Friday, 2 January 2009

Warning - Chameleon Alert

Well, Freedom has just gone to the printers and I think it's an excellent issue, even if I say so myself, which I frequently do. This edition, in particular, is a great advertisement for the British National Party and really lets the public 'see inside' our Party - the people at local level who make the BNP tick.

As I said, it's a great advert for a great Party, and it is capitalising on the fact that one of the reasons that the electorate is looking much more closely at us now, is because we aren't tainted by the sleaze and corruption of the old gang parties.

Mainstream politics has always been the home of the crook and the opportunist. Those who see political power as a way of gaining influence so that they can benefit financially from the status they have achieved thanks to their elevated position of responsibility given to them by the public vote. These creeps can be of any, every, or no political persuasion. They are chameleons and can change political allegiance at the drop of a hat so long as they can hold on to their power and influence which allows them to feather their own nest.

The BNP isn't tainted by the presence of these people at the present time because our poor media image has deterred them and in the past we have been a long way away from gaining any significant political influence. But all that is changing now, and I'm certain that these crooks, chameleons and creeps will soon be queuing up at our door in their search for a position so that they can gain, or extend, their influence in order to keep their personal cash registers ringing.

People who are not nationalists, have never been nationalists and who never intend to become nationalists, will be sniffing around looking for their opportunity to join the BNP because of the Party's increasing electoral success which will almost certainly continue in 2009.

We must be on the look out for these chancers and dispatch them from whence they came. They can bring nothing to our Party and their presence within our ranks will only demoralise and alienate those loyal members who have worked through the difficult times to bring us to the brink of our breakthrough.

Of course, there will be people from other parties who will want to come and join us and they will be welcome, but we must be alert to the political chameleon who sees our popularity in the polls as their opportunity to increase their personal wealth.


Jack said...

It is inevitable that as the party becomes more successful, ambitious newcomers will join and push themselves forward into important positions within the party. The problem is how to sort out those who are merely careerists and who see the BNP as no more than a right wing Tory party, from those who have an in-depth understanding of the principles of the BNP and its role as a revolutionary movement.

I suggest there are two main issues here which will have to be tackled. First the organisation of structured political education of party members, especially activists. Secondly, a proper vetting of those who become party officers and local leaders and of those who are standing as councillors etc.

We still have a little time before this becomes critical but it is something the party leadership should start considering soon.

alanorei said...

A timely article Martin

My experience of the opportunist-type individual is that they can be very vocal at times and even well-informed enough to give short talks at local BNP meetings.

But when it comes to election efforts they are invariably hard to find, though quite ready to declare how well 'we' did if the result is a good one.

Leafleting and canvassing for a few by-elections will expose the day-trippers. Pavement grey and house frontage red brick aren't colours that appeal to chameleons, neither does RWB, if the painful truth be known.

Look forward to the first VoF of 2009.

Martyn Findley said...

I could not agree more about the political chameleon, or with Jack and the idea of being more choosy with newcomers wishing to stand straight away as candidates.

More must be done to try to encourage known nationalists to stand for both party and elected positions.

Their intentions may be sound but it never feels quite right to me having someone with a brand new membership card standing as a candidate in an election campaign.

Personally I would be in favour of setting standards which must be met before someone can stand as a candidate. Hours of leafletting/canvassing completed and a term over which they must have been paid up members seems reasonable.