Friday, 30 June 2017

Nation Revisited # 129, July 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 ideas with other people."

The Norwegian Option

Keeping the UK in the single market and the customs union has been ruled out by Theresa May. She is banking on a trade deal with the EU to save our financial services and our automotive and aerospace industries. But if all else fails there is another option. Norway is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) together with Iceland, Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The EFTA states have access to the single market but they have more independence.

If we joined EFTA we would not need a trade deal with the EU and our subscription would be less than we are currently paying. We need to stay in the single market for the sake of our economy. The immigration argument is a red herring because half of our immigrants come from outside Europe.
The Brexiteers used the refugee crisis to frighten the electorate but in 2015 the government set a target of 20,000 Syrians over the next five years. And there was nothing stopping us from keeping out the 164,000 non-EU immigrants who came to the UK in 2016.

A lame duck Tory government propped up by demanding Ulster Unionist is in no position to dictate terms. But the Norwegian option would satisfy everybody, except the anti-European fanatics, known in Westminster as the 'Bomb Berlin Brigade'. It should also be noted that the EFTA states enjoy the highest standards of living in Europe.

The goal of European unity remains, but it's more than twelve hundred years since the Emperor Charlemagne was crowned by Pope Leo 111, a few more years will not make much difference.

Eddy Morrison on David Myatt

(This article was posted by Eddy Morrison back in March in response to my premature obituary of Davis Myatt; who is very much alive) 

Myatt was and is a strange character which is an understatement of the first order. I knew him from 1970 to 1974 when we worked closely together in British Movement and together we co-founded the National Democratic Freedom Movement. Why I picked that name is obscure but it was based on my studies of the NSDAP whilst Hitler was imprisoned in Landsberg after the 1923 Munich putsch.

I was close to David and we each knew the others limitations and conversely the positive sides of our respective nature.
Many found David hard to like and I often had to excert my personal authority to prevent some of the more physical members of the National Democratic Freedom Movement from extracting a revenge for some of his outlandish actions.
We parted company after Myatt's attraction to Satanism became a serious political problem.

We kept in touch but he finally left Leeds in I think 1975 to live the life of an intellectual hermit. Before he wandered off to seek for himself in some sad yet also brave journey- I had mixed feelings. We had been extremely close Comrades and accomplished much that later made Leeds into a stronghold of White Nationalism. If he had kept away from Satanism, I believe he would have stuck to his commitment to National Socialism as I have. He would not have gone through the appalling stupidity of becoming a Muslim.

I knew he was like me an atheist. And, like myself a pantheist who believed that National Socialism is the political expression of Nature and follows Nature's iron laws from out of which grew National Socialism.

I am forever grateful to him for giving me his impressive collection of Nationalist books before, like the Zarathustra he loved- went into the desert to 'find his inner self'. Contrary to what he has written and said I believe these are all wayward paths from his core belief in the philosophy and ethos of the National Socialist world view.

The Dogma of the Far Right

AK Chesterton split with Oswald Mosley before the war. He founded the League of Empire Loyalists in the fifties in an 
attempt to save the British Empire, but it was already too late; India achieved independence and the African colonies soon followed. This extract from Candour of March 1957 sums up his worldview:

"This periodical, in pursuit of its declared aim, conducts an intensive research into the organisation of power in the modern world, and never deterred from publishing the results, however displeasing their publication may be to the masters of international policy. What needs to be known before all else is that which meets with most scepticism from the uniformed - that the fact that the organisation of power rarely derives from governmental initiative, but owes its inspiration to groups who deliberate and plan far from the public gaze. International affairs, despite the ballyhoo of "summit" conferences and the flitting across the earth's surface of self-important Ministers, are at their fount and origin the affairs of a small body of instigators whose true motives are not proclaimed. In other words, our fate for all practical purposes is in the hands of a secret society."

Conspiracy theory is the dogma of the far-right. Those who subscribe to it think that leaving the EU will be our salvation, but an isolated Britain would still import cheap goods and labour and export jobs because that's what we have been doing since the days of the East India Company. 

Capitalists are powerful but they often fall out amongst themselves. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both fabulously wealthy but they have very different policies, and there is no consensus between Saudi Arabia, Iran, Israel, China, India, North Korea, Russia, the EU, the US, and the UK. Nations have their own agendas.

Global capitalism and mass migration will only be controlled when Europe defends her external borders and uses her vast economic power to relieve poverty in Africa. The Tories will never stop importing cheap labour from the 'Commonwealth', and nor will the Labour Party, or the Lib Dems. It's a cruel deception to pretend that leaving the EU will do anything to protect our heritage.

Life After Brexit

Theresa May's kamikaze election has resulted in chaos.
Shambolic David Davis is wasting his time. If we want access to the single market we must abide by the rules of the Lisbon Treaty which guarantee free movement of labour, goods and services. But first we must pay the divorce bill, accept EU workers in the UK, and sort out the border with Ireland. It 
would be easier to stay as we are, or explore the Norwegian option already outlined.

Our problems will not go away if we leave the EU. The skills shortage throughout industry will take years to put right. We need to train thousands of doctors, nurses, vets, technicians, engineers, scientists, and construction workers. Of course, we can train our own people but it will take time and we will not be able to stop immigration straight away.

We also need to re-balance our economy. There is too much activity in the South East and not enough in the North and the West. 

Law and Order is directly related to education. Our booming prison population is mostly illiterate and many of them are unemployable. Our universities are centres of excellence but far too many pupils leave school with no qualifications.

Our power plants are worn out and the nuclear option is looking increasingly unlikely after the Fukushima disaster in Japan and the Westinghouse bankruptcy in America. Nuclear power is too dangerous both financially and ecologically. We need a new generation of gas-fired power plants but our subsidised power companies are reluctant to build them.

Our armed forces are desperately short of money and the MOD is planning further cuts. Our half-hearted interventions in the Middle East, and our replacement of the American Trident missile system, have depleted the defence budget. 

But perhaps the most pressing problem is the housing crisis. Our young people can't afford to buy or rent houses, and despite repeated government promises, the situation is getting worse instead of better.

None of these problems depend on Brexit. The entire anti-European campaign was a pointless diversion based on fantasies of 'independence' and dreams of imperial glory. Leaving the EU will not stop immigration, it will not make more money available to the NHS, and it will not wipe out our crippling national debt. The Leavers have been blaming all our troubles on Europe for more than forty years but they are about to discover the truth.

Brexit will not enable us to control Chinese steel production, or Saudi oil production. We will still depend on foreign trade and we will have to abide by the rules of the World Trade Organisation.  

We will eventually take our place in Europe but we are 
following tradition. We were the last country in Western Europe to adopt the Gregorian Calendar, the last to use decimal currency, the last to adopt metric weights and measures, and one of the last to have capital punishment. We will get there in the end but first we will have to go through a period of indecision. It's what we always do.


Cars have long been managed by computers and mechanics rely on their diagnosis, We now have machines that can find out what's wrong with us, decide on a course of treatment, and carry out surgery as required. At present we still need mechanics and doctors but the time is coming when cars and people will be maintained by computers.

The Parliamentary TV channel is a revelation. When a Bill has been discussed in The House of Commons the Speaker takes a headcount but if the result is not clear he orders his MPs into separate lobbies to be counted. Electronic counting is used all over the world  but we are still living in the past. In fact, if all the arguments for and against a proposal were fed into a computer it would make an informed decision and post the result immediately. We could do without the infantile behaviour of men and women who abandon common sense when they enter the House of Commons. 

But just as the public are reluctant to ride automatic trains, so they are wary of government by computer. They have to be 
persuaded to accept new ideas. When Selfriges installed the first escalators in their Oxford Street department store they hired a man with a wooden leg to ride up and down all day to prove how safe it was. We need a similar gimmick to persuade the punters that we don't need 650 overpaid and underworked MPs to run the country. 

When Theresa May informed President Tusk of her decision to quit the EU she was pictured writing with a fountain pen on embossed writing paper. The letter was then sent be hand to Brussels. What was wrong with sending an email? Why do we insist on using outdated methods? If the Tories believe their own propaganda about Britain being open for business they should dump their old-fashioned ways and join the 21st century.

Notice to Readers

Some readers send me links to websites promoting causes dear to their hearts but few of them interest me. I was raised in the Church of England and I believe in European unity and social justice. I am not interested in alternative religions or petty nationalism. I don't care if the Jews are the real Jews. I am not interested in the Freemasons, or The Illuminati. And I don't believe that the world has been taken over by shape-shifting reptilians. In my na├»ve and simple 
way I believe that the world is driven by economics and that education is the key to progress.

Some nationalists believe in a 'Confederation of European States', but history is not on their side. One of the first things the German National Socialists did when they came to power was to invade Austria, kill their Chancellor and take over the country. Not to be outdone, the Italian Fascists 
invaded Albania and Greece. Nationalist are usually hostile to their neighbours and their leaders seldom get on together.

Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness. Belfast Telegraph

The Good Friday Agreement was an exception. Ian Paisley of the Ulster Unionists and Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein  discovered that they had much in common. In fact, they got on so well that they were dubbed the 'Chuckle Brothers'. But both men are now dead and who knows what the future holds. By flirting with the DUP Theresa May has
endangered the peace process. 

Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland should both be part of united Europe; nobody wants to go back to barbed wire and watchtowers on the border. But we must drop romantic notions of sovereignty. We have not fed ourselves since the eighteenth century and we had to rely on American financial and military help in two world wars. The idea of Britain standing alone against the world is nonsense. We are Europeans by every measure and our place is in Europe.

Right Wing Paranoia

Western Spring warns us to beware of Facebook and Twitter and to use private email and Internet servers. They believe that 'Cultural Marxists' trained by the Frankfurt School are
implementing the Kalergi Plan to destroy the White Race. They describe the EU as a 'genocidal tyranny', and they are
deeply suspicious of the State. 

We rely on the State to protect us from terrorism. The police made a fatal mistake when they assassinated Jean Charles Menezes at Stockwell Station in 2005, but they usually get the right man, as they did at London Bridge. People who make bombs, carry weapons, or promote violence should be locked up. The Norwegian 'patriot' Anders Breivik killed 77 young people and injured 319 in order to promote his demented 'manifesto' in 2011. He is just as wicked as the terrorists who struck in Manchester and London.

            Anders Breivik (picture by Counter Currents)

Nationalists and jihadists share a hatred of foreigners, an intolerance of diversity, and a suspicion of authority that can lead to murder. They dehumanise their victims by calling them 'aliens' or 'unbelievers', and they attempt to justify the planting of bombs in public places, or the dropping of bombs on crowded cities. When the Rwanda genocide of 1994 took the lives of a million Tutsis members of the Hutu government went on Radio Television Libre to incite rape and murder. 
And when General Curtiss Le May firebombed the city of Tokyo in 1945 he said "we are frying tonight."  

I sometimes receive mail in envelopes that have been sealed with Sellotape. This is meant to stop Special Branch from knowing the contents, but the strip of tape probably alerts them. I also get comments from anonymous, or bashful,
people who call themselves "Nordic Warrior" or something just as dramatic. They are suspicious of "The State" but I am suspicious of people who hide behind false names.  

All states spy on their citizens. The Inland Revenue needs to know how much you earn in order to tax you fairly, the Police need to know what websites you are visiting, in case you are a suicide bomber or a child-molester, and your insurance company needs your medical records. Unless you live on a desert island you are bound to be on file. But if you are a law-abiding citizen you have nothing to fear; it's called civilisation.

Avril Walters

                 Avril Walters photo AK Chesterton Trust

I recently received an email from Colin Todd the editor of Candour magazine. He had been contacted by Jeremy Oliver, Avril Walters' son, who was born in South Africa in 1963. I was pleased to put Jeremy in touch with Martin Webster, John Bean, Aidan Mackey, and Dennis Whiting. All surviving Empire Loyalists who knew his mother in the old days. And all of them still active more than half a century later. Jeremy never met his mother who died in 2010 but we were able to share with him some of our memories of a remarkable woman.

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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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