Recently I read Dan Jones book ‘Realm Divided’, which is about the political situation of England in the year of Magna Carta, and pondered the comparison with today.
Then, there was an oppressive but politically weak king physically at war with many of those who were rich and powerful and who constituted the community of the realm, whilst he was embroiled in difficulties in Europe and an ambiguous but influential relationship with its main institution.
Now we have a weak leader fighting an unconvincing election against an unpalatable opposition, while embroiled in an ambiguous and acrimonious relationship with the main institution of Europe. Then of course, it was the Papacy. Now, it’s the EU, which like the Papacy of old, claims the loyalty of most of the clerisy – the media having taken over the functions of the Church.
There are differences, but also strong and perhaps unexpected similarities. Their landscape was dominated by tall buildings, the castles of the crown and the small aristocracy, and the churches. Our landscape is dominated by tall buildings, the offices of the small number of companies and the state bureaucracies which dominate life – and which overshadow the churches. (As well of course nowadays by the huge concrete silos for storing in the sky the sub-humans whose administration occupies much of the bureaucracy.) Then the owners of the castles and the land were clearly identified by their spectacular heraldry. Now advertisements brashly force the emblems of the dominant corporations on everyone’s attention. What’s different is that then the barons were not at all shy and retiring, whereas now the ultimate owners and senior controllers of the vast agglomerations of wealth and power nowadays assiduously seek privacy behind layers of legal obfuscation and corporate minions. Almost as if they had something to hide, or were creatures of darkness. In 1215 three languages were in general use in this country. Latin was the language of learning. French was the language of power. English was the language of servants. What is the situation in 2017? The status of English seems to have been enhanced and it is certainly used by the senior agents of the powerful, but we’ve seen the jokes about the plans of the EU to turn English into German, and G-d alone knows the language in which the thoughts of the shadowy ones who control the giant multi-national corporations are expressed.
In 1215 it was clear who had the right to run things, and in whose interests, although there was a question about the extent to which the Papacy had legitimate claims, and there was outright warfare over how the realm had been and should in future be administered. King John extorted and oppressed many of his barons to get the money he needed to pay for his unsuccessful wars in Europe. He further embittered them by his grants of land and office to foreign advisors and lackeys and by importing foreign mercenaries to fight against the barons and in the process loot the land. In 2017 it is not so easy or simple to oppress the rich and powerful. If they become dissatisfied they can largely sell their interests in Britain and move their activities abroad, and that is also true of their senior servants. This is certainly a less harrowing alternative than physical violence, which nowadays is associated with an invasion of parasitic Muslims. As usual they can pretty much write the laws they want and have them implemented through the flummery of the political process. Of course, the big difference nowadays is that Britain no longer has effective sovereignty. Although the successive forms of sovereign rule have been retained – of first a monarchy and then the form of parliamentary rule and then the form of cabinet government and then the form of popular democracy – they are shells which are used to disguise the real rulers and their exercise of power.
In 1215 the majority of the population were land-bound serfs who were not slaves and had legal and customary rights, but they certainly had no political presence and the notion that they should rule or that their rulers would exert themselves to serve the desires of these people would have been quite risible. It still is, although now most of them are firmly convinced of the contrary – a fiction most useful to those who administer them. In 1215 no one expected the king or the barons to bother about
making life pleasant and comfortable for the lower orders, providing some basic order in society was sufficient, and beyond some basic fear and dislike of invasive and rapacious foreigners, the populace had little interest in the high politics of foreign entanglements, or of which barons were gaining or losing in the jostling for power and prestige and wealth which it was the function of the king to manage for the overall benefit of the country and his own interests.
What has changed is that Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, bribing voters with each others’ money, is now accepted as the main political purpose of a parliamentary democracy, and that the administration of these projects is the justification and function of the politicians and bureaucrats. The technological and economic developments of the intervening centuries have obviously made this possible by allowing the creation of so much more wealth. It is interesting that despite the higher levels of ‘education’ to which the populace may now aspire and attain, few of them see anything wrong with that, or think that it could not be indefinitely sustained, or care for anything larger than their personal prospects of immediate handouts, or are concerned about the competence of their politicians to do anything more difficult or important. That is also just fine with the middle classes which are now so largely employed in administering state control of the populace, because it creates narrow, selfish careers for them. Our politicians are content to do very nicely for themselves ignoring denying and selling the true interests of their people. Hence the odium in which the small number of people who point his out and seek to recognise and serve the higher interests of a sovereign state and people are held.
The modern equivalent of the barons, the multinational corporations and banks, care nothing for nations or peoples, indeed they are inimical to them. They use the institutions and politicians of all the countries in which they operate to secure their financial interests, accepting a certain amount of taxation as a cost of doing business and a means of keeping the populace pacified and distracted. They also finance and create the organisations which subvert them, from cultural Marxism infiltrating the media, academia and institutions of these countries to corrupt the peoples and dissolve their identities, to the invasions of black and Muslim savages to subdue and replace them, with the intention of destroying anything other than a corrupt and subservient fellahin which could never act against them. The situation of the populace in 2017 is much worse, albeit much more comfortable than it was in 1215, because their existence as a people is being destroyed – and they mostly don’t care.
In 1215 the barons who rebelled against the tyranny of John forced him to agree to Magna Carta, which accepted their right to act as Community of the Realm, and included ‘free’ men in the protection of the law and implicitly accepted them as part of the realm whose interests were to be protected. This turned out to be a brief peace treaty in a civil war, although later it was frequently re-issued and became an exaggerated talisman of liberty. At the time it was promptly annulled by the Pope, who was outraged by the baron’s presumption in resisting his then favourite king. After previous disagreements the Pope had excommunicated John and placed England under an interdict which lasted for several years, during which priests were prohibited from performing their religious duties, to the scandal and distress of the people – but the cunning king had completely reversed the situation by submitting his kingdom to the Papacy and receiving it back as a feudal vassal of the Pope! This has a modern echo in the comparison with the EU, to which our political elite has subjected the country and from which the Brexit ‘rebellion’ is trying to extract it. There is even a similarity in the roles of Stephen Langton and Nigel Farage! Langton was Archbishop of Canterbury, sympathetic to the rebels and helped them to draft Magna Carta, much to the displeasure of the Pope. Farage was the only prominent person who promoted Brexit and had a career resisting the EU and promoting the Brexit referendum, which both the EU and our political and media establishments are busily trying to suppress.
We may from 2017 look back at 1215 and see that they are on opposite sides of a hill. In the earlier period, institutions were developing to politically express a community, representing the interests of both high and low and endeavouring to make the rulers take these interests into account. Now the institutions are misused and the very concept of community is perverted and any attempt to assert the actual existence let alone the sovereign nature of the native people is savagely repressed. ‘Community’ has been twisted into preferences for parasitical and savage invaders who should be recognised as having nothing in common with the British. This has been insidiously advanced under the guise of ‘integration’ and anti-racism’ although it should have been recognised as outrageous to attempt to ‘integrate’ Britain with Turd World savages, however many photos they might have of them buggering our politicians. ‘Racism’, of course, is just another evil anti-white and anti-British concept used by subversive lefties to destroy the identities of white people. ‘Multi-culturalism’ and ‘cultural enrichment’ are further cultural Marxist weapons used to destroy and degrade the indigenous communities and to insult and confuse them. No sane person could suppose there to be any need or benefit for Britain to be merged with filth. Natural interaction with other white peoples was good and sufficient – which is why the Cultural Marxists had to subvert it. A century ago, let alone in 1215, this evil garbage would have been recognised for what it is. Now the subversion of academia, the media and the institutions of public life have enforced it.
This polity is supposedly a ‘representative democracy’, amongst other things, and the ‘representatives of the people’ are chosen at elections. Who and what are now represented? It’s certainly not the true interests of the native people. Increasingly the representatives are a new class of parasites and liars consisting of imported savages who contemptuously exploit their hosts, and local subversives, layabouts and glib self serving crooks quick to seek advancement by betraying the British people to corrupt foreign and financial interests. Even the democratic process is increasingly blatantly perverted. Somehow, voting has been extended to those who are not even citizens, merely residents. There are the well known postal voting abuses available to Muslims in particular it would seem. Indeed the whole notion of citizenship has been debased to ‘Britishness’, adhering to ‘British values’ whatever they may be, and the giving of citizenship for a small fee and the passing of an examination . It’s crazy. Deliberately so. It leads to abominations like Vaz and the Abbotopotamus as British MP’s and of all the political parties selecting invaders as candidates and abjectly truckling to their ‘communities’. The political parties are firmly controlled by the evil interests and impose these people on their local constituencies.
The actual interests which the politicians then promote are not those of ‘the People’, but those of the subversive left and the banksters who rule them all, who use the politicians, institutions and media of the people to undermine and destroy their true nature and identity. Nowadays our political institutions no longer represent a ‘body politic’ of a particular people; instead they represent self interest and evil. Traitors have introduced invaders and corrupted the minds and morals of the natives so that everything foreign and hostile is preferred and any remnants of a true native community attempting to express its interests and identity are denied and repressed, in favour of a new ‘we’ of filth, invaders and sleazy crooks.
In 1215 there was a clash of powerful interests over the body of the people and the land. Now the interests of our rulers are far more aligned, and they all prey on the people and the land. The political contests called elections, in which the people are allowed to shout ‘Yah!’ or ‘Boo!’ at each other and in favour of one clique or another of corrupt and depraved vermin counting heads to determine which gang can claim to be the Representatives of the People in administering their political affairs internally and within the ‘Community of Nations’, is just a sham. The snouts around the trough will be slightly rearranged, but the real financial, cultural, political and institutional rulers will continue to operate as usual. A plague on all their houses.