A Landlords apology by Landlord

Porridge Tommy Robinson prisonNope it doesn’t happen very often, in fact almost unheard of, but I am sorry.

I believed the hype, Goldibollocks and Screechy jailed, then I find Tommeh has gone down too, the world has just got better, only Hatie Slopkins for a full house and the ale would flow better than the Gypsy Wedding I have just dealt with(swap Guinness for ale though) I gave up, not fighting bigotry, racism and the like but I gave up, I had a few weeks of being with my kids, talking to my wife and not worrying about the shit that’s flying. I gave up caring about the cunt in the White House or what the cunt in 10 Downing Street is doing to fuck our lives up. In all honesty I became human again, Facebook was just an F on my phone, Twitter was a distant memory, my web history was 18+ viewing and not Islamophobia, my life became a bubble……..I gave up, I’d had enough, could no longer be arsed. But then I was shaken out of it, I’m back (ish). I hate bigotry, racism, bully’s, money grabbing fraudsters and wankstains so I’m not going away.

I hate the way social media has become a mouthpiece for hatred, I hate the way the right wing exploit this, I hate the way that you can block or report those that challenge your views, I hate the way Real Ale costs so much, I hate the way the Jeremy Kylers have taken celebrity to another level.

I play/ed sport to a high level..sportsmen and women are heroes. Not politicians, not right wing media whores but those that represent their country, not wankers who wrap themselves with the flag.

So Tommeh the hero, his fans go wild and Stephen Yaxley Lennon is now more famous than Harry Kane, Joe Root and Anthony Joshua. Or is he………

The gruesome twosome are in this for the cash l, no one can deny this, so who is SYL or syphilis as I like to call him… arrested, charged and jailed he ain’t a KFC bargain bucket. He’s a racist cunt, like Goldibollocks and Screechy but he’s a cleverer racist cunt. His rap sheet is mahoooooosive, from wife beating to mortgage fraud, it’s almost “if you’ve got a crime get me out of here. This is the SYL who has been filmed beating the shit out of fellow race goers, who was on tv as a racist cunt and is now languishing behind bars. Is there any difference between him and our favourite racist cunts……. nope.

Goldibollocks and Screechy are all about money, five faaaasand her for a van, five faaaasand there because our system was hacked, 20 faaaasand for court cases, the rap sheet goes on and on , and Stephen Yaxley Lennon( he hates us using this name)is exactly the same, but cuter

He uses Rebel TV as his mouthpiece, and from moles inside this he was defrauding them, he set up his own platform to con more money out of the sheeple, he is in love with For Britain and Anne Marie Waters, he WAS the leader of the EDL who apart from the NF, BNP and Combat 18 the most racist of Potato groups in this country. And he asks l, just like Screechy and Goldibollocks, for money. SYL, Goldibollocks and Screechy. Two cheeks of the same arse.

So here’s a promise to you here at EBF, I may not buy as many hobnobs, coffee and custard creams as I did, but I ain’t letting the cuntspangles off the hook for a minute.

Toodlepip

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The origins of Britain’s far right movement

Godwin’s law states that the first person to call their opponent a Nazi loses the debate. That’s because the word Nazi (the short-form of the German NSDAP or ‘National Socialist German Workers’ Party)’) is so over-used today. It’s become the go-to insult for those whose intellectual abilities have run dry and they find themselves unable to counter a well-thought out argument. In that sense, Godwin was right – the first person to call their opponent a Nazi has indeed, lost the debate. But what if the person you’re talking about or interacting with really is a Nazi?

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That’s when Godwin’s law starts to come apart. It becomes even more confusing when your verbal sparring partner subscribes to Nazi policies (see groups like Britain First, UKIP and Liberty GB) and yet genuinely believes that they’re not Nazi at all. What if they actually see themselves as ‘anti-Nazi’?

The leadership of the British far-right have been so diligent in redefining themselves that they really have convinced their supporters (and perhaps even themselves) that their policies, although often exactly matching those of Hitler’s Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s, are actually anti-Nazi.

Here we chart the descent of Nazism through the generations as we might track the passage of the runners’ baton in an Olympic relay race. Here the track is measured in years, not metres but the principle is the same. The same baton that was touched by the hands of Hitler, Franco and Mussolini now finds itself carried just as reverently by Weston, Griffin, Yaxley-Lennon, Hopkins, Golding, Fransen and Dowson.

Hitler, Mussolini, Franco

It’s no secret that these three mid-twentieth century dictators knew each other. Hitler and Mussolini even fought together against the Allies during World War 2. Before the war both men sent troops, funds and equipment to support Franco’s fascist cause in the Spanish Civil War. They were the three most prominent fascist dictators of the period, matched in ruthlessness only by Stalin in Communist Russia. What isn’t so well known is the way that these dictators interacted with British High society.

Mosley, the British Union of Fascists

Oswald Mosley was the leader of the British Union of Fascists, a party he formed in 1932 immediately after visiting Mussolini in Italy.

mosleyMosley’s followers dressed in black military style uniform, shared Hitler’s hatred of Jews and socialists and even had their own army of street thugs, the infamous ‘Biff Boys’. These violent, black-shirted gangs spent their time terrorizing and assaulting Jews, homosexuals (the word ‘gay’ meant something rather different back then). Socialists and non-whites. Their methods and their targets were exactly the same as those of Ernst Rohm’s brown-shirted SA in pre-war Nazi Germany. There’s a reason for that.

Mosley and the Mitford sisters

Mosely had very real links to the fascists of Europe. As well as Mussolini he also visited Nazi Germany and married his second wife, Diana Mitford in the home of Joseph Goebbels. There were only around half a dozen guests in attendance including Adolf Hitler himself. Mosley’s new sister in law, Unity Mitford was known to be extremely close to Hitler and even got to attend high level strategy meetings with the Fuhrer. Unity killed herself when war was declared, so heartbroken was she at the rift between the two nations.

William Joyce Lord Haw HawDeputy leader William Joyce (Lord Haw Haw)

Deputy Leader of the BUF was William Joyce, later to defect to Nazi Germany and broadcast pro-Nazi propaganda across the channel throughout the war. Nicknamed ‘Lord Haw Haw’ by the British he was captured in 1945 and hanged for treason shortly afterward.

Defence regulation 18B

In late May 1940, Mosley and his wife, along with several other prominent members of the British Union of Fascists were imprisoned under Defence regulation 18B. This was an emergency power used to prevent any British citizen suspected of undermining the British war effort from aiding the enemy. The BUF itself was disbanded a few days later. However its legacy lives on.

Archibald Ramsay & The Right Club

Archibald RamsayArchibald Ramsay was a Scottish aristocrat and Conservative MP. He was a staunch supporter of Franco’s fascists during the Spanish Civil War. In 1935 he collaborated with German Nazi agents to found the Nordic League, an aristocratic version of Mosley’s BUF. Like the BUF, the Nordic League was deeply anti-Semitic and committed to establishing and maintaining a racially pure Britain. Ramsay was responsible for instigating a number of attempts to have Jews barred from political life in Britain.

In 1939 he founded The Right Club, a secret society of upper class Nazi sympathisers and anti-Semites whose stated aim was to expose and oppose organised Jewry. Members included Mosley, the traitor, William Joyce along with Anna Wolkoff and Tyler Kent who were subsequently imprisoned for passing classified information to the Nazis during wartime.

AK Chesterton

AK ChestertonAK Chesterton (not to be confused with author, GK Chesterton) was a prominent member of the British Union of Fascists, The Nordic League and The Right Club. Like his fellows he was staunchly anti-Semitic and pro-fascist. He left England during the second world war and went to live in Africa, presumably to avoid being forced to fight against his ideological brethren. However he maintained his far-right, anti-Semitic and openly racist views throughout his life and was instrumental in passing the baton of fascism down to the next generation of British Nazis – The National Front.

 

Chesterton, Tyndall and the National Front

John TyndallChesterton’s most prominent protégé was John Tyndall. Through Tyndall and his fellow acolyte, Colin Jordan the ageing Nazi sympathiser passed the baton of extreme right wing politics to the next generation. Tyndall joined his mentor, Chesterton in the League of Empire Loyalists, The National Labour Party (mirroring Hitler’s National Socialist Party) and The National Socialist Movement (with Jordan) until eventually the pair co-founded The National Front in the late 1960s.

The early years of The National Front, steered as it was by Chesterton and Tyndall saw the introduction of many better known modern neo-Nazis who also carry forward the baton of British fascism first brandished by Mosley, Joyce and Ramsay. Under Chesterton and Tyndall’s stewardship the NF nurtured the early political careers of people like Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons (later to become British National Party MEPs), Holocaust denier, Martin Wingfield and even Tommy Robinson. Tyndall and Colin Jordan eventually formed the White Defence League before uniting with John Bean to found the British National Party.

Andrew Brons had been a member of Colin Jordan’s National Socialist Movement, an affiliation he has repeatedly had to distance himself from in later years. In 1965 he joined the National front led by John Bean. This is not the same National Front that Tyndall and Chesterton founded in 1967 although its aims and ideology were the same – anti-Semitism, racial purity and neo-Nazism. Only in 1967, following a merger with Tyndall and Chesterton’s League of Empire Loyalists did the current National Front come into existence. With this merger, a critical mass of new-generation Nazis was re-established in UK and Mosley’s baton became a truncheon once again.

Combat 18 and Column 88

Combat 18 nazi

This newly imagined National Front gave rise to some of the most violent street warfare of the period. Groups like Combat 18 were as much the NF’s enforcers as Mosely’s ‘Biff Boys’ had been for the BUF. Named after letters of the alphabet, Combat 18 stood for A & H (Adolf Hitler). Column 88 whose initials stood for HH (Heil Hitler) was led by former British National Party stalwart Leslie Eric Lutz Vaughan. The column was a paramilitary Nazi group whose CO of operations was a former Black Watch Major called Ian Souter Clarence. The ‘good’ Major used to run military style training camps and was widely thought to have stockpiled weapons acquired after demobilisation of WW2 servicemen.

 

Both groups  have a string of convictions for intimidation, assault, harassment and even murder to their credit. More modern groups like The Pie and Mash Squad and the EDL’s breakaway ‘Infidels’ groups have their own links with these early bands of politicised street fighters.

Nick Griffin

Nick Griffin NF White PowerNick Griffin was mentored by Tyndall and followed his far-right tutor from the National Front into the newly formed British National Party. This erstwhile NF Street fighter rose to prominence in the BNP and eventually ousted his old mentor to take the BNP chair for himself. There he steered the party from relative obscurity to become the most successful British far-right party since Mosley’s BUF before financial irregularities and a string of law-suits brought his newly-built empire crashing down around his ears. Now the BNP is a shadow of its former self with many of its members defecting to join the ranks of street movements like the English Defence League and Britain First.

The BNP gives birth to the EDL and Britain First

BF East London Mosque ELM Robin Lomax political uniformchief of staff head of national security

Paul Golding had once been a member of the National Front but he followed his mentor, Nick Griffin into the BNP when still a teenager. With Griffin’s mentorship he rose to become Communications Officer on the party’s National Executive and was widely tipped to rise high in the organisation. That was until things started to fall apart.

Tommy (EDL leader) RobinsonStephen Yaxley-Lennon was a member of the British National Party under Griffin’s leadership. It’s unclear how well he knew Griffin personally but they certainly had shared contacts and their ideologies are broadly the same. It was Robinson who took the far-right baton in a new direction and abandoned politics, albeit temporarily to form the English Defence League, a street movement that once boasted up to 5,000 ‘foot-soldiers’ at its largest demonstration.

The English Defence League still exists but without Yaxley-Lennon (AKA Tommy Robinson) who has since been associated with the Muslim-led anti-terror organisation Quilliam and then the UK Branch of the anti-Muslim group, Pegida. More recently in a desperate effort to avoid a much-deserved obscurity he’s pretending to be a journalist. In truth he’s generally found causing trouble, getting into fights and then filming the retaliation of others whilst pretending to be a victim. These days he tries to assume an air of reasonableness but underneath he’s the same bigotted thug he always was.

British National Party fundraiser, Ulster Unionist and long-time pro-life campaigner, Jim Dowson became involved in a spat with Griffin over allegations of sexual misconduct. Dowson left the party in less than amicable circumstances and Golding went with him. Together they formed the anti-Muslim party, Britain First in 2010. They were later joined by former EDL ‘Angel’, Jayda Fransen and spend much of their time campaigning against Islam and ‘invading’ Mosques and Halal businesses. The pair regularly find themselves in court for harassment, breaches of bail and ironically for wearing political uniform, an offence under the Pubic Order Act of 1936, originally created to kerb Mosley’s black-shirted British Union of Fascists.

BF beyond UKIP cabaret invasion

Having recognised their ideological soul-mates in Nigel Farage’s UKIP, Britain First even set themselves up for a time as UKIP’s attack dogs. They harassed their opponents and mounted unofficial ‘patrols’ to ensure would-be demonstrators against UKIP were intimidated. They were a much less effective and actually quite laughable parody of the German Nazi party’s violent, brown-shirted ‘SA’. Golding, Fransen and the rest of the BF leadership have repeatedly called for their supporters to vote UKIP, presumably having noted the many similarities between UKIP’s extreme right policies and their own.

Most recently both Golding and Fransen have been imprisoned for racially motivated harassment and their organisation has been banned from the largest social media sites. It is this double-whammy blow to Britain First that has prompted EBF to rebrand itself and broaden our horizons. Britain First is dying but British fascism is not – so we continue.

BF Paul and Jayda Kent police mugshot

Godwin’s law revisited

It’s clear that step by step, generation by generation the British fascist baton has been passed down without interruption from mentor to student, from racist to racist, Anti-Semite to anti-Muslim, Nazi to neo-Nazi for almost a century now. As this series continues we’ll start to look at how the very same policies and ideological beliefs have withstood the test of time. Some have remained unchanged whilst others have adapted slightly in the face of modern attitudes and current events. But however they might have been adapted, disguised and given the superficial appearance of something far more moderate than they really are, the core of  fascism and Nazism remains unchanged.

Remember – Godwin’s law only applies if the people you’re talking about aren’t actually Nazis. In this case – they really are!

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A view from a barstool #34 by Landlord

Beer 2Well there’s a thing, another week of lovely warm sunshine keeping winter at bay and I’m getting it in the neck from the Landlady for putting away the summer play things in the pub garden, I blame the weathermen who told me it was going to be a short Indian summer.

I have a question to ask. Are you ready for the Biffers silly season? Yep it’s that time again. As Autumn hits our shores the biffers propaganda ministry will go into overdrive. Muslims taking control of government and councils to harm all British patriots’ way of life. Hallowe’en, Remembrance Day, Christmas, the usual shit fuelled by the bastions of truth The Sun, Mail and Express.

So lets have a look at these Great British traditions one by one. These traditions that every year are supposedly shut down by Islamic leaders, every year we see hysterical headlines and social media statuses that are basically either downright lies or twist the story to such a degree that Muslims are made to be the evil ones fuelling an already slow burning hatred that has got worse since the referendum.

Hallowe’en, the day when parents all over the country, who normally wouldn’t let their kids go round knocking on doors or talking to strangers, allow their kids to do just that. This last year was supposedly banned in a lot of areas. It wasn’t in most places and where it was it was the police and councils fearing anti social behaviour. Again we saw headlines in the gruesome threesome and fuelled the hate.

Remembrance day – the day British Patriots adore as once more they can pretend to be more patriotic than the rest of us. Age old stories will be regurgitated, poppies being burnt, Muslims disrespecting the dead, Muslims stopping remembrance marches and Biffers adding security to armed forces cadets selling poppies.

BF NF EBF Paul Golding underpantsThe poppies were burnt, yes but a long time ago, the people doing it were dealt with there and then and they were rightly convicted and fined. It reminds me of the pictures I saw of a certain BNP racist cockwomble wandering around the cenotaph with a pair of Y-fronts om his head. If you havent seen this before this arsewipe has become leader of a “registered political” party.

Our memes last year documented the hundreds of thousands of Muslims who died protecting our freedom. Their relatives must be wondering why right now.

Finally, on Remembrance Day , or at least on the run up to the day Goldibollocks tells his shit troopers to go and “protect” the army of cadets who collect money for veterans from the hordes of lefties and Muslims that are out to desecrate the memories of the fallen. Except they don’t protect…..they hide away until any adults have gone off then get a selfie with the cadets, place it on Facebook and the dickwads that follow the page eat it up. The Biffers respect our fallen so much they sell tat, dressed up as British Legion merchandise and pocket the money for their own grubby means.

A friend of the page, John McKnight has been asking Goldibollocks where the money raised has gone. Ask yourself the question then, who disrespects the fallen more, Muslims, lefties, Foldibollocks or the biffers.

muslims ban christmas propaganda fail.jpgFinally Christmas, I don’t think there is a day goes by in November or December that a headline in the gruesome threesome, a meme or a link to an ultra right wing think tank that doesn’t say CHRISTMAS GETS CANCELLED. Now I don’t like Christmas apart from my coffers bulging but each to their own. The Muslims I know celebrate the day, maybe not as christians do but still give presents, invite friends for a cocktail or three (grrr not spending in my gaff) and generally enjoy the time as much as a certain grumpy landlord. Also, in the afternoon, Naz opens his store for forgotten things and fags. The reasons lights, decorations or trees don’t go up is not Muslims, grumpy landlords or athiests it’s because councils can’t afford it, health and safety or a myriad of other reasons.

MUSLIMS DO NOT WANT TO CANCEL CHRISTMAS!

But it doesn’t matter to Biffers. Any article in the propaganda sheets will be siezed upon and twisted for their own gain to keep the anti Muslim sentiment going.

I would offer a packet of toffee chocolate hobnobs if you manage to see a positive article about any of these but I checked EBF coffers and we seem only to have half a packet of midget gems, two packets of quavers, a bottle of Lambrini and a packet of hummus.

Now back to the job, putting back up the climbing frame, swings and benches…..wheres my hammer.

Toodlepip

Former Britain First member speaks out

The following post was Emailed by a former Biffer. We publish it here without edit or comment beyond this very brief introduction. (EBFBlogger)

BF NF BNP Nazi comparisonsThe first time I heard of Britain First was in 2014, when I saw the video of them confronting and chasing Anjem Choudary outside his home. I thought it was justified that a pro-violence hate preacher was being treated as badly as he treats others. I signed up to be a member after watching that video and one other of a counter protest. I thought it was a good cause because at the time, I felt little or no action was being carried out against extremeism in Britain.

Shortly after signing up, I got a magazine through the post from Britain First and the most interesting article in it was about the “New World Order” and how the “Establishment” needs to be removed in Britain. I thought I struck gold. A party against extremeism and the Establishment.

A few weeks later came the first of many emails asking for money. At first, I thought it was fine because they are only a small party. I was basically skint, so I never donated anything.

After reading Facebook posts by BF, I was confused. They went from being Anti-Establishment to praising the Queen (who is arguably the biggest figure of the British Establishment) so that was odd. I also heard some members (including Paul) were ex-BNP. At this point, I should have been smart enough to see through the illusion but I wasn’t. I thought hardly anything of the BNP link, I thought maybe they turned away from racism. Maybe they wanted a fresh start.

BF Full metal jacket fight war islam muslimAround the same time ISIS began dominating news headlines, came BF’s posts saying how a “Moderate Muslim” doesn’t exist and they “all read from the same evil book”
Sad to say, I thought they had a point. I started thinking of all Muslims as evil and terrorist sympathisers. I was never racist but I was Islamophobic. I am extremely disappointed in myself for this because growing up I was never bothered by religion or political beliefs.
I feel like I was radicalised.

I went to my only protest which was in Rotherham. When I got there, it felt more like a market, with cheap tacky merchandise being sold out of a car boot. The illusion started to slowly fade from this moment.

After that, my next event, if I remember correctly, was their conference. I walked into the hall where it was being held and headed into the main room. Paul and Jayda were speaking to each other.

“When’s it going to happen then?” Paul asked

“I don’t think they’ve realised just yet” Jayda replied.

EBF BF police conference 2014 raidI can only assume they were talking about booking the hall and not informing staff who they were or what the event was. A few minutes later, a worker approached Paul and asked who exactly they were, to which Paul handed her a leaflet, with a smug smile on his face. Like a plan had all come together. The worker walked away and Jayda followed her into a small room, and came back a few moments later. Then all hell broke loose. The manager came to the main room and shouted “How dare you speak to my staff like that, get out now!” God knows what she said. Jayda seemed to love being confronted and responded aggressively.

The staff cut the power, so no laptops were working etc. The police were called and the conference was cut short. What a waste of a day that was. On the way home, I was thinking to myself, why am I here. This isn’t me.

Later in the week, in maybe one of the biggest coincidences of all time, I just finished reading a post by a fellow member saying how “all Muslims hate dogs” and “dogs are seen as filthy in Islam”. I took my dog for a long walk and sat down relaxing for a while, when a Muslim lady wearing a hijab and her husband walked past. She saw my dog and the lady smiled at me and asked if she could stroke him and take a picture of him. I said sure. I thought I was being wound up at the first!

It was in this moment I realised I was completely wrong. Most Muslims are peaceful and friendly people. It was such a brilliant scenario.

BF NF EBF Paul Golding underpants

Britain First took a break in December and I discovered alot more about them. Such as the Daily Politics interview where it shows Paul disrespecting the war dead on Remember Sunday. My mind was more or less made up then, but I did one last event, which was campaigning. It was rubbish and nothing of importance happened.

I went home and I exposed Britain First to all the other activists and officially quit.

Now, I am sharing my story with you, as someone who has seen how this evil party operates from the inside. As someone who was peaceful growing up, only to be transformed into a Islamophobe because of Britain First.

As for my views now, my core beliefs are being Anti-Establishment and promoting peace between all races, colours, religions etc.

EBF multicultural

I would like to end this post by saying sorry and to urge any Britain First members reading this to leave the party, turn your lives around and promote peace and give your time to a worthy cause.

No pasaran!

BF Reich eagle naziIt’s easy to pretend that stuff doesn’t matter, that it doesn’t concern us or that it just couldn’t possibly be as bad as all that because people wouldn’t allow it. We can sympathise with that view. People really won’t allow it. We won’t allow it!

It really is inconceivable that Nazism could rise again in modern UK. But why is it inconceivable? It’s not because there aren’t any Nazis left. We know there are plenty of those, not only here in UK but across the developed world. That’s the price we pay for our society’s tolerance – there’s always someone ready to hi-jack what we’ve built.

The real reason why Nazism cannot thrive in decent societies is ordinary people. People like you who don’t just assume that someone else will stop them. We all have our part to play in beating the modern threat of neo-nazism whether it comes from Britain First, the English Defence League, the New British Union, Unity, Pegida or anyone else.

If you pretend it doesn’t matter, you make yourself complicit. If you wait for someone else to spread the word and expose these thugs you miss an opportunity to halt the propaganda war that won’t simply stop with muslims or ‘lefties’.

All any of us have to do is tell our friends what we know whenever the subject comes up. When they share that Facebook meme from the EDL challenge it. When they praise the Biffers for facing up to extremists tell them about their true cowardice, hiding behind police and harrassing women and old men. When your relative likes that clickbait picture of kittens or traditional British fish and chips make sure you let them know who they’ve just ‘liked and shared’.

There is no official body of anti Nazis ready to swoop on fledgling fash like Britain First There are only ordinary people – individuals like you, doing their little bit when the topic comes up. That’s all we ask.

Will you do your part in this war of ideas?

They shall not pass!

No pasaran!

View from a Cellar 5

Landlord in cellarAnother weekend, another waste of Police overtime, as more fash decide they should take to the streets. This time polluting our ears in Newcastle and Preston. Councils should send the policing bill to these so called patriots for their time as this would certainly stop this stupidity.

A few people on the Exposing Britain First page support their right to protest and so do I, after all it is what makes this country great. Banning these prats would only get them to do flash demo’s and this country’s silent majority have had enough. And we would see the violence back on our streets as we did at Dover.

The police seem to have changed tack slightly and let the cockwombles march but on their terms not the fash leaving them basically getting pissed, walking down an empty street and having speeches(if spouting the vile crap they come out with constitutes speech) well away from the public. They keep the Anti fash well away too knowing that this will just keep the peace.

NPAS Warton EDL Preston image.pngIn Preston the cream of the EDL came to town to protest about (yawn) muslim no go zones, refugees, the child grooming and anything else they could blame on a religious group they hate. As I said in an earlier blog, and watching a video of the area, how they could say Deepdale is a white no go area I don’t know. 5000 Sheffield Wednesday fans walked down the very streets supposedly patrolled by Sharia Police and gangs of muslims and I’ve checked the press – there were no beheadings, fights, Muslamic ray guns, conversions or anything of the sort. I also checked in with the two pubs around and there is no boarding up, no machine gun posts and no tinfoil hats being worn. In actual fact the pubs are flourishing and love being a centre of the community.

I digress, the EDL turned up in ‘huge numbers’. If you believe them around 200. If you believe the anti’s 50. If you believe the police 80-90. I’ll stick with the police. In fact the lack of turn out seems to have started the infighting already and this can only be good for us. The Anti’s numbers, were according to the EDL around 20, Anti’s themselves 400 or the police between 250 and 300 again I’ll take the police figures. The EDL, trying to big it up, tried to tell all that would listen that the Anti’s spent most of the time fighting amongst themselves. As far as I could see they were more busy eating the tea and cakes that the local mosques made and were handing out.

national action racism full face mask

In Newcastle the even more vile National Action were out in pig masks and Niqabs (or full face masks). This was probably to disguise the fact there was only 15 of them. The rest probably slipped on banana skins or got stuck in lost luggage again. They held their banner calling for whatever (I think it was Refugees not welcome) and for an hour they were laughed at deleriously by the wonderful Geordies. An hour after they pissed off, in the same place around 100 people unfurled a banner saying Refugees Welcome.

You see then two demo’s, the size of which can be debated, that wouldn’t even fill my pub when I have the Rugby (or some footy) on. I had the 6 nations on. English flags and shirts, Welsh flags and shirts, Scottish and Irish flags and you know what – they were all patriotic, all supported their countries, but never once did I hear a racial slur. In fact good rugby was applauded by them all. I guess then that the fucknuggets who have tried to steal our identity along with hoisting our flags to show their hatred of others are losing.

Flag waving needn’t be racist. You just need to kick the idiots out.

Cheers

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Have we forgotten yet?

This weekend saw the passing of another historical icon in the fight against fascism. Samuel Willenberg, the last living survivor of the Treblinka death camp passed away in Israel at the age of 93. He never forgot the horrors he witnessed at the camp in which almost every inmate died at the hands of their Nazi captors. Their only ‘crime’ was to belong to the wrong religion (or as the Nazis saw it then and now – the wrong race).

Samuel Willenberg last Treblinka survivor

Willenberg dedicated his long life to keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive. He regularly returned to Treblinka to help each new generation understand just what human beings are capable of given the right circumstances. His was a life dedicated to the principle ‘Never again’.

As I look around modern UK and the still embryonic but very definite revival of fascist ideologies; As I witness the neo-nazism of hate groups like Britain First and the EDL; As I watch these deplorable organisations distort the memory of those brave men and women who fought the Nazis in WW2 I have to ask myself…

Have we forgotten yet?

It seems that many of us have.

Many of us know nothing of the horrors that Nazism inflicted on the world so few decades ago. Still worse, some modern neo-nazis actually deny that these things happened at all, so desperate are they to sanitise the horrific ideology they support.

SwastikaMany modern supporters of divisive hate groups are so misinformed about the reality of the Holocaust and all its perpetrators stood for they actually believe that they are part of some vague opposition to Nazism when in fact they are its keenest supporters.

Have we forgotten yet?

It seems that many of us have.

I ask any members of Britain First, the English Defence League, Pegida, The New British Union or any of the seemingly endless list of far right organisations cropping up across the Western world to stop and consider for a moment. Do you really, truly understand what you’re getting into? Do you really want to be part of a movement that wants to murder anyone who doesn’t agree with its own policies and ideologies? Do you really believe that anything good can come out of the wholesale persecution and slander of an entire religion?

Have you forgotten yet?

Well… have you?