Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Some answers for Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate

My sources tell me that Matthew Collins of Hope Not Hate is digging around for dirt on me.

I have already tweeted to him inviting him to address his questions to me directly rather than making things up, which is very unprofessional of him as a journalist, if that is indeed what he thinks he is.

Perhaps he is just a propagandist.

Are Claudia Dalgleish and I friends, he asks.   Insofar as friendship is possible in the dirty game of politics, I see no reason why we should regard each other as enemies since I bear her no animosity and wish her well.

I know most nationalists lack my courage, clear-sightedness and presence of mind and often allow their emotions to get the better of them.  I overlook, I forgive, but do not forget.  They also lack my ability to build bridges and get on with people.

While she has angered many people in the party by going to the press, I do not see that the harm that is being done to the party comes from people like Claudia, who are no longer members.  The rot comes from within the party and it is from the top.   It is not about disgruntled ex-members telling their stories to the media, but about leadership and ideology.  This Nick Griffin shows no inclination of addressing because he knows he need not answer to anyone, because he is Top Dog and the activists are his feudal serfs, villeins and vassals, with no rights and no access to justice.

"Anyone who crosses me is finished in nationalism", Nick Griffin once said, according to Eddy Butler.

I also read somewhere this memorable metaphor - that the incumbent leader is "a condom on the cock of British nationalism" who changes his views as often as the weather.

What does Claudia think of me?

She has advised me to leave this game and get myself a proper job, like so many people.   The trouble is that no one will give me a job now, or let me join their debating society, because of my views.   I see myself as being in the position of Christopher Columbus, but only half way across the world in a Magnus Magnussen frame of mind.

Why do I "hang around Nazis"?

After my expulsion from the BNP I felt I driven to explore the other highways and byways of nationalism, since UKIP is a closed door to me.

Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, National Front, British Freedom Party, British People's Party, English Defence League, Britain First or the UK First Party. Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded.

By applying for membership you certify that you are not and have never been a member of either of these parties.
UKIP prohibition against ex-BNP members ULTRA VIRES

I therefore blame UKIP for driving me into the arms of the "Nazis".

UKIP, you are to blame for driving me into the arms of the British People's Party!

I have met Simon Sheppard whose chief crime is not so much what he says about the Jews (or not anything that I have been able to read) but what he has said about women and feminism.  I decided to meet him when a Facebook friend of mine pointed out how similar his ideas are to mine.

Recently, I also met David Jones.

I have already explained at why I do not feel the same degree of horror at Nazi imagery as a form of youthful rebellion.

David Jones seems to me to be a dedicated young nationalist prepared to do the hard slog of local town politics.  He is particularly interesting because he is not a townie nationalist complaining about immigrants of a different race but about the trendy white liberal middle classes who have descended upon Todmorden.

The policies he believes in are small government, libertarian and rather old school Conservative, if truth be told, and he is certainly not one of those "socialism for whites only" school of nationalism.

This makes him a breath of fresh air.   If I were the leader of a leading nationalist party I would do my best to nurture talent like his, but I know Nick Griffin would only proscribe him or marginalise him if he hasn't already.

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