Thanks to Sophia for sending me this little number…
And yes, it is a spoof
The sad thing is that the only real give-away is the last two lines at the bottom referring readers to ‘Students for Conservativo-Fascism Awareness’ and to Adam Curtis’ The Power of Nightmares
Aside from that the content isn’t much more extreme that plenty of material I’ve seen on the web or even the mainstream press.
This, for example…
is not, as far as I can tell, a spoof
Martin Amis has also been producing some particularly solid work in this area
This Islamo-Fascism Awareness / Stop the Islamisation of Europe stuff is all very confusing to me
Over in America you’ve got a bunch of Zionist Neocons lambasting Muslims for their outrageous treatment of women, homosexuals and ethnic minority groups. Over here in Europe you’ve got neo Nazis planning to come out in support of an agenda clearly being set by the US Pro-Israel lobby – a lobby which presumably contains one or two Jewish people.
Ooooh, the irony
Adolph and the Boys will be turning in their graves (or maybe not)
Is there nothing manufactured hatred of Muslims cannot achieve?
Unfortunately, it’s looking like I won’t be around on 26th October to witness the Islamo-Fascism Awareness march scheduled to take place in London
Rory over at the Chimes of Freedom blog makes an impassioned call for trying to ban the march. I understand the case he is making but I have to confess that I personally am really conflicted on this subject. Partly because my world view is more Gandhi than Trotsky but mostly because I think, given the media's track record when covering these kind of demos and the woeful state of the mainstream Left in the UK, those who are opposed to demos like this are on a hiding to nothing
If the march were to be banned this would be cited as evidence that free speech in the UK has been restricted due to fear of offending Muslims, or even more perniciously because of a fear of Muslim violence. If the march goes ahead and is faced with a Muslim counter demonstration this will be covered by the media as an expression of militant Islam – possibly aided by the now traditional sight of half a dozen guys turning up out of nowhere brandishing a few provocative placards. Potential opposition from much of the mainstream Left will be neutered, as with the invasion of Afghanistan*...
...by the shamelessly clever tactic of presenting Islamo-Fascism Awareness as being about the rights of women and minorities
It’s a fucker
Particularly when the interests which pull the strings of so many of our politicians, newspapers and, sadly, our increasingly politicised senior policemen are clearly dead set on stoking this kind of shit up
And stoking things up is the name of the game
One lesson I’ve learned as an adult is that if someone tries to provoke me just about the worst thing I can do is to rise to the bait in the way that person wants.
The absolutely No.1 best response to someone attempting to annoy or anger you is to…
Taunt them rigid. Rib them senseless. Make it abundantly clear that you don’t give a toss and even, if you’re feeling cocky, ask them if that’s the best they’ve got
That’s not to say that there are not times when a good kicking is in order (if you are physically threatened) but even then if you’ve goaded your opponent into losing it there’s a pretty good chance that will give you an edge. They might even do something daft enough to get arrested, whether the police are happy about having to do that or not
After all, demonstrations are essentially a competitive, sometimes contact, sport and if psyching out an opponent was good enough for Muhammad Ali it has to be worth thinking about. Psyops for the masses...
(and on the subject of psyops, the 15 (UK) Psychological Operations Group homepage makes for fascinating reading - even if only by virtue of the fact that 15POG actually has a homepage)
Whenever I see coverage of Orange Order marches through Catholic areas over in Northern Ireland and the predictable response from the Catholics I always think to myself ‘Can’t you see they’re trying to wind you up?!! They only do it because it annoys you!! The guys behind this want to perpetuate that cycle of hate that gives them power. Have a fucking street party next time they come marching through. Sup a few beers. Wear a silly hat or two yourselves. Crack a few gags. They'll give up eventually…’
It’s got to be worth a try at least once or twice
* I've no doubt that the online Lefties who slagged off myself and anti-Muslim (sic.) conspiRACISTS like me for suggesting that the occupation of Afghanistan and Kosovo and the relatively easy ride given to Balkan gangs in the UK might just possibly have something to do with the multibillion$, state-sanctioned heroin trade will be turning out to oppose the SIOE march this month in droves...