Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Questiontime for fascists

The fact that this week the BBC will give a platform for the leader of the fascist British National Party has caused a lot of debate online and offline...

Some say these horrid and unspeakably stupid people should not be given airtime... others that yes, after all, the BNP is a noteworthy political party and they should be invited along as any other party in the UK.

Now what I am about to say, well, write, needs to be put in context a bit. I grew up in a vehemently anti-minority and anti-human rights totalitarian regime. I swallowed countless ethnic discrimination measures and abuse in everyday life. After the Revolution, was treated to a pogrom organised by the Romanian far right in my home town. The fascist Great Romania party has been saying unimaginable vile stupidities since 1990... Ergo not for a moment do I in any way feel inclined to support revoltingly stupid and absolutely fascist people like the members and leaders of the BNP.

But...

BNP has seats in the European Parliament. It is one of the constantly mentioned political parties in Britain. And, thankfully, against their wishes, we live in a democracy where equality human rights do matter (unless they cross the boundaries of major political interests and power games).

So... I do think they should be invited to BBC's Questiontime programme, exactly as any other notable (for right or wrong reasons) party was and is and will be.

Yes, they are ignorant, vile and revolting. Yes, their leader and his entourage are amongst the stupidest people you can ever hear on TV or in the media. Yes, they fund animated films for kids, educating them in neo-Nazi ideology. Yes, they have scout movement to do the same to impressionable brains of kids sent to those camps by fascist parents.

But... again...

It is perhaps the biggest mistake to let them argue their vile case within the confines of their warped and demented audience.

It is a huge mistake to not bring them into the spotlight and pair them up with human beings.

Let us see just how idiotic their arguments are... Frankly, they are so incredibly stupid that it is just breathtaking to listen to them... they even, in a recent political stunt, kicked the Ghurkas... and famously many of their sympathisers went away from the debate with feelings that gee, these people are truly revolting.

So let's discuss their views. Let's have a debate, on national TV, on one of the most watched and reputable programmes on BBC...

Let uber-fascist Nick Griffin talk about their views... answer questions... debate with panelists on the programme...

There was no, and is no, better forum to expose their breathtaking ignorance, stupidity and extremism. Let's not send the BBC criticism for letting this happen - it's the best forum for showing what the BNP is.

With great regret, I can only wish that in Romania, Nick Griffins of that land would be exposed in this way...

Let's watch, fellow humans, how these animals make a fool of themselves, please tune in, it will be educational and entertaining at the same time...

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