and noisy aircraft to overfly its airspace at supersonic speed. Concorde will join Blue Streak, the Groundnut Scheme, and the distribution of gas masks as another example of spendthrift government. The Channel Tunnel is something else we can’t afford. The French will probably build it and put an evil-eyed pissoir attendant at Dover to charge us entry.

We offer a few more ways in which Britain could save money.
1) Link overseas aid (£300 million in 1973) to repatriation – if they want our money they must co-operate in the resettlement of their people.

2) Tax the really rich. The Tories are worried that high taxes will drive them abroad, but Messrs Hyams, Cohen, Rothschild, Sief and Sainsbury cannot take their property and their businesses with them.
3) Rethink the whole mess of state handouts; Arts Council grants to mediocre theatre groups; the futile race relations industry; improvement grants to millionaire landlords.

4) Abolish the Civil List. Most Britons support the monarchy – fair enough, but the Royals are some of the richest people in the world, why should we pay for them?
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 from 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.
(The February 1974 general election produced a hung parliament. Oil prices quadrupled following the Yom Kippur War and the stock market collapsed. A second election in October was won by Harold Wilson by just three seats. But the economy continued to deteriorate and Britain had to bailed out by the International Monetary Fund in 1976 when the Natwest Bank threatened to default)

Every Revolution Started as a Conversation
The ultimate objective of any political party is to come to power but very few of them get anywhere near government and in modern times even the old-established parties have to form coalitions. The minor parties can distribute leaflets, sell newspapers, knock on doors, hold public meetings, host websites and forums, and stand in elections. They have no hope of getting elected but they can gain publicity, train their members, and raise funds. If they’ve got a serious message they will make converts and if they are persistent they will build up a core of voters. But anyone wanting to become an MP is advised to join one of the big parties.

Plutocracy is destroying our country but we can fight back. We must remember that every revolution started as a conversation; and every party started as a discussion group. Mao said: “let one hundred flowers bloom.” He might not have meant it but it’s true nevertheless.
An anti-immigration party is unlikely to come to power in the UK but if it attracted enough votes it could influence government policy. Ukip are a bunch or unreformed Tory reactionaries emotionally stuck in the fifties but they are frightening the big parties into immigration controls. This goes against their instincts because the Labour Party believe in internationalism from a Marxist and Methodist standpoint, the Tories believe in it from a business perspective, and the Liberal Democrats are stricken with post-imperial guilt.  But whether immigrants are seen as socialist brothers, souls to be saved, or customers to be fleeced, they compete with our own people who are trying to earn a living in their own country.

Most politicians are unprincipled charlatans but they have a well-developed sense of survival and they will support any policy that keeps them in power. How many German MPs during the Nazi era really supported the regime; and how many just went along with it for the sake of a comfortable salary and all the trappings of office? Our gutless representatives are no different. They are currently spouting the multiracial mumbo-jumbo of liberal democracy but if it was necessary for their careers they would be saluting the Fuhrer and strutting around in jackboots.
So don’t despair; keep talking, keep writing and don’t believe anything that you read in the newspapers. The global capitalist system is breaking down because cheap goods and cheap labour are flooding markets that have run out of money. There will have to be a complete reorganization of trade, industry and migration based on sustainable production and consumption. This is not a matter of opinion but an economic imperative. As usual our lazy and misinformed politicians are behind the curve but the sovereign debt crisis will force them to wake up. When the banks run out of money and their paychecks stop arriving we will see some action.  

 NR Five Questions
I asked our readers the following five questions; Who are you? What do you believe in? If you could direct government policy what would you do? What are you proud of and what do you regret? How would you like to be remembered?
Their replies have shown a very broad range of opinions from libertarian to authoritarian, from spiritual to agnostic, and from realistic to fantastic. I profoundly disagree with some of them. I sometimes despair of parliamentary democracy but I support free speech. Let all things be discussed.
John Bean, who writes the Nationalist Notebook column on the BDP website, restated his belief in European Confederation - issue 76.
Robert Edwards, the editor of European Socialist Action, defended freedom of religion and opposed racial supremacism - issue 77.
Bill Baillie, of Nation Revisited – that’s me – supported European unity and social justice - issue 78.
Michael Woodbridge, who writes for the Civil Liberty website, acknowledged Divine Providence and described his philosophy as Racial Socialism – issue 96.
Eddy Morrison, of the Nationalist Sentinel blog, outlined his commitment to White Nationalism and strong government - issue 97.
Robert Best, who writes for several publications including the League Sentinel, emphasized spiritual awareness and European unity – issue 98.
Arlette Baldacchino, of the Viva Malta website, combined a respect for tradition with her vision of Imperium Europa – issue 99.
Alexander Morano, from North America, stressed the importance of European culture and the continuity of art and literature – issue 100.
Rufus, of the News From Atlantis blog, promoted freedom and opposed globalism and materialism – issue 101.
We would like to hear from more of our readers – not just writers but anyone with something to say. Replies must comply with the law but they are not edited and the views expressed are entirely those of the respondent. Please e-mail your replies to nationrevisited@gmail.com 
Five Questions Answered by EP Williamson
My name is Sid, joint founder and ex National Organiser of the BPP. I have a blog called The White Way Home. http://thewhitewayhome.blogspot.co.uk/

I'm a National Socialist, I believe that the Aryan race should be not only preserved, but revered as the greatest race on the planet. The lies told by the Jews after WW2 are easy to contest, German people do not deserve to be labeled as mass murderers. I believe that race mixing is diluting and polluting our great race, that is the true genocide, television has made it fashionable for young people to mix with Negroes, Pakistanis, and Jews. Teachers, social workers, and all other public sector workers are trained to brainwash our children and threaten us with prison, taking our children away etc. I am aware of at least two majority non white cities in England, Leicester and London. This is highly contagious and will one day destroy our nation beyond repair. We have a huge fight on our hands, but nobody is prepared to say anything let alone do anything. It is time to round up the sheeple and prepare them to defend our island.


If I could direct govt policies I would start by installing strict custom and immigration centres at every entry port. Non whites arriving from overseas will be refused entry. I would then offer all non whites residing here money to emigrate to anywhere they choose with the exception of Germany or USA. Once that phase is over I would start denying benefits to all non whites, I'd ban all Mosques and synagogues, and the practices of both Halal and Kosher slaughter would become a hanging offence. Once that phase is over, I presume that there will be significantly less non whites here. It would then be time to round them up. Other nations would be asked if they would take them, like Brazil did many years ago. The remaining non whites will be sent to the nations who agreed to take them. By then we would have an almost completely White Great Britain, but there would be a lack of people to do the jobs left by the non whites that had left. I believe that there are many expats living abroad because of the garbage they were being forced to live among here. I would create a new govt agency specifically for the purpose of encouraging those expats, as well as other Whites from Europe to come here and help us to create a renaissance of a great Great Britain.

I'm obviously proud of my five children, they are my greatest achievements. In politics I'm proud to have organised, chaired, and spoke at many nationalist meetings. I will always remember my first meeting, I had to organise, chair, and make my first speech. The late great John Tyndall was one of my guest speakers; it was his last meeting as we so sadly lost him nine days later. I have also stood with the very best White Nationalists, drastically outnumbered and defied the odds against homosexuals (Brighton pride 2007 five of NF demonstrating against three hundred thousand homosexuals), Redhill Surrey (Four of us with flags and banners everywhere, demonstrating against a march of five thousand Muslims, who had decided to march through Redhill on Easter Sunday. I'm also proud that I decided to take a step back from politics for a couple of years to get my mental health sorted out, because for a long time I was in a very bad place. Now I'm sleeping better, I don't drink anywhere near as much, and take better care of myself.

I have a lot of regrets, things I wouldn't put on the Internet. All of the stupid, even dangerous things I've done, the stupid mistakes I have made, are a direct result of my mental health, the meds I was on then, and on top of all that copious amounts of alcohol.

I would like to be remembered as a great father, that is how all my children think of me now, and that is the most important thing in the world to me. If I was to be remembered for political reasons, I would like to be remembered as a man who stood up for his beliefs and tried to educate the ignorant masses with both words and actions.

The Menace of Global Capitalism

 (From John Bean’s former website February 2003 retrieved by Wayback Machine

We of the Radical Right are supporters of the small businessman and free enterprise. Nevertheless, we can have sympathy, if not empathy, with certain aspects of the left's militant campaign against global capitalism, even if we draw the line at attempt to do a 'twin-towers' job on the London Stock Exchange or other worldwide finance houses. Finance should serve the business of the country: not control it.

In this 21st century finance has set its horizons far beyond the nation state: it is now controlling the global market and the interests of individual nations are very much secondary to that objective, whether it is Britain or Brazil. As one British manufacturing base after another has been closed down and manufacture increasingly transported eastwards to "take advantage of cheaper labour costs", New Labour - with support from the other PODs (Parties of Decadence) - has told us in Britain that the jobs are being replaced by jobs in the service industry. Mark you, there is not much room here for ex-miners, shipbuilders and steelworkers, as most of the new jobs are for women. Perhaps the largest growth sector in the service industry is the call centre. Until about eighteen months ago we were told that it would soon be employing one in five in the UK.

However, we hear little of that nowadays as one call centre after another is either closed or reduced in size as these jobs are switched to S.E. Asia, mainly India. To date more than 60,000 British jobs (including banking and accountancy jobs) have been subject to the great Indian takeaway, with a further 7,000 going from Norwich Union in October(2004), making a total of 14,000 from this company alone. These global capitalist companies are, of course, exploiting the Indian and other Asian workers who are paid one tenth of the salary that their British counterparts need. Those of us who have worked in India know that there are countless thousands of Indians who have a good command of English. But what an accent! It takes a fortnight to crack the code.

 Many Shades of Black

John Bean’s biography Many Shades of Black charts his political involvement from Mosley’s Union Movement in 1950 to the contemporary BNP in 1999. It covers the rise and fall of the National Front and warns of the dangers of fragmentation. It’s now available from Ostara Publications at £12.95 plus postage. http://marchofthetitans.com/many-shades-of-black-by-john-bean/

Margaret Thatcher
Most of the things that Margaret Thatcher is famous for would have happened anyway. The coalmining industry was wiped out by competition from cheap gas and the motor industry collapsed because our cars were unsellable. The Unions that depended on these industries died with them. She sold off the council houses but that was a mixed blessing and we can thank our armed forces for winning the Falklands War. She bravely defied the IRA by addressing the Tory Conference at Brighton hours after the Grand Hotel bombing. But she will be remembered for the disastrous poll tax; an attempt to collect local taxes that was bitterly resisted.

She is credited with bringing down the Berlin Wall but when Germany was struggling to be reunited in 1989-90 she tried to perpetuate the oppressive East German regime and solicited the help of Francois Mitterrand and Mikhail Gorbachev. Helmet Kohl states in his memoirs that she told them; “We beat the Germans twice, and now they’re back.” She fawned over Ronald Reagan and the Atlantic Alliance but resisted every move towards German and European unity. She was a Churchillian Conservative who looked to America and was deeply suspicious of Europe.
Dave Cameron has the same petty-nationalistic mentality and he will probably go the same way as the blessed Margaret Thatcher if his poll ratings continue to fall. The Tories treat their leaders with the same brutal contempt as their foxhounds. As good capitalists they know how to deal with the sick and the lame and they do not burden themselves with guilt. They gave Maggie a splendid send off at St Paul’s Cathedral but they couldn’t wait to get rid of her when she was alive.

The current hysteria against the European Union will pass. In the 1975 referendum Margaret Thatcher campaigned enthusiastically for the UK to stay in the Common Market. In those days only the National Front and the Communist Party were opposed to Europe. The popular press, with the exception of the Daily Express, supported our membership and the overwhelming yes vote in the referendum was a foregone conclusion.
It is beginning to dawn on the great British public that our economy is linked to the rest of the world and that the recession will last until America and Japan recover. They have also started to question the dire warnings that the EU is about to collapse. It has survived scares in Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Cyprus and potential disasters in Italy and Spain. The euro has maintained its parity with the dollar and continues to be the second most traded currency in the world.

Maggie’s apologists argue that she didn’t understand the concept of the European Union in 1975. Apparently, the shopkeeper’s daughter thought that the Common Market was a grander version of the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.  
Eclipsed by Ukip

The far-right parties share the same objectives and the same conspiratorial mindset but they are divided by personalities and stuck with policies that were set in stone when the National Front was founded in 1967; stop immigration, start repatriation and get Britain out of Europe.  
The NF still have no representation after 46 years of campaigning. At their peak they had 20,000 members but they collapsed after the 1979 general election and have never recovered. In the 2010 general election their 17 candidates averaged 634 votes.

The British National Party has been fighting elections for over 30 years. In the 2010 general election their 338 candidates averaged 1,667 votes. They once boasted 14,000 members and scores of local councilors but those days are gone. Their leader Nick Griffin is a MEP for the North West.
The British Democratic Party is led by Kevin Scott. Andrew Brons was elected for the BNP as MEP for Yorkshire and Humber but now represents the BDP. Their policies are similar to the BNP but they claim that their party structure is more democratic.

All of them have been eclipsed by the UK Independence Party. Dave Cameron calls them: “a party of fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists,” and Ken Clarke dismisses them as “clowns” but they have captured the populist vote and hope to make an electoral breakthrough in 2015.
To achieve this they must to do better than their ill-fated predecessors. The billionaire financier James Goldsmith spent £20 million backing the Referendum Party in the 1997 general election. He put up 546 candidates and attracted 810,000 votes but failed to win a single seat and only averaged 2.6%.

At present Ukip has the support of the popular press and Nigel Farage is almost a permanent fixture on Question Time. They did very well in the Euro elections and look like winning council seats all over the country. But election campaigns cost a fortune and Nigel Farage will need the backing of his friends in the City of London. He has been talking to Rupert Murdoch and the American supporters of Ron Paul but he will struggle to compete with the big parties. In 2010 the Tories spent £16.7 million, Labour £8 million and the Lib Dems £4.8 million.
The traditional far-right parties accuse Ukip of diverting support from “genuine nationalists.” It’s difficult to imagine the genial Nigel Farage as a state agent but in the delusional world of political make-belief almost anything is possible. The “genuine nationalists” are already predicting that a future referendum will be rigged and warning that Dave Cameron and the Tories are secret EU supporters.