Fransen’s failure: Not quite the show trial she’d hoped for

Many of us have long suspected that Jayda Fransen, unlike her cowardly Master, Paul Golding, has deliberately courted legal proceedings as part of her leadership bid. It’s well known that her brief failure of confidence in Dudley lost her Dowson’s support, effectively destroying her hopes of the Britain First Fuhrership, at least for a while.  After Dudley’s failed demonstration Jayda disappeared for several weeks, presumably licking her wounds and nursing her injured pride but then she returned with a vengeance. Since then she’s clearly and deliberately baited the police and the courts, refused to answer Bail (whilst her brave Master consistently turned up like the puppy he is) and even now posts videos of Luton Muslims on line in contravention of a court order. She’s even risking prosecution for attempting to pervert the course of justice by proclaiming her biased version of events online prior to the trial date.

BF Jayda Fransen court trial Luton give them hell.pngIt may not immediately be obvious to all EBF readers just what Fransen might be trying to achieve with all this conspicuous law-breaking. To us it’s clear – she’s copying her ideological predecessor just as she does in so many other of her policies and behaviours. Jayda has borrowed many speeches and key phrases from Hitler, Goering and Streicher in the past. Now she’s trying to recreate Hitler’s famous show-trial of 1924.

She’s even promised to “Give them Hell in court”, clearly planning to imitate former corporal Hitler who used his three-day trial to unite the fractured German right under Nazism.

We’re always sorry to disillusion people, especially when they’ve staked their entire career on flawed logic but we think it’s important for Jayda’s own sake that she has a clear idea both of the judicial and the political reality before she carries out her ill-advised attempt to give anybody Hell. Presumably she won’t want to add contempt of court to the three charges she’s already facing. Far from making her a nationally recognised political martyr the result is likely to make her an even bigger joke and loser than she is already.

Here’s why Jayda’s appearance before the beak will be nothing like Hitler’s ideological triumph after the failed November Putsch…

Hitler was already well-known

beer-hall-putsch-hitler-1923Adolf Hitler had been working away at uniting the far right for many years by the time he appeared in court. Starting as an unknown speaker in Munich’s beer halls his personal charisma and compelling prowess as an impassioned public-speaker had been drawing huge crowds for years. He had the support of at least two major paramilitary groups, (the Brown shirts and the Steel helmets) and was a regular guest of Berlin’s political and financial high society. This ability to mix with people from all backgrounds, together with his oratory skill made him a household name.

Fransen is a little-known wannabe fascist who can’t manage more than a hundred or so listeners at rallies, even when they’ve been planned and advertised for months. Britain First’s recent national conference in London involved only 25 people from the whole of the UK.  Hitler’s offence, The Beer Hall Putsch involved several hundred of his followers, hastily organised and sufficiently dedicated to drop everything at their leader’s beck and call. Fransen has no such network of willing footsoldiers, no senior political contacts and no sympathy within the judiciary. The context for Jayda’s hearing in Luton is very different from Hitler’s.

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Hitler had senior contacts

By the time of his trial in 1924 Adolf Hitler had wormed his way into the drawing rooms and private clubs of some of the Weimar republic’s most influential ‘movers and shakers’. The best Fransen has been able to manage is to act as ‘marketing totty’ for terrorist-sympathiser, Jim Dowson to make a fast few quid out of gullible British fash.

The judges were sympathetic to Nazism from the outset

Following the almost impossibly hard terms of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919 the German people struggled with starvation, unbelievably rapid inflation and almost impossible conditions of life. Extreme politics were commonplace and both the far left and the far right had formed violent militia, sometimes hundreds of thousands strong, resulting in genuine running battles on German streets. Centrist politics were being squeezed out and most citizens found themselves having to choose between one extreme or the other, if only because everyone else was becoming increasingly impotent.

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Brown-shirted SA (Storm division) militiamen were hastily mobilised in support of Hitler’s Beer Hall Putsch in November 1923

In modern UK no such polarisation applies. There are no armed, uniformed militia terrorising UK streets and our judges and magistrates don’t need to favour any extremes at all.

Hitler was a charismatic speaker

The few televised clips regularly trotted out on popular TV documentaries don’t really do justice to Hitler’s oratory. He was more than just the shouty man so regularly portrayed on our TV screens. Eyewitness accounts make clear the immense preparation that went into Hitler’s versatility as a speaker. He would build in cadence and volume, gradually becoming more and more flamboyant as his oratory rose to crescendo after crescendo, each one punctuating a speech that itself built relentlessly in tempo and passion until he almost hypnotized the audience be it one thousand or one hundred thousand strong.

Fransen by comparison appears hesitant, nervous and occasionally apologetic whenever she takes to the stage. Even her video rants on ‘Jayda’s soapbox’ are amateurish by comparison. She’s no orator and she’s no potential leader of a new British Reich. If Jayda tries to eulogise for some bygone Britain the way that Hitler used his trial to mourn a lost Germany, she’ll very quickly either shut up or be done for contempt of court. This is to be a court appearance – not a political rally.

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Hitler’s crime mattered to the average man in the street

Adolf Hitler had assembled several hundred armed veterans and surrounded a Munich beer hall. They had taken hostage members of the political and aristocratic elite (including nationally respected war hero, General Erich Ludendorff) and genuinely planned to overthrow the German government. That’s a serious crime attracting serious media coverage.

judges-gavelJayda Fransen is rude, bigoted and brazen but she really hasn’t done anything to come close to her uncle Adolf’s attempted Putsch.

Basically the Deputy Fuhrer of Britain first might believe she’s being clever by taking on the establishment in the political show-trial of the century but actually she’s just going to be one more ‘business as usual’ prosecution in a minor Magistrates’ court that really doesn’t give two hoots about her plans. The magistrates are just there to uphold the law, whether Fransen likes it or not.

Nazis really do love their mythologies

nuremberg rallyA little over 70 years ago the world beat the Nazi third Reich into oblivion. It was an horrendous regime built upon hatred and fear, division and mythology. At its heart was the myth of the Aryan Master race, an imaginary ancestral genotype who high-ranking Nazis professed to believe had bequeathed superior status upon Germanic peoples.

It was all rubbish, of course. A fanciful example of deranged wishful thinking, based upon occult practices, half-understood legends and a huge dose of wishful thinking. Arguably very few Nazis believed in the Aryan myth outside of Hitler’s inner circle. Fanatics like Himmler certainly did. Opportunists like Rohm and Goering probably just pretended to so that they could climb the party ladder to personal power. The propagandist, Julius Streicher almost certainly saw Aryanism for the nonsense it was but that didn’t stop him from peddling the story to the wider population. It was the mythology that led the tiny Nazi party started by Anton Dexler in a Munich workshop to grow into a giant monster that almost stole an entire continent.

nuremberg laws jew nazi discrimination 1936Every good myth needs a counterpoint, a foil to be compared to, a counterweight to be measured against. In Hitler’s Germany the counterweight was international Jewry. The more the Jews could be demonised the greater the Aryans would appear. The Nazi propaganda machine resurrected centuries old fables like the medieval blood libel and added some more modern slanders for good measure. It worked like clockwork. German people, frightened of the enemy within were desperate to believe in the salvationpromised by their mythological ancestors and the Aryan myth took root.

That’s a short, potted history of the events of the 1930s and 1940s. What would the same passage be like if it was to be written in the late 21st century? We think it’d look something like this…

BF Burton 120 maxA little over 70 years ago the world beat the Nazi Biffers into oblivion. It was an horrendous regime built upon hatred and fear, division and mythology. At its heart was the myth of the Aryan Master race, an imaginary ancestral genotype who high-ranking Biffers professed to believe had bequeathed superior status upon white, British protestants.

It was all rubbish, of course. A fanciful example of deranged wishful thinking, based upon barely understood religious rituals, half-understood legends and a huge dose of wishful thinking. Arguably very few Biffers believed in the Aryan myth outside of Golding’s inner circle. Fanatics like Lewis certainly did. Opportunists like Slatter and Lomax probably just pretended to so that they could climb the party ladder to personal power. The propagandist, Jayda Fransen almost certainly saw Aryanism for the nonsense it was but that didn’t stop her from peddling the story to the wider population. It was the mythology that led the tiny Biffer party started under the name ‘English Defence League’ by Steven Yaxley-Lennon in a Luton sports bar to grow into the giant monster that almost stole an entire continent.

EBF BF policies conference 2015 1Every good myth needs a counterpoint, a foil to be compared to, a counterweight to be measured against. In Golding’s Britain the counterweight was international Islam. The more the Muslims could be demonised the greater the Aryans would appear. The Biffer propaganda machine resurrected centuries old fables like the medieval blood libel and added some more modern slanders for good measure. It worked like clockwork. British people, frightened of the enemy within were desperate to believe in the salvation promised by their mythological ancestors and the Aryan myth took root.

Some may think we’re being a bit over the top with this comparison. Please consider the possibility that we’re not.

When Hitler joined the party he was eventually to lead there were only 54 other members. He was registered as member number 555 because the Nazis had started counting at 501 to make themselves look more popular than they really were. By a strange coincidence Golding – the ‘founder member’ and leader of Britan First has exactly the same membership number. At least he had until we started pointing out that he seemed a little too keen to emulate his late hero. Then, even more implausibly, the founder member’s card number mysteriously changed to 66548. Spooky!

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The German Nazi party, started by an insignificant tradesman called Anton Drexler, was about as insignificant as it could be and nobody took it seriously – until it was too late. Drexler was ousted and the new leader, more charismatic and calculating than Drexler had ever been took it from strength to strength.

Paul Golding is like Drexler. He’s just holding the organisation in place while it treads water. Britain First has no future under Paulie and everyone knows it. It may not have a future under Fransen (we’ll find out later this year). But it’s bigger than the Nazi party under Drexler and it’s ripe for exploitation by the right leader.

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You can download our 69 page expose of Britain First’s neo-nazi intentions and practices here. It’s free and for those unfamiliar with the true nature of the Biffers we think it’s a real eye-opener.

Let’s crush these neo-nazis before they get the chance to grow into something unmanageable. Like the first sign of weeds in the garden, these nasty little duck wort need to be uprooted and destroyed before they strangle all that is decent about our society.

Let’s stop them right now – together.

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Another silly question from Britain First

BF Islam 2050 think about our children minority nationWell that’s that then. The girls are off to Granny’s for the day and Hubby and I are just about to set off for Burton to enjoy a quiet lunch and then heckle some Biffers. But before we go I’ve just got time to answer their latest silly question.

Britain First posts so much about past wars (even dating back as far as the 11th century) that you’d have thought they might know just a little about what they were fought over. OK, OK – they regularly get the stuff about the Crusades wrong but we can forgive them that. Very few people really understand the political nuances that led to the international conflicts of a thousand years ago. But World War 2 – now that’s a completely different kettle of fish. That was fought within living memory. That’s as much a part of our national mindset as Fish & Chips (well, maybe not Fish & Chips but you get the idea).

So it’s surprising that they need to ask why our brave forefathers fought and died in that awful, worldwide conflict. Still – they asked, so we’ll answer.

World War 2 was fought in opposition to Nazis. It was partly about land. Hitler wanted ‘living space’ for the German people which he called ‘Lebensraum’. It was also fought against the evils of Nazism. The evil system of apartheid and oppression that Britain First seeks to establish in modern UK.

So to answer your question, Biffers…

World War 2 was fought by a coalition of allies from many nations and religious groups. It was fought against people like you and one of the results of the Allied victory was the right to freedom of conscience and religious expression.

The ability of people of many faiths and racial types to live together in harmony is very definitely one of the things that our grandparents died for.

Why do you continue to disrespect their memory and their sacrifice by promoting the very thing they gave their lives to overcome?

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Why don’t most Christians like Britain First?

Britain First, that well known purveyor of religious hatred styles itself as a Christian evangelical movement. Hardly a day goes by without multiple appeals to the great British public to embrace Jesus and defend the Christian faith against the threat of Islam.

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Britain First’s Facebook page is packed with cherry-picked Bible quotes encouraging us to turn away from Sin and devote our lives to the Lord. The Christian sanctity of the family is held up as an ideal, no doubt intended to appeal to the traditional Christian contingent within British society.

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Britain First begs Biffers to go out and spread the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus  Christ throughout the nations. Piously quoting the New Testament, Biffers proclaim the love of Jesus to all in the spirit of Christian love, spilling over with love for their fellow men and the milk of Christian kindness.

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What’s not to like?

Well… maybe this…

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Genuine Christians understand that their God’s love isn’t limited just to card carrying members of their own particular sect. They understand that there are many good people throughout the world and that whilst they may not agree with Christians on matters of religion that doesn’t mean they are any less valuable to the Lord. They also understand that God’s love demands that they help others – not persecute them. They understand what it means to practice Christian love and charity. That’s why they see right through Britain First’s hypocrisy.

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It’s clear to Christians that Britain First is attempting to hijack their faith to justify their own divisive hatred. There’s nothing Christian about Britain First’s hate-filled agenda.

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It’s a strange brand of Christianity that thinks the racist, murderous policies of Adolf Hitler had merit. It’s an unusual Christian who supports Enoch Powell’s white supremacist perspective.

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The fact is that Britain First uses Christianity in the same way that after shave salesmen use celebrity endorsements. They pretend to be Christians so that they can milk money out of Christians.

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But, like many people who try to misuse Christianity they have a poor understanding of just what Christianity is about in the 21st century. They have underestimated modern Christians, their sophistication and understanding of scriptural metaphor. Very few Christians in modern UK take the bible literally. They know how to extract the message from the Bible – you know, love, compassion, charity and the rest, without having to take every word literally. If Golding and Fransen were half the Christians they claim to be they’d understand that. And they wouldn’t post stuff like this…

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The truth is that Britain First sees Christianity in the same way that it sees Islam. It’s an excuse to provoke tension and in so doing create a marketing opportunity. Fear of the outsider is a great marketing tool. Frightened people are much more likely to cough up their money in support of the person who claims to have the solution. So Britain First borrows the technique of security alarm salesmen and life insurance brokers everywhere.

They create a fear…

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…and then they exploit it for money.

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Now look at the currency. That’s not pounds sterling – it’s dollars. Take a moment to think about that. Look at the flags. BRITAIN FIRST is courting America, Canada and Australia. What’s that about?

Has the penny dropped yet?

Britain First is trying to appeal to the religious right wing of the Americas and the Antipodes. That’s what all the Religious fundamentalism is about. That’s why they even posted ‘British’ stuff like this.

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That’s why they’re proud to be American (even though they think it’s Canada).

Britain First is a cynical money-making opportunity hijacking a religion it doesn’t understand and a country they can’t find on the map for personal profit. Is it any surprise that real Christians (and most Americans) see right through them?

Obvious really, aren’t they?

Following in the Fuhrer’s footsteps

Yesterday we reported on Britain First’s antics in Rotherham. In that post we speculated that Dutchy and Folding might be getting set up in preparation for Lewis and Slattery’s rumoured coup attempt. However, today they released a video of the feckless duo deliberately flaunting the terms of their injunction in front of Rotherham police and on film. Manipulated by Dowson or not – the pair really do seem to be courting their own martyrdom in no uncertain terms.

Just take a look at the video here.

This is clear incitement of racial and religious hatred. There are over 800 taxi drivers in Rotherham. There has never been even the slightest indication that they were all involved in the child abuse scandal and yet Britain First assumes (indeed actively says) that they are all involved – at least the brown-skinned ones.

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That’s a deliberate strategy to stir up tensions and defame the innocent. That’s why they introduced their illegally posted video of their illegal activities (read the terms of their injunction) with the Islamic ‘call to prayer’. And it worked – the Biffers obligingly got the point and decided that the child abuse tragedy isn’t bad enough in itself. They need to beef it up a bit and make it about race, religion and skin-colour too. Dutchy and Folding must be so proud of them.

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They think it’d be a good idea to copy Hitler and boycott Muslim businesses altogether. What a nice little bunch of fascists!

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Now let’s just be clear about the terms of the injunction…

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We think their behaviour both in Rotherham and online afterwards ticks quite a few of those boxes.

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Remember the stuff about ‘encouraging’…

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So the question we need to ask ourselves is why? What do they think they will gain from imprisonment?

Actually it’s not hard to work out. Their ideological inspiration, the historical leader they’ve copied in so many other ways went to prison and in doing so became a martyr for the cause. He went to Landsberg Jail in 1924 for his role in the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Sentenced to 5 years he spent his time honing his oratorial skills (Dutchy and Folding could both do with some work there) and writing Mein Kampf (My struggle). He was released due to widespread public pressure after only 9 months. The years that followed his brief incarceration served him well, framing him not as the tyrant he was but as the misunderstood martyr for the German people.

But Hitler was a very different animal from Folding Golding.

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And Dutchy Fransen is no Rudolf Hess.

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And yet they’re trying so hard to follow in the footsteps of the other Fuhrer and Deputy that there really doesn’t seem to be any other explanation. Dutchy and Folding seem actually to want to go down. Perhaps they think there’ll be such a public outcry that they’ll get out early, just like Uncle Adolf did. Perhaps they think that they’ll be set up as martyrs and become unassailable in the nationalist movement because of their temporary sacrifice. Perhaps they really are that stupid.

The truth is that very few people would bat an eyelid if they went down. Of those that would care, the vast majority would celebrate – not least Jim Dowson who’d be sure to make the most of their martyrdom to line his own pockets. Paul and Jayda can rot in jail for all he cares – he’s making money and that’s all that matters to an ideological venture capitalist like Jimbo.

So off you go then Dutchy and Folding. Follow in the Fuhrer’s footsteps all you like. Just don’t expect a happy ending. Hitler’s strategy didn’t turn out terribly well for him and it won’t work for you two tin pot fascists either.

We look forward to covering your trial and subsequent imprisonment. Someone put the champagne on ice – we’ll all be celebrating before too long!