posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 11:40 AM
reply to post by Freedom ERP
I listened to a bit of it, then I became bored.
I am English.
I do not believe that people who state that they are English are automatically "racist", that is a pretty dumb argument to propose.
What I DO state, openly and unequivocally, is that all members of the BNP and EDL are inherently xenophobic.
Stop marching in the streets stirring up racial hatred and tensions, stop carrying signs saying "no more mosques" and equating "Muslim" with
"terrorist" and I might show these groups less animosity.
As it is, whether you personally follow the racist doctrines clearly espoused by these abhorrent people or not, if you associate with them you will be
automatically tarred with the same brush. If you don't accept their clear racism and xenophobia, why align yourself with them at all?
I don't need to join a group espousing hatred, while denying that I myself support that theology, simply to assert my national pride!
To suggest that a person is a part of such a group because of one or two aspects they believe in, while claiming that they refute all the other
"negative" aspects, is not convincing at all. If they're not in denial, they're blatantly lying.
If you align yourself with a group of people who are openly causing racial animosity and encouraging violence in the streets, you have absolutely no
right to cry foul when people point at you and assign the racism label.
If you don't want to be viewed as a racist and xenophobe, don't support groups to whom such ideals are clearly paramount. It's that simple.