So is it just the state run media who play into their hands? Sadly not. We can look a lot closer to home at the so-called ‘left-wing’ to see a sad and scarily inept supposed ‘revolutionary’ organisation and its allies, who just can’t stop holding up billboards advertising the likes of the BNP.
Yes folks it’s our old friends the SWP and their assortment of beards and sandals that are the coalition of the UAF.
Now I can hear screams of sectarianism etc from a large audience as I write, but to be sectarian you need to have something in common, and quite frankly I find myself these days with more in common with the average BNP voter than I do with the SWP. And before you holler, I’m talking about the average voter as opposed to the lunatics who sell the BNP papers on the street.
How many people who have gone up to a ballot box and have voted BNP were previously life long ‘Labour’ voters, now disillusioned with the state of the left today? How many of these voters have serious issues they want addressing in their local communities, but have found the only organisation that takes up these are the BNP? And I’m not talking about the race issues we know the BNP pretend they are NOT feeding off, I’m talking the real blood and guts that nobody seems to want to address such as filthy streets and apparently unsafe estates and the lack of support for the elderly. The kind of issues the fascist leadership of the BNP have so cleverly and opportunistically sunk their gamy teeth into, as have their counterparts all across Europe.
Imagine watching this stuff going on, and the elderly couple or the out of work miner (yes them too) observing the nice man from the BNP apparently working hard for the community running up to election time...and then receiving a leaflet through the door, courtesy of the SWP and their allies stating ‘DON’T VOTE BNP, DON’T VOTE NAZI!
Mmmm. I’m sure the older person, who remembers WW2 is going to say two bloody words to being told the nice man from the BNP is a Nazi…as well as the implication that they are themselves ‘Nazis’ if they go out and vote for them.
‘FUCK OFF!’ are the two words that spring to mind!
This kind of literature is useless and often causes more harm than good. In recent years where exactly has it done any good? It hasn’t! In fact in most places that RESPECT have electioneered, alongside leaflet campaigns from the SWP and UAF, the BNP actually have succeeded in gaining ground. RESPECT themselves with that self publicist money making machine George Galloway; have had to depend on single issue politics in a predominantly Muslim area to actually gain any success. That, we can rest assured, will not be repeated at the next election, due to Galloway making his financially lucrative book signing appearances across the globe and his humiliating TV appearance recently (of which we shall mention no more) instead of campaigning, organising and fighting for each of the constituents who elected him.
It is not trying to get idiots like the RESPECT/SWP/UAF fiasco elected into the House of Commons people should be concentrating on; it’s keeping the fascists of the BNP out!
People no longer want to read the crap that comes through their letter boxes with promises and blame. They want to see the problems in their communities being addressed practically and in a hands on way. Anarchists need to be spending more of their time helping their local communities and people , as opposed to stopping the traffic by lying in the road campaigning for some issue the populace don’t have a clue about. All this does is piss the locals off when they are trying to get home after a hard days graft!
The leaflets not only alienate, they are insulting. While they accuse those who might deliberate upon voting BNP as out right Nazism the authors share platforms and podiums with an assortment of extreme right wing fundamentalists from the likes of Hizb ut-Tahrir and other lunatic fringes. Their hypocrisy is disgusting and is in itself only likely to increase the BNP vote.
Not to mention the fact that whoever in the SWP Central Committee writes this crap needs to educate themselves on the differences between Nazism and Fascism.
If the idiots behind these leaflets really believe they have the slightest understanding of the views and realities of the average person living on a working class estate, some body needs to market ‘anti-trot ice-picks’ at cut price so we can put them out of their misery.
Anybody serious about combating fascism and cutting out the BNP cancer needs to walk away from the likes of the SWP/Respect and the UAF and get active in their communities. They need to take a serious look at why Griffin and his lapdogs have gained the ground they have in recent years.
They need to make sure they stop screaming ‘Ban the BNP, Ban the Nazis’ and resurrect the old tradition of NO PLATFORM!
We should oppose the idea of proscribing rightwing groups, because at the end of the day, we too will be shut down and targeted, but at the same time we should reserve the right to batter these idiots wherever and whenever they raise their vile heads, and make sure our streets are clear of these scum. And that goes for ALL bigoted racist organisations irrespective of what ‘ethnicity’ they belong to!