Saturday 4 May 2013

BNP to Enter UKIP

It will no doubt be a cack-handed operation, but that is - apparently - what the BNP are planning to do. This from Nick Griffin's "analysis" of Thursday's election results on the BNP's website.
Join us – or do this!

If, for whatever reason, anyone who thinks of themselves as a nationalist isn’t prepared to join us and lend a shoulder to our wheel, then there is one other useful thing they can do:

That is to join UKIP or to put in effort in the social networks to find and `influence those who have. Over the next few months, UKIP will sign up thousands of new, mainly newly politicised, members. Most of them are not merely patriotic, they are also instinctively, though at present totally incoherently, nationalist and racially aware. They don’t really belong with Farage and his internationalist big business set at all.

It will not take many people within UKIP to set about the quiet, careful promotion of genuine nationalism in order to create an underground ideological tendency. Done systematically, this can bear big, juicy fruit for real nationalism in the future. UKIP is growing too fast to be stable and it contains too many fundamental contradictions to avoid explosive divisions in the future.

Those nationalists who are not willing to be with us in the BNP should take note of this massive medium-term opportunity and get to work to seize it. We’ll be doing our bit too, but the more who move in and spread nationalist groundbait in the expanding UKIP pond the better.


Speedy said...

In today's Guardian (Farrage):

"Simple. It is that the rest of them don't speak the same language as normal people," he said. "They can't connect with people out there. The change that has happened to people's lives from immigration is extraordinary, but the other parties have nothing to say about it. They make vague promises and don't deliver."

Of course the BNP will try entryism and some will succeed (although isn't UKIP the only party that actively excludes them?) but i don't think any of the big party BNP-racist smears will work - they've shot that bolt.

I think voters have "bigot fatigue" - i think they're sick of being told they're racists or cretins or whatever and the "protest" vote for UKIP is as much a protest about being patronised by the big parties and having sophisticated social policy shoved down their throat.

Of course UKIP's actual policies are largely mad, but people don't give a toss any more - i think, like in Italy with the 5SM, they want to "destroy" the political class because they also have "progress fatigue" - they want to return to halcyon days when things were "simpler". Of course they never were, but this is was UKIP (by definition) represents.

"Rubbing their faces in diversity" was in a sense the final straw because it was very much a "visible" symbol of the sense of disorientation people felt by the relentless march of modernity.

Paradoxically the political class loved modernity etc of course because (i suspect) deep down their detachment from ordinary people = distance from democratic accountability = the birth of a self-perpetuating political class of power and prestige for them and their off-spring.

Ultimately everything is about evolution and power, which is sort of Marxist I suppose. So when the political parties "try and address the challenge" of UKIP, what they're really up to is thinking about - how can we sustain our grip on power and prestige?

Of course it didn't used to be this way - at least Labour were once a party of the people. But despite many good people, policy wise their bourgeoisation led to the above after 1997, IMHO, and they're not much different now.

Phil said...

I was going to write something broadly similar last week before the old blogger's block struck!

Red Symms said...

I understand why you wouldn't want to post links to the BNP site, but where does Griffin say this? I can't find it there. Screenshots are the easiest way to provide proof without linking.

Phil said...

It's in 'The Crossroads: Nick Griffin examines the key lessons of the 2013 council elections.'