Wonkie has always maintained that to be an effective white supremacist one has to have a defining facial hair feature. Be it an evil, yet sporty Hitler style moustache or a full-bearded Santa look (seriously, how many black Santas have you seen) – one just has to have facial hair to be taken seriously.
As a South African visiting the UK, it was really quite surreal to accidently witness the massive Anti-Islam demonstration staged by the British National Party (BNP) in Leeds last weekend. Honestly, it really made me feel at home – really… at home in the bad ol’ days of apartheid in South Africa: police everywhere; dogs in vans; angry protesters; placards – all pretty familiar bar the races involved being different.
For the benefit of those not familiar with UK politics, the BNP is a right-wing extremist party led by Nick Griffin. In a nutshell this is what Mr Griffin and his party are about:
The BNP constitution is committed to restoring white supremacy in Britain. Mr Griffin last month accepted to review BNP rules to allow black and Asian people to join the party after a legal victory for the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Wonkie believes hundreds of blacks and Asians are queueing up outside the BNP offices to sign up.
Nick Griffin was convicted of inciting racial hatred for articles that denied the Holocaust. While in the witness box he said: “I am well aware that the orthodox opinion is that six million Jews were gassed and cremated and turned into lampshades. Orthodox opinion also once held that the world is flat.”
BNP policy promises include offering ethnic minorities the option of voluntary repatriation. They also are quite happy to send the 2012 Olympics, set to be staged in London, back to Athens.
Indoctrination into the party ideology begins at an early age – even the ANCYL could learn something from them. They use comics, puppet mascots and everything.
Nick Griffin and the BNP are chummy with members the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the USA – birds of a feather and all that.
BNP is not a piddly little party – it received more than 900,000 votes in the recent European elections.
Mr Griffin recently appeared on the BBC show Question Time for the first time which created quite an uproar with the British public. The BBC claimed they were being impartial and allowing free speech. Most of the thinking public were concerned that the BNP would gather additional support because of the programme, particularly during this period of economic difficulty when people tend get more nationalistic.
In other news, Eugene Terre’blanche, leader of the white supremacist AWB movement in South Africa recently also announced a comeback. To quote from his speech last month: “Now is not the time to be afraid… now all true Afrikaners must reach out to each other and fight to the bitter end.”
On a completely different note to end the week – for those of you who are not aware of it, Wonkie would like to introduce you to Movember (The month formerly know as November). The Movember movement was set in place to raise awareness of men’s health issues – particularly Prostate cancer which is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting men all over the world – do check out their site and Grow your Mo to show your support!
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