Sunday, 28 November 2010

Mountain folk must decide

The current Sino-Indian military standoff in the far North East Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh shows how two aspiring empires can both be wrong.

The peoples of that region, their identities, destinies and wealth are not to be fought over by two emerging neo-imperialisms. Beijing cannot play the victim: Arunachal's neighbour is Tibet, not China. India should recognise that its borders have their origins in the Raj.

Arunachal Pradesh (meaning land of the dawn lit mountains) is home to two dozen animist tribes, nearly as many Buddhist ones, and also a handful of Hindu ethnic groups. All are distinct from one another as they are as worthy as each other. They can determine their own futures both independently from each other and certainly from macro-ethnic, multicultural supra-states.

Although, at least, India's internal geopolitical system does include several semi-autonomous regions, the list does not include Aranachal Pradesh. Its peoples do not deserve Indian troops swarming over their lands.

Huge political entities like India are creaking under their own contradictions. The Kashmiri story is one of many. In China it is the same. National Anarchists and radical nationalists recognise that societies work best when they are a cohesive, organic whole...That is, when they are TRIBAL. Multicultural, multi-ethnic societies lack common identities, aims and aspirations. With many different voices shouting for themselves multicultural societies lack a moral compass and stagger forward with no common goal.

As both India and China grow into neo-liberal global super powers, so their respective artificial supra-nationalisms will emerge. This can only threaten swathes of diverse and beautiful human cultures, within a wider global new world order.

National Anarchist arguments are needed nowhere more in 2010 than in Arunachal Pradesh.

Monday, 15 November 2010

A very English experiment

Further to this blog's post of  the 19th September , the English Unity Committee has quickly morphed into the English People's Party which will be officially launched this coming Saturday ( St Edmund's Day )

The EPP is an attempt to forge (tactical?) unity between ethno and so-called 'civic' nationalists in order to pursue shared common goals...

Now if you take some dictionary definition, 'civic-nationalism' would involve the state as some sort of rallying point. This is to make the ever-popular misassumption  that the nation has something to do with the state. Of course National Anarchists and their Tribalist allies interpret 'civic' nationalism as an extension of cultural Marxism. It has been a  semi-conscious internationalist rearguard action from the the time of the New Left and its subsequent antecedents, which  has been partially successful in tackling the Tribalist instinct and ethnic loyalty.

That said, there are liberals around who genuinely wish to see an independent England, both from the UK and the EU. For this reason those ethno-nationalists involved in the EPP project should be applauded. The principal of unity in diversity is one Berrocscir's Banner wholeheartedly promotes.

The reality of English independence from the UK and the EU would be an incredible victory for all tendencies opposed to the global New World Order. It remains to be seen how the EPP 'experiment' will develop. Berrocscir's Banner is in no way proud to push a 'glass half empty' view about any new initiative, but in this case it remains guarded: the liberal-fascist urge is an obstinate one (you see, they really do believe in what they are doing) However, if the EPP endures it will prove that the 'unity in diversity' tactic can indeed work. Often, for National Anarchists and our allies in these dark times, it's a case of softly, softly catchy monkey.

If nothing else the EPP project at least hints at  a bit of soul searching by some within the civic camp...We'll see

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Diversity is strength

The real advantage of the National Anarchist worldview is that it overlaps and is compatible with so many other anti-capitalist tendencies. It has similarities with strains of nationalism, socialism, national liberation, the Third Position, the regionalists and localists, the distributionists and advocates of Social Credit, the agrarians and back-to-the-land types, the deep ecologists and greens. Yet National Anarchism does not seek to dominate the anti-globalist movement. National Anarchists recognise that unity in diversity is the key when looking to challenge the New World Order. National Anarchists do not seek to coerce others. Is it not a little fanciful to expect the multi-culturalists and dyed-in-the wool liberals to throw in the towel? If people want to live in multi-cultural communities, leave them to it. It would be a waste of time trying to convince the socially liberal of the tribalist message (at least as a movement - National Anarchists might have more luck on an individual basis!) And although liberal/red-fascism is rife within the leftist mindset - well, two wrongs don't make a right.

By the same token, it is unlikely and undesirable that National Anarchists will ever come to dominate the nationalist/tribalist wing of the anti-capitalist/globalist movement. National Anarchism is anti-totalitarian and recognises that diverse movements are the product of the diverse world we seek to preserve.

Following on from this, National Anarchism has the potential to become a guiding principal of influence over the nationalist and tribalist milieu, and certainly National Anarchists can work alongside and within all anti-globalist currents - if they will have us. We need a plurality - it is essential if we want progress and results. Ideological purity is a luxury we cannot afford - diversity is strength.

Expanding on this theme Berrocscir's Banner believes National Anarchism is close to the autonomous nationalist movement - there are several similarities despite the latter's statism. Both share anti-imperialist and anti-consumerist principals and both are interested in building intentional communities and/or counter-cultural networks which can facilitate an independent tribalist lifestyle in line with our ideals. And with regard to the European diaspora, National Anarchists might also find common ground with the Metal/industrial music sub-culture. Directing NA propaganda at this youth movement may prove fruitful: It is naturally tribalistic, 99.9% European and it is big on the history, identity, heritage and symbolism of our collective ancestry.

And, in Europe at least, National Anarchists should look to the countryside as a fertile area for growth. The village and the market town are generally more socially conservative and traditionalist. Their people tend to have a stronger sense of identity and place than urbanites, and have a greater tribalist instinct, self-reliance, independence and autonomy. Rural populations tend to be predominately mono-ethnic and mono-cultural, while the cities are increasingly the preserve of multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and are generally socially  liberal. There is more promise in National Anarchism finding a positive audience in rural areas than in the metropolis.