According to Britain First the ongoing refugee crisis as desperate, dispossessed human beings are forced to flee from their war-torn homes is the fault of left wing European politicians. This struck us as an interesting (if somewhat inexplicable) perspective so we decided to investigate.
The obvious starting place was the ‘Express’ article the Biffers cited in their original Britain First Facebook post. You can read it for yourself here. Far from blaming left wing politicians for this unfolding tragedy the Express quoted the Director General of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), William Lacy Swing who seems clear in blaming the historically inaccurate anti-immigration narrative so favoured by the right wing.
It is the lying perspective of Britain First and the rest of their callous neo-nazis that prevents nations from offering the compassionate aid that these refugees so obviously need. We began to wonder why Britain First chose not to mention the point the article was actually making…
Intrigued by the apparent inability of the Biffers to read the links they post we thought we’d take a look at what else they blame the left for. It’s quite an eye-opener…
Lots of Biffer posts try to reduce the left (which they seem to define as anyone who isn’t a neo-nazi) to a single homogenous group of vacuous ‘rich kids’. ‘The left’ seems to be a catch all term for socialists, liberals, conservatives, atheists, Muslims, humanists and pretty well all foreigners or non-whites. They use the terms ‘left wing’ and ‘liberal’ interchangeably which itself demonstrates their political naivety. To make matters worse they go on to characterise their artificially unified opposition in some remarkably unsophisticated and immature ways.
In typically immature manner they pull faces at Lefties without once making any sort of comment about which left wing policies they oppose.
Perhaps it’s the NHS they hate or the fact that working people have rights, sick pay, a minimum wage, paid holidays and the right to safe working environments. Maybe it’s the leftist practice of free state education or the way that people are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Maybe it’s the fact that people are provided for when they’re out of work or the way that national insurance supports the sick and disabled. Hmm – how dare those pesky lefties (defined by the Biffers as non-nazis) care about stuff like that?
Then we get to the point. The Biffers hate lefties because we see through their attempt to make all foreigners look like terrorists. Remember the core values of Britain First…
1. White supremacism
2. Religious intolerance
Anyone who doesn’t agree with their vile, divisive ideology must be discredited. The last time anyone tried their particular brand of fascism they used a straightforward strategy of categorising everyone who disagreed as ‘lefties’ so why not do the same? After all, it worked for the last Fuhrer.
They even threw in some remarkably disingenuous religious dogma for good measure (not that anyone will really be fooled by such an obvious misinterpretation of ancient texts).
That’s just cover – a smokescreen to try to mask their true agenda. In reality they’re just following their leader.
Does that seem familiar to anyone?