Thursday, 26 January 2012

Progress

Did the Libyan NTC read ol' Berrocscir's post yesterday and take heed?! So perhaps Bani Walid becoming a city state (which, incidentally, is what the English Radical Alliance propose for Liverpool ) is not so much wishful thinking. The Malian government meanwhile, despite continued fighting, seem willing to negotiate with the Tuareg National Movement for the Liberation of the Azawad - ceasefire permitting. Over in Myanmar (Burma) a peace deal between the regime the Karen National Union will hopefully see gains for the Karen cause.

Will 2012 be a year of gains for national liberation? This is what we must have if we are to break the globalist grip. States must wither, but they cannot through proletarian revolution. Only through a process of decentralisation may we march toward something resembling the National Anarchist way.

This extract from the Wessex Regionalists blog yesterday illustrates one English Road to Tribalism:

Nationalism means an England no less badly governed than it already is as part of the UK. London would remain dominant, regional differences would continue to go unacknowledged. Those differences matter at a profound cultural level, though the case for regionalism would be no less real even if they did not exist. Firstly, it is simply inefficient to refer decisions to London when they could be made much closer to home. Secondly, decisions made in London ‘in the overall public interest’ are not effectively informed by the perspective of those who live elsewhere and so in practice always reinforce London’s dominance. And thirdly, as we move into the post-oil age, the argument for smaller political units built around clusters of regional-scale infrastructure will be at least as compelling as ancient cultural loyalties.
Those loyalties are not about to disappear. There’ll always be an England, but it will have a different meaning and role once it has to share the limelight with Wessex, Mercia and the like. It will have to, because the sane, humane, ecological England we need is one that respects and values its regions even more than itself – just as regions in turn need to treasure their counties, cities, boroughs and so on. It’s the only England worth having, the only England that deserves to emerge triumphant from the forthcoming cultural and political struggle. In truth, it’s not about England, and never has been. It’s about whose England. And who gets to choose between the paths.
The staff here at Berrocscir Towers hope these honourable regionalists use the term 'Nationalism' in the civic sense and in terms of a political nation-state - not in the ethnic sense. They can think what they like about who is English, no skin off our nose, but as to their ideas on cultural and political regional devolution - your Editor couldn't have put it better.