Thursday, 29 December 2011

British Nationalism 'Vs' Knotweed

Japanese Knot-weed - A tale of our time?

It has been a while since I have treated you all with one of my crazy analogies (lol) - so I thought it was time I filled the gap.

I originally wrote this as a reply to another article on another site which was orientated around numbers and immigration, but thought I might as well add it to my site now that I had typed it.

Without wanting to be the harbinger of doom too much - we have to wake up to the fact that the writing is already on the wall when it comes to demographic numbers.

It is no longer a case of "taking moderate, toned action on immigration to avert catastrophe later" (as some still suggest). That alone is not anywhere near enough, not any more. The real question is, even if numbers were stopped tomorrow, 'what can we do to turn this existing situation around'?

Stopping further immigration almost completely is the necessary requirement in order to make the former job easier. Therefore that particular aim and aspiration for Nationalism goes without even saying.

The more difficult aspect to wrestle with is how we save ourselves - (should that cease of immigration ever be achieved) - considering what is already planted in our garden.

The seed has already been sown, but we (as a wider nation) have yet to see the full 'flower' burst through into full bloom.

They are currently coming out of the nursery beds in great numbers and will soon be entering the main gardens and going on to further pollinate in the future at twice the previous speed, sometimes cross pollinating with other plants.

The government (the garden tenders) are just adding more and more manure (and talking a lot of it too) to make sure their poisonous plant thrives in territory it was not meant to be potted in. But it isn't really needed - for the beast they have planted already thrives on the conditions of the country's habitat which they have 'kindly' provided for it.

The garden tender encourages their growth, provides their nutrients, etc, whilst ceasing to water the plants that originally made the garden great. Those plants are not reproducing themselves in this newly cultivated and unnatural environment. They are put under strain to help provide for the new plants.

The planters have done such a good job encouraging the new plant that the plant thinks the territory is now theirs just as much as any other plant that was there before it.

To them who brought it here and still bring them here, it looks like a nice addition to spruce up the 'drab' garden a little, but they deliberately chose (and still choose) to ignore the very nature of the plant - a plant which eventually suffocates and extinguishes all existing plants (like Japanese knot-weed) and creates a new monoculture in its wake.

It is not always a brutal fate, but more a slow strangulation and domination which builds as something which at first resembles a garden - and can 'blend in' to some degree or another throughout the process of initial change.

In some people's eyes, "it is green, it has leaves and flowers, what is your problem? Looks like a plant to me, just like any other". And indeed it is, nobody can dispute that - but it is more about where it is planted than whether it is a viable plant or not - with its own merits in its own right, in its own traditional environment.

We are all now seeing the shoots of this plant poke through the native soil, right across the whole of England and many parts of urbanised Wales and Scotland. There are not many places left which have no signs of the shoots beginning to break through - albeit in slightly different forms of the plant.

Clusters and clumps are everywhere, some more established than others. Some parts of the landscape are already overrun, but for most dwellers of the nation they are often areas which are out of sight, and thus out of mind.

It is now apparent to most people that change is underfoot, but people seem to have no idea of the pace and scale at which this plant will grow in just a few short years - and what it means for their future garden landscape.

.....After all, they have now long lived in a garden of subtle variety - and throughout this period they have been informed that all plants bleed green chlorophyll when cut - and that no plant is any better than any other this is nothing to be concerned about at all.

However, like Japanese knot-weed, when the true danger is realised by the common-gardener, the growth rate of this plant will overawe the landscape faster than they can come to terms with it and its effect.

Some of them may clear a new space together and pot some traditional plants well away from the over-run area - but again, like Japanese knot-weed, the environment created there does nothing but entice the invasive plant to germinate there too and get a toe-hold, because they tend to be much nicer and better tended areas.

Before long, the secluded enclave of the garden is unable to defend itself from this intrusion once again. Especially when the existing plants have not had a taste of their future and thus welcome the new addition at first - just like all those before it. The runaway and hide option is not available. There is nowhere to go, and nor will it alter the rest of the situation in the garden if they did find somewhere.

The landscape becomes choked with it, and on the whole the garden becomes increasingly unkempt and unproductive. It no longer resembles (or even smells) like a British garden either.

To remove Japanese knot-weed is extremely hard. It takes a multi-pronged method to prevent its growth and re-growth. It is even harder to remove when many gardeners are unaware and not interested in the threat that is faced by it, and will actually condemn its removal because they have become accustomed to it - and in some cases very fond of it.

The planters and enthusiasts hope it can sell this devastation as a huge benefit for the landscape, citing the tough qualities of the plant (for example) and telling us that it does its job to help global warming by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen, and that its growth rate is therefore a massive bonus for us all - even though all these verbal tricks make no real difference to the fate of the existing flora and fora.

Attempts are also being made to try and genetically splice the different plants together to make people forget the true variety of indigenous plants we once cherished, ready for that monoculture, so that the younger green fingered gardeners of tomorrow will have no knowledge of anything any different than what is already here and planted in our garden today.

To successfully remove Japanese knot weed from the landscape takes some very brutal gardening measures. The history of worldwide landscape gardening teaches us all this and our garden will ultimately be no different to that of other gardens which have had invasive and expansive species planted within the borders and rockeries.

This unfortunately leads to the second question of our time: Do the wider public have the stomach (or understanding of the problem) in order to act accordingly within the time left for the landscape to be saved from ruin?

Are they prepared to get their pitch forks out, flame throwers, tarpaulin sheets etc to smother this problem before it becomes too great to collectively act upon as a whole, no matter what stripe of gardener they were before?

Will the more weak willed gardener even be prepared to turn a blind eye whilst others attempt to take action? Will they ever switch off their X-boxes, football and Coronation Street long enough to even hear the calling we shout, never mind understand it and support it?

Unfortunately, I believe the answer to that question is 'no'. No, they are not and no they will not. They show no signs of doing thus far, anyway. I have little reason to believe they will in the near future either.

The third question is therefore either 'how do we achieve this then?' or 'what do we do then, given this worst case scenario?'.

But this is where I ask you to put your answers on a postcard to Gardeners World........because I suspect that is the answer which we all seek, and no matter how many articles we read and write, how many silly 'flash in the pan' campaigns we have, how many comments we write to papers and blogs, how much we moan etc - the answer is not going to materialise.

All we can do is cultivate conditions which are geared towards helping and pushing forward, just in case, through a miracle of some kind, that an unexpected turn occurs and we can tend to our garden once again.

In many ways, we all know what the answer needs to be - but we cannot envision it happening, nor face it, even if it was popular and well backed, which it isn't.

No matter what we do, we will tend to be seen as thugs who are ruining a picnic in the public garden by ripping up what we believe are dangerous and poisonous plants that will suffocate the picnic dwellers in the end.

We are extreme gardeners acting with good horticultural knowledge - the picnic people are not green fingered. They are just out to have a "good time".

They are like city kids who have no knowledge of animal welfare in the countryside, who are going to be angry and annoyed that the sacred cow of their immediate surrounding is being shot in the head - even though it was riddled with TB, had broken its leg, was a threat to the rest of the herd and was suffering greatly.

They only see the horror, the nastiness, the brutality of the action being taken - and not the 'knowing compassion' of the farmer pointing the shotgun. This makes it hard to win support, for we unfortunately have to operate on this kind of basis if we are to create conditions for the rest of the herd to survive.

There are only a few glimmers of hope left on my horizon. Just a few "not yet dones" of "thinking outside the box" left. They are grasping at straws too, to be honest. Some of them are very dark and shocking (though non-violent!), others are more dreamy and much more geared for polite society.

I hope to concentrate on the latter ones, no matter how futile they may be. It seems to me like all is already lost, but despite the seeming futility, I would rather see some kind of struggle being waged against the knotweed than have us just 'down tools' and watch the natural fora and flora be forever put into the shade.


  1. Really liked this article. You commented that many people who have neutral opinions on immigration/race might not be able to stomach something such as reparation..I think they would.

    The same people who turn a blind eye to whats being done to their country through mass migration,race hate laws, political correctness,etc... I think would have a equally easy time seeing mass deportations. Many people will simply go with whichever way the wind is blowing politically.

    I also think a very large portion of the general public agrees with nationalist viewpoints they simply are scared of voicing them in public and know most politicans ignore those issues out of the same fear.

  2. Thankyou very much for replying to the article njguy.

    It is always good to know that at least one person reads the site ;) lol, cheers.

    Yeah, I think you are likely to be right relating to your assertions of the public and them often going with the way the wind is blowing.

    It is certainly a fair comment and indicative of what generally tends to happen in society.

    There tends to be a minority at one side, a minority at the other side and the rump of the population herd themselves with whatever is prevailing.

    I wish I could be so sure that the majority of the public subscribe to our viewpoints though.

    Well, enough to actually start doing something about it anyway.

    I suppose I still do believe that many people hold these views deep down, but I also believe that many of those people are not well enough informed on how to fit a fully baked thesis together in their minds.

    I suspect in a lot of people are a bit "foggy" and disjointed because they have not really thought it through and have not soaked up all the information that we nationalists have spent years of dedication wading through in our quest for understanding (and self understanding!).

    I think that they are easily pliable and easily put back in the enclosure for sheering like sheep, because they do not know how to defend their own instincts and thus get caught out and made to feel guilty and shameful.

    I do not know whether you live in the UK and whether you can access the Radio 2 website to listen to the Jeremy Vine show for today (Wednesday 4th Jan) - but there was a topic on there today regarding the Stephen Lawrence murder trial. It should be available to 'listen again' until next weeks episode has aired.

    Anyway, some (I assume) black activist of some sort spent a bit of time saying how (in a nutshell) the killers were just a reinforced version of what 'white "so called indigenous" society' were like at their core.

    He was suggesting that deep down, even though they may not be fully aware of it, they do not like non-whites being here or giving them jobs etc....and that they thought they were 'better' than everyone else, etc etc.

    It was a bit demeaning and infuriating on one hand, as he was also kind of implying we had no right to fend off this nightmare and that it was just 'post colonial' prejudice and all that garbage...

    ....but at the same time, I do hope there is a grain of truth in his assertions, because we need that subconscious grain in people to come out a little more.

    Although it was not really a worthwhile interview, it touched on a few things which were a bit more 'closer to the bone' of the issue of race problems in this country than we usually get to hear.

    The white 'ex policemen' (who was the other interviewed person featured) was the one who trotted out the same unthinking and blind notions about it being "prejudice" and "lack of education" - ie, the general 'nothing more fundamental is wrong with this picture' - so typical of the so called 'leftwing'.

  3. When it comes to the topic of how bad third world immigration has been I think a good portion of people would agree.

    I once read a poll where the Dutch were asked what was their worst mistake since WWII was and immigration was the top response.

    When it comes to subjects such as large scale repatriation,whether WWII was a mistake, was South Africa better under white rule,etc I think the amount of people agreeing with nationalist types views would be noticeably smaller BUT if/when immigration was stopped the next domino could very well fall when it comes to subjects such as repatriation.

    When it comes to stating publicly immigration is destroying our country and "doing something about it" such as say participating in a Marine Le Pen rally the portion of the public willing to do that is much smaller.