Friday, 27 November 2015

European Outlook # 24, Dec 2015

They're all Mad

John Kampfer writing in The Daily Telegraph asks of Vladimir Putin: "is he a cunning strategist who responds to events as they happen? Or is he mad?" This is familiar territory. When we were fighting Napoleon Bonaparte we were told that he hated our monarchy, the Protestant religion and our “ancient liberties”. We were also informed that the Emperor was mad and frequently to be seen chewing the carpet and foaming at the mouth.

Kaiser Bill was also mad. According to the Daily Mail he  ordered his troops to bayonet Belgian babies, rape nuns on an industrial scale, and tie monks to the clappers of the bells of St Michael's Cathedral.

Adolf Hitler was the maddest of the lot having allegedly been infected with cerebral syphilis by a Jewish whore in a Viennese brothel. As a result he stayed up all night eating cream cakes with his astrologers and spent his days in a drug induced stupor.

The actor Omar Sharif recalled on the fiftieth anniversary of the Suez Invasion that the British Army told its officers that they were liberating Egypt from a mad dictator. They were therefore surprised to be fired at by armed civilians totally loyal to Gamal Abdul Nasser.

The latest celebrity madman is the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. He probably is mad but as we are not actually at war with him a final diagnosis is awaited. Kim recently had his defence minister shot for falling asleep at a meeting but Margaret Thatcher would probably have done the same if any of her ministers had dared to nod off.

The "Islamic State" murderers who struck at France and Turkey are psychotic and suicidal but they are pursuing a clear political objective by means of terror. This tactic worked for the Stern Gang in Palestine, the Mau Mau in Kenya and the IRA in Northern Ireland. Terrorism works if its enemies don't understand the problem. Not long ago Dave Cameron wanted to bomb al-Assad's forces in support of the Syrian rebels but now he wants to bomb the rebels in support of the Syrian government. 

Most of our enemies are mad but we are led by sane and rational politicians who have destroyed our industry, imported millions of Third World immigrants, blindly followed American foreign policy, and mortgaged our country to the moneylenders. Thank God we're British.

Spreading the Word

Years ago political parties and had their own publications which ranged from duplicated newsletters to properly printed newspapers and magazines. Printing and postage was expensive but before we had the Internet it was the only way to spread the word.

I issued a small-scale photocopied paper called “Nation” from 1972 to 1974. This was an attempt to bring together the various groups campaigning against Third World immigration. From 1975 to 1980 I wrote occasional articles for the Union Movement paper “Action”. In 2005 I began sending “Nation Revisited” by email, and I started the “European Outlook” blog in 2013. I am grateful to all those who post my articles on their websites and print my letters in their publications. I don't agree with all of them but I am pleased to reach a wider audience.

Ideas, like matter, cannot be destroyed; they thrive on exposure and penetrate open minds. If you have something to say put pen to paper, and if possible, get it onto the Internet. You never know who might read it.

Charlemagne – Rev H.J. Wilmot-Buxton MA

Reprinted from “Final Conflict” # 38, 2007

No personage in history better deserves the title of Great, than Charles, Emperor of the West. There have been great conquerors like Alexander, and great law-givers like Justinian, but Charlemagne was equally great as a conqueror, a legislator, a patron of learning, and a reformer of the Church. He was a great man on the throne of Caesar, and in the seclusion of his own home.

There have been men who became great because they lived in an age of progress, and of new ideas, but Charlemagne stands like a column in the midst of ruins. He became great in a rude age of brute force, when the ruthless destroyer was considered the greatest hero. He arose amid the chaos of barbarism and heathenism as the genius of civilisation, order and religion.

A series of feeble kings had nominally ruled the Franks, but the real power lay with the Mayors of the Palace, and such men as Charles Martel, the conqueror of the Arabs, and Pepin le Bref wielded the staff of power.

In 752 Pepin was raised on the bucklers of the Frankish warriors to the throne, which he had long dominated. At his death in 768 his dominions were divided between his two sons, Carloman, a feeble and jealous prince, and Charles, destined to be known as Charlemagne the Emperor. By the death of his brother, Charlemagne at the age of twenty-seven found himself the sole king of the Franks, the ruler of the territory which is now France, and much of Germany as extends to the river Saal. He was however, beset by foes. His coast was threatened by the fierce Northmen, who two hundred and fifty years later shed the best blood of England at Hastings. The swarthy Moors of Spain were ready to sweep over the vineyards of France and Germany, and the Eastern border of his kingdom was liable to incursions of the barbarous tribes of Saxons, Huns and Avars, whose predecessors had trampled in the dust the once invincible Standard of Caesar.

Of these the Saxons were the most powerful and dangerous foes of Charlemagne. They possessed the territories now included in Denmark, Hanover and all Germany east of the Saal, and north of Bohemia. They were a nation of soldiers, and had among them, in men like Alboin and Witikind, leaders fit to contend with Charlemagne himself. The accession of the young King of the Franks was marked by an attack on the Saxons. They had totally destroyed a colony of their countrymen who had become Christians and in return, Charlemagne defeated them in their citadel of Ehresburg, and utterly destroyed the temple of their great idol.

The sword of Charlemagne was seldom idle. Pope Adrian asked its aid against the Lombards, and in 773 their king Desiderius was taken prisoner and shortly resigned the iron crown of Lombardy to his captor, retiring to end his days in a monastery. The whole reign of Charlemagne is a record of wars; but these contests were not provoked by the lust of conquest, but were necessary for the maintenance of his dominions, and the checking of barbarian outbreaks, whilst the Emperor promoted the arts of civilisation.

At one time we find Charlemagne marching against the Saxons, who were in a constant state of rebellion; then he was assisting one section of the Moors of Spain, against another, and reducing the whole of Spain north of the Ebro. From Spain he was summoned to quell a new outbreak of the Saxons under Witikind, and while his rear-guard was passing through the Valley of Roncesvalles, under the command of the Paladin Roland, it was defeated by an ambuscade of Saracens and mountaineers from the Pyrenees. This was the only defeat ever experienced by Charlemagne’s army and the valour of Roland in the conflict has furnished a theme for many a minstrel’s song.

Against the barbarian tribes of Saxons, Huns, Sclaves, and Danes, Charlemagne undertook thirty-one expeditions. Twelve times he fought against the Mohammedans. Five expeditions were formed against the Lombards, three against the Bretons and Aquitaini, and two against the Greeks. The chief result of these wars was to restrain the hordes of Saxons, Arabs, Huns and Lombards within their own territories, to force the warriors to pursue the arts of civilisation, and to fuse the wandering tribes into districts and organised nations.

As a legislator, Charlemagne was as great as he was at arms. When he came to the throne the Franks had practically neither government nor legislation. The King was merely a military chief, and his authority depended on his personal courage. Gregory of Tours gives us this description of the state of society at that time: “No one any longer fears or respects his King, his chief, or his court. Each man loves to do evil, and freely indulges his desires. The most gentle correction provokes an immediate tumult, and the magistrate who presumes to restrain his subjects seldom escapes from them alive.” The various tribes which had settled in Gaul brought their own laws and customs with them, and it was common for five men to meet, not one of whom had a law in common with his neighbour. Such was the chaos out of which Charlemagne brought law and order. He restored the great National Assembly of Parliament, called the Camp de Mai, which met for deliberation twice a year. The King was supposed to provide laws for any class of person on emergency, and Charlemagne had to legislate for all matters, from the worship of God to the market price of eggs and butter. He was a noted Church reformer, and being himself an ardent worker, would not suffer the clergy to be idle, and especially ordered that all preaching should be so simple that unlearned people could understand it. He was a patron of sacred and secular learning, and under his auspices the famous schools of Tours, Lyons, Orleans and Rheims were founded. With all the great affairs of State upon his shoulders, the Emperor found time to enact that the largest farms should maintain a hundred hens and thirty geese, the smaller farms fifty hens and twelve geese. Everyone from the Pope on his throne to the peasant in his cottage looked to Charlemagne for redress. Thus it came to pass that in the year 800 he visited Rome to rescue Pope Leo 111 from a band of insurgents. It was Christmas Day, and the Emperor had heard Mass in the Basilica of St Peter. Then as he knelt, clad for once in the simple Frankish costume which he loved, the grateful Pope suddenly and unexpectedly placed on his head the Imperial crown of the Caesars.

The private life of Charlemagne is as interesting as his public career. Thanks to the faithful biography of his friend Eginhardt, we can see what manner of man the Emperor was by his own fireside. His chosen friends were Eginhardt and Alcuin of York. With his talent and love of learning, Charlemagne could not even write his own name and signed his decrees with the hilt of his sword. The snow was lying thick on field and palace in January, 814, when the Emperor fell ill. On the twenty-eighth of the month, seeing that the only enemy he could not conquer was upon him, he folded his hands and quietly said “Lord Jesus, into Thy hands I commend my spirit,” and the mighty soul passed to its rest. They laid his body in the stately Basilica at Aachen, which his own munificence had adorned, and the Church which he had defended so bravely enrolled the name of Charlemagne among the Saints.

Is Angela a Communist?

“Security experts now say that the German Chancellor’s policy was not to take in needy genuine Syrian refugees but to flood Germany with Muslim immigrants. Why would she do such a thing? One reason is that Mrs Merkel is at heart a communist. With her background in East Germany and Stasi connections this would hardly be surprising”.

This is part of an article by Mike Newland on the British Democratic Party website that epitomises their worldview. They think that Angela Merkel is a communist because she felt sorry for the Syrian refugees. Her compassion might also be because she is the daughter of a Christian minister, or because she is a living in an affluent country, or simply because she is a human being.

The Soviet Union collapsed almost a quarter of a century ago but the BDP are still blaming the Communists for events that have nothing to do with them. The war in Syria is an uprising against the Iranian-backed regime by rebels armed and financed by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States. The US and the EU hate President al-Assad of Syria because he is an enemy of Israel. As a result of this war refugees are fleeing to Europe and North America where they are welcomed as cheap labour. None of the states involved are communist; Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States are feudal monarchies, Iran is a theocracy, Syria is an authoritarian state, and Israel is limited democracy based on racism.

Communism is not a threat. Marxists used to dominate the universities in the sixties but most of their drug addled professors are dead or demented and their students have grown up to be hedge fund managers and accountants. The Communist Parties in the West attract little support, except in Greece and Cyprus where they take advantage of proportional representation.

The liberal acceptance of mass migration throughout Europe is diminishing and tougher border controls have been called for. But it's our external borders that are important. We should follow the example of the United States where customs and immigration procedures are dealt with by the federal government and not by individual states.

Mosley: Europe and Immigration

Oswald Mosley died in 1980 so we cannot know what he would have thought about everything but his thoughts on contemporary issues, such as Europe and immigration, are well known.

He fought the 1959 election in North Kensington in the wake of the Notting Hill race riots but they had nothing to do with Union Movement. At that time most of our non-European immigrants came from an impoverished Jamaica; Mosley proposed a trade deal that would have transformed their economy and enabled the speedy return of their citizens. He   was firmly opposed to non-European immigration and there is no reason to suppose that he would have changed his mind on the subject. He wrote in “Mosley Right or Wrong”:

"It is interesting to note that the most respected leader of the Conservative Party – Mr Disraeli – came very near to the other side to believing the same principle as the Nazis. He wrote “All is race; there is no other truth”. If my recollection is correct you will find it in his book Tancred. He was, of course, a Jew whose family came from Sicily; a foreign import if ever there was one. Some Jews, like the Nazis, have always taken an exaggerated view of this matter. Race is important, but it is not everything. Such Jews are right – as we are right – to discourage mixed marriages and to try to preserve their own kind. But I would not go so far as Disraeli in saying that “all is race”, strongly as I am against a mixture of races. It is indeed curious that the most revered of all Conservative leaders – who gave them practically every idea they possess, and whose now obsolete principles are still printed on the back of their membership card – should have taken this view of the racial question. It is becoming tragically comical now that the Conservatives are so busy importing Negroes and similar far-away strains from all over the place into Britain and compulsorily mixing them with our people. Mixed-up kids, the Tories. They will certainly leave us with a lot of problems to straighten out." 

Oswald Mosley pioneered the concept of “Europe a Nation” years before Ted Heath took us into the old Common Market in 1973. His vision of Europe was much grander than a mere trading bloc; he saw the Common Market as a step in the right direction and campaigned successfully for a Yes vote in the 1975 referendum. Europe was central to Mosley’s worldview. It was the basis of his self-contained economic system and the great driving force of his foreign policy. He would surely have had nothing but contempt for the petty-nationalists who oppose our membership of the EU.

Mosley visualised a self-contained Europe that would be able to feed and defend itself. His plan for the White Dominions to be part of the European system is less likely today but the collapse of the Soviet Union has liberated Eastern Europe and opened up the possibility of an alliance with Russia.

Mosley’s concept of “Europe a Nation” is as important today as it was when he first proclaimed it in the grim aftermath of World War Two. The current leadership of the EU is weak and indecisive but collective security has given us seventy years of peace and the single market has raised living standards beyond our expectations. He would certainly be campaigning for Europe if he was still alive. 

The Final Solution - Giuseppe Furioso

We’ve had the scene etched in our collective psyche thanks to hundreds of movies and hundreds more “survivor” testimonies: Jews arriving at border checkpoints only to be denied refuge and sent back into the waiting arms of their murderous NAZI pursuers who can then march them off into the gas chambers. It’s this image, manufactured by the purveyors of the “Holocaust” yarn that has paralyzed Europe, particularly Germany, and prevented it from defending its genetic and cultural integrity from the current onslaught of the migrants. The message of the “liberal democratic” ideology, that has reigned supreme in Europe since the end of World War II is crystal clear...deny asylum to the current wave of refugees and you are no better than your grandparents who denied sanctuary to the Jews who then were liquidated as part of the so called “Final Solution”.

Europe has faced these threats before and successfully repelled the invader...Tours 732; Lepanto 1571; Vienna 1683. What Europeans need now is a modern day Charles Martel or Pius V or John Sobieski and instead they get Angela Merkel!

Training and Education

The 2014 Pearson’s Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment published by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows that Britain came second in Europe to Finland and sixth in the world. East Asian states took the top four places.

1 South Korea, 2 Japan, 3 Singapore, 4 Hong Kong, 5 Finland, 6 United Kingdom, 7 Canada, 8 Netherlands, 9 Ireland, 10 Poland, 11 Denmark, 12 Germany, 13 Russia, 14 United States, 15 Australia, 16 New Zealand, 17 Israel, 18 Belgium,19 Czech Republic, 20 Switzerland.

This is a big improvement on previous years but we could still do better. Education is directly linked to production. Educated nations are more prosperous and progressive than ignorant ones. The Koreans, Japanese and Chinese owe their economic success to training and education and we must emulate them.

We are turning out more scientists and engineers but we still have skill shortages in many industries. We are short of construction workers, truck drivers and nurses because successive British governments found it cheaper to import them from abroad. There is nothing wrong with employing foreign labour but if we want to reduce immigration and stand on our own feet we have to train and educate our own people.

The idea that our educational system has been “dumbed down” is inaccurate and often held by people with few qualifications. Modern teaching methods put greater emphasis on course work but our universities are centres of excellence that attract paying students from all over the world.

Wllis Carto

Willis Carto (1926-2015) lifelong campaigner against the Money Power and publisher of The Barnes Review and The American Free Press died on 26th October 2015. He will be remembered as a fearless promoter of the works of Francis Parker Yockey in defiance of the American Government. May he rest in peace.