Spring Equinox, Ostara (Ēostre) & Easter’s Pagan Origins

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In the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox is most widely known as the first day of Spring, when the nights really begin to lighten and the cold grip of winter finally relinquishes control of the atmosphere. Springtime itself is marked somewhat unwittingly by the planting of daffodils and the growing interest in the Easter season, with chocolate eggs beginning to fill our shelves and sculpted chocolate bunnies becoming everybody’s favourite snack. It’s perhaps the Continue reading “Spring Equinox, Ostara (Ēostre) & Easter’s Pagan Origins”

Enoch Powell: Why They Hate Him

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John Enoch Powell MBE or, Enoch Powell as he came to be best known, was once a towering figure of British politics. By the end of his political career, he was hated by the left and right in equal measure for his stances on controversial issues such as race, race relations, immigration and Europe. However, this hatred was born mainly in the corridors of Westminster and did not translate into public opinion (well, at least not until the lügenpresse poisoned the minds of a generation). Now, thanks to the Continue reading “Enoch Powell: Why They Hate Him”

Liberal Journalist: Ian Smith Was Right

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Graham Boynton is a British journalist, born on the British mainland but brought up and educated in Rhodesia. He first grew to prominence as a journalist covering the Rhodesian Bush War which was fought between the Rhodesian Armed Forces and the black terrorist fighters throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s. Continue reading “Liberal Journalist: Ian Smith Was Right”

The Pagan Origins of Christmas

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Christmas is often referred to as a Christian festival, particularly in the current political climate in which we are attempting to promote our traditions in the face of attack from foreign cultures, but the truth of the matter is that there is very little about the celebration that originates from Christianity proper. In actual fact, Christmas was a celebration in northern Europe long before the arrival of Christianity. There were some serious differences, however, the most obvious of which Continue reading “The Pagan Origins of Christmas”

Imperial Japan: Usury, Banking Reform & The Path To War

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Today, Japan is a world superpower. They are the most powerful democratic state in their region of influence, they have the third largest GDP in the world after the USA and China, and they are one of the most, if not the most technologically advanced societies in the world. However, in terms of industrialisation and empire building, the Japanese arrived relatively late. In 1871, two years after the Boshin Civil war resulted in the restoration of the Emperor’s full power, the Iwakura Mission was dispatched in order to

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England’s Jews, Part 1: Usury, Expulsions and William of Orange

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The story of Jews in England is a long and fascinating one, for they hold the accolade of residing in this country longer than any other non-indigenous tribe. They first came to England around the time that William the Conqueror and his armies did, in 1066 AD and have left and returned a number of times since. There has been a steady presence of people of Jewish background in England since the end of Cromwell’s protectorate towards the end of the 17th century, but their story was somewhat more turbulent in the time between Continue reading “England’s Jews, Part 1: Usury, Expulsions and William of Orange”

British Free Corps (Britishes Freikorps)

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World War 2 is the most studied event in history. From Hitler’s rise to power, to the allied invasion of Northern France, to Churchill’s pipe and slippers, there are so many avenues of investigation to a historian surrounding such fascinating topics. Unfortunately, these grand events such as the D-day landings or the crimes of the Einsatzgruppen on the eastern front often overshadow some more minor, but equally interesting details. Continue reading “British Free Corps (Britishes Freikorps)”