Biffers abhor false allegations (allegedly)

This is just incredible. The hypocrisy reaches astronomical proportions with this pointless post from Britain First.

Apparently a woman from Birmingham has lied. There’s nothing unusual there. People from Birmingham lie every day – just as people from everywhere else do. There’s nothing particularly interesting about that.

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More importantly, the woman from Birmingham has lied to the police. There’s nothing unusual about that either. People lie to the police everyday.

More importantly the woman from Birmingham who lied to the police was young and presumably rash. There’s nothing unusual about that. Young people do stupid things every day.

More importantly the rash young woman from Birmingham who stupidly lied to the police was a Muslim.

Bingo!

Suddenly this mundane, everyday story of lying teenagers becomes newsworthy – at least in Bifferland. But why?

Do the Biffers, who lie to everyone (including the police), who radicalise stupid youths (some of whom are from Birmingham) and who incite violence against Muslims have some point to make here?

Isn’t this young woman who happens to be Muslim being just as stupid as many other young men and women of all religions and ethnicities (from Birmingham and elsewhere)? We mean, really – how the Hell is this newsworthy material for political party?

Oh yes, of course – it’s because it gives them an excuse to have a go at someone wearing a Hijab.

Cockwombles!

Britain First: Martyrs, victims and pseudo-saviours

Question: How do you turn otherwise reasonable people into bloodthirsty cash cows?

Answer: That’s easy – just follow the formula.

First – you need to find some really big lies and keep repeating them. It doesn’t matter that they’re outrageous – repeat them regularly enough with conviction and people will believe you all the same.

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Second – find a threat to scare people with. That can come from just about anyone but for really effective ‘fear propaganda’ you should identify someone visible but too few in number to stand much chance when the mob turns nasty.

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Third – identify ‘your people’. This should be a group of people that’s very much bigger than the group you’re pretending is a threat.

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Fourth – identify victims. You must point to people who have been harmed by the ‘threat’ (even if it’s not true). Without victims to demonstrate the threat it’s harder to convince the mob (and without the mob on your side you have precisely nothing).

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Fifth – Even though there’s no real threat you need to present yourself as the popular solution to the problem you’ve invented. If possible find ways to pretend that you’re taking great risks on behalf of ‘your people’. The braver and more popular you seem the more grateful ‘your people’ will be.

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Sixth – create willing martyrs (it’s not helpful to be a martyr yourself). You need to stay around to profit from other peoples’ martyrdom, not to join them in their misery. Incite others to make stupid gestures, perpetrate crimes and commit acts of violence that you’re not really prepared to do yourself. It’s OK for you to say nasty things so long as there’s no comeback but if there’s any actual violence to be done you need others for that. Then any serious prosecutions will affect them, not you.

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Seventh – Even though others take the fall you can profit from the argument that you are at great risk yourself. Get yourself arrested on minor charges regularly – it’ll make you seem like the victim of police harassment or a conspiracy by ‘the establishment’. Remember that ‘the establishment’ will be interpreted by your followers as whoever they’re most frightened of so DON’T ever be too specific. Let your followers imagine their own version of ‘The man’.

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Eighth – Your martyrs aren’t important as people – only as martyrs. Don’t waste your own time and money trying to help them. Their sacrifice is necessary for your gain.

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Ninth – keep trying to provoke backlash from the group you’ve identified as a threat. That way you get evidence of their hostility that you can use to demonise them even more. This will keep your paranoid followers convinced about the threat you imagined and also keep them devoted to (and donating to) you, personally.

Remember above all that you must have martyrs – and lots of them. If the supply of victims from your in group dries up your persuasive appeal will dry up along with it. Whatever else you do, no matter how much you have to lie you absolutely MUST keep people frightened of the out group you’ve chosen to represent the threat.

Ideally of course it’s better if there really are victims to capitalise on – they’re always the best for raising funds but if you can’t find any real victims there’s nothing to stop you making some up. Often you don’t even need to be specific – people are much more likely to respond to emotion than to actual information. Just make them feel threatened and they’ll think they know much more than they actually do.

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As a Shepherd, your job is to keep the Flock interested enough to follow you. They need to identify both threats and Martyrs. If you’re really lucky someone will get badly hurt or killed – the propaganda value of tragedy can never be over-estimated.

A terrorist attack is like Gold in your bank account and if you’re persistent you can keep its memory alive to profit from for years to come.

What you really want is the slaughter of innocent people on Britain’s streets. You can make a fortune from that!

Be careful though – even the terminally stupid will work out that they’ve been conned eventually. This sort of deception, successful though it is in the short-term, won’t last forever.

Jayda Fransen: A sympathetic figure or a vindictive profiteer?

We’ve been doing a bit of soul searching here at EBF lately. We’re concerned that we may have been too hard on someone who is actually more a victim than a perpetrator of callous hatred and abuse. We’re not sure but we thought we should ‘put the idea out there’ and see what others think.

The ‘someone’ in question isn’t exactly the most obvious ‘first in line’ for compassion. In fact not all of us think she’s in line for consideration at all, let alone ‘first’. But in the spirit of discussion and sharing of ideas that EBF has always been based upon we’re all happy to put our virtual names to this. Enough of us have doubts to make this blog worth writing.

BF BBC3 WWOCB Jayda FransenWe’re talking, of course about Jayda Fransen, deputy leader and ‘Fuhrer in waiting’ of Britain First. She’s certainly responsible for a wealth of hate speech and the organisation she fronts clearly intends to stir up as much inter-racial and cultural conflict as it can but our question is ‘how responsible is she’ for that?

We all watched with interest (and for many more than a little cynicism) her performance in the BBC3 documentary ‘We want our country back’ as she hinted but never elaborated on past trauma. We have speculated about the possibility of some sort of early Abuse that might have led her down the road to hatred and I have to admit, even within the team we haven’t all agreed.

Is Jayda the hapless (and potentially helpless) victim of some abusive past?

If so should she be held responsible by the age of 29 for her subsequent anger and hatred?

Or is she just a cynical Nazi using her gender and perceived ‘feminine vulnerability’ to justify her vindictiveness?

It’s certainly possible that Jayda experienced some sort of abuse in her early years. We’ve highlighted before the problems with her account of a late adolescence spent in hostel accommodation rather than a children’s home or foster care. But those details, interesting though they are don’t necessarily mean that nothing happened. Perhaps she used the wrong term when caught off-guard by the interviewer. Perhaps she told a partial truth to protect the feelings of others or perhaps she made the whole thing up. We don’t know.

It’s equally plausible though that nothing untoward happened to Jayda during her early years. We know that historical abuse is a powerful psychological tool in the arsenal of the far right. That’s why they make such a big deal of the events in Rotherham and other places. Exploitation of children, especially of girls is emotive and, from the perspective of the Biffers extremely good for business. If Jayda really was just a cynical manipulator of emotional ‘groupthink’ would she have said anything different?

BF BBC3 WWOCB Jayda Fransen threatening Muslim restaurant Halal campaignFinally, even if it’s all true (as it very well might be) should that let Jayda off the hook for the abusive and discriminatory hate speech and incitement that she and her followers spew so regularly and predictably into the life of our nation? Does such a history give her the right to libel and slander others for her own personal profit?

Whatever her past, the reality is that her current behaviours are both malicious and destructive. Jayda undoubtedly profits from other lies. Lies she tells about Muslims, about the Koran and even about her own legal ‘qualifications’. Would a history of childhood trauma of any kind excuse this sort of slanderous trouble-making in an adult?

Should we report upon Jayda’s abusive behaviour more sympathetically?

If so how will that impact upon our work next year when she becomes Fuhrer?

We have no collective answer to these questions. Each of us within the EBF team has our own opinion but there’s no real agreement.

What’s your opinion?

Britain First and ‘Freedom of speech’

Britain First’s biffers hate it when we counter their hate speech with facts.

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They hate the fact that we take the time to fact-check their misinformation and go to great lengths to debunk their lies. And they try hard to discredit us.

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One way they do this is by claiming that we’re ‘politically correct lefties’ who hate freedom of speech. Nothing could be further from the truth. We at EBF have no problem with freedom of speech but like most people we have a problem with malicious lies. Freedom of speech (actually here in UK we use the term ‘freedom of expression’) has limits and there are good reasons for that. It’s long been illegal to slander or libel someone because, as we all know, malicious lies have real consequences for the victim. That doesn’t mean we can’t have and express different opinions. We just shouldn’t go around stirring up trouble with deliberate lies. Let’s put it this way.

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Imagine a crowded cinema full of men, women and children who’ve come to see the latest animated kiddies’ blockbuster. It’s a family event and the stalls are packed when some mischevious lout shouts “fire!”.

It’s not true. It’s a malicious deception. There is no fire but people believe the lie all the same.

People stampede – a predictable response. Several hundred panicked cinemagoers rush toward the exit. The crush is suffocating.

People die. That’s predictable too.

Is that OK? Is the ‘trickster’ within his rights to exercise his freedom of expression in this way, even though the harm and death he caused to others was entirely predictable?

This sort of ‘speech’ is destructive and capricious. Any argument for ‘free speech’ is entirely disproportionate when measured against the very real damage that it causes to innocent people. Nobody would justify deliberate, harmful lies that put people at risk of harm or death.

Remember that point.

Deliberate lies that cause predictable harm to innocent others are not justifiable by an appeal to freedom of speech.

Now let’s apply the same logic to Britain First’s hate speech.

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Britain First consistently lies about Muslims, immigrants, non-whites and anyone who isn’t a white-supremacist neoNazi like themselves. They lie deliberately and they do so specifically to stir up hatred.

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Gullible people believe their lies and this puts the victims of those lies at risk.

People are harmed as a predictable result of the Biffers’ lies.

Remember the point we made earlier…

Deliberate lies that cause predictable harm to innocent others are not justifiable by an appeal to freedom of speech.

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Let us spell it out…

Hate speech is not OK.

Lying is not OK

Britain First is not OK

Maybe we should take a leaf out of the French book. They know how to deal with lying hate preachers…

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Racist and religiously motivated hate crime soars

It’s no great surprise that the UK is becoming more violent and aggressive toward ethnic minorities. There’s a rising tide of hatred, a fire fuelled by far right organisations like Britain First that blames immigrants, ethnic minorities and all non-Christians for the problems of UK.

EBF BF ban Islam ECHR blame Muslims FranceBritain First revels in this racist foam fest. It’s their bread and butter. The more fear and hatred they can create the more money they can con from their misguided, paranoid followers. So they spend their time creating posts that demonise ‘the other’. They radicalise their followers, turning them into violent and prejudiced foot-soldiers in a domestic, religious war that never really existed.

It’s true, of course, that Muslim extremists exist. It’s also true that a small number of these misguided individuals hail from the UK. But it’s not true that all British Muslims are secretly plotting to overthrow our nation and its laws. Nor is it true that people with dark skins are inferior or antisocial.

Recent hate crime figures suggest that the opposite is true. The greatest danger facing our society comes not from Muslims or brown people – it comes from the increasingly radicalised white, Christian population. This is the demographic that Britain First appeals to and it seems that, toothless though the organisation itself is, the Biffers are making an impact. It’s hard  to believe but these anti-Islamic comments from Biffers on Facebook match perfectly the anti-Semitic propaganda of mid twentieth century Nazi Germany.

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Their hate-filled propaganda is destroying our society. Their lies are turning our once safe nation into a cess pit of intolerance and hostility. Their selfish quest for money depends entirely upon the fear and misery they create for so many of our fellow citizens.

There is a race related issue to attend to in the UK. There is a very real problem and it’s important that citizens of all creeds and colours are able to identify its source. The problem is not Islam. Nor is it immigration or ethnicity. The problem is far right neo-Nazi ideology, complete with racist overtones and violent religious intolerance.

A large part of the problem is Britain First!

The fash are caught fibbing once again

Britain First seems to have gone overboard lately when it comes to slagging off ‘lefties’. Their accusations about anyone and everyone even slightly left of their own fascism from tories to Marxists have been obsessive in the extreme. The only people they haven’t accused of something despicable have been the equally right wing UKIP.

And, as usual they keep being caught out making up all sorts of mud to sling at anyone who catches their attention. This is a lovely, recent example…

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Still smarting at the fact that their small band of Nazis was so vastly outnumbered by decent, ordinary people they decided to try to discredit the opposition. Unfortunately their account of events in London last month were so inaccurate they had to use a photograph from a different country (on a different continent) showing something that happened back in 2011 (before Britain First even existed).

We find ourselves wondering just who they think they’re kidding. We know that biffers tend to believe anything that BF says but everyone else will be able to see right through their lies in a heartbeat.

The more they lie, the more they expose themselves for the deceitful bigots they are. It’s a good job that EBF is made up of unpaid volunteers – we’d be worrying about redundancy otherwise, Britain First are becoming so good at doing our work for us!