Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Griffin talks Shiite

Having read the official BNP (Bankrupt Nationalist Printers) publication, What Lies Behind the English Defence League? one's major impression is that there is a profound flaw in its thesis. By the use of multiple footnotes on every page, this meretricious work seeks to convey the false impression to the unwary, of academic rigour and sound reasoning.

To be fair, it does appear to show that there are friendly links and contacts between the leadership of both the EDL and British Freedom Party and wealthy Jewish and pro-Israel businessmen and leaders of opinion, in both North America and Europe. So far so good. None of this is original, however. The links have been previously observed and documented by Hope Not Hate [sic] and Searchlight magazine, to name but two.

What are we to make of such links? That is the sixty-four dollar question. No doubt political guidance has been provided to Mr Lennon and no doubt friendly media exposure (though to a much smaller extent in Britain where it is most needed) has been vouchsafed to Mr Weston. Money (or its equivalent: free use of facilities, etc) has no doubt helped the EDL, if not also British Freedom. The money will be helpful in contesting elections and in buying publicity.

But what of the supposedly sinister control that is postulated? Is it real, or only imagined? Let us ask another question? How would helping to create and direct an anti-Islamist 'street army' of Gentiles in Britain assist Jews in this country, or in North America, or Europe, or Israel? Well, in the case of Britain, it is argued that such a body could be used to intimidate anti-war protesters. I think that this is highly unlikely. Were it to be attempted it would be very likely to backfire badly.

The other point to bear in mind is the bitter division within Islam, between Sunni and Shia. Iran is Shia (or Shiite) whereas the countries from which most Muslims in Britain originate are mainly Sunni. Most Muslims in Britain, being Sunni, would be likely to be much less concerned about an attack on a Shia-led country like Iran, than they were about an attack on a Sunni-led country like Iraq, or Afghanistan.

The EDL might be viewed as a useful insurance policy, however, in case of civil disturbance and in particular if Jewish communities were to be targeted by Muslim mobs. The political demand for an end to only Muslim immigration coupled with support for Israel, might be regarded as a way of blunting the 'racist' accusation, while at the same time serving the interests of both the Jewish and Christian communities in Britain and in Israel.

BNP is Donatist not Nationalist

The only type of leadership challenge Mr Griffin tolerates is one that he himself subverts behind the scenes.

Depending on the seriousness of the challenge which, as Chairman, Griffin is in a good position to assess in advance, the rules of the party constitution are changed in order to make it impossible for the challenge to succeed. As far as Griffin is concerned 'winning' is the most important thing, 'winning' at any cost and he works back from this pre-ordained outcome to change the rules of any contest in order to make assurance doubly sure. He abuses his position of trust in order to cheat the members out of a free and fair election, while at the same time hypocritically attacking 'the powers that be' for failing to allow free speech and genuine democracy.

Politics itself, though, is only a means to an end for Griffin. But the end, for him, is not good government. There is not an idealistic bone in Mr Griffin's body. He is not really interested in politics and is said to find it boring. The end for Griffin is being 'the leader' and an elective dictator indefinitely, not for the thrill of exercising 'power', or the 'status' of such a position, though.

The real reason is far more prosaic. Griffin has never had a proper job in his life that lasted for more than a few weeks. He has been the spoilt darling of wealthy parents and has spent his adult life playing at politics, first in the National Front, which he destroyed and then in the BNP, which he also destroyed.

He has always been given money by others, never had to earn it for himself and this pattern continues to this day. This is why the BNP is so often, however large its income, in financial difficulties: because Griffin doesn't understand the value of money. I once heard him say, to a crowded hall of activists, "What is money? It comes, it goes".

Is it any wonder that the BNP is always asking its few remaining members to donate?

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Contra Brons' mantra

Some are born leaders, some achieve leadership and some have leadership thrust upon them. Mr Brons, I fear, falls into the third of these categories.

Mr Brons refers often to 'breakaway parties' and to a suppositious and supposititious 'iron law' which governs the fate of such parties.

The first point to note is that the BNP itself falsifies such an assumed 'law', since it overtook and replaced its parent party, the National Front, within a few years of its formation. There is also the point to consider, that since something like nine-tenths (it may be 85%) of the members the BNP had a mere two years ago, are no longer members and the vast majority, while still sympathetic to nationalism, have not joined any other party, there is really nothing to break away from any longer. A new ethno-nationalist party would be mainly fishing for recruits in this vast lake of demoralized former BNP members. In what sense then could the new party be said to be a break away?

Virtually the only thing the new party would be actually breaking off from the 'parent body' would be one of the latter's two MEPs. Almost everyone else who is likely to go has already gone. But they have, in the main, not gone to the four points of the nationalist compass. And this very fact illustrates the need for a new and respectable, broad church ethno-nationalist party, with all that was good about the BNP, particularly its policies, but without its fatal defects - a lack of democratic accountability of the leader(s) to the membership, a culture of financial laxity and an absence of free speech. It is because there is currently nothing out there which fits this bill, that the bulk of the members who have left the BNP over the last two years have not yet joined anything else.

Mr Brons may say that they could have joined the Democratic Nationalists. The fact is that they have not done so. Does this fact refute my argument? Certainly not. Many of them have probably never even heard of the Democratic Nationalists. Those who have looked at the party's web site (its shop window) will not have been impressed. Shrinking violets are of no use in politics. It is at all times necessary to let one's potential supporters see and hear what one has to offer. The message, while good and true, has still to be sold to the electorate.

Mr Brons' arguments do not withstand close scrutiny. For example, what does it mean for the BNP to be operationally dead? How dead would it have to be before Mr Brons felt safe to challenge it?
No one need admit they were wrong, nor eat humble pie. Many activists, though, are not happy with their current political home and many more are politically homeless. Many of them would eagerly join a new party - the right kind of party.
Mr Griffin will keep the BNP going, as a web site, a street gang and most importantly of all, of course, a repository for legacies, but it should be evident that as an effective political party it is finished.
I do not expect to convince Mr Brons with these arguments. No doubt he has heard them and others like them from colleagues more eloquent than myself.
Perhaps the most that those, like myself, who wish to form a new party, should hope for from Mr Brons is a strict neutrality. If he would declare himself neutral, like Switzerland, it would make things much easier.
Dr Andrew Emerson

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Anglo-Saxons still the majority in USA

What will a white-minority US look like?

By Daniel Nasaw

BBC News Magazine, Washington

18 May, 2012

Future generations of Americans could look increasingly like mixed race baseball player Derek Jeter. The US has reached a demographic tipping point, with most babies born now belonging to minority groups.

According to the US Census Bureau, black, Hispanic, Asian and mixed race births made up 50.4% of new arrivals in the year ending in July 2011.

Much of the change is driven by high birth rates among the Hispanic population.

The official notice foreshadows the day, expected in the 2040s, when non-Hispanic whites - like the group that founded America - will be in the minority. [Emphasis added].

[End of extract]

It should be noted that, true to form, the BBC cannot bring itself to mention the English. It has to perform a peculiar feat of circumlocution in order to airbrush the greatest nation the world has ever known out of American history, by referring to us as "non-Hispanic whites", thereby avoiding acknowledging the reality of our distinct ethnic identity by including us in a general category of "whites", which itself they define only in contradistinction to their favoured ethnic groups, blacks and Hispanics.

Why is New England called New England? Why isn't it called New non-Hispania? You see how absurd the BBC's hateful, anti-English racism is? How vile and odious are the hate-mongers who show their hatred for the English through their hate-filled propaganda? And your money, which you pay for a TV licence, finances this hate speech. A good reason to stop watching television, to turn off the set, unplug it at the wall and to stop paying to finance racist anti-English propaganda.

With an estimated thirteen million illegal immigrants living in the country, almost all of whom are not of English ancestry, the first step towards halting and then reversing the demographic trend towards a non-white majority is to deport the lot, without exception. The second step is to strengthen border controls, particularly along the Mexican border. The third step will be to ban any further non-white immigration. The fourth step will be to institute a publicly funded scheme of voluntary, financially assisted repatriation of non-whites to their countries of ethnic origin, or any others willing to accept them.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

"Decisions, decisions..."

Bite the bullet time for Brons

If Mr Brons agrees with his PA and Constituency Office Manager, Mr Beverley's condemnation of the BNP then, as a BNP MEP, it is his duty to resign from the party, thereby setting a good example for the remaining decent members of the party to follow.

If, on the other hand, Mr Brons wishes to remain a member of the BNP (and get his money's worth from his Life membership), then presumably he disagrees with Mr Beverley's defamation of the party. If he disagrees with Mr Beverley then he should say so publicly and give his reasons.

Regardless of whether Mr Brons agrees or disagrees with the substance of Mr Beverley's censure of the BNP, if he takes no action against Mr Beverley, then he lays himself open to the suspicion of conniving at his public attack on the party. He puts himself in a false position and appears to be a hypocrite.

Turning to Mr Beverley, one would put the following questions to him. If the BNP is as bad as you say, then what are you doing working full time supporting Mr Brons, the BNP's senior MEP? Does your right hand know what your left hand is doing? Does the money you receive for supposedly helping Mr Brons to perform his duties as an MEP outweigh your antipathy to the BNP? Should you not consider your own position and resign, before you compel Mr Brons to dismiss you?

Friday, 10 August 2012

'Infanta' by Ken Slaarg

There are some books one just cannot put down. Not because one does not want to, mind. But because to do so might be regarded as mocking the afflicted.

Fortunately, Infanta, by the noted anti-fascist performance artist Ken Slaarg, is not such a book. It is very easy to put down, in all sorts of highly entertaining ways - for those who enjoy pleasantly sauntering through the narrow lanes of literary self-indulgence, as who does not?

To say that this is a book that appears once in a generation might sound like the hyperbole of a literary agent, but it's worth saying nevertheless, since there are are always a few punters who will be taken in by a blurb like this.

Infanta documents, in a highly emotional yet dispassionate way, the life-long personal struggle of one woman to come to terms with the fact that she is really a man, inside a woman, inside a man, while at the same time objectifying and reifying the inner struggle in the broader fight against all forms of societal oppression.

The book is full of pathos, of amusing vignettes and anecdotes of well-known and some less well-known people and places. A flavour of the book can be acquired by looking at its title, Infanta. Ken Slaarg, a dyslexic, originally meant to entitle the book 'Antifa', but wrote 'Infanta' instead, serendipitously.

For all those who take seriously the international struggle against fascism and what it represents, especially the latter, this book is the perfect antidote. It should make a wonderful stocking-filler.

Infanta by K Slaarg, published by Harridan Press, 220pp, £14.99

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

English Democrats not the answer

Chris Beverley, the BNP MEP Andrew Brons' Constituency Office Manager (for Yorkshire and the Humber) and his Personal Assistant, as well as a prominent member of the quasi-nationalist English Democrats, has this to say about the party of which Mr Brons remains a Life Member:-

"For years I was a member of the BNP. I held a variety of positions and stood in many elections for them at all levels. I also served a full four-year term as a BNP councillor on Leeds City Council.

"Over time I came to realize that the BNP, whilst undoubtedly succeeding in recruiting some decent and well-meaning members over the years, is a thoroughly rotten organization which can best be thought of as a cross between a criminal gang and a religious cult.

"The English Democrats offer a complete contrast in that they are a moderate and democratic party which stands up for England and opposes all forms of political correctness without ever betraying their membership by engaging in the kind of careless extremism, thuggery, sexual scandal and outright criminality which the public rightly associates with the BNP."

England Awake! [Magazine of the English Democrats] # 2, p 6

While entirely agreeing with Mr Beverley's appraisal of the BNP, at least as it has been for the last few years, his assertion that the English Democrats oppose political 'correctness' is self-evidently false. One has only to visit their web site in order to satisfy oneself that, far from opposing political 'correctness', the English Democrats are, in fact, all claims to the contrary notwithstanding, one of the most abject exponents of that particularly repellent ideology.

Indeed, it is no accident that Mr Beverley, in the third paragraph of the extract quoted above, states that the "English Democrats...are a...party which stands up for England..." The English Democrats may stand up for England. They do not, however, dare to stand up for the English.

Furthermore, one questions whether they are really as democratic as their name and the enthusiastic Mr Beverley, would have us believe. The party is in hock to its founding leader, Mr Tilbrook, to the tune of approximately one-quarter of a million pounds. Doubtless, he who pays the piper calls the tune.

The English Democrats' ten-man National Council determines all of its policies. The party's National Conference is merely a rubber stamp and must either take or leave the manifesto presented to it by the National Council. It can make no amendment to it whatsoever. How democratic is that?

Mr Tilbrook claims a membership of nearly 3,000. Well, if 1,500 may be regarded as nearly 3,000, then I suppose he might be said to be right.

Trusted sources indicate that membership is actually in a steep decline, rather than growing, as Mr Tilbrook claims.

Accompanying the magazine referred to above, in a mailshot to potential donors and members, is a four page 'begging letter', written in the Dowson style, with which former BNP members will be only too familiar. Is this a sign of desperation? It certainly looks as if the English Democrats may be drowning, rather than waving.

In view of Mr Beverley's, entirely justified, remarks about the political party of which his Principal, Mr Brons, remains a prominent member and elected representative, one wonders what Mr Beverley feels about having as a colleague Mr Adam Walker, currently awaiting sentence for serious crimes. Is it a good working relationship?

If Mr Walker is gaoled later this month, as he richly deserves, will he continue to do the jobs of National Organizer (for the BNP) and Constituency Caseworker (for both Griffin and Brons), from his prison cell? The BNP really has become nothing more than a bad joke, under the corrupt and incompetent 'leadership' of Mr Griffin.

Perhaps all of Mr Beverley's criticism of BNP thuggery and criminality is really just for show. Could it be that, behind the scenes, prominent BNP and prominent (former BNP) English Democrat members, find that they have much more in common with one another than they have with the decent grass roots of either party?

A dish best served cold?

"The DCLG and Barrow Cadbury currently fund HNH or more accurately its charitable arm Searchlight Educational Trust (as part of the separation of Searchlight magazine and HNH, they have promised to rename Searchlight Educational Trust by 31 December 2012, though a similar promise to rename Searchlight Information Services Ltd, the company behind HNH, by 30 June 2012 has been broken). We wonder how HNH will account to DCLG and Barrow Cadbury for the use of their grants."

This is an extract from a very interesting article by Mrs Gable, on the Searchlight magazine web site, entitled 'A meagre dish served lukewarm'. In the course of exposing the lamentable (or laughable, depending on one's point of view) shortcomings of the 'anti-fascist' competition, Hope Not Hate, Mrs Gable reveals that the Department for Communities and Local Government, a government department and hence a publicly funded body, provides grant aid to HNH.

Now, HNH is a 'third party' organization that publishes hostile propaganda aimed both at the ethnic majority, English and other indigenous peoples of Britain and more specifically at the political parties that claim to represent the legitimate interests of these ethnic groups, including most notably the BNP.

HNH was responsible for mobilizing hundreds of volunteers in Barking, during the 2010 General Election campaign, who delivered tens of thousands of anti-BNP propaganda leaflets. HNH subsequently claimed much of the 'credit' for twelve BNP councillors losing their seats on the Borough Council and for Mr Griffin's disappointing result in the constituency.

How can a government department, like the DCLG, possibly justify misusing public money by providing a grant to this parti pris organization, whose main purpose is to campaign against political parties of a particular persuasion? It is an insidious subversion of the democratic process, when the apparatus of the state is used by the parties in government, for the purpose of diverting public monies into the pockets of the enemies of those parties' political opponents. It is also a waste of taxpayers' money, which would be scandalous at any time, but is doubly so at a time of financial stringency and enforced cuts in vital public services.

The British electorate deserve better than this. But should they really be surprised at the self-seeking corruption of governing parties that are largely led by ethnically alien millionaires, who are not only completely out of touch with the needs and concerns of ordinary people, but also lack any feeling of  solidarity with the ethnic majority population of the country they misgovern?

Looking at the published list of recipients of the taxpayers' largesse, courtesy of the DCLG: amongst the dozens of grants to Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Jewish groups, to help to assuage their "grievances", I noticed one of £30,000 to the Searchlight Educational Trust - for the purpose of making a DVD! Was this DVD made of solid platinum?

What about grants to members of the downtrodden English community, to help to assuage their genuine grievances? The only one I could find was to a project designed to dissuade young Englishmen from turning to "parties of the extreme Right" [sic].

Now why on earth should they want to do that?

Monday, 6 August 2012

I came not to send peace, but a sword

Christian Pacifism

Early Christian Views of War

Post Enlightenment Christianity often emphasizes the peaceful nature of Jesus, as opposed to the very numerous accounts of divinely sanctioned violence or warfare in the Hebrew Scriptures [Old Testament]. Proponents of the Christian pacifist position sometimes point to the early Church, the first three centuries of Christianity, and cite it as "pacifist" in arguing against Christian participation in warfare, under any circumstances. Such claims are often cited as a means of illuminating the supposedly un-Christian character of the crusades.This point was once brought up during an interview by Christianity Today with the highly respected crusades scholar Jonathan Riley-Smith. A partial transcript follows and the response by Dr. Riley-Smith is well worth reading.

Christian History Magazine: In the first three centuries, Christians were pacifists. By 1096, they had embarked on a holy war. What caused such a huge change?

Jonathan Riley-Smith: First, the early church was not entirely pacifist. In Romans 13, for example, Paul justifies the violence of the pagan emperor, for the emperor is yet a minister of God. And Christians served in the Roman army from the second century on. Following the conversion of the emperors, in the fourth century, the church became more open to using violence. Church leaders, after an initial shock, began supporting the use of force against heretics. Then Augustine formulated his theory of “just war,” but his terms effectively mean “holy war.” Augustine and the medieval world concluded that violence is not evil. Instead, violence is morally neutral. That makes a crusade possible. How did medieval Christians support their idea that violence was morally neutral? Augustine gave this example: Suppose a man has gangrene in the leg and is going to die. The surgeon believes the only way to save him is by amputating the leg. Against the man’s will, the surgeon straps him to a table and saws off the leg. That is an act of extreme violence.*

*Taken from "Holy Violence Then and Now : A historian looks at the causes and lingering effects of Christian warfare. an interview with Jonathan Riley-Smith ." Christianity Today, [Online] October 1, 1993 http://www.ctlibrary.com/3995 [Last viewed 12/22/2006].

Crusades - Encyclopedia

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Da pacem, Domine

Da pacem, Domine, in diebus nostris

Quia non est alius

Qui pugnet pro nobis

Nisi tu Deus noster.

 Grant peace, Lord, in our time

For there is none other

Who will fight for us

If not thou, our God.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

It's all a giant conspiracy!

Mr Griffin's BNP (Bankrupt Nationalist Printers) has made a new video nasty, in which the scoundrel himself delivers a halting ("Can someone help me out here?") disquisition on the alleged financial backing of the English Defence League and its political add-on, the British Freedom Party.

According to Griffin, it would appear that a huge conspiracy has been uncovered.

Not only are 'Zionists' from across the pond allegedly involved, but perhaps even more shocking, these 'Zionists' are extraordinarily wealthy individuals and are very well connected to the United States' military-industrial complex. To the extent of owning much of it.

One can see Mr Griffin almost drooling as he describes the wealth of these plutocrats, not all of whom are Jews, to be fair, he hastens to add. Their wealth buys them access to politicians and well, politicians. And therein lies the problem. Because many of these multi-millionaire puppet-masters are in fact Jews, who promote a bellicose foreign policy which, while supposedly in the interests of Israel (whose government doesn't always see it that way), is certainly not in the interests of the waning Anglo-Saxon ethnic majority of both the US and the UK.

It would seem that the grass roots of the EDL have been conned into serving a 'Zionist' neo-con agenda on the streets of Britain, in much the same way that the grass roots of the BNP were conned into serving a Griffin family agenda, by helping to get him elected to the European pig-trough, or 'parliament'.

Conveniently forgetting about his support of Britain's military intervention in Aghanistan in 2001, Griffin now implies that Iran should be left alone to develop a nuclear strike capability, on the grounds that "they need it in order to deter would-be aggressors" and "it's none of our business, anyway". Griffin is to International Affairs what Clive Jefferson is to Book-keeping.

Throughout Griffin's performance at the lectern ("Next slide, please; no, no, go back a bit") one's olfactory sense detects two strong aromas. The first: fear. "Might this 'Zionist'-controlled nationalist operation just possibly knock me off my perch?" is one unvoiced question Griffin seems to be asking himself. The second: sour grapes. "Why didn't the 'Zionists' succumb to my earlier charm offensive?" is the other unvoiced question running through Griffin's mind.

No doubt Griffin would have taken the Counter-Jihadist shekel  in an instant, had it ever been offered him. Just ask Colonel Gaddafi.

The Torch of Life

Vitai Lampada

There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night --

Ten to make and the match to win --

A bumping pitch and a blinding light,

An hour to play and the last man in.

And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat,

Or the selfish hope of a season's fame,

But his Captain's hand on his shoulder smote --

'Play up! play up! and play the game!'

The sand of the desert is sodden red, --

Red with the wreck of a square that broke; --

The Gatling's jammed and the Colonel dead,

And the regiment blind with dust and smoke.

The river of death has brimmed his banks,

And England's far, and Honour a name,

But the voice of a schoolboy rallies the ranks:

'Play up! play up! and play the game!'

This is the word that year by year,

While in her place the School is set,

Every one of her sons must hear,

And none that hears it dare forget.

This they all with a joyful mind

Bear through life like a torch in flame,

And falling fling to the host behind --

'Play up! play up! and play the game!'

Sir Henry Newbolt (1862-1938)