Saturday, 1 July 2017

European Outlook # 43, July 2017

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The Tower Block Fire

Theresa May's barely managing regime has been rocked by terrorist attacks and a disappointing election. Now she faces the consequences of the Grenfell Tower disaster. An inquiry will establish the facts but existing regulations must be enforced. 
She is right to get involved but wrong to pardon sub-letting and illegal immigration; her duty is to uphold the law.      

What is to be Done? - by Eddy Morrison



I'm reluctantly entering my 50th year as an active white nationalist.

In 1978 when I was a National Front organiser I firmly believed that we would have our first members of parliament by 1980. We didn't and the period known as the 'horrible 80s' was upon us. Split after split with eventually a by-election where one schism of the National Front stood a candidate at the same time as another schism of that splintered wreck of a once mighty movement.

The 1990s got a bit more interesting and we achieved the election of a BNP candidate in London. Things were slow in the BNP but it was, under John Tyndall, going in the right direction. As BNP Yorkshire Organiser I was gladdened to see many old comrades returning to the BNP. Then in 1999 the British National equivalent of the Twin Towers occurred - Nick Griffin became the leader of the BNP.

He spent the next ten years building it up. BNP councillors were everywhere and two MEPs were elected. Then came the second calamity! Griffin's appearance on a major national TV show. Griffin acted like a buffoon. He even sidled up to the Black 'celebrity' who was sat next to him. Be bungled his way through a barrage of outrageous Lefty opposition and made no attempt to either push himself into prominence in a public forum watched live by millions nor to say anything cohesive. He acted like the local village idiot. Was it an Act?

Now we find ourselves in the 2010s. A large number of nationalist grouplets vying for members of an ever dwindling pool of recruits. With the break up of the EDL and the BNP one would have expected a huge rush to join an existing nationalist party. It never happened. The British Democratic Party seems to be totally static and the National Front is a shadow of its former self. The less said about 'Britain First' and the lunatic New British Union, the better!

Unity talks abound. Unity with who and why unity at all? It's like putting all the hospital patients with transmittable diseases in a ward of basically healthy people. Unity serves one purpose - it gives a platform for people who like to talk about nationalist unity who can go on home and do little more than look forward to the next unity meeting ad infinitum.

It's never going to happen folks - believe me! We need, as we did in the 1960s, a fresh start. We need a White Nationalist movement that is no holds barred. We need one that rejects the inevitable compromises that come with unity. We need a movement that rejects both internal and external democracy and runs on the meritocratic principle. 

You join, you work hard and you get the benefits. You join, you gripe about provocative tactics and you should for the good of all rush off and join Ukip (if it's still there of course).

A new movement (I can feel the shuddering from here) it must be. And for the first few years of its life it should avoid elections like the plague. It shouldn't even be registered with the ZOG control apparatus called 'The Electoral Commission." Give them your membership numbers; state of finances; sign forms that bind you to a Liberal Stalinist state and for what? To get seven votes in a council election (Nick Walsh - Hull 2016).

A new movement must be uncompromising in its White Nationalist principles and uncompromising in its drive for power. What we need comrades is a movement of disciplined fanatics!

European Outlook Comment

Movements like the National Front are dedicated to stopping immigration and getting Britain out of the EU. The second objective appears to be imminent but the first is not. We have a desperate housing shortage, and a growing division between rich and poor. This is no time to give up the struggle. but it's time to face facts. Minority parties can succeed but the days of petty nationalism and street theatre are over. 


Europe and the Celtic Fringe - Geoffrey Vernon (Jeffrey Hamm) from Lodestar 1986



Two minority yet powerful voices are striving to make themselves heard above the loud demands of the Establishment to maintain the status quo in which little national states pay lip-service to European unity, while resisting any threat to their national sovereignty and what they conceive to be their national interests.

What are these voices of the not-so-silent minority? One calls for complete European union and integration, while the other stridently asserts that the right of 'ethnic minorities' have been seriously eroded by the creation of national states, and would suffer further indignities if power were transferred from the existing national parliaments to a more remote European bureaucracy.

Are these views contradictory, or is it possible to find a synthesis between the existing thesis of national states and the apparent antithesis of Europeanism? Let us attempt to answer that question by examining the case presented by Europe's 'ethnic minorities', Celtic in origin, so that linguistically as well as geographically they may be considered to be Europe's 'Celtic fringe'.

I was pleasantly reminded that reports of the death of the Celtic peoples of Europe are grossly exaggerated when on 13 April of this year I attended 'Scrif-Celt' - "A Conference and Exhibition on Contemporary Writing and Publishing in the Celtic Languages" at the London Welsh Centre in London's Gray's Inn Road, organised by the London branch of the Celtic League.

Six countries were represented at the conference, entitled as follows in their respective Celtic languages, with the more familiar English names in parentheses: Alba (Scotland), Breizh (Brittany), Cymru (Wales), Eire (Ireland), Kernow (Cornwall), and Mannin (Isle of Man).

"How many divisions has the Pope?" asked Stalin, and a similar question might be derisively addressed to the defenders of the Celtic languages so heavily outnumbered in Europe as a whole , and even within their own borders. It is estimated that that something like 3,500,000 people speak one or other of the above six languages. Of the 16,500,000 people living in Celtic countries only 2,500,000 are Celtic speaking: the other million speakers of Celtic are scattered across the world, often victims of the 'Celtic diaspora' arising from the economic neglect of their native lands and regions. Collectively the Celtic speakers present a formidable force, but individually they are often woefully weak, as the following analysis reveals.

According to the 1981 United Kingdom language census only 79,307 people (1.6 per cent of the Scottish population) spoke Gaidhlig, the Scottish Gaelic. It is estimated that 700,000 people within Brittany speak Brezonek (Breton), but there are substantial Breton-speaking communities in Paris, Le Mans, Quebec and the United States, adding at least 100,000 to the above figure. The above census recorded 503,549 Welsh-speaking people within Wales, or 18.9 per cent of the Welsh population, with 21,283 speaking no English. And what of the Welsh 'exiles'? There are an estimated 35,000 Welsh-speakers in London, 7,500 in Patagonia, and substantial numbers in the United States. The census recorded 1,018,312 people (31.6 per cent of the population speaking Gaeilge (Irish Gaelic) in the 26 counties of Eire. The governments of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland have refused to take a census of Gaelic-speakers in the Six Counties of Northern Ireland but these are estimated at 60,000, to whom should be added some 100,000 in England, Wales and Scotland, with substantial numbers scattered throughout the world.

These are thriving languages which have never died, but we complete our analysis with the old languages of Cornwall and the Isle of Man, in a much less healthy state. Kernewek (Cornish) died as a generally spoken language in the late 18th century, although some knowledge of it survived until the late 19th century, when enthusiasts began the current language revival, and by 1981, 875 people were recorded as having some fluency in the language. In the Isle of Man a 1971 census recorded only 284 speakers of Gaelg (Manx) on the island.  

Are the interests of these small 'ethnic minorities' diametrically opposed to those of the great powers, or to those who would advance beyond the perhaps too narrow nationalism to European unity, or to a world state whose people spoke some universal language? And are not their complaints trivial in a world wrestling with the problems of peace or nuclear war and of hunger on a gigantic and terrifying scale? Our editorial suggests that Britain's future depends upon her active support for the creation of a united Europe with a central government for its defence and the leadership of its economy. But it goes on to advocate two further tiers of government: national and regional. The latter (or the last of the three tiers) should give maximum support and encouragement to the preservation of these ancient Celtic languages and cultures - and of others. (Would not the system reduce the tension within Belgium between Walloons and Flemish, or between the Basques and the central government of Spain?) Could it not play its part in solving the Irish problem, reassuring Catholics and Protestants, Gaelic-speakers and English, Republicans and Unionists, that their respective interests would be protected and safeguarded by a strong European government, on which they would both be represented.

The advocates of European unity rightly pay tribute to our 2,000 year-old Roman civilisation, and to the 1,000 years of Greek culture which preceded it. But the Celts were part of both those civilisations and were the first Transalpine people to emerge into recorded history. Earliest Celtic written remains are now dated as belonging to the 5th century BC, and the Celtic languages have continued to contribute to European literature, in the heroic legends of mythology, poetry and drama, philosophy and law. The prophet is not always without honour in his own country, although he does not obtain universal esteem until his writings are translated into more widely read languages. How many theatre-goers who enjoyed Brendan Behan's 'The Hostage' were aware that it had originally been written in Gaelic as 'An Giall' and performed in Dublin as early as 1956? Similarly, his play 'The Quare Fellow' was written as 'Casadh Sugain Eile' (The Twisting Rope). Let Europe unite, bur always remember its Celtic fringe, encouraging its books, and plays to pour from its presses, in the original and in translation.


Eurasian Mission - Alexander Dugin


            Alexander Dugin - photo by Counter Currents

This book gives an overview of Neo-Eurasianism and the Fourth Political Theory. Alexander Dugin is a Russian political scientist who is banned by America for supporting the return of Crimea. They have branded him a dangerous radical but he regards himself as a conservative:

"We conservatives want a strong, solid state, with order and healthy families, positive values, the reinforcing of the importance of religion and the Church in society. We want patriotic radio, patriotic experts, patriotic clubs. We want the media that expresses national interests."

He rejects Communism, Fascism and Liberalism and
proposes a global system with the Americas under the direction of the United States, Europe-Africa under the European Union, the Russian-Central Asian zone, and the Pacific zone under China and Japan. He opposes the New World Order which seeks to impose American values on the whole world:

"Americans have a very specific conception of progress. They believe in the unlimited growth potential of their economic system and are confident about the future, which from their point of view should be "American." Most of them sincerely believe an expansion of the "American way of life" to all humanity to be a real boon and goal, and are perplexed when faced with rejection and an entirely different, negative reaction (especially when the spread of this lifestyle is accompanied by a military invasion and mass extermination of the local population, the violent uprooting of traditional and religious customs, and other delights of direct occupation). What Americans call "progress" - the "democratization," "development" and "civilizing" of the rest of the world is in fact a degradation, colonisation, degeneration, degeneracy, and paradoxically a peculiar form of liberal dictatorship. It is no exaggeration to say that the United States is a stronghold of militant liberalism, a visible embodiment and progenitor of all the evil that plagues humanity today, and a powerful mechanism that steadily leads humanity towards the final catastrophe. This is the empire of absolute evil. The hostages and victims of the disastrous course of this empire are not only all the other nations , but also ordinary Americans, who are no different from the rest of the conquered, fleece, deprived and persecuted peoples of the Earth. They too are the slaughter of nations."

Supporters of Donald Trump and Boris Johnson should avoid this book but the rest of us will appreciate it.

"Eurasian Mission" is published by Arktos and is available from Amazon. 

Infiltration

The huge Action Francaise demonstration in Paris of 1934 brought down the 'Cartel des Gauches' government and so frightened the Communists that they disbanded and joined 
the Socialist Party. The Reds in Britain have adopted the same tactics. Instead of standing under their own colours they have infiltrated the Labour Party and installed Jeremy Corbyn as leader. If we want to influence events we should follow their example.

Harold Soref (1916 - 1993) was a standard bearer at the great BUF Olympia rally of 1934. He served in the Royal Scots during the war and joined the Conservative Party in the fifties. He was a leading member of the Monday Club and an outspoken supporter of Rhodesia. In 1972 he addressed a packed Monday Club rally at Westminster Central Hall. The IRA tried to assassinate him in 1974 but they killed the wrong man. He served as MP for Ormskirk, Lancashire 1970-1974. He might have joined Union Movement and spent his time leaflet bashing or selling 'Action' but he probably had more influence as a Tory MP.



We should emulate Harold Soref and join one of the established parties. They are all looking for candidates and even backbench MPs have some influence. They are always on TV voicing their opinions but few street activists are ever
given the opportunity.

Some people are so frustrated by lack or representation that they deface their ballot papers with inappropriate symbols and slogans. That's understandable but it would be more productive of them to join one of the established parties.
They might not convert the party faithful but they could at least try.


And The Weak Suffer What They Must


Yanis Varoufakis was the Greek finance minister who negotiated with the EU in 2015. Despite everything he still supports the EU but he demands structural reforms. In his book "And The Weak Suffer What They Must" he explains how Europe was nearly brought down by the financial crash of 2008, and he demolishes the "Daily Telegraph" argument for low interest rates:

"Once a crisis proves so large  that everyone is trying, against all hope, to pay off debt in conditions of shrinking income, no one want to borrow even if interest rates come down to zero. At that point central banks run out of means to stimulate the economy in their usual way - by reducing interest rates. Zero is indeed a radical number and any interest rate below it means that depositor who must now pay for the banks to hold their money, will rush to withdraw every penny, causing the banking sectors collapse. 

He proposes measures to alleviate unsustainable debt (the UK's National Debt now stands at £1.7 trillion) and he describes his treatment at the hands of the "Troika."

"My use of the term fiscal waterboarding back in 2010 was, after I became finance minister in 2015, used as evidence that I was a provocateur. In fact it was a perfectly apt and reasonable term by which to describe the troika's practices in Athens and elsewhere. What does waterboarding involve? You take a subject, lay him on his back and engulf his head in water so that he suffocates. Just before he dies, you stop, you allow the subject to take a few agonising breaths, and then you start again. You repeat until he confesses."

Varoufakis traces the origin of the EU to the 1940s:

"Above and beyond the concept of the nation state, the idea of a new community will transform the living space given us all by history into a new spiritual realm. . . The new Europe of solidarity and cooperation among all its peoples, a Europe without unemployment, without monetary crisis...will find an assured foundation and rapidly increasing prosperity once national economic barriers are removed." Arthur Seyss-Inquart.

"The people of Europe understand increasingly that the great issues dividing us, when compared to those which will emerge and will be resolved between continents are nothing but trivial family feuds...I am convinced that in fifty years Europeans will not be thinking in terms of separate countries." Joseph Goebbels.

"And The Weak Shall Suffer What They Must" is published by Random House and is available from Amazon.    


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