As most readers will doubtless be aware, this year marks the four hundredth anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible. This was one of the first ever translations of The Bible into English, and the first one to have the approval of the government. For the first time ever in this country, ordinary people could sit down to read a copy of The Bible, and not have to worry about whether or not the Bible police would get them.
Perseverance is an important characteristic for Christians. It is mentioned several times in The Bible, but just one reference will suffice here: I know your deeds, your hard work, and your perseverance (Revelation 2:2).
The message for nationalists will be obvious to most readers. The outcome of the Oldham East and Saddleworth byelection could have been better for us, but we must be grateful that it was no worse. Discouragement is not an option. Neither is inactivity.
Few people nowadays know the name Harry Pollitt, but he was perhaps one of the most influential people in Britain during the twentieth century. For many years he was the leader of the Communist Party, and narrowly missed out on winning a seat in parliament in 1945. He admired the mass-murderer Stalin, and was feted as a hero by the Soviet Union.
Not being afraid of controversy, I have decided to write commentaries on the documentary films of Michael Moore, and to start logically with his first film. Roger & Me (1989) is about the social impact of the closure of a number of General Motors factories in Flint, Michigan.
This is the city where Moore was born and raised, and which in its heyday had more automobile sector factories than any other city in the world. All that began to change in the late 1980s when GM began closing factories and exporting jobs to Mexico where the workers could be paid a lot less money for doing the same job. The film’s title refers to Roger Smith, the then chairman of GM.
The Daily Mail has reported that the number of Muslim converts in Britain has topped 100,000 for the first time . Apparently this includes a large number of young women. Perhaps the most famous converts are Lauren Booth (famous for being the sister-in-law of arch-warmonger Tony Blair) and Yusuf Islam (the singer formerly known as Cat Stevens).
Why does this happen? If we overlook prison inmates who convert to Islam, or who pretend to convert, then it appears that the main reason is that many people feel happier as Muslims.
The antichrist is referred to in the two letters written by Saint John in The Bible, and appears to be someone who will superficially resemble Jesus, but who will do the devil’s work. A favourite pastime of scholarly people down the ages has been the attempt to identify certain living people as being either the antichrist or (less commonly) the devil incarnate. Candidates have included the Emperor Nero, Niccolo Machiavelli, Napoleon Bonaparte, Ronald Reagan, and more recently Barack Obama.