I just got this by email:
We are concerned that coverage of the British National Party’s (BNP) support in some sections of the media is exaggerated and disproportionate to the level of votes the BNP is actually receiving. The BNP is not a normal political party: it is a fascist organisation. The media should expose and challenge the BNP. Fascism stands for the annihilation of trade unions, black, Asian, other minority ethnic, Muslim, Jewish, lesbian and gay communities, disabled people and all democrats. When the Nazis took power, they shut down the freedom of the press and broadcasting channels.
Coverage inflating the BNP’s support makes the BNP appear to be a legitimate political party and simply assists the BNP in the run up to the local elections. We urge sections of the media to act responsibly when covering this issue and not to exaggerate the BNP’s support.
No no no no no! I want the BNP everywhere, and I’ll tell you why.
1) Gives the impression there is very little open racism
It is mighty frustrating to see that while Muslim fanatics such as Sheikh Omar Bakri, Anjem Choudhary and Pizza HuT are constantly given media attention, giving the public an impression that there is huge problem with Muslim extremism, white fascists are banished from the airwaves giving the impression that they don’t pose a threat to anyone.
If we are to convince people that white fascists also roam the country then we have to let them expose themselves.
2) Makes them a protest vote
It makes them more attractive to the racists who do not want to engage with the big three, and gives the impression there is a big media conspiracy against the BNP – adding to their attractiveness.
3) Assumes Britons are closet racists
Are most Britons going to join the BNP if they were given more coverage? I doubt it. Everyone knows they exist and can see through the fascism however the BNP dress it up. Have more faith in your fellow citizens.
4) Makes us intellectually lazy
It remains the duty of the national media and blogs to expose the BNP’s racism. By silencing the racists we throw away the opportunity to openly challenge them and discredit their ideas. Do not be afraid to confront and challenge them.
5) Reduces voter apathy
Don’t want to let the BNP in through a low turn-out? Then go and vote dammit! Get engaged in local and national politics.
6) Against freedom of speech
FoS is your best friend. Racists should be ridiculed, exposed and heaped abuse on – but they cannot and will not be outlawed. In a democracy we should become used to hearing things we do not like. Do not embrace censorship otherwise it will one day be used against you.
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