Tuesday, 5 January 2010
The Rise of the Right
A conversation in my local pub recently encouraged me to investigate an organisation called The British National Party.
This political organisation expresses somewhat extreme views, but does so in a subtle way, designed to attract the disaffected in Britain.
What is alarming about them is the way they play on the fears of the working classes, just as the Nazis did in the 1920's.
On the surface their arguments sound plausible, excessive immigration, the danger of Islam, poor policing and the lack of discipline in schools.
Most people in the UK will find something to agree with on these issues, and most people would not consider themselves racists by having those thoughts.
This is the clever approach that this organisation uses, playing on people's worries.
The Nazis did exactly the same thing.
My concern is that Britain is in a political vacuum, caused by a Labour Party that has spent the last decade trying to politicise elements of society, which traditionally never were.
Now the civil service, police, health service and local authorities are more concerned with complying with politically motivated legislation, than ensuring the wellbeing of the communities they serve.
This has resulted in a backlash by those very communities, who see they're ability to control their lives, being removed.
The BNP have been clever in responding to this anger with simplistic statements about what they would do if they gained power.
Tories, Labour and The Liberals are too frightened to address the issues this party tackles and as a result they will lose seats at the next election.
The British people are not by definition extremists, but if the main parties fail to address issues that concern them, then they will suffer at the polls.
If one analyses the full manifesto of the BNP, you will see that it cannot work.
It talks of a repatriation programme of Muslims based on a commitment to non-interference in Muslim countries and British troops coming out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
At the moment because of the present concern over Islam, their focus is in that direction, but one wonders what their view of other non-white immigrants would be.
Labour has created a poor white dependent society, which they have always considered their core vote.
This group are the one's who experience the results of an uncontrolled immigration policy and feel alienated.
Poor whites are now flocking to the BNP in such numbers that this party may indeed win significant numbers of seats at the next election.
If this happens they will continue to promote policies that emphasise fear in the electorate, and their following will start to include the middle classes.
If this happens, the World will have it's first Facist Nuclear Power.
For Britain to become a facist state, would be a disaster for the entire World, but it might happen!
Excessive legislation and over 3000 new criminal offences created under Labour have brought the British people to the point of the unthinkable.
If the BNP were to announce a radical programme to repeal these laws, they would win a significant majority.
Scary but possible!