Richard Edmonds Memorial Meeting 2021 – Tony Paulsen Reports from South London

Some thirty patriots gathered in a traditional South London hostelry on the evening of Wednesday, 22nd September to pay their last respects to Richard Edmonds.

Chris Roberts chaired the meeting. His own involvement in the movement goes back to supporting the late Terry Denville-Faulkner’s campaign as National Front candidate at the Carshalton by-election of 11th March 1976, so over 45 years. Many other veterans of the cause were there, including the BNP’s first councillor, Derek Beackon; former press officer and candidate for Mayor of London, Mike Newland; and well-loved Downham patriot Tess Culnane.

The first speaker to pay tribute to Richard’s memory was Steve Smith (ex-Tower Hamlets branch, not to be confused with another stalwart, Steve Smith of Burnley). Steve gave a very fine speech, recounting several entertaining anecdotes about Richard, some of which appear in his impressive article about the history of the BNP in the East End in the 1990s now published in Candour, no. 877.

Steve has mastered many of Richard’s mannerisms and peppered his speech with them so effectively that at times it seemed that Richard was still marching in our ranks, not only in spirit (as he surely does) but even in the flesh!

Richard Edmonds with the famous Lewisham march poster from the NF’s anti-mugging campaign

Steve’s was not an easy act to follow, but the second speaker, John Morse, who had travelled a long way to join us, also made a valuable contribution, recalling his close comradeship with Richard over almost two decades of the NNF/BNP years between 1981 and 1999, until Nick Griffin’s ultimately ill-starred election as BNP chairman.

John Morse emphasised the centrality of Holocaust revisionism in Richard’s political work in uncompromising terms to which, it must be said, by no means all those attending privately assented, though it was not an occasion to debate what the speakers said, rather than to listen to them.

John Morse made a less controversial and very valid point when he called to mind Richard’s crucial role in keeping the BNP active and together in 1986, after John Tyndall and indeed John Morse were both sentenced to prison terms that left the ship bereft of its captain for several months.

Richard not only deputised for JT as chairman, but stood in for John Morse as editor of British Nationalist, the party newspaper, which in those days long before the internet changed how nationalist parties communicate with their supporters, was central to its political work.

Richard Edmonds (1943-2020)

The last platform speaker was Peter Phillips, who gave a moving speech, saying that as all lives must end in death, what makes a difference is the reputation that we leave behind us in the memory of friends and comrades.

That concluded the formal speeches, but many briefer tributes followed from the floor before the evening was out. We shall surely not see Richard’s like again.

“Cattle die, and kinsmen die, and so must one die oneself. But there is one thing I know which never dies, and that is the fame of a dead man’s deeds.”

Successful Pan-Nationalist Day of Action in Leeds

The Holiday Inn at Garforth, Yorkshire

On Saturday 18th September a joint nationalist day of action was held in Yorkshire’s biggest city – Leeds –  with activists from both the British Movement and Patriotic Alternative, holding a number of flash demonstrations against the flood of immigrants – mainly young male so-called asylum seekers and refugees into the city.

A number of big hotels in Leeds have simply closed their doors to the great British public, and given themselves completely over to economic migrants. Then news reached the local BM branch, that a number of other hotels in the city had been “commandeered” by the Home Office for exclusive use by Afghans (as has happened in other cities all over England).

The hotels in Leeds included the Holiday Inn at Garforth; the Gateway Hotel in Micklefield and the Mercury Hotel in Bramham. The Holiday Inn, has now cancelled all “normal” bookings until December 9th, in the hope that the local council will have rehoused the migrants by then, so they can re-open for the lucrative pre Christmas trade.

This was the second successful day of action organised by Leeds BM at very short notice – the first on August 7th, was reported in the “Movement News” pages of H&D #104 (September-October 2021) which was published earlier this month. The day included leafleting and noisy flash demonstrations outside a couple of the hotels mentioned above, and short speeches by BM and PA representatives.

Congratulations to everybody (including a number of H&D subscribers) who attended the pan-nationalist day of action in Leeds. It is hoped that more such demonstrations will now take place in other parts of the country.

Readers wanting more information on the British Movement should write to – PO Box 6, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, WF16 0XF.

And those wanting to find out more about the Patriotic Alternative should write to – PO Box 275, Pudsey, Yorkshire, LS28 0FQ.

For a full report on the pan-nationalist day of action go to – 
https://www.britishmovementnorthern.org/latest-news/pan-nationalist-day-of-action-in-leeds/

Creators Harassed by Political Police in Merseyside

James Mac, a good friend of H&D was recently arrested, in Kirkby (Knowsley) by Merseyside’s political police, because a pro-White pride sticker appeared in his local area, and taken to Copy Lane Police Station in Bootle (just outside of Liverpool).

James is an activist with the Creativity Movement UK. Creativity is promoted by two organizations: the Creativity Alliance (CA), also known as the Church of Creativity, and The Creativity Movement. The groups have common origins, both being created in 2003 after Matt Hale, successor to Ben Klassen (who founded The Church of the Creator in 1973) was arrested and sentenced to forty years in prison in the USA.  Matt Hale had renamed the organisation “New Church of the Creator”: H&D has reviewed a number of his books in the past.

Here is the report James kindly sent us.

‘The police have finally caught up with me,’ I often joke to family, as a pro-White activist in an area where coppers often speed past, sirens blurring. On August 25th, it wasn’t a joke anymore.

After a morning jog, I arrived home to find police riot vans at the door. I was arrested under the Orwellian ‘crime’ of ‘inciting racial hatred’. A sticker had been discovered on a bus stop. The egregious message? ‘Proud to be White? Contact like-minded people’. I was the alleged ‘perpetrator’.

One of the stickers for which James Mac was arrested

In came a dozen or more mask wearing, taser wielding coppers, ready to do a thorough job on my house, looking for ‘incriminating evidence’. They would certainly find evidence of Racial Loyalty. Meanwhile, a screeching female copper began ranting about a ‘Creativity Agenda!’ It sounded like a term coined by the enemy, eager to demonise. I was not eager to acknowledge it.

Adherents to Creativity have been spreading the good word across Britain for many years. The controlled, virulently anti-White media grudgingly acknowledge the legality of our promotional materials. Why this drama and why now? It will be interesting to find out.

A surreal experience that could only make one enquire to the arresting officer, isn’t this a bit excessive? After a proper declutter job, including the confiscation (theft?) of promotional materials and electronic devices, I was carted off to the police station.

‘All these vans just for me?’ 
‘Yes, and an unmarked car, too.’

Booked in at the station, I got the old fingerprint and mugshot treatment, then carted off to the cells. All very surreal. 
‘Wow, this is really happening.’

How could you not find comedy in it all? This heavy handed treatment, for what? An alleged sticker ‘offence’? With a pro-White message? What is the aim? To make you regret ever being pro-White? It is enough to leave you in a fit of giggles.

I took the opportunity to rest. There was no getting sleep with so much adrenaline. ‘Just lay down and close your eyes.’

After a couple of hours I was introduced to a duty solicitor. I made it clear: everything I ever do, say or support I am happy to defend in court. However, today, it was NO COMMENT. The solicitor’s one task: remind me not to play the fool and get drawn into engaging with these people.

Copy Lane police station, where James Mac was taken to be questioned after his recent arrest

Into the interview room, I was questioned by the two arresting officers. They had been doing a bit of research, invading my privacy, checking bank accounts, etc.

I am a passionate adherent to my religious faith, Creativity. I was subjected to ridicule by the dishevelled Copper A, who repeatedly mocked my sincerely held faith.

‘…the SO-CALLED religion of Creativity.’  I found this highly offensive and super intolerant.

I stuck to my guns of ‘No Comment’. However, in retrospect perhaps I should have utilised the duty solicitor and requested to have the aforementioned obnoxious behaviour corrected.

Better groomed Copper B said this was a chance to tell my side of the story. He proceeded to comment on my shoe purchases, which are of good quality and ethically made.

‘Very nice shoes, James. What’s that all about? Do you think only White people wear shoes like that?’

I chuckled to myself and rolled my eyes. How embarrassing. We are supposed to believe these people are fair and balanced?

The coppers try to make you feel small. They are the headmaster and you are the naughty pupil. My religious conviction is strong and unbending. I did not feel like the inferior party. Just the opposite. I am certain of my morally superior position. Be they activists with sinister motives or normal people ‘just doing their job,’ before me were agents of the forces of darkness.

The interview was over sooner than I expected. At my home these people demanded passwords to electronic devices, threatening legal repercussions. I expect the officers to press for them. Strangely, they did not. I discovered I had no such legal obligation. Not unless the warrant states it, which it did not.

Once released I jogged home. Family members were present in support. What is this alleged ‘horrendous crime’ that caused so many military style vehicles to screech up to my door? they enquired. When news broke the whole episode was because of a sticker asking a self-respecting White person if they are proud of their biological heritage, there was a lot of rage. There was much frothing at the mouth and cursing.

Another of the stickers for which James Mac was arrested

The police are not popular. For all their research, evidently they were ignorant of my popularity. Perhaps they liked the idea of ‘exposing me’ and making me a social outcast, but unfortunately I am a family favourite. The one elderly relative who I suspected may give me a telling off instead said ‘You are the only one brave enough to say what the rest of us think!’ Oh well.

The crazy incident has become my perfect ice breaker. Neighbours come with grievances about the current state of affairs. Friends and acquaintances rage against the police and compare them to a notoriously ‘non-kosher’ farm animal.

The hypocrisy of the police is not lost on the average White person. The ‘Black Lives Matter’ rubbish has these coppers literally GROVELLING ON THEIR KNEES. You do not need to explain. No need to spoon feed. They figure it out all by themselves.

The reputation of the police is in the sewer. Frankly, I have no sympathy. Give them the benefit of the doubt and they surpass themselves with disgraceful behaviour.

I have found the whole state harassment experience reinvigorating. If the sinister forces were aiming to intimidate and have me scurrying for cover, they are mistaken.

I am bursting with enthusiasm for Creativity. I am eager to talk to as many people as possible about my experience and my abiding passion for White people.

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Check out The Creativity Movement’s website and full report of James’s arrest at –  https://creativitymovement.net/blog/police-harass-creators-in-england/

H&D Correspondent – Simon Sheppard – arrested and jailed (again)

Longstanding Yorkshire nationalist and H&D correspondent Simon Sheppard (who hosts the controversial www.heretical.com website) has been arrested again and remanded in custody at HMP Hull on suspicion of breaching the five-year Criminal Behaviour Order imposed upon him in 2018, at the time of his last conviction.

Details are sketchy at the moment, but it seems he was handing out politically incorrect flyers and/or cards in the Bridlington area, which someone took offense to. They called the Police, and he was arrested. So much for our “free and democratic society”!

If H&D readers wish to send Simon a letter of support, this is his new address:

SHEPPARD A3809ER: Wing H, HMP Hull, Hedon Road, Hull, HU9 5LS.

Please remember that prisoners’ incoming mail is opened by prison staff, and most of it is routinely photocopied – so please keep messages sensible and avoid anything provocative. Also please note that you can no longer send inmates postal orders – this was stopped due to Covid – all monies sent to an inmate must now be done online.

Simon Sheppard addressing an H&D event

Prison visits are suspended indefinitely at HMP Hull due to the Covid panic, so inmates are in lockdown for 23 hours a day. The Governor has the discretion to carry on with FULL Covid restrictions (even for inmates on remand who have yet to be found guilty of anything – like Simon).

As far as we are aware even his legal team cannot visit him, and all communications have to be done by video link.

Simon is due in Hull Crown Court on October 8th, as it’s all been expedited, but as it’s only the first appearance, it will presumably only last a few minutes; – “name, age, address, prison number etc.” He will then return to Crown court in December for allegedly breaching his criminal behaviour order.

H&D readers wishing to send Simon some money so he can buy bits and bobs from the Prison Shop (as he has nothing at all in there) can send it c/o H&D if they so wish. Please make cheques or postal/money orders out to “Heritage and Destiny” – but please write clearly on the back of the cheque (or PO) that it is for Simon Sheppard. Readers can also send their donations by Bank Transfer (BACs) if they so wish to –

Account name – Heritage and Destiny,

Account number – 14144034,

Sort code – 01 00 85: –

Use your own name and the words Sheppard Donation as reference.

Simon’s most recent article, titled – “I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE” Where he explains ‘Gaslighting’ and gives his “parable of the Honey Pops”, which was published in issue #104 of Heritage and Destiny magazine, can be read here.

I Was Blind But Now I See

Simon Sheppard explains gaslighting and gives his Parable of the Honey Pops

Sometimes, due to misdiagnosis or an advance in medicine, people who have been born blind or lost their sight at a very early age can suddenly regain their sight. When this happens they face another obstacle – they don’t know how to see. The condition is known as agnosia, the inability to interpret sensory input. Their brains are at once bombarded with rich visual data which they haven’t learned how to decipher. This can lead to disorientation, depression and even thoughts of suicide.

Such individuals find themselves falling back on the senses they can process, such as hearing and touch, and use them as a reference to make sense of the complex patterns their brain is receiving from their newly functioning eyes.

Optical illusions have been mentioned previously in this context – that they occur because guesses and approximations can be made much more rapidly and efficiently, and work most of the time. Distortions arise because the overhead to process for perfect accuracy is so high. Optical illusions are instances when the guesses our brains make about what is being observed do not align with reality.

This discussion of cognitive functions is a step further and beyond, because these visual misinterpretations give important clues about how our brains work. Individuals with recently restored sight report that when people move away from them, they appear to shrink in size. 

Streetlights look like luminous stains on a window pane. Actually, they may be seeing accurately, while normal sight compensates for this. Depth perception is evidently learned, and this automatic adjustment in perspective gives rise to a whole class of optical illusions.

A hallucination engine

It’s said that we have five senses, but actually there are more – our sense of balance for one, and proprioception, the awareness we have of where parts of our body are. It’s this which gives us the ability to touch the tip of our nose with our eyes closed, and not have to take deliberate aim when we put a spoon to our mouth. There are sensory cells within the muscles.

We can think of the brain as being more than anything else a hallucination engine. The mass of neurons and their interconnections which is encased in the cranium cannot see, hear, touch or smell. Rather, various appendages containing sensory neurons – neurons of a different kind – convert stimuli into electrical impulses via synapses which the neurons in the brain receive. How does the brain interpret those signals? That is the question.

What seems to happen is that the brain receives signals and then imagines (hallucinates) to fix upon the most likely scenario based on prior information.

Some psychotropic drugs dramatically increase hallucination, notably LSD. In this model of how the brain operates, this drug causes the brain to race with its limiter off, so to speak. There are anecdotal reports that a similar effect occurs to a much lesser extent with marijuana, that it “opens a valve,” possibly in the frontal cortex, which normally inhibits the flow of certain thoughts. Hence under the influence of marijuana, wacky and sometimes obtuse and novel ideas can emerge, but also, perhaps, memories which would be best forgotten.

The scientific rabbit

As with vision, error-free exactitude would be intensive, slow and certainly not evolutionarily advantageous in a harsh natural environment in which hungry predators lurk. My favourite example is of a hypothetical chance mutation of rabbit. This rabbit was born with a scientific bent, and reaching maturity it embarked upon an experiment which involved sitting atop a crest with a clipboard between its paws. Its object was to measure how many rustles in the grass below were just rustles and how many were actually a fox. Of course the rabbit became a fox’s dinner well before the experiment was concluded.

This illustrates the circumstance when there is little or no evolutionary advantage in being precisely accurate. Rabbits just assume that a rustle in the grass is a predator. There is no advantage in reacting otherwise.

Women’s natural traits

Incidentally, a similar argument can be made regarding women’s reliance on their feelings, in other words instinctive emotion. Going back many hundreds of thousands of years, women were not selected as mates for their capacity for rational, analytical thought. Their charms lay elsewhere, and whatever advantage this feature confers for them was dwarfed by other factors.

A stronger argument exists for women having a sense of humour. A man with a sense of humour has a reproductive advantage, being better able to amuse and woo a prospective mate, his ability to charm increasing the number of progeny he is likely to have. Similarly, a woman with a sense of humour would be fun to have around, and more desirable as a long-term mate. However, we can look to the mediocre “safe humour” of female comedians, and the humourlessness of a feminized society in general, to see how that turned out.

Regular readers will know that I have come to have doubts about evolution theory, but as a working hypothesis, it works. I don’t want to be adding “putative” to every other sentence.

Mesmerised by Tampax

There is a story which I’ve told in personal conversation many times which bears repeating here. On my release from my long sentence for the Tales of the Holohoax comic book I was obliged to stay in an all-male bail hostel for many months, a record stay, but I was deemed a “high security risk.” One day, bored, and unusually, I was sitting in front of the communal TV watching some rubbish or other. The protocol was that the first person there held the remote control, and my habit was to mute the sound during advertisement breaks. One came on, and when I hit the mute button, a young man now sitting at my side complained. Moreover, I had muted the soundtrack of an advertisement for Tampax.

Why had be complained? By silencing the TV I had interrupted his hypnosis, his suspension of thought, and his brain was forced to awaken from its comfortable, passive and practically comatose state. The brain consumes quite a lot of energy; his had to think, to work.

Windrush Empire

The term gaslighting derives from a 1940 British film which was itself based on a play by Patrick Hamilton. It was remade in a more dramatic Hollywood version in 1944. The wife, played in the later film by Ingrid Bergman, is tricked into disbelieving her own memories and perceptions, and into believing that she is going insane. In popular use today, the term has been summarised as the media attitude, ‘Don’t believe your lying eyes, believe us.’

The ‘Windrush affair’ shall be cited as a specific instance of what people mean today by ‘gaslighting.’ I’m told that the media is still going on about it now, but the coverage was intense during several weeks in 2018. Gross media amplification took place, with hours of TV commentary and thousands of words in newspaper columns. Something under two hundred people, possibly fewer than a hundred, who arrived in Britain in the years after World War II, were returned to their ancestral homeland. Putting this in context, the non-white population of England and Wales is now well over six million.

According to the orthodox media it was a “Windrush scandal” and a “deportation crisis” and the waves of puff and bluster led to a ministerial resignation. It’s hardly necessary to add that certain very pertinent facts were never mentioned. It’s also safe to assume that no reference was ever made to the policies which nationalists advocate as being in the best interests of the British people.

Who would imagine, amid all the hand-wringing and recriminations over a few score Jamaicans “wrongfully repatriated,” that all of it (and much else) directly followed from the collusion of a ‘Jewish Cousinhood’ decades previously? The background to the Empire Windrush was very ably documented by “Andrew Joyce” in a article for the Occidental Observer website (www.theoccidentalobserver.net) in 2015. Who, immersed in the mainstream narrative, could ever conceive the real origin of the affair? Without the superb work of people like Joyce (not his real name by the way), we would be even deeper in the dark than we are.

The Parable of the Honey Pops

Suppose, as a sort of parable, that I always ate cornflakes for breakfast. I had only vaguely heard of Honey Pops, indeed they were a distant land to me. One day I go to the supermarket to buy cornflakes and milk as usual and find that Honey Pops are on Super Special Offer, only a fraction of their normal price and less than the cornflakes I was intending to buy. So, thinks I, I’ll give them a try.

These Honey Pops are great! So tasty are they that I stop buying cornflakes altogether, and even better, this Super Special Offer seems to be lasting an awfully long time. There must be a world-wide glut of Pops or something. Anyway, I don’t care about that, Honey Pops are very nice, and it gets to the point where I simply can’t imagine eating anything other than Honey Pops for breakfast.

Finally one fateful day I go to the supermarket and the Super Special Offer has been withdrawn! Now Honey Pops are more than twice the price of cornflakes. It isn’t fair I say, and demand that I be allowed to buy Honey Pops under the previous terms. Moreover the manager of the supermarket backs me up, wanting to continue his brisk trade in Honey Pops, and he agrees that after all this time the manufacturer has no right to demand the full price. Somehow he persuades the Honey Pops’ manufacturer to extend the Super Special Offer indefinitely so I can continue to enjoy Honey Pops for breakfast every morning.

The fact that the Super Special Offer only arose in extraordinary circumstances and that the manufacturer of Honey Pops is now operating at a loss is irrelevant to me. My enjoyment of Honey Pops in the morning is all that matters.

Of course eventually the supply of Honey Pops comes to an end, because no business can operate at a loss forever. Nothing can persist when output exceeds input. Which, cutting to the quick, is just about where we are now.

Propaganda media

I have always been a bit of a maverick, probably chiefly due to my troubled upbringing. Even so, I have to confess that I was fully gaslit up until about 1992, at which time I was a squatter in the centre of Amsterdam doing experiments on girls. It was my experimental results which woke me to the truth. Once I realised the huge lie of “sexual equality,” that males and females are the same save for a few reproductive features, it was a logical step to question what else is thoroughly misrepresented in the received narrative. As it turns out, practically everything.

The cabal that controls the media has the ability to create myths, romanticise and religify. In short, they play on our emotions in a manner and to a degree which is unprecedented in history. They can, indeed have, created a fantasy world which seems superficially attractive but is really neither possible nor desirable.

Through decades of media gaslighting, the great mass of people have lost their ability to see. The moving images of film and TV are like an intravenous shot into the consciousness. We – people who love truth, of whatever label – need to be secure and confident in our own minds to resist the false reality the propaganda media is inflicting on us.

If someone parrots a media platitude, we should smile knowingly and ask them, “Do you really believe that?” Sometimes the speed at which they will back-track is surprising. However, most people simply go along with the majority view, or what the media leads them to think is the majority view. Thus the media’s portrayal of what the majority believes becomes an abnormal conventionality to which most people adhere.

By the ubiquity and sheer volume of its output, the media preconditions our brains to interpret our perceptions and experiences in the manner they desire. Plus, that manner is portrayed as the norm. These two factors – preconditioning and inventing a false consensus – go a long way toward explaining how the fantasy world is created and maintained, and why the false perspectives are so recalcitrant. After all, the vast majority of optical illusions become no clearer for staring at them. They exploit how we have learned to see since babyhood, and those cues and protocols cannot easily be unlearned.

How will the future play out? No-one can say for sure. Certainly logos will ultimately prevail – for it to be otherwise, the laws of nature would have to be torn asunder, requiring a sort of sci-fi-like transport to another dimension. My suspicion is that the inevitable and now looming fiat money collapse will be our salvation. The dramatic fall in living standards and painful readjustment will be traumatic for many, but that event will open the gates to allow reality to come crashing in.

H&D Issue 104 Published

The new issue (#104) of Heritage and Destiny magazine is out now. The 32-page, September-October 2021 issue, has as its lead:

No longer the Great White North – Massive demographic changes in Canada – Whites now less than 80%

Issue 104

September – October 2021

Contents include:

  • Editorial – by Mark Cotterill
  • The First Step is to Give A Different Answer – by Gil Caldwell
  • I was Blind, Now I See – Simon Sheppard explains gaslighting and gives his Parable of the Honey Pops
  • No Mystics, Please: We’re Nationalists – by William Jeffries
  • The (not any longer) Great White North – massive demographic change in Canada – by Remi Tremblay
  • Old Poets’ Corner: Wach auf! Wach auf! Arise! Arise! – by Prof. Jonathan
  • Conservatives plan to speed up our replacement – by Frederick Dixon
  • Book Review: Southern Irish Loyalism, 1912-1949 – edited by Brian Hughes and Conor Morrissey – Part 2 of a review by Ian Freeman
  • Book Review: The Novichok Chronicles: A Tale of Two Hoaxes – by Dr. Nicholas Kollerstrom – reviewed by Dr James B. Thring
  • Movie Review: While at War (Spanish: Mientras dure la Guerra) – reviewed by Pedro Gonzalez
  • Book Review: Henry ‘Chips’ Channon – The Diaries Vol. 1, 1918-38, edited by Simon Heffer – reviewed by Peter Rushton
  • Are the Crusades merely a historical curiosity – or do they still have relevance today? – by Alec Suchi
  • Movie Review: Operation Finale – reviewed by Mark Cotterill

If you would like a sample copy please send £5.00 / $10.00 or for a year’s (6 issues) subscription, send £32.00 (UK) – $60.00 (USA) – £40.00/$60.00 (Rest of World).

Henry Hafenmayer – champion of German freedom – dies aged 48

Henry Hafenmayer, 1972-2021

One of the foremost champions of free historical research and discussion – Henry Hafenmayer – died last Wednesday (11th August) in southern Germany, aged 48.

A former train driver who was dismissed for his political opinions, Henry became a prominent public champion of German historical revisionists, in a country where one can be jailed for questioning the official version of ‘Holocaust’ history. He was best known for his website Ende der Lüge (‘End of the Lie’) and associated social media accounts.

In this task he was especially closely associated with four jailed revisionists: former leftist lawyer and philosopher Horst Mahler (85); publisher and ecologist Ursula Haverbeck (92); lawyer Sylvia Stolz, first jailed for defending the late Ernst Zündel; and filmmaker / video blogger Alfred Schaefer. All four have served long prison sentences, and Mr Schaefer is still in jail.

Henry Hafenmayer, Alfred Schaefer, and Lady Michèle Renouf during Alfred’s trial in Munich, 2018.

Henry himself faced several criminal charges, and until his untimely death was very much in the sights of occupied Germany’s political and judicial system.

He was a regular and convivial guest at political and social gatherings in Germany with comrades including H&D‘s assistant editor Peter Rushton. We are shocked and saddened at losing this greatly valued friend, but are confident in the knowledge that Henry’s courage, honour and loyalty will not be in vain. Henry Hafenmayer’s name will live on in the annals of a future, better Europe.

During several months of serious illness this year, Henry was treated at clinics in Germany and Switzerland. As reported by our friends at Recht und Wahrheit, a close comrade had to pick up the entire bill for this treatment and for Henry’s funeral costs, so H&D encourages readers worldwide to donate if they possibly can to help defray these costs.

The German account for such donations is as follows:

Account name: S. U.
IBAN: DE13 8405 5050 1250 0169 63
BIC: HELADEF1WAK
Payment reference: 1108201

Horst Mahler has given Lady Renouf permission to send us this English translation of his tribute. Horst writes:

It is an honorary title they give us when they call us “Nazis”. That was what Henry Hafenmayer had understood. He lived his life so that he might earn this title through action. He did not fear death, and when he made up his mind to call the recognized enemy of the peoples by its name, he knew what to expect. Under the banner “End of the lie!” he finally moved from defence to attack and thus became a role model for those German youth who still want to be German. He held out when his well-paid job as a train driver was terminated. His answer was to multiply his efforts to make the invisible enemy visible. He laboriously scanned the Talmud (in twelve bulky volumes published in German by the official Jewish publishing house Jüdische Verlag) and placed it in the global electronic network. [Three sentences deleted and part of postscript deleted due to UK race laws.] With his web blog “The End of the Lie” lobbing intellectual grenades at the emplacements of the anti-German front in his own country, he has branded the Big Lie as an attempted genocide. He was one of the first to give the New National Socialism (NNS) a face. That makes him unforgettable. Hail Henry Hafenmayer!

Two very different wings of the anti-Islam movement

Anne-Marie Waters and ‘Tommy Robinson’ have several times endorsed each other’s campaigns, with mixed results.

This week saw bad results in court and at the ballot box for two very different wings of the anti-Islamist movement.

Stephen Yaxley-Lennon – better known under his alias ‘Tommy Robinson’ – is a chancer and petty criminal who has made a good living out of the anti-Islam movement (and an even better living from certain sections of international Zionism).

‘Tommy’ is regarded as the founder (and certainly the best known face) of the English Defence League (EDL) an avowedly ‘anti-racist’, fanatically pro-Israel, and militantly anti-Islam alliance of football hooligan gangs that briefly flourished a few years ago before breaking up into competing factions.

Since the EDL’s decline, ‘Tommy’ has fancied himself as a journalist but has continued to be mainly a self-publicist, and had a short disastrous venture into electoral politics when he contested the North West England region at the 2019 European Parliamentary elections, finishing eighth with just 2.2%.

Perhaps because of his public devotion to the Israeli cause, the mainstream media gave ‘Tommy’ soft treatment for many years, which perhaps encouraged this ageing adolescent thug (now 38) to believe he could get away with anything.

EDL leaders Kevin Carroll and ‘Tommy Robinson’ with two of America’s most notorious Zionist promoters of the Islamo-obsessive agenda, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller

Despite his public poses, ‘Tommy’ doesn’t care a damn about the victims of (for example) ‘grooming gangs’: in order to win publicity for himself he risked derailing a trial of two such cases in Canterbury (2017) and Huddersfield (2018).

And now ‘Tommy’ has lost a libel case after he made a series of what turned out to be unsubtantiated allegations against a Syrian-born schoolboy. ‘Tommy’ has been ordered to pay £100,000 in damages and also faces a costs bill that could easily run to £500,000. Since he claims to be bankrupt (despite the vast sums he has milked from the movement), ‘Tommy’ hopes to tear up the bill and carry on regardless, but might face serious questions as to where all the donors’ money has gone.

Yesterday’s judgment ruthlessly punctures ‘Tommy”s journalistic pretensions:
“This judgment – but more importantly – the award of damages will mark clearly that the Defendant has failed to demonstrate the truth of his allegations. The Defendant took on the burden of proving his allegations to be true. He has failed. In reality, and for the reasons I have explained, his evidence fell woefully short.”

Though she has several times eagerly accepted endorsements from ‘Tommy’, and endorsed his campaigns in return, Anne Marie Waters is a very different character and the For Britain Movement she leads is very different from the EDL.

Though we might disagree with much of Ms Waters’ ideology and sometimes doubt her political choices, no one can doubt that she is a genuine, committed, and often courageous campaigner. After she broke away from UKIP to form the For Britain Movement, she bravely accepted numerous former BNP activists as members, candidates and party officials – notably the former BNP and English Democrat electoral strategist Eddy Butler, still best known for his ‘Rights for Whites’ campaigns that won the BNP their first councillor, Derek Beackon in the East End’s Isle of Dogs in 1993.

Anne Marie Waters on an earlier by-election campaign trail with former BNP election guru Eddy Butler and now-councillor Julian Leppert (far right)

Mr Butler’s colleague – H&D subscriber and former BNP mayoral candidate Julian Leppert – is presently the only elected councillor for Ms Waters’ party, and one of very few racial nationalist councillors of any stripe anywhere in the UK in 2021 (though his party leader is very much not a racial nationalist!).

By coincidence, on the very same day that ‘Tommy Robinson’ lost his libel case, two For Britain candidates were heavily defeated in local council by-elections. Both candidates are longstanding racial nationalists of high calibre and both showed courage and commitment in putting themselves forward as candidates, at a time when our movement’s electoral fortunes are at a low ebb.

There was no reason to think that either of the wards was especially good territory for a pro-White campaign, and the nationwide political context remains one in which most racially conscious Whites tend to favour Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, despite its recent loss of support among the socially liberal middle classes.

(Notably, the vast majority of potential voters for our types of candidate/party remain supportive of the government’s policies for dealing with the Covid pandemic: there is little or no electoral backing for the Covid-sceptic or anti-vaccination stances favoured by significant numbers of movement activists, but ignored or opposed by the vast majority of voters.)

FBM candidates Dave Haslett (above) and Gary Bergin (below)

So it was no surprise to see very modest votes for the two For Britain candidates: 26 votes (1.2%) for Gary Bergin in Liscard ward, Wirral; and 37 votes (1.6%) for Dave Haslett in Humberstone & Hamilton ward, Leicester.

Readers should note that in the Leicester ward a candidate for Reform UK (the renamed Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage’s close ally Richard Tice) also polled just 37 votes (1.6%).

There appears to be no magic recipe for electoral success within the space to the ‘right’ of the Conservative Party. Those who are looking towards some form of new racial nationalist alliance have serious thinking to do – at one time it seemed that civic nationalism with an anti-Islamist, pro-Zionist edge was the way forward, at least for those prepared to swallow their ideological objections in the interest of electoral ‘strategy’. That argument no longer holds water.

Civic nationalism crashes to defeat in Yorkshire by-election

For Britain Movement leader Anne-Marie Waters leafleting in Batley & Spen

Parts of the Batley & Spen constituency in West Yorkshire were among the strongest racial nationalist areas in Britain during the first decade of the 21st century. The BNP’s David Exley won the mainly White working-class Heckmondwike ward at a by-election in August 2003 – one of a series of BNP victories either side of the Pennines, triggered by the Oldham riots of May 2001. Cllr Exley retained his seat in 2004 and a second Heckmondwike councillor was gained in 2005. Even as late as 2010 when the local BNP fought its last campaign, they managed 17.6%.

Admittedly this is just one of the six wards that make up Batley & Spen, but the party also polled very well elsewhere in the constituency in the 2000s, including the Tory wards Liversedge & Gomersal and Birstall & Birkenshaw. Any parliamentary by-election in Batley & Spen should have been (and should still be) good news for any serious pro-White nationalist party.

David Exley (above centre) congratulated by his BNP colleague Nick Cass after he won the 2003 Heckmondwike by-election

Yet when such a by-election first occurred here, it was in dramatic circumstances that made racial nationalist campaigning appear distasteful. A week before the Brexit referendum in June 2016, Batley & Spen’s Labour MP Jo Cox was murdered by a deranged Heckmondwike resident who was quickly labelled a ‘far right terrorist’ by the media. Despite living in Heckmondwike, Thomas Mair had no connection whatever with the BNP and was totally unknown to any other British nationalists, apart from the eccentric Alan Harvey (a former NF member long resident in South Africa) to whose newsletter South African Patriot Mair subscribed.

The other mainstream parties gave Labour a clear run in the ensuing by-election held in October 2016 and Labour’s Tracy Brabin won a majority of more than 16,000, with the civic nationalist English Democrats in second place on 4.8% and a much-diminished BNP third on 2.7%.

Reaction to Jo Cox’s murder only briefly disguised an anti-Labour trend among White voters. As in neighbouring Dewsbury, many White voters have been repelled by what they see as an Asian takeover of the local Labour party and by policies of the Asian Labour-led Kirklees council. To some extent these voters (using Brexit as a proxy issue for unmentionable racial concerns) have drifted to the Tories in recent elections. Even though UKIP and the Brexit Party failed to make much progress here, a former UKIP activist formed a populist movement called the Heavy Woollen Independents (a reference to the former staple industry of this area) who polled 12.2% at the 2019 general election, leaving Labour even more dependent on the presumed loyalty of Asian voters, concentrated in the Batley part of the constituency.

Former Batley & Spen MP Jo Cox, who was murdered in 2016

So when Tracy Brabin won the inaugural mayoral election for West Yorkshire in May this year, causing a second Batley & Spen parliamentary by-election in five years, one can understand eyes lighting up across various populist and broadly nationalist movements. All the more so because of a mini-scandal that pushed Batley into nationwide headlines in March this year, when a teacher at Batley Grammar School was briefly suspended for showing his pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.

A crowded ballot paper of sixteen candidates for the by-election – held on July 1st – included several from the spectrum of pro-Brexit, populist, Islam-obsessed or broadly civic nationalism. Perhaps the best known to H&D readers were Anne-Marie Waters – the multiracialist but Islam-obsessed leader of the For Britain Movement, whose party includes several experienced racial nationalists even though its leader and her coterie are sincerely ‘anti-racist’; and Jayda Fransen, the anti-Islam campaigner and former deputy leader of Britain First who is nominal leader of Jim Dowson’s donation-hunting enterprise that calls itself the British Freedom Party (even though it isn’t and perhaps never will be a registered political party – so Ms Fransen had to stand as an Independent).

At the start of her campaign Ms Waters publicised an endorsement from ‘Tommy Robinson’, an ultra-Zionist career criminal who founded the English Defence League. Perhaps she hoped For Britain could become the political wing of the now defunct EDL – if so it was a foolish ambition.

Anne-Marie Waters outside Batley Grammar School during the campaign, where she attempted to make an issue out of the school’s suspension of one of its teachers for showing pupils a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed

The results declared early on the morning of July 2nd told their own story. Ms Waters finished twelfth of sixteen candidates with 97 votes (0.3%), while Ms Fransen was fifteenth with 50 votes (0.1%). This was little short of a disaster for civic, Islam-obsessed nationalism – especially since unlike Ms Fransen and her paymaster Dowson, Ms Waters and For Britain had attempted to fight a serious campaign, with seasoned political veterans including Eddy Butler and his wife Sue travelling from Essex, and former BNP activist Gary Bergin travelling from the Wirral.

Nor can they point to any other candidate from the same spectrum having cornered the White vote, as this entire spectrum polled poorly. The English Democrats (who at least had a relatively local candidate) fared best of a bad bunch with 207 votes (0.5%), followed by UKIP on 0.4%, the anti-lockdown Freedom Alliance on 0.3%, the SDP (once a centrist party but now pro-Brexit populists) on 0.1% a fraction ahead of Ms Fransen, and the ex-UKIP splinter Heritage Party (absolutely no connection to H&D!) polling even worse than Ms Fransen with a truly microscopic 0.05%.

Unlike the May local elections covered in Issue 102, one cannot explain these results in terms of a resurgent Tory Party taking the votes of pro-Brexit, racially conscious Whites. Contrary to expectations, the Tory vote actually fell here compared to 2019, and despite maverick charlatan George Galloway taking most of the Muslim vote, Labour managed to hold the seat, confounding pundits and bookmakers’ odds. The Tory campaign in the final few days was handicapped by the scandal that forced health minister Matt Hancock to resign last weekend, but almost every observer assumed this would merely reduce the size of an expected Tory victory.

The by-election result declared at 5.20 am. Candidates on stage include Anne-Marie Waters (second left); Labour winner Kim Leadbeater (with red rosette next to returning officer, centre); and George Galloway (far right). Jayda Fransen is not present, since she and Jim Dowson again fought no real campaign, in another cynical betrayal of British Freedom Party donors.

I’m writing this article within hours of the result, so this is very much an instant analysis, but these are some of the lessons I think we can draw from what was surely the most significant by-election in years for our broadly-defined movement.

  • Lunatic acts of political violence are a disaster for every wing of our movement, since even the most moderate civic nationalists are tarred by association in the minds of many potentially sympathetic voters. I’ve no doubt that many racially conscious folk cast their votes for Labour’s Kim Leadbeater because she is the sister of murdered MP Jo Cox.
  • Outside Northern Ireland and some Scottish islands, very few Whites in the UK now define their politics in religious terms – and they regard those who do as a bit mad. No offence to those H&D readers who are religious believers and for whom this is the centre of their lives, but we should not fool ourselves about faith’s lack of electoral impact. Even racially conscious voters do not respond well to a campaign that is ‘over the top’ in shrill references to Islam. We can imply such things in sensibly worded racial nationalist leaflets, but hysterical ‘Islamophobia’ is not a vote-winner.
  • George Galloway won most of the Muslim vote in Batley by campaigning on issues related to Palestine and Kashmir; but there is no equivalent bonus to be won among White voters by wrapping oneself in the Israeli flag. Aggressive Zionism is not a vote-winner among non-Jewish Britons, neither does it serve as an alibi for ‘racism’ as some former BNP veteran campaigners seem to believe.
  • While Kim Leadbeater undoubtedly lost many Muslim votes because she is a lesbian (in addition to other factors depressing the Asian Labour vote), and Anne-Marie Waters perhaps lost a few socially conservative White voters for the same reason, homosexuality is no longer an issue for the vast majority of White voters, though the ‘trans’ nonsense is another matter.
  • There continues to be no electoral benefit in campaigning against the government’s handling of the pandemic. Several parties focused on anti-lockdown policies all polled very poorly, especially the one for whom Covid-scepticism is its raison d’être, the Freedom Alliance whose candidate attracted only 100 votes (0.3%).
  • Brexit’s electoral relevance is at last fading, and the Tory party’s hold over sections of the White working class is a lot weaker than many pundits have assumed. It’s Hartlepool (the ultra-Brexity constituency that fell to the Tories by a big majority two months ago) that’s the exceptional ‘outlier’; there are far more constituencies broadly similar to Batley & Spen, including neighbouring Dewsbury, presently held by the Tories.
  • Kim Leadbeater won mainly due to White voters retaining (or returning to) traditional Labour loyalties. She lost most of the Muslim vote to George Galloway. In the probably unlikely event that Galloway can recruit high quality Muslim candidates to his new ‘Workers Party’, Labour might have difficulties in some other seats, but it’s more likely that they will just have problems turning out their Muslim voters after Keir Starmer’s shift of Labour policy away from hardline anti-Zionism. Most especially the modern left’s obsession with issues such as ‘trans rights’ will be a handicap in Muslim areas across Britain.
  • The many and various consequences of multiracialism continue to provide rich electoral potential for racial nationalists, if and when we get our own act together. Many For Britain activists logically belong in the same party as British Democrats leader Dr Jim Lewthwaite and Patriotic Alternative leaders Mark Collett and Laura Towler, as well as many other movement activists and veterans of the old BNP who are (temporarily?) in political retirement.

All of these questions and more will be the background to a discussion of nationalist strategy post-Brexit and post-Covid. We look forward to hearing readers’ views in forthcoming editions of H&D.

Neocon propaganda report targets H&D contributors and ‘Iranian network’ in UK

In June 2021 a neocon propaganda outfit (based in London but named after a notoriously pro-Zionist US Senator) published an alarmist “analysis” of “Iranian Influence Networks in the United Kingdom”.

The report was issued by the Henry Jackson Society, named after Sen. Henry Jackson (1912-1983) who led the most pro-Israel wing of the US Democratic Party in the 1960s and 1970s.

Author of the report is Dr Paul Stott – once a leading activist in the violent anarchist group ‘Class War’ – who became a supporter of the ‘right-wing’ United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) and is now an Associate Fellow at the HJS.

Anarchist turned neocon Dr Paul Stott

The “Iranian Influence Networks” highlighted by Stott include three individuals who have aired pro-revisionist and/or anti-Zionist views on the Iranian television channel Press TV: Dr James Thring, Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom, and Lady Michèle Renouf.

Dr Thring (author of Peace with Iran) was organiser of a scheduled meeting at the House of Lords in 2012 that was blocked after lobbying by the Jewish Chronicle and other Zionist groups.

Stott complains that:
“In 2008, Press TV gave Kollerstrom a platform to present Holocaust denial, in an article for the Press TV website entitled ‘The Walls of Auschwitz’. Here he argued that the massacre of Jews during WW2 was ‘scientifically impossible’. In the cases of both Thring and Kollerstrom, their conspiracy-laden world view finds some accord, or a platform, with Iran.”

(The HJS report does not mention the row that ensued when the Jewish Chronicle attacked Press TV for this Auschwitz article, later publishing letters in reply from Lady Renouf and Dr Kollerstrom. One Israeli settler fanatic then published a death threat against Lady Renouf on a Canadian neocon website, inciting his fellow Zionists to “send Renouf ricin in a get-well card”.)

Stott goes on to quote the US academic Dr George Michael – “The most notable instance of propaganda sharing between the extreme right and militant Islam has been in the area of historical revisionism” – and identifies two very different Iranian presidents (Rafsanjani and Ahmadinejad) as supporters of revisionism.

He does fairly and accurately quote from the 2006 Tehran conference as follows:
“In December 2006, Iran hosted the two-day International Conference to Review the Global Vision of the Holocaust. Among those given a platform was the British activist Lady Michèle Renouf. In Tehran she gave a passionate speech in support of the Iranian government:
“‘I have come to Tehran to congratulate the Iranians, and those people who voted Dr Ahmadinejad as their president. For this valiant statesman, just like my noble revisionist colleagues, whose right of open debate I proudly champion, seek to speak the truth bravely, and no matter for their personal cost in being demonised, ostracised, or even imprisoned as they are in Europe and Canada, for their rational opinions, which we thought was the glory of our civilisation.’”

Lady Renouf (above right) with President Ahmadinejad in Tehran

Stott adds:
“Lady Renouf denies being on the Far Right and declares that she is motivated not by Holocaust denial but by a desire to ensure ‘debate denial’ does not occur. She has justified her positions by saying ‘People should have the freedom to question the accepted view of what happened. That questioning is part of our culture.’”

The operating assumption of Dr Stott and his ilk is that ‘holocaust denial’ and ‘conspiracy theory’ are inherently ‘extremist’ and in this instance part of a sinister Iranian network to promote anti-Zionism.

It would of course be anathema to Stott and the Henry Jackson Society were anyone to present a corresponding notion that the orthodox historiography of the ‘Holocaust’, and the framework of tyrannical laws established to defend that orthodoxy, are themselves part of a long-established network designed to promote Zionism. (It’s probably no coincidence that within days of Stott’s report, the US Government began moves to censor Iranian-owned news networks.)

Boris Johnson – a few months before he became Prime Minister – addressing a Henry Jackson Society event at Westminster, alongside the Society’s executive director (above right) Dr Alan Mendoza – a Conservative parliamentary candidate and trustee of the President Reagan Memorial Fund Trust.

That such a network exists would seem evident – take the Henry Jackson Society itself. The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote the foreword to an HJS report on “Global Britain” in 2019. The HJS was co-founded by former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove, and has been financed by the American-Jewish heiress Nina Rosenwald and Anglo-Jewish businessman Stanley Kalms (now Lord Kalms), a former treasurer of the Conservative Party. It has also taken money from the Japanese Embassy in London to promote anti-Chinese propaganda.

President Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at a Henry Jackson Society event in 2020

However one of the men who co-founded the Henry Jackson Society at Cambridge in 2005, defence and foreign policy consultant Matthew Jamison, has denounced the Society’s recent activities:
“Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that the Henry Jackson Society, when it was founded, would become a far-right, deeply anti-Muslim racist organisation, run in the most dictatorial, corrupt and undemocratic fashion and utilized as a propaganda outfit to smear other cultures, religions and ethnic groups. Indeed, the far-right anti-Muslim racist nature of the HJS has helped to lay the intellectual groundwork for much of what President Trump and his Breitbart reading ‘alt-right’ movement is attempting to do against Muslim people and immigrants in the United States. The HJS for many years has relentlessly demonised Muslims and Islam.”

Nationalist veteran Ken Kelly dies aged 90

One of the most controversial nationalist activists in North West England has died aged 90.

Ken Kelly had been involved in British Movement, the National Front, BNP, and then NF again at various times since the 1970s, living in Bamford, near Rochdale.

Almost forty years ago he was implicated by Searchlight informant Ray Hill for his illegal dealing in guns and ammunition. Now that Mr Kelly is dead, H&D can confirm that on this occasion the ‘anti-fascist’ press was not lying!

Mr Kelly and his late BM comrade Pete Brawley did indeed have access to a surprising range of weapons, including former British Army kit that had been ‘deactivated’ but then ‘reactivated’.

He also played a part in the tragic series of events that eventually led to the death of a British Army veteran, the brave and intelligent nationalist Chris Barker, whose experiences on several tours of active service in Ulster led to what was eventually diagnosed as combat stress (PTSD), with consequent alcohol and drug problems.

Chris got himself into debt with an unscrupulous Manchester gangster who (knowing that he was an ex-serviceman) said he could discharge the debt by obtaining an untraceable firearm. The gun was duly obtained – from Ken Kelly – and was used in an internal gangland feud.

A consequence of all this was that Chris Barker had to flee across the Pennines to Sheffield, where he fell into further bad company and died aged 43 in 2001.

By this time Ken Kelly was active in Rochdale BNP and remained a supporter of Nick Griffin’s leadership for several years, though hated by Chris Barker’s family and friends who were also longstanding nationalists and opposed to Griffin. The very first event that H&D editor Mark Cotterill attended (with his then wife Jenny) after returning to the UK in November 2002 was with Ken Kelly and then BNP regional organiser Chris Jackson.

Eventually Ken Kelly left the BNP to rejoin the NF alongside his closest friend in the movement (during his last twenty years), eventual NF chairman Kevin Bryan. Throughout his time in nationalism Ken was a generous donor to nationalist causes, never afraid to put his hand in his pocket (putting some younger comrades to shame) and turning out for activities even as the movement’s numbers began another temporary decline about a decade ago.

Even in his mid-80s Ken Kelly travelled down to London to march to the Cenotaph with fellow NF members. His record in the movement will always remain controversial, but he was one of the last links to an earlier era when it was seriously believed that nationalists would need to arm themselves for race war – a far cry from today’s lunatic online posturing and autistic ‘terrorists’.

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