A Personal Memoir

Why do we bother? At times those who contribute to the Realist, and indeed many of the regular readers, must feel that we are spitting into the wind, as we warn of the threats facing this country, often receive support from large numbers of people, but constantly watch these same people vote for the failed parties which have got us into this mess.

I am not aware of doing anything to offend Apollo, beyond the fact that, as a church going Christian, I do not believe in the pagan gods of the ancient world, but I seem to share the curse he laid on Cassandra, the Trojan priestess dedicated to him, who was fated to utter true prophecies which were never believed.

From the time that I first achieved what Marx referred to as political consciousness I have usually found that I disagreed with the consensus of the time, yet have lived to see most of my fears about the direction this country is following being realised. My views did not spring out of nowhere, but are the result of extensive reading, and subsequent political experience.

I believe that George Orwell was undoubtedly the greatest political writer of the 20th Century, and in 1984 he warned of all the horrors that are now engulfing us, from the Thought Police to the denial of reality itself, as where the Party decrees that two plus two is not four, or five, but whatever the Party says it is. We now see such insanity in the statement that men are women if they say they are.

Kafka novel's are a warning about bureaucracies which are unaccountable, run only for the benefit of the bureaucrats themselves, making the ordinary people victims. The politicisation of our public services, in particular the Civil Service, sees unelected, activist apparatchiks effectively overruling democratically elected representatives, while demanding that they should be paid more, while not even turning up at the office.

I have also read that turgid tome Mein Kampf, and as much of Das Kapital as I could take, so can claim to have some understanding of where extremists get their ideas.

I have long been a reader of science fiction, which is not what many believe to be all about space opera, but which produces visions of possible dystopias, many of which now loom large over us today. The genre also gives one an appreciation of some basic scientific facts, something which the lunatics of the climate change movement clearly lack. The possible explanations for changes in global temperatures etc. are far more numerous than the simplistic belief that it is all to do with carbon dioxide, but those of us who dare to say this, and to question the sacred cow of net zero, are vilified by these morons.

Clearly it was wrong that those such as Alan Turing should have been prosecuted for homosexuality, and in 1967 the Sexual Offences Act was passed which decriminalised private homosexual acts between men aged over 21. However there were many of us the time who were concerned just what this change might lead to in the future. We have seen how what was a well meant liberalisation has, half a century later, resulted in homosexual activists harassing anyone who has religious qualms, and of course to the politicisation of sexual matters, so that we are expected to accept that children are subjected to irreversible medical procedures at the behest of fanatical trans activists. This has also had the effect of undermining many of the gains women have made in the last hundred years, including, in many cases, losing the right to single sex hospital wards, changing rooms and even toilets. Proof, if any was needed, of the road to hell being paved with good intentions.

A year later the famous speech by Enoch Powell concerning mass immigration horrified the liberal elite, although it was clear that millions agreed with him. Now, whole areas of our own country face the possibility of civil strife, and our coast is being invaded by illegal migrants, with total numbers, including supposed legal cases, approaching three quarters of a million every year. This is nothing to do with racism, as what on earth difference does the colour of skin make. It concerns radical differences in culture, and ideology.

Those who come from countries where women are treated as second class citizens, those of a different sexual orientation are excluded from society, parents can dictate the lives of their children to the extent that for the latter to disobey may lead to them becoming the victims of honour killings, and for any to wish to leave their religion is to risk death, cannot be expected to integrate with a people who reject all such beliefs, and indeed it becomes more obvious every day that not only in the UK, but across Europe, attempts to square this circle are failing. The recent demonstrations in our cities where calls have been made for attacks on our Jewish compatriots are proof enough of this, as is the attitude to young British girls displayed by grooming gangs. Those such as myself who point all this out are shouted down, and the influx continues.

Law and Order suffered a blow in 1965 when capital punishment was abolished under that sopping wet liberal, Home Secretary, Roy Jenkins, and, despite promises made at the time, the murder rate has risen constantly since. Recent events include the stabbing to death of a young man on a Birmingham dance floor, the random shooting to death of a young woman, out enjoying herself with friends in Liverpool, and the truly horrifying multiple murders of a woman, her unborn baby, and three children by a monster who raped the little girl of eleven as she lay dying. Individuals who should have had perhaps another seventy or more years of life have had them stolen from them, while to this carnage must be added the ongoing knifing to death of youngsters on a daily basis in London, and the murder of two women every week by their so called partners in the UK.

Yet, despite all this horror, the liberal elite who have dominated this country for decades prevent the restoration of the only sanction, capital punishment, which would put a stop to this litany of death. These people would have a fit of the vapours at the very suggestion, and would no doubt be crying over the murderers, should they receive their justly deserved punishments. Clearly not all deaths would be prevented, but those who claim that it would not be a deterrent are ignoring the basic facts of human nature, while, even if it were not, it would nevertheless be a just act of retribution, and would certainly end the practice of releasing these people to kill again.

Those of us who advocate restoration would, as always, be abused by those who call themselves progressives, but, apart from the murderers themselves, it is the latter who are to blame for the epidemic of killings which so disfigure our society. Nothing else will reduce the death toll, whatever psychiatrists, criminologists and liberals may claim. This weakening of the idea of punishment extends right across the board, leaving law abiding citizens at the mercy of criminals who know that they will only receive a slap on the wrist for their crimes, if a woke police force can ever look up from computer screens for long enough to catch them in the first place.

Yet another misbegotten product of the sixties was the insane idea that we, a maritime nation, with a global reach, should take part in the federalist project to create a single European state. I was opposed from the very start, became a supporter of 'Operation Out', then spent a couple of decades on the NEC of the Campaign for an Independent Britain, and joined, among others, Alan Sked, Nigel Farage and Craig Mackinlay on the first NEC of UKIP. I believed that membership of the European project would be disastrous for this country, and that the people if asked would agree, yet, when I twice stood for parliament for UKIP, once against Edward Heath himself, I received derisory support. However when David Cameron called a referendum it turned out that I was right all along. Since then I have fought against the irreconcilable Remainers, but the disgusting bias of the BBC, and the self interested desires of so many MPs, who have never supported Brexit, still prevent our reaping the true benefits of breaking with Brussels.

As we watch the totally maniacal antics of the woke I, and many others, oppose them at every turn, yet so many who agree with us just shrug their shoulders. Perhaps most alarming is the way in which people ignore the warnings those such as myself give about the failure to support a sensible defence policy, so that, when Putin decides to move on from Ukraine to Western Europe we will be wheat before the sickle.

As I said at the beginning one wonders why we bother, but as Martin Luther said "here I stand, I can do no other". However the opponents of those such as myself need not fear that we will be listened to, anymore than the Trojans listened to Cassandra, yet they might reflect that, thanks to their indifference and arrogant pride, the people of Troy endured the final nemesis she had prophesied.