Wednesday, November 19, 2008

23 - The British National Party

A friend of mine living in Horsham, UK, was talking to me about the British National Party earlier today. I went online to find out more about the BNP and it is basically a whites-only political party in the United Kingdom. To learn about their opinions and beliefs, have a listen of what Phill Edwards, the Press Chief of the BNP, has to say in the video below:



Brites for whites! Brites for whites!

According to Edwards, "black kids are going to grow up dysfunctional, low IQ, low achievers that drain our welfare benefits and the prison system and probably go and mug you." What ridiculous bullshit. As the lady in the video pointed out, a white child is just as likely to grow up to be a criminal as a black child is. It's no wonder that the BNP have had their freedom of speech moderated carefully in the media.

Wikipedia says,
"the BNP requires that all members must be members of the "Indigenous Caucasian" racial group."
In addition to the blatantly obvious prejudice against blacks, the BNP also go against homosexuality, interracial marriages/babies, and the immigration of Indians, Hispanics and other people belonging to different racial groups. The BNP also oppose the immigration of Muslims into the UK, and the BNP also support antisemiticism (prejudice against Jews). They are in favor of corporal punishment, capital punishment and compulsory military service. Basically, they favor the pain and killing of people (but they spare animals as the BNP are supporters of animal rights). In all, I think the British National Party is quite a poor disgraceful excuse for a party. Perhaps it is just the Press Chief that is so rude, but the whole damn party sure sounds racist to me. My favorite line was: "I mean, for instance, to put it crudely, there's no black Mozart, is there? There's no black Dickens." Wow.

As my friend kindly point out for me, the BNP was just in the news today because a complete list of all the party's members was disclosed this morning by a former employee. The BNP see it as a violation of their human rights, and it has been told that should they get power in the future, they will attempt to gradually scrap the whole idea of human rights law, thus enabling them to unjustly deport all UK immigrants and put extreme pressure on racial/religious minorites to leave. Thankfully, they only receive around 1% of the votes in general elections, and now that the full membership list has been made public, it is highly likely that workers will lose their jobs for associating themselves with such backward politics, and therefore lose money to spend on impressing the people with their campaign.

6 comments:

Ares said...

wow. animals are even better than humans.. -.- such horrible discrimination.

Douglas said...

It always surprises, and disturbs, me when these people can gather enough of their like-minded into a political party. We have our share in the US. The KKK, the neo-Nazis,etc. I don't know how they can be so twisted and full of hate but they are. I wouldn't be overly concerned, though. As you noted, they grab about 1% of the vote and don't get even one seat in Parliament. It is one of the side effects of freedom of speech. They are free to speak and we are free to laugh at them. Outlawing them would just give them power, something they could not get otherwise.

J.J. in L.A. said...

There may be no black Mozart or Dickens...but there's Stevie Wonder (who I personally think is a musical genius), James Earl Jones, Maya Angelou, Bill Cosby, Oprah (although I'm not a fan) Winfrey, etc. There are people of ALL races who contribute to the betterment of society. To claim that only "white" people can do that is ridiculous.

Michael said...

Dear Ares,

Exactly what I thought was interesting. They're humane enough to support animal welfare and environmentalism, but their sense of morality in these aspects does not compensate for their explicit racist views.

Michael.

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Dear Douglas,

Agreed. Such a joke for them to even exist as a political party. But hahaha.

Michael.

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Dear J.J.,

Great examples and precisely the point. I don't understand how people can really judge by colour/gender/race/others. I just don't see what these irrational haters see.

Oh, and I'm a fan of Maya Angelou (and Oprah).

Michael.

Comic Superzero said...

Hey Michael, speaking of animal welfare... I really suggest you write a blog like this one about PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). A lot of people know how crappy they are, but there are even more who don't.

I would read the crap out of that blog.

Michael said...

Phil,

Thank you for the suggestion! I've been waiting for one for a long time and I think PETA will be one that will prove to be worthwhile. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Michael.