Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The BNP and the Normality of Racism
The British National Party likes to claim that it has come a long way from its skinhead roots.
It has toned down its rhetoric a bit and if you check out its website you can find just a slightly more extreme version of the shite you can find on the Blogging Tories every day.
The BNP says that Britain is full and it’s time to shut the door and to kick out all immigrant criminals, bogus asylum seekers and anti-Western Islamists.
The BNP would treat criminals as the anti-social vermin they are, and make deterrence and fair play for victims the fundamental aims of the criminal justice system.
Sound familiar? Are we channelling the Halls of Macaroni and Small Dead Chihuahas or what?
But now somebody has leaked the BNP's entire membersip list and it's panic in Bigotville.
Soldiers, police officers, teachers and doctors were in fear for their jobs last night after the entire membership list of the far-Right British National Party was posted on the internet.
The good news is the racist rats are squirming.
The bad news is that they are EVERYWHERE.
The list describes the occupations of some members that are deemed to be sensitive or of use to the BNP, such as NHS doctor, teacher, journalist, vicar, company director, scientist, engineer or construction manager. Others are listed as public speakers. The list appears to include several former police officers.
My favourite member of this anti-immigrant anti-European party? The prima ballerina with the French name...and the Cuban boyfriend.
Aren't bigots PATHETIC?
The moral of the story....when you normalize racism and make it part of the daily discourse....the poison can leak into the mainstream.
And kill a country's soul...