Thursday, 17 July 2008

Thoroughly deserved recognition

I SEE my Cumbrian colleague Clive Jefferson is up for the BNP Activist of the Year Award at the RWB - and he thoroughly deserves to be. Clive has been a revelation since coming on the scene up here around two years ago and he has certainly been behind the rapid growth we have seen across the whole county.

There was big debate going on yesterday about maximising the potential of the British National Party's website. It got quite heated at times with discussion focussing on the mechanics of the website not being used to capacity because not enough people were writing, filming or recording the reports to make the most of it.

While I'm quite comfortable with my computer and am competent with my software which helps me to produce Freedom, I find some of the latest technology a bit confusing. Back in 2002 I went to college in Carlisle to do a course on website design and computer language. For a couple of years it held me in good stead, but now I feel a bit in the dark again with innovation steaming ahead at break neck speed. In the morning I feel quite relieved when I have posted my piece on the main website and it appears to be in good order.

Now it's all about web-cam and audio reports, and not just written reports and this is progress and which I'm quite happy about. My concern is that when you have many more people, with many different media modes contributing to the website, there must be a strong editorial control to ensure that what is posted on the website is in accordance with nationalist principles and that there's nothing that can bring the party into disrepute.

There have been many new members recruited in the past two years which now form a sizeable percentage of the Party. It is vital they are well briefed about nationalism and understand how our ideology works as a whole and not just the parts of it that they were attracted to which led to them joining us.

I've probably mentioned it before, but sometimes I'm dismayed by some of the comments posted on our website in response to reports. There was the classic one where one poster thought the foreign takeover of British industry was OK as long as it protected British jobs. That's the typical short-term approach of politics today - quick fixes.

Foreign ownership of British industry is not OK because money made in Britain by British workers goes out of the country and when there's a downturn in business, foreign bosses have no loyalty to Britain or their British workforce and will pull the plug on their operations here and return to their own country.

The growing pains of our Party is the best way to describe the transitions that are taking place at the moment and we must all work together to ensure that this growth continues but also ensure that the growth is in the right direction . . . along the road of British Nationalism.

1 comment:

alanorei said...

Thanks, Martin

Re: industry foreign-owned, this is exactly what has happened here on Teesside, where what was ICI and British Steel is now run by overseas CEOs, including Turks at one point.

Yes, the jobs are still there and ICI may or may not have been the most 'nationalistic' of employers, or the most benevolent but at least everything was in-house.

The present situation is a recipe for great uncertainty, as you point out.

If anything, what is more alarming is the transfer of ownership of our public utilities to foreign companies/businesses, e.g. the French (EDF) and the Germans.

The Deutsche Bank part-owns Northumbrian Water, or did.

With all that water in Keildor Reservoir part-owned by the Germans, Hermann Goering would be rubbing his hands if he could.

Arguably, the Party's greatest challenge on coming to power, after ditching the EU 'golden garrotte' and expelling Islam, will be the reclamation and regeneration of Britain's industries, both public and private - a lot of high-paid managers will be bound to resist.

Likewise, a big fight will start with the 'greenies' when the Party, rightly, seeks to rejuvenate coal-based power production and takes a serious look at the limits of wind farms, which are basically an expensive, inefficient eyesore.