The April meeting of the London Forum made headlines around the world, with a massive two page article in the Mail on Sunday headlined ‘Nazi Invasion of London’.
This was more than a little ironic, given the political proclivities of the Mail‘s owner Lord Rothermere during the National Socialist era.
If you want to see the reality behing the headlines, here are some videos of the speakers at the notorious meeting targeted by the Mail.
Today’s Mail on Sunday makes a great fuss about the recent forum at a London hotel, where a range of speakers including American Prof. Kevin MacDonald addressed cultural and historical topics.
The Mail gets into a frenzy about this event, describing it as a “Nazi invasion of London.”
But what did the paper’s own proprietor Lord Rothermere think of the real National Socialists and their leader Adolf Hitler, whose 126th birthday falls tomorrow?
As early as September 1930, more than two years before Hitler came to power, Rothermere wrote an article in the Mail praising the National Socialist leader. Under the headline ‘A Nation Reborn’, the press baron wrote:
“What are the sources of strength of a party which at the general election two years ago could win only 12 seats, but now, with 107, has become the second strongest in the Reichstag, and whose national poll has increased in the same time from 809,000 to 6,400,000? Striking as these figures are, they stand for something far greater than political success. They represent the rebirth of Germany as a nation.”
When Sir Oswald Mosley created the British Union of Fascists in 1932, Rothermere became one of his earliest and strongest supporters. Though the Mail today referred to Mosley’s “hateful Blackshirt insignia”, at the time the paper’s line was very different. Rothermere wrote an article for his paper in 1934 under the headline ‘Hurrah for the Blackshirts!’
Rothermere (great-grandfather of the present Lord who is still chairman of the newspaper) visited Hitler in January 1937. The führer‘s press chief Joseph Goebbels wrote in his diary afterwards:
“Rothermere pays me great compliments. Enquires in detail about German press policy. Strongly anti-Jewish.”
The decline of the BNP has left the well-financed anti-fascist industry searching for a new target to justify their existence and stimulate their donors. While UKIP (thanks to the undeniable eccentricity of several leading activists and candidates) has been the main victim, Channel 4 News this week discovered a new scandal of supposed covert “racism” – the tiny and imperfectly formed National Liberal Party.
In one sense the media smearmongers are correct: the NLP is a remnant of the National Front splits of the 1980s. In 1983 a young radical faction (which included future BNP chairman Nick Griffin) ousted the NF’s de facto leader Martin Webster, only to suffer their own split in 1986. Half of the Front (including Griffin) became the “political soldiers”, following various continental ideologies including the “long live death” cult of Romania’s Corneliu Codreanu. The other half took a more pragmatic, populist line and became known as the Flag Group, named after the party newspaper they created after losing control of National Front News to their rivals.
The “political soldiers” hit the headlines for seeking funds from the Libyan dictator Col. Gadaffi – Griffin and his then allies Derek Holland and Patrick Harrington even travelled to Libya in pursuit of cash but returned only with copies of Gadaffi’s tract The Green Book, which was sold for years to come at NF meetings.
Then in 1988 the “political soldiers” themselves split: Griffin, Holland and their Italian mentor Roberto Fiore went on to form the International Third Position, increasingly influenced by traditionalist Catholic theology; while Harrington formed Third Way with a handful of allies including Graham Williamson from Blackpool, and David Kerr from Ulster.
Eventually Third Way spawned the National Liberal Party, but Harrington later drifted back to the BNP, rejoining his old ally/enemy Nick Griffin. The NLP became ever more multiracialist, and Williamson built especially close alliances with Tamils and Sikhs. In some ways this was consistent with 1980s NF “third position” ideology, which focused on building coalitions with oppressed Third World minorities against our common enemies.
Fast forward a couple of decades, and we reach the latest “exposé” by Channel 4 News. The National Liberals are probably right to conclude that this was inspired by their powerful enemies in India, since the NLP isn’t significant enough to have attracted the attention of the more usual financiers of “anti-fascism”.
But Channel 4 have missed the real scandal: the Nat Libs’ Griffin-style “donate now” button, which features images of their supposed political heroes: Lord Rosebery, Joseph Chamberlain and Leslie Hore-Belisha.
It’s weird enough to base your politics on an imagined early/mid 20th century tradition, throwing Rosebery, Chamberlain and Hore-Belisha together as though they form an ideological continuum.
But if you are going to idolise early/mid 20th century politicians (which isn’t entirely unknown in nationalist circles) it’s a good idea to spell their names correctly!!!
The Nat Libs manage to misspell two of the three: referring to “Roseberry”, Chamberlain and “Hoare-Belisha”.
As we’ve seen recently, it’s easy to make errors on websites, but even so….
And ironically the NLP’s founders probably imagined they were being smart by proclaiming admiration for Rosebery and Hore-Belisha, since they both had Jewish connections. Rosebery married a Rothschild heiress, while Hore-Belisha was born a Jew (Isaac Leslie Belisha). Harrington and Williamson presumably hoped this kosher piety by proxy would disarm media attacks: it didn’t work too well, did it?
Today in Johannesburg political and religious leaders from around the world are gathering to pay their final respects to Nelson Mandela, a man who was elevated to virtual sainthood during the last 25 years. Some of those leaders will be hypocrites such as the British Prime Minister David Cameron, who as a young Tory activist was perfectly happy to take a free holiday to South Africa paid for by a propaganda outfit of Mandela’s enemies in the old South African government. Others will be naive but sincere liberals, who believe the “anti-apartheid” movement to have been the great moral cause of their lifetime.
In fact there are only two political/historical subjects that have been taken out of normal debate and given a quasi-religious status, so that it is regarded as grossly offensive or even criminal to express a different view: the Holocaust and Nelson Mandela.
This is all the more peculiar when one realises that Mandela was a Marxist terrorist, allied to the IRA. In fact the movement he led – the African National Congress – was the most communistic of all African ‘liberation’ movements, and Mandela was personally in charge of its shift towards a more pro-Moscow and violent approach.
As has recently been documented by the British historian Dr Calder Walton in his book Empire of Secrets, many African leaders linked themselves with White Marxists as well as liberals as part of their advance to power, while in fact having no real ideology other than personal advancement. Once they had become rulers of their ‘independent’ post-imperial states, they almost always decided that a secret relationship with British intelligence would be more profitable than fellow travelling with Moscow.
A slightly earlier book – External Mission: The ANC in Exile, by Prof. Stephen Ellis, published in 2011 – proved that Mandela and the ANC were an exception, developing especially close ties to Moscow. During his trial in 1963 – after which he was jailed for life, convicted of leading a terrorist conspiracy – Mandela denied being a Communist Party member.
Yet Prof. Ellis established that he was not only a member, but a leading activist on the central committee of the South African Communist Party, and that even before he became leader of the ANC he was in charge of the pro-Communist faction within the movement, seeking arms and finance from both Moscow and Beijing. (Eventually the ANC became pro-Soviet, though with a small pro-China faction.)
The ANC’s terrorist wing which Mandela commanded – known as Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation) – began a campaign of bombings in December 1961. Mandela and nine of his closest comrades were arrested after a successful operation by South African anti-terrorist police, who arrested them in July 1963 at a farm owned by the Jewish communist Arthur Goldreich. In 1948 Goldreich had served in the elite Palmach wing of the Zionist terrorist group Haganah.
The property and other ANC assets had been purchased via Goldreich and a fellow Jewish communist, lawyer Harold Wolpe.
Even with Mandela in prison, his movement continued its terror campaign and built close ties with two of the 20th century’s most infamous organisations: the East German secret police, the Stasi, who trained ANC members in torture and other methods to be used against opponents in their own ranks; and the IRA, whose experts tutored Mandela’s men in the fine arts of bomb making, so that they could be more efficient in killing South African women and children in a series of terrorist outrages.
One IRA style bombing among many was on Church Street in the centre of Pretoria in 1983, killing 19 and injuring 217. Many more bombs targetted Wimpy bars and supermarkets, such as a shop in Amanzimtoti, Natal, in 1985 killing five civilians and injuring 40.
By this time Western leaders had ceased caring about White civilians in South Africa. With the Soviet bloc collapsing at the end of the 1980s, London and Washington helped broker a deal between the South African business elite and the ANC, by which Mandela was released from prison and installed in “democratic” power.
Many years earlier Britain’s secret intelligence service MI6 had intervened to prevent Mandela being killed during a planned prison escape. British agent Sir Robert Birley, former headmaster of Eton, foiled the plot and became an important MI6 link to Mandela and the ANC leadership, whose Marxist ideals did not prevent such opportunistic alliances.
For well over a week the English media have been obsessed by allegations of racist comments by England and Chelsea captain John Terry, supposedly directed at Queens Park Rangers defender Anton Ferdinand during the televised QPR v Chelsea game on 23rd October.
TV pictures clearly show Terry speaking the words “f**king black c**t” in Ferdinand’s direction. It is sad but unsurprising in 2011 that the obscenities are uncontroversial: it’s only the word “black” that has got Terry into trouble, and had the words “f**king c**t” been directed at (for example) Ferdinand’s white team mate Shaun Derry, there would have been no complaints.
Terry’s immediate reaction was to claim that the film actually caught the end – not of a racist comment, but a denial of a racist comment! He maintained that he thought Ferdinand had complained of racial comments that he hadn’t made, so what the camera showed (in Terry’s submission) was his response: “I never called you a f**king black c**t”!
Far more important than the credibility of Terry’s instant excuse is that none of the manufactured outrage over the affair has set it in context. Terry’s Chelsea colleagues were facing a surprise defeat against their newly promoted London rivals and had already had two players sent off. Then Terry was struck by Ferdinand’s elbow as they each jumped for the ball: not an uncommon event, and not uncommonly (at any level of football) leading to harsh words, soon forgotten.
The uncommon factors at Loftus Road that day were the presence of high definition TV cameras that zoomed in on Terry, and the all-pervasive influence of a race relations industry ready to pounce.
Terry’s alleged comments happened to coincide with the massively publicised week of action for the Kick Racism Out of Football campaign, which sees players and managers across the country obliged to wear “anti-racist” promotional badges, and a plethora of campaign events funded by the football industry and by central and local government.
Woe betide anyone in football who resists being drawn into this political circus.
The innocent ethnic hero of the hour is of course Anton Ferdinand. Long forgotten is his previous starring role in an earlier fracas. In November 2007 he was acquitted at London’s Snaresbrook Crown Court after being charged with assault and affray during a brawl outside Faces nightclub in Ilford during the early hours of 2nd October 2006.
This was the sort of activity one expects from typical New Londoners in the 21st century. The prosecution claimed that Ferdinand’s cousin had started a fight at the club, and that the footballer had later joined in. Ferdinand told the jury that he had been acting in self defence because he was afraid that his £64,000 watch was about to be stolen.
Despite the Crown Prosecution Service carefully selecting a barrister called Alex Agbamu to lead their case, so as to avoid allegations of “racism”, the jury believed Ferdinand’s defence and he walked free from court.
He ran out of luck three years later when he was convicted of using a mobile phone while driving and was banned from driving for six months.
Earlier this year Ferdinand was in the headlines again for non-footballing reasons when he blew £6,000 in five minutes at a roulette table in the 24-hour Aspers nightclub in Newcastle.
For as long as the public remains willing to continue handing over the cash, the likes of Ferdinand will be happy to spend it. And the media’s “anti-racist” circus will continue to hail them as heroes.
The story that ‘just keeps on giving and giving’…
TIMES ONLINE, 24 Dec 2009: The Nazi gang that ordered the theft of the infamous ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ sign from the gates of Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland planned to sell it to fund violent attacks against the Swedish Prime Minister and Parliament, it was claimed today.
A spokesman for the Swedish security police confirmed that the authorities were taking seriously a threat by a militant Nazi group to disrupt national elections next year.
“We are aware of the information about the alleged attack plans,” said Patrik Peter, the security police spokesman.
“We have taken actions. We view this seriously.”