Sunday, 29 August 2010

Every little helps...

Berrocscir's Banner notes the passing of Hope Bourne, a remarkable lady who lived off £100 a year. Hope's way of life can teach radical nationalists a thing or two about how to get on with minimal interference from the global, consumerist mega-machine.

As a cowering nine-to-five drone, your editor does at least try to fight back in little ways as should every tribalist stuck in the rat race. Those of us without the time or space for an allotment or homestead-like arrangement can always look to the next best thing. We can look into the possibility of buying fresh, organic produce from friends, neighbours and colleagues. I keep badgering a colleague of mine who keeps hens to sell me half a dozen eggs a week - he keeps forgetting, but hopefully he'll get in the habit one day! Us radical nationalists can also support our local farmers markets instead of the supermarkets. By adopting simple practices like these we can cut out the middle man, and go some way to help create distributist economies and begin keeping our money within our communities and selective tribes. Even doing what I do - buying all your clothing from car boot sales and charity shops, make you that little bit more independent of the system (I draw the line at underwear, I get these from market traders!) You can pick up some great gear too - I recently nabbed a fine Crombie overcoat for a tenner at the local car boot...

I always take a packed lunch and a flask to work - even gestures like this mean less money going to the corporations and chains. All these examples are little victories for us tribalists in a troubled world. I'm also aiming to buy nothing for one day a week. As they say: Every little helps.

GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
The links section on this 'ere weblog has been revamped and includes the wikipedia article on National Anarchism. As someone who is happy with the label I have no real real problem with it apart from the passage As a prelude to a racial civil war... in the intro. Now, I'm not so naive to deny that the road to a National Anarchist nirvana will not involve a bit of a bumpy ride, shall we say. But what is being suggested here? Race riots, racial attacks and pogroms? Ethnic cleansing? The Turner Diaries? No, call me a peacenik, but none of that grabs me. Anyway, National Anarchism for me is more of an aspiration and a philosophy than a concrete political programme. For me it is the ideal of stateless, technologically indifferent or regressive, mono-cultural/ethnic communities. In addition, I have no moral objection to social hierarchy per se - provided it is meritocratic, imbued with a sense of justice, and works for the common good of the folk community. So I'm only an anarchist in the sense that my ideals do not involve state structures. I'm not into equality for equality's sake like leftist/workerist anarchists. Furthermore, while I'm NA at heart I reserve the right to support statist ideologies like Corporatism, or give the nod to other radical nationalist political movements that seek to weild state power.

Seriously challenging the globalist elites when aiming for a tribalist world will be no picnic, but a collective tribalist/radical nationalist/National Anarchist voice must present a positive message and talk of racial war certainly isn't one.

SUDAN SET TO SPLIT?
Talking of state structures, the people of christian Southern Sudan will gt the right to vote in a referendum on whether to secede from the Muslim north. Radical nationalists should hope they go for it. The breaking up of states along cultural lines is a small but significant step towards tribalist hegemony.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Sing as we go

Okay, I admit it - I'm weak. For several years I've entertained a whimsical fancy to "Get rid of the telly" and thereby live free of the system's anaesthetic bile...but I haven't - yet. Trouble is every time I get the 'telly-free' urge, the BBC go and surpass themselves. This time, as well as the excellent Normans, we are now treated to Secret Britain on Sunday nights, which looks set to be well worth sitting down for. Last night's debut included a piece about sunken lanes - English icons if ever there were such things. If strolling down one of these in high summer fails to connect an Englishman to his folkish past, he might as well pack up and move to Morocco.

What really brought a warm smile to your editor's face however, was the piece on Ed and Will - two inexhaustible walkers who sing (with the listener's permission!) lovely old English folk duets (with great harmonies!) Last night's footage included some great footage of the lads entertaining some unsuspecting souls at a bus stop. I don't know how they earn a living but hat's of to 'em both. The obvious passion these lads have for the songs and their performance is the living embodiment of the folk tradition. The way they spoke with reverence about our collective folkish past and our ancestors could warm any tribalist's heart.

Now these boys may or may not view and interpret the world in the same mould as this 'ere blog but BRAVO Ed and Will - you share a love of place, at least, with Berrocscir's Banner.

Catch the show here. The sunken lanes are 28 mins in and Ed and Will follow at 38 mins. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

The Sun shines bright in Leintwardine

Our regular reader may remember the post from last year regarding The Sun pub at Leintwardine, Herefordshire. Back then the pub's future looked uncertain following the passing of Flossie Lane, the landlady of 74 years.

Okay, Berrocscir's Banner won't be winning any awards for breaking headlines, but your editor was delighted to receive the belated news that this gem of an English 'parlour pub' faces a secure future after villagers got together to run it as a going concern ( Hey, this is the Big Society, folks!)

If only all our boozers could boast authentic folk identities like The Sun. Best wishes to the new proprietors/licensees - please just avoid SkySports, Karaoke and Thai menus!

The BBC also ran the story and the pub's own site is here.