Sunday, 15 August 2010
|Adam Walker and Issui-kai leader, Mr Kimura.|
The first international conference of nationalists from around the world has ended with a pledge to turn the event into a gathering which will take place every two years, according to British National Party representative Adam Walker.
Writing from Japan as the conference wound up, Mr Walker said the gatherings would be used to “learn lessons about how unique and important different cultures are to the world.
“It is also hoped that by coming together, representatives from different cultures will appreciate how to preserve what they have, so that they can continue to enjoy their own unique ways whilst respecting those of others,” Mr Walker said.
More than 90 delegates from many countries around the world attended the Tokyo conference, titled "Gathering of Patriots to Bring About World Peace," which was organised by Mitsuhiro Kimura, president of the Japanese nationalist organisation Issui-kai.
About a fifth of the delegates were Europeans and included Jean-Marie le Pen and Bruno Gollnisch from France’s Front National. Mr Walker, who is also BNP staff manager, used to work in Japan, is fluent in the language and was the natural choice to be the party’s delegate.
“A report was given by each European delegate on what is currently happening politically in their country,” Mr Walker said.
“I explained that it was after my return home from Japan that I first took a real interest in nationalism.
“Having moved from a country where the population was extremely homogenous back to my own country where in many parts I felt like a stranger, came as a great shock,” he said.
“When I explained about the new religion of political correctness and how it has a stranglehold on Great Britain, many of the delegates were amazed that such a powerful nation would allow itself to fall to such depths.
“Living in a country with very few immigrants, audience members of the conference, which included leading academics, were horrified to hear that in some parts of Europe immigration is hovering at around 20 percent.”
To demonstrate how demographics are changing rapidly in Great Britain, Mr Walker used as an example a recent report which revealed that in some parts of the country, only one in ten mothers are white British.
“The audience was shocked when I mentioned how we have home grown terrorists and gangs who lure young white girls into drug use and prostitution with little or no reprise from the authorities,” he continued.
“I was also interested to hear firsthand the problems other European countries are facing. All of them have the same problems that we face in the UK.
“Political correctness, immigration, off-shoring and forced multiculturalism appear to be the norm and are causing as much damage to our European neighbours as they are to us.”
The BNP delegation visited the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, dedicated to Emperor Meiji where they witnessed a traditional ritual dance as prayers were offered.
It was the Emperor who encouraged the modernisation of Japan whilst also focusing on the ideals that had existed within Japan since the beginning of the nation.
The Emperor also wrote ‘waka’ (very short) poetry and one of his works stands out amongst others. It is extremely relevant to the visit by the European delegation, who visited Japan to help promote peace through the understanding of different races, religions, culture, traditions and beliefs.
The poem by Emperor Meiji is called Universal Brotherhood and reads as follows:
“Were we to have ties
Of affection as deep as
Brothers and Sisters,
Then even foreign people
Would not become estranged.”
* Mr Walker dismissed as “deliberate lies” some malicious media reports which claimed the nationalists had paid respects to a “shrine honouring World War II war criminals.”
He pointed out that the Yasukuni Shrine was built in 1867 and is dedicated to all those Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese people who died while serving in Japan’s armed forces from the mid-1800s onwards.
“The site for the Yasukuni Shrine was chosen by order of the Meiji Emperor and built to commemorate the soldiers of the Boshin War who fought and died to bring about the Meiji Restoration,” Mr Walker said.
“These include the Japanese soldiers who died fighting on Britain’s side during the Boxer Rebellion and World War I against Germany in the Far East.
“So while it is true that the shrine also commemorates the Japanese dead of World War II, it is utterly false to claim that it is exclusively dedicated to ‘war criminals.’
“It is the equivalent of London’s cenotaph and does not express an opinion on the conduct of individual soldiers whose activities were later the subject of trials,” Mr Walker said.
“We were there to pay respect to those who died in war. They did what they thought was right at the time as did many others from different countries who have fought in wars in the past.
“We realise terrible things happened in the war on both sides and we do not condone them. We are simply here to show the Japanese people that we have respect for their culture, traditions and values,” Mr Walker said.
“If we are talking about war criminals then perhaps we could talk about Tony Blair and the Tory politicians who have supported our involvement in immoral and illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.”
|Adam trains at the Kyokushin world headquarters in Ikebukoro, Tokyo before the conference.|
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