My vision for ethnic Anglo Saxon English communities is one that revolves around family and communal life, based on our common culture and historical identity. In offering a distinct and folkish form of Christianity, the EFC is strongly placed to help develop these sorts of communities.
There is, without doubt, a growing sense of identity and the importance of identarian institutions. The destruction of the old order has been too severe and too fast to be seen as anything but a threat to our historical identity; our customs and our very being. Previously, people have simply left places with rapidly changing demographics and moved to more ‘traditional’ areas whilst still pretending to themselves and everyone around them that they are liberally minded and ‘modern’. But now things are changing fast. The indigenous English are forecast, on current trends, to become a minority in our own homeland in a few decades. Not that long ago, this would have been met with calls of ‘scaremongering’ and nonsense. But now it is real and people are finally beginning to wake up to what is happening around them.
So, what can we do.
One of the first tasks is to encourage people, especially younger people, to identify themselves as part of the Angelcyn and to value this identity. We need to break down the idea that we are all one big human family and that any physical or cultural differences between us are superficial and to be ignored. We also need to break down the idea that identarian communities are full of strange and potentially dangerous extremists to be avoided or opposed. We need to show that our lifestyles are good and make people want to emulate us.
We need to consciously establish a range of groups and organisations which will appeal to the indigenous English and which will reinforce this identity. These could be on a range of ‘soft’ groups, such as language classes, exercise and martial art classes, cooking classes and history classes, through to ‘hard’ groups such as discussion groups, community action groups and political parties. The aim would be to move people from the soft into the harder groups.
We need to present a clear and traditional moral compass. One that presents an alternative to and which challenges current left-wing ‘progressive’ morality that far from being progressive has actually undermined the very fabric of our society. This requires a more centralised body that can present and disseminate this. What we need is something akin to a mirror image of the Frankfurt school which was an academic movement or ‘think tank’ that did precisely this with what we now call ‘progressive values’. The strengthening of traditional Christian values and of a folkish or identarian form of the faith would be an important part of such a ‘think-tank’.
A single person, family or small group can also do a great deal within their wider community to foster a greater sense of awareness of identity. Family forms the bedrock of community and so is where communal life starts. Families need to spend more time together. Parents need to teach their children about English history and identity. They need to take them to events that reinforce this and foster a sense of pride in this identity. Families need a degree of ritual; family meals with grace and traditional English fayre, prayers and thoughts offered for feast days or events in the family’s life. Candles can be lit as an outward sign of these thoughts and elements of the Church’s calendar integrated into family life.
Some parents may choose to home school their children. Where there are a number of such families, they can come together to share the burden and form a small school, affiliated to the EFC. Alternatively, they may provide a Sunday School that teaches not just our faith, but also English identity. This could be reinforced with a communal ‘Sunday Lunch’ and afternoon activities or excursions. Such a group can provide the basis for children’s main circle of friends.
Conversely, we should teach our children about other cultures, positively but honestly. And we should show them that there are many people from these other cultures who live in our land. This will be a positive way of showing them the differences between us.
Small groups of people, even just one family, can be a focus that attracts people with a similar outlook and provides a ‘safe space’ in which people can socialise. A strong family that is seen by the outside world as a successful family will become something others want to emulate. Demonstrating that the ‘identity’ element of this is an integral part of what makes the family strong and successful will showcase identarian communities in a positive light.
This is what we might call ‘community planting’ and we need to develop a clear plan and training programme to foster it. Small groups of people acting within an established community can:
• Encourage services on key ‘English’ feast days
• Hold Church Suppers and Lunches – some associated with feast day services
• Host Barbeques/Dinners on St George’s and other major feast days
• Establish pudding and poetry clubs
• Establish history groups and excursions to important historical and religious sites
• Hold Church and garden ‘open days’, fetes, food fairs, craft fairs and re-enactments
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