Saturday, 18 May 2013
Saturday Morning Icebreaker
Got this vision in my head of a BNP icebreaker valiantly crunching through the resistance hard-a-starboard with a UKIP pleasure cruiser enjoying clear water behind us.Not being very good at art if somebody could provide a cartoon to illustrate the injustice you can send it to me via Facebook.
Meanwhile if you check out the Spectator this morning you will see that Douglas Murray has noticed the actions of that Edinburgh mob the other day.As I told you a week or so a go, UKIP did a deal just before the election with the IslamoMarxists south of the border. One has to wonder how long the term was and whether or not the media will pretend not to notice.
Among the closest thing we have to fascists in modern Britain are people who call themselves ‘anti-fascists’. Not all people who call themselves ‘anti-fascist’, thank goodness. But a sizable portion. If you ever see these people in action you will notice that they behave in exactly the way you would expect their alleged opponents to behave. It is not just their behaviour (screaming, shouting, marching, fighting, threatening, brawling etc) that is so evocative of fascism. It is the belief that their rigid belief system is the only correct one and that all opponents are ‘scum’ who must be ‘smashed’ (this really is the language they use).
Their targets now include people who are actual anti-fascists. I have written here before of how Hope not Hate, an ‘anti-fascist’ group took it upon itself to publish a top-ten hit-list of ‘Islamophobes’, one of whom – a Danish journalist and free-speech advocate – was subsequently visited by an assassin. In recent weeks Hope not Hate have been mulling over whether to campaign against UKIP as well as the BNP. By crossing such lines ‘anti-fascists’ do more than strip terms we need of any meaning. They turn language and politics upside down.