Inside the mind of a Biffer

A regular topic in the EBF office is motivation. What drives the Biffers to be so hateful? How can otherwise ordinary people embrace such malice and wish so much harm on their fellow humans?

Over the last few days I’ve made it my mission to try to answer this question, not for every Biffer but at least for some. It isn’t always easy to trawl through the comments on the Britain First Facebook page but it seemed to be a reasonable place to find the answer to my question. What did the Biffers themselves say about their concerns and how do these comments fit together to produce the hatred and cruelty they advocate?

Taking a methodical, step by step perspective was quite revealing and whilst not all that surprising did provide some insight into the way that Britain First manipulates ordinary people, just as their German forerunners did almost a century earlier.

‘Our’ people

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The first thing Britain First does is create a sense of identity. Biffers need to be brought to identify with the group of ‘our people’. So Britain First regularly produces memes on social media to help them develop this sense of identity. The Biffer ‘in group’ is made up of white Brits, ex-pats and Christians. Out-groups include Muslims (of course), non-whites and immigrants (unless they come from America or Australia).

Colour

The idea of ‘white flight’ and ‘white genocide’ is a recurring theme in the identification process.

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Regular appeals to increase white birth rate serve not so much to actually encourage more births but to imbue the Biffers with a sense that ‘their’ race is in peril, international statistics on normalisation of immigrant birth rates notwithstanding.

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Religion

The Biffers don’t act like Christians (except perhaps for the congregation of the Westboro Baptist Church) but they repeatedly claim to be Christians. They appeal to the dispossessed and the downtrodden in the same way that early Christians did in Judea and beyond. By hijacking established tenets of traditional Christianity they can present a seemingly familiar front for their decidedly unfamiliar neo-nazism.

The comments from their supporters show just how effective this tactic is as people use a religion that speaks of peace to justify the hatred of fascism, apparently without the slightest sense of irony.

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Nationality

Nationalism is their biggest theme, of course. This is the mainstay of Britain First’s raison d’etre as they work toward an all-British, all-white and decidedly Aryan Britain. So the group identity of Britishness is pushed hard. And the sheeple respond.

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Perceived threat

It’s not enough to establish group identity though. That doesn’t engender hatred. For really fervent malice it’s necessary to pretend that the group is under attack, preferably from those too weak to defend themselves. Groups like minority religious populations or desperate refugees.

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Exaggerated horror to come

The technique is simple. Identify with the in group. Breed fear of the out group and then play on the peoples’ newly installed fears.

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Hatred

Then sit back and watch the hatred develop. It doesn’t have to be rational – it just has to be visceral.

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Hostility

Once that groundwork has been completed it’s a short step to turn fear and hatred into open hostility and the volunteers to fund or create violence come forward of their own accord.

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Malice

Keep fuelling the fire with perceived obstructions to ‘our’ way of life or evidence of ‘alien’ activities to underscore the problem ‘our group’ faces and let the people whip themselves up into their own frenzy of malice.

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And watch the hatred you planted all those memes ago grow and bear fruit.

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Hypocrisy & stupidity – a Biffers’ paradise

The intellectually challenged admins at Biffer Towers must be licking their collective lips this morning. They think they’ve got the coup of the century and they’re certainly making the most of it online. Unfortunately however, any intelligent reading of the story about Park School in Birmingham reveals a situation that isn’t only being taken seriously by the relevant authorities but one that actually demonstrates considerable compliance with prevailing national norms.

It’s true that there have been significant problems at Park School in Birmingham. It seems to be true that those problems were caused by extremist Islamists trying to indoctrinate children, not unlike Britain First itself. It’s also true that this situation has been largely resolved and investigations will be competed forthwith. In the meantime, in accordance with the Great British principle that a man is innocent unless (not ‘until’) proven guilty the normal protocols for supervising accused professionals are being followed.

None of this matters a jot to the Biffers though. They’re more than happy to sensationalise the situation, to pretend that sticking a blog post up online constitutes a campaign and no doubt to take credit for the work of the professional investigators once the inquiry reaches its conclusion. Such is the hollow nature of Britain First.

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No reasonable reader could possibly fail to notice that the Biffer headline completely ignores the reality of the hearing as reported in The Telegraph. Far from being reinstated the two teachers (representing one-sixth of a group of twelve suspects in total) have been allowed to return to duties with supervision pending the outcome of their professional conduct hearings.

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OFSTED, the Government’s inspectorate for schools is also in close contact with all relevant authorities and appropriate risk assessments and control measures are in place.

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This is fully compliant with the established procedures. Not that Britain First care about that. They only want to demonise Muslims and never fail to put their own spin on whatever story comes their way.

Even The Telegraph, that bastion of the right wing media had to acknowledge that the school is so compliant with British values that it has faced protests from some parents over its approach to homosexuality in sex education classes. The fact that this passage in The Telegraph’s report comes under an extremely misleading subheading doesn’t change the fact that the school itself is the target of bigoted protest, rather than the instigator.

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The biggest irony is the way that Britain First’s condemnation of Park View School on religious grounds contrasts with previous ‘campaigns’. Weblogged about their unequivocal support of Victoria Wasteney in very similair circumstances.

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The Biffers’ attitude of hostility to Muslim professionals accused of religious proselytising is in direct opposition to their equally unequivocal support for a Christian professional accused of the same thing. In both cases the Biffers were adamant in their view and in so doing revealed their true agenda.

Imagine if these Biffer comments had appeared under their Wasteney post. Do you think they’d have been allowed to remain?

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What if the comments about Islam had been directed at Christianity? What sort of response would there have been from the admins at Biffer Towers?  Just substitute ‘Christian’ for ‘Muslim’ and ‘School’ for ‘Hospital’ to reveal the hypocrisy.

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Britain First cares not a jot about the prevention of religious indoctrination in UK. Their only concern is to demonise Islam and fuel the fires of fear among non-Muslims.

Britain First radicalising their kids!

As usual, Britain First has been out and about stirring up trouble. In a recent video they feature several ‘activists’, at least two of whom are minors.

We recently posted an article relating to the government’s anti-radicalisation drive. The article makes the obvious point that those most susceptible to intolerance and radicalisation are the young, the inexperienced, the naive.

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Here we see the teenage daughter of a Biffer ‘RCO’ being put through her paces as the indoctrination continues. She’ll soon be a fully committed young racist if this abusive brainwashing is allowed to continue.

Yet again it appears that Britain First didn’t get the memo as they continue to indoctrinate children with their lies and distortions. For the Biffers it’s ‘business as usual’. For the rest of us it’s good thing that the British government is finally waking up to the dangerous absurdities that they preach.

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If these kids were from Muslim households, social services would be all over them and their parents. We at EBF see no significant difference where Biffer households are concerned. Extremism is extremism and these children must be protected from the exploitative, radicalising influence of the far right, racist propaganda they’re currently being exposed to.

Here’s hoping for some swift intervention!

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