Sunday, 29 November 2009

Free England Party to go ethno?

The small and hitherto civic-nationalist Free England Party are to vote on a proposal to adopt ethno-nationalism as party policy at their AGM on 12th December. Supporters of the proposal within the party (which splintered from the English Democrats in February last year) define their nationalism as one which focuses on identity and culture and National Anarchists would certainly welcome any switch. What is it with 'civics' who choose to ignore kinship bonds, folk community, common ancestry and descent? Don't these truths count for nothing? Aren't they deserving of respect? The civics of the FEP appear to be walking before the vote has been taken, thereby leaving the ethnos to rubber stamp the proposal (of course, all this info has been sourced to Internet based tittle-tattle, and we shall have to wait and see)

While a new ethno based FEP will hardly be an earth shattering event and get the neocon establishment quaking in their boots, the fact that a small group of patriots seem prepared to jettison a residual liberalism in favour of a tribalist outlook that is necessary if the globalist agenda is to be challenged, is to be welcomed. It is encouraging that the FEP have at least been doing a bit of soul searching! Now if the the currently civic-nationalist English Radical Alliance (with their distributist economics that will hold favour with many National Anarchists) could go down the ethno path - that really would be something.

A while back your author was prepared to give civic-nationalism the benefit of the doubt - "Better than nothing" I thought. But now I conclude that it is just an extension of Left-liberalism which has infected nationalist thought, a way for Cultural Marxists to neuter tribalist instinct and water it down until it means absolutely nothing. Nationalism is about allegiance to one's tribe NOT the state - an artificial apparatus which today is increasingly under the cosh of One Worldism.

The civics say that ethno-nationalism will set us on a dangerous path towards ethnic conflict. National Anarchists, at least, have no interest in that. We want all ethnic groups and cultures to flourish independently. We don't desire conflict - if you want to see conflict just look to the imperialism of the elites. If you want conflict just look at the effects of multiculturalism in the West and societies at unease with themselves. Solutions could rest in the points made on class in the previous post on here. The working class stand the best chance of abolishing the class system not by forlornly trying to overthrow it, but by ignoring it and establishing small scale alternatives based on decentralist economic networks as a starting point. When everyone becomes a producer and has a real stake in the economy, rather than remaining a slave to it - that's when the class war fizzles out. Mass society causes war, not tribalism. So just as overcoming class divisions lies not in overthrow but in decentralism, the same goes for ethnic strife. Ethnic strife is the result of mass centralised society and economy, when ethnic groups end up living on top of one another. Decentralise and its the first step to a tribal world. We will have our ethnic homelands when we break down the global empires - daunting, but true.

Yours truly is sick to death of the phony war between 'left' and 'right' which still rages on much to the delight of our neocon masters. National Anarchists recognise that the world's diverse peoples are tribalistic (look how ethnic groups tend to self-segregate when they get the chance) and that good fences make for good neighbours. Of course, the daunting task for National Anarchists and their fellow travellers is to develop strategies as a first step on the road to the world we envisage, and this, to put it mildly, will not be easy.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Give 'em an airing

As a National Anarchist, your author supports workers anywhere on the globe engaged in struggle with the bosses and when strikes can be fought and won that's great. National Anarchists and nationalists generally should back workers who fight globalisation, casualisation, privatisation, cuts in pay and 'modernisation' (which means erosion of conditions and greater job insecurity) If nationalists are not anti-capitalists they run the risk of siding with reaction. At least in my book.

However, just as capitalism has failed most of humanity, so has socialism. Both form two sides of the same coin. International Marxian socialism is a fable - it is totally alien to the spirit of Man. To buy and sell is to be human. There can be no return to some paleolithic primitive communism - there are too many people these days. We are too far down the road.

So in the absence of any meaningful workers' 'movement' in the UK in 2009, workplace disputes are usually on a hiding to nothing if they are led by the demands of the left. The current Royal Mail dispute is a case in point. Yes, most people don't want what the capitalists have in mind for the future of our postal service, but calls for worker control are just lazy rhetoric. Tub thumping by Marxists and the odd left-anarcho won't save anything.

Class IS important. Along with race, ethnicity and culture it is one of the major fault lines in human society. But that doesn't mean that open class warfare is the solution.
Call me a class collaborator - fine, you can shoot me come the glorious day, but the toilers and producers, at least in the 'developed' world, should look to alternatives to the promised land the left routinely trumpets but never delivers. The class war will be won not when the workers form soviets and smash class rule, they will still be imprisoned by a mass, centralised society. It will be won when they build alternatives to both capitalism and Marxian socialism - Corporatist economies, guilds and co-operatives, Social Credit, Distributist set-ups. These models will lead to the end of the class war - not when the working class triumphs over the ruling class, but when all decide to be producers and have a personal stake in the economy. Forget egalitarian economics - they are incompatible with the human condition. But the 'Third Way' ideas mentioned above can end exploitation - you get out what you put in. Decentralisation of the economy and industry is the starting point.

Of course the models mentioned above are not new, but they have by and large been forgotten. Someone on the British Democracy Forum said recently that these ideals should be dusted down and 'given an airing'. Too true. Corporatism, Distributism, co-ops and guilds are not perfect but they can at the very least be used as guides to finding alternatives to both capitalism and socialism. The wider revolutionary nationalist milieu should not ditch their ideals, but they should avoid merely making propaganda for their national utopia. They should take action to make positive steps towards it, whilst bringing real benefits to their respective tribes in the short to medium term. Taking practical steps to bring about mini-schemes based on the ideas outlined above should be near the top of any National Anarchist's agenda. Revolutionary nationalists within trade unions should argue for corporatist solutions to industrial fistycuffs, most workers will see the logic in it more than Marxist fairy tales.

National Anarchists, revolutionary nationalists and Third Positionists should not focus on economics alone. It's no good transforming the economy, if from a cultural perspective the masses in the western democracies remain wedded to consumerism. Ultimately we need a national rebirth - culturally, socially, politically and economically.

Berrocscir's Banner notes that the English Radical Alliance are recommending Alternative Green - a great little magazine that is overlooked by the revolutionary nationalist milieu. It's under rated and really should have it's own website.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Breaking down the empires

Alfred found learning dead and he restored it
Education neglected and he revived it
The laws powerless and he gave them force
The Church debased and he raised it
The land ravaged by a fearful enemy from which he delivered it
Alfred's name will live as long as mankind shall respect the past

The word indigenous is currently the big no-no according to our liberal elites, so your author was heartened to see this news item on the Cross of St George English nationalist forum last week. The reality of the Wessex Wyvern fluttering over an historic English city bought much cheer to old Berrocscir here! That King Alfred, one of England's national heroes, was commemorated like this makes a welcome change from the usual spectacle of rainbow flags (is sexual orientation to be publicly 'celebrated'? There's me thinking it was a personal matter. What about those who are indifferent to certain bedroom habits, or those - within certain constraints - hostile to them?) or that EU rag that is becoming increasingly ubiquitous, let loose upon the masses. In the 21st century the Wessex Wyvern also represents a a crucial link to the past and an authentic regionalism based on a common history, dialect and culture. One that stands in stark contrast to the artificial, meaningless Euro regions foisted on us from Whitehall at Brussels' bidding.

The region is the first building block to a tribal identity. As Edmund Burke said
To be attached to the subdivision, to love the little platoon we belong to in society, is the first principle (the germ as it were) of public affections

Human society needs to break down the empires and begin the journey of returning to its organic, tribal roots. The starting point for this is the region.

Wheel of the year
I write on All Saints Day and we are well into my favourite time of the year. This started at the Autumn Equinox and takes in Michaelmas (September 29th) when amongst other things, goose is traditionally eaten in order to secure a prosperous year ahead.

November (called 'blood month' by the Anglo-Saxons, the time when animals went to slaughter) has a very English feel to it. After All Hallows Eve (at the time of writing, yesterday) we have Guy Fawkes Night and Remembrance Day approaching. Thankfully, they remain higher up in the in the national consciousness than the UN Day for This or That.