Tuesday, 30 June 2015

European Outlook # 19, July 2015

Racial and Religious Hatred

Dylann Roof the baby-faced assassin killed nine innocent worshipers in Charleston as an act of political protest. His manifesto expressed his fear that America is being taken over by the blacks and his willingness to die for the cause. He is a disturbed young man who has wasted his own life and the lives of his victims. Fortunately, most people do not hate members of other races but they marry within their own ethnicity and hope to have children in their likeness. 

In Tunisia another young man called Seifeddine Rezgui killed dozens of mainly British tourists in the name of the "Islamic State." He was motivated by religious rather than racial hatred but the result was the same. Dylann Roof and Seifeddine Rezgui slaughtered innocent people for nothing.

We are the product of our race, culture and nationality. In the UK most of us are British by nationality, European by race and Christian by culture. It is wicked and counter-productive to hate people because of their race or religion but we have every right to defend our heritage and we are not responsible for the actions of psychopaths.

The Changing Face of British Politics

In times past the Conservative Party looked after the landed gentry, the Liberals represented the middle classes and the Labour Party was for the workers. Scotland was solidly Labour and so was the North of England. The Lib Dems were strong in the Southwest and the Highlands and Islands, and the Tories dominated the Home Counties. But now all of this has changed. The Labour Party has been wiped out in Scotland by the Scottish National Party. The anti-EU party, Ukip, was expected to pinch Tory votes in the South but they pinched Labour votes in the North. The Lib Dems have been decimated and the Tories are back in power with a small majority.

The political parties are the victims of change. The old landowning dynasties have been broken up by taxation and the cost of maintaining stately homes. And the servants who used to work for a pittance are now earning proper wages.

The working class has merged with the middle class in the South but not in the North. The heavy industries have all gone but the former coal miners and steel workers have hung onto their resentment and class hatred.

The referendum on Europe will reopen the division between the mainstream Tory Party and its "fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists." Dave Cameron is wasting his time trying to appease them; he should sack them now before the referendum.

The Tories are in power but deeply divided over Europe. Labour has been wiped out in Scotland and battered in England. The Lib Dems are reduced to eight MPs. The Greens still have one MP. Ukip have failed to take off and are reduced to one Tory defector, and the scattered remnants of the BNP performed badly at the polls. A sad state of affairs for a country desperately in need of a modern party standing for European unity and social justice. But we live in changing times and anything can happen.

Beyond Nationalism

                                              Oswald Mosley

Oswald Mosley and Francis Parker Yockey eventually fell out with each other but they were the first men to pioneer the European concept in the English language. Mosley wrote The Alternative which set out his policy of "Europe a Nation" and Francis Parker Yockey gave us Imperium – a testament of hope for war-torn Europe.

Other writers throughout Europe shared their vision. This took a leap of faith in a continent divided between the Red Army and the Americans but the founding fathers of the European Union overcame all obstacles to build the new Europe.

Mosley and Yockey both went beyond nationalism. Mosley wrote in the Alternative:

“Such was the ideology and such the teaching from which the National Socialist or Fascist creed reacted so naturally and so vehemently. The tragedy was that the revulsion produced too narrow a nationalism.

The real idea, which must become the creed of the future, is surely to reject the old Internationalism on the one hand and on the other hand, to transcend an exclusive nationalism which divides natural friends and relatives. Man moved from the village to the nation in the natural process of uniting with his nearer kinsmen as his mind and spirit grew. Now the time is come to move from the nation to the continent, or even beyond it, under the same natural impulse and process of next uniting with those nearest to us in blood, tradition, mind and spirit.”

                                           Francis Parker Yockey

Francis Parker Yockey reached the same conclusion in Imperium:

“The former nations, the religions, the races, the classes – these are now the building-blocks of the great Imperial structure which is founding itself. Local, cultural, social, linguistic differences remain – it is no necessity of the Imperium-Idea that it annihilates its component ideas, the collective products of a thousand years of Western history. On the contrary, it affirms them all, in a higher sense it perpetuates them all, but they are in its service, and no longer in the centre of History.”

Those of us committed to "Europe a Nation" reject the misguided patriotism of Ukip. Britain abandoned national sovereignty when we accepted American financial and military assistance in both World Wars. Our only hope of “independence” lies in the collective security of united Europe. On our own we would be hostages to fortune because we import half of our food and fuel, but in Europe we are part of the world’s biggest single market – a geopolitical union of half a billion souls stretching from the Atlantic to the Urals.

We will soon have the chance to vote in the in/out referendum. The European Union is by no means perfect but it’s a step in the right direction. The alternative would not be the "freedom" promised by Ukip; it would be our total absorption into the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Changing Minds

Politicians find it easy to change their minds. Enoch Powell imported West Indians for the National Health Service in 1962 as Minister of Health but later made his infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech. And Maggie Thatcher, the scourge of Brussels, actually started out as an enthusiastic European.

The Labour Party was founded on the principle of common ownership of the means of production, distribution and exchange. This was enshrined in Clause Four of the 1918 Labour Party Constitution until it was dumped by Tony Blair at the 1994 Conference. He figured that nationalisation made them unelectable, and he proved his point by rebranding the Party as New Labour and winning the next four elections in succession.

A true socialist could not have dumped Clause Four. It would have been like a devout Christian denying Christ, or a Tory boss paying more than the minimum wage. Tony Blair broke the hearts of genuine socialists but he made his party electable.

On the other side of the Thames from the glass skyscraper that houses the Labour Party is the headquarters of the Socialist Party of Great Britain. They operate from a little shop in Clapham High Street. They are genuine socialists who have believed in common ownership since they were founded in 1904. They have never had any political success but they have remained true to their principles.

The Eurosceptics are facing a similar choice as public opinion moves in favour of Europe. They can stick to their principles and remain unelectable or they can embrace Europe and make themselves electable.Some of them are incapable of change but others are more realistic.

I asked John Bean and Richard Edmonds, "What will you do if the referendum result is clearly for Britain to stay in the EU? I suggest that the current EU with 28 sovereign states held together by treaty, with Norway, Iceland and Switzerland in close alliance constitutes a confederation. Isn't that what you want?

John Bean replied: "Yes I would now go as far as agreeing that the current EU with 28 sovereign states held together by treaty would satisfy me as a confederation - as long as the states keep their sovereignty."

Richard Edmonds replied: "As somebody who understands the dangers that the White Race is facing - threats from all sides, then Yes, there absolutely needs to be a deep understanding between the peoples of Europe, including Britain, that we need to face these existential threats together. No more divisions between us. No more Brothers' wars..

Quite how this is to be achieved, and quite what political arrangements need to be made and agreed to, I leave to the future. However some form of mutual respect and support amongst fellow Europeans is absolutely vital if the White Race is to survive.".

Letter from America

I have known Bob Lyons since 1961. He is a well travelled American who is proud of his European heritage.

04 December 2014

For some reason during my travels I’ve always felt that Brits and Europeans in general are much more in tune with history and current affairs, much more so than Americans. Older Americans are greatly influenced by what they see on television news which is very slanted especially on the hot issues of the day like gun control, Ferguson, the Middle Eastern situation, Ukraine, woman’s rights, etc. Lately BBC News America has gotten in on the act, along with the major networks of controlling what people think and I feel that Americans are more susceptible to this approach because there’s little in the way of independent thought process between the ears to begin with.

26 February 2015

I enjoyed your latest issue of European Outlook; as the saying goes: “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.” How the world conveniently forgets that violence or terror to achieve political ends has been used by some of our allies including Israel. Israel and the Zionists practiced terror against the British and Arabs with terror groups like the Stern Gang and Irgun among others. Massive state terror bombing was practiced by the US and the British against German civilians in WW11. The winning side gets to make the rules and write the history and that’s exactly what happened, so state terror conveniently became “fighting for freedom”: just meaningless words.

09 April 2015

Thanks for your latest issue of European Outlook, it was excellent as always. I think I enjoy the “reminiscences” best, probably because I’m at that stage of my life. The family is due in from Hawaii next week then we’re off to Paris for a few days of sightseeing then we’ll be joining the Seine river cruise which we’ve done before but figured the grandkids would like it and it was cheap since we’re paying for everybody.  It will be fun walking about Normandy (D-day) with the grandkids. When we return we will only have a few days before heading to the Atlantis resort in the Bahamas where our son is getting married, another pocketbook meltdown. Since we’re not much on sun and heat we’ll only spend a few days there but this has been such a cold and miserable winter the sun and heat will feel good.

11 May 2015

A map of the London bombings has been going around, it doesn’t appear to be very comprehensive, it shows all the bombings in London during WW11 but nowhere else in England. I know I’ve been in other cities in England and Wales that were bombed. In some cases I spoke to eye witnesses including where we were staying on a farm and with a farmer and his family in Wales. The farmer said the German bomber dropped his bomb load in a nearby field close to where he was plowing and scared the daylights out of him but no one was hurt, he assumed the bomb load was being jettisoned before returning home after a failed bomb run.

11 May 2015

I had a German friend, Wolfgang, who lived in Baltimore years ago; he grew up in Kroneburg, a town north of Frankfurt. His house was near the train station, he said he would watch from his bedroom window the bombing of Frankfurt, off in the distance but that soon became too dangerous and they would all go to the air raid shelter that was tunnelled into the central park in Kroneburg. On a visit Wolfgang showed me where everything once was including his old house, the people living there were kind enough to invite us in and Wolfgang could see his old room.

As for us we survived our son’s wedding in the Bahamas and we also survived the trip to Paris. Happy to say we had beautiful weather everywhere, the only rainy day was in Normandy when we visited the D Day beaches. The grandkids loved it all. Hope my son’s marriage works out better this time; she’s a nice lady of Welsh ancestry.

We’ve been travelling to Europe for years and since the EU we’ve noted a remarkable change in the attitudes of especially the French; they’re so much friendlier now, more in line with the rest of Europe.

Funny note, we followed the riots on CNN while we were over there. Now everyone knows where Baltimore is. These riots weren’t near as bad as the riots of 68, they were much worse! Baltimore has always been known for riots going back to the war of 1812, the city was nicknamed “mob town” back then.

The Good Old Days

We like to remember the good times and forget the bad. Childhood memories are about long hot summers, family holidays and school outings. We forget about the bad times but sometimes it pays to remember them. Nigel Farage and his supporters remember the Good Old Days. They have convinced themselves that things were better years ago but their memories are false. They say that Britain was an independent country in those days but the truth is that we were bankrupt after six years of war and totally dependent on America. The only time we acted independently was when we joined Israel and France in attacking Egypt in 1956. The result was a humiliating American ultimatum forcing us to withdraw. That was the first and the last time that we acted without American permission. Even the Falklands conflict was given the green light by a disinterested America.

They say that people were more respectful in those days. The working class were certainly in awe of their superiors. If a doctor gave you a letter for the hospital it would be in a sealed envelope because you had no right to know about your own health. Doctors, magistrates, schoolteachers and politicians were treated with an exaggerated respect that few of them deserved. I remember a teacher telling us that he was wasting his time trying to educate us because a third of us would work in the Surrey Docks, a third would go into the building trade, and the other third would end up in prison. He was not to know that the docks would be done away with. But his attitude showed the contempt of the middle classes. None of us were expected to go to university or break out of our socio-economic group. We were factory fodder in peacetime and cannon fodder in wartime.

The Ukippers remember a time of British military might when the Royal Navy ruled the waves and the Sun never set on the British Empire. The truth is that from the end of World War Two we fought a succession of colonial wars every one of which ended in our withdrawal. Our armed forces fought bravely in Palestine, East Africa, Malaya, South Arabia, and Cyprus to hang onto an empire that was already lost when we surrendered to the Japanese at Singapore in 1942. 

The standard of living for the vast majority of people in the UK is better now than it has ever been. Londoners used to go hop picking in Kent for a holiday but now they fly all over the world. Our local doctor had a car and so did the Vicar but they were beyond the reach of most people. Before the coming of the Motorways our roads were inadequate and the railways were clapped out and inefficient. Today our transport system is world class and constantly improving. Anybody who thinks that things were better years ago is deceiving himself.

There are plenty of things wrong with this country. The housing crisis is a disgrace and the constant flood of Third World immigrants is a national disaster but almost everything else is a vast improvement. We no-longer doff our caps to the bourgeoisie and politicians are treated with contempt. Nigel Farage can have the “Good Old Days.” 

The Trouble with Europe

It’s not Dave Cameron’s petulant wish list that should concern us but the total lack of European solidarity over the Greek crisis and the invasion of boat people from Africa and the Middle East.

Greece is a small nation of 10.8 million people that borrowed too much money during the boom. Since the near-collapse of the banking system they have been trying to pay their debts by selling off national assets and slashing benefits. They have suffered years of hardship but they need the support of their fellow Europeans. We cannot stand by and watch them starve.

Helping a little country like Greece will be much easier than saving Ukraine – the biggest country in Europe with 45.5 million people. Since Ukraine has detached herself from Russia she has become our responsibility; a vast country desperately in need of investment after years of Soviet mismanagement. If we can’t help 10.8 million Greeks how will we help 45.5 million Ukrainians?

The most urgent problem, however, is not economic but demographic. Since NATO air power destroyed Colonel Gadaffi’s regime Libya has been run by gangsters who are flooding Europe with sub-Saharan migrants. Malta, Italy and Greece have been overwhelmed but the rest of Europe has tried to keep out of it. Apart from taking some migrants and supplying naval vessels they have displayed a shameful lack of solidarity. Europe should mount a joint operation to destroy the trucks that transport refugees across the Sahara and the boats that bring them to Europe. We bombed Libya to bring about regime change so we should not hesitate to protect our borders. 

We will not solve the Greek crisis, the Ukrainian crisis, or the African invasion by pretending that they are nothing to do with us. Nor will we escape their consequences by quitting the EU; in a global economy debts are not written off they are re-allocated, and refugees will inevitably find their way to Britain. It is in our own interest to be good neighbours.

Alfred George Barker 1932-2015

Obituary by PT originally published in Comrade the magazine of the Friends of Mosley - www.oswaldmosley.com 

Alfie Barker died on 18th April 2015 aged 83 in Hackney, London E9.
He joined Union Movement in the late nineteen forties and became an active member. In 1950 Alfie was conscripted to do his National Service. He served in the Royal Ordinance Corps and was posted to Malaya, where he was stationed throughout.

After his National Service Alfie again became active in Union movement and, among other engagements, was in the drum corps.

He became a cabinet maker instead of the expected undertaker, which was the traditional family business. He started a cabinet making factory in East London which he ran for forty years.

Alfie was instrumental in running the Union Movement branch and premises in Fieldway Crescent, North London, along with Fred Shepherd, during the late fifties and sixties and he excelled at producing banners and printing leaflets on his old printing machine.

Alfie will be much remembered, along with the image of him and Bootsy his fluffy dog by his side. Six veteran members of Union Movement attended his funeral, alongside of his family and his many friends in East London.

Alfie was married and is survived by his wife Maria and his three children to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.