“Fear is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.”
Britain first makes good use of this seventh characteristic tactic of fascism. Folding and Dutchy are well aware that most people have no problem with their Muslim neighbours. But that sort of harmonious integration, typical though it is has nothing to offer a fascist organisation determined to create the illusion of Holy War. If they are to stand any chance of stirring up UK citizens to support their hatred of Muslims and others they need to make them frightened of their neighbours.
But how to paint a convincing picture of national threat when everyday experience shows that it just doesn’t exist. The answer is simple – lie.
Britain First publishes lies on social media every day. They attribute hostile quotes to innocent Muslims. They doctor photographs to make Muslims seem to do things they didn’t. They make up stories about Muslim activities and they publish outrageous fantasies about hate preachers.
Biffers are obsessed with UK law which is odd given how regularly they break it. They insist that UK Muslims are all engaged in a secret conspiracy to overthrow our legal system in favour of Sharia law. Their evidence for this is a single incident in which a group of fanatics tried to impose Sharia law several years ago. They were imprisoned for their crimes against UK citizens and the liberties we all enjoy.
There is no Muslim conspiracy. There was an isolated incident involving a handful of young men that was quickly dealt with years ago.
In addition they cherry pick verses from the Quran about killing unbelievers as though they are relevant today. What they don’t do is acknowledge that the same sort of hostility towards others can be found on other religious texts (including the Bible). In Bifferland hostile words from 1400 years ago are still relevant, despite the evidence that most modern Muslims have no wish to hurt anybody.
Britain First’s determination to create fear among UK citizens is both obvious and hopeless. Our nation is far too diverse and tolerant for that to work.
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt