The Rise of Street Nationalism and the Dangers of Subliminal Religious Conformity
How Right-wing politicians are Radicalising the Self-Image of Britons
I smell serious jeopardy today in the rise of numerous xenophobic groups that are allegedly formed to defend our homelands against foreign inroads.
Many of these one-sided groups are quietly egged on by egocentric
politicians who care very little for the damage to social harmony that
their jingoistic propaganda creates.
Our Land and our religion – oh, is it really?
Some perceptive religious activists shrewdly drift into the ranks of
the anxious natives then sooner or later start to call the shots, via
grabbing the moral high ground.
Cameron has already been taken to task, even by his own deputy Prime Minister, for waving the Christian Militant flag.
This type of selectively offensive mind-spin, that equates nationalism with the Church, is not only outrageously flawed but also highly dangerous. Duckett’s quasi-patriotic, bible-banging, spiel is of course nothing new and the Tory Leader David Cameron tried a comparable self-promotional line, to grab supplementary Christian right wing votes, quite recently. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/10771339/David-Cameron-puts-God-back-into-politics.html
Mr Cameron and Duckett are playing the same game to ingratiate
themselves, as the ‘Good-guys’, with the trusting masses in a very
similar fashion to Germany’s leader some years ago.
Many more examples exist.
NB. Of course, inflammatory and callous leaflets like Mr Duckett’s are now often produced at Tory HQ to the equivalent dictums ready for the next election in order to outflank UKIP. Like all career politicians Duckett will say and do anything his Tory overseers tell him to do to acquire influence. Such is the shallow nature of politics. The latest appeal to Christians is to try to undo the widespread damage done by the Tories to their voting base over same-sex marriage, which lost them a lot of voters!
The almost identical way in which the above politicians all link Nationalism to the Church is astounding. The comparisons are authentic and they are extremely alarming. More disturbing still is the credulous way in which the controlled masses persistently fall for the subterfuge, without as much as a question.
The politicians’ well-worn words, us, we and ours are bandied about in an attempt to create a misleading visage of a body of opinion supportive of the one selected principle. This in fact is an exceptionally basic yet most ‘successful’ method of mind control that relies on sightless conformity (herd instinct) to ensure compliance toward a given creed, etc
The swing to the right in the European elections and the prominence of Christian democracy parties is ongoing. The SAFF in fact predicted this accurately when commenting on Anders Breivik's killing of 70 young people in the Utoya Massacre’ in 2011. http://www.saff.ukhq.co.uk/norway.htm
Christian fanatics such as this exist at the opposite end of the scale to militant Islamic ones. Essentially they are two sides of the same coin and hate begets more hate! Before you know it the mass of supporters are indoctrinated into fighting an ‘us against them’ war of attrition that is based ‘not’ on noble patriotism but on blind conformity to a fantasy belief system (Holy War) such as the one dished out by the sanctimonious Church.
Many vigilante - type groups like to grab the Christian banner and stand behind it as some sort of indisputable ‘proof’ that they are the ‘Good guys’. I am not just alluding to King Richard’s chums at the Crusades, the Nazis in WW2 or the somewhat intolerant KKK lads in white hoods.
Over the centuries well-meaning but ridiculously naive populations in the West have permitted the powers of fundamentalism to hoodwink them into believing that Christianity was ‘their’ religious foundation stone. As with the early Nazis, today’s jingoistic zealots also seek to tell us that this faith imported from the Middle East is somehow OUR religion. What utter poppycock.
Britain for instance had a thriving spiritual ethos in Celtic dwellings long before the first intolerant Christian missionaries set foot on our green isles. In fact we had a successful and balanced earth-based spirituality long before the Roman legions arrived.
Thus, the smug ones who now try to delude us into believing that the western lands are ‘Christian’ in heritage must be challenged at source!
Such misleading religious propaganda simply will not do! It is an ethos based on blind ignorant conformity to religious dogma and has no basis in historical legitimacy! Moreover, self-satisfied assertions that the UK is a Christian land have been challenged by many scholars as bogus spin.
Calling Britain a “Christian country” sows seeds of dangerous division, a coalition of 50 leading scientists, writers and academics has said, criticising David Cameron for his spoken desire to infuse Christian values into society. http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/04/21/britain-christian-country_n_5184166.html
‘Gott mit uns’ (meaning God with us) was a common belt
buckle feature of the ‘Christian’ soldiers of the Third Reich.
German Christian priests blessed the soldiers of Germany and Christian
vicars blessed the soldiers of England before they went away to kill
History undoubtedly repeats itself because consecutive generations
fail to learn from the mistakes of the past. Today therefore we have a
situation in which religious fanatics in vigilante apparel and smug
vote-seeking politicians are seeking to equate national pride with the
Church. The collective dangers associated with such a defective form of
political elitism remain as strong as ever!
So yes, be proud of your country for Britain has a lot to be
proud of, but DO NOT let religious or political activists, with hidden
agendas, delude you into a false perspective of history!
By Pat Regan, July 2014
Picture shows Joseph Goebbels (extreme right) and Nazi gaulieters standing with German Bishops, all giving the Sieg Heil salute. Goebbels controlled Nazi propaganda and used hatred of the Jews and fear of the 'godless' Russians to coalesce nationalistic fervour. Sound familiar?
People who have suckered into the NWO idea should realise their minds have been contaminated. They should read David Aaronovitch's VOODOO HISTORIES which contains the authenticated false origins of the Protocols of The Elders of Zion and chases down the deaths these teachings have caused in unexpected places over the last century.
Throughout history the Jews have been repetitively accused of sacrificing Christian babies at Passover. We warned our society YEARS ago that the SRAM was simply a rehash of those mediaeval sectarian blood libels made by the type of literal-minded Christians whose intellectual descendants are still willing to blame Jews today; but our political leaders are so stupid, and our population so ignorant that even those who trot out the usual platitudes about ridding the world of fascism are queuing up to pursue this evil path laid out for them by dim people who do their worst disguised as children's rights campaigners and other things. Gosling is a classic example of it. On one page of his website he accuses Jews of killing Jesus and on another he complains about the problem of Neo-Nazis!
Now just to make sure you, dear reader, understand our position in all this. We are not Satanists and we are not pushing the Israeli cause. There are many things that Israel does which we find repulsive and only a dimwit could not see the valid case the Palestinians have for getting back a homeland. We are simply pointing out historic Truths and evil gambits which keep the human race in its sinful state.
Many times the people who perpetrate and promote these ideas are so deluded they do not fully realise the dangers of their actions, nor its terrible repercussions. Tony Gosling probably thinks he is acting as an agent of god and doing god's work by slandering Chris Bray. Victimising an innocent man in Leeds is just fair-game perhaps? Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Creating a climate which can cause the deaths of those they are supposed to be saving is unthinkable to them, yet that is what they are, inevitably, doing and in the process damning their own souls.
Photograph of Ander Breivik, Holy Christian Crusader and Mass Murderer of 70 Young socialists on Utoya Island in 2011. In His lengthy European Declaration of Independence Breivik justifies the killings as a necessary watershed to bring together extreme right Christian militias in the Balkans and the West to counter the creep of Islam. The British media typically passed him off as a lone nutter but you can read the full story here:
SATAN MYTH MONGERS
|"SS guards were portrayed after the war in a way that in reality described only a few of them - perverted beasts always with a whip in their shaft boots ready to strike the face of any prisoner crossing their path. Such warders certainly existed and they created the image of the concentration camp guard in the minds of both the inmates and the public. Yet these sadists accounted for no more than 10 per cent of the camp staff. The remaining 90 per cent were average people, remarkable only for their extreme insensitivity which might have been congenital or might have been acquired in the camps as a kind of psychological self-defence. These people committed crimes only under the exceptional conditions of the Third Reich ... Once the nightmare was over, once they had taken off their uniforms, they put aside their crimes with it and, for the world around them, reverted to what they had been before the war; totally unremarkable. If someone who knew them heard that they had whipped women and children in a concentration camp he would think it just as unlikely as that he himself might commit such atrocities. WE DO NOT LIKE PEOPLE CAPABLE OF SUCH CRIMES TO BE INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM OURSELVES " ( Justice Not Vengeance pp 151).|
It was one of Wiesenthal's major fears that when the now aged survivors of the Holocaust expire, the true lesson to be learned from that period would be hi-jacked by people who simply do not know what they are talking about and the sacrifice of an estimated 6 million jews will have been for nothing. He believed that, unless we learn to put blame where it is due (with the weaknesses of ordinary people who selfishly deprecate anyone else's beliefs putting self-interest before the human rights of others) humanity is doomed to suffer the same persecutions again and again.
With Johnstone article in the Glasgow Herald, Weisenthal's fears have been shown to be justified.
The upshot is so obvious it is screaming at you. Anyone who is capable of shooting a Jewish child point-blank in the face with a pistol or impaling babies on bayonets will graduate to shooting anyone and everyone else in due course.
As Anne Johnstone very well knows, there is no connection between the New Age and Nazism.
The Catholic church has openly blamed the Jews for the crucifixion.
THE CRUCIFIXION: ....although Pilate intended to have Jesus freed after the scourging, faced with the threats from the Jewish leaders, however, Pilate handed Jesus over to them to be crucified. (Virtue's Catholic Encyclopaedia" pp291.
There is nothing more historically repetitive than fundamentalists setting one minority belief fighting against another in order to pick up the pieces afterwards. It was the Christians who blamed the Jews for murdering Christian children in the 12th century. This directly lead to the 12 century massacre of Jews at Clifford's Tower in York and thence to the expulsion of the entire Jewish population from 'Christian' Britain.
The above are just a few of the historical illustrations which disprove the lie which fundamentalists would like to hoist into position about the new Age, but we don't have to rely upon historical fact, nor do we seek 'interpretative' opinions from sectarian 'experts' as Johstone did. We have modern proof that it is not the New Age which threatens the Jewish culture but fundamentalism itself.
Many Christian fundamentalists are rabidly anti-semitic as we shall show, and these weak attempts to project anti-fascist hate towards harmless New Age people who are by qualification always towards the centre-left of the political spectrum, will only serve to provide a blind behind which REAL fascists can continue their anti-semitic activities unhindered. Surely Anne Johstone does not want that to happen? Then she should apologise forthwith and the Glasgow Herald must withdraw their accusations immediately.In the interests of justice and truth we demand that they do so and history will record the integrity of their response.
How many have noticed that Bible Belt America also co-incides with the most active Ku Klux Klan chapters? Or that the Church of Jesus Christ Christian Aryan Nations is just one of many para-military White Supremacist groups with highly anti-Zionist perspectives. The CJCCAN were recently busted by the FBI for arms stockpiling, committing robberies to finance terrorism, the planning of assassinations of federal officials, politicians and important Jews. Amongst those on the assassination list were Kissinger, Rockefeller, and Normal Lear. Citing a conspiracy by Zionists to control the U.S.A. as justification for their actions these fascists termed Jewish leaders "satanic and anti-christ leaders".
During 1988 the Jewish Anti Defamation League of New York published a report on Klan and Nazi groupings in the U.S.A.:
Traditional hate groups such as the Klan and the Neo-Nazis who for many, many years were competitive, in the last dozen years have begun to meld together and merge in common cause to set up new organisations such as the Order of the Aryan Nations:" (AP. 2 November 1988)
During September 1991 David Duke, ex Nazi and past Imperial Wizard of the KKK made his bid for governorship of Louisiana after gaining more than half the white votes in his senatorial campaign. Duke declares himself to be a Born Again Christian and admits to having described Joseph Mengele the Angel of Auschwitz as 'a genius'. One of Duke's most important supporters was the head of the state's Christian Coalition lead by television evangelist Pat Robertson (Searchlight December 1991).
In March 1991 The glossy Christian magazine ALPHA published a snide piece about the Jewish reaction to the growing number of 'Messianic Jews' groups. ( A Messianic Jew is a missionary euphemism for a converted Jew who becomes Christian but who pretends to be part of the Jewish culture so he/she can poach more converts. ) A number of Jewish leaders and groups had become unsettled by poaching of Jews under stress by Christian groups. Alpha's report made it sound as though the Jewish community was being reactionary, but was it?
On May 5 1990 two Christian missionaries disguised themselves as Chasidim priests and distributed conversion leaflets about Christ as the Messiah. This was just one part of a continuous missionary campaign by Christians to convert Jews to Christianity. (Jewish Chronicle 5.5.90)
On November 2 1990 The Jewish Chronicle reported the rescue by a Rabbi of two immigrant Jews who were on the verge of being baptised by the group Christian Witness for Israel. According to Rabbi Arkush a group of Hebrew speaking Christian missionaries were being trained in Britain to target Israeli expatriates. There were claims that converted jews were obtaining jewish addresses from jewish organisations for Christian mailing purposes.
During June 1991 Messianic Jews (Jews who had become Christians remember) targeted the large Leeds Jewish community advertising a concert by the Liberated Wailing Wall group. Investigations showed that group to have 'direct links to the San Fransisco based Jews for Jesus evangelistic organisation'
During August 1991 the Jewish Gazette reported that Christian Missionaries are working amongst Soviet Jews and distributing literature outside the Israeli Embassy in Moscow and that many Jews had been issued with New Testaments.
During December 1991 The Christian evangelist magazine The Vineyard proclaimed that its 'outreach' in Israel was currently then reaching 2,000 Jewish homes and that it was their hope that ' many will come to the knowledge of the truth in Christ Jesus'.
During 1992 the American funded organisation Jews for Jesus announced it would open an Office in Britain. Other organisations set up to convert Jews to Christianity include Churches Ministry Among the Jews (CMJ).
In March 1992 The Jewish Telegraph reported that Christian missionaries were ' currently calling at local Jewish homes'. Later that month it was reported that an American Christian evangelical group was attempting to finance a five million dollar settlement in Israel for Jewish immigrants from Russia.
On 13 March 1992 the Jewish Telegraph reported that the plan was not as benign as it might at first seem and revealed that one of the Converted Christians had approached The Soviet Jewry Committee with the idea as long ago as 1981. When asked at that time whether his aim was to convert Jewish emigres to Christianity he is reported as saying
We don't use that term. We talk rather in terms of 'completing'
In response to such overt missionising Jewish religious leaders listed three Christian evangelical groups which they believed to be subversive to the Jewish community and it was this list which the Christian magazine Alpha took exception to. A half-page article in March 1991 well illustrates the point we have already made about inverting the crimes and projecting them onto the victim. The quote, by the Christian Jew Foundation, said:
They (the Jews) have got away with this for years. I have had filth, abuse and threats and promises of physical violence'.
Where's the New Age threat in all this Ms Johnstone? Why didn't your researches unearth the ongoing Christian campaign to convert the entire Jewish community?
In comparison with what we have listed, just the tip of the iceberg I'm afraid, Johnstone's anecdotal 'evidence' that the New Age poses a 'threat' to Jews is ludicrous, but has she unwittingly aided and abetted the very fundamentalist missionaries who are trying every which way to infiltrate, the Jewish community and exacerbate its divides and insecurities?
Would it not be very possible that the reason why so many fundamentalist Christians are so occupied with the future of Judaism is that they are attempting to control and direct it towards THEIR biblical view of how it should develop?
Is it not quite probably the case that in order to 'pen' the Jews into the Messianic mind-set which the fundamentalists have set for them, the 'frightener' of 'New Age Nazism' is the big stick which will enable them to do it whilst defeating yet another valid alternative belief set in the process?
Well dear reader,
uninformed Anne Johnstone, who didn't speak to any New Agers and who didn't speak to any
Jews before penning her inciting article, also didn't speak to anyone from the Church of
England, even though she appointed herself the guardian of
Christianity when she stated:
During January 1992 ALPHA magazine (produced by Christian evangelists for Christian evangelists) carried an advertisement for the International Messianic Jewish (Hebrew Christian) Alliance which claimed to be 'Uniting and serving Jewish Believers' This registered charity aims to 'respond by encouraging, helping and teaching our fellow Messianic Jews through national Alliances and through our international network'. Remember that 'international' network' folks! The bulk of the anecdotal testimony in Johstone's article comes from one John Drane who is supposed to be a New Age expert but whose comments so far make him anything but. He is a committed evangelical Christian and recently travelled to California to run an Outreach to New Agers. (see how they play both ends from the middle?) Not only is he peddling alarmist propaganda against the New Age in the U.K. but he travels to America to lead an anti-New Age Christian evangelical group there. It was totally unethical of the editor of the Glasgow Herald to print this biased, inaccurate, misleading and inciting garbage without corroborative evidence.
Today it is the Glasgow Herald which publishes dire warnings to the populace about dangers which don't exist, based upon third hand anecdotal testimony by sectarian 'experts' who display every ignorance and bias possible. A Rose may be a rose after any other name, but there are Christians and there are Christians. The vast majority of Christians are just like the vast majority of everyone else, good people trying to live their lives in harmony with others. We are not anti-Christian and have many Christian members of the S.A.F.F. Nevertheless the fact remains that not all Christians are nice people. Some have very dubious hidden agendas.
It is naivety of the highest order for ordinary Christians to sit back and rely upon ephemeral religious doctrine to curb the excesses of self-righteous Christian activists who have been proven to harbour hidden agendas which are upsetting whole sections of our society. We can't sort their religion out for them; they should do it themselves and they will only be able to begin when they realise that orthodox Christianity is being taken over by ambitious extremists who seek to eradicate all other beliefs and the live-and-let-live approach which many regular Christians espouse.
the special edition of the glossy bi-monthly fundamentalist inspired Restoration
Church magazine entitled TRUTH ABOUT ISRAEL contained articles which weren't so
friendly to Judaism :
ISRAEL LAST BASTION OF APARTHEID? ..Zionism does NOT reflect the ideal of God's law. it said.
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE OF GOD? - Contrary to popular teaching the Jews are not the people of God. The redeemed community constitutes the new 'Israel of God' that supercedes national Israel in God's purpose
THE HOPE OF ISRAEL Many jews will believe before the coming of Jesus Christ but there will be no second opportunity for Jews to be saved after then.
Yes, Ms Johnstone, it seems that if the Jews have anything to fear it is not from New Agers whose live-and-let-live philosophy is a far cry from your description of their intents. It was not New Agers who wrote:
Although God loves the Jews their rejection of Christ means they
have forfeited any rights to being included as God's people
It was a pious Christian spokesman (pp11 Restoration May/June 1991).
It was not New Agers but Christians who wrote:
It is a mistake for Christians to exalt Israelis to the position of God's Chosen people'. (pp18. Restoration May/June 1991)
I hope you are listening Ms Anne Johnstone and are beginning to realise what you have done with your ill-considered article?
It is not New Agers but Christians who write despicably in fundamentalist magazines:
The sheer fact of the Holocaust, Israel's trials and tribulations over the centuries and her current problems concerning unemployment, housing, falling economy..all add up to the same thing; that, having rejected Jesus as Messiah, the race as a whole has forfeited God's blessing and is now outside his purposes and protection. ; (Prophecy Today pp10).
Apparently Christian Gary Clayton does not
agree with Anne Johnstone's insufferable theory that the New Age caused the Holocaust .
Clayton thinks that God visited the Holocaust on Jews because they weren't Christians.
This bit of divine rationalisation should send a shiver through the spines of anyone who
can see where this type of justification might lead (usually to the gas chambers).
Note that the editor of Prophecy Today during this period
was Andrew Boyd, a fundamentalist agitator who conned Channel 4 into
paying for a documentary on Satanic Ritual Child Abuse which claimed to
have film of a ritual abortion which turned out to be a complete hoax (see here )
No Ms Johnstone, New Age people don't do or say any of these things. They are not fascists and they are not anti-semitic. They simply seek to live in peace and harmony with Jew and Christian alike. There is nothing in New Age philosophy which is remotely anti-semitic.
One of the most amazing things about Johstone's article is that in so obstinately linking the New Age with Fascism she completely ignores the real wave of fascism now sweeping Europe. Neo-Nazi groups abound in France and Germany and racist and anti-semitic attacks are occurring daily. All this is well-documented yet there has been little other than cosmetic attempts by the German and French governments to stamp out demonstrations, riots and attacks on foreigners.
It is reported, for instance, that the majority of policemen in France are members of the Nationalist Party and sport their insignia clearly on their uniforms when on duty.
On 16 October 1991 Lady Birdwood was found guilty at the Old Bailey of distributing propaganda leaflets which claimed that Jews
'ritually sacrificed' Christian children.The comparison of this allegation in relation to the then ongoing hysteria surrounding completely unfounded allegations of Satanic Ritual Abuse by Christian fundamentalists was lost on our tunnel-vision media who continued to print uncorroborated allegations of Satanic Abuse as though fact whilst agreeing among themselves that it would be immoral to give Birdwood 's theories space because there was no proof that Jews sacrificed Christian children!
Within a month another batch of similar leaflets were distributed within Cambridge and Oxford Colleges which 'resurrected medieval claims of Jewish ritual murder of Christian children.
'On 9 March 1992 it was reported that the 'Black Legion', a Neo Nazis splinter group made up of soldiers from the old East German battalions, had escalated the civil war in Yugoslavia by breaching the U.N. peace initiative. Reporters claimed that they intended to wipe out the Serbians because they were 'sub-human'. (Daily Express 98.3.92)
No New Agers here Ms Johstone! Why wasn't the REAL threat to Jews worthy of a two part double page serial in the Glasgow Herald?
To see just how incorrect was the picture that was being painted, The editor of the Glasgow Hearld only had to refer to a detailed census of the New Age carried out in 1989 which proved what all New Agers know to be the case, that the vast majority of New Age people are liberal to left wing and ANTI-FASCIST. Most were pacifists, nearly 60% indicating that there can never be a good reason for War. Further, nearly 80% decried the use of Nuclear weapons in a belligerent role.
There are a lot of people mis-using the emotional horror of the Holocaust for their own ends. Something that no true survivor of the Nazi death camps would ever countenance. Those people know that suggestions that the hippies did it are trite and insulting to the memory of those who suffered and died. Ms Johnstone should be thoroughly ashamed of herself and write a retraction immediately.
John Freedom, Mortlake, 1992
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