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.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The fog of war

What is happening in Libya? Reports that Pro-Gaddafi fighters have taken control of Bani Walid and that some Gaddafite 'Green Resistance' continues in Gharyan, Assabia, Sabha and even Tripoli and Bengazi seem unfounded - no official confirmation is forthcoming.

Unlike some radical nationalist voices, Berrocscir's Banner has no love for Gaddafi the man, brute, tyrant. But his Green Book and Third Universal Theory have their merits: anti-globalist, decentralist, with aspects of corporatism and distributism - all encompassed within a radical arab-nationalist framework. If there are truly forces in Libya still loyal to the ideals of the Jamahiriya, then they should form a political party/movement to take their ideas to the masses. Of course the NTC may well pass laws a la denazification...

But what DOES seem apparent is that the NTC is facing growing opposition from the militias along tribal lines. The trouble in Bani Walid seems to centre of the local Warfalla tribe. What's the NTC's problem? What's wrong with letting Bani Walid runs it's own affairs as a city state, guided by the Warfalla -  at least until free and fair elections.

The Berbers too, are not happy. What we need to see is the NTC to continue tentative talks with all the tribes including the Tuaregs and move toward a loose Libyan federation along tribal lines. Or is that not in the puppet master's interests?

Raise a glass to the Ploughman's Poet
Couldn't let this dispatch go without sending greeting to all Scots and those of Scottish descent on this Burn's Night - Have a good one!

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Friday, 20 January 2012

All the tribes must flower

As Libya threatens to fall to warlordism, the Tuareg - a nomadic Berber people in North Africa - under the flag of the newly formed National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad , have been fighting and falling for that most logical (and spiritual) of human dignities: self-determination and autonomy along tribal lines. Their demand? Independence from and autonomy in northern Mali. It is a duty for National Anarchists to highlight and support their struggle - as indeed we should encourage all national liberation movements. A free Tuareg federation across the north of Africa fits within the National Anarchist worldview. The Left Anarchists dogmatically reject national liberation, placing - as they do - class above blood. Leave them in their corners. Social class can play a pivotal role within social movements and National Anarchists should always side with the toilers of all humanity against the robber barons of globalism. But history shows the tribal instinct is far greater that soulless textbook logic. The Marxoid obsession in trying homogenise humanity into worker-citizens of the world is understandably alienating.The answer is not to fight the tribal urge but to go with it! Vive le difference!

Mali, as with all states, should crumble - not from internationalist revolution but from national liberation. We move further toward a National Anarchist society by by ethno-secession - on the cards in Mali and Libya and, hey even the UK and US given time! National Anarchists should encourage the drive to national liberation - but we are human! Spread our message so that it appeals to reason - not a drop of blood need ever be spilt!