Saturday, October 24, 2009

Nick Griffin the buffon

Nick Griffin, the leader of the British National Party, actually looks like what he is, a buffon, and really one has to wonder why mainstream television gives fools like this a platform. All the more so, because a large section of the British people can actually identify with a fool like this. That this is so is revealed by one report in the 'Guardian' which maintains that "the public say Nick Griffin was 'picked on'".  Now, it is time for the BBC to be careful and they shouldn't be too smug about the 8 million audience for their 'Question Time' programme; the British don't like people to be 'picked on' and remember Saadam picking on Kurds and Shiites and the Taliban picking on women and anyone who disagreed with them, were the two of the main reasons why Tony Blair, could get the British public to support his illegal wars.

Indeed, the 'picked on' factor appears to have already given the BNP a boost with another report in the 'Guardian' pointing out that a pool for the 'Daily Telegraph' put their support at a general election up from 2% to 3% with as many as 22% of Britons willing to think about voting for them in local and European elections.

Nevertheless, we shouldn't worry too much about Nick the buffon and, while his comments about multi-cultural London and his other views should give us reason to condemn the BBC for giving someone who openly insults a large section of the British public a platform just so that they can increase their ratings, we do at least know where we are with Nick. No, the British ultimately "don't" pick on anyone. Or let me put it this way, eloquent spin merchants are required in the "land of the free" before the British commit their crimes against humanity and, while they will be ever so careful not to insult muslims and any who think differently at home, they will be wiping them out on foreign fields.

1 comment:

Paul said...

Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn't stop to help him.

Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the "I" into the "thou," and to be concerned about his fellow man.

You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, "If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"

But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: "If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"

That's the question before us. The question is not, "If I stop to help the immigrant in need, what will happen to me?" The question is, "If I do not stop to help the immigrant, what will happen to him or her?" That's the question.

This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.