Britain First and the history of European Nazism

The problem with making historical comparisons is they’re never precise enough to satisfy the pedants and rarely obvious enough to catch the attention of most people. That’s because the majority of us have enough to deal with just coping with the necessities of everyday living. People haven’t time to go around studying political history and most don’t have the inclination to search for comparisons and similarities between modern UK and the worst of European thought.

EBF understands that. We know that to many this article will seem like an over-reaction to current events. But we think it important that we highlight the broad trends of 21st century ideologies even if the exact details differ from the precise events of the past. Modern Europe is very different from that of 80 or 90 years ago. Mass communication is easier and less controlled which accelerates the speed of social change. Deceitful propaganda is more easily spread and ideas, even dangerous ones can take hold of a population like wildfire.

EBF BF Wake up and rise up.pngBut people are still essentially the same. Their fears are the same, their vulnerability to manipulative ideologues is the same and their tendency to look for scapegoats to blame is the same. Our species hasn’t evolved at all in a few decades. We are as we were and what we were was frightening.

In 1920s Germany economic hardship was rife. People were literally starving to death as food became more and more expensive and wages, even for those lucky enough to be employed at all couldn’t keep up. Many felt hopeless and helpless.

In post 2007 Europe whole countries went bankrupt and others, like UK saw the weakest citizens, those suffering from disabling conditions or those who were unable to find work stripped of their incomes, sanctioned by civil servants or forced to work for nothing to ease the wage burden on large companies like Tesco, Asda and even’ the Biffers’ favourite’ – Gregg’s the baker’s. Many argue that this was little more than state-sponsored slavery designed to increase private, corporate profits at the expense of the public purse as several employers cut jobs, replacing paid employees with unskilled, forced (workfare) labour instead. Many at the bottom rungs of society felt hopeless and helpless.

In Post WW1 Germany a group of veterans calling themselves the Frei Corp (Free Army) began releasing propaganda explaining that Germany’s predicament was all the fault of international Jewry. This wasn’t true but it suited the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

In post-recession UK groups like Britain First began releasing propaganda blaming Muslims for all the country’s problems. This isn’t true either but it suits the emotional need of some of the people to scapegoat someone other than themselves.

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In 1920s Germany Adolf Hitler joined a small group of far right nationalists and quickly rose to prominence within what was one day to become the Nazi party.

In 2010 a relatively minor official in the British National Party (a far right nationalist group) broke away from the party to form his own rival group – Britain First.

In 1920s Germany the government largely ignored the Nazis. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 2010 the UK government largely ignored Britain First. They were only one of many far right factions and they seemed too busy fighting amongst themselves to be of any significance.

In 1920s Germany Hitler’s Nazi party made very little impact. The demonstrations they held were violent armed conflicts and so the authorities eventually acted. When Hitler tried to begin an armed revolution and held hostage two government officials he was overwhelmed, tried and imprisoned for sedition.

In modern UK, Britain First incites violence against Muslims and immigrants but Golding et al have learned from history and never personally involve themselves in such crimes.

In 1930s Germany the Frei Corp became the Brown Shirts – the organised street fighters who persecuted Jews – their most infamous incident was ‘The night of broken glass’ or ‘Kristalnacht’ during which Jewish homes, businesses and synagogues were attacked in a domestic atrocity ordered by Hitler himself.

In modern UK we have not seen anything on the scale of Kristalnacht yet. We have however seen attacks against Muslim shops, Mosques and businesses, including arson and several Muslim deaths. At least one 81 year old Muslim was beaten to death by Britain First supporters whilst on his way to his local Mosque for morning prayers.

From the 1920s onwards Hitler and his cronies used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against German Jews.

From 2010 onwards Britain First has used dehumanising propaganda to isolate and encourage violence against British Muslims.

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The German Nazis relied upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel their hatred.

Britain First relies upon nationalism and a sense of ‘taking back control’ to fuel its hatred.

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The internet and the speed with which social media spreads ideas around means that the popular nationalism that took the Nazis 15 years to achieve has taken Britain First with its social media savvy operation a third of that time. What they lack is political clout but there’s time for that and they’re certainly trying hard.

And it’s not just Britain First. There are other, equally disturbing groups at work in the UK. Nationalists organisations echo the same message of hate. Groups like the English Defence League and countless others also rely upon the same propaganda to fuel a nationalism that seems hell bent on taking this country back to a past that only really existed in their imaginations. Respectable political groups like UKIP seem almost to legitimise the nationalist agenda and may well be the key to political influence for all the other nationalist groups.

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It’s no coincidence that ‘Vote UKIP’ is a common refrain from the racist nationalists we interact with across social media. Britain First is unlikely to gain any political power but that doesn’t mean they can’t support UKIP. Golding and Fransen have already created something like a Frei Corp in waiting. Their own website describes Britain First as a ‘Street defence organisation’ and their regular calls for civil war against Muslims and their (admittedly laughable as yet) attempts to train their members in combat skills seems to point very clearly in one particular direction. Might they become UKIP’s Brown shirts in time?

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If the problem was only UK based that might be less of a concern but similair trends can be seen across Europe. Some countries are further along this dark path and it’s not hard to see where we’re all being driven. This week in Austria a far right party using the slogan ‘Austria First’ (there’s a coincidence) narrowly failed to become the ruling political party in the country’s national election.

EBF BF Austria far right Nazi election.pngIn the style of their Austrian predecessor, Adolf Hitler they are now forcing a new election. Hitler’s Nazi party also forced elections until they got the result they wanted. We’d hoped that Austrians would know better, given their country’s part in WW2 but seemingly not. Like Brits and many other European nationals they have short memories. It remains to be seen how prophetic the result of the UK’s recent ‘Brexit’ referendum may be. The result (48% v 52%) is strikingly close to the Austrian result after a campaign that was fought much more along nationalist and racist lines than any other issue. We believe that there is very real cause for concern both here in the UK and abroad.

Holland, a country defeated by the Nazis and subjected to all the horrors of occupation is currently seeing the rise of its own brand of Nationalism. Even Germany, the birthplace of Pegida has a growing number of fascists within its population. Similair stories can be told about many Western nations from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. The far right hasn’t won yet but it’s making remarkably good headway.

There’s still time to turn this around. Please help us to spread the word and stop the neo-Nazis from dragging us back into the darkness of former decades.

Further relevant reading from EBF

An overview of Britain First (PDF)

Britain First’s Nazi policies (PDF)

Britain First’s general Nazism (PDF)

Jayda Fransen’s Anti-Islamic propaganda – just Like Julius Streicher’s anti-semitic ‘Der Sturmer’ (PDF)

Britain First has blood on its hands

How Britain First profits from violence

Britain First inciting civil war

Britain first as a uniformed, paramilitary militia

 

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A view from a barstool 26 by Landlord

Beer 2A week of mirth and watching the Biffers implode into themselves. Screechy and Goldibollocks have become more deranged and desperate each day as they delete memes about the victor in the Mayoral election to…

  1. a) make themselves look less like cry babies and
  2. b) as moley intimated, to stave off any possible litigation against them.

This week, with the warm weather I held an impromptu BBQ/housewarming party. Nazeer from next door and his wife and his kids came over, so to did  Purav, a Sikh from just down the road, a couple of bald headed, tattooed Englishmen and my mate with Jamaican roots. I managed to purloin some stock (well a lovely barrel of Champion Gold and ‘some Babycham for the Laydees’). You know what, we had a lovely time, brilliant conversation, great food, Halal of course prepared by Naz’s wife…I was making a pigs ear of it so she took over, well in fact told me to “bugger off, you’re useless just like my husband” (so much for the subservient sex in Islam).

The Landlady unfortunately found my expensive wine collection, £7 a pop instead of the £3.99, and everyone drifted home happy, no arguments, no conversion, and apart from a stinging hangover I still had my head. New friends for life. The main thing we agreed with was the joke that is Britain First and the EDL. Although I think at least one of them reads EBF and may have worked out my alter ego.(They will do now).

Now with the election done and dusted the new mayor is now in. What is next for the Biffers? Well they have started a recruitment campaign. For just £2 a month you to could join the ranks of the twats! A free newspaper and a membership card are both thrown in. Whoopee! Here’s my bank details Goldibollocks.

Our favourite biffer, he who loves Greggs, sent out a tearful battlecry to the other spunktrumpets of the far right to come together and fight the rising tide of Islam. Sorry Mr L, the EDL, Casuals, Infidels, NF, National Action and Pie and Mash hate you as much as they hate each other. The chances of any of you uniting really is very, very slim. Even if you did, what would you get on the ground for marches? 200 tops!

Two different marches last week showed just how much the far right is supported. 20 in Portsmouth and 24 in Burton for “massive” days of action proves they really just have a social media presence and not enough on the street to fill a coach!

What’s next for the biffers? Some more mosque invasions, Halal slaughterhouse invasions, cowardly attacks on people on bail. This now “mainstream political party” will probably find something to do and we will be there, with your support to debunk, harass, shout shouty things at their demo’s and report posts to various bodies (although facebook is a bit of a longshot).

Now you’ll have to excuse me, Naz and Purav have invited me to another evening out, I might get out of it alive or at least with another hangover.

Landlord

View from a barstool in the cellar

Beer 2The landlady and the kids are with the in-laws and I’m left here drinking the profits and suffering from a dose of fash fatigue. Being an admin on Exposing Britain First and the constant cases of islamophobic bullshit from the Fuhrer bunker does get us down. The bombs in Belgium are hard to stomach with wall to wall media coverage, security experts telling us what is happening even though it’s just conjecture and the arses in Bifferland lapping it up and providing the propaganda they need to play on the fears of already scared people. The right wing newspapers and our wonderful TV news stations helping them with their recruitment.

But where was the right wing and media angst as bombs were set off in Iraq, in Turkey and other places in Africa and the world. Did you even hear of these as I certainly didn’t, I didn’t see an outpouring of grief on Facebook, didn’t see people changing their profiles to a Turkish flag or an Iraqi one or any other to be honest. The right have even gone as far as to put the disgusting murders in Belgium as a reason for Brexit. Just like the Muslims we have had to put out the same old tired statement of us abhorring the bombings and saying that Daesh are a bunch of murderous bastards whom we are against. My brother works and lives in Brussels, and his workplace is near enough opposite to the station that was bombed. The overwhelming mantra coming from his fellow staff, from many different European nations, is that this was not a Muslim attack but a Daesh one.

BF Pieman Steve Lewis arrestedWith that out of the way (but not forgotten) back to the Fuhrer and his high command. Steve Lewis arrested and bailed for wearing a political uniform had us in stitches. Poor old Pieman, losing a banner last year, being moved down the pecking order in the shittrooper numbers, having to do the seemingly dodgy accounts on a 60’s typewriter and leader of the South East Brigade and now nicked. Steve is one of the more articulate Biffers but even he has slowly been indoctrinated into Bifferdom and writes more and more religious claptrap. We know he reads the page so Steve, hope you enjoyed the 16 hours in the cells. We hope you will be trusted enough to hold the banners again.

What else? Oh yeah, the mayoral election, begging letters, and some religious memes for the sheeple to eat up.

Goldibollocks is on the march going round trying to find 10 idiots in each borough of London to back him, even tweeting because Enfield Council had the audacity of making him hold on the phone, assumingly to get hold of the voters roll. Three of my friends who live in the London Mayoral area have asked that the Biffers do not get their names and addresses as they do not wish to have racist literature through their doors and also they feel that the Fuhrer bunker will use this for more sinister means. I’ll give an update shortly on how they got on.

So it appears that Goldibollocks and Screechy made their target to stand in the elections. They still accuse the Labour candidate of being an extremist Muslim and that London is no longer British. The great thing about this is that London is such a diverse, multi-cultural, thriving capital that will consign them to where my mates will put their propaganda, in the bin.

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If you read the Biffer page, I realise that this is hard for you, you will have seen the furore and foam-fest of the sheeple over the apparent removal of the word ‘Easter’ on Cadbury’s Easter oval things. Apparently this was to appease Muslims who quite frankly couldn’t give a toss about it. They have more important things to worry about (islamaphobia, being chucked off planes, securing mosques from right wing fucknuggets). The Daily Star had a front page spread about it and the Biffers were not amused. However a quick phonecall to Cadbury’s and a totally harassed customer services lady told me that this was the biggest load of crap she had ever seen. They may have taken off the word Easter from the front of the packaging but the word appears 4 times in various places.

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Coming so soon after the hot cross buns and Kingsmill saga’s it seems that once again Bifferland is foaming over a headline and not the story.

So that’s the week in a nutshell, just an ordinary week in the world of EBF, from bombs to Easter eggs, you couldn’t make it up… Could you?

Cheers

The agenda-free ‘Quran man’

This Britain First Facebook meme is priceless!

The caption tells us that ‘The Quran Man’ had no agenda. Oh really?

Then what exactly did he expect to achieve by approaching Muslims to explain their faith to them, Quran in hand and a few cherry-picked verses marked in case he forgot them?
What positive outcome could ever come from lecturing believers in the street about a faith that you don’t share?

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Not so very long ago Dutchy Fransen was making a nuisance of herself outside a Mosque when a policeman reminded her of some of the sillier verses in the Bible. She was outraged!

How is this different?

We’re sorry that this man was punched. Here at EBF we’re always sorry to learn that violence has broken out. There should be better, more civilised ways of dealing with political and religious differences than by hitting or even killing each other (Biffers take note). But to suggest that ‘Quran man’ wasn’t deliberately trying to provoke just that sort of reaction is ludicrously transparent.

Come off it, Britain First. This is one of the most transparent lies you’ve ever told.

Are you starting to get desperate?

Biffers with banners are a right bloody nuisance

If ever we needed proof that the Biffers read our blog this is it. Recently we published a piece about Fransen’s cold feet and how Moley had revealed her lack of confidence was putting her pending Fuhrership at risk. Today she seems to have regained her courage and, significantly without Paulie.

In a surprise move she was part of a brace of Biffers who descended on Whitechapel to protest outside the local mosque. Quite why they chose Whitechapel is a little mysterious. It’s hardly a massive structure and the area isn’t known for its racial tensions. Admittedly it has some history but this is hardly Jack the Ripper territory any more.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/far-right-britain-first-protesters-stage-hapless-protest-in-the-rain-outside-east-london-mosque-a3192786.html

Apparently the Biffers stayed outside the mosque, blocking its entrance with their ridiculous banner for a full 20 minutes today before buggering off back into the sewer. As usual they remained just long enough to get some publicity shots and pretend they were actually doing something useful. In reality the whole thing was just another photo opportunity for Frau Fransen. It’s amazing that anyone still falls for this rubbish but somebody must or they wouldn’t keep doing it.

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This comes hot on the heels of an IBTimes news article that looks for the most part like a Fransen press release, bigging up the Biffers and trying desperately to sanitise their thugishness. The article did make it very clear that BF don’t just go after extremists but all Muslims.

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That’s strange. They told the BBC a very different story – not that anyone actually believed them.

The truth is that these people demonise all Muslims because like all neo-nazi groups they need someone to scapegoat. It didn’t need to be Muslims, it could’ve been any minority, but Muslims were topical so they took the fall.

And having chosen Muslims the Biffers really are going for it. But they’re getting more and more desperate. Police forces across the country are making it clear that they’ve had enough. The courts have stopped giving them friendly slaps on the wrist and are very clearly gearing up to hit them hard and their ground support is fading away much more rapidly than it came. That’s why they’ve gone back to direct action at Mosques – a tactic they declared didn’t work less than 12 months ago. They need the attention. Unfortunately for them though, most people stopped caring about their displays of desperation long ago.
Three lonely Biffers, all of whom are familiar faces from demos across the UK reveal a very depressing picture for Britain First. They may be able to buy likes and even comments from overseas. They might do OK with clickbait memes of sick puppies and cute kittens but Facebook isn’t the real world. If they can’t convert their army of keyboard warriors into actual support they lose. And they can’t. So they’ve lost.

We don’t know if this renewed show of bravado will get Dutchy restored in Dowson’s good books. We don’t know if she’ll inherit the Biffer crown this summer – she may have shot herself in the foot already with her recent show of nerves. We do know that whoever sails the Bad Ship Britain First into the sunset half of 2016 will be captain of a near-empty and very leaky vessel. It’s already running with a skeleton crew, and the few passengers that remain seem to be firmly locked in their ‘keyboard’ cabins.

The Biffers are doomed, and those heavy fleeces will make very poor life jackets

Golding’s goons get it wrong about Rotherham again

Another day, another dollar! That’s the Britain First philosophy and it shows. They know that fear and hatred are big money-spinners and Biffers milk any hint of division and paranoia for all it’s worth.

Yesterday afternoon they posted another rehashed old post about child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. As if the beleaguered South Yorkshire town hasn’t had enough of these lying scumbags and their religiously motivated modern ‘blood-libel’. But their timing was a little awry yesterday.

They’d have done better to ignore Rotherham altogether rather than remind people of their role in creating and maintaining tensions in the town. Yesterday was the day that Dale Jones (30) was convicted of the racially-motivated murder of Mushin Ahmed (81). We await the verdict in respect of co-defendant Damien Hunt, also aged 30.

Discretion has never been a Biffer virtue though, a fact that was ably demonstrated when they posted this yesterday afternoon.

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Although the Britain First introduction describes the 6 as a Muslim grooming gang, two of those convicted (yes – that’s a full 33%) were British born white, non-Muslims. It’s funny how the Biffers neglected to make that point in their headline. It’s almost as if they want to give a false impression.

Also on the same day that the Biffers posted the above Facebook meme, S. Yorkshire police and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council issued statements about the long-term investigation that has only just completed its report. You can read the MBC statement here, including the part about not letting people use the tragedy to divide their community.

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You can also read S. Yorkshire police responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) here. In particular notice the statement about ethnic background of perpetrators.

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Let’s just restate that for the hard of understanding. 10% of the perpetrators were Asian (not necessarily Muslim). 72% (more than 7 times as many) were of Northern European racial origin. That means White, by the way. The same pattern emerges all across the UK.
To put it another way – there is a very real problem with child sexual exploitation in this country. And a particular race of perpetrators features very highly in the crime statistics. It’s also a very gender biased crime with the vast majority of perpetrators being male.

The solution then is obvious.

Let’s send all the white men back to their countries of origin.

That’s not as crazy as it seems. There won’t be a single white Brit whose ancestry can’t be genetically determined to hail from mainland Europe or even Africa. If we want to stop child sexual exploitation on British streets – send all the white men back to Africa!

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Of course, we don’t seriously want to suggest forced repatriation of anyone to their ancestral country (or continent) of origin but it does highlight just how ludicrous it is to blame an entire race (or religion for that matter) for a problem they hardly feature in at all.
If we’re going to tackle child sexual exploitation in UK we need to take a leaf out of Rotherham’s book and do what they’ve been doing for the last couple of years. We need to tackle it together without getting distracted by over-generalised and wrong assumptions about race or religion.

Let’s start by rejecting those divisive fools who would exploit the victims further for their own political and racist ends. Let’s challenge the hateful rhetoric of Britain First and their kind whenever we come across it and let’s make sure that the people who peddle this poison know exactly what the rest of us think about them.

We can tackle child sexual exploitation if we do it together.

United we stand. Divided we fall.

No pasaran!

EDL shows its spiteful true colours

The English Defence League, under the auspices of its new, post-Tommy leadership has decided to target Preston, that well-known hotbed of Islamic extremism for its next demonstration. Readers of this blog may well have heard of this fine, multicultural Northern town before.

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Preston is the home town of those public-spirited, outstanding Muslim citizens who volunteered to put themselves out so much during December’s floods. They even drove 100 miles North to help out with evacuations, distribute food and donate money and bedding. These are the guys who raised over four thousand pounds down the local Mosque for flood victims in less than a week. These are the guys who demonstrated that renowned British spirit of helpfulness and selfless service to others. The fact that it’s also a foundational element of Islam may not be all that familiar to the drunken defenders of England but they should at least be able to recognise the generosity that they claim as their own.

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On the other hand, we at EBF don’t remember reading anything at all about the selfless generosity of EDL members during those difficult times. We’d be happy to stand corrected if anyone can furnish us with newspaper articles about the EDL helping flood victims in their hour of need. Just post the links in the comments below. Go on – feel free.

And how will this noble and knightly order  of the imbibing brethren honour the service of Preston’s Muslim community?
Will they contribute to the Mosque’s next charity appeal fund?
Will they write a letter to the newspapers in praise of Islamic selflessness?
Will they post a message of appreciation on their Facebook page?

We doubt it.

What they will do is go and make a nuisance of themselves next month, terrorising Preston’s Muslims and stirring up as much trouble as they can before nipping off for a beer and a punch up.

And they think of themselves as the embodiment of all that’s British.

We think they could learn an awful lot about Britishness and even about common decency and humanity from Preston’s Muslims. We don’t expect that they will though! Bleedin’ nazis!

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