Monday, May 28, 2007
The Truth is Out There ... and quite a few lies too
Further to that last post about militant Muslim demonstrations which, as ably researched and documented by The Antagonist, might not be exactly what they seem to be...
Postman Patel has picked up the torch and has spent some time mooching around forums like Stormfront and posted a couple of times on the fact that the BNP is taking the bait and reacting to the planned demo (/ staged provocation?).
Curiously, a couple of the Stormfront posts actually talk about making common cause with some Sikhs and Caribbeans who might be planning to hold a counter demonstration
Ho Ho Ho
So, presumably they wouldn’t mind if some moderate Muslims turned up and joined them as well.
One of the enduring mysteries of fascism is how so many ordinary people have been conned into supporting it over the years. By its very nature fascism only serves the interests of a tiny number of people at the very top and not the majority; White, Brown or any other colour. The trick is, of course, to take people who have grievances and concerns, sometimes legitimate ones, and bamboozle them into blaming completely the wrong people for those grievances and concerns.
I have yet to meet a single British Muslim who wants to obliterate Anglo-Saxon White British culture (whatever that might be). I have, however, met plenty who wish to retain elements of their own heritage in parallel with whatever everyone else is getting on with. They would also prefer it if our country stopped bombing the shit out of Muslims overseas on the basis of lies. None of this is a threat to the identity of this Nation.
I have read a lot about how Muslims want to take over our World in the newspapers though. However, those newspapers are owned by the kind of people who sit at the very top of the Pyramid and they do seem to dwell on the outrageous statements of the same half dozen or so militant Muslims; some of whom are recent 'converts', others who appear to be more than a little 'spooky', time and time again. There's a perverse, one-sided argument going on right now. Lots of non-Muslims are being wound up into demanding that Muslims be good citizens and 99.999995% of Muslims are fucked if they know what else they can do.
The number of Muslims calling for the kind of shit everyone is worried about is absolutely tiny.
And of that tiny number there are plenty of grounds to be a least suspicious that someone is putting some of them up to it, or at least giving them coverage vastly out of proportion to their significance or sanity
To be honest, your average BNP’er should be more concerned about the impact of corporate globalisation on that Anglo-Saxon White British culture they are so keen to preserve. It’s not the fucking Muslims who want to reduce us all to an homogenous, rootless, easily manipulated cultural pulp.
Wouldn’t it be something if the White nationalists, the Muslims, the Sikhs, the Caribbeans and everyone else turned up at Downing Street on June 15 and instead of yelling at each other, like they’re supposed to, had the common sense to come together and start hurling abuse at those who would set us all at each other’s throats instead.
Just for once
Well, you can dream can’t you
One thing that did strike me whilst reading around the issue of the planned protest was that, in spite of the fact that the organizers of this demo and their motivations are very murky indeed, there are people out there prepared to take it all at face value without any reservations
For example, Faisal Haque in his Daily Telegraph blog raised the possibility that someone, someone who isn’t a Muslim, might be shit-stirring…
“However, I believe that this demo is being organised by agent provocateurs who will fuel the Government’s propaganda that the Muslim community is full of ‘radicalised’ hotheads. It will damage community relations and will be used to justify further erosion of the civil liberties of ordinary Muslims and non-Muslims. Judging by the inflammatory postings on the petition website, it is clear that the mere advertising of this demonstration is causing a wave of Islamophobia.”
To which a couple of people commented with such astute replies as...
“David Albion's got it right. The Onanists in our government couldn't organise a bed in a bordello, let alone a decent scam along these lines. All they know how to do is put their hands firmly in our pockets.”
“Conspiracy theorys - It is utter rubbish to even consider the Govt we have would have the necessary wit to do anything like this. Best you collect your brothers and sisters together and say to them. We live in a Christian country abide by their laws and all will be well.”
All of which reminded me of something someone emailed me about yesterday. Something which may at first seem to be nothing to do with anything.
It was a link to a series of ‘UFO’ photos that has caused a minor stir on Flickr...
No, they’re not very good.
I'm very old-fashioned when it comes to this sort of thing and still prefer traditional techniques - using hand made models tossed into the air or dangling from a piece of wire rather than all this cgi nonsense…
One of the tricks that kept the discussion about the photos going on in Flickr is the fairly crude use of non-paid, easily opened Flickr accounts to post comments saying how convincing they are.
Hmmm, dodgy photos, fake identities... it must be some kind of a conspiracy
But, apparently, as mainstream wisdom goes, no-one is clever enough to pull a stunt like that
Winding people up with fake shit is the easiest thing in the World – particularly if they are packing the kind of razor sharp intellect possessed by the average Telegraph Online commentator
Curiously, and returning to the subject in hand, something similar seems to be going on with the Stormfront site. Some of the more aggressive commenting about the ‘British Oppression’ demo seems to be coming from ID’s that either haven’t been open very long or don't have much of a posting history
Like I've said before there are signs that we're in for an eventful summer. Our government is making no secret of the fact that it is just itching to declare a state of emergency and rush in powers that will enable our police to stop and interrogate people without having any reasonable grounds for doing so (!?)
and it's only going to take one excuse, just one...