Delenda Est Londinium
London was not always evil.
There was a time in British history when the financial resources of The City, the industry of the North, the military prowess of the Celtic fringes, and the markets and raw materials of the colonies created a positive win-win synergy that transformed the World. But, throughout the 20th century, the mismatch between London and the rest of the UK has become progressively greater, with the former becoming a parasite on the latter.
The key period of transition was the fall of the Empire (1939-1956), following which the City strove to continue its global hegemony by other means, becoming, in a sense, rather like post-Imperial Rome – a penumbra of indirect power, emanating from the ruins of a once great Empire.
But just as the Papacy damned those territories around Rome to backwardness, so the City of London played a similar retarding role on the UK economy, which could never properly modernize, and UK society, which was unable to adjust to its new post-Imperial reality as a non-global state.
How London exerts its malevolence was highlighted some years ago in an article in the run-up to the Scottish independence vote by the ex-Marxist Scottish nationalist George Kerevan.
Although the article, “No vote nae threat to London elite,” published in The Scotsman newspaper in 2013, argues from an essentially Leftist and pro-multicultural stance, it also contains a withering critique of “Londonism,” which becomes all the more powerful when you strip away Kerevan’s boilerplate obeisance to multiculturalism and “liberal social values” (toking and buggery, no doubt).
“England – the proud, libertarian, plebeian England of common sense and common law – is dying. Down south, Englishness is being replaced with a new-fangled national identity called British…Britishness as a bland, adman’s construct used to provide a veneer of national identity to camouflage London’s emergence as a global city state that dominates the rest of Britain.”
In the article, Kerevan argued that the London elites wanted Scotland to stay in the Union for two main reasons. One was that having Scotland in the UK “helps justify the seat at the top table of the UN and EU.” But the second reason is the more important and dangerous one. This was that having Scotland in political union with England helps to negate authentic and organic English identity, something that Globalist London senses is the real threat to its power.
Because of the Union, English identity is forced to reconfigure itself as “British identity,” a rootless and malleable concept into which additional non-indigenous elements can constantly be loaded ‘(this aspect alone meets with Kerevan’s approval). But it also allows the hollowed out values of globalism to be imposed on the rest of the UK.
This new, fake “Britishness” was perfectly showcased at the London Olympics in 2012, when the core of “being British” was equated with miscegenation and being all for a National Health Service, mainly, it seemed, because this, above all else, was the main moralizing tool of the global multiculturalism that the Metropolitan elites have come to favour.
Kerevan describes this ersatz British identity as follows:
“…the construct of a New Britishness as a personal identity also signifies the globalist agenda of the London city state. Implicit in the new ‘liberal’ Britishness are values that promote the free market, low taxation and deregulation. The New Britishness favours immigration because London needs cheap labour and Russian billionaires.”
Looked at from an Alt-Right perspective, this “Britishness” seems designed to serve as a distorted, deracialized, and therefore genocidal avatar for the identity of the English, as their Englishness is suppressed through the organs of elite propaganda and diluted through the social engineering experiment of mass immigration.
“…the London metropolitan elite – City bankers, international oligarchs, media darlings, and Westminster politicians – has come to despise expressions of traditional Englishness,” Kerevan writes. “These they view as parochial, racist and isolationist – hardly the values you need to be a city-state that seeks to dominate the global economy. Plus the very English notion of fairness precludes obscene City bonuses and MP’s perks.”
In other words, in order to maintain its economic parasitism on the nation and the wider World, The City realizes it must destroy or at least retard every authentic identity, especially Englishness, in the British Isles under an elastic simulacrum of “Britishness” that it can define at will.
By a quaint coincidence, this is exactly the “Britishness” that we saw in play in the recent Grenfell Tower fire, a disaster that exposed just what has been going on in the globalist capital that sits athwart the prone and helpless figure of Anglia like an overweight incubus. It is also this “Britishness” that we saw in the responses to the various terrorist attacks that have broken out in the UK in the wake of the Article 50s announcement that began the process of Brexit.
Following the London Bridge terrorist attack, we were told that “Britishness” was pluralistic, tolerant, and “superior to anything offered by the preachers and supporters of hate.” But that this “Britishness” also involved clamping down on the internet with an iron boot, by which they mean kicking down your door in the middle of the night for a tweet or a Facebook comment.
After the Finsbury Park Mosque attack, Prime Minister May chirped up with a convenient summary of the driving ideology of the system:
“When I stood here for the first time as prime minister last summer I spoke about our precious belief in the union – not just the bond between the four nations of the United Kingdom – but the bond between all our citizens, every one of us, whoever we are and wherever we are from.”
She then talked about “fundamental freedoms and liberties that we all cherish; the freedom of speech; the freedom to live how we choose and yes, the freedom to practise religion in peace,” before reminding us in the best Orwellian doublethink style that these precious non-freedoms can only be safeguarded by burying them under the heavy soil of their exact opposites:
“That is why this government will act to stamp out extremist and hateful ideology – both across society and on the internet, so it is denied a safe space to grow.”
This is “Britishness” as whatever and whoever they say it is, backed up by the iron fist of humorless censorship. The “Britishness” of people afraid to notice their racial replacement even in private, the “Britishness” of overcrowded tower blocks, full of undocumented people, where the census is regarded as a joke, the “Britishness” of taxing and otherwise inconveniencing the middle to subsidize the alien poor in social housing, medical care, and intermittent welfare so that the bloated Metropolitan elites don’t have to pay too much for their cleaners, nannies, and Uber drivers.
Essentially it is the Britishness of the Great Wen, as William Cobbett, the champion of rural England called it in 1830, a city so vast and domineering that it poisons everything healthy in the rest of the country. That Wen has continued to grow as Britain itself has withered.
This is the cancerous and unhealthy post-Brexit “Britishness” of a faded Empire that tried to revamp itself in a failed European Union, and which is now trying to deliver up an absurd encore of touting itself as a global state “open to the world.”
An abomination like this requires a peculiar kind of identity, an elastic and ever malleable one – the spandex Britishness of Union Jack hijabs and cheery Sikh policeman, of candle-lit vigils and “hug a Muslim,” of fake narratives that Britain has always been a “nation of immigrants,” a Britishness of pretending that all who died in Grenfell Tower – even those in the country illegally – are our kith and kin.
This idea of British identity is the vile miasma that leaks from the sewer that is London; London the maggot in flesh, the weevil in the biscuit, the poison that must be expunged. As the Roman said of his eternal enemy “Delenda Est Carthago” (Carthage Must be Destroyed) so the rest of the British Isles must say of London. Delenda Est Londinium.