Laying plans to win the future

Mark Wilson puts forward some tactics that could achieve many successes for nationalists in Australia.

We must be brutally honest and recognize that the 2007 election was a disaster for the patriotic candidates that stood, whether under a party name or as independents. We recognize that the external circumstances were not favourable, as many people were focused on voting out Howard’s Liberal government.

However, the patriotic movement as a whole offered nothing new and ran largely bland boring predictable campaigns that inspired no-one. This must be remedied if we are to get out of the mess we are in. As far as  I can see there is only one party in patriotic politics that is offering anything new, with new ideas and tactics, etc. – and that is the Australian Protectionist Party.

We need to articulate our ideas and promote them to the wider movement, as well as to the public. We must address the issue of nationalism not being relevant to the voters at election time. The voters want something tangible, a definite result from an election; they are, by and large, not highly ideological and even if they agree with us (as we know many of them do), changing that passive support into electoral support is the problem – as well as being the key to success. We must be able to deliver something they can see as relevant and viable.

We also have to get around the wasted vote syndrome. Most of us have all heard it before – “I agree with you but it is not worth voting for you because you will not get in”. So how can we become relevant and break the wasted vote syndrome at the same time? One idea is that we target sitting Members of Parliament in marginal seats, preferably ones who have spoken out against us and openly support the globalist agenda. We could do this on our own or with electoral pacts with other patriotic parties and independents; we can stand candidates against them or support others to do so, and direct preferences against the sitting member, with the result of ousting the sitting MP. Bear in mind that some of these seats are held with only 1% of the vote.

If we can do this we will be relevant, worth voting for, and we would be delivering a result; this in turn would create publicity and generate new members and supporters which will give us the new talent and money to go onto the next battle. When we choose sitting MPs to oust we should declare our intentions loud and clear, well in advance, to show our supporters that we can make a difference and win small battles.

To sum up, we should set ourselves achievable goals not grandiose schemes that are doomed to fail before they start. We need to start building confidence in ourselves by having victories, however small to start with. The above mentioned tactic should by no means be our only one; it should work hand-in-hand with others. For instance, instead of standing in every seat in every state and spreading our members and money very thinly across the whole country (the scatter gun tactic) we should target one or two of the most promising areas and concentrate all our efforts in those areas to achieve the maximum result and publicity.

Council elections is another largely ignored electoral arena where we could potentially do well in certain areas campaigning on local issues. Again, concentrating all of our forces in one small area to create the maximum result.

None of these campaigns should negate the work we are doing in the cultural and social arenas; they should be complementary.

Using such targeted campaigning can line us up for achievable results, for successes in public life. These successes, even if small, will show nationalists and our wider base of supporters that we can win, that we can provide a valid and credible alternative. This will build morale and encourage more people to join us, thus building build upon our successes. One success will lead to another success, which will lead to even more successes. Human psychology shows that strength attracts strength; by playing our cards right, we will build a stronger movement with the eventual ability to make the changes necessary to save the future of Australia.

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