By Max Musson:
The internet forums would have been aflutter with jubilation and speculation as to what this ‘momentous’ turn of events might have heralded, had it happened three or four years ago, but today’s announcement that Nick Griffin is to ‘step aside’ as British National Party Chairman, was met with what can only be described as a mixture of mild disinterest and derision in nationalist circles. Indeed there seems to have been more of a reaction from media hacks eager to gloat over the long awaited ‘death rattles’ of a now tarnished and fatally flawed political career that once offered such promise and potential.
On the BNP website, the two brief sentences announcing this development provide little detail apart from informing us that former “Deputy Chairman, Adam Walker will, has accepted the role of Acting Chairmen”, and that “Nick Griffin has taken up the position of President”.
Quite what role Nick Griffin will play in future as ‘President’ of the BNP we will have to wait and see, but it is difficult to imagine that this movement is anything more that cosmetic, and I am reminded of Vladimir Putin’s brief period as Prime Minister of Russia, only to return to the Russian presidency when it suited him. Perhaps Griffin has learned a trick or two during his sojourn in Brussels.
As for Adam Walker, his ascendancy the chairmanship, even in an ‘acting’ capacity, is hardly likely to fill the party’s increasingly sceptical members with confidence. According to the Guardian newspaper he has a Japanese wife, hardly the kind of ‘accessory’ that will boost his personal standing where it counts, and he has had a troubled time in recent years culminating in a lifetime ban from teaching for alleged ‘aggressive behaviour’ in dealing with two mischievous boys at a St George’s Day celebration in 2011.
My advice therefore is to not let such developments deflect us from the path we have chosen. We know that the electioneering political party model is now defunct as far as racial nationalism is concerned and we shall see much more of this kind of manoeuvring in the years ahead from the nationalist micro-parties that the collapse of the BNP has spawned.
I am advised that the British Democratic Party will soon provide us with more such irrelevant ‘seat swapping’ when their leadership elections take place and those among their current leadership finally admit that like Griffin, they too are burned out and devoid of new ideas.
Thankfully, we at Western Spring continue to build our organisation and make progress towards our goal of acquiring the Six Prerequisites, and we urge those who are at last beginning to realise that there is not going to be any easy road to power to consider this: that power will always elude those who refuse to embrace the strategies that we outline here and here on the pages of this website.
By Max Musson © 2014
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