Oswald-Mosley

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The 43 group was a Jewish antifascist group in England, consisting for a large part of people who had served in the war against Nazi Germany, only to find that fascism was alive and well in their own country when they came back home. These are some of the people who helped destroy Mosley’s Union Movement in the 1940′s. From this amazing [documentary]

Bertrand Russell, one of the great intellectuals of his generation, was known by most as the founder of analytic philosophy, but he was actually a man of many talents: a pioneering mathematician, an accomplished logician, a tireless activist, a respected historian, and a Nobel Prize-winning writer. When he wrote this letter at the beginning of 1962, Russell was 89 years old and clearly still a man of morals who stood firm in his beliefs. Its recipient was Sir Oswald Mosley, a man most famous for founding, in 1932, the British Union of Fascists

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Oswald Mosley and blackshirts 

“Together in Britain we have lit a flame that the ages shall not extinguish. Guard that sacred flame, my brother Blackshirts, until it illuminates Britain and lights again the paths of mankind.”

“Living financially and economically on American charity, selling up the house to the Yanks when he won’t pay any more charity out. Are you content to be occupied and protected by American aeroplanes? Are you content to be in the position of an old woman, jipped by her young relations? You who were the greatest power on earth fifty years ago, and still can be! Why do I say, ‘you still can be’? Because, my friends, I know you, I know the British people! I know that twice in my lifetime in the world war I fought in, in the world war the younger men fought in. We the British have put our effort, our energy of valor, of heroism, unequalled in the history of mankind.”

“The old axiom that 'all power corrupts’ has doubtful validity, because it derives from our neglect of Plato’s advice to find men carefully and train them by methods which make them fit for heroes.”

Action was the newspaper of the British Union of fascists under Oswald Mosley from 1936 until 1940. This cover promotes the  "stand by our king" campaign, which stood against the National government’s calls for monarch Edward VIII to abdicate, who was, at the very least, complimentary towards Hitler’s Nazi Germany, Hitler himself was quoted directly by Speer as having reported the regrettable situation of Edward’s abdication, insisting that, had he maintained the throne, “friendly relations” would have continued.  As for Edward himself, upon the outbreak of war, he stated that “it would be a tragic thing for the world if Hitler was overthrown,” and historians argue that if his position as king be maintained, Anglo-German relations would have aided the success of the Nazis in the second world war, and following this, allow Edward to continue a puppet monarch under a Nazi Britain. This appeared to be his intention, having said that;“after the war is over and Hitler will crush the Americans…they (the British) don’t want me as their King, but I’ll be back as their leader.”    

Fascism: 100 Questions Asked and Answered by Oswald Mosley

After World War Two, ‘fascist’ became the F word of political debate to be applied liberally against anyone who left-wing polemicists disliked. But what did it really mean and what did its British supporters really stand for? In this pre-War book written in convenient Question and Answer form by Oswald Mosley, the Leader of the British Union of Fascists challenges the simplistic nature of the stereotypical image. It acknowledges that if he had been elected to power political party warfare would have been brought to an end. Instead of voting for different party labels General Elections would be based on an occupational franchise. Under this system everybody would vote according to their vocation: miners voting for a choice of mining candidates; farm workers for agricultural candidates; health workers for doctors and nurses; and textile workers for textile worker candidates. There would even have been occupational candidates for housewives and pensioners. In this way, Mosley believed that a government of experts elected by experts would be created: a body far better equipped to provide good government than one based on a multi-party geographical franchise. Other questions and answers covered by Mosley in equal depth include freedom of speech; reform of the banking system; and the roles of trade unions in the modern workplace. Fascism may have lost the war of semantics but its true nature deserves closer scrutiny.

ISBN: 978-1-908476-68-5

[Fascism] was an explosion against intolerable conditions, against remediable wrongs which the old world failed to remedy. It was a movement to secure national renaissance by people who felt themselves threatened with decline into decadence and death and were determined to live, and live greatly.
—  Oswald Mosley - My Life