Clive Potter has a colourful history in the British far-right. As well as a brief spell in an obscure party called the National Democrats, and a period as chairman of the English Community Group Leicester, he was part of the BNP - a party that he later condemned as "multicultural":
As barmy as that is, it pales into comparison when we compare it to Potter's writing on his favourite subject: aliens.
Consider this article on his now-defunct website AlienIncarnation, in which his concerns about "deracination" mix with his belief in a race of alien lifeforms called "greys":
The predominant colour of the greys is highly indicative of the ‘greyness’ of humanity, as racial types begin to blend with one another so that racial types gradually disappear and submerge themselves into one common mass of deracinated and rootless cosmopolitan humanity. The aliens’ obsessive interest in genetics and hybrid babies also suggests that another agenda is at issue here, involving the racial engineering of mankind, again reflecting the direction that humanity is moving towards as globalism and multiracialism drives the motor. Are the greys showing us how we will progress and look like in the future? Are they showing us a choice as to how we wish to progress or regress? Why are the aliens so interested in our genetics and our breeding patterns? What is the future of mankind?Potter seems to have vanished off the net since then. However, a few months ago a letter of his was published in issue 324 of the Fortean Times, in which he claims that an old Doctor Who storyline had eerie parallels with real-life events:
Here is Potter's conclusion:
Jenny Randles mooted the link between fiction and reality-which she termed 'psychic parallelism' - through synchronicity, when she recognised how Stephen Donaldson's fictional Chronicles of Thomas Covenant seemed to mirror the real-life accounts of the experiences and even some of the personalities involved in 'The Green Stone' Affair. It seems that at times the ocean of imagery within the collective unconsciousness can meld into one and appear instantaneously as both works of fiction and as real-life events.
Wulf Ingessunu, founder of Woden's Folk
All this is reminiscent of Woden's Folk, the neo-Nazi cult founded by Wulf Ingessunu. As I demonstrated here, Wulf based his cult around an "ancient prophecy" which actually originated in the 1980s TV series Robin of Sherwood. After this was pointed out, Ingessunu admitted that it was created for a TV series, but argued that it was still a legitimate prophecy.
This is in character for Ingessunu, who has a tendency to find deep spiritual significance in 20th-century fiction. Just look at his analysis of The Lord of the Rings, for example.
Tying things together, Wulf Ingessunu is a fan of Clive Potter's bizarre alien theories:
I mentioned earlier that the typical UFO seems to defy the laws of this planet, and here we could be in the realms of some sort of object that moves between dimensions, moving quickly from one to the other and thus being able to defy normal laws. These type could be associated with the 'alien abductions' (a name which immediately throws doubt onto the subject) which seem to have taken two particular types -
The Grey Alien - which seems to be a form of race-less, sexless, uniform type which fits well with the order of being today upon the Earth. This would seem to be a archetype of Nietzsche's 'Ultimate Man'.
The Nordic - which seems to be trying to aid the upward development of mankind in some way, rather than mere 'experiments'. This would seem to be an archetype of the Sun-Man or Superman.
(I am indebted to Clive Potter for the above ideas on 'alien abductions', and he is a UFO expert who developed this idea some years ago.)
Clive's ideas would certainly explain this phenomena to some degree, and he too sees this as some form of 'extra-dimensional' rather than 'extra-terrestrial' (in the sense of 'alien' as the word is used today) form. We seem to have plenty of recorded accounts from hundreds of years ago of people seemingly moving out of this dimension into another, and returning after many years even though the time seemed hours or days. This 'dislocation' of time seems to be part of the phenomena. This was found in Mapp's account of King Herla, a typical account of such a phenomena. This has also been recorded in accounts of 'abduction' which cannot be a coincidence. The stories of Alice in Wonderland and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis) are also based on this type of phenomena.
Note, once again, the usage of fantasy fiction as source texts in that last line.
Come on members of the British National Party...
WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE!!!
DON'T GIVE GRI££IN AND DOW$ON EITHER YOUR SUPPORT, LOYALTY AND - ABOVE ALL - YOUR MONEY.
WE NEED A GENUINE, HONEST AND DECENT LEADER. A MAN OF DESTINY, A MAN OF INTEGRITY AND PERSONAL STANDING,A MAN OF GREAT POLITICAL AND SPIRITUAL VISION AND LEADERSHIP QUALITIES.
WHERE IS THE 'HOODED MAN' (OF WODEN'S FOLK' PROPHECY)? WHERE IS THE BRITISH AVATAR?
ALBION AND ITS PEOPLE ARE IN NEED OF YOU.
The anti-fascist site Notes from the Borderland claims that "Nemesis" is actually Clive Potter, but as it does not provide any evidence, I cannot verify this.
Woden and aliens, Doctor Who and Robin Hood, Lord of the Rings and Alice in Wonderland: all of this just goes to show how bizarre the Englisc nationalist movement really is. Just when I think it can't get any stranger, I find something like this.
How many other political movements have this kind of stuff going on?