This book has sat like a shadow on my desk, waiting for the time I could face the daunting task of writing about England’s dystopian present and its even sadder future.
But sad as it is, the work cannot be postponed any longer. In the lead-up to the elections in some of the former countries of Europe now gathered into vassal satellites of a forced “union”, the walls are so obviously and unrelentingly closing in on people like this author. All the native peoples of Europe, people whose biggest sin is an abiding love of their homeland, will be consigned to a future they didn’t want, just because Brussels has the dictatorial powers to make it so. And the Political Class in charge of each former country wants this to happen so that they can continue to enjoy their status as the new nomenklatura. What “the citizens” want has ceased to be part of the equation.
Dark Albion is a commoner’s book. This is a series of essays for people who don’t often get to see their plight written about with sympathy, sans snark or condescension. It is written by one of their own, a pensioner from London’s East End who decided to get it all down before the story was obliterated entirely under the mass of foreign feet trampling everyone in their path.
The chattering classes will sneer or – more likely – they will pretend he and his fellows don’t exist except as occasional punching bags. It is as though a member of Tommy Robinson’s family, or a quiet voice among his band of brothers (or uncles), has stood up to have his say. His words will be tossed into the same oubliette where those in charge threw Tommy.
An amended precis from the author:
In this series of stand-alone essays, a Cockney pensioner (whose lifetime coincides exactly with the arrival of vast numbers of settlers) depicts mass immigration in general, and aggressive Islam in particular, as a catastrophe. He begins his “Requiem” with a brief summary of the coming of the English in 449 A.D., and concludes with a portrait of England in 2066, during the reign of King William the Conquered.
The book captures the rage and anger of the Displaced and Despised toward their politicians and those who do nothing, say nothing to stop this destruction. In fact, they profit from the selling off of England to those who neither value nor cherish her traditions and culture.
In those regions of the West which were considered to be the victors in World War II, this radical transformation of countries like England was not supposed to happen. Wasn’t this what Englishmen and Frenchmen and Free Poles, etc., wasn’t this what they’d fought and died to avoid – i.e., the subjugation of their descendants by foreign tyrants?
“William the Conquered” is the last chapter of Albion. We have stored a condensed version of that piece here at Gates of Vienna so that it can be read again after this post has past. Please feel free to link to it or use it as you wish. The book will also be available on the sidebar.
Here is a video enactment of that chapter on Poor William:
This is a synchronous moment where the coming elections in the member states of he EU are generating essays on the internet about the turbulent electoral situation in Europe. To say that Brussels is nervous would be an understatement.
Below is one such reflection, entitled appropriately enough, “European Elections Turn Nasty”.
The essay begins with a troubling description of the decision by the police in the Netherlands, who “offer” to do home visits to help Dutch citizens sign pre-filled forms against Mr. Wilders. This police interference is designed to keep a “meddlesome blond” politician tied up in court for years. Think of it: a concerted push by the police in concert with the judiciary and elected officials in a brazen attempt to bring down Geert Wilders. It’s a brazen, lawless demonstration that permits us to see the skeletons in the closet of yet another totalitarian democracy. So much cleaner than what they did to Pim Fortuyn, eh? And so very much like the process of those pseudo-referendums by which European states became members of the EUSSR.
[We can hardly afford to point fingers here in the U.S., given our recent experience watching the unfortunate videographer who was used to take the light off the deep incompetence of this current administration’s foreign policy “program” . In order to avoid having the public know how badly we messed up in Benghazi, that poor schmuck was made a scapegoat for his filming of an obscure video against Muslims, a video no one saw. But he was the best they could do without having bothered with a Plan B ahead of time.
So the fellow endured a few scapegoat sessions and was thrown in federal prison for a while on ludicrous charges that his video caused the deaths in Benghazi on 9/11/2012. The media has utterly no interest in talking to this guy, even though he’s in a halfway house now. Or was he given his “liberty” on the condition that he remain silent? If so, the media doesn’t report that either. Perhaps like Tommy Robinson, this man has been dumped into a leftist oubliette, and for some strange reason no one in a position of influence cares.
In other words we have similar problems in the U.S. That man’s imprisonment took the cooperation of the Departments of Justice and State, and the judicial system, not to mention the local police who picked him up.]
The essay on European elections is here in full.
This is a snip:
Smear campaigns are currently going on against Nigel Farage and Geert Wilders, Europe’s two most outspoken defendants of national sovereignty. The reason is obvious: the upcoming elections for the European Parliament on May 22nd and May 25th. In these elections, the citizens of the 28 member states of the European Union [EU] will decide whether or not they want to see their nation-states evaporate into a sort of United States of Europe ruled by the unelected, unaccountable and untransparent EU bureaucracy in Brussels.
The European political elite is trying to transform the EU, which started in 1957 as a vehicle for free trade and economic cooperation, into one Union to rule them all – a genuine pan-European state. This transformation process has been going on for decades, despite the clear opposition in many ancient European nations, whose people refuse to be reduced to provinces of a supra-national superstate. [my emphasis – D]
People who attended Wilders’ rally have received threats and local PVV politicians supporting their party leader also had charges pressed against them. The pressure against other PVV politicians and their families has led to the departure of two of the 14 PVV parliamentarians, one of the four PVV members of the European Parliament, and several provincial and municipal councilors.
Last Saturday, 5,000 people demonstrated against Wilders in Amsterdam. The Amsterdam mayor, a member of the Labour Party, led the demonstrators who shouted: “We are all Moroccans.” Some of the demonstrators were carrying the black al-Qaida flag. Others carried slogans such as “Wilders hond van Israel”, which literally means “Wilders dog of Israel.” Calling someone a dog is an Islamic insult.[there are links in the original essay. Please click on that URL]
The author of this essay is correct: European politics have turned even nastier this time around. Expect them to get worse as the pressure builds and we hear from other countries. Those who have the most to lose from their own country’s desire to exit an increasingly soviet “union” are beginning to put on their brass knuckles for a little bit of persuasion. France, anyone? Germany?
Meanwhile, European taxpayers, via their monies flowing into Brussels, will foot the bill for the newest bit of pomp and fakery: it’s $10,000,000.00 for a one-day appearance by President Obama in Brussels, his first visit since the election in 2008. The EU must want him badly to fork over that much for the “security parade” which accompanies his tardy, brief photo op. Maybe he’s supposed to try to shore up the efforts of Europe’s political elites to continue building their Nietzschean super state? At the very least Obama and the EU need one another’s support as they attempt to face off against Putin.
Besides, it’s a golden opportunity for Barack Obama, winner of the Nobel Piece Prize, to make a few contacts in support of his own post-presidential job plans. That is, any plans that can be worked into his golf schedule and the annual television appearance to pick the winning teams in those March basketball playoffs.
Obama, who spent Monday in Amsterdam and The Hague, will depart Brussels on Wednesday evening for Rome, where he will meet Pope Francis. His sole planned speech during his three-nation, four-day European tour will be to a 2,000-strong audience at Brussels’ Centre for Fine Arts (Boar) on Wednesday afternoon.
…Brigitte Grouwels, who heads the city’s transport policy, said the expected lockdown of key areas during Obama’s visit should encourage locals to walk, cycle and take public transport. She said: “Obama’s visit gives an excellent opportunity … to experience first hand a city unencumbered by cars.”
Officials say Obama is unlikely to indulge in an impromptu city walkabout like George W Bush who, during a 2005 visit, dropped in on the distinguished chocolatier Mary to buy a box of pralines.
How’s that for politi-speak? Enjoy yourselves on foot, you lesser beings, because only Obama rides while he’s here. It’s hard to decide who is the most disgusting, host or guest. No mere mortal needs the level of security that will be on display. To impress whom?
But back to the origins of this post, which is Dark Albionand also “William the Conquered”, the condensation of that final chapter in the book. On our page is a link to the book at the U.S. Amazon site. The U.K. Amazon link will be added to the page later, perhaps tomorrow. [And if someone wants to leave that link in the comments, I’d be happy to use it].
This is a real book by a real English pensioner. It is not one of those tossed-off dismissals of England’s lower classes by “experts” such as Theodore Dalrymple. He has drawn my ire on several counts since his own retirement:
- as a medical doctor trained in England, surely part of his education was financed by English tax-payers? And then
- he made his career, his living, as a government employee in the NHS by treating prisoners in England
- about whom he has written with such disdain.
This second career piggybacks on the same population for whom he was once the doctor. You will find no James Herriott writing with fondness of his “patients” and their owners. This is a physician who retired to France and wrote most unfeelingly about those patients from whom he made his living. Where is the pity, the compassion a doctor is expected to display? Sure, he could confess to being burned out, but somehow it’s all their fault.And if he is the psychiatrist for these people, where are the success stories? Who did he manage to help?
Why is the underclass given no mercy by any of the literati? The mills of the karma dude grind slowly; someone ought to point that out to Dalrymple.
So support a real pensioner, one who is not living in the south of France. Buy Dark Albion and see if it doesn’t echo your own experience.
In fact, buy a copy for Nigel; he could use it.
In an uncanny parallel of the opening chapter of Dark Albion where our pensioner rides a bus in which he is the only ethnic Englishman immersed in a cacophony of other languages, Mr. Farage more recently had his own Migrant Moment, as reported by The Daily Mail in February:
Nigel Farage yesterday said he felt ‘awkward’ when he could hear no English being spoken while on a train from London to Kent. The Ukip leader described how he as on his way home when he went several stops without hearing his native tongue.
His comments followed a provocative speech in which he claimed some areas of Britain are being ‘taken over’ by migrants, while others have become ‘frankly unrecognisable’. They came a day after figures showed a significant rise in net migration.
In other words: ain’t reality a bite, Brother Nigel?
As for that jornolist “reporting” on the story, the least he could have said in the interests of fair reporting was that he, too, experienced the same awkwardness in such situations. Or have these robots had all feeling trained out of them? Their uniformity of opinion suggests this might be the case, eh?
Dark Albion can be read out of order if you like. It is my preference with non-fiction to pick the chapters that appeal to me most and then work from there. I suggest you not read it all in one go. That’s a rough ride for anyone.