By Max Musson:
Each of the previous five prerequisites described in the earlier articles in this series will require significant levels of initial funding if they are to be secured and this is why this final prerequisite, the establishment of a funding programme, is so important.
Without funding, we cannot provide paid employment and will be forced to rely on unpaid amateurs working in their spare time, as all of the failed nationalist organisations of the past once did and as all of the failing nationalist organisations of the present currently do.
Without funding, our White enclaves will be tiny affairs, comprised almost entirely of the few nationalists who are financially in a position to sell up and move home to a different part of the country where there may be no work for them. The enclaves will grow torturously slowly and so slowly in fact that they will be too small to be of any use before it is too late.
Without funding it will be impossible to acquire a network of ‘friends’ in high places of any worthwhile size or influence and it will be impossible for us to acquire a nationalist media of any significant size, either by building our own, or by buying into existing media companies.
Without funding we will be unable to organise more than a rabble on the streets at best and we will find ourselves in the same state of powerlessness in which all previous and existing nationalist organisation in this country have become trapped.
Whether we like it or not, ‘money is power’ in the society in which we live, and if we want to exercise power, then we must be prepared to ‘feed’ our organisation with money. We either accept that we will never have the power to save our nation, or we decide that some how or another, whatever it takes, we will raise the money that we need.
Previous and all other existing nationalist organisations have failed to command membership dues at a level such that they might realistically expect to achieve their aims, because the leaders of those organisations have never really believed that our cause was worthy of realistic membership contributions, and as a consequence their ‘proposition’ lacked credibility. More importantly, the converse has always been true also. Their ‘proposition’ has always lacked credibility, for the simple reason that they have never had the courage to ask for a realistic level of funding from their members.
If some friends invited you and your spouse out for the evening, to make up a foursome for dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London, telling you that they had come into some money and that consequently the cost of the night out would be on them, and that you should expect it to be a no expenses spared occasion, you would rightly expect that they must have a budget running to several hundred pounds at least. However, if when you enquired as to the amount of their windfall, they told you that they had merely found a twenty pound note, the credibility of their proposition would suddenly look preposterous, and it is the same with the funding of a political movement.
When a political organisation sets its membership dues at just £30 per annum, what that organisation is doing is the equivalent of inviting you to go for a slap-up, no expenses spared night out at the Savoy, on a budget of just twenty-pounds. They are in effect telling you that there is no realistic prospect of them ever achieving power, and that everything you and they may do together, may fool you into feeling better, but it will not make a blind bit of difference to the eventual fate of our people, of your children or your children’s children. Everything you will do with that organisation will ultimately be a fatuous waste of time.
Some people argue that a nationalist organisation can have a nominal membership fee, and can then raise lots of additional money through various fund raising activities once lots of people have joined. However, this is not so. Such an organisation expects their part-time activists to waste what precious spare time they have, time that they might otherwise devote to political outreach and political campaigning, organising all manner of what usually turn out to be amateurish fund raising events, that usually raise relatively little money.
They raise relatively little money because they are organised by people who are already holding down a ‘day job’ and who are already trying to take part in political activity in their spare time, and who have too little spare time left over to organise fund raising activities effectively.
Such fund raising is therefore inevitably inadequate in terms of the amounts raised and this means that the political activity that follows is inevitably organised on a ‘shoe string’, and by definition therefore amateurish by comparison with events organised by well funded professional politicians of the establishment parties.
Previous leaders have never believed the British public would be prepared to contribute more than £30 per annum and the current crop of nationalist micro-parties seem to compete with each other to offer membership subscriptions at the lowest possible level, in the hope that by doing so they will attract the largest possible membership.
In reality however, all they succeed in doing is to condemn themselves to operate their organisations on a shoestring, and to deny themselves credibility in the eyes of potential supporters. No one can seriously believe that a nationalist organisation operating on a shoestring will ever have the wherewithal necessary to defeat our enemies – the most powerful vested interest groups in the world.
It is therefore easier to recruit new members when one expects them to make contributions at a realistic level than it is to recruit new members by attempting to entice them with derisorily small membership dues. By ‘realistic’ level of contributions, We mean a level of contributions capable of enabling the organisation to achieve levels of funding that would realistically allow them to mount a credible challenge for political power.
At Western Spring we advocate membership contributions at the maximum level our members can comfortably afford. We don’t expect people to donate so much that their standard of living is adversely affected, but most people can afford £30 per month, some can afford significantly more than this and of those who cannot afford £30 per month, we simply ask that they try to get as close to that figure as their budget will reasonably allow.
Our experience is that we can achieve £30 per month as an average across our membership and our aim is to build our contributing membership to 300,000 within ten years. This will give us as an organisation an annual income of £100m per annum, enough for us to acquire the necessary prerequisites and make a credible bid for power.
In fact with £100m per year to spend, my belief is not that we will have enough money to simply win, but that we will have so much money that we cannot fail!
T.E. Lawrence, the great Lawrence of Arabia, a nationalist who many believe was murdered for his opposition to Zionism, wrote in his ‘Seven Pillars of Wisdom’, “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
The most important purpose of this series of articles is therefore to provide a vision of how we can equip ourselves with the vital prerequisites that our success will require.
There is another old saying: ‘What the mind of man can conceive and believe, he can achieve’ – put quite simply, if we believe that success is possible, that belief in itself is sufficient to make success a possibility.
Join us my brothers and sisters – let our dream become your dream – act upon that dream and victory will be within our grasp!
By Max Musson © 2014
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