Monday, May 28, 2012

Fjordman: Why We Need the British Freedom Party


Fjordman’s latest essay has been published at the British Freedom website. Some excerpts are below:

In the spring of 2012, the British Freedom Party officially began working together with the English Defence League (EDL) street protest movement. Two senior EDL leaders, Tommy Robinson and Kevin Carroll, joined the Executive Committee of British Freedom. The two organizations will cooperate, but nevertheless remain separate.

As British Freedom declares in its mission statement, “The objectives of the British Freedom Party shall be to defend and restore the freedoms, traditions, unity, identity, democracy and independence of the British people, to establish full sovereignty over all our national affairs by restoring the supremacy of the British Parliament, to withdraw from the European Union, to promote democratic British patriotic principles, to promote the social, economic, environmental and cultural interests of the British people and to preserve and promote the ancestral rights and liberties of the British people as defined in the British Constitution.”

At the website Gates of Vienna, British Freedom leader Paul Weston, a brave and eloquent English patriot, picked a random week in May 2011 to provide a detailed description of the utter financial, moral, legal and cultural rot that is modern British life. Law-abiding citizens are fleeced by thugs as well as their own government, while immigrant gangs spread fear in the streets. The UK, like most Western countries today, has virtually abandoned its border controls and is being flooded by a tsunami of global mass migration. Britain has become a place where real crime goes nearly unpunished whereas thought crimes against the Multicultural order are dealt with harshly.

Paul Weston warned back then that “Although it just a snapshot, it outlines a country, a government and a people whose civilisational timeline is now measured in years rather than decades or centuries. We are no longer serious about the serious matter of survival. We have nowhere to turn and no one to realistically represent us. Britain, as Lawrence Auster constantly reminds us, is a nation of the living dead.


The American columnist Samuel T. Francis labeled this “anarcho-tyranny,” a toxic mix of virtual anarchy in the streets combined with near-totalitarian repression. It describes a situation where the authorities have lost any semblance of control over public safety, but try to prevent citizens from protecting their own lives and property.

The state is everywhere, and it is nowhere at the same time: useless when hostile ethnic groups move into your cities and push you out, but always eager to regulate the fat content of your yoghurt. It is totally incapable of upholding your country’s borders, which have broken down under a tidal wave of immigrants who often have no legal right to be in your country, yet still charges very high taxes in spite of its persistent failures. It is impotent when faced with violent tribes harassing your sons and daughters, but quite capable of removing your cultural heritage from the school curriculum and giving your children lessons on the sex life of transvestites.

The English author George Orwell was one of the most insightful analysts of the totalitarian mindset. When Orwell published his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four in 1949 he meant it as a warning. British ruling elites today read is as an instruction manual. That is why we need the British Freedom Party, to restore freedom to the British population.

Britain was once at the forefront of political liberty. With the help of British Freedom, it can become so once more.

Read the rest at the British Freedom website.

For a complete archive of Fjordman’s writings, see the multi-index listing in the Fjordman Files.


Nick said...

Some very astute observations. The state is everywhere, and nowhere. Quite so.

Sol Ta Triane said...

I have always been impressed by this fine gentleman, Paul Weston and give my appreciation for his many educational and inspiring articles. Thanks Paul!!

And he seems to be getting better and better, like a good bottle of red. Did you notice?

It is time for the people who love Britain to stand up for their countries, casting off the lies about British Freedom and the EDL and giving full support.

Hythloday said...

I worry that British Freedom will try to integrate itself into the "mainstream," where difference of opinion is restricted to whether one stands in front of a blue or red background when giving speeches. I worry that it will whittle down its policies on immigration and English identity until it calls for nothing more than stopping "Radical Islam," as if only those men wearing suicide belts, brandishing scimitars, and ululating in Arabic were responsible for Ablion's crumbling into the sea. Were it to do so, British Freedom would be like a man who, seeing a wasp fly through his window, devotes all his energy to squashing his winged invader, while ignoring the blaze swelling behind him, reducing his house to ash.

I hope that, as the British Freedom Party grows, it rejects the linear model of politics, with its simplistic span between right and left. I hope it pursues those policies which are vital to the survival of the English, (Northern) Irish, Scottish, and Welsh races, regardless of how "centrist" or "extreme," "leftist" or "rightist" such policies are qualified by the media and the ruling class.