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GUEST,Ian cookieless English Fair Fund is BNP Front (171* d) RE: English Fair Fund is BNP Front 14 May 09

Thank goodness: a thread that has intelligent people making incisive comments about the BNP (unlike some other Mudcat threads - may this one stay sane).

I, too, looked at the BNP site (link above), having had their vile and scary leaflet through my door today. Scary because it tell lies that are widely believed. Scary because the underlying motivation of everything in it is racist hatred. Scary because I keep hearing people locally say phrases that it is obvious they don't know the meaning of and have just picked up from the BNP. I know it's the BNP because these people claim the BNP are not racist, just nationalist, and it isn't the same thing ... apparently. Any discussion I try to have with them - about different sorts of nationalisms, that the historical roots and future intentions of nationalism are key, that nationalism is different in nature when it tries to defend an oppressed people than when it justifies that oppression - is just met with blank looks. They don't know their history or their politics. Thinking or analysing is too difficult for these people.   

Back to that scary website. Racist criminal Nick Griffin has the following on it. When someone writes this sort of ridiculous garbage, where oh where do you start the deconstruction?

"Flicking burning matches into boxes of gelignite! That's the only way to describe the irresponsible antics of the far-left as they use the distant conflict in Gaza as an excuse to wind up young Muslims. Their aim is to spark clashes with the police that would 'radicalise' the Muslim community in the hope that they could then be recruited to Marxist revolutionary organisations such as the Socialist Workers Party and Respect.

"Just how frighteningly close these white atheist cranks are to sparking riots that could tear many parts of Britain apart can be judged from the two pieces of video footage accompanying this report."

What *really* scares me is that those local people I mentioned earlier are what you might think of as 'nice' people on the surface, but they make excuses for the BNP's criminal past and try to tell me they're not like that now. They are ripe and ready for the BNP. I wish I could be persuaded that my fears are ungrounded. My experience tells me otherwise.

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