Nazis come and Nazis go. Inspired by Adolf Hitler in Germany and his brutal gang of thugs Moseley formed the infamous Blackshirts in the 1930s. Ever since the defeat of Moseley’s ‘British Union of Fascists’ there has been a steady stream of Nazi hopefuls polluting these islands with their vicious sectarian ideology. They come, they enjoy a brief period of fame and then they’re utterly crushed by the right-thinking British majority. Very little has changed in the last 85 years or so.
The rise of popular telecommunication, social media and accessible video technology means that they’re so much easier to laugh at than ever before. In the days of Moseley, Powell, the National Front and even the British National Party it was much easier for them to hide the stupidity of their members and supporters. Now every Tom Dick or Harry has a video camera in their back pocket and every Nazi seems to think they have something interesting to say.
We all remember fondly the pearls of wisdom emanating from the mouth of this would be political pundit on behalf of the English Defence League (EDL).
A performance only slightly improved upon by his glorious leader, Tommy Robinson who was so thoroughly exposed as a bigoted racist by Jeremy Paxman in 2011.
Few could forget Nick Griffin’s disastrous 2009 appearance on BBC Question Time where, far from persuading people to the Nazi cause he succeeded only in demonstrating his own bigotry and the stupidity of his party’s incoherent policies. You can watch highlights from the show along with a brief introduction of Griffin himself here.
It’s amazing how predictable is the downfall of Nazism once its proponents find themselves in front of an unbiased camera. The collapse of Britain First and its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen on BBC3 last Tuesday evening was too entertaining for words.
And it wasn’t just the leadership who demonstrated the vacuous reality of British neo-nazism. This bloke’s total lack of understanding was priceless!
Will ‘What’s Goin’ off man’ achieve the same degree of fame as his EDL counterpart, ‘Muslamic Ray Gun man’? We certainly hope so – there’s no doubt that he deserves widespread recognition for his entertaining and highly informative demonstration of true Biffer mentality.
Maybe we should start a campaign.
What’s goin’ off man for Mayor of London!
We can think of at least one candidate he’d outwit in a heartbeat.
What d’you think?