When nationalists around the world meet, a common topic of conversation is often along the lines of “wouldn’t it be great if even just one country chose a real nationalist government so that everyone could see that our ideas work in practice?” Well, just such a place exists, and it’s called Belarus!
So an APF delegation has just spent four days in the well-run east European nation of some ten million people, and we are delighted to bring you this exclusive report on our very productive visit.
Like most of the country, the capital Minsk was almost completely destroyed during the Second World War. Left, one of the largest rebuilt churches contrasts with the ultra-modern office block behind.
Little known and – for reasons that will become obvious as you read this report – almost totally ignored by the West’s controlled media, Belarus has, in very rough terms, the Baltic States to its north and Ukraine to its south, and Poland to its west and Russia to its east. As such it is right on the line that divides Christendom in two between the Catholic and Protestant west and the Orthodox east.
Geopolitically, Belarus is of extraordinary importance. Taking ‘Europe’ in its proper sense – from the Atlantic coast of Portugal or Ireland all the way to the Ural Mountains, Belarus is absolutely at the geographical centre of Europe.
The APF visit to Belarus took place from the 4th of April to the 8th of April and opened a number of opportunities for the APF.
We were delighted to meet:
- a) The leaders of two key ideological think tanks whose role is to provide policies for the Government and the President of Belarus, with special reference to the Foreign Office;
- b) The head of the organisation of the Liberal Democratic party. Because President Lukashenko does not belong to a political party, the LDs are the main party of the country.
- c) An economic expert, part of one of the two think tank who is putting in practice an experiment with a local, non-bankster currency with the help of the Government.
- d) the head of the main Cossack organisation. The Cossacks are in many ways absolutely symbolic of the real, ‘deep’ Russia with which the people of Belarus feel profound kinship, and Cossack organisations are moving to play an absolutely crucial role in the defence of Orthodox civilisation from subversion and cultural aggression from Western liberalism and capitalism.
- e) Other important, young and very well-educated members of the different organisations.
During our visit, we were able to see for ourselves that the situation of the country is one of stability at political, social, economic and moral levels, due to the uncompromising common sense policies of the strongly patriotic President.
There is no poverty and although a middle class doesn’t appear to exist in a coherent way there is also no presence of greedy and destructive oligarchs in the way we still see in Russia.
There has been a massive intake of genuine (Russian-speaking) refugees from the ethnic cleansing and aggression launched by the Maidan coup regime in Ukraine. A staggering 150,000 have entered a country with only 10 million people. They have been assimilated rapidly and with no social cost or strain. Unemployment is still effectively zero.
This is possible because these ‘Ukrainians’ are of the same Russian ethnic, cultural and religious background as the majority of Belarussians. There is no immigration phenomenon and Belarus people appear to be united, content and homogeneous.
An important role is played by the two churches, Orthodox and Catholic, that are enhancing stability and social cohesion and strengthening the moral level of the people. Churches are full and the two entities are so close one to the other that they were in the background of the historic talks between the Pope and Patriarch which took place recently in Cuba.
Right: On the road to the ultra-modern airport, a number of Soviet-era high rise flats have received an Orthodox makeover.
When the Soviet Union collapsed, Belarus rejected the mad dash for privatisation and opening to looting by foreign corporations and oligarchs which shattered the economies, social structure and physical well-being of both Russia and Ukraine. As a result it retains a serious amount of heavy industry, on which stable base it is rapidly diversifying into high-tech IT industries, including artificial intelligence.
The steady improvement in conditions, and the huge progress made in building a prosperous, stable and cohesive society (even the richest businessman earns no more than ten times the lowest wage, so there are incentives and rewards but no obscene and divisive chasm between ‘them’ and ‘us’) have made the President very popular.
There have been several Washington/Brussels inspired efforts to provoke ‘coloured revolutions’ and agitation for theoretical ‘democracy’ as a cloak for plutocracy. These, however, have got nowhere.
While Belarus is allied to Putin’s Russia and is committed to resisting the efforts by Nato and the EU elite to suck it into their ‘sphere of influence’, the country is not a mindless Russian satellite. Belarus people see themselves as Russians, indeed to be the purest of the Russians but retain some political and geopolitical differences.
They feel themselves Europeans and they have no Empire Concept in their background, they are scared of war as they bore the brunt heavily of the Second World War ( (they lost 80% of their male population) so they like the role of peace makers (see the Minsk agreement) and they work strongly to maintain peace in the region. While they support Russia in the context of Nato aggression they value and want better contacts with EU countries.
Speaking with some of the nation’s key political philosophers (the term they use to describe what we would perhaps term ‘ideologists’ or ‘political scientists’, we were amazed to find that, despite a large degree of isolation from the traditions from which we draw our radical nationalist ideas, they have broadly reached – and implemented – a programme remarkably similar to ours.
A feeling of complete understanding, their respect for our political history and their knowledge of who we really are, were evident at all our meetings. Our agreement on political issues was total.
Obviously they are not Marxists; they are in favour of private property, they know and approve of the Corporate System ( in the English tradition, the Guild System) they are aware of the financial system trying to strangle Belarus, and they understand completely that the social sphere must take precedence over the capital sphere.
They run an efficient economy, which has consistently outperformed Ukraine and Russia, but, in the end, the economy is there to serve the people and the nation, not the other way around as it is in the West.
The agricultural system is run by the kolkoz and solkoz system (collective farms). This is the most obvious and biggest point at which the current Belarus system differs from our model, with its “distributist” ideal of well-regulated small scale private ownership of family farms.
That said, the main ideological/policy advisor we met, however, seemed sympathetic to the idea of reform in our direction. Nevertheless, the country has a fairly efficient agricultural system ((Lukaschenko comes from the kolkoz world and it was his work before becoming President).
The country needs and wants to encourage an influx of good and honest business from abroad that want to cooperate but not colonise.
Unnoticed or unreported by the MSM, Belarus has steadily moved to a radical nationalist position, quietly rejecting both capitalism and communism in favour of a home-grown social nationalist state. Fiercely committed to both social justice and patriotism for a sovereign country, the people of Belarus are engaged in a remarkable experiment which shows every sign of success.
The EU is trying to push its agenda of favouring homosexual rights and retaining abortion but our friends feel that it is better to challenge these poisonous attempts not with law enforcement but rather with patient, positive action in favour of families.
Young families are helped with money for their children and a house as soon as they create a family. Abortion is still a significant problem but can be challenged and massively cut as in neighbouring Poland; in this they need our help. There is a steadily growing opposition to abortion across most of central and eastern Europe, but it needs focus and professional campaigning techniques, which we are well-placed to deliver.
AREAS OF CO-OPERATION
We identified a number of areas for future co-operation including joint publishing ventures, a conference in Minsk to establish Belarus as the clear leader of and beacon for well-grounded radical nationalism throughout Europe, and using our excellent contacts in the region to work to build links between Belarus and the other central European nations of the Visegrad4, all of which are taking an increasingly independent line and tending to reject the geo-political ambitions of the USA.
We also discussed possibilities to help create closer business links between Belarus and decent people in the West, including fore example tourism. Right, WW2 battle re-enactment zone with spectator stands on the slope above at the ‘Stalin Line’ military history outdoor museum.
It was interesting to see that the small but noisy liberal-left within the Belarus media reacted to the official press releases about our delegation with something not far short of hysteria, even publishing a well-produced but still obviously forged smear photograph.
So far, however, the controlled media in Western Europe seem generally determined to ignore our steady progress in fields such as this. Perhaps they hope that, if they ignore us, the progress will stop or we’ll go away!
No chance, because the Alliance for Peace and Freedom, which has already achieved far more than any previous or ‘rival’ pan-European nationalist organisation, is only just getting started! Be part of our epic journey – join today!
Another picture we took at the military museum and park. Children’s playground in front of the lake used to display Cold War amphibious vehicles and, on top of the hill, just one of the collections of historic tanks and heavy military equipment.
The people of Belarus love and want peace, but they are proud of their country’s history, even those parts with which they no longer actually have any ideological affinity.
All in all, it’s a remarkable country. We’ll bring you some more pictures in a day or so, and will work to build on this very successful visit for some really exciting pan-European nationalist progress in the future.