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Saturday, 4 September 2010

Is Morrissey with us or not?

Left: Former front man of 'The Smiths', vegetarian activist, and now solo artist Morrissey.

Morrissey and his band The Smiths have produced original music which speaks to the soul since the early 80's.

The author has always been a Smiths fan, and has watched his solo career with some interest since the band folded.

Timeless tracks such as 'big mouth strikes again' and 'there is a light that never goes out' are truly the best of British.

There is another side to Morrissey however.

'Panic' was a track by the Smiths which seemed to suggest Morrisey could see all was not well with modern Britain.

In the early 90's before the BNP had made the breakthrough in Burnley it was still considered racist to wave a Union flag or Saint George!

The left had battered the patriotic psyche so bad that this was the reality. Morrissey went on stage in 1992 draped in a Union flag and he was accused of racism!

We should remind ourselves how far we have come since those dire times. We have a party that speaks for us and the left have tried everything to silence our voice.

They have failed!

We have been missing something all those years however. The Marxists like to trumpet multiracial bands like the Specials and UB40. They taunt us for having no culture in the music and arts.

They of course don't mention philosophy and literature as we nationalists have Nietzsche, Edmund Burke, and Rudyard Kipling, amongst others.

Morrissey seems to support nationalism.

His songs 'National Front Disco', and more recently 'Irish Blood English Heart' appeared to confirm this.

Then in 2008 he donated 28,000 to the Marxist 'love music, hate racism' concert. A sponsor had pulled out and Morrissey came to save the day.

The author would suggest this gesture was to silence his critics.

It was just several months after an NME interview when Morrissey had said "the gates of England are flooded. The country's been thrown away"

Now Morrissey has been accused of racism once more for saying the Chinese are a sub-species. He is correct of course, the Chinese are a sub species, as are the Europeans, and as are the Africans.

Ignoring the fact that he has made these remarks regarding the Chinese treatment of animals, the Marxist left have jumped at the chance to attack this English living legend once more, and hurled the tired smear of racist at him.

So Morrissey, please stick to your guns this time!

Your comments about immigration are correct and we understand why you made the donation to LMHR.

The Gallagher brothers never spoke up for us, neither did The Stone Roses, it's just not hip to be a patriot is it?

That doesn't mean it's wrong though, it has never been more right.

Morrissey, your country needs you!


Anonymous 5 September 2010 at 21:26  

Its interesting. I've discussed this briefly with Durotrigan on his blog. Morrissey has certainly flirted with nationalist iconography and lyrics, but like the rest of his persona, he likes to keep people guessing. I'd be inclined to believe that he does have nationalist views, but that he most likely doesn't identify with all elements of it. But then who truly does? Cygnus.

Durotrigan 6 September 2010 at 13:05  

Morrissey loves ambiguity. His stance with respect to nationalism is very much in line with his coyness over his sexuality. With respect to both, you could make an educated guess as to where he stands, but he appears to prefer to keep people guessing.

Anonymous 6 September 2010 at 18:09  

Well Morrissey has said more than any of the others.

I remember Ian Brown being accused of far right views some time back, as if it's a crime.

We need support from Musicians and actors.

Anonymous 6 September 2010 at 22:38  

Ic1male, I completly agree. I refuse to believe that nobody in the public eye shares our views. Although I recognise the risk to a persons career, if an actor or musician was to 'come out' as sympathetic to nationalism it would help the cause immensly. Unless its Jim Davison. Cygnus.

Durotrigan 6 September 2010 at 22:47  

Can you recall when Ian Brown was accused of 'far right' views ic1, or in what context this happened? I should imagine that in his line of business (like many in which we are engaged) such an allegation could be a kiss of career death. At this rate, it won't be long before identifying yourself as English will be classed as 'far right'.

I'm in agreement with Cygnus that Morrissey probably does possess nationalist sympathies. I think that it is often the case with nationalists of all sorts that we tend to select the strands of our history and our culture with which we most strongly identify, and this can often be at variance with rival strands chosen by other nationalists. I, for example, identify with the freethinking rationalist strand in English intellectual tradition, whereas some nationalists class themselves as Christian traditionalists. I am of a libertarian inclination, yet I am aware that there are some within nationalism who are of an authoritarian temperamental bent. Morrissey, I suspect, is just something of an awkward devil, and that's the way he likes it: quintessentially English.

Anonymous 7 September 2010 at 10:57  

Durotrigan, it was in a interview I read where the interviewer asked him about it.

Ian Brown came back with the standard reply of "If I was far right why would I have been hanging around with black kid's at 18".

Durotrigan 7 September 2010 at 11:33  

Hmm. Whatever Brown might have said on the one occasion you can recall, take a look at the following two articles:

I don’t think that his sympathies are as nationalistically inclined as those of Morrissey somehow.

Anonymous 7 September 2010 at 11:59  

Its interesting to note that this issue isn't as career destroying in some other countries. For instance the Japanese director Takeshi Kitano has expressed nationalist views on several occasions with no detriment to his career or indeed the perception of him in the west. I know very little of the political orientation of the media in Japan but I suspect the situation there is very different to here. As far as Morrissey is concerned I find it slightly ironic that the majority of people I know who are fans of his, are also dyed in the wool lefties. Cygnus.

Durotrigan 7 September 2010 at 17:53  

True Cygnus: in Japan things are rather different. The Japanese generally lack the psychology of national self-hatred that is so characteristic of most European nations, so it is permissible to be at least mildly nationalistic.

Anonymous 7 September 2010 at 18:01  

Durotrigan - I agree Morrissey is the only one who had spoken up for the English.

Anonymous 7 September 2010 at 18:15  

Cygnus - their society is still homogenous.

Anonymous 4 November 2011 at 12:36  

Er... Nietzsche despised nationalism. As he wrote "even amongst the greeks it was the individuals that counted" etc

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