BY PAUL NEWALL
I’m always been fascinated by organisations like Hope Not Hate (HNH), partly by how much hating they do and partly by how their political agenda is covert in the same way as the boobs of a lap dancer. It makes me wonder about the changing situation of hate in our society.
If you look at propaganda posters from 1941, it would appear that hate was a very desirable thing indeed and a relative of one of my friends had the windows of their Italian restaurant bricked despite the whole family being British-born – a crime that I’m told wasn’t rigorously investigated for some reason.
I watched then with some interest the BBC exposé “PanoDrama” when it live-streamed and although I don’t think it produced a smoking gun, it did expose a link between HNH and the BBC that seems improper. It also appears to have provoked a reaction by the British State as the Attorney General – fresh from his rebuttal by the EU – has given notice of intent to restart court proceedings against Tommy Robinson.
I’ve got mixed feelings about Robinson, his early campaigning constantly did a Hokey Cokey over both legal and good taste red lines and he quickly became a hero of the knuckle-dragging community. His association with the Quilliam Foundation would appear to have tempered the firebrand into a mainstream campaigner but his key tenet is still strongly disagreeing with Islamism, and the practical results of our authorities not being capable of differentiating between the ideology of Islam and individual Muslims ensured that he would be a media pariah.
I’m not fussed about Mr Robinson beyond agreeing with some of his points and disagreeing with some of his methods, which I find to be unnecessarily confrontational. That said I think that everyone should be concerned at his treatment by the state which is bordering on Kafkaesque – the sequence of regular arrests, release, rearrest and illegal convictions is something that I find more on a par with Stasi techniques of 1970’s East Germany which should concern us all profoundly. Why? You could be next.
Robinson strikes me as a working class man that in generations past would have been the stock cannon fodder of The Somme or El Alamein – a time as I mentioned when hate was positively encouraged by the state for the furtherance of its aims. I think in many ways he reflects a defence mechanism that is writ large in our national DNA in that when being threatened by government policy first we protest – next we attack the ballot box and finally we revolt. The government is currently attempting to torpedo Brexit while letting open door migration affect huge changes in our demographics that will echo for generations. I suggest a major revolt is coming at the ballot box, but if that revolt actually happened in the Brexit referendum then the next stage is open revolt in the streets, not seen in this country since 1926.
Hope not Hate have led campaigns against the likes of the Daily Mail and the Daily Express where they have “shamed” advertisers for giving money to hate publications, now being as I don’t recall either paper being dragged through the courts on any of our octopus-like hate legislation then they appear to be actively redefining what hate actually is. And of course both newspaper groups have had changes of editor and owner in recent times – perhaps this campaigning has borne fruit. So it would appear that there is a cogent and tangible link between the BBC, Hope not Hate and our government. Are you scared yet?
Our society has evolved since Magna Carta to give more and more freedoms to the individual, it’s not been an easy ride. Over 50 generations we have endured wars and massacres, clamp-downs and mass imprisonments to achieve a pluralistic tolerant nation and now our globalist masters are trying to restrict freedom in the name of kindness. This kindness and tolerance is neither kind or tolerant as Tommy Robinson is finding out and as the song goes if you tolerate this then your children will be next.
Paul Newall is a child of the 1960’s from a traditional Labour-supporting household. Paul dabbled with Trotskyism in the 1980’s but then “grew up and thanks to having responsibilities I slowly migrated across the political spectrum until instead of hating Maggie Thatcher I admired her for beating my side in the miners’ strike”.