Saturday, 21 March 2009
New English 'Autonomous Nationalist' youth group formed
A new English 'Autonomous Nationalist' youth group has sprung up in a similar mold as the Autonome Nationalisten and Kameradschaften in Germany. They do state however, possibly in recognition of differences in the political cultures of England and Germany, that they will not be going in for the AN style Black Bloc tactic, which shows a logical maturity.
The group - English National Resistance (Young-Radical-Nationalist) display a healthy, level-headed, non-sectarian piecemeal approach to other nationalist groups, along with an exuberance and 'street' identity that remind this author of his younger days in the left-anarchist scene. I wish I had the beliefs I have now back then, but life is a learning curve.
Youth groups with a radical chic are always needed as the more 'grown up', traditional party building, is not the best advert to attract young blood to any cause.
Refreshingly, English National Resistance aim to avoid the dead end of the depressingly familiar spectacle of confrontation with anti-fascists. This is a very welcome attitude that will help get anti-capitalism and anti-globalism out of the ghetto and present a positive alternative.
Some of the websites and groups ENR link to are not this blog's cup of tea, but then some of the links this blog lists don't get my ringing endorsement either!
ENR display a clear anti-capitalist outlook so the potential for co-operation with National Anarchist groups and individuals would appear good. Berrocscir's Banner will follow ENR's progress with interest, not least in the hope that greater numbers of English youth turn against consumerism, rootless celeb culture and liberalism