BNP leader Nick Griffin’s appearance last night on the BBC caused a massive attack of the vapors within the British media. Our British correspondent Seneca III sends his observations about the uproar surrounding this event.
Do Star Chambers Serve a Useful Purpose, Or Do They Obfuscate the Issue?
by Seneca III
An exquisite battle of inadequate minds — so impartially touted by a slavering media — marked the appearance of Reichsfuhrer Griffin of the BNP on last night’s BBC Question Time as moderated (?) by David Dimbleby. The result was a joy to behold, and a wonderful example of how not to address the seminal question of our time.
Dimbleby’s highly lucrative family business, and far from impartial personal ego trip, yet again snatched defeat from the jaws of victory simply by ensuring that any dialectic was swiftly drowned in an all but questionless sea of posturing and histrionics. (Do you remember his cruel stitch-up of the American Ambassador before an audience, selected as usual with extreme prejudice, in the immediate aftermath of 9/11?)
All that last night’s farrago sufficed to accomplish was to illustrate that when the two wings of Socialism* meet to defecate upon each other behind the cesspit of ideology, spitting and snarling in righteous pursuit of votes, each squats with one foot in the same pair of jackboots. This leaves the rest of the political drones no option but to hop from one foot to the other in the hope of filling any upcoming vacancy.
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It was, in short, the triumph of moral and cultural relativism over rational discourse and, as is always the case when one absolute goes head to head with another, the inevitable result was a zero sum. A plague on all their houses, particularly Dimbleby’s.
|1.||Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (abbreviated NSDAP) — National Socialist German Workers Party), commonly known in English as the Nazi Party.|
|2.||‘Fascism’ — “… an authoritarian and nationalistic right wing system of government and social organisation.” (The OED).|
|3.||‘Labour Party’— the obverse of 1 and 2 above, i.e.: same coin, different face. (Seneca III).|
(Please note that in deference to the sensibilities of American readers I have studiously avoided use of the word ‘Democrat’.)