Monday, 17 November 2014

Walter Greenway and the Northants English Welfare Society

I had been meaning to move on from the weird world of Englisc nationalism, but I just keep on finding more and more bizarre groups attached to this loose movement. This time, I've stumbled across the Northants English Welfare Society.

The society's blog summarises its aims: "The Northants English Welfare Society exists to promote the social and cultural well-being of the English community, primarily within the English county of Northamptonshire, but also further afield."

And how does it go about promoting "the social and cultural well-being of the English community"? Well, here is a typical blog post from the group:

The video linked to at the top is an utterly unremarkable butter advert that happens to show a family consisting of a white man, a black woman, and mixed-race children. The Northants English Welfare Society considers this to be "brainwashing" and would apparently prefer that the media pretends that interracial families do not exist - which wouldn't be at all propagandistic, of course.

The group's official blog has also linked to a video entitled "White Independent Nation: A Western Spring." This is a podcast from that calls for an anarchist-influenced uprising from white pride activists, and hails the arrival "a second wave of racial politics pursuing or producing more of a Hezbollah, PLE-type strategy, ie Oriana Movement, WIN, Northwest Front, Western Spring, Nova, Europa, National Action, Sigurd, British Movement, Leicester Community Group and on the continent Casapa Italia, the Immortals in Germany and the grassroots of Golden Dawn, the NPD etc."

Meanwhile, on the group's Facebook page...

Given that the woman in the photograph is wearing a dirndl, I have my doubts as to whether she is actually English. But she is white, which is apparently good enough for NEWS.

The Northants English Welfare Society does not name its personnel on its website (Aside from references to "Mark", "John" and "Steve" and the events organiser "Richard"). However, RationalWiki claims that its official blog is "run by somebody apparently called Walter Greenway." The link its provides as a source for this statement is no longer relevant, but there is clearly a man known by that name who is involved in the group:

Note that the man in charge of the society's blog has the same profile image as Mr. Greenway:

Furthermore, Walter Greenway's IntenseDebate account is named "northantsenglishwelfaresociety". We can therefore conclude that he is a prominent individual within the organisation, and almost certainly its webmaster.

Walter is particularly active around the British Resistance blog. Here is one of his posts:

From this post, we can discern two main facts: one, that "Walter Greenway" is a pseudonym; and two, that he really hates Jews.

In fact, hatred of Jews is a recurring theme throughout his posts:

This antisemitism is hardly surprising when we consider that Walter Greenway is a Nazi sympathiser:

One of Walter's favourite Nazis is William Joyce, better known as Lord Haw-Haw:

He is also into holocaust denial, and doubts whether Anne Frank ever existed:

In fact, according to Walter, Jews have a tradition of faking atrocities against themselves that goes back at least as far as the twelfth century:

Jews are not the only ethnic group which Walter hates:

He is also a practising neopagan (funny how so many of these chaps who claim to represent the majority of English people subscribe to a minority faith):

(And yes, Walter, if you are reading this, I know full well that you lot prefer the term "heathen". That is exactly why I choose to refer to you as "neopagan" instead)

The Northants English Welfare Society blog contains a couple of posts about some kind of campaign against Tesco. This posting gives us an idea of how Walter expects the campaign to end:

Like so many of his neo-Nazi, bretheren, Walter thinks that civil war is brewing:

At this point, you may be wondering what's so special about Walter Greenway. After all, he's just another pseudonymous Internet Nazi with an utterly inconsequential campaign group behind him, right?

Well, here's the twist: Walter Greenway's Northants English Welfare Society is endorsed by a registered charity.

The Steadfast Trust, registered charity no 105806, has linked approvingly to Greenway's group from its Facebook page, counting it as an organisation which may someday receive financial grants:

That the two groups have worked together is demonstrated buy this photograph of a joint Steadfast Trust/Northants English Welfare Society stall:

This is not the only time the Steadfast Trust has aligned itself with neo-Nazis. I have already demonstrated how the charity specifically invited members of Woden's Folk - a neo-Nazi cult that reveres Hitler as a divine avatar - to one of its events.

The Steadfast Trust is already on thin ice with the Charity Commission. As it is becoming increasingly clear that the charity exists primarily to put a respectable face on racism, let's hope that the plug is pulled on the Steadfast Trust sometime soon.

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