Sunday, 24 January 2010

The population tragedy

The population time bomb is the elephant in the room. Go and look at a world population graph for this past millennium - it's chilling. Anti-globalists including nationalists should be addressing it. Your editor is no expert in the field of demography, but it is clear that the current rate of population growth is unsustainable. Rising populations in the 'undeveloped' world will trigger higher and higher levels of immigration to the West putting more and more pressure on their infrastructures, their transport systems, schools and services. It will mean more roads, housing, concrete, alienation.

While Berrocscir's Banner acknowledges that some cities in the past have produced strong, cohesive communities, starting in the medieval period and continuing until the mid 20th century, today urban sprawls have become evil, un-natural places full of unfulfilled, unhappy people. This may sound over the top, but the argument that man loses his innate spirituality in an urban environment where he can no longer see the horizon is a strong one. People are NOT mere cogs in the machine - the consumers and producers that both capitalism and communism wishes them to be. But the urban environment is the ideal place to mold them into robots that will have to contend with overcrowding and psychological hammering.

We can't go on developing, building, building, urbanising and burying our beautiful lands under tarmac. Nationalists of all shades should champion the rural ideal. It was close to the natural world where national and regional identity, belonging, kinship and community evolved. It is in the rural setting where it has the best chance to flourish today. Folk-community building has the greatest chance in a rural setting, preferably where people can occupy meaningful work in economies they have some say in.

The land and the green fields make a nation, not the high rise. The 19th century utopian socialists around William Morris had a slogan - 'The plough is a better backbone than the factory' - and they were right.

UKRAINE RIPE FOR SECESSION
Following on from last week's post it looks like neo-liberalism and the globalist agenda have won the day in the Ukrainian presidential elections. Viktor Yanukovych topped the poll, winning out over Yulia Tymoshenko. Although Yanokovych is the slightly less pro-New World Order of the two, being as he is slightly more pro-Kremlin (with the Kremlin being slightly less under the global jackboot than other 'democracies') the results are not good for genuine anti-globalists. The nationalist vote wasn't what it should have been: Oleh Tyahnybok, candidate for the nationalist All-Ukrainian Union - 'Freedom', picked up 352,000 votes (1.4%) while the national conservative Yuriy Kostenko for the Ukrainian Peoples Party only managed 54,000.

Also of note was the vote for the pro-Russian Communist Party of Ukraine fell by half a million from 2004 to 800,000. The CPU is to all intents and purposes a National Communist formation so their loss of votes suggest a decline in Ukrainian national sentiment...More on National Communism in a later post.

Looking at the demographics of the poll is telling.Yanokovych did best in the ethnically Russian east of the country with Tymoshenko dominating in the ethnically Ukrainian west. Tyahnybok's hard line Ukrainian nationalist vote was highest in the far west. Berrocscir's Banner's tenner is on the Ukraine to be the most likely state to devolve along ethnic lines in the years ahead.

KEEPIN' IT TRIBAL
It is welcoming to see the English National Resistance in their New Year statement outline their intent to concentrate on community work. Whilst street based stuff is what defines the Autonomous Nationalist creed, and with ENR stating they will not be moving entirely away from 'outreach' and PR activity, it's great to see independently-minded activists adopting a vital tribalist approach.

Talking of the Auto-Nat scene, the Irish based Folk Advance is a welcome addition to the milieu.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

Anarchy in the Ukraine

Ukrainians go to the polls today in the first round of their Presidential elections with the run-off being scheduled for 7th February. Voters have 18 candidates to choose from, but, unfortunately the two front runners are Yulia Tymoshenko and Viktor Yanukovych - both essentially pro-NATO, EU and US - both therefore willing servants of the ever omnipresent global new world order. The best, then, that can come out of this is a respectable showing from the nationalist candidates from the Ukrainian Peoples Party and the All-Ukrainian Union. Well, we shall see this week.

There is still a significant degree of friction between the majority ethnic Ukrainian population (77% and mainly in the west of the country) and ethnic Russians (18% and mainly in the east) A long term solution would be the gradual secession of the Russians into their own autonomous eastern state - a first small step towards the kind of devolved, decentralised ethnic homelands envisaged by National Anarchists.

AMERICAN MILITIAS BOUNCE BACK
Berrocscir's Banner notes with interest this Daily Telegraph article from last month which reports a resurgence of the patriot militia movement in the United States. Ultimately, if the militias want to defend and safeguard their values then they have no interest in maintaining what the USA has become and now represents. They should work towards secession - either for their own states alone, or with others in smaller confederations. These secessionist states could readopt the constitution and the values of the American Revolution that today's militias hold dear. American patriots should work to break down the the US empire, they will not stop being Americans with the death of the USA.

The secessionist movement in the States is more widespread than you might think. The Middlebury Institute is a good place to start for the curious.

COMING UP
A look at the elephant in the room - the world population tragedy.
The joys of the Farmer's Market phenomenon

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Narcissism begins at home

To start the year, here's potted biography of your editor. I was meaning to put it on my profile but it turns out it's too long...so it'll have to be a post. It's a brief explanation of my political evolution.

I started out on the Anarchist/Libertarian Communist scene and was particularly inspired by Syndicalism. By the early 2000s a minority on the Left began to question immigration and multiculturalism and I followed the ensuing net-based debates with interest. This acted as a catalyst for me to start questioning my own Leftist worldview of internationalism and cultural Marxism. I began reading nationalist material on the web, particularly the stuff by the now defunct UK-based National Revolutionary Faction and essays by David Michael which influenced me greatly towards my gradual conversion to National Anarchism.

I began reading up on other strains of nationalism which reassured me that being a nationalist need not conflict with my anti-capitalism, anti-imperialism and anti-globalism (principals which I continue to hold to this day) I was angry with myself for embracing the leftist stereotype which paints nationalism as reactionary, but we live and learn!

I started Berrocscir's Banner intending it to be a commentary on the political fringe, but later took the decision to make it a blog with a specific National Anarchist outlook and to champion other anti-globalist movements from across the political spectrum while also supporting other tribalist tendencies similar to National Anarchism.

IS MY TEAM PLOUGHING?
I wonder if the deceased subject of A.E. Houseman's poem from A Shropshire Lad would have perhaps been familiar with Plough Monday, which this year falls tomorrow. Berrocscir's Banner says "hat's off" to the cultural revivalists that still celebrate this important day in the folk calendar, thus helping to maintain an English identity in the face of bland, synthetic and rootless modernism. Those interested can read up on Plough Monday and its associations here

Quote of the month
Never make equal what is unequal - Nietzsche