“Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.”
Britt’s eighth characteristic of fascist regimes could have been tailor made for Britain First. From the very beginning the Britain First ‘Christian patrols’ and bible-touting ‘Mosque invasions’ put a very definite Christian stamp on the Biffers.
Co-founder, Jim Dowson even went on record talking about a Christian crusade in his interview for Channel 4 news.
It’s true that they’re not the most sincere Christians we’ve ever seen. The Christian ‘love thy neighbour’ idea seems to have passed them by altogether. Theirs is the vengeful God of the Old Testament with very little of the New Testament’s peace allowed to dampen their message of hate.
What is very obvious from their anti-Islamic, fundamentalist Christian agenda is the way they want to see Old Testament law in UK. It’s their own version of the Sharia law they claim to hate so much. The sadistic, creative ‘punishments’ advocated by biffers on social media and their many comments about the genocide of non-Christians shows just how much they want to tie government and religion together in their ideal world.
So much for the idea of separating church and state!
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt.