How it feels to be a BNP member now that the entire BNP membership list has been published

Philip M. writes from England:

This couldn’t have come at a worse time for me as I am currently waiting to hear back from a job in the _, and membership of the BNP is not likely to make you a strong candidate in that very left-wing institution. Nevertheless, when I looked at the list to find myself on it, my reaction was one of relief. Being “on the list” to me is a badge of pride and non-conformity to our soulless, destructive liberal values. The people on that list are political dissidents; which is a novel thought. I never thought when I was young that modern Britain could see such a thing.

Something I have noticed recently is the highly polished and sophisticated news management in this country by the left-wing media, particularly the BBC—their ability to help corral the Herd, manipulate the facts and reinforce their ideological Statism….

The media coverage of the BNP leak is also notable for the spin the media have placed on the story. Already a radio DJ has been sacked, and there are policemen on the list facing the same. The BBC report I watched talked about how the story raised questions about whether BNP members should be able to be employed in “sensitive” areas (we are already banned from the police and prison service). A woman from a teaching union said that the BNP should be banned from all public sector jobs—which in Britain would be around 50 percent of all jobs. I have no doubt that she will eventually get her wish, and much more.

Why does this story provoke questions about banning BNP members from certain jobs? There is no obvious reason. No one seem in the slightest bit bothered about the fact that the police are openly perusing a list which is illegal and has a high-court injunction against it, so that they can sack the people on it, that people are now being sacked in “free” Britain for being members of a legal political party. There is not even the pretence that this isn’t happening, it just doesn’t matter. It seems that if you are BNP, anything goes—by being “racist” we put ourselves outside the protection of the law. I have heard precious little about the civil liberties and right to privacy that we hoped applied to us too. There is an obvious, undisguised relish in some quarters that some BNP members now fear for their futures and families. Just what was it we were supposed to be teaching the Iraqis about freedom, I wonder?

The Home Secretary mockingly commented that people in the BNP are obviously ashamed of their views to be reacting with such fear. Her comment, and the comment of others I have seen on news-sites, have revealed to us that which was partially concealed, that Britain today has become a nastier, and in a Stalinist way, a more threatening place than it felt yesterday. Such stories and the way they are spun and received give a glimpse to the attuned of the likely road ahead. The Home Secretary knows very well that the reason many members are scared to admit they are in the BNP is because of the very real possibility of harassment, persecution and loss of livelihood that she and her government inflicts on us through its intermediaries in the police and Marxist trade unions, amongst others.

And from the public’s indifference, it would seem most people here couldn’t care less. There are many groups that will protect the rights and liberties of non-Britons, but arguably even paedophiles have more groups willing to fight for their rights. We are quite alone. Not that I am complaining … being “excluded” from such a society is like being accused of homophobia by the citizens of Sodom.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at November 20, 2008 01:51 AM | Send

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