A question of repatriation
A Guardian thread I was patronising today threw up a very premature but always interesting question from a serial CiF commenter and (I think) BNP member:-
13 Mar 09, 9:02pm (about 2 hours ago)
Could you please lay out a working model for fair and humane repatriation with regard to this issue. I don’t think this has ever been done before on CiF. I think it is time to debate this because of the approaching conditions.
( I used to get censored for suggesting a relationship between gobalism- immigration and pending economic collapse, and, why we should be digging our back gardens up- that was a while before any of the current economic chaos began - seems quite relevant now, just as some form of repatriation will become when they fully grasp the situation that is developing.)
A few moments later he spoiled things a little with this rider:-
13 Mar 09, 9:14pm (about 2 hours ago)
Also, can someone please suggest how we can start ot reassure, further integrate and begin reward those groups who have settled here and made a positive contribution to this country. Their last images of our country are certainly not going to be through the closing tailgates of Hercules transport planes.
Of course, it’s too early for working models. The data required to build a model to include political matters such as possible strategies, and budgetary matters such the number of movements involved, the costs of those movements, available finance, social cost reductions, and so on, is nowhere near assessible on the spur of the moment! To put such a model together will surely take a Commission sitting for many months and comprising the most competent political strategists, demographers, Treasury auditors and foreign affairs specialists available.
So, given my profound limitations, this was what I could say to Skimmer:-
13 Mar 09, 11:15pm (1 minute ago)
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Anyhow, to answer your question, the first thing you have to understand is that nationalism is the politics of genetic interest. It recognises and issues from the same ultimate good as Life itself. In normal political ages, this value is quietly operative in the background. However, when politicians no longer instinctively comprehend that the rights and interests of their own people are paramount but, on the contrary, force their own or their class’s interests to the fore, then we are bound to see a resurgence of nationalist thought and feeling.
We are entering that time at this very moment. The proponents of abstract individualism are no longer able to defend their worldview against nationalist argument - even in the preliminary forms in which it appears today.
So ... in this new world, ideas expressive of completely unfamiliar values will come forward. What you see today in the electoral maneuverings of the BNP is not what will be discussed later. In revolutionary times, power always moves towards the radicals, and so it will be again.
For that reason, your sentiments about how we can “reassure, further integrate and begin reward those groups who have settled here and made a positive contribution to this country” are completely irrelevant and off-target. The target, you see, will be established by the fearless and the radical:-
It is much too early to talk about strategies to quickly return England and Wales and, maybe, Scotland to the peoples from whom these lands take their names. Maybe in five to seven years, when the electorate has tumbled to the fact that Cameron’s Conservatives are the same political class as Blair/Brown - that is a gate the public must pass through.
My own feeling is that several repatriative strategies will have to be pursued. These will involve carrots and sticks, of course. The carrots (training programmes where applicable, and financial assistance to the person in the new land of abode) will decline in use/value over a period of up to ten years. At the same time the sticks (for example, rising property and personal taxation, disincentives to employers, withdrawal of benefits) will steadily ratchet up, penalising delay and producing the required push and pull effect. Animal cruelty legislation, prohibition of religious worship, instant deportation for criminal acts ... there are all manner of ways to get the message across that it is time to leave. “Imaginative” investment in overseas government programmes and, if necessary, government officials will no doubt have to be instituted - headcount bounties being one example.
Of course, it’s enough to give CiF readers conniptions. But we did not ask for this problem. It was forced upon us. We are not obliged to accept any part of it in perpetuity. On the contrary, like any other people anywhere, we are only obliged to secure our future for ourselves and our children, and we will.
So, then, repatriation. What more should I have said?