Monday, 28 March 2011

The Misnomer Of Extremist Politics - Part One



Run for it Marjory!!! The Extremists are Coming!


We often hear about 'extremism' in society. The word usually stems from the mouths of mainstream political parties and the mainstream media when they discuss anything which is not suitable to themselves and their own 'middle ground' positions.

Thanks to the proliferation of its use in modern British discourse, I am sure the general public will have a clear vision in their minds as to what such extremism might entail.

That vision is most likely going to include 'English Defence Leagues', Islamic 'Hate' Groups, and of course British National Party members, leaders and supporters.

With this in mind, I thought we could take a quick look at what may be deemed as being 'extremist' politics, ask whether it is a justified label for 'nationalists' and pose the question of whether extremist regimes are actually already carrying out their extreme ideas right under our noses.



This suggestion may well seem absurd to much of the general public, but I think that their scepticism would  primarily be due to how most people are too busy and pre-occupied to really pay close enough scrutiny to what is actually happening in this country and to wider Europe. They have jobs, children, family troubles, financial worries, meals to cook, cars to repair and in some cases grass to mow.

When they do manage to have a sit down and some time to themselves, they are more likely (and completely understandably) going to sit in front of the television and indulge in escapism -whether that be celebrity culture, EastEnders, or the opium of the masses - football.

(Even "Lonely Planet", the famous traveller's guide has had a little to say about this nation's celebrity orientated nature, but to be honest, further evidence of a slip into this kind of society is not all that hard to find!).

These people are not likely to become political junkies and start researching different political and societal ideologies, whether that be 'far left' or 'far right'.

Instead, they will tend to listen to the headline news, receive the daily diet of  hand picked topical 'issues' and plod along with their lives. This is perhaps the reverse, or opposite extreme of 'extremism' as we know it.  Yet, in many ways it is an extremism all in itself. An extreme of ignorance and apathy. This is a place where the government would ideally like them to remain.

Things move very fast out there now, both within our lives and within the media schedule.  The 24 hour rolling media seems to move so fast that the ability to scrutinise anything (to the level it needs to be resolved) seems impossible, which is something not beyond the realms of being a conspiracy in itself.

Not only is the nature of this rolling news a problem, but the omitting of information required to make a decision is a tactic that is also often employed,  let alone a conscious choice made at editorial levels of what is to be made newsworthy at all. This makes it even harder for people to really scrutinise (and thread together) what is actually happening.

Nationalists, however, are often above average in their scrutiny - even according to one of our detractors.

We tend to take a bit more of an interest in issues and continue to scrutinise them long after the rolling media has chewed the issue up and spat it out for the next one. This is something that is healthy in a functioning society and is not at all extremist.

"Nothing British" is a Conservative Party front group established by various 'hooray henry' types from the Conservative Party. It is aimed towards stemming the loss of votes to 'mainstream' parties (like theirs) by scaremongering about (and misrepresenting) the British National Party.

This grouping produced research findings last year concerning the issue of trying to establish why people were leaving the 'main three' parties in such vast numbers, seeing as membership and donations to all of these parties has dwindled quite dramatically whilst the potential voter base for smaller parties like UKIP and the British National Party has increased almost equally significantly.

(This was recently confirmed in a national poll by another one of our detractors, Searchlight, which claimed that approximately half of the United Kingdom would vote for a "far right" party if it was not associated with violence - therefore, how opinions of half the country can be described as "extremist" positions, I do not know!).

According to the "Nothing British" document:
In our poll of these voters, and in the focus groups that gave us the chance to hold more detailed conversations with them, we found that these fringe party voters were often intensely political.
They did not care about party politics in the way that MPs and journalists do, but they thought hard and knew a lot about the issues they cared about and which affected them.

Of all the people we spoke to across the country in our research, the UKIP and BNP voters were some of the best informed
in the sense that they read newspapers – reading both the news stories and the columnists – and followed the news closely on TV and radio.
Unlike the non-voters, who got annoyed enough to really engage on politics only when you pushed them, the BNP and UKIP voters had a “world view” which came out immediately without being asked.

This anger came out throughout the poll we conducted, and was reflected in part by their pessimism about the future of Britain.
For example, while mainstream voters were pretty evenly divided as to whether they thought Britain was on the right or wrong track, BNP voters thought Britain was on the wrong track by 68-20 percent, and UKIP voters by 43-40 per cent.
It should come as no surprise that these 'hooray henry' people (which seem to 'tag team' society on both the perceived left and right of the political spectrum) live in a different world to the rest of us and struggle to understand what is going on.

I find even the most subtlest of things very telling in the report, such as that of British National Party voters apparently not caring about "party politics" - the Punch and Judy antics which the authors and their chums in the media tend to consume themselves with. We see through the flim-flam circus act and we are not quite so easily distracted by it as other people.

Is this propensity to have a 'world view', to be 'intensely political', to 'know a lot about' issues now deemed as 'extremist' and 'fringe'?

It begs the question of what they would prefer people to be like....apathetic? ill informed? politically illiterate? No solid world view and endlessly lost in a confused state?

For such a rabildy hostile organisation (unless they were throwing the 'undecided masses' a bone to try and  flatter them back into the fold), I guess that they had no option but to serve us with this delicious little morsel about how they found our voters to be some of the most informed on current affairs and how they "thought hard and knew a lot about the issues they cared about".

This is how politics should be. Passionate. When we look at the figures in politics now, where are the genuine conviction politicians? They are very few and far between. They are more likely to have criminal convictions for defrauding the public purse than deep moral convictions.

Enoch Powell was probably one of the last great mainstream 'conviction' politicians we had; somebody who held such intelligence and somebody who lived and breathed by their self observed principles based on that very knowledge and insight.

David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Milliband, Ed Balls, they are all show and no substance, so bland and so flip-floppy that they all blend into the same persona.

They are so bland they send people into a comatose, like a toxic lullaby from which they can weave their poisonous politics virtually undetected to the dozy electorate.

Things have become so limp that anybody who has a maverick edge to them are deemed 'extreme' and 'fringe'.

The only mainstream politician I still tend to have a bit of time for in the 'main three' is former Labour MP, Frank Field. At least Frank rebels in his own party and 'tells it like it is' rather than masking everything. It doesn't matter if I agree with him or not, he has his beliefs and convictions and he tries to stick to them. I respect that.

Is standing up for what you believe in now an "extreme" thing to do when it contradicts the established order of the party or current hegemony?

I also found it very telling when the producers of the 'Nothing British' document bemoaned how

"{BNP and UKIP voters'} suspicions of the political class are so entrenched that they cannot be bought by hollow promises, a change of tone or by 'talking about' key issues"

Does this mean in other words, that not only are the UKIP and BNP supporters they interviewed acting upon knowledge they have accrued, but that the 'toffs' behind Nothing British would ideally like to buy these voters back to the mainstream by providing them with hollow promises, continual change of tone (mood music) and their endless 'talk' and "reassurances" without actually taking any action?

Anything other than doing this, according to the report, is seen as a "challenge" to the 'mainstream' parties - and we all know that "challenge" is a modern euphemism for "problem".

So, acting at the behest of the public and actually doing something to echo those views is now a "problem"?

This lip service is exactly how these people have operated for decades through both the Labour and Conservative times in office, mostly at the behest of those 'non-voters' and less 'aware' public which they can manipulate and manage more easily with the mood music.

It should be no wonder then, that they want people to be brought 'back into the fold', lulled back to sleep and further sheered like sheep. (Or should that be 'cash cows'?)

Is it "extremism" to not allow ourselves to be "handled" and treated with such contempt? Is it 'extremism' to actually expect democracy to be upheld? I do not think so.

Regarding the general public they cite in the report, I do understand how it is quite easy in a Western civilisation of individualism, leisure and entertainment, for them to 'zone out' and live without a care to these things until they personally bite them on the backside.

The 'make do and mend' and 'let's try and make the best of it' attitude is indeed a trait of our people too.We often have no other choice than to be pragmatic when we see little other option that we can take on the ground level.

When 15 Somali's are shuffled into the local tower block through housing allocation programs, what exactly are people supposed to do about it even if they were bothered?

It is exactly this 'disconnect' from the wishes of the people (and their inability to "do something" about it) that successive Labour and Conservative governments have exploited for decades.

They have imposed upon us things we have been powerless to do anything about; and when people have been demonstratively concerned about what is taking place, the government elite have imposed whole rafts of legislation to silence them and subdue them, to make them feel ashamed, ignorant, even nasty.

Admittedly, I should not be so generalising and demeaning and I should refrain from treating the non political public with such contempt. They might be much more aware than I (and others) give them credit for, especially seeing as some things are simply unavoidable to notice or hear about.

Yet I cannot help ask myself; Do they investigate things?, Do they stay awake at night worrying about it?, Do they live it and breathe it as principled politics? I happen to doubt it in the majority of cases - although the 'financial downturn' and its effects are certainly sharpening people up and focussing their interest at the moment.

This is perhaps what differentiates us nationalists from the rest of society. We are not content to just slumber along and bump from one crisis to the next.


The love of our country, of our race, of our history and our culture surpasses anything the other parties can ever offer. You cannot manufacture that, as it has to come from within the individuals and within the party ethos.

We care deeply about grander things, so much so that they cannot tempt us with platitudes and self interest for the here and now. Not only do we care about what happens in the span of our own lifetime, but we care for that of our future generations to come, long into the future.

If that is "extremism", then it is my belief that extremism is the best form.

We are only temporary custodians of our country, like our forefathers were for us. It is our duty to look ahead to their future time, not just obsess about the trivial plights of our own time.

This notion seems to be utterly alien to most people now, especially in the mainstream parties. Perhaps many people deem it foolhardy in this selfish and self obsessed society.

However, I am a nationalist. I am not on a waiting list for housing. I am not on a waiting list for healthcare (luckily). I am not a victim of crime. My job has not (yet) been put at risk by imported labour. I am not a student and have no debt with fees. There is a pattern emerging here, as you will tell.

So, how do they explain this, when they like to find endless 'circumstance' as excuses for a drift away from the mainstream?

I can answer that puzzle for them free of charge.

I have had enough time on my hands at the expense of not "binge drinking" my weekends away and going to football matches etc to figure out and investigate some aspects of the world and how it works, and how it affects the things I care about. I have been inquisitive.

Those people like me, who have spent a lot of time figuring out what is going on and what will be coming in the future, they have often gravitated to the British National Party (and to UKIP) - which surely shows that when people start to understand what is at stake, they become much more concerned about politics and much more unabashed at what they say and how (and who and what) they are seen to align themselves with.  

Again, in the eyes of the 'mainstream', this is then tended to be termed "extremism" or "fringe".

Any deviation from the "common view" pushed by the mainstream ideologues, no matter how well studied or founded, is presented as "extreme" and something which has to be curtailed because it will upset the mainstream dominance and overturn the societal apple cart.

'Far right', for example, is a label that has long been applied to anything which deviates from this present hegemony. The very notion of what is 'extreme' has thus been twisted to the point that people often cannot see a tyranny which is emerging right in front of their noses - directly at the hands of this 'mainstream' political and social hegemony.

Much like an illusionist's spectator being focally misdirected for a successful trick to be carried out, the public  are also told to look the other way for that 'extremism' stuff  - especially at the 'bogeymen' like the British National Party. (If it wasn't the British National Party, it would be whatever other vehicle that fills the same ground).

These people therefore tend to push the idea that the British National Party is a fringe, lunatic, extremist "far right" party of "fascists", "haters" and "thugs", based on nothing but "prejudice" and "bigotry" to things they "do not understand" - something that is "dangerous" and for people so "stupid" that they pose a serious risk to all life itself.

Given this narrative, who would want to associate with that? Who would want to think of themselves as being in agreement to anything they have to say? This is the game which they play.

They know that people would rather 'make believe' and listen to the aforementioned mood music of mainstream parties in the misguided hope that a change is just around the corner - and  true to form, those who wish to whisper these literal 'sweet nothings' into their ear will endlessly do so; to maintain the hegemony and power structure they all rely upon.

Away from those with direct vested interests to say such things like 'thugs', 'haters', 'nazi's', 'bigots' etc - it is likely that the vast majority of "ordinary" non-political people who repeat them will not have even visited the party website - and certainly would not have looked at their manifesto policies or even begun to contemplate what motivates us to hold these kinds of positions.

Generally they just repeat what they are told to believe, or, because they do not understand the aspects which drive our positions, they act out their own ignorance by 'self interpreting' what they 'think' we 'think'.

It becomes so absurd that I often have to laugh out aloud at their ignorance of what they perceive our ignorances to be. It mystifies them through their ignorance, so they tend to see no sense in it and then go on to project that ignorant notion on to us.

In light of this, one tends to get the impression that the majority of the population will primarily be basing their ideas of the whole party and its message upon nothing more than a manufactured image and a reductionist caricature of what we are about.

There will of course be occasional examples in nationalism which conform to stereotype (often due to confrontational  and highly provocative taunting by extremists on the 'far left'), but perhaps this is more because some people are attracted to the media stereotype and go on to fulfil it - even though it is not representative of who we are and what principles we are all here for.

Not taking the time to understand the fundamentals of different parties and reading their manifesto positions is  lazy. Not taking the trouble to be open minded and look at life from another's perspective and truly understand their position is also lazy.

It is easy to 'go with the flow', to believe in happy clappy concepts of universal brotherhood and not take any real position on anyone or anything. Most of us have been brainwashed and conformist to the  liberal understanding of the world since birth. Egalitarianism, cultural relativity, guilt, critical theory, etc seem to saturate society.

It is not hard to see the alleged 'goodness' of these concepts. It is not hard to understand the aims, objectives and desires of some kind of John Lennon "imagine" communitarian future.

However, it is hard to be critical of this and it is hard to challenge ones self to understand what other people's reality is and come to see why this utopian communist goal of a one-world entity is not just flawed but deeply immoral, something that can only lead to a terrible future because of the flaws.

It is telling that these very same objectives have been tried in different forms, leaving over 50 Million people dead in it's wake, yet it is still actively worked towards without question!

Challenging the flow takes the ability of being able to think critically. It is "uncomfortable", it is hard work to be seen as "nasty" for not following the herd on the "love train".

Not many can muster the time, discomfort or effort. Many of us nationalists have taken the time to try and absorb ourselves into these things, myself being one of them.

Do I know everything? Am I professor in these subjects? Can I remember everything I have picked up in the last decade? Am I confident enough to say I am right and everyone else is wrong?

No. Not entirely.

I am just an ordinary person who is not comfortable as to where things are heading - and has sought answers as to why things have happened, who has been responsible and has had the intelligence to see where things will end up later.

Is the ability to be so self critical and analytic of positions, theories, ideologies, religions etc in this way the traits of an ignorant and 'prejudiced' extremist? I do not think so.

In fact, one could say that it is somewhat extreme to continually vote for these 'mainstream' parties without even reading their manifesto or appreciating where their ideological bases will lead us in the future - a future that lay way beyond the four to five year term of office that they campaign on.

Going along to the polling booth and voting for Liberal Democrats purely because you like a current speech by Vince Cable on the economy or the one by the Conservatives on schools (etc.) is a diabolically ignorant thing to be doing.

Going along to vote for Labour because "of what Maggie did" - or just because "my father voted Labour, his father voted Labour..." is also pretty extreme.

Yet, in combination, this is what millions of people continue do at every election whilst calling us the extremists!  I know, because I used to both vote Labour myself exactly for this reason - and hate the British National Party whilst I did so!.

No party or concept is perfect. Nationalism is not perfect. There is no 'one size fits all' solution. It is a question of elements, balance, winning arguments on merit. This is life.

The pendulum has been pushed the wrong way from neutral, perhaps irretrievably so - and we intend to help it back. Without an opposing set of concepts, there is nothing there to try and put a stop to the other side literally getting away with murder and irreversible destruction.

The people who do not understand the fundamentals of 'different' mainstream parties really need to grasp that many of the 'problematic' things which are happening in this country today are not an unfortunate twist of fate, or accidental outcomes of bad policy.

Some of them are quite planned, right at the fundamental level, based on genuine extremist doctrine.

In the next instalment, I shall expand on why I suggest this.......

3 comments:

  1. Good piece BA. Did you happen to catch 'Analysis' on Radio 4 on Sunday evening? If not, I recommend that you listen to it on the BBC website. First we had 'Red Toryism', and now there is a dreadful ruse being proposed under the name of 'Blue Labour', which is an approach (yes, as you've already guessed it is all about tone and presentation rather than substance of course) designed to try and win back traditional Labour voters who have seen their lives devastated by globalisation and mass immigration (although the report certainly didn't used the term 'devastated'). Many of these have switched directly to the BNP. The report used the example of Amber Valley where the switch to the BNP by circa 3,000 voters seems to have cost Labour a seat.

    Well, having recently visited another of our major cities where 'enrichment' has reached a level as critical as enriched uranium, I lay awake well into the small hours fuming about its seemingly inexorable decline and takeover. Yes, you are very right in noting that a key component of the nationalist psyche is a bond between ourselves and generations past and yet to come. When I think of what our country will be like by the time that the youngest members of my family reach my age should current trends continue, I feel physically sick.

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  2. Thankyou, Durotrigan.

    I often wonder if I am sat here boring the hind legs off a donkey, so it is good to know that at least somebody managed to get through part one of this series without losing the will to live lol.

    I did not hear the programme you mention, but my experience with Radio 4 leads me to already know the topic style, approach, and attitude that will be given off, lol.

    Radio 4? More like Radio Marx. ;)

    I was going to touch on the notions of "Blue Labour" and "Red Tories" in this series at some point. This is perhaps the result of the "third way" of "communitarianism" that spans left and right, or at least, I suspect it to be so.

    I might put myself through the ordeal of listening to it, lol. Cheers.

    Regarding the cities, I really don't like going to them any more either.

    When I was younger I used to like the hustle and bustle, the excitement of being in a big city, I used to love going to find record shops where I would spend literally 6 hours or so sifting through the record racks before heading home.

    Now, I loathe the cities. I hate the volume of people that has really jumped in intensity, I hate the noise, the litter, the amount of ethnics depresses me far too much - and that is me, who lives in a town heavily enriched by Asians.

    But, in the cities, as you know yourself, it is all sorts, everybody is from everywhere except Britain. It sounds daft, but sometimes I am thankful that around here it tends to be just "us" and "them".

    It wasn't really all that long ago, perhaps my fathers generation, that foreigners or people of foreign origin were a more rare occurrence, or were generally tucked away somewhere and hardly noticeable.

    When I look around cities, I cannot get anything else other than the impression we are WAY beyond ever turning this country around, and that we are finished.

    As daft as it sounds, I cannot easily venture to Blackburn. I don't like it. I find it horrible and depressing, the signal of what is to come for the whole nation. Likewise, I try and make excuses not to meet friends at the Trafford Centre in Manchester - that too can be a very alienating and depressing place where you have to put up a shield and try and "ignore it" as much as possible for the duration.

    I do not care if people say that is "racist". It is naturally how I feel. I am resentful of it for all sorts of reasons, and like yourself, I have had it all on my mind in the small hours of the morning.

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  3. Cont'd.

    There really is nowhere to run, and nowhere to hide. It will reach everybody at some stage, and due to demographic structure, it will rise rapidly and speed up faster and faster. That is something that can only get you down in the dumps.

    I need to move and get myself a new house before long. The only reason that the tide has not risen to my immediate area is that the houses are too small for Asian families. They are itching to get in the area I live, for it is the best area in the whole town now.

    Many have snapped up the larger houses, but the smaller ones are never suitable for them - and the planning regulations for extensions and stuff are quite tight.

    However, it is only a matter of time before it reaches a saturation point like the rest of town. For sale signs are flying up all over the place. Ones whose children have flown the nest are tending to buy up the smaller houses.

    We already see women in Burkhas going for country walks and pushing their prams around the area....really a strange sight indeed. It is perhaps even some kind of psychological warfare in that they are trying to get those for sale signs rattling up in the gardens.

    People may laugh, but it has happened elsewhere. It even happened in the United States, where developers and such would send ethnic minorities around the area to lower the prices.

    It makes you think... how bad is it getting when the only reason your area is still relatively safe from rapid transformation, is because the houses are too small? It shows that there is a huge population bulge coming (again).

    The only trouble is, this general area is one of the most "cheapest" to buy housing - and when you are born and bred here on the kind of wages the area commands, and stuck in the same property traps of that, moving far enough away to be comfortable (and to not squander the rest of your life savings on a poor investment - which would be the case if I bought any house in this town)is out of most peoples reach.

    I haven't had a pay rise in 5 years now, whilst the cost of living has gone up a lot, my insurance is rocketing because of "crash for cash" postal codes, we have recently been on a "two day week" at my place of employment because there has been too little work.....so the prospects of living a more idyllic life for the rest of my days as far away as possible is getting ever more thinner.

    I could contemplate moving abroad, but I don't want to feel pushed out of my own country, I want to resist!

    Besides, all nations which Whites have established (or have inherited from birthright) are getting to be the same.

    Australia, Canada, America, France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain, etc - all dealing with the same driving force of subterfuge, mass migration of different ethnicities and of course the cherry on top that is Islamic expansionism via immigration and fecundism.

    Sorry to be so depressive! lol. Let's hope that something turns the situation around, if not for us, but for future generations.

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