It has been noteworthy that in all the continuing controversy about the leaked BNP membership list, much of the focus in the Left-Liberal media has been on the calibre of some of the well-educated, professional people “shockingly exposed” as BNP members. There is indeed a very particular reason why Left-Liberals are so shocked about this.
The archetypal Hampstead Left-Liberal Guardian reader takes great comfort from nurturing his conception of the typical BNP member as an embittered nostalgic who, through social disadvantage or lack of intellect, simply cannot make the mental adjustment necessary to appreciate Diversity and Multiculturalism in the correct way.
Left-Liberal opinion formers find this BNP stereotype reassuring, because it allows them to dream that their own outlook is somehow more enlightened, more sophisticated, or more insightful than ours. So it naturally comes as a profound shock to Mr & Mrs Hampstead Liberal when it is revealed that BNP members can be well-educated professionals, university graduates with first-class degrees, and deep thinkers who are perhaps better read than they are themselves.
The truth is, most people join the BNP, not because they are nostalgic for a better past, but because their solid commonsense and intuitive grasp of history tell them, both that there is good cause for deep concern about the future and that organised British Nationalism offers the only ray of hope.
While Nationalists respect the past and understand what moulds the future, Left-Liberals seem to dwell exclusively in the present moment. The essential decency of their middle-class ethnic friends falsely reassures Left-Liberals that they have nothing to fear from Multiculturalism, and the jumble of ethnic restaurants on their street provides a frisson of culinary excitement, which makes their narrow metropolitan snapshot of today’s Britain seem vibrant, even full of promise.
Left-Liberals fail to understand that the Multicultural Britain of today, with its spice restaurants and rap music, is merely a transient interregnum between the British past, and the future prospect of a white-minority Britain dominated by Islam. For example, how many Left-Liberals are aware that North Africa and Asia Minor were once part of western Christendom, before they fell to Islam by the self-same processes which are working in over-drive here in Britain today?
It is not that Left-Liberals especially admire the cruel and alien creeds whose adherents they so dutifully appease. If they did, presumably Hampstead and Highgate would be depopulated by a stampede of Left-Liberal cultural emigrants to Hyderabad and Herat. No, the problem is that our elite opinion-formers have no grasp of the sweep of history, no insight into what triggers the rise and fall of civilisations, and no vision to warn them of what Britain is certain to become - if their naive notions prevail.