Monday, December 19, 2016


You might think that even use of the word ideology—let alone devoting a whole talk to it—is about as pretentious as you can get. But as the comedian Bob Monkhouse might have said: “When did I ever say that I was unpretentious.” That might be the only time that Bob Monkhouse has ever been quoted at a Nationalist meeting—a first and I suspect a last!

Is ideology just a pretentious word for policy? Emphatically not; but the two are necessarily connected. Ideology—a system or discourse of ideas—contains the necessary roots of policies. The ideological roots of policies are as essential to their health and well-being as the roots of trees are to the health and well being of trees. 

Policies are planned or desired courses of action in government, such as: stop immigration; stop Afro-Asian immigration; or (in the case of UKIP) stop European immigration but not Afro-Asian immigration; or, for all other parties, encourage all immigration.

Ideologies contain beliefs, conclusions or assumptions about how the world and humanity is—descriptive statements and statements of our fundamental preferences for the future of the world or humanity or our part of it—what it ought to be like—prescriptive statements.

For us, our fundamental descriptive statement is that observed differences between peoples (plural of people) and between individuals can be attributed to heredity rather than to the environment or upbringing—to nature rather than to nurture.

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