Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to higher education, and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.”
The eleventh characteristic of fascism is disdain for intellectuals and the arts. It doesn’t take an academic genius to know that there aren’t too many intellectuals within the ranks of the Biffers. Most of them can barely spell and they’re definitely not good at understanding reasonable arguments. We often get Biffers trying to troll EBF on social media. Their attempts at discussion are limited to cheap insults, accusations of lies or ‘leftiness’ and demands that their opponents believe their arguments because ‘someone important said so’.
Head Biffer, Fuhrer Folding Golding repeatedly refuses to accept invitations from academics (and others), bad-mouthing them across social media instead. As a modern fascist organisation, Britain First continues the time-honoured fascist tradition of ignoring or attacking academics rather than risk being humiliated in debate with them.
Their attitude to the arts is no different. Although quite happy to rip off graphic art, thus stealing royalties from their creators they aren’t at all happy to acknowledge any point that artists want to make. Their treatment of the ‘Beyond UKIP’ cabaret ensemble was pure thuggery. A bunch of Biffers turned up at the Beyond Cabaret meeting in North London, to ‘confront’ these people who had the audacity to dance (that’s right – dance) around Nigel Farage one Sunday afternoon. Their artistic message was lost on Britain First who value nothing more creative than the Sunday Sport and boxing on the telly.
Under Britain First Fascists it’s clear that any artistic endeavour would need to conform to the narrow, totalitarian message of the Biffers. Now where’s the fun in that?
Based on the article ‘The 14 characteristics of Fascism’ by Lawrence Britt