Armistice Day 2015

EBF They fought for us PDF cover armistice remembrance ww1 ww2 war hero poppyOn November 11th 2015, Exposing Britain First will remember the 11 million military personnel and the 7 million civilian men, women and children who lost their lives in The Great War. We also will take the opportunity to commemorate those who have fallen in future conflicts in defence of our freedoms and especially in the defeat of the Nazis during World War II.

It was the struggle against Nazism in the Second World War that led to the freedoms of the modern world and it is in defence of those freedoms that we at EBF are dedicated. We aren’t exactly soldiers and most of us have never been on an active battlefield but that doesn’t prevent our respect for those who have. It certainly doesn’t keep us from trying to protect the freedoms and liberties for which they fought, freedoms that Britain First would remove from this wonderfully diverse country and its citizens.

We don’t want to glorify war but equally we think it appropriate to remember those who were caught up in it. Wars are started by politicians but on the whole, they are fought by ordinary people. Governments start wars but those who are governed die in them.

There have been many heroes from across the world who fought on behalf of freedom for all people. These individuals faced great dangers and often lost their lives in defence of the liberties that we Brits enjoy today. It is right that we honour their sacrifice, that we remember their cause and that we do what little we can to alleviate the suffering of the wounded and the bereaved today.

Beginning at 11am on November 11th (the eleventh hour of the eleventh day) we will publish each hour on the hour a series of blog posts in honour of those whose lives were lost in both World War I and World War II. Each blog will contain a link to the Royal British Legion site where you can donate to support those who remain.

If you have a story to tell, perhaps about your own relative or even about yourself and your experiences in wartime let us know. Send us your articles and we’ll do our best to include them. Please note however, the focus of the day’s blogs will be remembrance of war, not upon the evils of Britain First. There are 364 other days in a year to expose modern Nazism. On Armistice Day we’re much more concerned with remembering those who beat the Nazis down last time than with focusing upon their modern ideological descendants.

You can submit your articles for inclusion on the day and/or in the PDF collection by emailing the EBF blog at exposingbf@hotmail.com. It’d be great to include more from our supporters. Please note that EBF does reserve the right to edit for spelling and grammar, to correct inaccuracies and to provide internet links if necessary (including the link to the RBL for donations). We also reserve the right to reject articles that don’t fit the themes of the Armistice Day project as a whole.

This link leads to a special blog category which we have developed specifically for Armistice Day. Every one of our hourly blogs will link to it so all you need to do is click here to follow the collection as it unfolds on Armistice Day.

We will also produce a PDF collection of all the blogs in the series which will be available for download from 11/11/15 onwards, complete with links to the Royal British Legion should you wish to make a donation to that great cause.

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Britain First: Martyrs, victims and pseudo-saviours

Question: How do you turn otherwise reasonable people into bloodthirsty cash cows?

Answer: That’s easy – just follow the formula.

First – you need to find some really big lies and keep repeating them. It doesn’t matter that they’re outrageous – repeat them regularly enough with conviction and people will believe you all the same.

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Second – find a threat to scare people with. That can come from just about anyone but for really effective ‘fear propaganda’ you should identify someone visible but too few in number to stand much chance when the mob turns nasty.

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Third – identify ‘your people’. This should be a group of people that’s very much bigger than the group you’re pretending is a threat.

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Fourth – identify victims. You must point to people who have been harmed by the ‘threat’ (even if it’s not true). Without victims to demonstrate the threat it’s harder to convince the mob (and without the mob on your side you have precisely nothing).

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Fifth – Even though there’s no real threat you need to present yourself as the popular solution to the problem you’ve invented. If possible find ways to pretend that you’re taking great risks on behalf of ‘your people’. The braver and more popular you seem the more grateful ‘your people’ will be.

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Sixth – create willing martyrs (it’s not helpful to be a martyr yourself). You need to stay around to profit from other peoples’ martyrdom, not to join them in their misery. Incite others to make stupid gestures, perpetrate crimes and commit acts of violence that you’re not really prepared to do yourself. It’s OK for you to say nasty things so long as there’s no comeback but if there’s any actual violence to be done you need others for that. Then any serious prosecutions will affect them, not you.

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Seventh – Even though others take the fall you can profit from the argument that you are at great risk yourself. Get yourself arrested on minor charges regularly – it’ll make you seem like the victim of police harassment or a conspiracy by ‘the establishment’. Remember that ‘the establishment’ will be interpreted by your followers as whoever they’re most frightened of so DON’T ever be too specific. Let your followers imagine their own version of ‘The man’.

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Eighth – Your martyrs aren’t important as people – only as martyrs. Don’t waste your own time and money trying to help them. Their sacrifice is necessary for your gain.

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Ninth – keep trying to provoke backlash from the group you’ve identified as a threat. That way you get evidence of their hostility that you can use to demonise them even more. This will keep your paranoid followers convinced about the threat you imagined and also keep them devoted to (and donating to) you, personally.

Remember above all that you must have martyrs – and lots of them. If the supply of victims from your in group dries up your persuasive appeal will dry up along with it. Whatever else you do, no matter how much you have to lie you absolutely MUST keep people frightened of the out group you’ve chosen to represent the threat.

Ideally of course it’s better if there really are victims to capitalise on – they’re always the best for raising funds but if you can’t find any real victims there’s nothing to stop you making some up. Often you don’t even need to be specific – people are much more likely to respond to emotion than to actual information. Just make them feel threatened and they’ll think they know much more than they actually do.

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As a Shepherd, your job is to keep the Flock interested enough to follow you. They need to identify both threats and Martyrs. If you’re really lucky someone will get badly hurt or killed – the propaganda value of tragedy can never be over-estimated.

A terrorist attack is like Gold in your bank account and if you’re persistent you can keep its memory alive to profit from for years to come.

What you really want is the slaughter of innocent people on Britain’s streets. You can make a fortune from that!

Be careful though – even the terminally stupid will work out that they’ve been conned eventually. This sort of deception, successful though it is in the short-term, won’t last forever.

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Absolute power corrupts absolutely

But for Fuhrer Paul control of a mere 139 cacophonous cockwombles comes close.

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The Biffers in Burton left the rest of us in no doubt that their movement is failing. From the heady days of Rotherham and Luton (where their numbers actually seemed to top 200) to their ‘massive’ Midlands mooch it’s clear that their ‘on street’ support is shrinking fast.

None of this seems to have deterred Fuhrer Paul from claiming victory (again). According to the Biffers Facebook page there were hundreds of ‘Patriots’ and just a handful of ‘leftie scum’ opposing them. The truth was actually very different with only 139 fascists facing far more opposers than they could count. The route they took, as we all know by now was lined with heckling onlookers eager to impress upon Fuhrer Paulie and his successor in waiting, Dutchy Fransen the error of their ways. ‘Fuhrer Fransen’ has a much better ring to it, don’t you think?

Yet Golding continues to claim popular authority and, in the style of Wolfie Smith or even Monty Python’s mud picking ‘Dennis’ insists that he has a valid mandate from the masses.

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You can almost hear his outraged cries of

“Help, help I’m being oppressed” between the snarls and shrieks of the obedient Biffers trolling along behind their Master.

The expression on Paulie’s frightened face told a more honest tale during the shambolic shuffle along Burton High Street earlier this month.

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With such a tiny following you might expect Britain First’s beloved leader to be a bit bashful but not our Paulie. The handful of fascists who take the tin pot Fuhrer seriously are enough to fuel his megalomania to almost astronomical proportions. Announcing his candidacy for London’s Mayoral election he certainly put his cards on the table. This is the guy who probably won’t even manage enough nominations to stand in the first place and yet who genuinely seems to think he’s in with a chance.

Fuhrer Golding is so confident of his impending victory and so ignorant of the limits of Mayoral authority that he actually proposes bringing back hanging (for liberals, trade unionists and all other ‘leftard’ traitors) as if that would ever be in his power, even if, by some barely imaginable miracle he actually managed to become mayor.

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This is the bloodthirsty Biffer whose corrupt ambitions lead him to believe he’ll be able to engage in forced repatriation of non-white Britons – even those who were born here. This is the career Nazi who wants to extinguish all foreign aid and plunge the UK into some sort of splendid isolation that this country hasn’t experienced since before recorded European history even began.

And all of this wild buffoonery seems perfectly reasonable to megalomaniac Golding.

If this ridiculous egocentricity is the result of duping a mere 139 followers can you imagine what would happen if he ever reached the dizzy heights of 500 or even 1000?

Fuhrer Golding doesn’t need absolute power to reach the limits of absolute corruption. Another couple of dozen would probably do the trick!

Alam Sher: An inspiration to us all

Alam Sher isn’t looking for recognition or to win any popularity contests. But that’s what he deserves. He’s a perfect example of what happens when good people decide that ‘enough is enough’, see the poverty and the distress that exists in their local community and decide to do something about it.

It was 2012 when Alam, then aged 59 took it upon himself to cook for hungry Glaswegians and distribute food free of charge to those who had nothing. Now, nearly three years later the food is still prepared in Alam’s own home, just as before but the whole operation has grown significantly since those early days.

Now Alam’s venture has grown far beyond its humble beginnings. Local businesses regularly donate food and the poverty relief project has two fully staffed soup kitchens, one at the Glasgow Central Mosque and another on the city’s Cadogan Street, and a fleet of drivers who distribute around 100 food packs every week to homeless and poverty-stricken people throughout the city.

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Apart from the 100 food packs already mentioned, Alam and his team also provide an additional 30 food packs per week to refugees and asylum seekers through the charity ‘Positive Action’. The team estimates that they’ve delivered around 20,000 food parcels free of charge since the first hot food found its way out of Alam’s kitchen and on to the plates of Glasgow’s most desperate citizens back in 2012.

From their base at the Glasgow Central Mosque the poverty relief project has also developed working links with the Glasgow Homeless Shelter and runs a successful sideline in collecting and distributing clothing, a much-needed service given the cold winter weather of Clydeside’s most famous city.

You can learn more about the poverty relief project, along with the other services from community bridge-building through ‘Islam awareness’ to the blood donation programme run by the Glasgow Central Mosque here.

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Britain First: Leadership and the numbers game

EBF BF FB feeder pages memeBritain First lost lots of followers after their awful performance in the BBC3 documentary ‘We Want Our Country Back’. That’s not exactly surprising. Unlike the Biffers’ own video editor from ‘One Narrow Door’, the Beeb had no interest in trying to make these tin-pot Nazis look like anything other than what they really are. The documentary exposed this organisation and its members as violent, far right thugs whose only defining characteristics are hatred, stupidity and a cynical obsession with their own aggrandisement.

Predictably enough then the Biffers set out on another big fundraising push just as the Beeb’s hour long programme hit the nation’s TV screens. That’s no surprise – the Biffers wanted to replace their lost Facebook likes so it didn’t look too obvious that they were falling (and failing) fast.

We often see surges in Britain First’s online numbers immediately after fundraising drives. If you watch (especially at night) you can see their figures rise by thousands in the space of a few minutes. Interestingly – these increases often come in ‘round’ numbers. 1,000 here and then an hour or two later 1,000 there. It’s almost as though they buy their likes from Clickfarms. How could anyone ever suspect such a thing?

It’s difficult to know how many of Britain First’s likes are genuine but we did a little accounting exercise based upon our own Facebook statistics. It’s a simple enough formula.

We looked at the number of likes we have and then at the number of people actually engaged in discussions on our page. That was a bit time consuming but it was worth it. Then we took the second figure and converted it into a percentage of the first to give us our formula. Assuming that the two sets of Facebook ‘followers’ are comparable we now know how to deduce actual likes by counting engagements ‘heads’ in discussion.

In the case of our own page, that’s simple to establish. EBF don’t use clickfarms. Nor do we use clickbait so everyone who likes our Facebook page will have a genuine interest in what we do. In Britain First’s case, a large proportion of even the real people who’ve liked their page presumably have no idea who they are and will never visit their page. They’re just clicked and shared a picture of a cute puppy or a nostalgic image from their childhood with no idea about the sinister far-right group whose name they were helping to spread.

In our estimate then the top figure is the ‘clean’ figure which we arrived at by assuming that the Biffers percentage ratios are just like our own. The lower figure is our best guess (admittedly based upon very little raw data) at an adjustment for clickbait likes. This gives us an estimated total of 155,000 to 185,000 actual Facebook likes. That’s a far cry from the million likes that Britain First would have us believe.

Given the Biffers’ extensive use of clickbait (and the fact that almost every meme they put out comes with instructions to ‘like and share’) even these numbers are probably a gross over-estimation of their actual popularity.

We need to go even further, delving deeper into the deceptive world of Britain First. Once we realise that the Biffers are just as keen to create support in Australia, Russia, Canada and the United States the numbers become even less significant. Uncle Jim Dowson clearly understands the financial value of these overseas markers and many of their likes come from the American right. These are the paranoid, gun-toting, Muslim-hating ‘Christians’ who are always eager to put their money where their gunbelt is – for the ‘right’ cause, of course. A quick scan of the comments on Britain First’s page demonstrates just how many of their supporters live overseas and contribute nothing at all to their meagre UK popularity.

Then there are the ‘alts’ – the online Alter-egos that the Biffers have long been encouraging their membership to create. These ‘alts’ are there to harass BF’s political opponents but they also help boost the Biffers’ numbers by clicking ‘like’ whenever they can.

Finally we should include the many feeder pages and mirror sites of Britain First. Most people are unaware that these sites are also run by Britain First. Nor do they realise that it’s possible to ‘merge’ likes between their pages. This means that Britain First gets to count likes that actually were meant for mirror sites like one of their many Remembrance Day scam pages.

On the street Britain First is nothing much to speak of. They’ve never achieved anything like the numbers of the EDL who really did used to get thousands of Nazis at their zenith. The EDL enjoyed the sorts of numbers that Golding and Fransen can only dream of.

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The two organisations are comparable as far as Facebook goes though. Britain First has 150,000 – 185,000 likes. The English Defence League had around 165,000 likes at their peak, just before they lost their Facebook page. So what went wrong for Britain First? Well – we think it’s pretty clear.

The EDL used to draw its numbers from the UK. Its followers were able to get involved because they live here.

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The charisma of Tommy Robinson (real name – Stephen Yaxley Lennon), odious though he was and presumably still is, was a major draw for his organisation. Tommy himself was responsible for much of the group’s appeal. That’s why, following Robinson’s departure the English Defence League fell quickly into obscurity. The EDL still exists but the loss of its only effective leader dealt it a blow from which it will probably never recover.

Britain First never had any such leader. Paul Golding is a buffoon. Even his own ‘flock’ are becoming increasingly comfortable saying so.

Whereas Tommy was relatively articulate, Golding is often almost incoherent. His prose is never particularly clever, insightful or uplifting.

Whereas Robinson used to give a plausible impression of actual courage, Golding’s constant need for black-clad security and his habit of bullying lone, vulnerable people whilst surrounded by his own ‘Mafia’ is clear evidence of his own cowardice.

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Whereas Robinson commanded the respect of those around him, Golding’s inner circle is already plotting his downfall.

In short, Britain First has no leader to speak of and therefore no real support. Biffers are like sheep – they need to be led and they need their leader to be charismatic and courageous. Folding Golding will never be able to live up to Tommy Robinson’s legacy and that’s Britain First’s biggest problem. They should have been able to capitalise upon the EDL’s demise but for that they’d need a leader with a bit of ability…

and the Biffers just haven’t got one!

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Nazi’s rant at Lewis’ favourite pasty shop

Martin Vaughan Greggs letterAccording to The Independent, far right neonazi Martin Vaughan of the BNP spin off ‘British Voice’ has written a snotty letter to Greggs the Bakers. Have a look at the article – Exposing Britain First even gets a mention! Vaughan’s annoyed about Halal food and, having considered the matter with all the cognitive power available to his massive intellect has decided to boycott the bakery chain, so beloved of fellow Nazi, Stevie Lewis. Lewis, another far right f%&kwit and champion pie-eater is long-time prop forward (and falling over expert) for The Biffers.

Vaughan sent a long, ranty letter to Greggs CEO, promising to boycott Greggs and to encourage everyone he can influence to do the same. That’ll be about half a dozen equally sad Nazis then.

Apart from Vaughan’s obvious confusion about the meaning of the word ‘local’ (Greggs has branches all over UK) and his remarkable arrogance in determining the fast food habits of every single British Muslim he’s made another, even more serious error in judgement that undermines his entire, ill-conceived rant.

Greggs doesn’t serve Halal food in any of its branches anywhere in UK.

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Unless of course he’s worried about the chicken. If so he’d better boycott just about every food retailer in UK.

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This is what happens when far right Nazis begin to believe their own lies.

This one’s almost stupid enough to be a Biffer!

Don’t suffer – go to Suffa instead

Suffa Bolton weekly food delivery homeless and hostelWe have heard so much that is negative about Islam and about individual Muslims from Britain First’s propaganda machine that it’s easy to forget the real people behind the slander. Muslims, just like the members of every other human group vary. Some are nice and some are nasty. Some are criminal and some abide by the law. Some are extremists (like their Biffer counterparts) and some are exceptional in their kindness and in their humanity.

We recently learned about the Suffa project, a Muslim led organisation intended to help homeless people (‘Suffa’ is the Arabic word for ‘Shelter’). The inspiration for the project comes from the Islamic instruction to provide food for the hungry and shelter for the destitute.

In Suffa’s own words…

“Our intention is to seek the pleasure of Allah by acting upon the numerous teachings of the Qur’aan and sayings of His Messenger (sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam) that exhort the feeding of the poor and welfare of the destitute.”

The idea began in Birmingham during the month of Ramadan, the period of fasting in which Muslims are called upon to fast during daylight hours and use the money saved to help others. A group of Muslims began simply by walking around the W. Midlands city providing cups of tea, biscuits and some non-judgemental interaction to the rough-sleepers they encountered. That was in 2011. Since then Suffa has developed into a year-round project and it’s spreading to other British towns as well.

With bases in Birmingham, Walsall, Sheffield, Leicester, Coventry and Bolton the organisation provides thousands of meals to hungry, homeless people and it has plans to develop even further, eventually aiming to provide both financial assistance and training to help people get back on their feet again.

You can learn more about the Suffa project here.

Contact Suffa via their Birmingham branch here.