Griffin on Gaza; BNP rank and file support for Israel
British National Party chairman Nick Griffin has quite an interesting statement on the Gaza situation, posted at a pro-BNP site in Wigan, England. Supporters of Israel will not be pleased with all his points (he says that what’s happening in the Mideast is of no concern to Britons), but overall his statement is pro-nationhood, pro-the right of self-defense, pro-Western civilization, and utterly realistic about Islam and what needs to be done about it—and thus, in effect, strongly pro-Israel. The level of thought in this article is lightyears beyond anything heard in mainstream British politics.
At the end of the article there is a link to the same article at the main BNP site (a direct link to the site doesn’t work). Below the article, there are well over a hundred comments. If you thought the BNP was anti-Semitic, you should read this stunning thread. The commenters, at least the ones I’ve read so far, are overwhelmingly and strongly pro-Israel and anti-Islam. Not only that, but on a couple of occasions when a commenter makes the typical anti-Israel comment filled with the usual lies, another commenter immediately comes in and corrects him. This is not, so to speak, your mother’s BNP.
I asked Morgan, the BNP member in Wigan who sent me the Griffin article, if the commenters at the BNP site are BNP members, and he replied:
For the BNP site, anyone can comment, but there is a requirement to register with the site itself—this is a precaution against what you might imagine might be posted by our political opponents … who are not the most ethical of people.So we can assume that the commenters at the BNP site are at least friendly to BNP and thus reflect BNP attitudes more or less.
As a general rule yes, the commenters at the main BNP site are at least friendly to the BNP (and we assume that translates into votes), and most are indeed members. Hostile commenters and comments are allowed in, provided they stay within civilised bounds in their criticism. A bit like your place really. We will not accept abusive lefties, and neither will we accept neo-nazis.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 06, 2009 10:47 PM | Send