Laura is a British millennial living in the North of England. Beyond that, it is unwise to give too much information about her. The United Kingdom is not as tolerant a society as it once was. While it is unarguable the United Kingdom is also lagging behind the United States in terms of Red-Pilled youth -with a majority of young voters supporting the Marxist Jeremy Corbyn- there is a ground-swell of an identitarian movement. Laura is at the vanguard, in her role as co-editor of Defend Europa. We managed to grab a moment of her time for a chat about Making Europe Great Again, state censorship and migration.
RS: Hi Laura, welcome to Republic Standard. Great to meet you. let’s get right into it- isn’t it risky doing what you do in a country that arrests people for tweeting about Islam?
In a word, yes. It probably is a risk. We're living in an era where the UK police and courts have some very bizarre priorities when it comes to combating crime. This week, we have a guy potentially going to prison because he taught his dog to Sieg Heil and the MSM pushing out ridiculous articles about Islamophobic "pork attacks". A year ago, we even had a man sent to prison (and then mysteriously die there) for leaving a bacon sandwich outside a mosque. The police are currently arresting nine people a day for social media hate speech. Hate speech arrests are up almost 900% in some areas. And while all this is going on, in our capital city, knife crime is up 31%, gun crime is up 16%, theft is up 34%, burglary is up 19%, rape is up 18% and homicide is up 27%.
RS: Sounds like cultural enrichment to us.
Many people I know have been suspended from Twitter, and not because they've incited hatred or violence, but for simply saying something or displaying something which goes against the Anti-Defamation League's ever-growing list of what is considered offensive.
There was a YouGov poll done recently which revealed that a third of Brits are scared to speak out about immigration and religion. But this is exactly what they want. This is why they're making examples out of people like Count Dankula and Kevin Crehen (the aforementioned distributor of bacon butties). They know that our demographic concerns are correct and that goes against the narrative which they're trying to force. The way I see it is; we have two choices. We can either be silenced and choose to live in a real life 1984, or we can continue to speak out, and in doing this, some of us will have to take the fall. But they can't arrest all of us. And I do feel like support for our cause is growing on a daily basis.
RS: Where do you see the direction of Europe heading right now? We see Poland, Hungary and other former Soviet bloc countries' rebellion against the EU migration policy. Brexit is going ahead but the UK government is weak. Do you see light at the end of the tunnel, or will the EU get their way and open more borders?
I'm probably like the majority of people in the fact that I have good days and bad days. When I see "populist" parties making ground across Europe, and people like Viktor Orbán and Beata Szydło refusing to take any crap from the EU, I feel like we're heading in the right direction. One thing that we can't dispute is that European nationalistic parties are beginning to get more and more votes. Le Pen did well in France. Wilders made progress in the Netherlands as he led the PVV to become the second-largest party in the House of Representatives. I'm a big fan of Le Pen. Wilders annoys me on a couple of issues, but the fact that his support is growing shows that there's a real concern about Islam in his country. The AfD did well in Germany, too. And Austria had a very positive election result.
In the UK, there isn't a party I can get behind. I think there are a lot of people who feel this way. Voting turnout in my constituency in the last election was only 53%. We have UKIP, but they don't seem to have any direction since Nigel Farage left. They did well with Brexit and nobody can dispute the role that they played and the influence that they had in helping us get those 17.4 million votes. But you're right in what you say about the UK government is being weak. The Conservative Party over here is conservative by name only. I'd love a leader like Viktor Orbán who isn't afraid to talk about race or stand up to the EU and challenge people like George Soros. Brexit is definitely a step in the right direction, but it isn't going to save us. It grants us self-determination and additional powers to make our own decisions, but we still need the right leader in place to begin implementing those decisions.
RS: From my time in the UK it seemed to be that as one ages you become less left-wing -I certainly did- and that is part of the idiosyncratic nature of British culture. Once you become a skilled and desirable worker in whatever field you may be, the desire to overturn everything recedes. With the decline in manufacturing and growth in the service sector (call center) jobs I wonder what you think the effect of this has been. Is it to shore up the lunacy of the socialists, or do you see signs of waking up among millennials in England?
If we look at voting trends in the UK, younger people are more likely to vote Labour and older people are more likely to vote Conservative. In our last election, 60% of 18-24-year-olds voted for Labour, while 61% of over-64s votes for the Conservatives. Education definitely plays a huge factor in this. I went to university in my early 20s. Our tutors weren't supposed to tell us which party they supported, but we all knew they all supported Labour. I can't speak for every university in the country, but on my course, I can definitely confirm that they promote progressive values. I remember one of my first days at university when my tutor explained the difference between progressivism and traditionalism. She said that progressivism was all about improvement and finding new, exciting ways to do things, and traditionalism was all about being rigid and stuck in the past. Of course, from that day on, everybody on my course identified as having progressive values!
I do think that as you grow older and you get out into the real world and start paying taxes, you become more realistic and less idealistic. If you go into a working-class community and ask their opinion on immigration, you'd probably find that most people agree with us. These are the people who know exactly what it’s like to live next door to somebody who doesn’t speak your language and refuses to adopt your culture; and they also experience first-hand the effects of importing cheap labor into the country. But then, you also have middle-class families who live in predominantly White communities whose only experience of quote-unquote diversity is seeing The King and I at the London Palladium and the odd ethnic street food market, and most of these people will never experience the devastating effects that immigration from the Third World has on our communities. These people will stay in their globalist bubbles forever.
It's definitely easier to go to university nowadays than it was when my parents were growing up. This has resulted in, to some extent, people studying useless subjects and then upon graduation, being unable to find a job. On the other hand, you have somebody who studies an apprenticeship and learns a trade, and then he or she has a job waiting for them at the end of their course. Of course, many people go to university and study a worthwhile subject too and land a worthwhile career. And these people, along with our tradesmen, are (to go back to your question) the "skilled and desirable" workers, who, as you suggest, have less desire to overturn the system. We'll always need people fulfilling roles like these.
Regarding your comment about the growth of the service sector, I don't imagine many people always dreamt of working in a call center, and I also know that the majority of people in sales roles tend to move from company to company every couple of years or so. But I also don't want to undermine the people who do work hard in this sector, and are successful, and don't support globalist/socialist ideologies. I think in a way, with there being a lack of skilled jobs available, this could result in resentment towards those who sponge off the system, and those who are granted an easier life through free housing and benefits.
Our political views change with maturity and wisdom, and also as you distance yourself from any indoctrination that you may have received from the formal education system. I believe that the experience you gain in the real world, which is completely different to the utopian world that you believe exists as a youngster, steers you to the rational, sane world of the right. Although I must admit, I struggle with the terms "left" and "right", as I believe many our followers at Defend Europa do too. I can pull good parts from the left and good parts from the right and it has resulted in me not knowing exactly where I am on the left to right spectrum. I'm far right on some issues and center-left on others.
**RS: Do you think the Coudenhove-Kalergi Plan is operational? I mean, we can draw parallels to replacement migration quite easily, but do you think that at the highest levels of government or in the EU that guys like Verhofstadt and Merkel are consciously on board with this idea? **
It's more than operational- It's already in full swing! When Merkel decided to open up Germany's borders in September 2015 to 10,000 refugees that were stranded in Hungary, I struggle to comprehend that she did this of her own accord without consulting EU officials first. We can disagree with their policies all we want. But these aren't stupid people. Merkel in particular is a very powerful woman and I believe that her, along with Verhofstadt, Juncker, Soros, etc, understand exactly the effects that opening up our borders to the Third World will have.
Do I think that there's some crazy conspiracy going on where they all wear black robes, chant Kalergi's name and pray to Praktischer Idealismus? No, I don't. But I do believe that they understand that importing millions of non-Whites into the continent will result in the breakdown of national identities and will, in time, result in The Great Replacement of native Europeans.
We don't have any concrete evidence on why they are doing this, although we do have a lot of theories. I'd be interested to hear what your readers think. Kalergi himself believed that a mixed raced, multinational flock of Europeans could be controlled by the ruling elite. And the ruling elite, according to Kalergi, would be the Jews. He wrote:
“Instead of destroying European Judaism, Europe, against her will, refined and educated this people, driving them to their future status as a leading nation through this artificial evolutionary process. It’s not surprising that the people that escaped from the Ghetto-Prison became the spiritual nobility of Europe.”
Many people believe this theory because of the over-representation of Jewish people in senior political positions, as well as in the mainstream media, TV, Hollywood, and academia; all places that like to promote the idea of multiculturalism and diversity. Whereas other people will pass any notion of this off as anti-Semitism and refuse to discuss it. I must admit, I find it rather strange how some people will quote statistics about Muslims but they refuse to talk about Jews.
What I will say though is that the Kalergi Plan promotes consumerism, which some officials may consider being economically beneficial to a nation. If an individual or family feel as though they have no identity and don't feel part of the community as a whole, then they're more likely to stay indoors, watch TV, eat rubbish food and buy things that they don't need.
I wrote about Kalergi and the anti-European concepts he advocated for on the Defend Evropa website.
RS: That's a great article actually. Everyone should read it. So, tell us what inspired you to start Defend Europa.
Defend Europa was formed in February 2017 by a handful of people, and then I joined two months later in April. I'd made friends with William, who is another editor and writer at DE. He knew I had a degree in politics and he'd seen me ranting away about immigration and Islam on Twitter so he asked if I wanted to channel that into writing articles instead.
We created the website and Twitter account because we felt as though the mainstream media weren't offering honest and unbiased reporting about political and demographic issues across Europe. They'd only tell one side of the story, or they'd omit certain information, so we decided to start writing our own news articles and opinion pieces to get both sides of the story out there. That way people can make up their own minds.
One thing that we always promised to do was be 100% factual and honest, even if this results in backlash. Sometimes we talk about topics which people may find sensitive, but if it's true, we'll put it out there. For example, I wrote an article about an issue that we have in the UK which is inbreeding in our Pakistani communities. Some people weren't ready to hear that, but it is happening- and we had the statistics to back it up, so while it's costing the NHS billions of pounds, we're going to put it out there and we're going to talk about it.
The reason for my personal involvement with DE is the fact that I can see The Great Replacement happening right in front of my eyes. We're in the last few decades or so before we become a minority in our own country, and this will result in the end of British culture as we once knew it. The traditions that we have built up over thousands of years on this island will be gone. Any European who cares about their country, and cares about values such as nationhood, family, merit, virtue, justice, and fortitude should be concerned with what lies ahead.
RS: what are your plans for the future of the site? Is it possible to see a parallel movement to #MAGA in the US that you would be part of?
We've got lots of things in the pipeline, although I'm not supposed to mention them just yet! We'd love to get involved with real life activism one day. The only issue is, Defend Europe is self-funded and we all have full-time jobs too, not to mention we're all spread out across Europe, so at this stage, it would have to be something that worked for us financially. Who knows what the future holds though. We have a poll running on our Twitter at the moment asking our followers what they'd like to see from us. There are some cool ideas on there and we'll definitely be looking at having team discussions about a few of them.
RS: Thanks, Laura, great talking to you.
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