Friday, 4 September 2009

A Good Time to Join the British National Party

By Finlandia

Somewhere in a pile of papers on my living room table is an application form for membership of the British National Party. It has been there for months, and every so often I seek it out, look at it, and agonise a little more – Should I join, or shouldn't I? What will happen if I do? Should I keep it secret from friends and family? Could membership threaten my livelihood?

To patriots who have already committed themselves to membership of the BNP, such questions may seem faint-hearted, even downright wimpish. But in the present climate of officially sanctioned persecution of the party and its members, who would deny a newcomer the right to a little caution?

The latest attack on the BNP by the Equality and Human Rights Commission – which is a tentacle of the Labour government's ever more powerful and pervasive organism of propaganda and control – is clever, and calculated to destroy the party either by bankrupting it or by fomenting potentially deadly internal discord. However, in my opinion the leadership's decision to accede to overwhelming legal pressure is the right one, not just for practical reasons, but because it will bring about a clarification of the party's position on race, which in my opinion is long overdue.

Hostile commentators have often noted, with a measure of glee, that certain individuals connected with British nationalism have foreign spouses, or family members from ethnic minorities, as if such relations in some way negated their legitimate concerns for the condition of the nation. But the fact is that such intermixing has rarely been problematic where the numbers are small, which is to say that until quite recently the British (who despite extreme provocation are still the most tolerant people on earth) have always successfully absorbed modest influxes of immigrants and refugees, and indeed have been especially receptive to the cultural contributions of newcomers.

One of my closest relatives is of mixed race, a proud former soldier who many times risked his life for his country. I find it impossible to conceive of him, and other ethnic or part-ethnic patriots like him, as anything other than British, so successfully have they integrated into our society. I believe that some such individuals may be sympathetic to the broad objectives of the British National Party (it is well-known, for example, that long-established ethnic minorities are amongst the most vociferous opponents of uncontrolled mass immigration). But even if they are not, the lifting of the stigma of ”discrimination” – which will be one of the consequences of this legal action – should help to disarm the BNP's enemies and encourage potential friends.

Opponents of nationalism always ignore the fact that our concern as nationalists is not with race per se, but with the overwhelming numbers that threaten to transform our society beyond recognition within a few short generations. Every grain of good sense tells us that the reckless and indiscriminate immigration policies enforced by successive Labour and Conservative governments bring terrible dangers to civil society, and to the lives of the descendents of native British people, who may come to find themselves dominated by incomers in a land that they thought was their rightful heritage. We do not need to look as far as the Middle East, Africa or Asia to see the strife and bloody violence that can arise when established and imported sub-groups compete for political control and access to scarce economic or natural resources: we need only look across the Irish sea.

As long as there are racially motivated organizations such as the EHRC trying to batter native British people into submission at every opportunity, it is reasonable that we Brits should seek to organize in defence of our own interests, just as countless ethnic minority advocacy organizations do. Most of those organizations are no less political than the BNP: the main difference is that whereas they are officially sanctioned and funded, the BNP relies on the generosity of its own supporters.

I believe that the present position of the BNP leadership is both pragmatic and positive. Pragmatic, because it will allow the party to focus on the essential business of building support, influence and power, rather than becoming embroiled in a lengthy and debilitating legal battle; and positive, because it will allow the party to constructively review the status of potential supporters amongst the ethnic minorities: those established and integrated citizens who recognize the importance of defending the indigenous cultures, traditions and peoples of these islands.

Footnote by Green Arrow

Finlandia, you did not say whether you joined or not.  Please email me and I will update your article.

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