The Third Way is a political ‘Think-tank’ investigating social and political trends in Nationalism and Liberalism. We continue to support the ideology of National Liberalism by sponsoring (for example) the new political party, the National Liberal Party (NLP). Also, however, we will be floating ideas and hosting debates on important themes.
One such theme concerns the ‘Three (Nationalist) Traditions’. This debate was initiated by an article on this site (see August 27 under recent articles). In summary this suggested that there are three emerging Nationalist traditions mirroring existing mainstream ones i.e. Conservatism, Socialism/Working Class, Liberalism. Presently UKIP, BNP and the NLP respectively are the predominant groups representing those differing traditions from a Nationalist perspective.
One group promoting a Nationalist Conservatism however contacted us to explain that there are a number of ‘competing’ groups within that tradition. Indeed the group, the Conservative Democratic Alliance (CDA), excplicitly state they are a part of this tradition unlike most others who seek to embrace all of them (regardless of the reality ‘on the ground’). As far as we can see they see themselves as a pressure group for Conservative Nationalism as well as a ‘ginger group’ within the Tory Party.
We are therefore hosting an article from the CDA to explain what they believe in (whose views they regard as an attitude and temperament rather than a rationalist ideology). It highlights common beliefs between different Nationalist traditions e.g. recognising that the building blocks of society are family, community, nation, as well as the differences e.g. supporting aristocratic and monarchical rule. It is quite provocative and passionate and viewers will find much within it to agree and disagree. As part of our new direction we shall be producing a special issue of our Magazine Third Way on the three traditions. We invite all who might wish to contribute articles to contact us via our e-mail (email@example.com).
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Conservatism was an attempt to preserve traditional ways against the growth of Liberalism but became Liberal, classical then Social Democratic – abstract rights, capitalism, economics, laissez faire and self interest, and now cultural Marxism. Like the other parties they offer the electorate incentives to get into power and at election time pretend they will introduce popular policies like controlling immigration but once in office pursue their own agenda. This should be a criminal offence and the Party name subject to trading standards law.
Academic Conservatives have tried to revive Conservatism by turning it into a competing ideology but it has no goal only present enjoyment of life by belonging to a historical community and culture. It is not a different opinion in a rational debate but an attitude and temperament in life. Rational plans and formulae are for the rationalist-ideologues: which is why these are “intimations” not a blueprint and cannot be stated a priori like utopian ideologies. There is more to human nature than reason. The turning point is now as we who feel alienated and dispossessed begin re-developing a tradition for the common benefit.(3) It is to revive our collapsing civilisation.
Wisdom is passed down by tradition, especially the family and develops from naivity by learning the lessons of life (which is how people behave and what they are capable of doing to each other) to practical wisdom. We pass it on to our children to prepare them for life. Received ideology is arrested development.
We are born into a family, community and nation with history, culture and a civilisation that pre-exist us. We imbibe it as we grow up. It lives in us, and we in it. This has a conscious and an unconscious effect which makes us what we are. We have piety for our past and reverence for the achievements of our ancestors and a duty to pass it on to our descendants. It is an affective relationship that endures in time not a rationalisation into independent individuals interacting; much less the cultural Marxist prejudice of slotting selected groups – blacks, homosexuals and women – into abstract categories with legal privileges. We belong to a nation as Edmund Burke explained: “A nation is not an idea only of’ local extent, and individual momentary aggregation: but it is an idea of’ continuity which extends in time as well as in numbers and in space. And this is a choice not of one day, or one set of people, not a tumultary and giddy choirs; it is a deliberate election of the ages and of generations; it is a constitution made by what is ten thousand times better than choice, it is made by the peculiar circumstances, occasions, tempers, dispositions, and moral and special habitudes of’ the people, which disclose themselves only in a long space of time” (1) Enoch defined our belonging succinctly in the debate on the 1981 British Nationality Act “Your nation is who you will fight for.” T.S.Eliot, our ways, “… the term culture… includes all the characteristic activities and interests of -a people: Derby Day, Henley Regatta, Cowes, the twelfth of August, a cup final, the dog races, the pin table, the dart board, Wensleydale cheese, boiled cabbage cut into sections, beetroot in vinegar, nineteenth century Gothic churches and the music of Elgar.” (2)
Our Christian faith activates our spiritual natures but Ideology is a secular religion which replaces national religion and having no spiritual content gives rise to earthly fanaticism. It has nothing transcendent only a forced move towards utopia on earth not heaven. This developed from the French Enlightenment: one of the most significant events in human history that changed the human focus from looking back to the past for wisdom, the Bible, Aristotle and Plato, say, to working towards a vague, future utopia. It requires an idea of the person as abstract and malleable, with substance removed conceptually to fit them into a mental blueprint for utopia – Marxisms’ classless society, the feminists’ androgynous society, the liberal brotherhood of man and the Nazis thousand year Reich of pure Aryans. The present Utopia is the coffee coloured, Multi-Racial society. Norman Pannell addressed the 1961 Conservative conference urging that immigrants have health checks and those who are criminal be deported; Colonial Secretary Iain Macleod countered at a fringe meeting with his belief in the brotherhood of man.
The Ten Commandments are duties which have been more important than rights in our historical and cultural achievement with the greatest art, literature and music inspired by God. A nation based on the duty of men and women is conscientious about responsibilities and obligations: a right-centred society is one in which individuals assert their personal desires. They are encouraged by Human Rights Acts to demand rights, with no consideration for the consequences of those demands on other people, like the right to protest and demonstrate conflicts with the right of pedestrians and motorists to use the public roads. Human Rights are the modern Rights of Man. Conservative believe in liberty but it is derived from belonging to a nation and is opposed to the universal, abstract rights of liberals and the group rights of cultural Marxists.
Because of the Human Rights Act ‘travellers’ are being given our countryside. They buy farming land and convert it into caravan parks, then claim right of settlement. In the Spectator of December 17th 2005 philosopher Roger Scruton urged rural residents to save their countryside by clubbing together and buying it. Rural communities(we) should “take power into their own hands” as they had shown that the Hunting Act cannot be enforced “we must now rescue our countryside from outsiders who are favoured by the Government. Neighbours (we) should club together to buy small parcels of land from desperate farmers then rent it back at a peppercorn rent.” They have done this in Professor Scruton’s neighbourhood and saved them from both travellers and agribusinesses.
Civilisation is created by effort and genius and must be renewed daily but is being undermined by our rulers for a new world order. Through studying history we learn that civilisations decline and fall when they become decadent and the people indulgent, as in Egypt and Rome which is why history is being phased out of state education. People expect the state to solve their problems and spoiling them makes them dependent for not only material needs but their beliefs which are provided by the media and opinion formers so they become decadent and indulgent. Discrimination against us is presented as moral superiority – affirmative action. We who have emotionally bonded with our people and territory and belong here are being dispossessed by our rulers for unrealistic hopes of one world and those they brought here as cheap labour. It takes totalitarianism to make unit and our lives are being regulated. A hospital visit needs a password and our confidential relations with our G.P.s have been destroyed now that our personal medical histories are put on a national database. We are becoming state property.
Sir Winston Churchill tried to heal the rupture in our national continuity in 1955 by having a bill to control immigration drawn up which was not ready until June, two months after he stepped down because of his health. He wanted the Conservative party to adopt the slogan “Keep England White.” (3) Cambridge don Dr. John Casey gave an address to the Conservative Philosophy Group arguing for compulsory repatriation. He was persecuted and recanted but it still stands as an example of how we can become homogenous again safe from imported gang murders, muggings and Muslim bomb attacks. (4)
The fifth Marquess of Salisbury, grand son of the great Conservative Prime Minister and descendent of Lord Burleigh adviser to Queen Elizabeth, wrote to Viscount Swinton in 1954,in a letter preserved at the Public Records Office, “We are faced with a problem which, …With each year that passes, and with the general improvement with methods of transportation, the flow increases. Indeed, if something is not done to check it now, I should not be at all surprised if the problem became quite unmanageable in twenty or thirty years time. We might well be faced with very much the same type of appalling issue that is now causing such great difficulties for the United States. The main causes of this sudden inflow of blacks is of course the Welfare State. So long as the antiquated rule obtains that any British subject can come into this country without any limitation at all, these people will pour in to take advantage of our social services and other amenities and we shall have no protection at all.” Democracy is a myth. Few people bother to vote. It attracts inadequate and ignoble people to office because it involves bribing and deceiving people into voting for them; it attracts hypocrites who preach family values and commit adultery or who preach equality but send their own children to public schools. As few read the parties manifestoes they do not have a mandate. The main issues are general movements that political parties conform to, not attached to a political party. In our time it is multi-racialism and all three promote it. Culture is treated as independent of people and anyone can come and adopt it like putting on and taking off clothes.
Aristocracy is a form of rule that suggests permanence and continuity as they embody the nation and its traditions. A warrior class based on the land, their duty was to defend the nation was well as rule it. The House of Lords must be re-created as the new chamber will be for rewarding members of the political elite and to stack decisions in the elites favour. Only the gullible think this will be democratic. It is part of the ongoing takeover of our lives by moneyed elites whose loyalty is to themselves and whose vision is the dissolution of our nation for unworkable Globalist aims. They are using people for cheap labour – both outsourced and imported. Re-creating the Lords will be a step back to aristocratic and monarchical rule.
Rights were demands of the capitalists that led the French Revolution. Our main historical references are the American and French revolutions and the nationalist revolutions of 1848. It began the destruction of the natural order of sceptre and crown for rule of the Liberal-Capitalist class where membership was not by blood but money. They wanted the disestablishment of religion, the dissolution of nationhood, the denial of race as a social factor, and finally World Government or Utopia. The media elites manipulate the masses into supporting these ideas. The main issues of the day are movements that political parties conform to: they are not attached to particular parties and the major movement of our time is multi-racialism and all three parties conform to it.
Traditional prejudice conveys wisdom to new generations but Liberals and cultural Marxists think they have transcended prejudice yet beneath their high-mindedness is the prejudice that immigrants are essentially good but whites are essentially bad and they take sides with immigrants a priori – the rationalisation comes after: “They are going to become English”, “they are bringing diversity”; “Islam the religion of peace”, “they are enriching our culture”, “the hospitals could not run without them”, “we need their doctors”. This justifies them asset stripping the third world of workers and doctors. It is motivated not by guilt but shame: if you feel guilty you are remorseful and seek to make amends which our elites do not do but direct immigrants into our communities so we are used to make amends for them.
They live in lovely areas or safely in gated communities while ordinary people get mugged, burgled and raped, and put at risk of Aids and T.B. They do not spoil their own areas but get involved with Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England to preserve them. Political, intellectual and corporate elites are selfish and think only of themselves. The one gets cheap labour, the others pose as moral beacons to the un-enlightened. They loathe their own people and do not care how much we suffer as long as they feel virtuous. Many illegals work unlawfully long hours for almost nothing and have their liberty restricted by their masters and classic hypocracy is the elites apologising for historic slavery while importing wage slaves! This is opposite of the Conservative virtue Noblesse Oblige: the obligations of the noble to the lower orders who reciprocate by loyalty and service. This was preserved in opponents of immigration including working-class Socialists as the British are naturally Conservative. In the Commons immigration debate on the 5th of December 1958 Labour’s Frank Tomney (Hammersmith), remarked “We have been sent here by the electorate to give expression to issues which concern them.” Conservative Cyril Osborne (Louth) 25th March 1965 spoke up for the working class in an immigration debate in the House of Commons. He said that in 1958 he could see the social evils and could still see them, “…for more than ten years I have begged this house – my own side as well as the party opposite – to face this problem which haunted me, as it still haunts me because I could see the social evils”. Our rulers have turned against their own people – the opposite of noblesse oblige. If anything goes wrong it cannot be others so they blame their own people and the connative word is “racism”. It is only applied to whites. We are the scapegoats for the set backs on the road to their utopia.
The ideas that we are told rule our lives are but rhetoric. Equality is pushed by hierarchy. Dr.Frank Ellis left Leeds university after an Inquisition for speaking of, amongst other things, “Humane repatriation.” “Dr Ellis has acted in breach of our equality and diversity policy, and in a way that is wholly at odds with our values. Second, in publicising his personal views on race, Dr Ellis has recklessly jeopardised the fulfilment of the University’s obligations under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000. As a public body, the University is required under that Act to promote good relations between people of different racial groups.” The law was passed by the rulers then acted on by bureaucrats and academics lower down the hierarchy and finally the students protested obediently. Equality is imposed from the top, down a hierarchical chain of authority.
Nationalist Conservatives are protective of civil society. If we are split up by introducing masses of aliens, the basis of civilty, which is trust, is destroyed because they have different ambitions and goals and each group become rivals and neither we nor they, know when historical enmity will surface. Civil society took centuries to grow!
A major value is Tradition: ribs that hold communities together. One of the most important is our language and there is a new political vocabulary developing, un-self consciously. Take the word English. During the Empire the home countries were subsumed under the word British and it is PC to say British now but people are describing themselves as English, Scottish, Welsh and Ulster to emphasise their national identity. This happened with flags and the authorities’ rationalisation against is re-claim them from extremists! We need a concrete vocabulary with which to explicate the world around us and describe human nature. The Welsh have it right in their great anthem Land of my Fathers. ‘English’ is changing as the English affirm their collective identity, mentally disentangle from the EU and the term British disintegrates. This reflects change in British relationships. Country is vapid but land means something. Anglo Saxon words are folky and Latin more abstract so our political vocabulary requires old English words. Joseph de Maistre, the French counter revolutionary, encapsulated the unreality of abstractions in his famous quote, “In the course of my life I have seen Frenchmen, Italians, Russians; … but man I have never met”.
The ruling bureaucrats of the E.U. and our regional Government are restricting our vocabularies through P.C. so that we speak and think in the way they want us to, and are devising an artificial way of describing Muslims to avoid calling some terrorists. This totalitarian control of thought through language began with the French revolutionaries, was continued by the Bolsheviks, Mao’s cultural revolution and in the west by cultural Marxists with their gradual cultural revolution.
Take our degraded art and literature: it is for talented people to re-link with spiritually uplifting art and re-grow it. For example, in Poetry, re-link with our original Anglo-Saxon forms such as the beautiful internal rhyme of alliteration, whereas end rhyme is dull and monotonous; or, Medieval because of the importance of Ballads as a vehicle to convey our suffering under our elected representatives who are against us. The matter of Robin Hood and the sheriff of Nottingham is precedent.
The family is exemplified in Monarchy. The institution of Monarchy is the embodiment of the nation and the Monarch is on our stamps, our court cases are Regina v … ; we walk and drive on the Queen’s highway. The throne goes automatically to her successor. It is not the person but the office. The king is dead long live the king. It is continuity but also has a deep archetypal import that touches our deepest instincts. The natural form of Government is absolute Monarchy. It is the summum bonum of our family system and the family is its reflection. King and Queen are Father and Mother of the nation. Our current royal family are acting like us inadequate because they are badly advised. I once read that the Queen Mother liked Ali G! This is propaganda to make them more ordinary in deference to demands by the tabloids and their global-elite owners. It has made them contemptible. We must begin working towards absolute monarchy. They have archetypal importance to their people and a relationship with the whole nation not classes and factions.
From the fifth Commandment we learn to honour our mothers and fathers. The family is the beginning of civilisation and we have warnings from one-parent families to go by – the misery and trouble they are often in. The bonds that unite us are affective not rational – we feel that we belong and are comfortable. We feel at home. We like our land because we have bonded with it and this bond has been sanctified by time. These affections grow naturally within the family where responsibility for our community begins. It is perpetuated in creating and rearing children and renewing our community so what was handed down to us is passed on. Homosexuals do not have this fulfilment as they have no further stage to move onto and remain in adolescence. They live without thought for future generations or the defence of our women and children. Babies have been devalued as little more than attributes of the woman’s body, her rights are paramount and the father does not count. Abortion is erasing our posterity and 6 million babies have been killed since the 1967 Abortion Act!
Fetishism is being popularised by our cultural and intellectual elites. This is deriving thrills from injury and degradation. It is the erotic form of hatred and consent is no excuse because if not countered evil spreads and soon those who do not consent will be abused and bullied by perverts. With outside forces working to destroy our boys and girls parents must regain sovereignty over their families and take responsibility for their children and Home School to rescue them from state corruption which is teaching them to give their land away and to become sexual perverts.
William Godwin wrote in Political Justice (1793) that marriage and parental duties are irrational and believed as utopians do that society would become better and that men and women would in the future not behave so narrowly but for the benefit of everyone. The family is not narrow: its influences emanate outwards. Nearly all our traditions and institutions have been destroyed so we are going to have to re-link with many of them and grow others from our roots.
The cultural Marxists are planning “Faith Schools” to allow other ethnic groups to instill standards of behaviour and education but try to ruin ours. Government Ministers are paving the way for the adoption of fresh powers to abolish academically selective education. They said parents should get the chance to force the closure of grammar schools in their area if the majority of families opposed selection by ability. Jim Knight, the schools minister, told the Daily Telegraph of 8 October, 2007 that the Government was “considering how to simplify the balloting process adopted under 1998 legislation in which schools could be forced to drop the 11-plus” The other part of the political elite the Conservative party were quoted in education Guardian on Monday June 25, 2007 that they had “announced last month that if it won the next general election there would be no return to grammar schools on the grounds that they do little to benefit children from poorer backgrounds. Instead, the party has promised to continue Tony Blair’s flagship education reform and support the expansion of the academy schools programme – independent state schools sponsored by business.”
We must counter these attempts to destroy our children by cultural Marxists. Parents must take back responsibility for their sons and daughters from the state. We need to re-introduce grammar Schools or even found new public schools to impart traditional values like honour, duty and service; others must consider Home Schooling networks to give their young the standard of education the state schools are denying them and to instil self-worth and a sense of belonging instead of teaching them to give up their country to outsiders and to become sexual perverts. We must revive local fairs and festivals and develop our Folk music traditions by taking traditional forms but using words and sentiments suitable for our present time to express our sufferings under the elites. These are not rationalist formulae but suggestions for our creative young people to develop in practice. They will forge natural, emotional bonds with their own people, their traditions and civilisation.
1. Reflections on the Revolution in France.
2. Notes Towards a Definition of Culture. T.S.Eliot
3. Peter Hennessy, ‘Having It So Good – Britain in the Fifties'(Allen Lane, 2006) p 224 Hennessy’s reference is: Peter Catterall (ed.), ‘The Macmillan Diaries: The Cabinet Years, 1950-1957’ (Macmillan, 2003) p 382.
4. Salisbury Review. Autumn 1982; Action in England “Death of the West” 2002.Thomas Dunne; “State of Emergency” 2006.
Michael Oakeshott.1948. Rationalism in Politics .(Methuen)
James Burnham.1964. Suicide of the West.
The CDA in their own words
“The CDA is gaining new members every week, but we always need funding and support. We pay tribute to the great generosity of all our supporters. If anyone would like to contribute to our ongoing national fighting fund, please send your cheque (made payable to the “Conservative Democratic Alliance”) to BCM 9045, London WC1N 3XX.
The CDA goes from strength to strength. We are now the leading voice of the radical Tory right in Britain. We oppose the social liberal betrayal of our party. We oppose the infiltration of the “modernisers”. We want real opposition to NuLab and the identical non-Conservative party.. WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK.
The CDA has held prominent national events – including a much-reported Tory conference rally, and our Spring Conference and policy forum. We deployed a big force during the Countryside March, and our supporters bombard newspapers with letters and press releases. Hundreds have attended our meetings – and thousands have contributed to our website debates. Our activists work throughout the country to oppose the betrayal of British conservatism. Our advertisements in the press are seen by thousands of people. The CDA has arrived – and we will not be bullied, or silenced!
We campaign on the EU, asylum, regaining our freedom, fighting the PC police state, defending rural Britain”
Conservative Democratic Alliance