Jayda Fransen isn’t only Britain First’s ‘Deputy leader’. She’s also the Biffers’ ‘Press officer’ according to her online biography at BiritainFirst.org. So we thought we’d compare her recent article to the German Nazi Party’s equivalent – Der Sturmer editor, Julius Streicher. The results were very interesting.
There are some differences. Streicher’s work in the 1930s and 1940s was all about demonising Jews. Fransen’s task here in modern UK is to try to make us all hate Muslims. But the tactics are the same, the repetitive simplicity of the message is the same too. It seems that the Biffers are learning their lessons from the Nazis and following the instructions to the letter…
“If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
“The people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. All you have to do is tell them that they are in danger of being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.”
It doesn’t take a genius to see that this is precisely the tactic that Britain First has been using for years now:
- They’ve over simplified the issue of child sexual exploitation to pretend it’s a Muslim issue alone;
- They’ve over-simplified the issue of religious extremism to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim issue alone;
- They’ve over-simplified the problem of violent crime on British streets to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim problem alone;
- They’ve over-simplified the problem of religious bigotry to make it seem as though it’s a Muslim problem alone.
Can you see a pattern here?
Also, just like the Nazis, Britain First has exaggerated the impact of the UK’s minority Muslim population and likened them to subhumans or vermin. This is precisely what Hitler’s Nazi party did to German Jews in the build up to the second world war.
Julius Streicher wrote in Der Sturmer (the Nazi propoganda newspaper) in 1938…
“The Jews are a people of bastards, afflicted with all diseases, They are a people of criminals and outcasts. They are the carriers of disease and vermin among men . . . A rotten apple cannot be assimilated by a basketful of healthy apples. Mice and rats cannot be acknowledged as useful pets and live within the community . . . . Bacteria, vermin and pests cannot be tolerated . . . for reasons of cleanliness and hygiene we must render them harmless by killing them off . . . Why should we repress our feeling for cleanliness and hygiene when it comes to the Jew?”
In 2015 Britain First had this to say about Muslims…
Their views on non-white immigrants and Roma gypsies are quite instructive too…
But the real eye opener is the comparison between the rhetoric of Jayda “Dutchy” Fransen and Der Sturmer’s Julius Streicher. If you still doubt that Britain First is a neo-nazi organisation, we urge you to click the link below, download the PDF and see for yourself!
Since this was such an eye-opener for us we went ahead and did a similair piece of work comparing BF’s policy stetements with quotes from Adolf Hitler. You can find that report here together with its accompanying blog post. It’s well worth a look.