|John Tyndall, Chairman, BNP|
If the members or adherents of any association of persons, whether incorporated or not, are:--organised and trained or organised and equipped either for the purpose of enabling them to be employed for the use or display of physical force in promoting any political object, or in such a manner as to arouse reasonable apprehension that they are organised and either trained or equipped for that purpose; then any person who takes part in the control or management of the association, or in so organising or training as aforesaid any members or adherents thereof, shall be guilty of an offence under this section...
Those who do not understand this distinction reveal the shallowness of their minds and the basic lack of seriousness in their approach to politics. But because so much of the propaganda of C18 is directed at those with shallow minds and an inability to be serious it can have some corrosive effect. One of the seductions of C18 propaganda is that it appeals to the type who is too lazy-minded and too much of a thrill-seeker to apply himself to the basic disciplines necessary to activity that is geared to real politics, who just wants to play at something which requires serious organisation and serious work. To be an activist in the BNP involves making a certain commitment. It has its pressures and it makes its demands. Such an activist puts himself in the front line, where there can on occasions be some troublesome repercussions. Some people just are not up to this commitment, and prefer instead the soft option of escapism into pursuits which amuse and titillate. To this mentality the C18 way appeals. It makes no demands. It requires no disciplines. It asks for little or nothing in the way of commitment. It is the easy way out.
1. In February 1997, seventeen months after Mr. Tyndall's essay, Charlie Sargent, known as the founder of Combat 18, was involved in the murder of Combat 18 member Chris Castle, for which he was sentenced to life in prison.
From BNP Reform 2011:
Who is the “Secret Agent?”
By News Team on November 25th, 2011
An Agent Provocateur set on disrupting the British nationalist movement would set about getting rid of all decent people, replacing them with low-quality personnel, and then parading this gang in public as “the face of nationalism”—just like BBC infiltrator Andy Sykes did to the BNP a few years ago. Nationalists with long memories will recall that Sykes joined the BNP in 2001, and almost from the word go, worked as an informant for the Communist Party front organisation Searchlight.
Sykes became the BNP’s Bradford regional organiser, and studiously worked hard at expelling and sidelining anyone normal in the local party structure. In their place, Sykes deliberately recruited the lowest-quality, most extreme, poorly-educated and downright stupid people he could find into the branches under his control. Once this had been set up, Sykes then introduced undercover BBC reporter Jason Gwynne to these people, and he was able to film them making outrageous comments and statements for a TV show called “The Secret Agent.” As it later transpired, even some of the people making the “outrageous comments” in The Secret Agent, were also working for Searchlight – making it one of the most fraudulent, pre-arranged, smear campaigns ever seen.
The “Secret Agent” project did immense damage to the BNP’s public image, and resulted in the party’s bank accounts being closed and criminal prosecutions (which ended, famously, in the “free speech trials” which were lost by the state).
Nonetheless, the tactics used by the Communists and the BBC in causing all the mayhem are worth studying, because they are the tactics used by all agent provocateurs against the nationalist cause. These tactics are:
1. Gain a position of authority under false pretenses;
2. Get rid of all people who are decent, intelligent, normal and most able to propagate the party’s viewpoint in a reasonable and acceptable manner;
3. Replace them with halfwits, morons, criminals and assorted scum;
4. Put these people forward as the “face of nationalism” and let them loose on the media;
5. Stand back and watch the party collapse into chaos.