Sunday, 24 July 2016
Comrade Tony Green has an initiative on Facebook which deserves the support of everyone who is campaigning against globalism and capitalism. Tony has a religious viewpoint which would appeal to Christian Socialists perhaps more than Pagan ones. If you are one of the people who broadly agree with official SWPE policy, but find our position on organised non-European religion to be the sticking point which prevents you from joining, then Tony's Socialist England may be more to your liking. Likewise, Tony has a position on immigration which differs from official SWPE policy. Whereas SWPE argues for the borders to be firmly sealed and for those who are hostile to Socialism to be encouraged to relocate elsewhere, Tony's Socialist England proposes that nationality be given to everyone who is here in this country, regardless of immigration/refugee/asylum or legal status. Tony is married to a Chinese lady and has mixed-race children with her, so has a personal perspective on racial identity which can be summed up in these words:
"If someone described my Chinese born wife as 'BME' I'm not sure what response they would get, something like a mixture of shock, outrage, and amusement. Not being white doesn't necessarily give you common cause with everyone else who isn't white. It's just another, silly aspect of the 'White Privilege' myth so beloved of the New Left (and rightly derided by the white working class)."
SWPE applauds Tony for his Socialist England initiative and encourages everyone to give him support. He has already attracted some very interesting people, who would be worth getting in touch with regardless of differences in ideology, which in the bigger scheme of things are of only minor importance. Tony's group has the following as its policy outline:
Socialist England is intended as a new political movement that combines the principles of English Patriotism, Socialism, Libertarianism, Traditionalism and Environmentalism. We believe that this combination of ideas and philosophies, as well as being right in principle, is in tune with the deepest desires of the vast majority of the English people, indeed with the deepest desires of all peoples.
At the moment Socialist England exists as an idea. It is not envisaged at this stage that we will constitute ourselves as a separate political party – there are already enough tiny political organisations grandiosely declaring themselves to be THE Party. At present it is hoped that we will develop as a network of supportive individuals who may or may not be members of other political organisations such as the Labour Party or the Green Party. It is hoped that we will later be able to establish some form of membership organisation. This membership will then determine its future direction.
Here are some of the premises with which we begin.
We believe that there is a distinct English Culture that has long been buried within the wider, artificial national construct of ‘Great Britain’, and is now under threat of disappearing completely through the combined attack of national subordination within the European Union and the more general movement towards a Global system where we are all in severe danger of becoming rootless consumers rather than citizens actively engaged in the running of our own communities. Our culture is further weakened by a sense liberal guilt at our Imperial history, a history for which the common people of England were not responsible.
Our second premise is that there is also a distinct English Socialist Tradition, which has little to do with Marxism, and nothing at all to do with authoritarian ideology of Leninism, an ideology which led directly to the horrific one party dictatorships seen in Russia, China and elsewhere. Ours is a Libertarian traditionwhich includes figures such as Robert Owen, William Morris, George Orwell and Tony Benn. We also see ourselves as inheritors of the proud history of English radical protest and struggle which encompasses thePeasants Revolt, the Levellers and the Diggers in the English Civil War,, the Tolpuddle Martyrs, and theChartists, right through to the striking miners of 1984-85 and the Anti-Poll Tax movement of the late ‘80’s.
Let’s look in more detail at the five elements of the philosophy that will bind our new movement together.
Our patriotism is civic and cultural, and has nothing at all to with the Racial-Nationalism of the Far Right. The English are a mixed people, with a rich heritage that that is the product of the many different peoples who have lived and settled here, including Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, Normans, and the peoples who have arrived in more recent years, from Africa, Asia and elsewhere. Our culture has emerged and prospered through and not in spite of this rich melting pot of ideas. Although we will advocate strong limitations on further immigration, this has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the protection of our communities and our culture. It is based on the recognition that a Nation is something more than a geographical area in which people work and consume, the condition which the global capitalist elite wish to reduce it to. Our patriotism is based on a love of our land and our people, and not on the hatred of any other lands or peoples; nor is it based on a narrow ‘white-only’ definition of Englishness.
Our patriotism also rejects the phony ‘my country right or wrong’ ‘patriotism’ with which our parasitical elite have always sought to indoctrinate us as a diversion from their own self-serving rule. These ‘patriots’ have engineered the present day situation where our defence policy is decided in Washington, most of our laws originate in Brussels, and many of our public services, what’s left of our industry, and large parts of the land itself is owned by foreign states, individuals and multi-national corporations.
Socialism is about Co operation, solidarity, collective responsibility and mutual support. We are an unashamedly radical socialist movement that bases itself on the struggles of the working people and oppressed of England. We will support strikes, demonstrations and social movements which seek to defend and further the cause of our people, as well as supporting electoral candidates who genuinely defend the rights and aspirations of our people.
We absolutely reject the bureaucratic state socialism which, starting with the Soviet Union, once repressed a third of humanity. Instead, a Socialist England will have a mixed economy that combines state ownership, Municipal ownership, Workers Co Operatives, and small businesses including one person and family businesses. Whatever their form of ownership, all sections of the economy should be, as far as possible, owned and managed by elected representatives of the workers in that business or industry. Trade Union membership will be encouraged. Production should be for need not profit. The economy should be the servant of the people, not its master.
Freedom is the freedom to think differently, and to express those thoughts openly without fear, or it is nothing. Under modern capitalism only an increasingly narrow range of opinion is allowed to exist.Socialist England will encourage the widest range of views to contend, the only limitation being on those who incite violence against their fellow citizens.
In recent years, Political Correctness has become a key tool limiting the terms of discussion and debate. This is a trend that is contrary to the longstanding commitment of the English people to liberty. In Socialist England, people will be free to express their opinion, no matter how objectionable or offensive others may find it.
Naturally, anyone publicly expressing an opinion, cannot also object to those opinions being challenged, and cannot advocate that fellow citizens should be denied the freedom they themselves enjoy. In Socialist England, people will be free to live their lives as they see fit, so long as their actions do not cause harm to other members of the community. The principle upon which we stand is individual Freedom with personal and collective responsibility.
There was once a time when as long as people paid their taxes and were neither the perpetrator nor the victims of crime, then English people’s contact with the state was minimal. Now, even as the state increasingly transfers its responsibilities to private corporations, it records, monitors and tracks our every move, online and off. Socialist England will roll back and end the surveillance state. Technology should serve the people, not enslave them
In contrast to Marxism, including the Cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School of Marxism which has been so influential on the development of modern society in recent decades, we uphold the traditional familyas the foundation of a civilised society, and of a future Socialist England. It is within the natural and mutually supportive institution of the family that children are best nurtured and cherished, so that they grow into the decent, active, engaged and responsible citizens of tomorrow. The breakdown of the traditional family over the last forty years or so is in large part responsible for the huge growth in social problems such as petty crime, violence, vandalism and problematic drug and alcohol use amongst young people. Through the development of locally based industries and crafts and other measures a Socialist England would encourage the strengthening of the nuclear family and the renaissance of the extended family.
In the society we seek to build, women will be free to work or not to work, but staying home to raise children by either parent will be seen as a valid and laudable choice.
We are also committed to the re-birth of the traditional regions of England, by once more basing strong local government on the historic English Counties such as Lancashire, Yorkshire, Northumbria and so on. Socialist England will encourage and develop locally specific industries and businesses which will reverse the regrettable growth of identikit ‘clone towns’.
We are also for the promotion of Regional dialects, languages, and folk customs and art forms which at the moment are under increasing threat of extinction through the drive towards a one world, global culture.
For too long human beings have acted as though we are separate from nature, that we have a right to mastery over it, and that it is a limitless resource to be exploited. These attitudes are destroying our habitat, Earth. To destroy our habitat is to destroy ourselves. A Socialist England would mark a return to a more natural society based on smaller scale, localised and sustainable production for use, rather than the current absurd and wasteful globalised system where food and other products that can quite easily be produced here are imported from all corners of the planet. We will strive to be as economically self-sufficient as possible, particularly in the area of food production.
Our treatment of domesticated animals through the increasing industrialisation of farming is one of the greatest crimes ever committed by humanity. Socialist England will seek to base all of agriculture onorganic, natural methods where animals will be treated as what they really are, as our fellow living, sentient beings.
In Socialist England, as much of our energy needs as possible will be based on renewable sources, i.e. solar power, wind power, wave power.
As it is intended that our new political movement will be a democratic organisation where policy is decided by the membership, it would be wrong to try and mandate policy in any detail at this stage. The following are merely draft recommendations which flow naturally from the general philosophy outlined above.
Independence and the Constitution.
Socialist England will by definition be an independent England. We will therefore work with us towards the establishment of an English Parliament. A constitutional consultation process of all of the English people should decide on the final shape of a future English Constitution. A Socialist England would strive to maintain close ties with fellow members of the former United Kingdom. We would withdraw from theEuropean Union.
We favour a Citizens Charter outlining the principle rights and principles of all citizens of Socialist England.
It is to be hoped that in new society the need for sectional party political interest will disappear. Socialist England should be governed by free-born Englishman acting according to conscience and the will of the people.
The land, banking, the utilities, the railways and the Post Office should all be the property of the nation as a whole. In other industries, we will encourage a multiplicity of ownership forms, e.g. co operative, municipal, small businesses. We would use a revamped local planning system to favour local businesses, rather than national or multi-national corporations.
We are in favour of a system of Positive Money where the state alone has the right to create money, although, as well as nationally legal tender we should encourage the development of local currency, so as to further boost the local economy.
We support a Citizens Income paid to all citizens. No one would go without the basic needs of life in aSocialist England.
We absolutely reject the dominant paradigm of permanent economic growth as both unrealisable and destructive of both the environment and traditional culture.
Foreign Affairs and Defence
We would withdraw from NATO and close down all foreign military bases on English soil. The armed forces should be used for purposes of defence only, and should be under the control of the English Parliament. All adults would receive one year’s military service, and periodic refresher courses, in case they are called upon to defend Socialist England. We support general, responsible gun ownership amongst the adult population.
We would seek to live in peace with all peoples, but would in particular extend our friendship to other nations and social movements that share our socialist values.
Socialist England would offer immediate citizenship to all who currently reside here who want it, regardless of how they got here. We would then introduce a strict Australian style points system where further immigration would be based on the needs of, and with the consent of, our society as a whole. We would extend a welcome to those who are genuinely fleeing oppression, war, or natural disaster. However, anybody leaving one country of safety in order to reach another, more prosperous place of safety becomes by definition an economic migrant and would not be granted refugee status within a Socialist England.
Crime and Punishment
Through concentration on the removal of widespread social and economic inequality and poverty, and the engagement of people in the running of their own communities, it is to be expected that crime and disorder would be massively reduced in a Socialist England. However, there will always be individuals who offend against others and against the community as a whole. Such individuals will be dealt with through a combination of rehabilitation and punishment. We oppose the death penalty, but the most serious or persistent offenders will be removed from the community to a place of supervised safety, for the protection of themselves and others.
Health care should be free from the cradle to the grave. In Socialist England the emphasis will be on the prevention of illness through exercise and a healthy diet. We would end the dependence of our NHS on parasitical pharmaceutical companies by the production of our own, genetic medicines. We will encourage the use of alternative and complimentary medices based on indigenous, organic produce.
Education should be free from nursery to university level. The aim of our education system should be the nurturing of intelligent, engaged human beings ready, willing and able to play a full role as citizens of a Socialist England. We are not against selection on merit, but the current elitist system based on money and class privilege will end. Private Education would therefore be abolished.
These suggested policy positions may be added to or amended by all who choose to associate themselves with Socialist England.
The Socialist England group is a closed one, membership of which has to be approved before joining. The direct link to the group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/1805680786317476/
Saturday, 16 July 2016
The UK voted to leave the EU, and the Ruling Class is furious. The new PM, Theresa May, was selected by Tory MPs, with the Conservative Party denied any choice in who should succeed David Cameron. The vote was controlled so as to ensure that the most outspoken servant of international corporate tyranny would be in place to make sure that the UK does not achieve full independence from the hated European Union of bankers, gangsters and political parasites.
Theresa May is a careerist, who has put her own selfish interests first for such a long time that she has never had children. Anyone who can be so ego-maniacal as to deny the most important of all natural instincts, can not be trusted to have authority over anyone else, never mind run a country!
Theresa May is a con artist and liar. She claims to be against tax evasion, but her own husband is a notorious tax dodger. She talks of creating a watered down form of Syndicalism, but she hates the Working Class and would see any Working Class involvement in business management limited to token representation - toothless and pointless. May has been instrumental in wrecking the morale of our great Fire Brigades, calling heroes who put the safety of others before their own lives, 'racist'. May is a Globaliser, an apologist for mohammedanism, an EU fanatic and in countless other ways, unfit to be an MP, never mind PM. But PM she is, because that is what the Ruling Class want - a compliant lying tool who will do their bidding so long as her own coffers are kept topped up.
Theresa May is going to sell the UK down the river. That is why she has been undemocratically given the job of Prime Minister. That is also why the position of Prime Minister has morphed into a de facto Presidency, with the unelected one over-riding the elected many.
The majority of the UK electorate voted to leave the EU. Northern Ireland and Scotland voted to remain as slaves. Spain-hating Gibraltar also voted to stay in the EU, interestingly though until the Referendum, Gibraltar wasn't even considered part of the UK, only being brought into the equation to boost pro-EU votes! Likewise the occupied territory of London, despite being the capital of the UK, is now being touted as a 'region' because the millions of non-Brits residing there voted to prevent the country they moved to from having a chance of freedom. The UK vote counts as a single unit, so to now declare that it isn't fair for the UK to leave the EU because some of its parts differed with the view of the majority, is ludicrous.
May has made a point of cosying up to the anti-Scottish SNP. The ridiculous claim made by May is that the UK cannot leave the EU until it receives the approval of Scotland (but not, interestingly enough, Northern Ireland, Gibraltar or 'London'), therefore Article 50 which begins the separation process, will not even be activated until the sparsely populated part of the UK north of England decides to accept the will of the country as a whole. 8% of the population of the UK residing in Scotland (well, more accurately the smaller still percentage, considering the two fifths of Scots whose voices are being ignored because they voted with England and Wales for freedom) are seriously being allowed to hold the rest of us to ransom, and May is happy to go along with this EU trickery.
SWPE sees no reason for Article 50 to be used to leave the EU. Slovenia did not have to negotiate its way out of Yugoslavia. Estonia did not have to go through years of disengagement to leave the USSR. We see no reason why the UK should have to take years to get out of the EU - we believe the best option is to forget Article 50 and simply repeal all UK-created legislation relating to joining the EEC / European Community / EU as it has variously been called, and to leave immediately, severing all ties, discarding all EU legislation, including such things as the rights of EU citizens or citizens without historic ancestry to the British nations, to be here at all. WE don't need to play the EU's and UK Ruling Class's game of watering down withdrawal from the EU, to the point where we're in the EEA, have to accept free movement of all EU citizens and basically end up in the EU in everything but name. We need to tell them that we have left, we are free and if they don't like it, they can...well, you know the rest!
SWPE does not believe in maintaining the UK at any cost. We supported the Scots who wanted independence in the 2014 Referendum, because we felt (and still do) that the UK is an imperialistic entity which prevents the constituent nations from achieving what best suits them culturally, socially and economically. But the result of the 2014 Referendum was for the UK to remain together and so it is absurd and anti-democratic that the SNP should use the threat of a further Scottish Independence Referendum to keep the UK together, trapped inside the EU. This is outrageous when one considers that the SNP seeks to create an independent Scotland inside the EU, which would mean that the UK would cease to exist anyway, and the price of temporarily keeping the UK together would be to enslave England and Wales in the EU against our will, to appease EU fanatics in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the nonsense regions of London and Gibraltar.
SWPE proposes a Referendum for England and Wales. We would ask the people of England and Wales to vote to leave the UK, forming a new federal country, with power devolved to the various ancient nations within the two countries: Northumbria, Gwynedd, Powys, Mercia, Anglia, Deheubarth, Morgannwg, Gwent, Wessex, Kernow, for example. Our 'new' federal nation would not be hostile to our brothers and sisters in Ireland and Scotland. Our proposal is made of respect for our neighbours, along with a steadfast resolve to do what is best for our own people.
We don't need the EU - so we have voted to leave. We don't need the UK, NATO, UN, WTO or any other globalising institution. We have taken a vital step towards freedom and we must make sure that scum like Theresa May are not allowed to use all manner of lying, distorting, manipulative con tricks to throw us back into the prison cell we have so recently voted to escape. The lie that we have to preserve the UK to survive is the same EU lie but localised. Let Scotland go back to the EU if it wants. Let Ireland be united if the majority in the North wills it. Let England and Wales march forward to freedom together.
Sunday, 10 July 2016
From Ireland to Russia, Christianity has been used to legitimise the power of government, sometimes as a means of forging social cohesion, but mostly as an instrument of social control. The teachings of Saul/Paul of Tarsus explicitly demand the obedience of the people to the Ruling Class, and enshrine such things as the paying of taxes to the regime in power. This is the basis of the argument against Christianity of everyone who opposes control by an elitist Capitalist Ruling Class, regardless of professed ideology.
Here are a few Bible quotes which the Ruling Class would just love. They preach against revolution and for total obedience to those in power:
1 Peter 2:12 “Keep your behaviour honest, or excellent among the Gentiles so that in the things in which they slander you as evildoers they may because of your good deeds as they observe them glorify God in the day of visitation. Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silent the ignorance of foolish men.”
Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice
Proverbs 24:21 My son, fear the LORD and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change
Romans 13:2 Consequently, the one who resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves
Titus 3:1 Remind the believers to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient and ready for every good work
The Bible is written in such a way that it is possible to pick and choose passages in order to support any argument. It is possible to take other quotes from the Bible to support the redistribution of wealth and property. The following are quotes which it would be tempting for Socialists to quote as pro-Socialist propaganda:
James:2:5-6 “Listen, my beloved brethren. Has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which he has promised to those who love him? But you have dishonoured the poor man. Is it not the rich who oppress you, is it not they who drag you into court?”
James:5:1 “Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you.”
Acts: 2:44-45 And all who believed were together and had all things in common; and they sold their possessions and goods and distributed them to all, as any had need.
Acts: 4:32 Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things which he possessed was his own, but they had everything in common.
These passages could be used by SWPE to advance the position that all Christians must be Socialists. But, as Revolutionaries, we are already considered as 'evil' by those who believe the passages which preceded them! The problem continues when we look at how the redistribution of wealth is to be achieved. The 'solution' to the problems of economic inequality is for Christians who have accumulated wealth and/or property, to SELL what they have and give out the proceeds to the poor (which would logically include themselves having voluntarily impoverished themselves). These following beauties would logically result in masses of poor (but 'righteous') people owning nothing at all, living in the shadow of people who did not share their religious ideals, who would own everything:
Luke:12:33 “Sell your possessions, and give alms; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys.”
Mark:10:21-22 And Jesus looking upon him loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing; go, sell what you have, and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”
Acts:4:33-35 And with great power the apostles gave their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet; and distribution was made to each as any had need.
The above passages are a recipe for disaster. If people are to sell everything they own, then somebody has to buy it. Who would want to build up wealth by exploiting the good will of others? Who? Perhaps people who gamble on the Stock Exchange, perhaps Bankers, perhaps Landlords seeking to build a property empire with which they could become rich by renting out accommodation at exorbitant rates. Who? Capitalists - Greedy, Exploiting, Money/Power-obsessed Capitalists. What would become of those who sold everything to the Capitalist Classes? They would become Slaves and would be forced into servitude to pay for the use of accommodation which they had previously had ownership of. This is a Capitalist's wet dream, but a Socialist's nightmare.
Christianity is a Middle Eastern religion, and like Islam and Judaism has been imported into Europe as a result of imperialism. The position of SWPE on Christianity is that it is the remnant of an old system of tyranny and that it only remains out of habit. But remain it does, and for that reason it has to be considered in the context of how it has become entrenched in our traditions and our culture. Like Lenin, we consider that religion is a personal matter and that the best possible outcome in a Socialist society would be for the incompatible non-indigenous religions to wither over time, with education aimed at assisting people to overcome ideas which have become entrenched in them because they have been practiced by their families for generations.
SWPE has a stated aim of returning our people to the natural Socialist ways of our ancestors. We want a better England, free from Capitalism, Class Hierarchy and all forms of exploitation. We understand that people need more than bread to live. We do not deny the existence of spirituality, rather we deny the right of Priests to dictate how people are to experience the spiritual. It is absurd that people who believe in an all knowing deity feel that they need to communicate with that deity through a hierarchy of 'holymen'.
Meditation, contemplation and awareness of nature make for a better understanding of the spiritual than singing hymns and becoming obsessed with the mythology of Middle Eastern cults. The Christian Identity cult is perhaps the worst of all Christian factions, with its advocates being profoundly anti-Semitic because of a belief that they are the real 'Hebrews/Israelites' and the Jews of Israel are impostors. They waste their lives fighting battles of the imagination, while the Ruling Class laugh at them and the Capitalist menace grows in strength.
We differentiate between Christians and Cultural Christians, with the former being the 'Bible basher' types who insist that they know the 'Truth' because they have read their Bibles and spoken to their Priests. We will not accept proselytising Christians into SWPE. We will not stand on the same platform as Identity Christians. Cultural Christians are people who have been raised in Christian society, people who enjoy the architectural magnificence of our ancient cathedrals, rather than people who believe in the Bible and who campaign to impose the Jesus myth on others. Even the most ardent Heathens/Pagans in England can be referred to as Cultural Christians due to the traditions of our country, so naturally Cultural Christians are welcome in our ranks, but Biblical Christians of any denomination are not.
Identity Christians are not only unwelcome in SWPE, but unlike Bible Christians who we would hope to re-educate to a rejection of the Church and its hierarchical structure (with the aim being for the Church to wither away), they are not welcome in the Socialist future we aim to create, and would be expelled from our country as a matter of urgency.