Saturday, 31 March 2018

Nation Revisited # 138, April 2018


I started a duplicated newsletter called 'Nation' in 1973. I was a member of Union Movement but Oswald Mosley's detailed economic policies did not appeal to the masses so much as the jingoism of the National Front or the dire predictions of Enoch Powell. We were all opposed to mass migration but our combined efforts did nothing to prevent it.

Undeterred, I started this blog in 2005 because I realised that the growing campaign against our membership of the EU would encourage non-European immigration. The latest immigration figures show that I was right. Since the referendum, we have taken in twice as many non-Europeans as Europeans. We are replacing Poles with Pakistanis, exactly as I predicted.

Ukip stood the truth on its head when they conflated immigration with Europe. The East Europeans, who share our race and culture, came here to work. Since the devaluation of the pound, many of them have gone home but the Africans and Asians are here to stay.

It is also ironic that patriots put their trust in the likes of Liam Fox, Michael Gove, and William Hague. They were members of the notorious Atlantic Bridge movement that was shut down by the Charities Commission. They preach British independence but they are really committed to the 'special relationship' with America. They are typical Tories who will never do anything to stop immigration.

A Well-Known Fact

Conspiracy theorists often say: "It's a well-known fact" in defence of their fantasies. One of them is that Angela Merkel is a Marxist who is flooding Germany with non-Europeans in accordance with the 'Coudenhove Kalergi Plan', They dismiss the idea that she is a compassionate woman who feels sorry for refugees. That's far too simple for them.

The father of conspiracy theory was Arnold Spencer Leese, a retired veterinarian and camel specialist who ran a minor fascist party before the war and influenced the far-right in the Fifties. He was obsessed with the Jews and cheerfully went to prison for defaming them. Leese died in 1956 but his worldview persists, and his followers blame the Jews for almost everything.

If Angela Merkel is a Marxist because she let in the Syrian refugees, then every British prime minister since we passed the British Nationality Act in 1948, must also be guilty; Clement Attlee, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas Home, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, and Theresa May. Between them, they let in millions of Third World refugees and immigrants. 

This fantastic nonsense can't be taken seriously. Some Jews, like the infamous George Soros, advocate mass migration, but others, like Melanie Phillips, are opposed to it. Its greatest exponent was Peter Sutherland, president of the Irish Catholic Migration Commission, and a former chairman of Goldman Sachs, who warned us of the 'demographic time bomb' facing Europe.

The Jews tend to be liberals but plenty of them are opposed to immigration and Israel has acted to deport 'infiltrators'. The BBC reported in January:

"The Israeli government has issued a notice to thousands of African migrants to leave the country or face imprisonment. The migrants will be given $3,500 for leaving the country within the next 90 days. If they do not leave the Israeli authorities have threatened that they will start jailing them from April."

As for Marxism - Karl Marx was a notorious racist who despised blacks and Jews, despite his own ancestry.

Zionism is Jewish supremacism, Marxism is a discredited economic theory, and mass migration is part and parcel of global capitalism. People inevitably follow goods across borders. It's a well-known fact.

Is History Repeating Itself?

In 1896 Cecil Rhodes, prime minister of the Cape colony provoked a war with the South African Republic in order to steal their gold and diamonds. He ordered Leander Starr Jameson (pictured) to invade the Transvaal from Rhodesia with 600 men armed with machine guns and artillery. The operation was financed by Alfred Biet of the De Beers Corporation. The invaders were supposed to support an armed rebellion by British settlers, but the uprising never happened and they were forced to surrender to Commandant Piet Cronje. Jameson was lionised by the British press but the government was forced to abandon the deception.

In 1943 the Germans found the body of Royal Marine Capt William Martin who was carrying documents indicating that an Allied invasion of Greece was imminent. The body was, in fact, that of a Welsh tramp called Glyndor Michael, and the real destination was Sicily. 'Operation Mincemeat' was a success. The Germans sent their crack troops to Greece and the Allied invasion of Sicily went ahead. 

More recently Tony Blair used his infamous 'dodgy dossier' to justify our invasion of Iraq. He lied to Parliament, and to the country, about 'weapons of mass destruction'. He was subsequently cleared by the Chilcot Inquiry but no such weapons were ever found.

The international consensus is that the Sergei Skripal affair was a Russian operation. Diplomats have been expelled and sabres have been rattled, but could it be a case of history repeating itself? We have never forgiven the Russians for intervening in the Caucasus, reclaiming the Crimean peninsula, penetrating our airspace, posting messages on Facebook, or helping to win the war in Syria.

Russia is a European power with massive reserves of gas and oil. The last time we picked a fight with them was the Crimean War 1853 - 1856. It cost us 25,000 lives and £76 million (about £4 billion in today's money). The highlight of the war was the suicidal Charge of the Light Brigade. Perhaps Boris Johnson will lead a similar cavalry charge against the Russian guns at Sebastopol? We live in hope.

At least the Crimean War was in pursuit of British foreign policy. The current anti-Russian campaign is in support of Donald Trump's defence spending - currently $700 billion. Americans who can't afford medical treatment can sleep soundly in their cars knowing that their government is capable of destroying the planet. They may be hungry but they have the biggest navy in the world.

Old Borders

Monmouthshire was long considered to be part of England until the county was awarded to Wales by the 1972 Local Government Act. Most of the people of Monmouthshire are happy with their status but a minority are resentful.

The Italian province of Alto Adige was part of Austria until 1919. The population mostly speaks German but they are content with their autonomy. Now, the Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), the junior partner in a coalition government with the Austrian People's Party (OVP), is agitating for the return of the region to Austria.

Similar border disputes can be found all over Europe; some Italians want the return of the coastal region of Croatia,
German nationalists want the western region of Poland, Hungarian nationalists covet the Romanian province of Transylvania, and Russian and Ukrainian nationalists are fighting over the Donbas region.

They should realise that territorial ambitions are pointless. It doesn't matter if Monmouthshire is in Wales or England, or if the Tyrol is Austrian or Italian. These old quarrels are as irrelevant as the separatist movements in Scotland, Belgium, and Spain. They have no place in the modern world.

Our continent is being invaded by the teeming masses of the Third World. We should stand together as Europeans instead of worrying about nationalities. Belgium is a typical example of the pointlessness of petty nationalism. The Walloons and the Flemings are fighting over which language to speak while their country is being taken over by North Africans. 

Jeffrey Hamm explained Union Movement's policy in Action No 293 of July 1981.

"From time to time we draw attention to the flaws in the EEC, in grave danger of failure and collapse because it put the cart before the horse, seeking to create a common market before a common government.

A truly common market is of vital importance, with the industries and agriculture of our continent dedicated to maximum production, not for export but for consumption by our European peoples.

There is a vast market within Europe for all that Europe can produce, and it should be insulated against the undercutting of Asia and the communist bloc.

But Europe needs more, much more than an economic policy. It needs faith, a profound belief in the cause of European unity.

Europe needs a European government for its defence and for the leadership of its economy, with national governments for all internal affairs, and regional administration for local matters and for the preservation of the ancient languages and cultures of our continent.

Within that concept, there is no clash between a healthy nationalism and patriotism on the one hand and a devotion to the Europe of which our respective nations are a part."

Maybe it's Because I'm a Londoner

My old friend John Bean lives in a sixteenth-century Suffolk cottage which he describes in his book as being "Ten Miles From Anywhere." He recently endorsed an article by Rod Liddle which appeared in The Spectator, entitled, "If you're not tired of London, you're tired of life." Rod Liddle supports Nigel Farage, and Millwall FC, whose unofficial slogan is "No one likes us, we don't care." The article begins:

"London, city of the damned. City of incendiary tower blocks, jihadi mentals trying to slit your throat, yokels from Somerset up for the day to enjoy a spot of ramming Muslims in a white van. City of Thornberry, Abbott and Corbyn. City of Boris. City of anti-Semitic marches to commemorate Al Quds. City of Isis flags and where, in most boroughs, white British people are a largely resentful minority. City of vacuous liberal platitudes - we all stand together, not in my name. Why would you live there? I would rather live in Gaza, just about. If you are not tired of London by now then you are surely tired of life. City of gender-study courses, LGBT action days and poor huddled masses, mainly foreigners, earning fuck all."

Liddle drones on relentlessly until he concludes:

"I can see why the right, then, is in favour of immigration. But I cannot for a second understand why the left goes along with it. As Marx said, it is the means by which the rich become richer. I used to like London. But what now is there to like?"

He can resent foreigners as much as he likes but you are just as likely to be blown up by terrorists in Manchester as in London. The 'establishment', which he despises, covers the entire country, and although his hated politicians represent London constituencies, only Diane Abbott was born in the capital. Jeremy Corbyn was born in Wiltshire and Emily Thornberry in Surrey. He asks what is there to like in London. I suggest; our integrated transport system, our bookshops, theatres, museums and art galleries, our world-class teaching hospitals, our universities from which Rod Liddle benefited, our beautiful buildings both ancient and modern, our pubs and restaurants, and the bustle of a busy city. It's true that we've got a lot of immigrants but most Londoners are still the easy-going, brave, and stoic citizens that survived the Blitz. In the words of the song: "Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner that I love London town."

Nuclear Israel

As the western nations impose sanctions on Iran and encourage civil disobedience amongst the Iranian people, the state of Israel continues to deny possession of nuclear weapons. Recently, Avraham Burg, a former speaker of the Knesset, said that it was "outdated and childish" to deny that Israel had nuclear and chemical weapons.

Israel was determined to be a nuclear power from its foundation in 1948. Israeli agents stole or bought nuclear materials and information from around the world. They bought 20 tonnes of heavy water from Norway in 1959, 100 tonnes of yellowcake uranium from Argentina in 1963, and 600 tonnes from South Africa in the 70s.

France started testing nuclear weapons in 1948 and produced her first atomic bomb on the orders of Pierre Mendes France in 1954. Andre Finkelstein, a former director of France's Atomic Energy Agency, revealed the extent of French complicity in Israel's nuclear program to Avner Cohen, an Israeli-American nuclear historian.

By the end of the 50s, there were 2,500 French technicians working at the Negev desert facility at Dimona. The world first became aware of the top-secret nuclear plant when Mordechai Vanunu (pictured), a fearless Israeli scientist, blew the whistle to the Sunday Times in 1986. He was kidnapped by Mossad agents in Italy and abducted to Israel where he was imprisoned until 2004. On his release, he denied being a spy or a traitor and insisted that the Jews do not need a state of their own. Fourteen years later he is still confined to Israel and prevented from joining his wife in Oslo.

The Jewish conspiracy theory is a grotesque fantasy but Zionism is a reality and such is its power in the US and Europe that we looked the other way as Israel acquired nuclear missiles and submarines. Iran and North Korea are sanctioned and threatened with destruction for trying to go nuclear but Israel denies access to UN inspectors.

The Royal Wedding

Mixed marriages have been around for a long time. Guy Mitchell had a hit in the Fifties with his song "She wears red feathers and a hula hula skirt." It told the story of a London bank clerk who married an exotic beauty from the South Seas. It was a jolly song that was not disrespectful.

In 1948 Seretse Khama, the future leader of Botswana, married Ruth Williams an Englishwoman. This caused a diplomatic row with South Africa and a parliamentary enquiry in the UK. It also featured in the street corner oratory of John Bean who banged on about the Bamangwato tribe well into the Sixties.  Australian backpackers in Earls Court and Jewish stallholders in Bethnal Green were well informed about the tribal politics of Southern Africa. 

There was little comment when the engagement was announced between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, an American actress of mixed race. One of the few objectors was Jo Marney the girlfriend of the recently sacked Ukip leader Henry Bolton. She was worried that the Royal bloodline would be contaminated, but a gene pool shared with mass murderers like Henry V111, and madmen like George 111 will not be spoilt by a soupcon of African blood.

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