Saturday, 7 February 2009
Support the British Wildcats!
All anti-globalists should have supported last week's wildcat strikes against the European Union, multinationals and foreign labour. Check out the website of those inspirational British Wildcats!
They have bought to the public's attention the real cost that 'free' trade and globalisation have on local communities and their right to their own identity. We have not seen secondary action in England on this scale for decades, and although it is primarily an economic struggle, it is heartening to see workers acting on a national basis.
Are we witnessing the birth of a grassroots campaign that heralds the beginning of a new nationalistic workers' movement that is free from the straightjacket of Union led cultural Marxism? A folk-based socialism? We must not hold our breath, but perhaps the British Wildcats will become the trailblazers of something better to come: economies that can be self reliant, localised and worker led. No longer under the heel of reckless, rudderless internationalism and neo-liberalism.
Of course, as any leftist will tell you, there is no such thing as 'the national interest' - the conflicting and antagonistic nature of class society is testament to that. But this doesn't mean the alternative must always be a textbook, uniform proletarian one-worldism. That is academic mumbo-jumbo. Certainly, workers from different cultures and nations can and should unite on points of common interest. But to suggest they all morph into a homogeneous, monocultural mass is superfluous, artificial and frankly callous. The World's working class were created by capitalism, but their different identities are lot more than merely economic, their physical and cultural DNA goes back a lot further. All social change should be a natural process - i.e. tribal in essence, politically, economically, socially, culturally and spiritually - this is the human condition.
The Brit left was split this week in it's response to the strikes. The SWP and a couple of smaller Trot groups predictably foamed at the mouth. However, to their credit, the Morning Star's Communist Party of Britain (who have always been 'National Communist') the Weekly Worker's Communist Party of Great Britain and the Socialist Party (ex-Militant)who had a member on one of the strike committees, all gave their customary 'critical support' This is to be applauded. National Anarchists and other serious anti-globalists should always try to reach out to the more receptive and non-sectarian leftists.
The Weekly Worker, in my opinion the only left paper worth reading, described some aspects of the strike as 'chauvinist'. Well, yes - it's called being human, part of our condition even after the prevailing liberalism in the West since World War II. By denying people's natural identity the leftists side with the Globalisers, complicit in the latter's de facto cultural-cleansing and new-imperialism. This is not only true of the hard Marxist left, but also of the liberal-Left - in positions of power in increasing numbers.
So, the strikes were about jobs, but they also revealed the sleeping giant of tribalist instinct. A tribalism that can provide a positive input into anti-globalism. You can change your socio-economic position (or have it changed for you)but you can't change your genes. Why are the left so scared of this?! They support National Liberation movements, but deny tribalism to the 'emancipated'.
So, it's a victory of sorts to the Wildcats. They stood up to the globalist agenda and won a compromise - something the English are very good at! Good luck to them all...Nationalist Worker, anyone?