People are always adamant that pure hatred comes from the far right; most of the time they are correct because it comes in the form of violence and pre-mediated criminal activity.
Let’s take a step back and look at the behaviour of the ‘70s and the National Front.
Enoch Powell made his Birmingham speech in 1968 and by the early ‘70s there was a huge rise in nationalistic behaviour in our nation. What was the conduit one may ask?
It is simple, the conduit was a form of populism and placing political expediency before the stability and well-being of our nation.
It was not only pure selfishness on the part of certain mainstream politicians but also talk of civil war and unrest. Using derogatory words in the Birmingham speech to describe black and ethnic minority communities was only fuelling the far right.
Enoch, made the speech and it became known as the ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech.
It caused uproar in this nation and he ended up having to resort to the politics of Northern Ireland after his expulsion from the Conservative party.
As a Conservative and well educated man, are we now assuming that this famous and well-read politician had something to do with the far-right?
The point that I am making here is that he clearly acted as the ignition that lit the fire of hatred that resulted in the working class rebelling against the minorities of this nation. We only need to recall how the working-class London dockers marched in complete unison and in favour of Enoch Powell, what message were they taking homes to their families after work?
Is it not evident that their children had fear in their hearts and minds because of the speech that was not reasonable in any way relating to promoting a cohesive and peaceful United Kingdom?
The dockers are a classic example of who the speech was aimed at, we only need to look at how there was a massive surge in recruitment to the National Front.
What did the National Front achieve?
They achieved not much, they managed to recruit a lot of young white working class men and turned them into robots of hate with no individual school of thought and in most cases profiting from their misfortune relating to academia and family life.
We all know that the new housing regeneration created very little in the way of amenities and the nation was blighted by strikes and our nation was known as the ‘sick man of Europe’.
What did the mainstream politicians do at the time to bring calm to the turbulent seas?
Not much is the answer if you were the victim of racist attacks and waking up in the morning to see the letters ‘N.F’ graffitied onto your front door or having to watch your parents being spat at and attacked.
Well, from my ethnic minority, Indian Sub-Continent third generation perspective; the white working class lost out immensely.
The National Front did nothing to help them in any way apart from use them and allow them to get criminal records and in many cases prison sentences. They became unemployable and unapproachable to mainstream society and became isolated.
What did that give them? It gave them difficulties in being able to function in society and become accepted in their communities but it harmed the white working classes in many other ways.
Whilst the young recruits to the National Front believed that they were winning ground by beating people up and terrorising communities. The people they hated and targeted, purely based on race, were preparing their children to contribute towards the U.K in a very positive manner, most people who were expelled from Uganda were of Indian origin and were British citizens.
They possessed a wealth of education and most of all a business acumen that was second to none. First generation Indian Sub-Continent parents took the abuse in their shops and the foundries of the Midlands knowing that they had a secret weapon at their disposal.
That weapon was a weapon of peace known as education, the parents fuelled their children with the ethos of education and the children became very successful in schools and commerce.
Where did that leave the white working class young people that followed the National Front?
The answer to this is clear, their minds were corrupted and their victims excelled to a new level where they became the custodians of grasping the opportunity.
The same opportunity was there for the white working class young people, did the National Front want them to access the opportunity and become competitors in the global educational market? The answer to this is no, one only needs to read my earlier statement to analyse the destruction of independent school of thought.
The National Front and other violent groups only let down the white working class youth by using them as mules and battle axes.
Once they had no use for them they were sent to the dungeons of long term unemployment and forgotten about.
Whilst this was happening to the white working classes the National Front and others would move onto the next stage of corrupting minds by convincing people that the Asians are taking all the jobs; well is it not obvious that employers would want to recruit the best educated and better equipped candidate. Or should the employer accept the ill-informed student of the National Front that would do more damage to the business by refusing to serve black and Asian origin customers?
Obviously, the National Front had no future plans for the youths that they attracted. All the National Front created was a new generation of young people that subscribed to the ideology of hatred and national socialism.
What did they really achieve?
Did they crush the ethnic minorities spirit and desire to excel in education and commerce?
If anything, the parents of the children who were of Asian origin only created a new generation of well-educated people whose will they could not smash.
What did carpet bombing achieve for the Luftwaffe; totally nothing in the end and the same can be said for the far right; achieving nothing but destruction and there was no compensation for the lives that they destroyed for both the white and ethnic minority working classes, especially where they used violence and in some cases murdered people who were racially inferior to their mind-set.
There were no wages for their torture and that applies to both white young people and ethnic minorities.
So, who was the winner out of all of this?
The populist movements only criticised Enoch Powell for silencing the debate on immigration for over forty years and made it once again acceptable to blame immigration of colour for all the problems in the U.K.
They knew fine well that there was a wave of immigration coming from Eastern Europe in 2004, however immigration that is not of visible ethnic origin cannot easily be counted whilst walking down the street. Populists capitalised on this and realised that it was time to get back into business and it is obvious from the later day antics of UKIP, EDL and Britain First it became acceptable to use hate propaganda and disguise it as reality and acceptable to talk about immigration.
I agree, it is acceptable to talk about immigration but not in a manner that has been manufactured in the factory of hate and only accepts batteries that are fuelled by causing destabilisation for our society by using methods that distances third and fourth generation British nationals from the white working classes.
It is obvious that populism and the blame factor always seems to be the embryonic recruitment stages of the most vulnerable in our society.
It extracts what it wants and leaves a society that is totally blind to reality.
Let me make this point, the white working classes must be equipped to make informative decisions. They need to be resilient to the indicators and initial stages of the hate machine igniting its pistons and picking up speed. We need to be diverse but not allow this tolerance to be abused by any group of people regardless of ethnicity.
If the white working classes can be informed and ready to take on the incoming challenge of combatting hate they will excel and even be the ambassadors of a more harmonious Great Britain, this can only be good for our nation in attracting new investors and increasing our good reputation abroad.
Nobody wants to be associated with a land of hate, nobody wants to live under fear and most certainly nobody wants their children to become dysfunctional through the exhaust fumes that the hate machine produces.
We all want a peaceful nation, we all want to live together in peace and most of all we want to Love Britain and Hate Racism.
It is our land, our home and most of all our people.
We love all the components that make a nation, a nation will always be more than just its economy because people make the economy and to make us attractive to the world for investment and trade we cannot any longer subscribe to the indoctrination of hate.
Sarinder Joshua Duroch
Author of ‘Enoch I am a British Indian’.
Follow the link for his first article for The Avenger