“Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.”
This is the first of Britt’s characteristics of fascism. Powerful Nationalism might be no more than a pipe dream for Folding Golding but the intention is certainly there. Puny Nationalism might be a much more accurate description of the Biffer position right now but just imagine what they’d be like if they ever did get some sort of authority.
The name itself, Britain First, (which they stole from a 1930s British Union of Fascists slogan) is evidence enough of their nationalist stance. Add to this the Biffers obvious dislike of foreigners, immigrants and anyone who isn’t white skinned and the picture becomes very, very nasty.
Britain First isn’t just patriotic. It’s a deeply sectarian, nationalist organisation with a bloodthirsty core. They might not be very powerful yet (hopefully they never will be) but they are certainly zealous. The Biffers have made it abundantly clear just how cruelly they would treat anyone they have identified as not-British.
To underline their Nationalist core the Biffers publish, sell and even give away flags, clothing, badges and literature based upon their distorted, hate-filled version of patriotism. The Union Flag and even the Royal Crest have both been misappropriated by Fuhrer Folding to create an image of British nationalism that has much more in common with Hitler’s Germany than any traditional model of Britishness.
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt