posted on Jun, 11 2009 @ 07:09 AM
The trouble with the BNP is that although they have correctly identified the concerns and fears held by a good portion of the British public, and are
very good at exploiting and encouraging those fears, they do not offer any practical solutions.
What we're dealing with in Britain (as with the rest of Europe, US, Australia) are very complex social problems. Immigration from less developed
countries has largely been a post-war and post-colonial phenomenon. It is bound to have caused alienation and resentment, which is particularly
evident in more deprived areas (where the BNP's main support base can be found).
The answers to these problems, in my view, can be found by collectively getting our act together and sorting out the economic mess that has been left
behind by the collapse of British manufacturing, mining and shipping industries (to name just a few).
Politics should be about identifying and sorting out problems so that people can live happily and get along as best as possible, not about creating
confrontation and encouraging ill feeling in order to gain support and power, which is my main issue with Nick Griffin's lot and why they worry
The demographic of Britain has changed radically over the last 50 years. There's no going back from that, and for me personally it's not really that
much of an issue. As far as I'm concerned people are just people, we're all pretty much the same. I know however that that isn't the case for
everyone, and I am comparatively lucky in terms of having a decent job and living in a reasonable area (with a very mixed bag of races and
What we as a nation should be doing is coming up with intelligent strategies and policies which a) improve the standard of life for everyone,
especially the most deprived and b) remove the social and economic barriers which cause friction between different ethnic groups, which is best done
through education and strengthening local communities.
Just kicking out everyone who isn't "British" enough is a facile, enormously expensive and dangerous tactic which will only cause more fear, more
resentment and more hatred on our streets.
The problem is that the rest of us who are opposed to the BNP are relying on politicians to come up with the answers for us. Sadly, I don't think
they will, and I think that unless we can organise ourselves and start thinking our way out of these problems, this country (and the West in general)
is heading into very stormy waters over the next 5-6 years.