What Now?

Many of us will have suffered a sense of deja vue as news came through of Ukip’s wipeout in the local elections. Although on a vastly greater scale, the disaster was all too reminiscent of the BNP’s obliteration at the general and local elections of 2010.

While we could debate the cause of the BNP’s decline and fall – if it still mattered – there can be no doubt about the cause of Ukip’s eclipse. It is perceived to have done its job – Brexit – while Mrs. May has moved her party onto the socially conservative territory previously occupied by Ukip, albeit more by nods and hints than anything that she has actually done.

Ukip owed its rise in recent years primarily to two men, Nigel Farage (of course) and David Cameron. Cameron’s contribution was to take his party so far to the left that a gulf opened up on the right, a gulf into which Ukip expanded. It was Cameron’s ambition, correctly, to “reach out” to people who would not normally vote Conservative, but he reached out in the wrong direction. He proclaimed himself to be a “liberal” and the “heir to Blair”; he made no secret in the early days of the coalition government of his desire to absorb the Liberal Democrats into the Conservative party. And then there was “gay marriage”. It was at the time of the controversies about gay marriage that Ukip really began to rise in the polls as socially conservative Tories realised that the Conservative party was no longer recognisably conservative. In all of this Cameron was entirely consistent for it aligned with his own personal beliefs.

This outreach was in the wrong direction because there was no great unexploited reserve of socially liberal voters who were likely to be accessible to the arguments of the Conservative Party and who were not already its members or supporters. The only great unexploited reserve, uncatered for by any mainstream party, was that of socially conservative voters, hence the rise of Ukip. Hence too Brexit, which was achieved by the coming together of socially conservative voters from both Tory and Labour traditions.

Mrs. May has contrived to corner this socially conservative electorate for the moment. It is not inconceivable that the Conservative party could appropriate it indefinitely, but it is unlikely. That party is a coalition of the socially liberal and the socially conservative, and it is the former element which is usually dominant in its upper reaches. So while the party might tack to the right for a while – as now – sooner or later, and probably sooner, it will tack back to the left. At that point there will again be a need for a party like Ukip, and there will be electoral space for it.

So could that electoral space be occupied by racial nationalism ? Not as things stand. Not only is there no one dominant racial nationalist party, only a scatter of shards and burnt out dog ends, but there is little public appetite for our kind of politics. Nevertheless, public appetite or no public appetite, we must continue to make the argument through outlets such as this because it is right to do so. We can also do so in the knowledge that with the rise of the Alternative Right increasing numbers of people are hearing the arguments for race based nationalism. The absence of a public appetite for our kind of politics may therefore be passing, and when that space to the right of the Conservative party is occupied again we should be playing a part in the process.

By Frederick Dixon © 2017

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9 thoughts on “What Now?

  1. Chris Roberts

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    Yes, agree with your analysis, it is crucial to keep people together in the meantime, where we can, through various mediums. Patriots will all have to come together at some point soon as our culture and well being continues to be bulldozed into the abyss by the criminal elite.

  2. Just bought this book worth giving it a plug as only a couple of years ago it would not have been published,
    The strange death of Europe, Immigration, Identity, Islam. By Douglas Murray.

    1. Frederick Dixon

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      I’ve seen articles by Murray plugging his book in both the Times and the Express. Sadly it’s not yet to be seen in my local Waterstones. A book which is to be seen in my local Waterstones, and which I have bought, is “The Road to Somewhere” by David Goodhart.

      Goodhart’s point is that our societies have become divided between “Anywhere” people – who are comfortable in any society, welcome diversity, and are not attached to traditional identities,on the one hand and, on the other hand, “Somewhere” people. Somewhere people are strongly attached to their countries and their national or religious identities.

      Here is a quote, one of many which show the nature of Goodhart’s analysis:- “Business self interest and the progressive worldview – with its stress on openness, rights and equality – have both become uncoupled from common sense notions of economic justice, still seen through a national lens. It is this uncoupling that has been eating away at European social democracy. More broadly, it illustrates how the gap between the secular liberal baby boomer Anywhere worldview that dominates our political party, governmental and social institutions and the intuitions of the ordinary citizen has become the great divide in British life.”

      One of the best things about Goodhart’s analysis is that he shows us that the disdain and demonising of our way of looking at things is not due to any inherent immorality in us, but to sheer incomprehension on the part of the Anywheres that another point of view can be valid. Well, we knew that anyway! ,

  3. [QUOTE]with the rise of the Alternative Right increasing numbers of people are hearing the arguments for race based nationalism[/QUOTE] I could not agree more. I seem to remember making a statement to this effect a while ago in relation to the sort of topics now being discuused in our national papers that just 3 or 5 years ago would have been unthinkable. Recently on the METRO site there was editorial that highlighted the similarity between the topics, and expressed views of the major parties, are just about the same as the BNP proclamations of 10 years ago. This situation will continue, with previously “forbidden” topics of debate becoming increasingly open and mainstream. When that happens, divisions will appear between left and right on these previously “forbidden” topics of debate, then the BNP can once again, and with very good cause, claim to be the “new” Labour Party for the British Working Class. This will be easier than before, because so many of the cats will already be well and truely out of the bag. Although a BNP supporter, I , and I suspect a lot more like me, have voted UKIP at elections. This has been tactical, as they had the greatest chance of achieving the very important goal of BREXIT. A goal that overode all other considerations. In the election this June, I will vote Conservative to strengthen the hand of our Prime Minister until BREXIT is realised, then I will resume voting BNP.
    Sean Bryson

    1. Frederick Dixon

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      I too have been voting Ukip in recent times and I hope that I will be able to so on the 8th June because, unlike you, I cannot vote for my Conservative candidate who is an arch- Remainer and noisy about it. If there is no Ukip candidate I foresee a spoilt ballot paper in my near future. Still miss your blog by the way.

  4. I wish I could share your optimism but I believe it really is too late. Our people across the world are choosing their own destruction. For new generations this sociery is normal, they do not know what has been lost nor that our people are under deliberare and sustained attack, in fact they stand up to support the position of our attackers. I knew Le Pen would lose despite that a friend called after the result and told me I need to get out. Yes I do, but where?

    1. I can understand your frustration; I feel it too as I see our people mocking the people who are warning them, and then laugh their drunken way to their own destruction. Only when the situation is really biting them personally on the backside, will they object. With Marine Le Pen, despite losing, she is the main opposition now and what she says will get listened to and reported on. I don’t think that Le Pens real objective was this election; she wanted the best result possible certainly. But this election is a stepping stone to the next election, with much attention being paid to her and what she says, between now and then. Like never before.
      Sean Bryson

    2. Frederick Dixon

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      Don’t despair. One thing that history teaches us is that it is precisely when people see their own society heading towards extinction that they stir themselves to do something about it. To give one example (or perhaps two) – the nineteenth century saw the rise of folk nationalisms throughout eastern Europe in resistance to the Germanising and centralising policies of the Austrian Empire, and the Russifying and centralising policies of its Russian equivalent. Those policies of the Imperial governments were seen as “modernising” and “progressive” (ring any bells?) and their subjects had known nothing else for far, far, longer than we have had to endure our own liberal tyranny. Yet now those nations are free and their identities secure, and it is no surprise that – apart from Britain – the staunchest opponents of those new Hapsburgs in Brussels (an old Hapsburg capital by the way!) are those nations of eastern Europe.

  5. What we are witnessing is tactical voting against the main party of Islamic jihad viz Labour. So people will vote Tory to get rid of jihadi Labour and Eurofederalist Lib Dems.

    UKIP now needs to tackle the next issues of Islam and cultural Marxism if it wants to bounce back. A strong UKIP does not weaken the Tory vote share, but it certainly pressurised them into granting a referendum.

    Small political parties like BNP and UKIP DO work for without them we would never have had the referendum.

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