I remember once that the Communist Party Manifesto was voted the most influential book in the history of the 20th Century, I must say that I would argue and say that in the 21st Century modern political thought might replace such text with other more radical ideologies. It can be said however, that all the successful political and social movements in history have been bound by a single document which has served as a cohesive force to bind the organisations and ideologically fortify them for the struggle.
The 19th Century saw a huge amount of issued manifestos and tracts designed to fortify the position of each political group. Just like the Popular Front of Judea in the Life of Brian many such documents were worthless. Many also were written in a language which was not understood by the mass of the people.
I am reading a book at the moment called The Jesus Mysteries which argues that Jesus was not a real person but a continuation of a deity from Osiris-Dionysus, the so called Christ Myth Theory. As a Christian I disagree with this view, but I am open minded enough to read a contrary argument. So I am able to analyse other views without being influenced by them.
Back to the point of the article, which is the need in all movements for a political manifesto or a guide for its supporters to follow, and adhere to the principles of. The left have followed the Communist Manifesto, the Muslim Brotherhood follow the Fifty Point Manifesto of Hassan Al-Banna. The list of books is interesting, as is the list of books which have influenced the books!
As Communism developed so did its application, and the Communist Manifesto was adapted to regional circumstance. The Little Red Book containing the quotations of Chairman Mao, and Gaddafi had the Green Book setting out his philosophy. Not to be confused with the IRA Green Book for volunteers. Every successful group has an ideological guide.
Many readers of this will probably talk about Mein Kampf and the Fascist Manifesto. But I must emphasise that both books are applicable to Germany and Italy. The Rise of Islam in North Africa is followed by an increase in the circulation of Mein Kampf, it is used by many Pan Arab movements as an information source to complement the main text or guide.
There is no premier Nationalist organisation in the United Kingdom, and nor will there be for some time. There are too many variations of the theme, and until the many groups, or as one writer mentioned the dwarfs fall away we will not be in a position to move forward.
Andrew Brons may also be correct when he articulates the need for caution when trying to replace the BNP, as Nationalists may have to be patient and await the demise of this organisation in order to replace it?
What is beyond argument is the need to lay down a definitive guide and Manifesto which defines the ideology and direction of Nationalism in Britain for the 21st Century.
Without such a document we will continue to remain in the wilderness.