More on the BNP Manifesto


Sean Gabb

There is quite a lot in the BNP Manifesto that is worth liking: its rejection of the climate change nonsense, its promise to raise motorway speeds to 90mph, its policy on guns and smoking and tax and government spending. Then there is its promise to withdraw at once from the European Union and to withdraw all British forces from Afghanistan, and never to join in any invasion of Iran. I don’t like the proposal to put drug dealers to death – or the proposal to make it a criminal offence to publish “false information”: that sort of thing sets alarm bells ringing in my head.

I suppose I should hysterically denounce the BNP line on race and immigration. Not to do so, after all, invites smears from the pro-Regime left of wanting to stuff people into gas chambers. However, the party doesn’t seem to be committed to ethnic cleansing, and its policies on immigration seem to be no firmer than those of the Conservative Party before 1970. And I am more interested in what else the BNP has to say.

I think the most interesting disagreement between libertarians and white nationalists is over visions of the future. A nationalist sees the white race as politically and demographically verging on extinction. The best he can imagine is to make the West into a fortress and, at best, somehow get through the next few generations without being submerged. A libertarian looks forwward to a future of limitless scientific and technical and moral progress. We want more wealth and more freedom, and believe that differences of race and culture and religion will be of decreasing importance in a world based on free contract.

This being said, we do often begin from a shared analysis of how the present ruling class is destroying our civilisation. We may also share a certain pessimism about the chance that this ruling class can be dislodged before it is too late. However, the main difference is that libertarians are fundamentally optimistic about the future, and white nationalists are not.

I might also note that the British and American nationalist movements – now they have dropped all nostalgia for the 1930s – are borrowing wholesale from libertarianism. As yet, these borrowings often look like gold teeth in an otherwise indifferent mouth. But what will be our response if the gold teeth begin to outnumber the others? Those of us who are libertarians need to prepare for the day – one or two elections hence – when the BNP Manifesto may be the least statist on offer. If that does happen, we can look forward to some sharp disagreements.

Oh, I notice I’ve already been smeared on on some left-fascist blog almost certainly funded somewhere along the feeding chain by the taxpayers: http://westmidlandsunity.blogspot.com/2010/04/bnp-will-end-islamic-colonisation-of.html

Here is the BNP Manifesto: http://bnp.org.uk/pdf_files/BNP-Manifesto-2010-online.pdf

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12 responses to “More on the BNP Manifesto

  1. Charlie Harris

    No libertarian can support the BNP simply on the grounds that it is a statist party, regardless of the merits of some its policies.

  2. Lee John Barnes

    There are different forms of the State.

    There is the Global Corporate Fascist State of the US and its oil companies, media corporations and Zionists lobby groups like AIPAC that invaded Iraq, afghanistan and soon Iran for its oil.

    There is the New Labour Global Fabian Socialist State subsidised by the corporations where business taxes pay for political correctness and the vast Servile State controlled by the corporate media.

    There is the corporate fascist state of Mussolini.

    There is the Zionist National Socialist State of Israel.

    There is the Theocracy of Iran.

    There is the Communist Gulag State of China now becoming a National Socialist state.

    There is the Globalist Liberal State with its open borders and multi-culturalism that reduces the individual to an atomised unit in a shattered society.

    Then there is the BNP state model – which is a state which serves the interests of the people and nation of Britain as opposed to the interests of the US, Zionists, the EU, UN, global corporations etc.

    The BNP is not a ‘Statist’ party – we are a party of Democratic Localism.

    The aim of the BNP State is to devolve power down to communities and individuals.

    Libertarians have to reject Liberalism, as Liberalism is now a form of Liberal Fascism.

    The new science of Cultural Neuro-Science ;

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cultural_neuroscience

    Shows us that the values of liberty are ethno-specific, in that when you change the genetic nature of a people you change the culture of a nation and people.

    eg If 70 million Chinese entered the UK and claimed asylum then the culture of the UK would become Chinese and the traditional ancestral liberties that we have today would be lost as those people imposed their own natural and organic culture.

    Libertarians have yet to assimilate the fact that culture and genes are linked – and the genes that value freedom and that created the foundations of libertarianism in the West are not universal in all people – they are ethno-specific to the people that created the ideals of liberty.

    http://leejohnbarnes.blogspot.com/2010/02/race-and-culture-are-linked-death-of.html

  3. Steven Northwood

    I wouldn’t worry about the smear tactics Sean, as the moral altitude of the Liberal Left/Cultural Marxist movements is becoming increasingly reduced. Let us not forget that what most people want to see in Britain is what most sensible and fair-minded people hold as their values; genuine political correctness.

    The New Labour model of political correctness is all but in tatters. Nobody, journalists included, uses it anymore, and the movement which powered it is dying.

    I think the BNP will continue to make headway into the mainstream parties until it is at least as big as the Lib Dems, but I don’t know if it will ever take power. One quote from that Leftist blog is interesting and ought to be made note of:

    *BNP would kick out all those people who were not born in Britain. What if every other country in the world kicked out the Brits? A staggering 5.5 million people would be sent back here – far more than would leave our shores. This includes 800,000 from Spain, most of whom are pensioners.

    It has to be quid pro quo. All we ever really needed was a points-based migration system like the Australians have, and to withdraw from the EU and hopefully model ourselves financially somewhere along the lines of Switzerland.

    We’d be rolling in cash then. It is really the joint fault of the main political parties and the politically-active as to why we have not had this. In any case, I may only have just over a quarter-century of experience of life in Britain, but I think most of the irresponsible immigration has taken place since 1997. It was foolish of the government to hold such a policy for so long and not expect any blowback.

  4. Lee John Barnes

    If you believe what you read about the BNP on a far left website, then you are betraying your own humanity.

    The idea of being a human being is to think for yourself, not let others do your thinking for you.

    Go and read the BNP manifesto.

    Then you will discover that great joy that comes from thinking for yourself.

    The most pernicious form of slavery is mental slavery, for whilst a slave in chains knows he is not free, and hence will ceaselessly struggles for their liberty – a slave in mental chains does not even know they are a slave.

    Media conditioning is mental slavery.

  5. Graham Davies

    Steven Northwood:

    ‘The New Labour model of political correctness is all but in tatters. Nobody, journalists included, uses it anymore, and the movement which powered it is dying.’

    The reputation of PC is in tatters, yes, but it never really had much gravity outside of its own cultists anyway. The point is that the evil laws which are its progeny are all there – and the big three all support them and will push for more of them.

  6. I’ve still half a mind to hold my nose and vote BNP you know, I just can’t shake the sneaking suspicion that that is what the enemy class want me to do… I keep having visions of them sweeping to power À la V for Vendetta.

  7. Steven Northwood

    On the link to the BNP Manifesto a dialogue box appears which says ‘the file is damaged and cannot be repaired’ so I couldn’t read it. I know previous manifestos have been described as left-wing though. Fair enough. But it is the ideological millstone around the necks of the BNP that people see first. Everyone, including the BNP themselves, realises that.

    In the meantime, as I’ve said before, it’s just one big game of to-and-fro. Blues will get in for a decade, the Reds will probably get in for a decade after that. I don’t know, I suppose people just aren’t smart enough. Or not proactive enough. But at this point in my life I’ll be grateful for a Conservative government, even if nothing much changes. At least then we may have to do with a little less of the political pseudo-correctness!

  8. What is worth mentioning is all the old left codswallop in there about protectionism, ‘creating’ a manufacturing base, supporting ‘small family’ farms, etc,etc.

    So for everything they have stolen from libertarianism, they’ve taken similar amounts from the old authoritarian left.

    This just looks like blatant political opportunism to me ~ no overall rational philosophy.

    Oh, and the’re a bunch of small minded bigots, least we forget.

  9. They want us out of the EU though, and until that happens no matter who is in Downing St. nothing whatsoever will change.

  10. Lee John Barnes

    Harry Haddock // 27 April, 2010 at 6:41 am

    What is worth mentioning is all the old left codswallop in there about protectionism, ‘creating’ a manufacturing base, supporting ‘small family’ farms, etc,etc.

    So for everything they have stolen from libertarianism, they’ve taken similar amounts from the old authoritarian left.

    This just looks like blatant political opportunism to me ~ no overall rational philosophy.

    Oh, and the’re a bunch of small minded bigots, least we forget.

    ####

    Oh the irony !

  11. In otherwords, it’s “Vote BNP to bring back the Corn Laws… on every product!”

    sigh

  12. I do believe if a party started up and called themselves “British National Libertarians” It would eat into the BNP voter/members. I speak to many lads and lassies who work on “ground zero” of the BNP.

    Anybody who dismisses the BNP out of hand in my eye is merely a bigot. Until it’s possible to proven otherwise I’m sticking with that premise. I would say they are the least “statist” party mainly because the “state” ostracises them and the overwhelming people in the party are Mr&Mrs. Joe Soap.

    I know it may seem like an ironic anathema to some but the World is a very real place of inequalities. That is why we need tough borders as things stand. They had to very severely in Hong Kong. Reducing National overheads improves trade, personal wealth and technology. Look at China. They saw how that little Chinese enclave flourished. Like a disease that gave you super powers, they welcomed it. You cannot buy a bust of Mao. They will sell you one of Lord Cowperthwaite though.

    Griffin should listen. Maybe along with most of his centre circle. Step down as “ugly face of” and start over. This will turbo boost the party. He might even be able to keep and improve his MEP status next time(s) over.

    I do believe certain things should be done first as the perfect social investment. Nationalise UK monopolies, then let out as mutuals. Same with the councils where ratepayers tick boxes for required services.

    We learned terrible lessons as preceding Gov’ts ate the profits of nationalised companies and disallowed investment; turning them all into the butt of the jokes for the rest of the world.