Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Nation Revisited # 128 June 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by 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."
Churchill, the Jews and the Second World War
- Richard Edmonds

Richard Edmonds is a member of the National Front who represents the Swiss-based Europaeisch Aktion movement together with Michele Renouf. He is opposed to the EU but believes strongly in European solidarity.  

Why are white people so demoralised? Only a really demoralised people would tolerate so dumbly the massive and heartless betrayal committed against them by the vicious, shameless and useless party-politicians. Clearly it is the two world wars that have knocked the stuffing out of the White race. Look at all the British names on war-memorials from one end of this country to the other. The names of those men who marched away from every town, city and village in this country never to return. When you look at modern Britain, you know that those men died for nothing. They were betrayed by the party-politicians.

The dedication to the Fallen of the two world wars inscribed on the War-memorial at Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire reads:
"We gave our todays, so that you might have a tomorrow." But we who come after, we know that our Tomorrows have become a nightmare, a multi-racial, multi-criminal nightmare, where we are becoming a minority in our own cities, and where white children, under-age girls are raped, sexually abused, and sold into prostitution: crimes committed with impunity for years and years right across the North of England by the vile Asian grooming gangs, and in the full knowledge of the authorities.

Question: So how then did we get a Second World War just twenty years after the First, when the majority of British folk most certainly did not want another war? Who then did want a second war? Who schemed and who agitated and who got a second war just twenty years after the first mindless bloodbath?  Almost a million British soldiers were killed in the First World War: a wicked waste of good men's lives. Two million German soldiers, a million French soldiers, several million Russian soldiers and hundreds of thousands of American soldiers; all good white men ; and nobody can give you a justification for that first murderous war.

First off: the only prominent politician who wanted a second war was Winston Churchill. Churchill was almost unique amongst British politicians at that time in campaigning for a Second World War. But Churchill was not alone in wanting the destruction of Adolf Hitler and his Germany. Out of sight to most people, were powerful and wealthy Jewish individuals who saw war as a means to destroy the Germany that they hated. These powerful and wealthy Jews saw Churchill as the man to bring about the war against Adolf Hitler that they so desired.

In those years before the Second World War, effectively nobody in Britain wanted a second war, nobody in Europe or the USA, and nobody in Russia outside of the sinister Bolshevik-Communist clique around Joseph Stalin. Churchill in the 1930s was politically and socially isolated, but he found backers and supporters he needed in wealthy and powerful Jews. David Irving in his book, Churchill's War Part 1, writes of Churchill that "he sold his soul to a syndicate of politicians and financiers." Irving then proceeds to name those to whom Churchill sold his soul: Sir Robert Waley-Cohen, chairman of the Shell oil company and vice chair of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, donated fifty thousand pounds to Churchill's campaigning for a repeat war against Germany. Irvin writes of Churchill receiving substantial Jewish funds, and gives the example of Sir Henry Strakosh, a Jewish gold-mining industrialist based in South Africa, who "lent" Churchill twenty thousand pounds. These were colossal sums of money. At the height 1930s world-wide economic slump, a man who was lucky enough to be in full-time employment might be earning two pound a week, the pound having a much greater purchasing power then.

This backing of Winston Churchill was, of course, a closely guarded secret only revealed decades later by the researches of David Irving and others. But in parallel other powerful Jews openly called for war: within a few weeks of Adolf Hitler being appointed German Chancellor, the wealthy American Jew, Samuel Untermeyer, organised a campaign which the British Daily Express newspaper (of 24 March 1933) reported with its notorious headline: "Jews of the world declare war on Germany."

A full year before the outbreak of war, in June 1938, the Jewish publication, The American Hebrew, made this prediction:

"The forces against Adolf Hitler's Germany are being mobilised (that's our soldiers they are talking about). A combination of England, France and Russia (Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union) will oppose the crazed Fuhrer. Either by accident or design, a Jew has come to the position of foremost importance in each of these nations, England, France and Russia. In the hands on non-Aryans lie the very lives of millions (Gentiles)." The American Hebrew concludes: "When the smoke of battle clears away and the man who played God, the swastikered Christus, is buried in a hole in the ground, then a trio of non-Aryans will intone a requiem, standing proud, militant and aggressive, "Elie, Elie, Elie."

This quote can be found in Arnold Leese's book, "The Jewish War of Survival."

Unexpected Consequences

After the First World War Germany was forced to pay reparations to the Allies. The German debt to Italy was partly paid in coal. Germany had plenty of coal and Italy needed it. But Italy had traditionally bought her coal from the UK and the reparations agreement helped to ruin our coal industry. This was an "unexpected consequence."

When General Friedrich Paulus took the city of Stalingrad he destroyed everything of value to the enemy, but when the Red Army counter-attacked the Germans had no shelter and nothing to eat. How he must have wished that his air force had not been so efficient.

The Tories have promised us an easy Brexit but lots of unforeseen consequences are beginning to emerge. We have kept low reserves of foreign currencies compared with most developed countries. But if we sign up to the World Trade Organisation we will need to pay for many of our imports in dollars. We could sell our gold for dollars but Gordon Brown sold most of it in 1999.

The pound is a reserve currency but it has lost twenty percent of its value since the referendum and will probably depreciate further when we quit the EU. This drastic devaluation was dismissed as "project fear" during the referendum campaign.

There are bound to be pitfalls that nobody has thought of. We have been part of Europe for so long that few people can remember how we used to do things before 1973. There might be some pleasant surprises ahead but there will certainly be some unexpected consequences.

The Truth Turned Upside Down

In the brutal dictatorship imagined by George Orwell in his novel 1984 the truth was turned upside down. Big Brother presided over a state based on the slogans: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength. The Ministry of Peace waged war and the Ministry of Truth disseminated lies. If Orwell's vision seemed far-fetched in the forties it no longer does.

We have become used to blatant lies from politicians like George W Bush and Tony Blair who made war on Iraq on the pretext of installing democracy and preventing terrorism. But the exact opposite was the case, they destroyed the stability of the Middle East and provoked terrorist attacks throughout the world.

The excuse for going to war was “weapons of mass destruction.” A dossier was produced of missiles that could be ready in minutes, and nerve gas that could kill thousands; but none of these things existed, and it’s highly unlikely that British, French and American intelligence agencies could be so badly informed.

But the best example of turning the truth upside down was demonstrated during the Leave campaign in the European Referendum.Three major policies were inversions of the truth. They focused on the sovereignty of Parliament but as soon as they won the referendum they tried to ignore Parliament and implement the “will of the people.”

When Gina Miller went to the High Court in defence of Parliament the Leavers accused her of being a member of the Elite because she is a wealthy banker. But the popular newspapers that support Brexit are all owned by multi-millionaires; the Daily Mail belongs to Lord Rothermere, the Sun is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the Daily Express is owned by Richard Desmond, and the Daily Telegraph by the Barclay Brothers. Ukip's former leader, Nigel Farage, was privately educated and worked as a stock broker in the City of London. He doesn’t believe in Europe but he is married a German woman and cohabiting with a French woman.

They claimed that immigration could only be controlled by leaving the EU. But Norway and Switzerland are not in the EU and they have more immigrants than us per head of the population. And David Davis, one of the government ministers in charge of Brexit, has since admitted that we will continue to have high levels of immigration for years to come. In fact, if we reduce the number of workers from Europe we will probably increase immigration from Africa and Asia to keep our services going. Some people deny that we need immigrants at all but the recruitment agencies report skill shortages throughout industry.

The Leavers preached sovereignty and practised mob rule, they attacked wealth while being led by the rich, and their promised cut in immigration will probably turn into an increase. Their propaganda suggests 1984 but it’s in George Orwell’s 1947 essay Toward European Unity that we glimpse our American-dominated future. Orwell wrote:

“If the United States remains capitalist, and especially if it needs markets for exports, it cannot regard a Socialist Europe with a friendly eye.

That's why President Donald Trump has congratulated Britain on quitting the EU. By leaving Europe to join the American-controlled World Trade Organisation we are exchanging one set of rules for another. But WTO rules will not necessarily be to our advantage. Stoke-on-Trent voted overwhelmingly to quit Europe but the city depends on ceramics on which the tariff is 35%.

And it’s a similar story with sheep farming. If we come out of the EU it will be cheaper to import New Zealand lamb than to subsidise our sheep farmers. This will suit British consumers and New Zealand farmers but it will put a lot of country folk out of work. The Welsh voted for Brexit but they will be the first to suffer when their regional subsidies are scrapped.

We have grown used to political mendacity. When Dave Cameron promised to reduce immigration to the tens of thousands but raised it instead to nearly half a million, he was not lying, he was using “alternative facts.” Our lords and masters have turned the truth upside down and we can hardly tell fact from fiction.

But the truth will out. The Axis newspapers tried to hide the destruction of their forces in North Africa and Russia in 1943 but the capture of more than half a million men could not go unnoticed. British newspapers were also under government
control but not to the same extent. Censorship was defeated by word of mouth, and that was before we had the Internet and satellite broadcasting. They have made it impossible to control information, and seriously damaged newspaper circulation figures. The Press is still powerful but the days of the Press Lords are numbered and so is their ability to turn
the truth upside down.

Trump and Brexit

The results of the UK referendum and the American presidential election were hailed as a populist victory. President Donald Trump has vowed to control Mexican immigration but the powerful American economy is bound to attract workers from south of the border. Millions of Mexicans have settled in the US over several generations and it would be almost impossible to remove them. Mass migration to North America and Europe can't be stopped simply by closing borders. We also need to increase the white birth rate and train our own people.

The Brexiteers want to separate us from Europe but we are Europeans by history, geography, race and culture. Even our Royal Family is German. An African would probably see as little difference between Britain and  Germany as we would between Ghana and Nigeria.

If we leave the EU we will still trade with our neighbours because it's cheaper and quicker to ship bacon from Denmark than from China, or butter from Ireland instead of Canada, or tomatoes from Spain instead of Brazil. We will still trade with the rest of the world but our traditional trading patterns will stay the same. The Boris Johnson model of world trade doesn't make sense.

Following the narrow separatist victory in the UK, the EU was expected to disintegrate but the right-wing populists failed to make headway in Austria, the Netherlands, France and North Rhine Westphalia.

Donald Trump has made lots of promises but his first words 
to Congress were in condemnation of anti-Semitism, and his volte face on Syria shows that his first priority is not the US but Israel.

The National Health Service

The UK attracts medical students and professionals from all over the world who come here to work and study at our excellent hospitals and universities. Critics of their employment say that we are robbing other countries of their best people but many of them go home with added skills.

Of course, we should be training our own people to be doctors, nurses and paramedics. The Department of Health reports that eighty percent of medical staff are British but one in every three doctors was trained abroad.

Successive governments have allowed skill shortages to develop not only in medicine but throughout British industry. They imported skilled labour instead of training our own people; a short-term policy encouraged by our parliamentary system. Our politicians only think five years ahead because they don't expect to be in office after the next election. That's why we have no population policy, or energy policy, we just blunder from one crisis to another.

But the current crisis in the NHS will force our lazy and incompetent politicians to act. The creation of the NHS by the post-war Labour Government is the best thing that we have ever done and it's one of the few things that unites the whole 

It costs a lot of money to look after people from the cradle to the grave but it's a price that must be paid. Instead of wasting our money on giant aircraft carriers and nuclear missile systems that will never be used we should invest in the NHS. Germany manages without these trappings of past military glory and so should we. 

There's bound to be waste and inefficiency in an organisation as big as the NHS but improvements are being made.

It's time that we faced the fact that we are no longer a great imperial power that needs to defend the Suez Canal and the sea rout to India. Our armed forces should be tailored to defend these islands. We should forget about pointless
military adventures in Africa and Asia and spend the taxpayers' money protecting lives instead of taking them.

John Bean at Ninety

John Bean will be ninety-years-old on June 7. His political career is covered in his biography "Many Shades of Black." The highlight was when he stood in Southall for the original BNP in the 1964 general election. He received 3,410 votes (9.2%) which was a record for a patriotic party. In 2002 he joined Nick Griffin's BNP and was soon appointed editor of 'Identity'. He stood for the party in the 2004 Euro election.
He now writes for the British Democrats and has taken to writing historical novels.

JB believes in a Confederation of European States but he rejects the current European Union as a bankers' racket.

John and I have marched together, drank together (in the old days), fought with the Reds, enjoyed the hospitality of the Metropolitan Police, and frequently put the world to rights. I wish him a happy birthday.

The General Election
The general election offers a choice between the Tories who would slash services to the bone, or Labour who would tax us into the ground. Voting is pointless because decisions in this country are made by The Sun and The Daily Mail.
GK Chesterton summed up the situation:

"The whole modern world has divided itself into conservatives and progressives. The business of progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." 

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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Nation Revisited # 127, May 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by 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."
Email to Harold Covington of the Northwest Front

I admired the way that you stopped short of supporting Donald Trump when the far right, or alt right, was claiming him as our new saviour. Trump has now shown his hand by bombing the Syrian airbase and reviving the Cold War with Russia. He is no different to Hillary. He will pursue the same foreign policy designed to prop up the state of Israel. He might tinker with health insurance, and make some gesture on immigration but he is essentially a system politician just like the rest of them.

Well done Harold. But when it comes to Brexit you appear to have swallowed the propaganda. Pat Condell speaks for the 52% who voted for us to leave the EU but he certainly doesn't speak for me, or the 48% who voted to stay in Europe. We are certain that leaving the EU will do nothing to stop non-European immigration. Most of our blacks and browns come from former territories of the British Empire which are collectively known as The Commonwealth. Brexit might stop us from bringing in Poles and Lithuanians; fine people who work hard and make a positive contribution to our society. But we can expect even more non-Europeans as Theresa scrambles to do trade deals with India and China. So much for immigration.

The other Brexit argument is 'sovereignty', the ridiculous idea that the UK is an independent country. Our defence minister was screaming his support for the latest American atrocity in Syria almost before the missiles had landed. There is no way that we are independent. We are, and have been since the Second World War, a dependency of the United States. Our 'independent' nuclear missiles can only be fired with Donald Trump's permission. The only time, since the war, that we tried to operate our own foreign policy was the Suez fiasco of 1956. Together with France and Israel we invaded Egypt but we were ordered to withdraw by Washington, and we have behaved ourselves ever since.

There is no sensible economic advantage in turning away from the world’s biggest single market. We will simply be swopping the rules of the EU for those of the World Trade Organisation.

Condell says that the EU is a banker’s racket, but so is the rest of the world. The UK wouldn’t be one iota less capitalist outside of the EU.

Leaving the EU will make us weaker, poorer, and blacker. The Brexiteers are the same deluded species as the Trumpers; flag-wavers with no understanding of history.

Upsetting the Jews

The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has upset the Jews by claiming that the Nazis helped the Zionist movement. My old friend PT, a veteran of Union Movement, doubts Livingstone's account of history because of Adolf Hitler's famous quotation from Mein Kampf:

"The Jew's domination in the state seems so assured that now not only can he call himself a Jew again, but he ruthlessly admits his ultimate national and political designs. A section of his race openly owns itself to be a foreign people, yet even here they lie. For while the Zionists try to make the rest of the world believe that the national consciousness of the Jew finds its satisfaction in the creation of a Palestinian state, the Jews again slyly dupe the dumb Goyim. It doesn't even enter their heads to build up a Jewish state in Palestine for the purpose of living there; all they want is a central organisation for their international world swindle, endowed with its own sovereign rights and removed from the interventions of other states: a haven for convicted scoundrels and a university for budding crooks."

                                    Zeev Jabotinsky

Adolf Hitler wrote those words during his sojourn in Landsberg Prison in 1924. In the turbulent years leading up to the Second World War the Zionist agent Zeev Jabotinsky secured the support of the Italian Fascists for the creation of a Jewish state in Palestine. Jabotinsky (1880-1940) founded the Jewish Legion which fought with General Allenby's army in World War One. His cause was taken up by the Nazis who wanted to rid Europe of the Jews and make problems for the British Empire. The Haavava Agreement of August 1933, between the Reich Ministry of Economics and the Zionist Federation of Germany, enabled German Jews to travel to Palestine. The Socialist Worker comments:
“What is more, the Nazis physical elimination of alternative political currents in Jewish society increased support for Zionism. While the Nazis dickered with Zionist leaders throughout the 1930s and 1940s, they made sure to kill every communist, socialist and Jewish resistance fighter they could get their hands on. While the Nazis were determined to kill all Jews, regardless of their political beliefs, they organised to crush working-class and socialist opposition long before they devised plans for the ‘Final Solution’.

Ken Livingstone has not been accused of revisionism but of anti-Semitism. But the truth is that the Zionists did co-operate
with the Nazis, they founded the state of Israel on the Nazi principle of racial superiority, and they adopted Nazi tactics against the Palestinians.

Israel appears to be invincible but so did South Africa during the apartheid era. The white regime was nuclear- capable and had strong defence forces but it was brought down by a change in American foreign policy. Israel will go the same way. President Donald Trump has got Jewish grandchildren and he is a staunch friend of Israel but he can't ignore public opinion forever. The European descended population of the United States is sympathetic to the Jews but the growing 
Latino population feels no guilt about the Holocaust and they will not be so ready to donate billions of dollars to the Israeli war chest.

Ken Livingstone is not the first politician to upset the self-chosen. They opposed Oswald Mosley from the time he quit the Labour Party in 1930 until he was locked up under Defence Regulation 18B in 1940. Mosley always denied being anti-Semitic. AK Chesterton explained Mosley policy in Portrait of a Leader:

This may be a suitable place, therefore, to give a summary of Mosley's views on the Jewish question. At the beginning of the Fascist campaign these views were not very definite one way or the other. While it is probable that he had no deeper an affection for Jews in the mass than any other Englishman, the last thought in his head was that it would prove necessary for him to adopt any attitude towards them, apart from refusing them admittance to the movement - a step made essential by the power of the Jew in an incredibly short time to gain control for himself and his fellow-radicals of organisations with which he became associated. Even today Mosley refuses to be drawn into adopting any racial  line of attack on them, holding that an Empire composed of many different races, castes, colour, and creeds precludes any possibility of racial persecution, even if persecution were held to be otherwise desirable, which he denies. When questioned about his attitude towards Jews, his reply has always been along these lines: "Fascism has declared war on every kind of anti-social activity, from the jugglings of international finance down to the organisation of vice trades in great cities; in so far as the Jew is identified with any of these activities, so far but no further need he fear the Fascist advent to power. The Jew who conducts himself as a decent citizen, obeying the laws of the Corporate State, paying in accordance with the high wage system required of every employer, conforming to price regulations, and putting the interests of Britain above those of international Jewry, will not be in any way molested. Jews who refuse to observe these requirements will be treated exactly as other enemies of the people will be treated, absolutely without racial discrimination."

A Century of Betrayal
The American bombing of the Syrian airbase is yet another act of aggression in a region that's been plagued by outside interference for more than a hundred years. In the First World War Britain and France, fought Turkey and Germany for control of the Middle East. Both sides pretended to be on the side of the Arabs but they had their own agendas. The part played by the British officer TE Lawrence was immortalised in David Lean's brilliant film "Lawrence of Arabia." And the story of the revolt in the desert was recorded by Lawrence in his book "The Seven Pillars of Wisdom."

Lawrence was helping the Arabs to achieve independence from the Ottoman Empire, but Britain and France had no intention of freeing the Arabs; they were determined to partition the region between them and share the oil. Let Lawrence tell the story:

"The Arab Revolt had begun on false pretences. To gain the Sherif's help our Cabinet had offered, through Sir Henry McMahon, to support the establishment of native governments in parts of Syria and Mesopotamia, 'saving the interests of our ally France'. The last modest clause concealed a treaty (kept secret, till too late, from McMahon, and therefore from the Sherif) by which France, England and Russia agreed to annex some of these promised areas, and to establish their respective spheres of influence over the rest.

Rumours of this fraud reached Arab ears, from Turkey. In the East persons were more trusted than institutions. So the Arabs, having tested my friendliness and sincerity under fire, asked me, as a free agent, to endorse the promise of the British Government. I had no previous or inner knowledge of the McMahon pledges and the Sykes-Picot treaty, which were both framed by wartime branches of the Foreign Office. But, not being a perfect fool, I could see that if we won the war the promises to the Arabs were dead paper. Had I been an honourable adviser I would have sent my men home, and not let them risk their lives for such stuff. Yet the Arab inspiration was our main tool in winning the Eastern war. So I assured them that England kept her word in letter and spirit. In this comfort they performed their fine things: but of course, instead of being proud of what we did together, I was continually and bitterly ashamed."

So much for Sovereignty

Britain's long standing problems are being neglected by a government obsessed with Brexit. Our productivity is well below that of France and Germany, the national debt is increasing, we are crippled by interest charges, our prisons are overcrowded, and we still need more houses, schools and hospitals, but the Tories have called a general election to wipe out the opposition.

The Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn is weak and divided.  He is more like a student on a ban-the-bomb march than the leader of the Opposition. He was part of the Remain campaign but he is so frightened of 'the will of the people' that he has ordered his members to support the government.

The Scottish Nationalists are demanding another referendum on independence because the Scots voted overwhelmingly to stay in the EU.

Wales voted with England to leave the EU despite the fact that Airbus is a big employer of Welsh labour and their farmers depend on EU subsidies.

Northern Ireland was divided on Europe and their power sharing administration is temporarily suspended. Nobody knows how the border issue will be resolved but many people fear an East German style border with watchtowers and barbed wire.

Our economy is driven by consumer spending which depends on borrowed money. As prices rise as the result of devaluation people will demand higher wages and we will be back to inflation. The Tories are banking on a favourable trade deal with Donald Trump, a protectionist who always puts America first. And if they don't get their own way with the EU they are threatening to turn Britain into an offshore tax haven; a deregulated low wage economy with minimal social services. 

If the Tories win the coming general election by a landslide they will tear us away from Europe and tie us to America. But instead of being the fifty-first state we will be like Puerto Rico, an island dependency undeserving of statehood. So much for sovereignty. 

Bill White

Nation Revisited # 110 of December 2013 reprinted a letter sent by Bill White from Roanoke City Jail, Virginia. He wrote to criticise an article I had written for Comrade magazine and to defend the memory of his hero Adolf Hitler. Bill White is a dedicated National Socialist who gets carried away with his own rhetoric.

Most countries have laws against racial incitement but Bill White is serving a twenty year sentence simply for 
expressing an opinion. The USA doesn't have a specific law against Holocaust denial but they determined to silence him. 

Harold Covington of the North West Front has written to President Donald Trump asking him to intervene in this case. HC hopes that the new president will be less vicious than his predecessor. His letter is worth reading:

Anti-terrorist legislation has been rushed through all over the world in response to attacks by 'Islamic State'. As a result,
people like Bill White are being rounded up by security forces looking for something to do between atrocities. The same thing happened in the UK in 1940 when Regulation 18B, which was designed to control the IRA, was used to detain Oswald Mosley and nearly a thousand of his followers. 

But far from protecting society repression could actually make things worse. Without the safety valve of free speech frustrated young men might resort to terrorism to make their protest. Surely, angry words on the web are preferable to bombs and bullets?

Long prison sentences should be reserved for murder, rape and armed robbery, and not used to silence political dissidents. Democracy cannot be defended by tyranny and opinions cannot be stifled by incarceration.

Some of the characters recently convicted in the UK were asking to be prosecuted. Threatening behaviour is not a legitimate political tactic. But lawful opinions expressed at public meetings, in print, or on the Internet should be protected by law. This right is guaranteed under Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights, which is displayed at our masthead:

"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."

Bloody Foreigners

Soldiers and colonists came to Britain from all over the Roman Empire. They were followed by invading Anglo-Saxons, Danes, and Normans, and refugees from the many wars that ravaged Europe for hundreds of years. 

The majority of them were Europeans and they were all absorbed into the general population. The first non-Europeans only arrived in significant numbers following the British Nationality Act of 1948. They were welcomed by big employers like the National Health Service and London
Transport that were short of labour, and by Churches and  political parties who were looking for members.

A few educated individuals distinguished between those
races and nations that have contributed to human progress and those that have not. But a lot of people disliked foreigners in general, except for those workmates and neighbours who they got to know.

There was little sense in Britain of being European; language was more important than race. The first wave of non-European immigrants were West Indians who spoke English, drank beer, and played cricket. But they were soon followed by Asians and Africans who spoke foreign languages and practised widely different cultures.

The mass migration of Afro-Asians to the UK was briefly resisted by the native population, but successive governments mounted an unprecedented propaganda campaign, backed up by legislation, to enforce racial integration, and a compliant British population was persuaded to accept them. We now have millions of black and brown people that refuse to be assimilated and entire areas where whites are not welcome.

The popular press, particularly The Sun and The Daily Mail, played a disgraceful part in the transformation of Britain. They encouraged mass non-European immigration from the start and waged a relentless campaign against the Poles and other Europeans who came here to work.

But despite years of propaganda the liberal dream of multiracial acceptance has not been realised, and the far-right dream of rounding them all up and sending them home gets more unlikely by the day.

It would have helped if there had been a viable political party that recognised our European identity and was capable of making sensible proposals for resettlement. But since the death of Oswald Mosley and Union Movement no such organisation has existed. Instead we had groups of insular nationalists who hardly discriminated between Nigerians and Norwegians: they were all "Bloody Foreigners."

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Friday, 31 March 2017

Nation Revisited # 126 April 2017

All articles are by Bill Baillie unless otherwise stated. The opinions of guest writers are entirely their own. This blog is protected by 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."
The African Personality - Peter Wallis
From Action September 1961

The fate of Africa cannot be a matter of indifference to us in Europe. Interest and morality alike decree our involvement in this vast continent with whose destiny we chose to interfere in our imperial past, and in which large numbers of our fellow-Europeans have settled during several hundred years. It is therefore unwise to close our eyes to any evidence which may throw light on the complex problems facing Africa today.

Among the influences with which we have to contend is the emotional appeal of what is usually, wrongly, called African nationalism. African racialism would be a more accurate term, but racialism is of course a dirty word in the political vocabulary: it is only Europeans who commit that crime. But call it what you will, it exists.

"Today there is a new African in the world, and that new African is ready to fight his own battle and show that after all, the black man is capable of managing his own affairs," declared Dr Nkrumah at Ghana's independence celebrations, and his speeches since have all been full of talk of the "assertion of the African personality."

However much we may doubt whether Dr Nkrumah's actions have justified his proud boast of African capacity for self-government, the question of "the African personality" is certainly an interesting one. Is there in fact any such thing? The phrase occurs again and again in a recent collection of African writings edited by the American negro poet Langston Hughes, "An African Treasury" (Gollance).

In spite of the effusions of the editor there is little of any great literary merit here, though one or two of the poems come across well enough. "African Heaven," by Francis Ernest Kobina Parkes, with its opening lines: "Give me black souls, Let them be black, Or chocolate brown, Or make them the colour of dust" - may not exactly put Eliot or Pound out of business (it does rather remind one of Stephen Spender, though) but it is a forceful reminder of the emotional appeal of his blackness to the rootless African intellectual with no other means of identification with his fellow-negroes.

The political pieces are on the whole rather banal. All of them could easily have been taken from the pages of Encounter or The New Statesman, several of them were. There is nothing very memorable here except Peter Abraham's article "The Blacks" which by illustration sums up the situation of the minority of educated westernised Africans, frustrated by the lack of opportunity for them both in tribal Africa and European society.

Jomo Kenyatta is a case in point. Peter Abrahams' reminiscences show him storming out of a tribal ceremony in his honour muttering "I can't stand any more." Yet shortly afterwards Kenyatta was to be jailed for his part in the Kenya troubles.

So much then for the "African personality." In fact no such thing emerges, only a conflict between the tribal heritage on the one hand and an ersatz Europeanism on the other, as harmful to the African as to the European.

This is not perhaps, a book to comfort the white settler interest. Neither should it bring comfort to the pious sentimentalists of the Left - though so blinded by their own self-righteousness that they are likely to welcome it without seeing its deeper tragic implications.

Lastly a word about apartheid. Throughout the book the word is used as synonymous with the white man's injustice to the black. This travesty has now become a commonplace of English journalism, and its high time that someone pointed out that such injustices as exist  - and he would be both blind and foolish who denied they do exist - are the result of a hangover from old-fashioned colonialism and the lack of genuine apartheid.

In fact only real separate development, leading ultimately to separate nationhood, can allow a true "African personality" to develop, and so resolve the conflict, not just between black and white, but within the negro himself, which this book so clearly describes.

The Age of the Superficial

Presidents, prime ministers, chiefs of staff, and senior executives are surrounded by spokesmen but some of them can't keep their mouths shut.

Clement Attlee, the post-war Labour prime minister, was a man of few words. A BBC reporter once thrust a microphone into his face and asked: "Prime Minister have you anything to say." Attlee looked at him contemptuously and replied; "No." Nowadays we would have been subjected to fatuous phrases, such as; "let me be absolutely clear about this," or; "I think we would all agree." This would be accompanied by beaming smiles and practised gestures designed to sell snake oil.

Dave Cameron was a master of waffle who gave us such meaningless phrases as; "The Big Society" and "The Northern Powerhouse." He was chosen by his party because he was a good looking young man with the gift of the gab, unlike Clem Atlee who was a taciturn old man with a bald head.

The police are just as bad. Every major crime now results in  television appearances by a high ranking officer wearing an 
impeccably tailored uniform. Through perfect teeth they
convince us that their particular police force is doing a magnificent job and remind us how grateful we should be to be protected by such bold gendarmes. The fact that they have no idea who committed the crime is not allowed to spoil the performance. The days of Dixon of Dock Green making a simple statement are long gone.

The courts are another rich source of unnecessary comment. We have come to expect lofty reflections from soberly-suited magistrates and high court judges in their wigs and gowns who dispense judicial waffle together with justice.  

Not to be outdone churchmen of all denominations issue pious pronouncements from the whitewashed chapels of the non-conformists to the sumptuous cathedrals of Catholics and High Anglicans.

The Church and the courts can keep their traditions but we can do without meaningless verbiage from politicians lacking in principles and common sense but brimming with self confidence. We live in the age of the superficial. 


The Chilean mine rescue of October 2010 was achieved with courage and leadership. 33 miners were trapped 700 metres underground for 70 days following a collapse at the Copiapo mine. Led by their shift supervisor, 54-year-old Luis Urzua, the men organised themselves into working parties and arranged food distribution, sanitation, communications and religious services. Thanks to their discipline and team spirit they maintained morale and none of them suffered serious injury. A rescue shaft was drilled and a special capsule was designed and built to carry the men up to the surface, one by one. The last man out was Luis Arzua.

Heroism is common in wartime but leadership and courage is just as important in peacetime. The Officer's Training Corps gives young men and women the chance to develop their leadership skills. In fact, most of them do not pursue army careers but their training and discipline is just as essential in industry. Similar schemes such as The Duke of Edinburgh's Award have equipped thousands of young people with valuable life skills. The Scouting Movement also instils the virtues of patriotism and comradeship.

The young officers who led our armed forces in two world wars were the product of an educational system designed for the purpose. Hopefully, we will never have to repeat their sacrifice but we will always need leaders. We have survived the egalitarian obsession which gave prizes to everyone to avoid disappointment. Determination must be rewarded because nothing can be achieved without effort, and nothing can replace leadership.

As a ten-year-old boy I had the honour to be presented to  Field Marshal Montgomery. He was born in his father's vicarage at St Mark's Kennington and I went to St Mark's School. We were all lined up like soldiers in the playground
when the great man inspected us. To my young eyes he radiated leadership. Years later I read his autobiography and met old soldiers who had served under him. And I found that my boyhood impression was well founded.

Free Speech and State Repression

Theresa May has kept her promise to the Jewish community to stamp out anti-Semitism. Several political activists are serving prison sentences and Jez Turner of the London Forum is facing prosecution. Her government treads carefully when dealing with left-wing organisations but patriotic movements are fair game. This has long been the case. The following editorial is from Action of October 1961:

The Lefty press has been horrified at the Home Secretary's action in banning under the Public Order Act the "Committee of 100" from demonstrating in Parliament Square. Some interesting admissions were also made in the Tory press when the old birds started clucking.

For instance, The Sunday Telegraph (17-9-61) explained "Government hopes of keeping order in Central London are pinned to an Act that was originally designed to deal with Britain's Fascists. The activities of Sir Oswald Mosley's Union Movement led to the passing in 1936 of the Public Order Act."

Leaving aside the obvious error in this statement (Union Movement did not exist in 1936) this is a remarkable admission indeed. It says right out what we have always claimed: the Public Order Act was not so much concerned with keeping order as with supressing the pre-war British Union.

Every trick in the game has been tried - from encouraging Red mobs to attack orderly British Union meetings, down to private prosecution of British Union members - without success. So pre-war Conservative Government, fearful of the mounting success of British Union, tried to smother it under the cover of the Public Order Act. It failed: it had to go to war in 1939 to do that.

The Sunday Pictorial on the same day went one better. You always get even more hypocrisy on the Left. It said the Act should never have been used: "It was originally passed to stop pre-war Fascist rioting." Something is clearly wrong with the Pictorial's memory - has it forgotten already what its old pals from Whitechapel and Aldgate were doing in Cable Street in 1936? - Jack Spot and his fellow-gangsters, the comrades from King Street and the rest of that alien throng?

The Battle of Cable Street - picture FOM

The fact of the 1936 rioting is that Mosley and the Blackshirts proposed to march to four meetings in Bethnal Green, Bow, Limehouse and Shoreditch on October 4, 1936; areas in which they had great popular support, as was shown at the LCC elections the following March when they polled 23 percent of the votes in Bethnal Green, 19 percent in Limehouse and 14 percent in Shoreditch.

To prevent the march and four orderly meetings the Communists and some Jews organised violence. They mingled with the crowd in their usual tactics to make an armed attack on the march. The police banned the march to prevent injury to onlookers; the Reds then proceeded to attack the police with their weapons.

It was left to a weak-kneed Conservative administration to complete what the Communists had started. Alarmed by the success of the New Movement in Britain, they rushed through legislation to ban the Blackshirt movement.

They used Red violence as the excuse for banning the one effective answer to Red violence. As always, their Public Order Act was humbug from start to finish - they had long surrendered public order to the Communists.

The Path to Europe by Lindsay Kent reprinted from Lodestar No 17 Winter 1991

English patriotism has been denigrated and attacked for years. Its revival and the reassertion of national confidence must precede any constructive part in which our people, along with our Welsh and Scottish companions, can play in European development. We need the combination of all the diverse national sentiments across the common continent, not their diminution or conflict with one another. None of us should ever feel smothered by a "foreign" majority or incur the slightest further damage to our individual tradition, but we do need to unite so that we can all again have a decisive impact upon future world history. This balance is difficult for our particular country, but the picture can be clarified with a few thoughts.

During the recent regrettably under-played Battle of Britain celebrations, I was among those who felt the catch in the throat as memories were evoked by the chugging sound and monochrome sight of the Spitfire piloted in Kentish skies, and the history and poetry of this "blessed plot... set in a silver sea" returned to heart and mind. Yet this sentiment is perfectly consistent with the knowledge of the damage done to our country and to our entire civilisation by two Anglo-German wars, an admiration for Teutonic achievements in music and scholarship, and a realisation that our "island race" and the Germans, many centuries earlier, were largely the same people. Much as I acknowledge the virtues of Islam or the genial loyalism of many West Indians I do not feel in the least "foreign" among the Germans or the French, whereas this sadly  is not the case when travelling around the new "ethnic communities" resident in our ancient cities. And it is not a matter of "pigmentation."

What is it about the character of our English villages, market towns and cathedral cities that makes one feel a national patriotism? They are distinctive, of course, but paradoxically  much of their appeal lies in their very European character dating back further than Nelson or Drake to a time when Europeans shared a single faith, while branching out with the languages that derive from the "Aryan" original. Lagos and Delhi, Peking and even Los Angeles, do not feel "ours". With York or Salisbury, Triers and Rouen, there is a sense of belonging. Our "island story" - banned from school libraries by the leftwing censors of "multiracialism" - was one of Britons, Romans, Saxons, Danes and Norman French, a European history.

Our family of peoples made a civilisation still faced with internal and external dangers, whatever the truth about Gorbachev and the American banks that keep him afloat. Differences between Nordic and Mediterranean, or Celt and Slav, have become as irrelevant as the denominational dissentions among Christians. We all face problems of population overspill from the "decolonised" third-world, rampant materialism, the egalitarian ideology that accompanies decadence and runaway technology that can
split atoms and splice genes with horrendous social consequences. Readers should peruse the neo-Spenglarian accounts in such studies as Apocalypse 2000 by Peter Jay and Michael Stewart and Shall We Make the Year 2000 by JG de Beus.

England must re-adapt its politics, along with its immediate neighbours and former "dominions," precisely in order to preserve its essential character, and to recover effective control over "our own affairs." This entails sovereignty over changes inside British boundaries and co-operation, with others likewise threatened by international forces, over external supplies and meeting hostile threats. We should join the French and Germans against redefinition of our homelands as "multicultural societies" re-opened for Afro-Asian immigration on a scale unprecedented since the Mongol and Saracen hordes. Ideological nonsense, unscientific sloganizing and psychological terror used by so-called "antiracists" must be intellectually defeated and politically superseded.

A half way house between the old Europe of Nations and a new Nation of Europe, however, will bring the worst of both worlds. Elected European government should be concerned almost entirely with defence of this geostrategic region, and with credit-control and trade agreements to secure self-sufficiency and a balance between production and consumption, but little more. (The member for Finchley must not return from the Gulf to renew hostilities across the Rhine by the way). If compulsory multiculturalism can be overcome, and British patriotism and competence revived we might, even yet, feel sufficiently on top of events to contribute peacefully and constructively to European development: a role for Charles 111.

"The real Europe has existed for three thousand years, and these shifting barricades which separate us are of more recent and man-made origin. If it had not been for that little muddle after the death of Charlemagne, a united Europe might have been strong enough to prevent the neighbouring island grabbing most of the world. As it is, English experience may now be of some assistance in helping Europe (of which we are a part despite every crime and folly of our present rulers) to preserve nearly everything which still matters in the world.

Let us not think even in terms of 1914, 1939, or of the nineteenth century; let us dare even to think biologically... Much as we love our countries we shall grow to realise that the proudest words spoken on earth since Civis Romanus sum will be I am a European.

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