The Pen is mightier than the sword, but the Pen must sometimes move the sword against corruption if the corrupt are not moved by the pen.. An idea without an implementer is useless. "The Rulers do not carry the sword in vain"Rom 13:4

Saturday, December 21, 2013

1940, the year 'the Brits' fought Fascism. (Themselves?)

Having just viewed a "History Chanel" doco on the Blitz, I find myself curiously intrigued with the terminology and perspective offered in this story.  To be a true student of history, and to glean from it the necessary valuable kernels of worthwhile grain, you need to be an impartial observer who can stand above the big picture and see how the minutiae all fits together.

You need to imagine burning buildings, collapsing bricks, smoke billowing, and the gritty determined look on the fire fighters attacking the blazes. Into this chaotic scene drifts Churchill's slow paced voice expressing how even if the British Empire will last a thousand years, this will be their finest hour.

He speaks, and the narrator echoes, how the British spirit is alive and though the flames of incendiary bombs can be quenched, the indomitable  spirit of the 'Brits' will not.

This all sounds great and rings true to our patriotic sentimentality, but it's a load of utter rubbish. The 'Brits' who were being attacked by the National Socialists, were in fact the direct result of previous successful invasions by William the Conquerer, the Danish Vikings and  prior to that, the ancestors of those wielding the Hun bombers now...the Anglo Saxons.

In the midst of great trial and tribulation, lofty words of patriotism and power seem to come to the forefront. But as the saying goes, if it's in the well, it will come up in the bucket, and this applies to history as well.  The Welsh are living testimony to previous successful invasions, as they, the Celts are the remnants of the original British. (note..the word "English" comes from the word "Anglo" as in..Anglo Saxon, The Saxons came from the German region called "Saxony") 

So how about this word "Fascism"?
Fascism /ˈfæʃɪzəm/ is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism.

Characteristics of Fascism (Wiki)
Hostile to liberal democracy, socialism, and communism, fascist movements shared certain common features, including the veneration of the state, a devotion to a strong leader, and an emphasis on ultranationalism and militarism. Fascism views political violence, war, and imperialism as a means to achieve national rejuvenation  and asserts that stronger nations have the right to expand their territory by displacing weaker nations.

If this definition holds true, and looking at the development of the British (and any) Empire.....can any honest person deny that this is exactly how the British and other Empires operated?  Of course not.  This dilemma reveals just how narrow is our comprehension of our own historical and social context, and how much a part of it we are, to the point of being oblivious to it's true nature. As the science of psychology teaches us, people care most about those genetically closest to them, and then the care decreases with genetic distance. Therefore it follows that people in other countries are at least perceived to be genetically distant, and if they are also a different color? Aah... that probably makes the whole process easier to not care about them.  This applies 100% the same when the observer is black looking at white, or the other way around.

So these sentimental and jingoistic romanticizations of national history and experience should embarrass us more than anything, as they reveal what is common to a very flawed humanity about us.

Knowing these things, it should equip us to combat such views which usually contain elements of a superiority inclination, realized or not. There is nothing wrong with nationalism as long as it is not fascist in nature, and excludes from the outset the lusting after other peoples land and resources and does not treat or regard ethnic difference as a basis for ill treatment.

We might call this a sanitized version of fascism.. 'fascism lite' ? Of one thing we can be sure, no matter how soft, or lite or mild any Nationalistic movement is, it will be depicted and denounced by the ultra Left as being 'ultra' and 'hyper' and 'extreme' and 'racist' etc.  Such things are to be expected and strategies to combat such vile white-anting of a national vision must be prepared and be at the ready when the time comes to use them.

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