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~~~ o ~~~ GRASPING THE NETTLE ~~~ o ~~~~

‘Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway’ 

That’s the title of a self-help book. The idea is summed up in the title, so you don’t have to read the whole lame-assed, namby-pamby, sickly wet, victim mentality, self-pitying book.

We need a party which confronts the leftist narrative, agenda and smears head-on and destroys them. If we tiptoe around the issues for fear of being branded the nasty party, we’re not only failing to speak up and tackle the core issues facing our society today, we’re complicit in our own destruction. Anyone who stands up to the Cultural Marxist agenda will be smeared as ‘far right’. We have to deal with that.

The left has learned the tough way over the course of history that unity is strength, and we need to understand that too. We should not join the chorus of condemnation of those who have the courage to speak out and campaign and get demonised as ‘far right’. We should not come out with smug comments that those of us who have our meetings shut down through fascist intimidation tactics should have known better than to invite controversial speakers. This is akin to joining the bullying of the weak kid at school, glad that it’s not yourself on the receiving end, and it’s a stab in the back. We need to stand firm with those on our side against the thugs. We don’t always have to unequivocally endorse them, but we do need to robustly call-out intimidation and denial of free speech.

The Labour Party has traditionally had to distance itself from extremism to be electable (arguably with the exception of June this year) and the same applies to UKIP. The British electorate has always balked at voting for radicalism, as those on the hard left and right have found over the years. There are now at least five parties vying to become the leading patriotic party in Britain. It’ll be interesting to see over the next few months who comes out on top. I’m not particularly wedded to UKIP. I’ll work with whoever’s most effectively putting the right messages across. May the best party win. I suspect that, if Anne-Marie Waters cannot win over a majority of UKIP members, she’ll struggle to gain traction with the general British public.

For these reason, and may more besides, I no longer think just in terms of working through UKIP, but a wider movement. I’ve discussed in some of my previous articles how the left is like a many-headed hydra, campaigning on all fronts, and we need to emulate that. We need to be a radical vanguard spearheading the struggle – another successful idea borrowed from the left.

We need to increase the reach of some the tactics we are already using and borrow some more from our opponents: petitions; social media campaigns; consumer boycotts; writing to MPs; pressuring big companies; reporting intimidation and hate crime; informing the public and organising campaigns. We should adopt some of their perhaps nastier tactics when it comes to taking on the bully-boy campaigns such as Antifa and HNH, such as point and shriek, exposing their leaders, identifying their activists, embarrassing their funders, pressing for the resignation of public and corporate officials who support them and getting their meetings shut down.

Some of this may smack of stooping to their level. Make no mistake though, if we don’t face them off, they will shut us down to the point that we cannot do or say anything. The risk of getting sacked or prosecuted will become draconian for even the mildest criticism. A Soviet-style stranglehold on public discourse will become reality. This is a last ditch struggle to defend our vestigial rights to free speech.

We need to get on board with free speech alternatives to mainstream media, social media and video-sharing platforms and encourage others to join. We must foster and defend a safe cyberspace to get our ideas across. We must make sure bias loses corporations customers and money.

When the corporate media gets scared and smears us and our alternatives to them, they only act as our advertisers, getting word out to more people who are tired of the same old propaganda.

We also need to bear in mind that the left isn’t a homogenous blob. It’s made up of individuals, who may be receptive to some of our ideas, if only they could get past their tribal hatred of anything labelled as right wing. This is where single issue campaigns which are not openly linked to a party like UKIP come into their own. There are feminists who are appalled by Islam’s misogyny or disagree with gender identity theory, anti-capitalists who oppose the EU and banker bailouts and pacifists who oppose our cosy relationship with Saudi Arabia.

We need to win over the youth. Generation Y may be lost, but Generation Z is coming-up behind them. As Paul Joseph Watson says, “Conservatism is the new counter-culture.” Let’s make it the rebellious new cool.

I believe in the end we will need something akin to Mao Tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution to rid our society of Cultural Marxism and its self-destructive determination. We need to purge the public sector and the police of those who drive this agenda. We need to sack extremist academics and rid our education system of the indoctrination. We need to reform the media. We shouldn’t privatise the BBC. We should replace the Director General with one of our own number (I recommend Raheem Kassam for the job) and transform it into a broadcaster which promotes our narrative and a healthy culture. Popular culture needs to be cleaned-up. Those who have betrayed our people need to be held accountable and tried where appropriate.

This will be unacceptably interventionist for some but our culture desperately needs repair and for the cancer of Cultural Marxism to be rooted out. It can’t just be left to the market, because the private sector, as much as the public sector, has been hijacked and corrupted to serve a concerted agenda.

Dammit! I’ve turned into a commie.

[Ed: this is the twelfth and final essay in the series “Grasping the Nettle”. You can re-read the penultimate essay here, and essay No 10 here, where you will find the link to the preceding essays at the bottom of the page.]

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About Comrade K (42 Articles)
Part of the London diaspora, Comrade K. now lives in exile in Cardiff, where he is active in his local UKIP branch. He has come a circuitous political route from enjoying winding-up leftists at school, but then, because he thought the ‘60s seemed really cool even though he wasn’t there, indulging revolutionary socialist fantasies during his student years, even going so extreme as becoming a Labour party activist for several years. K. however eventually came round to sense and, despite being seduced by some green philosophies which he still hasn’t entirely repudiated, realised that free-thinking, intelligence and individuality is something entirely different to mindlessly repeating what all his trendy friends and celebrity icons told him … plus he found that going along with feminism didn’t get him girlfriends after all.


  1. Even if Henry wants to project himself on the public, there are severe limitations of the media giving Henry UKIP much coverage.

    Little coverage equates to no publicity little interest and disillusionment.

    We really do need a united defiant front and as much coverage for Henry, the team and UKIP as possible.

    We have hundreds of UKIP facebook pages on line. Is there a database of the pages of who runs them?, we really could do with co-ordinating them and to get a co-ordinated message out with Henrys photo prominent as much as possible and an appeal for finances and volunteers to ensure Brexit.

    Also the time must have come for a coalition type approach from all parties / organisations with similar views and concerns to put up a united front against cultural Marxism and the loss of our country to an incompatible religion. we no longer have any time to be choosy?

    A government that has failed to listen to public concerns on immigration or indeed take any measures to even stem it are not going to allow Brexit to happen unless there is a mass movement to ensure it happens?

    • We don’t get the message out on facebook. The UKIP sites are introspective. UKIP needs to get out and about on twitter etc. Get the message out to people who would never think of looking for UKIP on facebook. Invade their space. This is not just you and me,it must be the UKIP spokespeople. Whatever one may think about AMW she does have a voice on social media because her followers retweet her message. UKIP is tame by comparison.

      • Our traditional supporters are not getting any message from anywhere, they need at least a base to obtain a message from and feel that there are like minded people out there. A quick look at most local facebook pages indicates that enthusiasm ceased after the referendum. The facebook network needs some organisation and coordination, it is a reasonably easy win. We do also need to reach out to people by twitter and any medium that is available. Most people would not even recognise Henry as our leader.

    • A simple first step is for Henry to work with Nigel, is that too much to ask? Nigel does have the media platform.

  2. I’m starting to think that Brexit is becoming a distraction, probably deliberate, from Common Purpose and the achievement of cultural Marxism.

    I’m also thinking that like minded people who get that should promote it in terms of Patriots or Traitors, wherever they are left or politically.

    I can think of no one currently hitting the whose business cleanly, including the Islamic invasion and the why.

    Ukip ran away from it when they had the chance with AMW and Nigel ran away from it (and did the cause major damage) when he described AMW’s views as Nazi and still fails to address the Islamic issue. I wonder why.

    Incredible to think that only a year or so ago, we were hoping to hear about a new party, AB funded, NF led, etc. What happened to all of that?

  3. To those who are asking “Does Henry see Nigel?” I can confirm that H. is sharing N’s office in London. [revealed by H at a meeting in Southampton on 9th December].

    Henry is aware of the betrayal of Brexit; there is nothing UKIP can do to influence whatever is agreed. He and his team are therefore working on ‘life after Brexit’.

    Henry is also creating solutions to improve/mend things
    in the Party.

    • “Life After Brexit”? What we have been presented with isn’t Brexit, and there’s a good chance even that won’t happen. Hope you are not correct as this sounds like as big an error as Farage, nuttall and Crowther stepping down post-referendum thinking it was job done.

    • Is this report of Henry’s views correct? If so, I despair.

      Is Henry unable to see the contradiction between the following two statements?

      “Henry is aware of the betrayal of Brexit” i.e. Henry is aware Brexit isn’t going to be happening.

      Therefore “He and his team are .. working on ‘life after Brexit'” i.e they are assuming Brexit is going to be happening (even though they know it’s not).

  4. The reality is that UKIP is talking to and amongst itself. HB is only invited on media to be knocked, not to be listened to. There is no other message medium to the public. Come to that, what is the message? Nigel hammers out the Brexit message without the UKIP call but what else is there at the moment.

    • Nigel is also out there today supporting Trump. So far, Henry has only criticised Trump. Who knows what he thinks? 75 days is more than enough time to articulate a political philosophy.

  5. Every civilisation passes away in the end. Should we mourn our own passing? In a way, does it matter?

    The fittest species survive. An estimated 99% of all species that have existed are now extinct.

    At some point, western civilisation will also become extinct. Probably within the lifetime of those born today. Should we care? Or not?

  6. I like what I read.

    As to being a “radical vanguard” that could be in conflict with “Conservatism”; perhaps radical in the sense of move away from the extreme to return to the centre.

    In these days of debate by slogan and insult, perhaps those in the vanguard need a collection of slogans of their own. How about compiling a list of antonyms?

    By the way, does anyone know of a word in the English language for “a hatred of men”?

    For broadcast interviews where the norm is for the questioner to speak over the answer, brief answers are helpful. I suggest that for questions posed in the form of a “statement of fact” such that the answer has to begin by repudiating the “fact”, a good reply could simply be “Wrong”! Biased interviewer thrown into confusion.

    • This was found in a comment section elsewhere.
      The original post was on here.

      “I emailed my Tory MP Roger Gale and was told in no uncertain terms that me and the minority were a “misanthropic minority”! That must be most of the 17.4 million people who voted to Leave. Misanthropic means the general hatred of the human species – nice choice of words coming from an “honourable gentleman” and a Sir! Needless to say he is in one of the safest seats in the country and is a Remainer!!”

    • Toby Micklethwait // December 14, 2017 at 2:04 pm // Reply

      Dear Alan,

      You asked about “a hatred of men?”.

      I think it is Misandry.

      Regards, Toby, 01932-873557

      • Thank you Toby.

        Even my BIG dictionary does not list the word, but, of course in this day and age, Google does, and Wiki gives “Misandry is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys. It is parallel in form to misogyny, and either “misandrous” or “misandristic” can be used as adjective forms of the word.

        My dictionary gives misanthrope as being a person who hates mankind.

        My dictionary tells me the prefix “mis” has a negative or pejorative meaning: thus misukipper, and we all know how many of them there are!

  7. I’ve said it before but must say it again, the only way a real Brexit will happen is if UKIP are in place as a viable alternative for disgruntled Leavers to vote for. And for that UKIP to be viable, Nigel needs to be leader again. Whatever happens in Westminster is unchallengeable without a resurgent UKIP to stop it. Everybody will come to realise that the Brexit vote will disappear like a mist and the same old self serving MPs will carry on enjoying their deceits.

    • Has Henry even been seen in public with Nigel? Have they spoken at any events together? Are there photos of them together?

      To reinvigorate UKIP we need a RALLY. Farage, Batten, Pearson should speak. Henry can organise the committee to manage it.

    • As I recall, Nigel supported Henry in the Leadership election – as an “assentor?”, I think. I think they can and should work together.

      Another leadership election now would result in UKIP being portrayed as a laughingstock.

      While there is no doubt widespread support for Nigel, and rightly so too, I do not think it is helpful to call for him to return as Leader, particularly if you have not established beforehand that is what he wants. And it does not help Henry fulfil the job he has been elected to do.

      • But they don’t work together, do they? Name one speech, one event they have co-ordinated on. Don’t kid yourself, UKIP is already a laughing stick, has been since Diane James / Steven Wolfe K.O., that ship has sailed. We need to get our SOUL back.

  8. I fear it is unlikely that Henry Bolton will be launching a cultural revolution. Actually it should be called a ‘counter cultural revolution’ as the real marxist cultural revolution is well underway. On the day when MPs finally chose their moment to launch their assault on democracy, where was Henry? Tweeting about bad mobile phone reception along train lines and making cheesy jokes about Bolton visiting Bolton. Not a word about the establishment finally breaking cover and making their bid for betrayal. PLEASE Henry, it doesn’t seem this comes naturally to you so just copy what Nigel says! Amplify his message. Don’t waste time thinking about it, stop travelling round branches, act as Nigel’s mouthpiece and make as much noise – facing outside the UKIP tent, not facing inwards – as you can.

    • Previously I have chipped-in to UKIP funds and supported UKIP leading up to Brexit.

      I had been out of work for over a year at the last election and was unable to help out. Now, on an even keel, I’m looking to chip-in to a Party or someone to lead the Brexit charge.

      Until there is a Person or Party that is willing to get the Brexit message out, I wont be funding any party. Non-entity Bolton don’t cut it.

      Viv will no doubt see this as heresy, and make a snarky comment about a Bolton interview on Radio Medway at 2.00 a.m. last Thursday. Don’t presume all heard that here in Scotland, Viv.

      As I say to my team of Juniors, ‘stay focussed – *this* is the job we are here for, and we are paid by results’.

      To paraphrase, as elected UKIP Leader, *Brexit* is the job you have to get to market.
      Someone, somewhere, needs to poke a sharp stick up Bolton’s backside and tell him to get the Brexit message out.

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