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The BNP and military images

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BNP founder John TyndallGenerals and BNP in war of words

Of course there is nothing new about the BNP and militaristic images, as this picture of their late founder John Tyndall (left) shows, it also shows a slightly less British affection than you really thought they had. So little wonder that a number of British Generals and veterans are absolutely appalled at the BNP’s use of militaristic images recently, a row which culminated today with BNP leader Nick Griffin making the deluded suggestion that had Winston Churchill been alive today he would be in the BNP.

Utter cockwaffle, and he knows it!

In their letter the Generals say:

“We call on all those who seek to hijack the good name of Britain’s military for their own advantage to cease and desist. The values of these extremists – many of whom are essentially racist – are fundamentally at odds with the values of the modern British military, such as tolerance and fairness.”

It must irk Griffin that people like Johnson Beharry can be awarded the Victoria Cross for acts of gallantry way above and beyond the call of duty. It must irk them that ordinary former servicemen want nothing to do with the military imagery used by the hate filled party of fascists who strive to divide British society and claim legitimacy following their EU election successes.

Unlike the days of the depressions of the past, we no longer need to be led by the nose by a bunch of uniformed goose stepping black shirted thugs masquerading as legitimate politicians, we need hope, not hate, and we ought to be able to demonstrate that we have learned some hard lessons from the past, lessons that the extreme socialist Nick Griffin seems to ignore. There is nothing British about the BNP, and some of the folks who support them ought to take a long hard look at it’s socialist policies and read again their history books, noting the fate of the BUF for example.

Here’s a video to remind us of how our military personal ought to be revered and thanked, not abused and exploited!

Here is former SAS hero Andy McNab (author of Bravo 2 Zero) having his say too.

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Written by curly

October 20, 2009 at 8:36 pm

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  1. Swastikas, militarism, racist doctrine… Wanking themselves senseless over Hitler.
    How could you possibly come to the conclusion that the BNP are a bunch of Nazis.

    Bryan

    October 20, 2009 at 9:56 pm

  2. Oh!,that I was as eloquent as the contributors to those videos. What a dichotomy! Do you give the BNP the publicity they crave or do you treat them with the contempt they deserve. Whatever. Let us hope that, to paraphrase Winston Churchill,”This is the sort of sentiment up of which we will not put”!!!!

    mrs. doasyouwouldbedoneby

    October 20, 2009 at 10:52 pm

  3. Similarly, taking the opinions of the generals to their logical conclusion, it’s clear that those BNP candidates who raise their own military service in their election campaigns or in the letters page of the paper as a pathetic appeal to authority, have no shame in attaching their service to their political cause in a cheap attempt to gain votes.

    In doing so, they are smearing the proud honour of our armed forces and the sacrifices made to defend us from odious shits like themselves.

    By linking their bigoted racist ideology to their past military career they are soiling not only their own reputation, but spitting on the honour of those from all backgrounds who have fallen, been injured and served in dangerous conditions to protect the common good – for all of us.

    rossinisbird

    October 20, 2009 at 11:55 pm

  4. Of course what the BNP never point out when they are evoking images of patriotism and struggle during the Second World War is that they would have been supporting the other side.

    Bryan

    October 21, 2009 at 9:36 am


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