ISD Quotes – Quotes From & By Ian Stuart Donaldson

Ian Stuart on Music

‘If I had to choose one band that influenced me the most I would have to say the Rolling Stones. Many people disagree with me on this, but I always admired the way that the Stones did what they wanted, despite the media’s often hostile reaction.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘When Punk started in London it was a great atmosphere. It was a new thing, it was shit hot. We used to go to a club every night, get in free because we were in a band. It was a really good time to be there. We didn’t get hardly any hassle except perhaps a little bit off the teds. I used to get on with most of the teds anyway, especially when we turned Skinhead, when we were punks they used to hate us though.’IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We played with Motorhead, they were really decent blokes. We would always have a drink with the other bands’ members if we were at one of their gigs. The Damned were really good blokes, we supported them a lot.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Glen was a brilliant guitarist, he really was good. He would have been wasted on doing punk music. The guitaring on Built Up, Knocked Down is amazing.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The Madness film was done in about 1981 or something like that anyway because I didn’t have much money at the time, they just got me on the film, that’s all. I got the agency fee which was about EGO or something, and that’s why I was in the film.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The geezer (Jimmy Pursey) has never been a Skinhead, he sings about it, but he’s never been one. There was only one Skinhead in that band ever, and that was their first bass player, Alby. He was the only Skinhead that’s ever been in Sham 69.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Sham cut their own throats by slagging off those people, because that’s what destroyed them in the end.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I like White Power. The lyrics, for me, apart from Tomorrow Belongs To Me, mean more than any other song we’ve ever done. It’s such a stark statement. It’s there. It’s very direct.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Tearing Down The Wall was about the Berlin wall which divided East and West Germany. It was built by the communists to stop people escaping from their “paradise”, their “workers paradise”! That song was recorded for the album out of respect for our German comrades because we share their belief in a united Germany which can only help strengthen European ties.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I like it (Blood & Honour). Personally, I think it’s the best thing we’ve done. It’s heavier and better produced than anything we’ve done before. The tunes on the album are more intricate, not so basic, though the music is still raw and powerful which is the way I like the band to be. There’s more to the tunes, more to the lyrics
and better musicianship.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We have had several requests from Germany for the Klansmen to play live over there. We normally do a couple of Klansmen songs at most Skrewdriver gigs anyway. The Klansmen haven’t actually been a steady line up anyway, we tend to use musicians from other bands. It’s good for them, as they get to record which a lot of bands don’t manage to do, and it also gets more people involved in our cause.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The thing is that I write so much material that it is a way of getting songs on to vinyl rather than just forgetting about them. At present I have nearly completed the material for the next Skrewdriver LP which should be out by summer.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

With the Klansmen it has brought in a lot of Rockabillies into the Blood and Honour movement, which is a good thing. Hopefully the White Diamond will do the same thing with a few bikers. Basically we are just spreading our wings and trying to appeal to everybody, not just Skinheads. People that I have spoken to about it (The Reaper) seem to like it, As far as I’m concerned the guitar could have been a little bit louder and the vocals a little quieter. The original mix of it the guitar was too loud and you couldn’t hear the vocals, so we took it back to be re-mixed and it went the other way around.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘If I went to the press and told them that I’ve changed my ways I could be on Top of the Pops. I could make a hell of a lot of money that way. If I was only in it for the money I wouldn’t be as dedicated as I am to the Nationalist cause. I would have sold out years ago.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

Ian Stuart on Our Enemies

‘The enormity of our task is almost beyond comprehension. Sometimes state oppression, red opposition, and treachery by traitors in our midst makes us all feel like giving up – but at all costs we must continue our battle. Our fight begins in Europe, and spreads across the White World. Certain moments in our lives makes us realise the massive importance of our task. I have walked through Antwerp in the early evening as Nationalists gather in the bars. The beautiful architecture in the Flemish City embodies European genius – the evening in Rotterdam, as the lights of the great Dutch City sparkle as we have been made welcome by our comrades; an afternoon in Stockholm, frost upon the ground, then a journey on the train to Gothenburg as the beauty of Sweden and Scandinavia hypnotises me. I think of Germany, France, Italy and all the other great nations of Europe. Then I think of our cousins in the U.S.A., Australia, and beyond. White men made these nations and if White men do not stand up and fight their enemies our world will crumble. If this happens, when we are gone, someday and somewhere, the ghosts of the warriors who did fight will stand and accuse those cowards who did not. That will be the day of reckoning. We must all make some kind of contribution, and my songs are but a small part of what I hope to contribute to the survival of the White Race.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We were attacked by a mob of blacks after Searchlight (a left-wing magazine published by Jewish communist Gerry Gable) had been giving out leaflets with my face, my address, where I drink on them, we used to get trouble most weekends from gangs of blacks going past my house on the way home from college, and one particular night we got attacked by about eight or nine of them, we fought back, the police arrived and we got arrested. The blacks didn’t even turn up at court for three days in a row and the police had to go out and bring them to the court.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Searchlight even accused me of printing Swedish Nationalist magazines. God knows where I keep this printing press, under my bed probably! I can’t even understand one word of Swedish! I must be a busy man!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Most of Europe seems to be doing quite well as regards to anti-Marxist movements. The only two nations who are being left behind are the USA and Britain. The reason for this as far as I am concerned is the complete control of the media by the Zionists. Also the legal system of this country is also more or less completely run by Zionists. The control of the media is an extremely powerful means with which, a large percentage of the people are force-fed exactly what Zionists want to tell them.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Searchlight is now going so over the top that it’s become more like a work of fantasy rather than a political journal. As an example, a recent Searchlight accused me of being an arms dealer, a drug peddler, an acid house party organiser, a child pomographer, plus, conspiring to murder Patrick Harrington. That was all in one issue as well. It is funny though, how Jewish people such as Gerry Gable are allowed to publish all these figments of their tormented imaginations, without fear of prosecution from the press control people. On the other hand when you discover the people who run the press and if control boards it’s not so funny after all.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The most memorable events of 1989 for me has to be the coming down of the Berlin Wall and the inevitable reunification of the German people. I have many good comrades and friends in Germany and I am happy for them in their hour of victory – Also the crumbling of Marxism in Eastern Europe has been great to watch as Karl Marx’s perverted doctrines have been toppled by national pride.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘One day, a load of British Nationalist Party supporters were attacked by IRA supporters. The police arrived on the scene and took all the BNP supporters names and numbers, they went around to their houses later on and asked them if they would testify in court and get their attackers charged. The only problem was that the police had made a mistake and thought that they were the IRA supporters. I was tipped off by these BNP people that the police officer in charge had actually said to them (still thinking that they were IRA) that they should say that they saw me (lan Stuart} causing all of the trouble. Basically, if they hadn’t got the IRA and the BNP muddled up they might have got away with the frame up. So I thought if thats what’s going to happen every time anything happens in London and I’m going to get stitched up for things, I mean, it was time to go. I wasn’t too bothered about the commies because they were arseholes, it’s when the police started to stitch me up. There’s not a great deal that you can do.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I am not the type of person to creep and crawl to a bunch of weak-kneed, pacifist lefties and two-faced Zionists. One must be honest to people about one’s beliefs and especially when the survival of our very race is a stake. I have no doubt that anyone who expounds patriotic beliefs has a little black mark put against his name, and by now I must have a massive black mark near my name.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

Ian Stuart

‘Although it’s a bit of a cliche, it is a way of life. I don’t actually go around saying to myself – I’m a Skinhead. But I’ve been one since 1977, and be fore that I was one the first time around in 1971 when I was at school. I do believe in what the right-wing Skinheads have got to say, and on and off due to various reasons since 1977 I’ve been one. But that doesn’t mean to say that everyone who comes to our gigs has to be one. We get a complete mixed audience.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I don’t go to church or anything. I think my religion is my race.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I’ve no real regrets, I didn’t like being in jail much. But that wouldn’t stop me defending myself from a gang of blacks again if I had to.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘It’s us who do all the fighting in the streets. It’s us who do the fighting, getting nicked. It’s us who get harassed by the Old Bill all the time, not them cunts in suits. Fuck em all!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

I’ve always thought that the Royal family should be kept as a British tradition, and I never think that they should ever have had a political voice. They’re a hell of a tourist business, they’ve always been a British tradition. I never think we should get rid of the Royal family. It’s something that people always think about when they think of Britain. They think of the Royal family when they hear about Britain. It seems to me that most of the people that want to destroy the Royal family are either Irish or commies. I don’t want to destroy them, but I wouldn’t let people like Prince Charles be telling people what they ought to do.
My personal opinion is that it would be better to have Prince Andrew as the King rather than Prince Charles. At least Prince Andrew fought for his country – We should get rid of a lot of the ding-ons. I feel strongly that we can’t get rid of the Royal family. It’s always been something special about Britain.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

Unity, when it first came out I wasn’t so sure that it was a good thing because I thought that it might be distracting from Blood & Honour a little bit, but when it got of the ground, it was good. It worked alongside Blood & Honour. It’s a good thing to have different organisations all working together, as long as there is no rivalry.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Blood & Honour has took off so well because of it’s idea. There has been no other magazine that promotes the advancement of the White Race and that does not tie itself to any political party. Blood & Honour is not tied to any party, it is mainly run by the bands. The bands are popular so the magazine is popular. It’s main achievement has been to get more people involved in the White cause and to push the music of the bands over to a lot more people thanwould be possible otherwise.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘What we are fighting for is the survival of the White race and no vermin will ever sway us from our historic course. Long live White Pride, Long live Blood & Honour!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘At socials we invite people from the NF, the BNP, the Klan, the League of St. George and everybody socialises and gets on.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I love Sweden, the country is brilliant. Germany is Brilliant: If it ever came to the stage where I had to move out of England, I’d have to be a country where you wouldn’t get so much hassle being a Nationalist, and I think at the moment Germany is far from that. I’d probably go somewhere like Antwerp in Belgium. It’s a nice city, there is a hell of a lot of Vlaams Blok MPs in the Antwerp City itself. It’s probably the most right-wing city in Europe at the moment.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘One day we shall grasp victory.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘No longer will weaklings rule the White Man by lies and deceit but, the warrior will make his comeback and rule by honesty and love for his race.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘It seems that being Proud to be British is a crime.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Whatever the vermin does, we’ll be there with a pint and a stiff right arm!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Freedom, what fucking freedom?’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Fuck the Beastie Boys.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The actual fans of the band have never let us down, and I don’t think they ever will.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Live your life to the full, never say die. Keep breaking rules until the end.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Don’t start a Nationalist band unless your willing to accept a hell of a lot of harassment and a lot of hard work to get anywhere. You’ve got to be very dedicated to do it. If you want to make money just forget it, sing like Englebert Humperdink and get interviewed by Terry Wogan.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I used to go into a pub and I’d only be drinking there for about a week and then the reds would start to hassle the landlord and then picket the pub, so obviously I got banned. All this was happening, and also the fact that there was literally nowhere we could meet and have a drink. Also everytime there was a left wing march in London, they used to visit my house, plus I was getting demonstrations outside my house every three to four weeks. The police always informed me that if I came out
of my house while they were there I would be nicked for inciting them to cause violence!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘It was basically a fantasy story about a land that was being invaded, all the tribes fought against each other, but in the end they all united to fight the invaders.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘If the NF ever want to march, the police ban it straight away because of the trouble it would cause. It’s the same with the recent Bloody Sunday IRA march, the IRA who kill British people were allowed to march while the police did all they could to stop the people against the march by arresting 378 people. It seems to be proud to be British is a crime.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We were doing regular gigs around here, getting increasing audiences, getting a lot of locals interested, so the police firstly tried to stop the gigs, which they managed up to a certain extent by threatening the governors of the pubs with their licences. Then we were rehearsing at a pub at dinner times, and people used to come in on their dinner breaks to watch, so the police spoke to the governor of the pub and said that they (Skrewdriver) are allowed to rehearse but they must shut the doors because no-one is allowed to listen to them. Then after a while of rehearsing behind closed doors they decided that we couldn’t do it any more, and then more recently they have tried to stop me and a friend from even drinking in the pubs, but they didn’t really get away with that, and due to the governors sticking up for us the police have let that one drop for the moment, so we are not barred from drinking anywhere yet.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Well, it’s just unbelievable, being put away just for selling records. As far as I’m concerned and as far as anybody I knows concerned there has never been anything to say that you can’t sell records, whatever they were. I mean, there’s bands going around singing songs about killing God and loads of these anti-religion groups, they’ve all got a bit of stick, but there has never actually been any court cases trying to stop them selling records. Take American rapper Ice T, some stores said that they wouldn’t stock it, but most stores do still stock it It was all a publicity stunt and has sold more records because of it He’s never been charged. Obviously there is nothing wrong in singing about killing white people and police. No-one was ever done by the law for selling Ice T records, and no one has ever been arrested either.
Our records do not incite violence at all, our lyrics are basically about being proud of our white race. If it’s illegal to be proud of your race, why isn’t it illegal to be proud to be black, Asian, etc.?’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We can’t really win either way. Axl Rose from Guns and Roses can get away with saying that naughty N word, because he’s a druggie and has got a black in the band, but I can’t risk saying that N word, unless of course I smoke a joint at gigs and get a rasta bass player, then it’s okay. That’s how fucked up and hypocritical every thing is.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The way that I see it is that Skrewdriver are being made scapegoats for the fact that the German government have brought too many immigrants into the country. So if we had anything to do with waking German feeling up, all the better for it Although I do not think It has got anything to do with us. It’s just the German people rising against the influx of immigrants and I wish that the British people would do the same.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I think that it may have been aggravated a little bit by the fact that the police kept them all in prison, obviously I was still out which was a bad mistake on the police’s side, cos I was able to go to the gig and tell everybody what had happened, and after the gig obviously there was some trouble with the police.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Why are our government telling the South African government that they have to talk with Nelson Mandela, a dirty old fucking terrorist who blows White people up?’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘This one’s for the British Movement and it’s called White Power.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘You have to do your bit for Britain, some of you in here tonight may not be members of any political party, but you just do your bit for Britain, gather information of all the parties and choose who’s right for you, but don’t do nothing.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Right, fuck the Old Bill – Jewish tools. The fucking silly little boys in blue. Are we the Jewish puppets or are we fucking not!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Right, I’ll like to dedicate this next number to a new group that’s sprung up on our streets, I think the Reds have just found out about them. I’ve known a lot of them for a long time and their very good blokes and I would like to dedicate this number to a new group called Redwatch and especially to a little bloke called Charlie, looks like a school boy, but I’ve never known anyone fucking less like a school boy. And this is for Redwatch their doing a fucking good job and this is a number called When The Boat Comes In – Nigger, Nigger.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Now we’ve got the fucking police outside telling us the gigs off, who’s orders are them bastards taking? You know what I mean? We’re British people and we’re European people here to listen to a fucking concert, whilst them wankers outside telling us we can’t have one. When down the road Public Enemy are playing going “kill whitey”, their allowed to play! You’ve got the fucking Pogues down the other side of the road, singing bomb the British people up the IRA, their allowed to fucking play! So why the fucking pigs telling us we can’t have a fucking gig in our own country? Fuck them!’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Dieses Album ist dem Deutschen Voike zum ersten Jahre-stag der Wiedervereinigung gewidmet.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We sell more records in Germany than anywhere else. As the Germans support us and give us so much support, I thought that it was about time that we done something in German for them. I wrote the song in English, I got a German lad to translate it, put it on tape for me so I could here the accents and pronunciations and done it from that. Also Germany has probably got the biggest growing Skinhead scene in Europe, and German people have stood by the band almost as long as the English have. We’ve been on a German record label since 1982. It’s a lot easier for the Germans to obtain our records in Germany too, a lot of normal record shops stock them, and even if they don’t people can order them through the record shops. There not banned over there, as a matter of fact they are not actually banned over here either, the newspapers say that they are, so all the shops won’t stock them.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘They keep sending us these fucking Niggers, they keep sending us these Paki’s, they keep sending us these dirty Jewish fuckers to take over our fucking country, and it’s about time the people in this country started putting their own fucking people first.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Nationalism and homosexuality do not fit together, because Nationalism is a true cause and homosexuality is a perversion.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I feel more betrayed by him (Nicky Crane) than probably anybody else, because he was the head of our security. I actually used to stick up for him when people used to say that he was queer, because he convinced me that he wasn’t. I always used to ask him why he worked at these gay dubs, telling him that he’d get a bad name. He used to say that it was the security firm that he used to work with, that they used to give him the job there. I accepted him at face value, as he was a Nationalist. I was footed the same as everybody else. Perhaps more than everybody else. I felt I was betrayed by him and I want nothing to do with him whatsoever. He’s dug his own grave as far as I’m concerned.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Many people feel that races and cultures don’t mix. It might be touching nerve ends, but the truth is that blacks are taking our jobs and leaving the White man with unemployment. Then look at the Jews. Their staple diet is money and controlling everything that smacks of a pretty profit. Then you have the communists who want the nonsense of equality for all. Come on, where does the White man stand? He’s at the end of the dole queue. He’s on the wrong side of the larder cupboard. Look, governments come and go and still the country’s sliding down the drain.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘A gang of Nigger’s walked in, first one glassed me straight in the fucking mouth. Three teeth less, a few stitches in the mouth and he said – Right, the gigs off tomorrow ya Nazi bastard.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Do we want these sub-human black bastards in this country? Do we fuck! It’s about time the lot of them were either gassed or fucking shipped out. Walk down the street in this country, what do you get? Some fucking big lipped, flat nosed black bastard walking along going”rass man”, fucking barging the Skinheads out of the way, he don’t fucking do that if it was a fucking proper society. We’ll have the black filth out one day, don’t worry about it, and if we don’t throw them out we’ll fucking gas them.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘The news coverage of this gig was both local and nationally put out on both TV and Radio, and on our TV screens we witnessed the scenes of police cowardice towards the reds, we will not forget! I expect the sort of coverage that we got. It’s obvious that you’re never going to get anything good said about you. It would have been nicer if a lot of the lads that came from abroad actually got to the gig. It made it a lot more awkward having so much publicity about it in advance. But in the end the gig went ahead, it was a good gig, everybody that made it their enjoyed it So basically it was a victory- But then again I did think that it was a bit of a shame that police acted illegally again by shutting down a main line train station, to try and stop people getting to the concert. They shouldn’t have allowed a left-wing demonstration at the station on the day because it was pretty obvious that they were only there to cause trouble.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We’ve got the guts to stand up and shout for what is rightly ours. We’re not going to turn a blind eye on decent human beings being trampled on. Eventually there will be a race war and we have to be strong enough in numbers to win it I’ll die to keep this country white and pure, and if it means bloodshed at the end of the day, then let it be.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘We have reds and the police trying to find out were are gigs are so they can try and get them cancelled. It gets to be a pain sometimes and people have just dropped out over the years.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Either put me in prison or kill me, there’s no other way that I’m going to give up.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘I would describe myself as a British National Socialist, not a German one, and so don’t think I’m at odds with British patriots.’
IAN STUART DONALDSON

‘Basically all we’re doing is what the pop magazines do for all the multi-racial bands. Only we’re doing it for White Power bands, that’s all. People who are proud to be White buy our music, and our magazine.’ IAN STUART DONALDSON