Monday, 8 June 2009

The EU Vote, the BNP, UKIP and all that Jazz

After the saga of the EU vote with Labour being decimated and the Tories not exactly cashing in, with Gordon Brown not being shoved out of office and the UK, for the first time in it’s history, electing two BNP fascist members, despite gaining less votes than in 2004, to the EU parliament, along with UKIP gaining another four seats, one could ask where do we go from here? We could dwell on the BNP vote and feel something like akin to the German voters leading up to 1933 elections:

“Not only the economy, but even the spirit of the country was destroyed by the [Re. the UK: corrupt and self-centred parliamentarians] Versailles Treaty of 1919 [Re. the UK: we are not in control of our own country, we are being told what to do by these foreigners – the EU]. Of the nations of Europe, Germany above all had taken pride in its military strength, and now its armies were reduced [Re. the UK: poorly equipped and understaffed, fodder for a war we did not agree with and was waged under a lie]. The new government was weak and many small parties sprang up to oppose it [Re. the UK: the main parties were not for the ordinary Brit and were only in it for themselves. They were not addressing issues that mattered to the ordinary folks]. Family unity shattered as young people lost respect for their parents and began to rebel against them [Re. the UK: respect for law and order is out of the window, respect for the elderly is out of the window, we want it all and we want it now, we are owed a job, a home, a Porsche?, we have a right to have whatever it is we want. We want to start at the top, get that top salary. We want, we want, we want a...] . In short, Germany's faith in itself was shaken deeply by the defeat and its aftermath [of the First World War] [Re. Germany then and the UK now: so they listened to someone who offered them something, anything was better than this. But it was false and based on deceit and hysteria. It is easy to promise anything when you know you can not really deliver – UKIP, LIBDEM, BNP et al]”. Quoted in full, with mv comments in brackets, from Holocaust An End to Innocence by Seymour Rossel, with apologies for taking it out of context.

And my apologies to the UKIP party for I have aliened them akin to the BNP. However, look at the areas were votes were and were not attested by these two parties – I know, I’m a conspiracy theorist.

However in the UK, as in Germany, the main parties and the main institutions had let the average German down. They were in dire straits and no where to go. There was real dissatisfaction then, and there is to some extent the same dissatisfaction now in the UK. The issues that mattered or affected Germany still affect people now.

Issues of immigration, those ‘others’ as then, as is now, was not tackled, or at least it was not seen as being tackled by the main parties. Those others are taking up the jobs, the hospital beds, the school places, getting welfare benefit with out ‘earning’ it or ‘deserving’ it.

Unemployment is on the increase, but the ‘fat cats’ still get their bonuses on their overblown salaries.And worse MPs are exposed as using tax payers money to benefit themselves. So whilst the average worker and unemployed person has to ‘suck it in’ those in power take more.

There are house repossessions but the Government does nothing to really help those that have now become homeless, and in fact therefore can become yet another burden on the tax payer, as they have to most likely go on welfare payments.

When these things happen, when injustice and individualism of greed rears its ugly head, people reflect inwards. They start to blame ‘the others’ for the situation. And when you start to blame others, be it ‘those immigrants’, ‘the Government’, social services, the police and the law courts, or whoever you decide to ‘blame’, you fail to see that there has to be individual accountability as well as ‘collective’ accountability for the situation we are in.

Instead we look for a scapegoat; and Hitler gave the German people one. BNP and UKIP et al are giving us some scapegoats - the EU, the immigrants, the Muslims, the terrorists – oh hang on they’re the Muslims – the gays, the Government, the social services, the bankers, the industrialists, the Europeans, the.. you get my point.

When you are down and out, and I do not mean just literally here, but relatively as well, and life is hard, it’s easy to believe that it’s someone else’s fault or that someone else has got what you should have. The pathetic British Jobs for British Workers slogan, what was Gordon Brown thinking when he said this?, really means British Jobs for British White’s Only. Being British is being banded as being White. But in truth, who can blame those who think that? See this BBC NEWS link for more info.

And that is the point. British people, black and white, Asian or Eastern or European origin, but none the less British [the BNP forget that side of British and they say there can be no black or Asian or middle eastern British – Sarfraz Manzoor] are fed up. Issues that matter to ordinary folk are jobs, homes, law and order, education, health care and access to affordable utilities, where our armed forces are fighting and why, the provisions they are, or are not, getting are issues of concern to the average Brit. The BNP and UKIP got that. The EU vote may have been a backlash towards the Labour Government. Those who voted for the BNP and UKIP may all in fact be nationalists and or fascists in their political stance. The point being is that history is worth looking at, and learning from. Do we always have to keep inventing the wheel? The main political parties are being complacent, are being indifferent and could be made impotent. Maybe that is a good thing? Maybe it is time for radical thinking. Not fascist or racist thinking, not even socialist or far-left thinking, but radical thinking.

Obviously the European Union is important and relevant – even if there is a low vote turnout of some 34.27% in the UK – even if those parties who have seats within in wish to take us out of it. Let’s now forget the hype and concentrate on getting things into perspective and working on things that matter. For me community matters. And diversity is good for communities. That’s how we evolve. That’s how we improve.

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