Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Good Luck Julian Mitchell - Independent Nationalist In Dudley Elections

Julian Mitchell came close for the BNP in winning the Brockmoor & Pensnett seat in the Dudley elections in 2007. Now this 41 year old self employed ex RAF family man is standing again as an Independent Nationalist

After being "proscribed" by the BNP for attending a Voice of Change meeting, (The same meeting that saw Wolverhampton Organiser Steve Haddon and long term stalwart Ex Birmingham Organiser Rob Purcell fall out of favour with the Gri££inites), Julian has continued his promise to stand again.

5IMon Darby must have got wind of Julian's candidature and rushed through the nomination of a BNP candidate. It could well be that the BNP brand beats an Independent Nationalist. It's very difficult to educate the electorate about BNP corruption when most of the membership lack the means or the wherewithal to understand how things really are. I remember speaking to Freedom Party Chairman Adrian Davies at the 2004 elections in Sandwell about what at the time I perceived as a silly thing (ie The Freedom Party standing against the BNP.) I just couldn't comprehend the corruption of Gri££in then, and now I find myself in the same position of people like the Freedom Party in 2004. viz Respecting grass roots BNP but hating the rot at the top and of course having to handle the disdain of some of the less intelligent but well meaning people still in the Gri££in led British National Party, who must surely wake up one day !

Many people in the Black Country BNP have indeed woken up. Many of the previous activists including myself have helped out with Julian Mitchell's campaign. The local red riff raff aware of Julian's chances have put out an "Anti Julian" leaflet ! This could of course backfire....

My feeling is that we can't win this. On a personal level this will probably be the last time I get involved "on the ground". Never the less, it has been the right thing to do. Julian Mitchell has shown tremendous character in standing. The consequences of his standing may not be the right result on the night, but a small beacon for others fighting their own lonely battles over the length and breadth of the country. Julian and myself speculated that in future a coalition of Independents may well circumvent the Establishment infiltration of formal political parties - ie by operating a cellular rather than an hierarchical "organisation".

How will the political landscape map out in the middle to long term ? I see the other main Establishment party (ie The Tories) taking over from Labour. Perhaps they will "need" to "talk tough" on immigration and the EU, but of course do nothing in practice. A severe depression may end the Labour/Conservative merry go round and cause people to wake up and start really thinking about things....There is a school of thought that says the various European treaties when fully implemented will end the existing British political parties.

I can't see Nationalism ever being the same again and in fact I believe it will need to broaden its base of support and speak to people it wouldn't have done to in the past. I believe national and world events will overtake many of the existing political structures in place at the moment. The main thing at the moment, perhaps, is to "move" in the right direction as best as we can.

Posted by Simon Smith at 13:04
Labels: Julian Mitchell indendent nationalist brockmoor pensnett

http://nationalisttruth1.blogspot.com/2008/04/good-luck-julian-mitchell-independent.html

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Also god luck to Ian Leadbitter,former BNP Sunderland organiser, who is standing as an Independent Nationalist in Redhill,Sunderland.

The BNP candidate who is standing against him is John Martin. The same John Martin who,when he stood in Sunderland last year for the British First Party,was described by the BNP website as a agent of Searchlight.

Go figure.

Anonymous said...

"The BNP candidate who is standing against him is John Martin. The same John Martin who,when he stood in Sunderland last year for the British First Party,was described by the BNP website as a agent of Searchlight.

Go figure."

We don't need to go figure, we know the BNP is a state operation.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to Ian, and Julian

Anonymous said...

The Freedom Party and many others have tried to point out that something is needed with far more potential than the party with a few councillors and providing livings for those few who can cling on to Griffin.

But nationalism has been so demonised since the 1960s that nationalists tend to have very limited expectations about what can be done. That is why Griffin is able to sell his line about the BNP being 'Britain's last hope'. If Mr Average Nationalist gets a parish council seat or two he thinks himself in clover.

At the moment little can be done electorally so it does not matter too much but there is a huge change brewing in attitudes. The point is how this can be exploited politically. A BNP which is run on the basis of keeping its owner in place above all else is not going to be a big factor. There will not be the human resources.

Griffin is hardly a magnetic figure able to build a mass movement based on his personality. I need not mention examples.

Anonymous said...

Simon Smith is right. No vertical membership organisation can succeed. The time for that is long gone. Leaderless resistance (the cellular, horizontal type of organisation) is the one thing that the State really fears.

The comment about 5IMon Darby rushing though candidates is nothing new. Darby has a history of pushing obvious liabilities whose standing can do the party nothing but harm. Is he responsible for Simon Goodricke (a corrupt and convicted former police officer) standing in Barnsley?

Anonymous said...

"Simon Smith is right. No vertical membership organisation can succeed. The time for that is long gone. Leaderless resistance (the cellular, horizontal type of organisation) is the one thing that the State really fears."

Agreed.

All we need is an organisation as a talking shop for individuals to belong to, and even that should have no leader. A place to share ideas where we can advance as individuals, and be soley responsible for our own actions.

The round table

Anonymous said...

Excellent article by Simon Smith with some thought-provoking ideas. As nationalists we need to start thinking out of the (paraochial) box, raising our sights and ambitions and developing strategeis bassed on what is changing on the national, European and global levels.

We have to keep one step ahead of how the world is evolving, which will bring new problems and obstacles as well as political benefits and opportunities.

Whether this means that we need to develop loose coalitions of cellular structures, or continue in building more hierarchical party structures remains to be seen. We perhaps do need to begin experimenting now and maybe the events of Dec/Jan within the BNP and the development of the Democratic Nationalists and others will serve as a template. Topmarks to Simon for broaching the idea.

Certainly, whether by stupoid incompetent default, or by design, the Darby and Joan (Griffin) Road show has managed to derail the BNP with their crass misjudgments and idiocy, with the selction of candidates like John Martin, Simon Goodricke and Erickson as well a stheir crass indifference in recating to candidate's failures (eg Richard Barnbrooke's infidelity and Erickson's vile sexist stupidity).

But let us all put ourselves behind those brave independent nationalist candidates who are not seeking personal glory but are standing for their principles against the Griffin-poisoned debased values of the current BNP.
Respect to you all.

Finally, nationalism must evolve organically and not be frightened of change - else it will stagnate and wither. All nationalists must be fre to debate and speak the unthinkable so that we can prepare strategies. Can we build a mass movement based on a BNP with a new charismatic leader, or should we begin developing alternative strategies based on cellular organisations? Or maybe both if nationalists can work togeether without greed and ego getting in the way.

Mr Potter

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