Saturday, 24 May 2008

Anti-globalists organise Down Under

Since undertaking this blog I've tried to keep it free from sectarianism. If a tendency or group is broadly anti-globalist in nature, then it will get a bit of publicity on here. It is the height of stupidity to come out against some political current if you oppose 10% of it, but agree with the other 90%. Just because someone you don't particularly like is big on some idea or other, it doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad one! So while this blog doesn't subscribe to any particular 'ism', it gives credit where credit's due and tries to highlight ideas that promote political, cultural and economic alternatives to the global empire, the neocons and neoliberals. It's for this reason that Berrocscir's Banner is giving a little plug to National-Anarchism. This tendency, still in its relative infancy, has been doing a fine job of infuriating disciples of dogma from both the 'left' and 'right'. And in Australia right now, it looks like gaining a niche (albeit a small one) on the political scene. What is National-Anarchism? I've written on the subject before, but the following basic points from this site cover the basics well enough:

1. That a one-world government, either in the form of a de jure global superstate or in the form of a de facto global superstate arising from an advanced state of globalisation, is a bad thing.

2. That imperialism and neo-imperialism are bad things.

3. That the creation of small, more-or-less independent communities is a desirable alternative to globalisation, imperialism and neo-imperialism and that a world built up of such communities would be a good thing.

4. That the traditional political distinction between ‘left’ and ‘right’ is simplistic and unsuited to the modern world.

5. That in the highly globalised world of today, which approximates to a de facto global superstate, a more useful distinction is that between ‘the system’ (‘the Establishment’) and ‘the enemies of the system’.

6. ‘The system’ (‘the Establishment’), being a globalising, imperialistic and neo-imperialistic institution, is a bad thing that should be opposed.

7. That some degree of alliance formation between enemies of the system is a good thing.

...and that the aim of N-A propaganda is:

1. To try to inspire opponents of America's global empire, irrespective of their political, religious or theoretical backgrounds, to work against that empire in a way that will yield sustainable results in the long term.

2. To present a vision of a diverse world where different communities can live according to their own values, rather than a global empire where we all have to live according to cosmopolitan, American, neoliberal McValues. To try to suggest realistic ways of gradually bringing about such a world.

National Anarchism then, promotes what I call cultural separatism. If you care about cultural preservation, believe in each culture's intrinsic worth in the face of creeping world monoculture, the best way of securing this is to take action to encourage all the world's peoples develop their own ways of life without outside influence. If you try to mix them all up, as the liberal-left champion, all that results is the death of one or more, or the watering down of them to such a degree, that they might as well be dead. You also tend to get friction, like it or not. The same goes for local economies and political systems. Above all N-A ideas champion real autonomy - something all anti-globalists can find common cause with if they can discard their own prejudices.

As they rightly say: "We're all Tibetans now". It seems that the Aussie N-As are leading the way, but there are other propaganda groupings in Scandanavia, Germany, Spain, US and a portugese group that maintain a good blog

In every sphere the peoples of the world are losing their cultures and identities to MTV and the shopping mall. The crass, superficial, rootless, disposable culture that global capitalism is promoting is just as repugnant as the Marxist idea of the 'prolekult' - an enforced, uniform, manufactured miserable existence for those unfortunate enough to experience it. National-Anarchists fight for the right of self-determination for all the people's of the earth in all their beautiful distinctiveness against Americana and the drab monoculture it creates - and for that, this little blog wishes them well.

MINORITY REPORT - Titbits from the Outer-limits

In addition to Cllr Colin Auty running for the leadership of the BNP, last year's challenger Chris Jackson is throwing his hat in the ring once more. With a moderniser on one side and the Old Guard on the other, Nick Griffin won't be losing any sleep.

Yippee - English nationalism's very own Kilroy-Silk, Matt O'Connor, is setting up his own party - but we'll have to wait until September. There's been talk in English nationalist circles that the emergence of multiple 'English' parties is a positive development. I strongly disagree. English Nationalists need maximum unity, they need to strike as a fist. I think the English Democrats have reached a critical mass and are now clearly not some flash-in-the-pan. Despite the leadership's federalism, the party is a broad enough church for all English nationalists - Strike for England as one!