Ben Raymond from National Action joins Matthew Heimbach for Friday’s edition of The Daily Traditionalist. Ben starts by explaining what inspires him and why National Action are National Socialist. So much of our culture has been eroded, but German National Socialism has been remembered as it was the last resistance of the White working class masses. Anglo countries tend to have a very complicated type of nationalism that does not have a defined ideal or revolution to refer to, so Russian nationalism from the mid 2000s has been a big influence on him, as they were able to create a mass popular movement right from scratch.
The rest of the world has a firm sense of identity but we as White people do not and especially those of us who speak English as a first language. We are all facing the same problems, but it has taken the anglo-sphere a lot longer to get the ball rolling than the other European nations. Matt points out that we do not want to fix the old system, we want to build a new system. The cog in the TWP symbol is from the German worker’s movement and this is a deliberate nod to National Socialism as we are the ones carrying on their legacy and carrying forward that flame.
Ben explains that the National Action logo is a composite of the NSDAP street movement and the British Union of Fascists. This symbol and the uncompromising attitude of NA ensured that the people who came in would not be time wasters and would instead be people that could be relied upon. It is all about appealing to the strongest warriors around, who can provide an anchor in a sea of changing opinions.
So many organisations just start up and wait for something to happen doing the same as has been done before when what is needed is action. We need fanatics, all the great men throughout history have been fanatics. Men who are willing to sacrifice everything for the cause. Ben explains that standing strong while all around are criticising you is character building and cathartic. You have to be true to yourself.
The conversation then moves around to flash demonstrations and how successful they have proved to be. When there are no Leftist agitators in the crowd, the people are far more likely to support us. Ben thinks some of the attackers at Sacramento were just locals looking for a fight and they were not prepared to see men who had arrived with shields prepared to defend themselves. The Reds really did not know what to expect and they were caught off guard, despite the huge numbers that they turned up with. This really challenged them and showed they no longer had control the streets. We will be the ones now carving out our own political space on those streets.