Some Thoughts On Starting The European Defence League Website
With this first post, even though the site isn’t really set up yet, it makes sense to start by putting across why I’ve decided to set up the European Defence League website.
To be perfectly honest, I bought the domain name on a whim without being aware that the name already had some history. The idea came into my head, I typed European Defence League into Google and on being sent to the English Defence League Wikipedia page, I found out that they had tried to set up a European project but it had failed.
The name seemed to be fair game so, without any further ado, I went to my web hosting account and registered it. I now realise that there’s a great of deal responsibility that goes with the name. For this reason, this first post will lay out some very rough ideas on what I want to do with the website.
Defending European Values And Culture From Internal And External Threats
I’ve used the Cross of Saint George as the site logo, at least to begin with, not because it’s the EDL’s logo, but because Saint George is the patron saint not only of England, where I was born, but also of Catalonia, where I have lived since 1988.
Catalonia came into existence as a buffer zone between Europe and Muslim Spain, known as the Marca Hispanica or Spanish March, after Charles Martel, the King of the Franks, stopped the Muslim invasion of Europe at the Battle of Tours in 732.
So, as Catalonia owes its very existence to the fight back against the Muslim marauders, both criticising the unpleasant ideology that lies behind Islam and calling out the antisocial behaviour of many of its adherents are inevitably going to be amongst the central objectives of the European Defence League website.
However, Islam is not the only threat that Europe faces. In fact, the gates of Europe are being opened to external menaces by the Far Left, on the one hand, and the Globalist Elites, on the other.
The way the Far Left has influenced the minds of the young through its control over our education system is a direct threat to European culture and values. Cultural Marxism has been making its “slow march through the institutions” for decades and this can be seen in the way Multiculturalism and Identity Politics have become the dominant ideological tendencies in universities and amongst millennials.
For this reason, I plan to have History and Culture sections on the site, which, whilst being critical when necessary, will be a celebration of European Traditions and Values. I also want to create database of Leftist Groups and individuals. As the saying goes “Know Thy Enemy”.
Similarly, the Globalist elites, who run the banks and the multinational banks and exert a powerful influence over supranational organisations, such as the European Union and United Nation, pose a serious threat to Europe’s integrity. So I also aim to cover the background to globalist thinking and more recent initiatives, such as TTIP.
So Where Do We Go From Here?
Well, speaking personally, the first thing I need to do is set up the website properly and create menus, contact forms and the whole hullabaloo.
The idea IS NOT to create an organisation but, given the potential of the name, I hope that EuropeanDefenceLeague.Com can act as a meeting place of like-minded individuals and organisations.
If you would like to write for the European Defence League or have information to offer, you can get in touch with me via @simonharris on Twitter. I am definitely interested in putting together a group of interested and interesting writers and content creators.
If you self-describe as Far Right or ascribe, even remotely, to the obnoxious collectivist ideology known as Fascism, please refrain from contacting me. I have no time for bigots.
I consider myself a defender of liberal democratic values and freedom of speech and my aim is to promote everything that is good about the inspiring history and culture of the diverse nations that together comprise this wonderful continent of ours.
So let’s see what happens!