Thursday, 30 June 2016

European Outlook, # 31, July 2016


     David Low's cartoon from the Evening Standard 18th July 1940

Dave Cameron's unnecessary referendum has resulted in a narrow victory for the Leave campaign - at least in England and Wales. The British people have voted to quit the European Union following a forty year crusade by the popular press. Unless Parliament overturns the decision we must disengage from the EU and negotiate new trading arrangements. Dave Cameron has promised to go when his party has chosen a new leader and the Labour Party is bitterly divided. Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England, is trying to defend the pound and calm the markets. The Scottish Nationalist Party is demanding another referendum on independence and Sinn Fein has called for a united Ireland.

A week before polling day the campaign was interrupted by the killing of the pro-EU Labour MP Jo Cox, the mother of two young children. Tommy Mair, a self-styled 'political activists' has been charged with her murder. 

Since the fateful decision nothing much has changed.The UK is still 34km from France, we are still in Nato, our nuclear weapons are still under American control, we still have millions of Third World immigrants, the housing crisis is getting worse, the National Debt stands at £1.5 trillion, productivity is falling, the economy is practically static, the National Health Service is running out of money, and Boris Johnson is as ambitious as ever.

Most of those who voted to leave the EU are decent people who were seduced by the insular nationalism of the Daily Mail. They worried about our sovereignty but we negotiated so many exclusions and opt-outs that we were as ‘independent’ as Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. After 43 years in the European bloc we were still as British as ever.

They were also worried about immigration but quitting the EU will not stop it. The two largest immigrant groups to the UK are Indians and Chinese who are funding our higher education system. 180,000 non-European immigrants arrived in Britain last year, of which 40,000 came to join their families. We will now be able to refuse entry to fellow Europeans who share our race and culture but the teeming masses of Africa and Asia will still make their way to our shores. The mass media predicted a Romanian invasion, that never happened, and highlighted the desperate plight of refugees landing in Greece but they ignored the relentless influx of Commonwealth immigrants.

But the most bizarre reason for going-it-alone was the hope that Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson would lead an act of rebellion against the Establishment. We must now face the consequences of this rebellion. They will be celebrating in the rundown working men's clubs of the North and the geriatric care homes of the South but young people facing unemployment in a shrinking economy will be the ones to suffer.


(A mental condition characterised by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organised system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, or drug abuse, or a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality. Oxford Dictionary)

The idea that someone or something is out to get us is probably a hangover from the days when our ancestors were threatened by wild animals or hostile tribes. It’s therefore natural to be wary of strange dogs and strange people but when this caution becomes an obsession it’s time to seek help.

I was once at a meeting in central London in a room above a pub when somebody noticed a CCTV camera that was part of the security system. He made such a fuss that the organiser had to cover up the camera to allow the meeting to proceed. And while he was doing so several members of the audience covered their faces or attempted to get out of range of the camera. Most of them were retired so they couldn’t have been worried about their jobs. It was just an outbreak of paranoia.

A friend of mine appears to be a sensible middle class person but he worries people when he says things like “that’s what they want you to think." He subscribes to the Jewish Conspiracy Theory which explains everything from the decline of the British Empire to the rise of recreational drug taking. Believers in Conspiracy are so convinced that Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot JFK, or that Princess Diana was assassinated, that they imagine that everybody agrees with them. And they regard those of us who look for simple answers as either part of the Plot or at least useful idiots.

Most of their conspiracy theories involve the Jews. They blame Israel for all the troubles in the Middle East but there is clearly a power struggle going on between Saudi Arabia and Iran.

They say that the Jews support immigration because they originally came here as immigrants. But Stephen Steinlight writing about American Jews takes a different view.

“It is likely a growing majority of American Jews oppose illegal immigration because a confident American identity makes them empathise with fellow Americans first, not immigrants. Jews will forever passionately oppose xenophobia, but American identity has surmounted the immigrant past."

The Frankfurt School was a clique of Jewish academics that undermined education half a century ago. According to an OECD report published in 2013 Britain came third from bottom out of 24 nations in literacy and fourth from bottom in numeracy. But most of the nations above us were taught by Frankfurt scholars so why aren’t they as stupid as us? The answer probably has more to do with how much we spend on education and an anti-intellectual culture that promotes sport and leisure over learning. 

People holding these views should accept that some things really are what they appear to be and some people really mean what they say.

Winston Churchill was a dedicated imperialist who followed the traditional British foreign policy of countering the strongest power in Europe. Following the fall of France he allied his country to the Soviet Union and the United States in order to win the war against Hitler’s Germany. But my conspiratorial friend thinks that Churchill was a paid agent of the Jews who deliberately destroyed the British Empire on their orders. The most likely proposition is the first one but, of course, “that’s what they want you to think."

Logical Conclusions
(I posted this on Facebook in April this year).
The Euro-sceptics argue that we should quit the European Union because it's expensive, undemocratic and in favour of immigration. But exactly the same arguments apply to our membership of the United Kingdom. The logical conclusion of their propaganda is that we should quit the UK and abolish Parliament.

The Westminster parliament costs over £500,000 a year and the estimate for refurbishing the building is £5 billion. At the 2015 general election 66.4% of the electorate bothered to vote; 36.9% gave their votes to the Tories, 29% voted Labour, 7.8% voted for the Liberal Democrats and 4.7 for the SNP. Less than half of the participating electorate voted Tory but under our first-past-the-post system we ended up with a government that cannot be described as truly representative.
On the issue of immigration our leaders have expressed the following views:
Dave Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party speaking at Ipswich in May 2015.
“Our migrant communities are fundamentally part of who we are and Britain is a far richer and stronger society because of them, whether it’s great scientists, doctors, medical practitioners, artists, musicians, sports stars or business leader, entrepreneurs, hard-working businessmen and women. So many Great Britons today have family histories that have brought them to these shores. This is our island history: open, diverse and welcoming, and I am immensely proud of it."
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party speaking on BBC radio, April 2015.
“There are very large numbers of British people who chose to live abroad. Two million British people live in other parts of Europe. I think the issue has to be making sure that our services are properly funded and properly provided for in all areas, and if there is a shortage of school places, don’t blame those that have come to this country to work and pay taxes and develop our economy. Instead, blame the government that is not investing in those services that are so necessary."
Tim Farran, leader of the Liberal Democrats on Question Time, May 2015.
“Immigration is much more of a blessing than it is a curse and immigrants make Britain successful."
Nigel Farage, leader of Ukip writing in The Daily Telegraph, April 2016.
“Importantly Ukip wants to ensure that highly skilled people from the Commonwealth – from Canada, New Zealand, and beyond -  get a fair chance to get into Britain, unlike now, where we give preference, via our open border with France to half a billion people from Europe and its former communist countries."
So there you have it. Our membership of the UK is expensive, undemocratic, and nationally destructive; we would be better off out of it. 

Understanding the EU
Billionaire financier Jimmy Goldsmith founded the Referendum Party to get Britain out of the EU. In 1997 the RP boasted 50,000 members and briefly had one MP, Tory defector George Gardiner. In the general election of that year their 547 candidates received 3% of the poll. Goldsmith's successors are still campaigning but few of them have his understanding of the historical and philosophical basis of the EU. Speaking at the RP conference in Brighton in 1996 he cited Hegel as the thinker behind technocratic government and compared the unification of Germany to the development of the EU.

“The people do not know what they want. To know what one wants is the fruit of profound insight and this is the very thing that the people lack.” “We should venerate the State as an earthly divinity”, he added. Hegel considered that elected bodies, such as Parliament, were only useful to perfect the process of subordinating the people. Prussia began to unify the independent nations of Germany in 1834. At that time, they were still independent monarchies. The first step was to create a common market or customs union known as the “Zollverein” englobing nineteen nations. The peoples of the various German nations were told that its purpose was to form a large and free trade area. After some armed struggles the common market was converted, in 1867, into a political confederation. The people were told that this would help to consolidate and develop that common trading area whilst maintaining substantial independence for the participating nations. Four years later, in 1871, the trap was closed. The Confederation was expanded and converted into a single German super-state dominated by Prussia. The Parliament was no more than a democratic looking front whereas real power was concentrated into the hands of the leading civil servants. The principle of irreversibility was made absolute. No nation could withdraw from this new German super-state. I am telling you all this because it relates directly to the way the European Union has been created. Remember what happened. First came the Common Market. We, also, were promised that its purpose was to form a large and free trade area. Then we moved on to a grouping of nations and we, also, were promised that we would retain essential national sovereignty. Of course, a Parliament was established but real power was, also, concentrated in the hands of the leading civil servants. The principle of irreversibility was also introduced prohibiting and nation from leaving the European Union. We are being led blindfolded into a federal super-state…

Jimmy Goldsmith may have outraged his reactionary audience but he inspired those of us who support the European project. The unification of the German states into a single political entity was so successful that it survived two world wars that should have destroyed it. And who can seriously doubt Hegel’s assessment of democracy? Most Euro-sceptics are motivated by emotion rather than reason but if they studied Goldsmith’s Prussian example they might change their minds. If united Europe is as determined and enduring as united Germany, and if the pantomime of parliamentary democracy can be replaced by efficient government, it will succeed, despite our threatened withdrawal.

Mosley: The Public Order Act and Beyond – Frank Conway

(This article first appeared in National Freedom issue no 5, January 1996)

“After their defeat of October 4, 1936, and the subsequent Public Order Act, aimed at Mosley, making the wearing of the Blackshirt illegal, Mosley and his movement lost all support and went into decline”. Such is the standard parrot-like utterance of the controlled media and politically correct ‘historians’.

Quite simply, the perpetration of this view is nothing less than a fraud. Now, at long last, the true facts of the continuing struggle to save Britain are being brought into the public domain.

The banning of political uniforms came at a time when the Blackshirt had served its purpose – and served it well. Under that honoured vestment, youth and age, rich and poor, artisan and intellectual marched, and in their proud and dedicated crusade had achieved a classless brotherhood such as had not come before. They had faced the challenge of the Marxist mobs, armed only with hand and fist, and won the battle of the streets. They brought back free speech to Britain.

There follows a brief account of some of the major post Public Order Act events:

October 3, 1937... British Union’s fifth Anniversary March from Westminster to Bermondsey, with a fifty per cent higher turnout than at any previous march.

July 28, 1938... The culmination of the month-long ‘Britain First’ Campaign at Ridley Road, Dalston, is a truly massive rally. Mosley speaks to a crowd stretching back as far as the eye could see. In the previous month he had spoken to an estimated quarter-of-a-million people in London alone. Also during 1938, there was a huge increase in the numbers of women on British Union marches. A women’s Drum Corps was added to the well established British Union Drum Corps.

July 16, 1939... British Union’s finest hour. 30,000 heard Mosley at Earls Court Exhibition Hall – the largest political indoor meeting ever held in the world. No other party had dared to use this hall, and the success in filling it broke the contemporary press boycott.

May 5, 1940... The last of the mass rallies before Mosley and many comrades were arrested, with many hundreds being imprisoned in horrific concentration camps. The final rally at Victoria Park Square, Bethnal Green, took place with the square packed to suffocation point. The rally followed the 137 street meetings that had taken place in April, and this despite the blackout. It is worth remembering Mosley’s words on that day:

“Peace now before a million lives are lost in this alien quarrel. Peace not on Hitler’s terms but by trusting in the might of Britain, a peace with honour”.

Anybody who doubts the patriotism of Mosley, his followers or this magazine’s editor, would do well to consider the first official serviceman to die in action against Germany. What a bitter irony that he should have been a Mosley Blackshirt.

Who is Jean Thiriart - from Maury's blog -

Jean-Francois Thiriart, a native of Brussels, was the great theorist & strategist of the European Revolution. Though he never met Francis Parker Yockey, he shared many of the same ideas. Like Yockey, he considered the American occupation of Europe to be more dangerous than the threat of the Soviet Union, if only because U.S. domination was less heavy-handed and more difficult to recognize. Both men were obsessed with the idea of a united Europe as a third force capable of challenging the hegemony of the Cold War superpowers.

Before World War II, Thiriart was active in a socialist youth group. Then in 1939, on the eve of the war, he joined a group influenced by a layer of socialist thought in Belgium which saw a German victory as the way to achieve socialism on the European continent. Britain was conceived as an old plutocratic power.
During the war, Thiriart trained with one of Otto Skorzeny’s special commando units. This earned him a three year prison term after the war for collaboration. Upon release from prison, he kept a low political profile. He married, had children, loved cats, and developed a profitable optometry business. He built a chain of optometry stores across Europe. He would use the cover of business to frequently visit Skorzeny in Spain. But, again, he kept a low profile.
We pick up the story from Martin Lee in his anti-fascist work, THE BEAST REAWAKENS.

Thiriart jumped back into politics when Belgium granted independence to the Congo in the early 1960s. This decision generated considerable anger among Belgian settlers, who felt betrayed by their own government.
Going beyond Lee’s one-sided account, Thiriart started a movement to try to force the Belgian government to reclaim its former colony. He also formed a support group for the French OAS which was fighting both De Gaulle and the Algerian rebels. Both movements failed.

Thiriart then realized the problems required for a European-wide solution. He created the organization Jeune Europe (Young Europe) on a continental basis. Branches were formed in 13 countries with the largest ones in Belgium, France, Italy and Spain.
He issued the “Manifesto to the European Nation” which began with the slogan “Neither Washington Nor Moscow.” It called for a united European homeland with its own nuclear arsenal. Thiriart vowed to replace chattering and corrupt parliamentarism with a dynamic governing elite that would sanction free enterprise only if it was civic, disciplined and sanctioned by the nation. Promising to reverse the betrayal of Yalta, he denounced the Common Market of the financiers.

In 1964, Thiriart published EUROPE–AN EMPIRE OF 400 MILLION MEN.
He had some sharp barbs in it. FDR was denounced as a senile and perverted meglomaniac. Windbag democracy was depicted as a front for plutocrats. Thiriart, like Yockey, referred to Europe’s monopoly of creative power and it’s unique mission to bring morality to the rest of the world.

Thiriart wrote: “On the train of history, Europe represents the energy that moves the locomotive and the black races represent the carriages.” He would denounce those who intermarry as “the trash of both nations, black and white.”

Thiriart rejected charges that he was a fascist. He knew, that to break out of political isolation, he had to discard the nostalgic trappings of the pre-WWII era and adapt to the political & social realities of the 1960s. He dismissed National Socialism as obsolete and derided those who pranced around with swastikas on their arms as past-dwellers and ridiculous caricatures.

Thiriart, instead, staked out a position beyond the ordinary political spectrum: “We consider ourselves to be at the forefront of the Center, the avant-garde center. . . The linear division of the political world, passing from extreme right to extreme left is totally outdated.

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