A guest post from UKIP Reigate’s Peter Lindsay
As we face a Fake Brexit, we should ponder just how it has come about that while nearly 60% of us (if you adjust the actual % vote for Brexit – 52% – for the fear factor generated by Project Fear) want an independent Britain, 85% of our “representatives” (sic) in Parliament – those MPs who supported Remain – want our continued subservience to a foreign power. Are these really our representatives?
One might also ponder why it is that the same representatives have allowed mass immigration over the last 70 years to change the culture of this country, without even asking the native population whether they wanted this. The explanation is that we have been beaten in a bloodless war. To explain:
Britain has not been conquered by a foreign invader for nearly a thousand years. Not militarily, that is. But you can just as effectively “take over” a country by other means. This can be done by either (1) successfully taking over its vital institutions as a precursor to government, or (2) a revolution or coup d’etat. An example of (1) was the aftermath of the Boer War: although the British won the war, the vital institutions – media, education, civil service, local government etc. were all run by the Afrikaaners, who were the majority white population and by the 1920s they had taken over the government. An example of (2) was the Russian Revolution or French Revolution but such coups can happen over time and even without violence.
In the 20th century, Britain suffered a “pincer” attack from both outside – (2) and within – (1). Like a vice closing. Whereas our glorious Royal Navy and RAF had always beaten off a foreign invader, we found ourselves wide open to these more subtle attacks and so we were eventually beaten by them.
The vice closes
The takeover of our institutions – pincer (1) – has been all but achieved. This was a takeover by a socialist ideology. The export of international socialism was driven by the
Comintern after the Russian revolution. Cynically exploiting age-old class jealousies, the ideology consists of a small elite running a “command” economy with a culture of
internationalism and multiculturalism, anti-Christian, anti-family and anti-democratic.
In short Orwellian. It had already started to gain a foothold in our Universities, mass media (particularly the BBC) and Conservative party, even before the War. It has since
successfully subverted the Conservative party, which ceased to be politically conservative at least three decades ago, as well as the civil service, local government
and now even the police. Our traditional conservatism and classical liberalism have been side-lined from our national life, Christianity is in decline and Islam advances.
This article though is concerned with pincer (2) – how we lost our sovereignty to corporatist globalists, headquartered in the US, starting as far back as 1940,
and then to the EU. This pincer is quite separate from the socialist pincer (1), but the two have certain common interests. Globalism is an ideology where in time, the nation
state will be sidelined and be subservient to corporations and banks.
The world changed dramatically in 1945. The USA had become overwhelmingly the biggest financial, economic and military power in the world, challenged only by the
USSR. Just as Eastern Europe was now a Soviet satrapy, the US decided that Western Europe would become the main part of its informal empire, along with Japan. These were
the parts of the world which really “mattered” then. Globalists in the US such as George Kennan, Paul Warburg, David Rockefeller, the Dulles brothers and others were very influential in the US Establishment. The latter decided that the major European powers, including the UK, should “unify” (a) as a bloc to counter the USSR (b) to constrain Germany inside a supranational government and (c) to optimise economic growth (supposedly), again to ward off communism.
For the next decade or so, acting covertly to make it appear like a European initiative, the US strongly promoted a European Union. The US financed its creation and allied itself to
European federalist ideologues such as Monnet and Schumann, Coudenhove-Kalergi, Spaak and Retinger, who had had little success in their efforts for a European federation
before the war, but who now found themselves backed by the most powerful country on Earth. In particular, the CIA was used to inspire and finance the European Movement.
Post-war reconstruction in Europe was helped enormously by US “Marshall Aid”, but what is very little known is that this aid was not just “given” ( the US never does that).
Marshall Aid was only given on condition that the recipient joined in the process for European unity.
The US could easily dictate to the defeated powers – Germany and Italy. France needed some persuasion but joined, because she would be the leading power in it (for a while).
Vichy’s co-operation with Germany during the war foreshadowed the “Franco-German axis” with which we are all too familiar today. Shortly after the Treaty of Rome in
1957, the French and Germans came to an agreement by the Elysee treaty of 1963, that any new EU laws would be pre-agreed by France and Germany, before being foisted on
the other members.
The UK was a victorious power with its Empire still intact in 1945. However it had finally run out of luck. It could now be financially blackmailed by the US. Everyone knows we
were bankrupt in 1945; very few know that we were also bankrupt in 1940. Without Lend-lease from the US from 1941, it is a little-told fact that Britain would have had to come to terms with Germany because we had literally run out of money; this is because we could not just borrow from the US, as in the Great War: their Neutrality Act now forbade lending to “foreign belligerents”. Lend-lease came with long-lasting strings attached.
Post-war UK Governments, both Labour and Conservative, and also the Foreign Office, were opposed to joining a European union. But US pressure was enormous. As we know, the US has a standard tool they use when dealing with a foreign government which does not obey its wishes: “Regime Change”.
Following our humiliation by the US in 1956 when we were forced to withdraw from Suez under threat of crippling US financial sanctions, we had our own taste of regime change: Macmillan, who succeeded Eden as PM in 1957. He sold out and applied to join the Common Market in 1961. The US was very pleased. Labour quickly followed suit, particularly after the strange and premature death in 1963 of its leader Hugh Gaitskell, who opposed joining the Common Market.
The rest of Britain’s debacle to the EU is well known. Wilson granted us a referendum on staying in the Common Market in 1975 but the people were given a false prospectus – it was presented as an entirely economic project. The “grand projet” is a political project but has always masqueraded as an economic one. So we voted to stay in. We ended up as not just subservient to the globalist US “Empire”, but a satrapy of its European subsidiary the EU, managed by our traditional enemies the French and Germans.
Britain since the debacle
Macmillan (left), who had seriously considered joining the Labour party before the War, founded a controlling Europhile dynasty in the Tory party which survives to this day.
There have been a few sparks of resistance from time to time – Enoch Powell in the early 70s, Labour’s 1983 election manifesto pledging to leave the then EEC , Maggie
Thatcher’s Bruges speech in 1988, John Redwood’s leadership challenge in 1995, Ian Duncan Smith’s “accidental” Tory leadership 2001-3, the rise of UKIP and now the 2016 referendum result. But there is a long way to go.
The anti-EU wing of the Tory party,albeit admirable, is outgunned by the Europhiles who hold all the levers of power and the bovine Tory membership, now way below its numbers in the past, has never shown anything but blind loyalty to the party leadership.
But the people have not given in: UKIP WON a national election in 2014 with 29% of the vote in the last EU Parliament election, which is run on proportional voting. But here at home we are saddled with a scandalously unfair and corrupt electoral system domestically which produces outrageous and crazy results, and enshrines the two privileged parties – Blue Labour and Corbyn Labour in power on a rotating basis.
It may be that we will have to rely on a crumbling EU to truly get out of the EU: anti-EU governments now rule in Italy, Poland and Hungary and in Austria, Holland, Sweden and
even France and Germany there are strong anti-EU forces knocking on the door of power. A huge stroke of luck has been the election of an anti-EU President Trump in
The EU threat will only end when the EU ceases to exist. Until it does, a futureUK Quisling Government can always take us back in.
We remain in a long war to restore our freedom.