Friday, 5 August 2011

Parish pump politics


This was the England that Soldiers fought for in those world wars: they may have come from factories and offices, yet they did not fight for Manchester or Birmingham, but for the likes of  Chipping Campden and Lavenham .                                   
Roy Strong, Visions of England, (Bodley Head, 2011)
It's been argued here before, and it's worth stressing again, that the Nationalist spirit is primarily concerned with rural living. Industry and urban life gave rise to those fair weather friends Capitalism and Marxism. These two hatched liberalism, imperialism and the latter day horrors of multiculturalism, cosmopolitanism and globalism. It's because of all this that modern Nationalist theory has retreated back to the agrarian vision - the countryside, market town, village, farm and homestead. Knowing that our forefathers built them, it may be painful admitting that our cities and towns are essentially lost to us. But the bigger picture means that Nationalists need to make a tactical withdrawal to the countryside. Besides, one thing on our side is that the rural idyll still commands great popular appeal.

Nationalism is the only real antidote to globalism and National Anarchism is anti-globalism taken to its logical conclusion. National Anarchism defines localism and parish pump politics as sovereign. This post from Berrocscir's Banner last year, linked to Richard Hunt's The Natural Society - a work which National Anarchists should find useful. It is a good primer for the National Anarchist ideal of federated autonomous villages. Far-fetched? Maybe. But if you can't look to the stars, you might as well shop at Tescos.

Away from the 9 to 5 this week, for Lammas, I paid a pilgrimage of sorts to West Kennet Long Barrow, where the earthly remains of 46 of our collective neolithic ancestors were laid. As the tractors in the field to the south sailed in a sea of gold, bringing in the first fruits, I picked an ear of wheat - for the soil - and a poppy - for blood. I placed them at the entrance to the tomb. Our task as tribalists is to enrich blood and soil. Of course, not all of us can up sticks and march off to a Pioneer Little Europe, but we can at least evangelise the ideal and adopt aspects of the PLE in our everyday lives.