The most obvious, most noticeable characteristic of UK fascists is their inability to maintain original thoughts. They have no critical thinking skills, no ability to discern fact from fiction and so no clue what their opinions ought to be. They always need someone to tell them what they believe – otherwise they become angry and confused.
Usually the message is simple and unambiguous. Something like…
• White people good
• Brown people bad
• Muslim means brown
• All Muslims are paedophiles
• All paedophiles are Muslims
• White paedophiles are ‘the exception that proves the rule’
• All brown people are terrorists
• Immigrants are terrorists
• Terrorists aren’t refugees
• No immigrants are refugees
• They’re ‘fakugees’ (that’s a clever sounding word, innit?)
You get the idea. So long as nobody contradicts their narrow, unthinking world view all is well. But watch what happens when one of their leaders says or does the wrong thing.
But wait – most of the people marching under the Pegida flag were only there because Tommy used to lead them against brown people from Pakistan in the EDL. Oh dear. That’s confusing. What’s a fascist to do?
That’s it – reject him. If we all turn our backs on him and pretend he’s not there he’ll go away, won’t he? Won’t he? Please say he will.
Sensing the burgeoning existential crisis about to sweep over the Imbibing Brotherhood like a wave, up and coming leader and Solihull ‘Division commander’ (they have such grandiose titles) gave them a less confusing and much more familiar solution. Just batter Tommy and anyone who still believes in him. That should do the trick.
It’s ironic that these people whose only solution to every problem is to beat some poor sod up for having a different (even if only slightly different) opinion think they know what’s best for this country. And not only UK but Europe, the world and, worst of all, for desperate refugees whose plight the drunken EDL can’t even begin to imagine. It takes more than a drunken punch up to solve complex problems, Paul.
It takes more than a bunch of uneducated, drunken, white supremacist scumbags to solve the subtle problems of international relations.
It takes diplomacy.
It takes understanding.
It takes mutual respect.
It takes a commitment to peaceful negotiation.
It generally doesn’t involve fists or large quantities of cheap lager!