Do you have an opinion about the BNP? If so lets hear it…no qualifications needed. Literally anyone can say anything. Stupidity is no restriction and badly thought out views are welcome.
If you quickly have a look around cyber space you will find lots of badly thought out opinions when it comes to the BNP. They are not reserved for the likes of amateur bloggers such as me. Lots of public figures have been out and about stating that they don’t like the BNP. Even Pete Doherty hates the BNP (http://www.nme.com/news/pete-doherty/45098). Can you imagine the situation?… A young male is angry and alienated and is considering joining the BNP. Just at that crucial moment however, he stumbles across Pete Doherty, the moral guru of a generation and sees the light! Another soul is saved by Doherty.
Just in case you cannot be bothered to trawl your way through all these opinions, the BBC has served its purpose as a public service and provided a nice over-view. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8321627.stm. This way you can be sure lots of people agree with you when you tell the BNP to go f*ck itself and such forth.
If however, you feel like me, and share Mitchel and Webbs concerns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyl9wltqQZ4). Then please stop filling cyber space with nasty drivel about the BNP. Yes we know that they are a racist party; even Nick Griffins mother in law says so (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/6431159/Nick-Griffins-mother-in-law-says-the-BNP-leader-is-a-racist.html). We know that their party is based on a core membership of some nasty characters.
This is blog is simply a plea. There are a few really well thought out responses to the BNP. An example being the recent Quilliam foundation report that can be found at: http://www.quilliamfoundation.org/images/stories/pdfs/in_defence_of_british_muslims_09.pdf or a guardian article by Sunny Hundal http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/oct/19/bnp-nick-griffin-question-time. Use your cyber space time wisely and get people to read and think. Do not spend your time entrenching others engrained forms of hatred by ranting about how you would smash Griffins face in if you saw him. If someone raises questionable views then challenge them but do not waste your time reiterating the anti-BNP message to no-one. There are lots of people more qualified than us to do that. Let’s try and rise above it.