Who is Ann Coulter?

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Ann Coulter is an American public figure with a legal background who regularly represents far right political views in the American media. She is the author of several books including ‘In Trump we Trust’ (written when Coulter still supported Trump as the Republican Presidential candidate.)

Coulter is something of an extremist, outspoken on her favourite topics of immigration and Islam. In the aftermath of September 11 she made a public proposal that America should invade Muslim countries, kill their leaders and convert the population to Christianity.

Some of Coulter’s most infamous quotations including the extremely racist “Congress could pass a law tomorrow requiring that all aliens from Arabic countries leave… We should require passports to fly domestically. Passports can be forged, but they can also be checked with the home country in case of any suspicious-looking swarthy males ” can be found in this article. These quotations are not isolated examples of Coulter’s extremist hate views. A quick You Tube search finds hundreds of videos of her spouting her hate rhetoric and making provocative and inflammitory comments, deliberately intended to offend.

She has been given a vast amount of media attention and numerous platforms upon which to air her views. As the poster girl for ultra Conservative Republican ideals few individuals have received more attention.

However the tide has been changing for Coulter recently. For all her celebration of Trump’s presidency Coulter has become increasingly disenfranchised with the man she so enthusiastically endorsed and this has lost her support among the President’s far right fan base. She called Trump out for his failure to build his promised wall on the Mexican border, and publicly criticised him for changing his stance on immigration.  More recently Coulter clashed with Trump over the ‘Dreamers’ program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and published a tweet calling for the President to be impeached.

Before her views are examined Coulter cuts an impressive public figure. She is confident, smartly dressed, articulate and obviously someone who has read widely in her chosen field of interest. Unfortunately though, as soon as she opens her mouth (or her Twitter app), she is exposed as an individual notable not just for her bigotry but for her stupidity. This is a genuine tweet from Coulter’s personal Twitter account in reaction to Hurricane Harvey:

This closed minded world view was again illustrated on her Twitter account when she tweeted:

(Based on Coulter’s logic here Donald Trump, who had a German grandfather, would not even have been eligible to vote, let alone to stand for the Presidency…)

To best explain Ann Coulter to a UK audience I’d simply summarise her as a US version Katie Hopkins albeit with a bigger budget for hair. Her Twitter feed yields the same threats, rants, prejudices and hate that we have come to expect from Madame Hopkins. Let us hope that the American media tire of her vitriol and push this blowsy loudmouthed hater out of the public eye.

A selection of tweets that show Ann Coulter for what she is >

 


Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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What Exactly Do We Mean By “Far Right”

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The political terminology of left, right, extreme left, far right can be a minefield for anybody trying to make sense of their newspaper. Not only are the terms hard to pin down to a precise definition they are also used interchangeably and (often) wrongly, leading to widespread confusion.

In order to understand what we mean when we use the term “far right” we need to be clear where it sits on the political spectrum and how it relates to other political perspectives.

Broadly speaking left wing views are concerned with the principles of Socialism. This is the belief that the state should work for the good of the people and which encompasses the ideas of democracy, free health care, the welfare state and some level of redistribution of wealth.

Further left than Socialism is Marxism. Marxism seeks to put control of the economy into public rather than private hands. The idea being that instead of workers working for a private owner they work for a collective benefit that they can all share in. Culturally this further left position is concerned with the social responsibilities of the state to the individual and also of the individual to the state.

The extreme left would be Communism which draws heavily on Marxist theory but which propounds the idea of a society with no class boundaries where all citizens are equal with equal rights and opportunities.

Equally broadly speaking the right wing are concerned with the principles of Conservatism which is a belief in upholding traditional established values and institutions such as the monarchy and the church. Conservatism is built on the idea of a defined national identity and embraces a monocultural rather than a multicultural society. Political Conservatism is linked to the idea of Capitalism, the idea that the economy is strongest when based on competing factions, with wealth in the hands of the few used to employ the many.

Further right than Conservatism is Libertarianism. This places more emphasis on the individual’s rights than any obligation the individual has to community values. Libertarianism is concerned with freedom and has become intrinsically linked to the concept of free speech. In Libertarian economics both private ownership and private enterprise are encouraged.

The extreme right wing would be Political Fascism. Fascism can be defined by the autocracy of a leader or government, a strong nationalist agenda and a pro uniformity approach. Diversity is not encouraged within a Fascist ideology. The emphasis is on conforming to the unified goals of the state.

The far right of which Resisting Hate and other anti hate groups speak share certain key characteristics. The first is Nationalism. It is important to distinguish Nationalism from Patriotism. Patriotism being love of one’s country whereas Nationalism is the belief that one country and its people are superior to others. Patriotism can be found in both left and right wing politics. Nationalism is a right wing ideology.

The right have a strong sense of national and cultural identity which can be a positive thing but the far right take this further and perceive integration with other cultures as a threat to their sense of identity. In doing so they reject the concept of diversity and start to see those of different races or cultures as potential usurpers of their country and diluters of their cultural values. This can lead to unrest within communities and prejudice toward those not deemed to share the same racial or cultural background.

The far right appeal to a sense of elitism. This is closely linked to the idea of racial and cultural preservation but with emphasis on the fact that a ‘superior’ community is being eradicated. This can be seen in far right white supremacist groups who call for more breeding among white people to ensure their race survives the ‘threat’ of blood mixing with other ethnic groups . It is not hard to see how closely this elitism is linked to racism. It is equally not difficult to see how this idea of racial purity invites a parallel with the Nazi Germany obsession with the Aryan race.

The growth of the far right can be attributed to the focus on a sense of community. Using similar recruitment rhetoric to a street gang, far right leaders offer individuals a sense of belonging and pride. This can be a powerful tool, particularly among deprived areas with low employment which is often the demographic where far right activism is the most prevalent.

In keeping with the idea of a traditional and, to a certain extent, homogenous society the far right reject the liberal ideals of actualising the self and condemn individuals who do not conform to their preconceived ideas of how people should behave. This is where we encounter gender and sexuality prejudice which is often deemed by the far right as unnatural human behaviour. It is also where we encounter religious prejudice with the far right self identifying as defenders of the Christian faith and using the pretext of upholding Christian values as a way to cause conflict with other religions.

The primary tactic used in advancing a far right agenda is the sense of urgency in defending a nation or community against an external threat. We have seen this throughout history with the persecution of people of colour, homosexuals, Jews, Muslims and other minority groups. This was very clearly illustrated during the Brexit referendum with Nigel Farage’s infamous Breaking Point poster which sought to depict immigrants as invaders in order to unite and mobilise the far right against a common ‘enemy.’

As a defender of liberal values I am often challenged why my view of live and let live does not extend to the far right. I am asked why I can support those who differ to me in matters of faith, race and culture but not those who oppose my political views. The answer lies in the essence of what it is to be far right. It is to oppress, devalue and discriminate against others. This is the ethos I oppose. The paradox being that the one thing I will not tolerate is intolerance.

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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David Coburn MEP

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David Coburn is a member of the far right political party UKIP. He holds the post UKIP Leader of Scotland and is an elected MEP.

Coburn has a chequered past in politics with little credibility for his xenophobic and bigoted views. Nicola Sturgeon commented after the Scottish leaders debate in 2015 “I think the only depressing thing tonight is the narrow-minded xenophobic attitude of David Coburn. It’s absolutely utterly disgusting. This is the guy who compared one of my colleagues to a convicted terrorist simply because he’s a Muslim.” She went on to say “He [Coburn] is a disgrace.”

During the same period Coburn was told by Jim Murphy, the head of Scottish Labour to “Stop demonising people.”

Coburn hit the headlines again in 2016 for referring to a selection of UKIP party members as “Total Tossers“.

Coburn is perhaps best known for likening Scottish National Party Justice secretary Humza Yousaf to notorious hate preacher Abu Hanza. This was allegedly a joke and referred to by Nigel Farage (then leader of UKIP) as a joke in poor taste but the humour gives a clear indication of Mr Coburn’s limited and divisive world view and the role he would play in politics should the electorate ever be daft enough to elect him.

Unfortuntely for Coburn the electorate in the 2017 General Election were anything but daft and he had an exceptionally low share of the vote at 1.2% when he stood for the Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency. Surprisingly it was this lack of success that buoyed him up and led to him announcing he would be running for leadership of the UKIP party (after Paul Nuttall’s failure to secure even a single seat in Parliament the current leader was naturally obliged to accept his defeat and stand down).

Coburn explains his leadership bid in his own words:

(Though the bookies clearly do not have much faith as he is currently a 20/1 outsider for the position.)

Coburn has also recently hit the news for having links to far right extremist hate group Scottish Dawn made up of members from the hate group National Action which was proscribed under the 2000 Terrorism Act. These links are currently being investigated by several different media outlets and, if proven, will likely scupper the leadership bid before it even begins. We will be watching this one closely.

 

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Ezra Levant – Rebel Media

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We expect everyone reading this is familiar with Tommy Robinson (aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). Fewer people may know of his newly acquired sidekick Caolan Robertson, but you can find a brief intro here.

Today we’re going to introduce their boss, one Ezra Levant. Levant is a Canadian, and the founder of right-wing website Rebel Media. He had previously worked for the Canadian company Sun Media as a presenter and commentator on the more mainstream Sun News channel.

He has previously been sued for defamatory comments he made on a personal blog site, and was ordered to pay $80,000 in in libel. The judge found that  he showed “reckless disregard for the truth” and “took little or no responsibility for the accuracy” of the material he was posting.

He vehemently opposes Islam, immigration and all the other things that white nationalists seem to believe, which is presumably why he gets on so well with Robinson. He wrongly equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism, a viewpoint that might cause some conflict with his unknown number of supporters, especially as the “alt-right” are not known for their kindness towards Jewish people like Ezra. An amusing satire on this topic can be seen here.

Rebel seems to be an attempt to copy the successful formula of Breitbart, a combination of clickbait advertising, minimal fact checking and bright bold colours. The one big difference seems to be the ($8 per month/$80 per year) Premium Content. This content is also marketed with big bold text, in a way that will be familiar to anyone who has accidentally browsed to a porn site…

Levant seems to have an almost obsessive compulsion for creating websites. At the bottom of this post I’ve included an extremely long list of all the domains he has registered over the years. Some are now defunct, but many are still active in their own right, or redirect to various Rebel Media pages. The general theme is one of asking for money, mainly for legal fees. There are also sites that were set up with apparent malicious intent, with names like ahmedtheliar.com, fuckerdogan.comfirehussain.co.uk and humaforprison.com.

Amusingly, Levant’s own website ezralevant.com was down at the time of writing.

Like Breitbart, Rebel Media rejects the acknowledged science of climate change, and instead promotes fossil fuel extraction and fracking. As can be seen from the list of domains below, Levant fancies himself as a political activist. His activities actually almost come across as the work of a stalker.

Levant and Rebel Media are not afraid to let taste and decency stop them from hijacking a victim’s story for their own ends. one of their (over 300) websites is justiceforchelsey.com which again redirects to a page on the Rebel website, complete with Subscribe links. Tommyrobinson.com is yet another of their sites, with prominent links to buy his book or donate to his “legal defence fund” in Canadian Dollars.

Next time you see somebody yelling about poor old Tommy, perhaps you can show them this?


Appendix – List of Domains registered by Ezra Levant

Can be freely verified at this address

Domain Name Creation Date Registrar
ahmedtheliar.com 2015-09-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
albertahero.com 2016-10-13 GODADDY.COM, LLC
americans4opec.com 2011-08-29 REBEL.CA CORP.
ashleycsanady.com 2017-04-10 GODADDY.COM, LLC
auditsuzuki.com 2015-08-12 GODADDY.COM, LLC
australiaresearch.com 2013-11-04 REBEL.CA CORP.
azizmadi.com 2014-08-12 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
azizmadridista.com 2014-08-12 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
azizmohammedmadi.com 2014-08-12 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
banantifa.com 2017-04-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
bernardtheroughneck.com 2016-02-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
bernardtheruffneck.com 2016-02-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
bombardierpayusback.com 2017-03-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
bombardierremboursez.com 2017-03-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
boycottaandw.com 2016-09-12 GODADDY.COM, LLC
boycottairmiles.com 2016-08-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
boycottearls.com 2016-04-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
campushate.com 2017-03-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
campushate.org 2017-03-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
canadaorfrance.com 2015-07-20 GODADDY.COM, LLC
canadian.media 2016-04-17 GODADDY.COM, LLC
canadiancynic.com 2016-06-06 GODADDY.COM, LLC
canadianjihad.com 2015-02-12 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
canceltelus.com 2016-10-05 GODADDY.COM, LLC
cheryloates.com 2017-01-08 GODADDY.COM, LLC
climate.media 2016-09-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
climatebarbie.com 2016-09-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
climatepause.com 2016-02-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
climenhaga.com 2016-11-13 GODADDY.COM, LLC
conservativealbertans.com 2016-07-24 GODADDY.COM, LLC
crookedjustin.com 2016-11-24 GODADDY.COM, LLC
crookedtrudeau.com 2016-11-24 GODADDY.COM, LLC
cutthemoff.com 2016-01-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
daniellelarivee.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
debbiejabour.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
deporthuma.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
deronbilous.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
dionbews.com 2017-01-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
dontbuyfromjews.com 2016-08-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
draftezra.com 2014-12-20 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
dumpdonna.com 2017-03-20 GODADDY.COM, LLC
eitangilboord.com 2016-06-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
energylunch.com 2015-06-17 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
equipourtroops.com 2016-11-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
erinbews.com 2017-01-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
ethicalenergy.org 2009-12-12 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
ethicaloil.net 2009-08-02 REBEL.CA CORP.
ethicaloil.org 2009-08-02 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
ethicaloilinstitute.com 2009-12-10 REBEL.CA CORP.
ethicaloilinstitute.net 2009-12-10 REBEL.CA CORP.
ethicaloilinstitute.org 2009-12-10 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
ezralevant.net 2008-01-08 NAMESCOUT CORP
ezralevant.org 2008-01-08 NAMESCOUT CORP.
fairygunprincess.com 2017-02-07 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fakeconservative.com 2016-06-02 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fakeconservatives.com 2016-06-02 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fightforcampusfreedom.com 2016-02-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fightingforfreedom.net 2014-02-24 REBEL.CA CORP.
fightingforisrael.com 2016-06-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fightingforisrael.org 2016-06-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fightingforisreal.com 2016-06-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fightingforisreal.org 2016-06-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
findthethug.com 2017-01-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fireaftab.co.uk 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLP. [TAG = GODADDY]
fireaftab.com 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fireali.com 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
fireberman.com 2016-07-14 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firebutts.com 2016-09-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firedancey.com 2015-06-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firedancy.com 2015-06-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firegregor.com 2016-06-02 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firehussain.co.uk 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLP. [TAG = GODADDY]
firehussain.com 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firejustin.com 2016-09-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firenenshi.com 2016-03-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firethebigot.com 2016-11-02 GODADDY.COM, LLC
firewynne.com 2015-12-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
foralberta.com 2014-11-25 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
foralberta.net 2014-11-25 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
foralberta.org 2014-11-25 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
forbc.net 2014-11-24 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
forbc.org 2014-11-24 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
forcanada.net 2014-02-24 REBEL.CA CORP.
forcanada.org 2014-03-12 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
foundationresearch.org 2013-10-10 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
frackingrevolution.com 2014-02-14 REBEL.CA CORP.
frackingrevolution.net 2014-02-14 REBEL.CA CORP.
frackingrevolution.org 2014-02-14 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
freedomtooffend.com 2017-01-24 GODADDY.COM, LLC
freemilo.com 2016-06-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
freesteyn.com 2014-02-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
freesteyn.net 2014-02-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
freesteyn.org 2014-02-05 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
fuckerdogan.com 2016-04-25 GODADDY.COM, LLC
gilboord.com 2016-06-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
gregorpayitback.com 2017-04-11 GODADDY.COM, LLC
greresearch.com 2015-01-13 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
groundswellthebook.com 2014-02-14 REBEL.CA CORP.
groundswellthebook.net 2014-02-14 REBEL.CA CORP.
groundswellthebook.org 2014-02-14 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
guardtheborder.com 2017-04-07 GODADDY.COM, LLC
gunsandgals.com 2017-01-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
haleyjarmain.com 2016-12-12 GODADDY.COM, LLC
hannahvanderkooy.com 2016-06-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
harperairport.com 2015-10-26 GODADDY.COM, LLC
hatemosque.com 2017-02-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
hijaldesarkar.com 2017-01-07 GODADDY.COM, LLC
hillaryresign.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
honorrobford.com 2016-03-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
honourrobford.com 2016-03-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
humaforprison.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
imaharperman.com 2015-09-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
indicthuma.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
indictweiner.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
indictwiener.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jaildrugdealers.com 2016-04-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailhuma.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailkadir.com 2015-09-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailkadr.com 2015-09-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailkhadr.com 2015-09-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailweiner.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jailwiener.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jamesbews.com 2017-03-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jasonbews.com 2017-01-24 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jasonplotz.com 2016-06-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jewsforborders.com 2017-03-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jihadenough.com 2016-11-02 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jobkillerjoe.com 2015-09-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
joethejobkiller.com 2015-09-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
johnisaliar.com 2016-12-09 GODADDY.COM, LLC
jonathangoldsbie.com 2017-03-17 GODADDY.COM, LLC
josephhoweinstitute.com 2014-01-10 REBEL.CA CORP.
josephhoweinstitute.net 2014-01-10 REBEL.CA CORP.
josephhoweinstitute.org 2014-01-10 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
justalberta.com 2016-12-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
justiceforchelsey.com 2017-04-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
kamaaljaamac.com 2014-08-14 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
kamalali.com 2014-08-12 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
katietelford.com 2016-09-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
keepbannon.com 2017-04-13 GODADDY.COM, LLC
labdems.com 2016-06-26 GODADDY.COM, LLC
labourdemocrats.com 2016-06-26 GODADDY.COM, LLC
langtryexpenses.com 2014-12-04 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
larebel.media 2017-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
larebelle.media 2017-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
lawsocietymemo.com 2016-03-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
leotheliar.com 2014-08-27 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
lerebel.media 2017-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
lerebelle.media 2017-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
letusreport.com 2016-10-11 GODADDY.COM, LLC
lorisigurdson.com 2015-05-07 GODADDY.COM, LLC
lornapardy.com 2016-11-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
lornedach.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
lorriegoldstein.com 2016-03-14 GODADDY.COM, LLC
margaretmccuaig-boyd.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
meaghanmacsween.com 2016-06-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
milwaukeeriot.com 2016-08-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
mytrumpstamp.com 2016-06-08 GODADDY.COM, LLC
namethatthug.com 2017-01-21 GODADDY.COM, LLC
nathanrotman.com 2017-01-08 GODADDY.COM, LLC
nenshimustresign.com 2016-04-25 GODADDY.COM, LLC
nicolegoehring.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
nohsthike.com 2016-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
noinfidelsallowed.com 2015-08-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
nonausrb.com 2017-04-12 GODADDY.COM, LLC
nonmuslimlivesmatter.com 2016-06-12 GODADDY.COM, LLC
notelyisabully.com 2016-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
notleyisabully.com 2016-02-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
notleytax.com 2016-05-26 GODADDY.COM, LLC
offsetsuzuki.com 2013-11-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
offsetsuzuki.net 2013-11-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
offsetsuzuki.org 2013-11-05 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
oilsandsproud.com 2014-07-02 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
ontarionotgreece.com 2015-07-22 GODADDY.COM, LLC
opechatesgays.com 2014-03-20 REBEL.CA CORP.
opechatesgays.net 2014-03-20 REBEL.CA CORP.
opechatesgays.org 2014-03-20 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
ottawamurders.com 2016-12-19 GODADDY.COM, LLC
pasdecharia.com 2017-02-09 GODADDY.COM, LLC
paslacharia.com 2017-02-09 GODADDY.COM, LLC
payforyourownnanny.com 2015-12-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
paythemoneyback.com 2016-02-05 GODADDY.COM, LLC
prosecutefgm.com 2017-04-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
prosecutehuma.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
prosecuteweiner.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
prosecutewiener.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
quebecterror.com 2017-01-30 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rachelnotleyisabully.com 2016-02-16 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rallyforalberta.com 2016-10-01 GODADDY.COM, LLC
raphaellelevant.com 2012-12-30 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelaustralia.com 2017-03-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelbistro.com 2016-05-30 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelcruise.com 2015-10-21 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebeldesi.com 2017-03-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebeldownunder.com 2017-04-30 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebeleurope.com 2017-02-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelfrance.com 2017-03-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelgermany.com 2017-03-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelisrael.com 2017-02-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelle.media 2017-04-18 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebellefrance.com 2017-04-17 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelpinoy.com 2017-03-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelun.com 2016-10-25 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebelwashington.com 2017-01-09 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebuildfortmac.com 2016-05-04 GODADDY.COM, LLC
rebuildtheright.com 2015-10-23 GODADDY.COM, LLC
reformanning.com 2014-11-20 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
reformmanning.com 2014-11-20 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
refugeepause.com 2017-02-11 GODADDY.COM, LLC
repeal18c.com 2017-04-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
researchsociety.net 2013-10-10 REBEL.CA CORP.
resignhillary.com 2016-10-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
richardfeehan.com 2015-05-07 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
riotstoppers.com 2014-08-05 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
robertpjday.com 2016-06-06 GODADDY.COM, LLC
robinsteudel.com 2017-01-08 GODADDY.COM, LLC
saintsuzuki.com 2013-11-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
saintsuzuki.net 2013-11-05 REBEL.CA CORP.
saintsuzuki.org 2013-11-05 DOMAINSATCOST CORPORATION
sajjanmustgo.com 2017-04-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
saudisforhillary.com 2016-06-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
sauvonslecrucifix.com 2017-02-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
savealbertajobs.com 2015-10-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
savederek.com 2016-05-29 GODADDY.COM, LLC
savehomeschooling.com 2016-10-26 GODADDY.COM, LLC
saveocanada.com 2015-05-19 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
saveohcanada.com 2015-05-19 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
saveouranthem.com 2015-05-19 DOMAIN.COM, LLC
savesuncor.com 2016-07-31 GODADDY.COM, LLC
savethechristians.com 2012-03-30 GODADDY.COM, LLC
savethecrucifix.com 2017-02-28 GODADDY.COM, LLC
schoolyardscandal.com 2017-01-16 GODADDY.COM, LLC
section18c.com 2017-04-27 GODADDY.COM, LLC
seedresearch.net 2013-10-30 REBEL.CA CORP.
shariacops.com 2015-12-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
shariatwitter.com 2016-06-15 GODADDY.COM, LLC
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21,500 Reasons Not To Vote Conservative

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When atrocity happens right in the middle of an election campaign it is a knee jerk reaction for some to say that the event should be referenced by neither party and that, out of respect, for the victims no attempt to make political capital should be undertaken.

While I applaud the humanity of respecting the dignity of the victims, I disagree with the principle of divorcing real life horror from the polling booth. Politics is not a separate entity to our lives, it is the foundation of our everyday existence. It is our health, our education, our finances, our environment and our safety. We cannot separate politics from real life because politics is real life.

It is therefore with this in mind that I say the recent terror attacks in Manchester and London are relevant to the vote you will cast this Thursday and indeed should be high on your agenda when deciding which political party to cast your vote for. I will go further and say we owe it to the victims, both the survivors and the deceased, to cast our votes for the party who will do the most to prevent a recurrence of these evil acts of hate and who will invest the most into keeping our country safe.

Theresa May has proven she does not consider keeping our country safe to be a priority for her Conservative government. The Guardian have reported that since 2010 when Mrs May became the Home Secretary the number of police officers in our country has fallen by 21,500. The bombing of the London bus, the first major act of terror by ISIS on UK soil took place in 2005. The terror threat promised by this extremist hate group has grown exponentially year on year. Yet the reaction to this threat by the Conservative government has been to drastically reduce the number of police officers on our streets.

After the murders on London Bridge on Saturday Mrs May has now (conveniently in the week of the election) decided that “enough is enough”. She tells us that there has been far too much tolerance of extremism in the UK . This is empty rhetoric. There is no tolerance of extremism in the UK. Muslims and non Muslims alike have condemned terror and the senseless hate agenda of ISIS and its affiliates. Instead of admitting her own error of judgement in cutting police at the time when the country needs them the most, Mrs May is pushing back the blame onto the people of Britain. It isn’t her inability to fund defence that is to blame for our innocents being massacred – it is our fault for tolerating extremism. “Terrorism breeds terrorism,” she tells us. We don’t know what that means, she doesn’t know what that means. It is the desperate soundbite of a woman who has badly let her country down but doesn’t have the backbone to admit it.

What Mrs May fails to mention when indignantly mouthing her platitudes is the fact that far from tolerating extremism the people have actually been reporting it. The Manchester bomber was allegedly reported to the authorities on five separate occasions .That is five separate opportunities where Salman Abedi could have been prevented from killing innocent children. Five separate reports that were ignored and never followed up. This isn’t the people tolerating extremism, it is clear evidence of Mrs May not putting enough resources into the system to prevent terrorism. This view is shared by Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party who have called upon Theresa May to resign.

The big red Conservative herring of the week has been Mrs May frantically trying to scapegoat social media in an attempt to take the heat off her own inadequacies. While our anti hate group Resisting Hate certainly agree that Twitter, Facebook, What’s App etc. play a massive role in the spread of hate speech, organised acts of terror are a different matter. Much of the communication takes place on purpose built social systems on the dark web. At a pinch a government may just about manage to regulate the mainstream social media sites (though given the opposition from the technology industry even this is unlikely) but they will never be able to regulate the internet. This is another meaningless sop to a public Mrs May hopes is naïve enough to swallow her bluster.

The Conservatives will tell you that the reason they have not been able to maintain the required number of police officers (and indeed the reason why so many public services are woefully underfunded) is because there is not enough money in the budget to afford them. This is fiscal mismanagement at its worst and typical of a government who seeks to curry favour with the elite at the expense of the people. Mrs May refuses to increase income tax for high earners and turns a blind eye to the number of businesses paying low or even no corporation tax (In 2014 six of Britain’s ten biggest firms paid no corporation tax). There is no money in the budget because time and time again the Conservatives have proven themselves to be too afraid of losing votes to tax the people whose contribution could make a real difference to the running of the country.

I think we could all be forgiven for wondering what impact a fully staffed police force would have had on these recent acts of terror if Mrs May had had the balls to demand the taxes to fund it.

I cannot and will not vote for a woman who cares so little about the safety of the people in this country. If you feel the same way then use your vote wisely on Thursday.

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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Tragedy Is Not A Free Pass To Spout Hate

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For those who seem to have forgotten this critical point within the first few hours of the news breaking of the atrocity in Manchester late Monday night I will offer a reminder to jog your memory.

Children died.

The point needs repeating.

Children died.

Yet since the news broke social media has been flooded with far right individuals and action groups trying to capitalise on this tragedy to promote their personal hate agendas.

Most of the attempts to use innocent dead children for political purposes have been directed with hate toward the religion of Islam. The prurient speculation as to the religious faith of the murderer began in the early hours and continued until the name of the attacker was released by the police late on Tuesday afternoon. The discussions on social media, Twitter in particular, concentrated more on whether or not the attacker was a Muslim than on any other aspect of the atrocity. To some small minded individuals this tragedy was nothing but a sick opportunity to use the actions of one evil man to condemn the billions of individuals who practise the faith of Islam.

There are serious consequences of this kind of hate speech. The relentless, bigoted demonising of innocent people in the mistaken and foolish belief that it will somehow bring about any positive results for our society only serves to further the spread of ignorance toward different cultures and faiths. It isn’t ISIS or genuine terrorists who are attacked in the name of hate rhetoric inspired vigilantism, it is the bloke walking home from the mosque or a lady doing her shopping. It is the people who abhor violence as much as you or I do who will suffer if incitement to hatred goes unchecked.

The worst perpetrators of this hate speech are the usual self promoters who spew their hate onto any available platform that will have them (Daily Mail, LBC, The Sun). Tommy Robinson out in full force as always claiming all Muslims are to blame. Katie Hopkins, even more vile and vicious than she normally is, mulling over a “final solution” to the problem of terrorism.

When Resisting Hate pull these haters up on the messages they use to try and indoctrinate their legions of social media followers into cynical and hate filled world views we are told repeatedly that ‘words don’t matter.’ That people have a right to react to tragedy by inciting hate against those who have nothing to do with the events that have taken place and who may have lost loved ones in the Manchester attack themselves.

No you do not have this right. You do not have the right as a bystander to tragedy to warp the memory of those innocent lives to endanger the safety of others. You do not have the right to hijack the focus from these dead children to promote yourselves and the hate filled views that achieve nothing but division between communities in our country.

You do have the right to be angry yes. You have the right to be very very angry indeed. Children have been mown down in the most callous and inhumane way conceivable. You would quite simply not be human if you did not feel anger. But that anger needs to be directed to the right place. It needs to be directed toward the coward, the weak spineless coward who slunk into that packed concert arena on Monday night. It needs to be directed toward actual terrorists, toward all individuals who use violence to further their despicable ends.

Many on social media today have wilfully misunderstood those of us involved in anti hate work and have accused us of caring more about the tweets on social media than the attack itself. But this is not the case. It is out of respect for the victims of this tragedy that we ask people not to insult the memories of these children by using them to promote further violence against others. You trivialise the lives of the dead when you make them pawns in a campaign to oppose other faiths. Our children’s lives are worth more than this. They deserve dignity not exploitation.

What you need to understand far right haters is that nothing constructive can come out of the solutions you propose. What do you think calls to “rise up against the Muslims” will achieve? I’ll tell you what pitting the people of the country against one another will achieve, it will result in battles between fascists and antifascists on the streets, bloodshed, more innocent people harmed, more children victimised in the playground, more barriers between communities. It will bring us chaos, not peace. It will perpetuate the very problem you are seeking to solve.

The far right mock the idea of uniting in the face of atrocity but in truth this is the only defence against terrorism. Terrorism is not interested in the lives it takes. Terrorism is focused on the effect senseless murder has on society. When we divide, the terrorists win, when we use the deaths of our children to score cheap political points, the terrorists win. When we become a nation mindlessly baying for blood with journalists openly calling for genocide we become exactly what the terrorists want us to become. We are better than this. We can find ways to keep our country safe without turning against one another.

 

 

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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Britain First Using Lee Rigby To Spread Hate

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Britain First’s latest stunt has really frustrated me for a number of reasons:

1. Lee Rigby’s mother has already said on several different occasions that she does not want Britain First and Lee Rigby to be associated or for them to use him for their own political ends

2. No one knows who did it. It could be just a sick random vandal or two. But in the video Golding goes on about “Islamic extremists” (as per usual)

3. He says that if the people are found and taken to court, they “will get a visit from Britain First”. Really Paul? Because that’s not got you in trouble before has it, you ignorant halfwit. And by doing that you will, like before, jeopardise any action or case brought against them.

I have an idea Paul, why don’t you stop “talking for the British people” because, frankly, you don’t. What you do is embarrass the British people. What you do is show yourselves up to be ignorant. And you actually only speak really for the 20 people who can be bothered to turn up to your shambolic “days of action”.

Halal Kitty is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate, and a regular contributor to the group’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.
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Threats and Whining Far Right Haters

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As founders of Resisting Hate we get a lot of threats and abuse. So we thought we would share with you just a small sample of the kind of thing the far right send to us every day.

Now just to be clear, none of us at Resisting Hate are the kind of people who even blink an eyelid at this kind of rubbish. Total water off a duck’s back. But it does give a good picture of the kind of people we regularly oppose and also a good idea why we do it.

 

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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History Of The Far Right In Britain

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Far Right, Nationalist and Fascism based groups have a history in Britain dating back to before the Second World War. The evolution of the far right ideology with its roots in Mussolini’s Fascisti to the modern day Britain First and Neo Nazi hate groups is a fascinating journey and one we have documented here for the benefit of our readers.

1923 British Fascists (British Fascisti)

The British Fascists were formed in 1923 by a British Nationalist called Rotha Lintorn-Orman as a reaction to Internationalism and what she perceived as the Communist left.

1929 Imperial Fascist league

In 1929 Arnold Leese, who had previously been a member of the British Fascists, established his own pro fascist group the Imperial Fascist league. Where the British Fascists had been primarily concerned with Italian fascism which focused on expansionism and empire building the IFL, under influence from prominent Nazi Julius Streicher, began to adopt themes of Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy which is closer to the definition of Fascism we would use today.

1932 British Union of Fascists

In 1931 a young Labour (ex Conservative) MP called Oswald Mosley left government to form his own political party with a group of equally disgruntled Labour MPs which he called the ‘New Party’. This authoritarian right wing party merged with several other smaller fascist groups in 1932 which became known as the British Union of Fascists. In keeping with the origins of fascism and as a nod the party adopted a black clothing preference (reminiscent of Mussolini’s National Fascist Party paramilitary uniform) and members became known colloquially as ‘Blackshirts’

1933 British Union of Fascists attends the Nuremberg Rallies

As part of the British Union of Fascists representation Moseley’s sister in law the infamous Unity Mitford (who it is rumoured had a love affair with Hitler – certainly a close friendship is documented) travelled to Germany to watch Hitler’s address.

1936 The Battle of Cable Street

The Battle of Cable Street was a physical clash in London’s East End between Mosley’s Blackshirts and rising Anti-Fascist opposition (with links to Communism). The march also saw a lot of Jewish people protesting against the Anti-Semitism the British Union of Fascists were openly promoting. Mosley was forced to abandon a planned pro fascism march as a result of the size of the crowds opposing it.

1935 The Nordic League was established in the UK

Founded in Germany in 1921 and claiming Heinrich Himmler as a member the established Nordische Gesellschaft was brought to the UK to be managed by chairman Archibald Ramsay. The group promoted strong anti-Jewish sentiment which manifested itself in Anti-Semitic speeches and calls for increasing calls for violence. William Joyce was closely involved with the League in its early years of operation.

1936 The Public Order Act

In 1936 the government passed a law making it illegal to wear political uniforms in any “public place or meeting.” (A law which still stands today). The act also forbade the use of “physical force in promoting any political object”.

1937 National Socialist League

The British Union of Fascists split in 1937 with the pro-Nazi and radical Anti-Semitic faction led by William Joyce splitting off to form the National Socialist League. This venture was largely unsuccessful and in 1939 dropped to less than fifty members and eventually folded.

1937 British League of Ex Servicemen and Women

The British League of Ex Servicemen and Women was established as an anti-Semitic right wing alternative to the British Legion. It was run by founder James Taylor until 1944 when the leadership changed to Jeffrey Hamm. Hamm expelled deputy leader Victor Burgess who went on to found the Union of British Freedom. The league was subsumed into the Union Movement in 1947.

1937 British Union of Fascists changes its name to British Union

The British Union claimed a membership of 50,000 people at the height of its influence.

1939 British People’s Party

In 1937 the British Union of Fascists Director of Publications John Beckett was dismissed by Moseley and after establishing the National Socialist League with William Joyce (Joyce’s nick name Lord Haw Haw), Beckett went on to found the British People’s Party. The party was primarily seen as an anti war party with the objective being the immediate cessation of the Second World War. There was a downturn in Anti-Semitism with Beckett citing Joyce’s strong Anti-Semitic views as one of the factors precipitating the demise of the National Socialist League. Unlike the British Union the British People’s party escaped proscription in the war years and continued in a muted capacity until its eventual disbanding in 1954.

1939 The Right Club

Archibald Ramsay established The Right Club primarily as an anti-Jewish vehicle. It was intended to be a coalition of likeminded Anti-Semitic individuals and groups with a view to limiting what they perceived as problematic Jewish influence in the government. After a police raid on one of the members the group membership list was seized and several high profile members arrested including Ramsay. This effectively ended The Right Club for good.

1940 Defence Regulation 18B expanded

In May 1940 the government expanded legislation that allowed suspected Nazi sympathisers to be detained indefinitely. Both Oswald Moseley and Archibold Ramsay were arrested under this legislation (though William Joyce avoided arrest by emigrating to Germany). It is estimated up to a thousand people were detained under 18B as a result of suspected Nazi views. (Moseley would remain under supervision in the grounds of Holloway prison until 1943.)

1940 British Union of Fascists proscribed by the government

In 1940 the British government proscribed the British Union whose total membership at this point was estimated to be in excess of 18,000 people.

1942 English National Association

The English National Association was an Anti-Semitic right wing party founded by John Webster and led by Edward Godfrey

1944 Union for British Freedom

Victor Burgess who regularly spoke at Speakers Corner founded the Union for British Freedom after leaving the British League of Exservice Men and Women (at Jeffrey Hamm’s request).

1944 National Front After Victory

In 1944 AK Chesterton established a new far right group called the National Front After Victory which was intended to pull together several smaller fascist groups including the British People’s party. (AK Chesterfield had been the editor of the British Union of Fascists newsletter titled “Blackshirt” until leaving in 1938 to join the Nordic League.) The National Front After Victory was not a success and soon dispersed.

1945 Union Movement

Moseley made a return to far right politics with the creation of the Union Movement, another far right attempt at unifying different post war extremist and Anti-Semitic groups under one banner. Although envisioned as a political party the Union Movement performed poorly in elections and evolved into more of a street protest group which led to discontent and loss of members.

1948 British Nationality Act

The British Nationality Act of 1948 expanded the definition of a British citizen to include both British born and ‘naturalised’ citizens born overseas in British colonies. This would lead to an increase in immigration over the following four years which would act as a spur for far right opposition.

1950 British Empire Party

Founded by P J Ridout in 1950 the British Empire Party was a small political party who only ever put one candidate up for election.

1954 League of Empire Loyalists

AK Chesterton’s League of Empire Loyalists was intended to be a pro-British Empire party fighting for the sustainable future of the British Empire.  The ethos of the group shifted in the latter years when immigration became the key focus.

1956 White Defence League

In 1956 Colin Jordan formed the White Defence League after breaking away from the League of Empire Loyalists. This was a clear step away from the ideology of Empire building to embrace overt racism. Jordan’s vision was more Anti-Semitic, pro-Nazi, anti-Immigration than the LEL and the group made little attempt to align itself with established political parties.

1957 National Labour Party

Disenchanted with the LEL members John Bean and John Tyndall established the National Labour Party (which despite the name has no legitimate link to the Labour party). Unlike the LEL which had poor success at elections, the NLP secured a handful of council seats. However, after failure in the General Election and Bean arrested for rioting, the party membership dwindled and eventually merged with the White Defence League in 1960 to form the British National Party.

1958 Notting Hill Race riots

The 1958 Notting Hill Race riots gave the White Defence League and Colin Jordan enhanced publicity due to WDL claims of involvement in the riots in addition to the public rallies they were holding with regularity across London. The riots were primarily white working class youths attacking the homes of West Indians in the Notting Hill area. Approximately 400 agitators took part.

1960 British National Party

The primary focus of the newly established BNP was Anti-Semitism and the group’s manifesto included the mandatory deportment of British Jews to Israel. Curbing immigration was a key political pledge and this was to be achieved by the repatriation of immigrants currently living in the country. The leaders of both the National Labour Party (Bean and Tyndall) and the White Defence League (Jordan) were prominent figures in the new party as was the widow of Arnold Leese (who had founded the Imperial Fascist League.) The main focus of the BNP initially was as a public protest group rather than a political party though some council seats were obtained. Bean stepped down as leader in 1966 and was succeeded by Philip Maxwell who took the party into the merger with the National Front in 1967.

1962 National Socialist Movement

In 1962 Colin Jordan split from the British National Party and along with John Tyndall founded the National Socialist Movement. The key reason for the split was Jordan’s pro-Nazi views which were perceived as too radical to be likely to win votes (by the BNP). Jordan retained control of the paramilitary arm of the BNP (called Spearhead) but was arrested for his involvement under the Public Order Act (1936) Both Jordan and Tyndall were imprisoned. The NSM established links with the American Nazi party and its leader George Lincoln Rockwell which had close links not just to fascism but specifically to the ideology of Adolf Hitler and WW2 Nazism.

1960 National Party of Europe

The National Party of Europe was the idea of Oswald Mosely which focused on establishing a unity between far right parties in different European countries. It was to promote ‘European Nationalism’ and the idea of Europe as a single nation. There was little support for the NPE as most far right groups preferred to focus their energies into British Nationalism.

1961 Conservative Monday Club

The Monday club was a splinter group from the Conservative political party with emphasis on right wing principles and ideals, in particular supporting an anti-immigration agenda.

1962 The Patriotic Party

Established by Richard Hilton from Chesterton’s LEL the Patriotic party was mainly composed of ex-military personnel. The name changed from True Tories to The Patriotic Party in 1964 and was eventually subsumed by the National Front.

1964 Greater Britain Movement

In 1964 John Tyndell split from the National Socialist Movement and (taking most of its members with him) formed the Greater Britain Movement with which he planned to focus on a British flavour of National Socialism drawing on less European and Nazi influences. Unlike the LEL or the NLP the Greater Britain Movement showed little interest in politics but instead defined itself as a street protest party. The group established a reputation for violence (including a high profile attack on a synagogue) and Tyndall himself was arrested for illegal possession of a gun. There was an attempt by the GBM to unify several key far right groups into a single unity but this was rejected by Chesterton, Mosley and Bean. The GBM was finally (and reluctantly) merged into the National Front in 1967.

1964 Spearhead

John Tyndall launched the far right publication Spearhead in 1964. He used it to promote the National Front and subsequently the BNP throughout his association with both groups. The magazine continued until 2005 but retains an archived online presence to the present day.

1965 Racial Preservation Society

The Racial Preservation Society was a White Nationalist group focusing on the distribution of far right and radical publications. In addition to promoting right wing authors the Society published their own magazine entitled “The Southern News”.

1966 National Demographic Party

In 1966 David Brown, an Independent political candidate and chairman of the Racial Preservation Society founded the National Demographic Party. The group merged with the British Defence Leagues in the early seventies after unsuccessful merger discussions with both the British National Party and Chesterton’s League of Empire Loyalists.

1968 “Rivers of Blood” Speech 

In 1968 Enoch Powell, Conservative MP made a speech in Parliament relating to the proposed bill of The Race Relations Act 1968 (legislating for equal rights of housing, employment and public services irrespective of colour). The speech was vehemently anti-immigration, detailing a bleak future for the ‘indigenous’ population and proposing the state sponsored voluntary emigration of non-national British citizens. The speech was denounced by the then Conservative leader Edward Heath as racialist and Powell was demoted from his position in the cabinet. However Powell’s speech had had the effect of bringing some of the far right’s political arguments into the wider public arena and can be seen as a turning point for the growth of the far right in Britain.

1967 The National Front

In 1967 Chesterton merged his League of Empire Loyalists with Philip Maxwell’s British National Party and shortly after with John Tyndell’s Greater British Movement. The National Front, although still Anti-Semitic focused on White Supremacy as its core principle and campaigned against non-white immigration, mixed race marriages and ethnic diversity. The NF is best defined as a Neo Nazi movement, upholding the same far right values as previous Fascist parties but with a strong pro-British (and anti-European) flavour and few links to traditional Nazi symbolism or ideology. Chesterton was succeeded as leader in 1971 by John O’Brien. The National Front shows the evolving shift of the far right from the primary focus being Anti-Semitism to Racism, White Supremacy and British Nationalism.

1968 British Movement

In 1967 Colin Jordan looked to merge his National Socialist Movement with the National Front but this was rejected by Chesterton. Instead, Jordan rebranded the NSM to the British Movement which sought to establish itself as a street action party and which quickly gained a reputation for violence and street rioting. There were numerous arrests of BM members throughout the seventies and early eighties. In 1975 (after being arrested –again) Colin Jordan resigned as leader and was succeeded by Michael McLoughlin who campaigned to make the party more attractive to the young working classes and who grew the membership to in excess of 3000 members.

1972 John Tyndell becomes leader of the National Front

Tyndall oversaw some success with the NF in local elections and council seats but his Nazi past proved a barrier to his credibility and the NF party leadership passed to John Kingsley Read in 1974. This was to be a short lived period and Tyndell quickly reclaimed the leadership with Read leaving the NF in 1976 to set up his own group titled The National Party.

1973 Union Movement renamed the Action Party

Under the leadership of Jeffrey Hamm the Union Movement changed its name to the Action party in 1973 and contested a handful of seats at the London council elections.  The party divided into two in 1974 with some members staying loyal to the Action Party and others defecting to join the newly established League of St George.

1974 The League of St George

The League of St George upheld Mosley’s vision of a united Europe with the members joining from the Action Party primarily interested in pro European politics. Less of a street protest party than a discursive organisation the League kept membership to small numbers and sought to establish links with other far right groups across Europe. The group published a periodical titled The League Review.

1976 National Party

The National Party came into being as a result of both disagreement in the Conservative party ranks relating to ethnic immigration and friction between John Tyndell and John Kingsley Read of the National Front. (Read allegedly having more moderate views and who eventually left the far right to join the Conservative party). Despite making attempts at gaining a political foothold the National Party failed to gain mainstream credibility or success beyond a couple of council seats. The NP also promoted Holocaust Denial.

1977 November 9th Society

In 1977 Terry Flynn founded the November 9th Society (which became politically active under the name ‘The British First party’) Promoting their Neo Nazi views the group publicly supported discredited historian David Irving in 2006 (jailed for his historically inaccurate and intentionally malicious denial of the Holocaust).

1977 The Battle of Lewisham

In 1977 the National Front led an anti-multiculturalism march in South East London that attracted the attention of anti-fascist demonstrators. This led to massive clashes and fights on the streets with over 200 arrests and injuries to over 100 people. The march also divided anti fascists with differences of opinion as to whether to react with peaceful protest or using force to prevent the march from proceeding.

1978 Action Party changes to Action Society

In 1978 the Action Party changed its focus from being a political group to being a publishing house and changed its name to the Action Society. In 1994 Jeffrey Hamm died and the Action Society ceased its publishing activities.

1979 The National Front fractures

1979 saw Margaret Thatcher win the General Election for the Conservative party which started to move the party away from centrist ground and back toward a more right wing agenda. This weakened the National Front with many members feeling as a result of the political shift such a far right protest group was no longer required. The publicity for the National Front after the street riots during the Battle of Lewisham had also had a detrimental effect on the party which led to a leadership challenge by Andrew Fountaine. This challenge was not successful and leadership was maintained by Tyndell but it led to fractures with some members leaving with Fountaine to join his Constitutional Movement and others leaving to join the newly set up British Democratic Party. The fractures took their toll on both Tyndell and the National Front and after a short period Tyndell was succeeded as leader by Andrew Brons who had the backing of the National Front deputy leader Martin Webster.

1979 The Constitutional Movement

Andrew Fountaine’s Constitutional Movement was established as a breakaway group from the National Front and intended as a less extreme right wing alternative. Fountaine wanted to distance his group from Naziism and offer a credible political alternative to the mainstream parties. Poor results led Fountaine to become disillusioned and leave the party which struggled to make much impact without him. The party changed its name to the Nationalist Party in 1982 but after winning no seats at the 1983 General Election lost a lot of members to the British National Party and faded into oblivion.

1979 British Democratic Party

The BDP were the second group to splinter from the National Front in 1979. The group was established by Anthony Reed Herbert in an attempt to make far right politics more palatable to the mainstream. The party was undermined by its association with Ray Hill who was working undercover for the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight and who was passing key information about the BDP to antifascists and the press. The BDP received bad publicity with regard to alleged involvement in supplying firearms to Neo Nazis which undermined their credibility and led to the assimilation of the BDP with the British National Party in 1982.

1980 New National Front

John Tyndall resigned from the National Front in 1980 citing ideological differences (primarily he objected to pro homosexuality views within the group) and took a chunk of the NF membership with him. In 1981 Tyndall started to made advances toward other right wing parties and groups with the hope of establishing a bigger and more effective union. This was referred to as the Committee for National Unity.

1982 British National Party

In 1982 the Committee for National Unity decided to establish a new far right political party. This was to be founded on the key policy of British (specifically white British) nationalism and was called the British National Party. Although envisioned as a political party the early years of the BNP were characterised by street based activity (in much the same manner as the National Front). Tyndall’s Neo Nazism was deemed to appeal to too narrow a base by the party and in 1999 he was replaced by Nick Griffin who sought to remould the party into more of a political entity with appeal to a wider demographic of right wing voters.

1982 National Socialist Action Party

The Neo Nazi group The National Socialist Action Party was established by long term far right supporter Tony Malski who intended the party to be a pro force military style organisation. Malski had no political aspirations and the NSAP did not field any political candidates. The party disbanded after negative publicity from a Channel 4 documentary in 1984.

1986 Official National Front

In 1986 the National Front divided into two. The Official National Front and the Flag Group. The Official National Front (including Nick Griffin who would eventually emerge to lead the BNP) took a less traditionalist approach to right wing politics and a more moderate approach to British Nationalism. There was less emphasis within the ONF on anti-Semitism which caused friction in the group leading to a splintering in 1989 and a name change of the group’s remaining members to ‘Third Way.’

1986 Flag Group

Immediately after the National Front split the group led by Andrew Brons named themselves the National Front Support Group. However this quickly became rebranded as the Flag Group. After fielding several political candidates under this name and after the demise of the ONF the Flag Group eventually reclaimed the branding and name of the National Front.

1987 Blood and Honour

Blood and Honour was officially formed as a Neo Nazi group in 1987 though the origins of the group can be dated back to some of the Neo Nazi and White Supremacist musical bands linked to the National Front of the late 1970s. Blood and Honour attempted to bring Nazism to public attention through far right musical groups and a quarterly publication advertising far right events, paraphernalia and Nazi inspired concerts and gigs.

1989 International Third Position

The International Third Position came into being as a result of the split in the National Front. It was led by Roberto Fiore but the most prominent member was Nick Griffin who would eventually lead the BNP. The ideology was racial separatism, the idea that different races can coexist within a nation if there are strict boundaries governing interaction between them. The group rebranded as ‘England First’ in 2001.

1991 UKIP

The United Kingdom Independence Party was founded in 1991 in opposition to the signing of the Maastricht treaty which established the three pillars of the European Union. The party achieved little political headway or notoriety until into the turn of the century moving its share of the national vote from only 0.3% in 1997 General Election to only 1.5% in 2001 General Election. When established UKIP although a right wing party is not technically a far right party. The far right associations would come later in the history of UKIP.

1992 Blood and Honour “Battle of Waterloo”

A highly publicised concert (heavily promoted by periodical Blood and Honour) to be given by far right rock band “Skrewdriver” ran into clashes with antifascists and police who attempted to prevent concert goers from attending the event by closing down Waterloo station in London. Subsequent attempts by anti-fascists to prevent Skrewdriver and other Neo Nazi music bands from having an audience took place at many of the events organised by Blood and Honour. The co-founder of Blood and Honour – Neo Nazi Ian Donaldson – died in a car crash in late 1992.

1992 Combat 18

Combat 18 was intended as a paramilitary group to defend, in particular, BNP members from expressing far right views in public. The group had strong links to Neo Nazi organisation Blood and Honour and was built on the premise of violence and street action. Co-founder Charlie Sargeant was imprisoned for murder in 1997. After rejection from the BNP in 1993 (the association with Combat 18 believed to be discrediting the BNP who still retained aspirations of political success) went on to increased levels of violence, racist attacks and confirmed links to football hooliganism. The activities of Combat 18 show the beginnings of a shift in the attitude of the far right from Racism to Islamophobia. The group were also associated with Northern Ireland loyalist movements.

1997 National Socialist Movement

This group has no direct association with Colin Jordan’s NSM in the 1960s. It was established from a split in paramilitary far right group Combat 18 and initially led by David Myatt. The group was both racist and anti-Semitic and known for the use of violence. In 1999 NSM member David Copeland embarked on a London bombing spree with the use of homemade nail bombs, intentionally targeting ethnic and homosexual members of the public.

2002 The Racial Volunteer Force

The Racial Volunteer Force was a breakaway group from Combat 18 in 2002.  Led by Mark Atkinson and John Hill from Combat 18 the RVF was established as a street protest group. Unlike Combat 18 who were moving toward Islam as a primary target the RVF wanted to retain the ethos of National Socialism and in particular Anti-Semitism.

2002 White Nationalist Party

Based in the North of England and founded by Combat 18 frontman Eddy Morrison the White Nationalist Party was founded on extreme National Socialism principles. Mark Cotterill left the White Nationalist Party in 2004 he to found his own party the England First party

2004 England First Party

Prior to his membership of the White Nationalist Party Mark Cotterill had been a member of the BNP and he planned for the England First Party to be closer in political ethos to the BNP than the more street based protest group WNP he had just left. Cotterill used this new group to establish the far right (and relatively wide reaching) periodical Heritage and Destiny which he described as the “radical voice of racial nationalism”.

2005 Nationalist Alliance

Founded in 2005 by Catherine Parker-Brown the Nationalist Alliance as a unity was short lived. As a result of infighting the group split later the same year and although the party continued with its nationalist agenda for a couple of years it failed to make an impact on the far right political scene.

2005 British People’s Party

Founded by Eddy Morrison from the National Front the British People’s Party was a hard line anti-Semitic Holocaust denying party with Northern Ireland sympathies. The sole BPP political candidate David Jones was expelled from the party in 2012 allegedly as a result of a liaison with far right hate blogger Claire Khaw.

2006 New Nationalist Party

Formed by ex BNP Sharon Ebanks the New Nationalist Party was intended to focus on local political issues in the areas surrounding Birmingham. Although the party contested several local council seats none of the candidates from the NNP were successful.

2006 Nigel Farage and UKIP

In 2005 high profile member Robert Kilroy Silk left UKIP (to establish his own right wing political party) and UKIP floundered in an electoral slump as the party struggled to establish an identity as a credible political entity beyond their support of a single issue (leaving the EU). In 2006 Nigel Farage took over the party leadership and after establishing a broader political agenda took the party through a period of success including putting 13 UKIP MEPS into the European Parliament.

2009 The English Defence League

The EDL was founded in 2009 by Tommy Robinson (real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon). It marked a key turning point in far right views as it was established as an anti-Islam party rather than a pro Nationalist party. Initially Robinson tried to make a distinction between what he called “Radical Islam” and the UK Muslim population in general but this view was not shared by the majority of his members and the group quickly established a reputation for being anti Islam.

2010 The European Defence League

Tommy Robinson’s vision was to expand the EDL to a wider European membership. In 2010 he set up the European Defence League which saw moderate success in Holland with the Dutch Defence League but which failed to garner mainstream support across Europe.

2010 British Freedom Party

The British Freedom Party was chaired by Paul Weston from UKIP and was promoted as politics of a “centrist” nature. This aspiration for the central ground looked unlikely when anti Islam Tommy Robinson was appointed deputy leader and even more unlikely when EDL member Kevin Carroll (known for his anti-Islam views) was promoted to leader in 2013.

2010 Britannica Party

The Britannia Party was a small splinter group from the BNP set up by Charles Baillie. It received minimal votes in Scottish council elections and, despite claims to oppose Scottish devolution, achieved little publicity with its campaigning.

2011 Britain First

Britain First is probably the most high profile splinter group of the BNP. Established in 2011, by party funder and founder Jim Dowson, Britain First continued the anti-Islam trend of the extreme far right. The party has achieved some success online with the Facebook page in particular receiving over one and a half million likes. The group however have failed to rise to the challenge of converting online activism to street based protest with less than 0.01% of the online membership regularly turning up to face to face Britain First events.

2011 The London Forum

Jeremy Bedford-Turner (Jez Turner) an ex National Front member set up the London Forum in 2011. The forum was (and still is) a speaking place for far right and nationalist speakers to publicly share their views. Past guests have included Holocaust Denier David Irving, Barrister Ian Millard (barred from practising law due to his anti-Semitic views) and Alison Chabloz – anti-Semitic singer songwriter.

2013 Tommy Robinson leaves the EDL

In 2013 Robinson held a press conference to confirm he would be leaving the EDL. He cited his reasons as concerns with the methods employed by the EDL and the “dangers of far right extremism.” Robinson was supported in leaving the EDL (along with deputy Kevin Carroll) by the Quilliam foundation – a counter extremist think tank co-founded by ex-Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz.

2013 Robinson leaves the English Defence League

Robinson was succeeded as leader of the English Defence League by Tim Ablitt who tried and failed to merge the EDL with the British Freedom Party. Under Ablitt the EDL attempted to make overseas connections including an open link with Terry Jones the President of American group ‘Stand up America Now’ (infamous for his threats to burn copies of the Islamic holy book the Quran). During this period the EDL also received controversial support from the Jewish Defense League.

2013 National Action

National Action are a youth Neo Nazi movement established on the internet in 2013 but set up as a street protest party. Unlike traditional far right groups there is no single public figure linked to leadership of the party though prominent members include Jack Renshaw, Garron Helm and Ashley Benn. The group are primarily an Anti-Semitic organisation, citing Hitler and the Nazis as their inspiration. The group are also associated with both Nationalist and Racist beliefs. Aside from poorly manned youth rallies the group’s key activity has been placing Neo Nazi stickers promoting ‘White Power’ in big Northern cities. National Action also claim to be supporters of Donald Trump. Also allegedly linked to National Action is Anti Semite Joshua Bonehill-Payne, convicted in 2016 for sending hate tweets to Labour MP Luciana Berger and currently in prison.

2013 British Democratic Party

The British Democratic Party is a splinter group from the BNP attracting the more extreme far right members and including Andrew Brons (leader) and John Bean. The BDP are an anti EU party opposing all immigration and supporting the reintroduction of the death penalty.

2013 Murder of Lee Rigby

The murder of fusilier Lee Rigby was a crime committed by two converts to Islam and despite being widely disowned by Muslim communities as having any links to Islam the murder caused civil tension with both the EDL and the BNP using the murder as a call to arms for their respective far right associations. The murder of Lee Rigby was also a pivotal point for the rise in anti-Muslim crime which spiked sharply in the weeks and month after the murder took place.

2013 Liberty GB

Liberty GB was founded in 2013 by ex UKIP candidate (and ex BFP leader) Paul Weston. The party was founded on anti-Islam principles and despite the use of ‘Liberty’ in its name is a conservative organisation with racist undertones and strong links to the EDF. Weston was arrested in 2014 for religious harassment and more recently Liberty GB member Timothy Burton was convicted in court of religiously harassing the founder of Muslim support group Tell Mama UK.

2014 Dowson leaves Britain First

After a disagreement about strategy, specifically relating to the mosque invasions favoured by Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen of Britain First, Jim Dowson left Britain First. The group continued with online success on social media but with very limited political success beyond this with Jayda Fransen the party’s deputy leader managing to acquire only 0.14% of the vote in the Rochester and Stood by-election. Britain First also hit the headlines in this period for inflammatory comments about burying dead pigs in building works for mosques and for its ‘Christian Patrols.’ Britain First has been denounced by Christian leaders as not being representative of the Christian faith and the Community Security Trust (a charity to promote safety of Jewish communities and individuals) has also warned Jews that Britain First do not have Jewish interests at heart. Paul Golding stood for London mayor in 2016 but achieved only 1.2% of the total vote.

2014 Knights Templar International

Founded by Jim Dowson in 2014 the KTI is a primarily online allegedly non-political Christian organisation (which mainly operates through Facebook). Anti-Bigotry group IRBF exposed email correspondence from Paul Golding of Britain First advising his members to join the KTI which confirmed the link between the two groups and the link back to Dowson. IRBF also exposed the KTI director as being Jim Dowson’s sister in law.

2014 Bluehand

Established as an online anti Islam movement by an anonymous leader under the pseudonym ‘James Bond’ Bluehand claims an International membership though is independently estimated to have fewer than 300 genuine online members. The group operates exclusively on Twitter and has no presence beyond social media.

2015 Pegida UK

Pegida UK was established as a sister group to the far right German organisation Pegida (an acronym for Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes) It was brought to the UK by Tommy Robinson who hoped to establish the group as a more respectable alternative to the EDF. To date the two Pegida UK marches have been notable for their lack of attendees with neither publicised event managing to attract more than 200 delegates. The group have had some moderate success on Pegida radio catering to a far right crowd with anti Islam guest speakers. Robinson stepped down as leader to be succeeded by Paul Weston of Liberty GB. The group is also assocated with Anne Marie Waters from Sharia Watch.

2016 Brexit

While not a far right event in itself the EU referendum in 2016 was notable for the change in public attitudes to embrace far right ideas including anti-immigration and anti-Islam sentiment. Hate crime toward many minority demographics significantly increased after the referendum.

2016 UKIP post referendum

UKIP moved further to the right in the lead up to the EU referendum with campaigns like their Breaking Point poster (depicting a dystopian and factually inaccurate view of immigration) consolidating their status as a far right party. Nigel Farage stepped down as leader in the same year and the party has struggled to find a long term replacement. The current leader Paul Nuttall (a climate change sceptic) has enjoyed several scandals including the claim he does not live in his constituency and the disproval of his claim that he lost personal friends in the Hillsborough tragedy in 1989.

2016 The murder of Jo Cox

In 2016 Labour MP and campaigner for human rights Jo Cox was murdered by far right supporter Thomas Mair. Mair had been a member of the National Front in the 1990s and was also alleged to have links with both the EDL and Britain First. This high profile act of terrorism brought far right extremism to the attention of both the media and the public with the Government Prevent program confirming in 2017 that one in every four referrals to the program was now related to far right extremism.

2016 Patriot News Agency

Jim Dowson established the Patriot News Agency to link together far right social media sites and organise the publication and sharing of pro Donald Trump anti Hilary Clinton propaganda in an attempt to influence the US Presidential elections. This was at least partially successful with a strong social media following and the candidate of choice elected (though there is no established evidence to support Dowson’s role in Trump’s election).

2016 National Action is Proscribed

The support of National Action for far right fascist murderer Thomas Mair in additional to their public calls for the death of both further MPs and “traitors” led to the Conservative government proscribing the group in late 2016.

 

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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Tackling Our Own Inner Prejudice

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With few exceptions most of us like to believe that we are without prejudice. We like to think that we are blind to colour, race, culture and creed and that we see people as individuals and not as a product of a type.

As a co founder of an anti hate group, who regularly speaks up about tackling prejudice within a wide range of different communities, it is very important to me personally that I remain prejudice free and supportive of other people’s rights to be who they are without being judged. However, I had an experience the other week that made me question my own perception of others and which illustrated to me very clearly that even within the most liberal, open minded, accepting kind of person there can be hidden prejudice lurking beneath the surface.

The event that raised my concerns was fairly nondescript. I was walking along the high street with a friend when they nudged me and pointed at a young chap with the comment that he looked like: “One of those fascists you are always finding on Twitter.”

The gentleman in question was a young white male, shaven head and sporty clothing. There were no obvious clues that might have led to my friend thinking him a fascist – no Nazi insignia, no badges or tattoos that might have given an insight into his personal or political views. Nor did his behaviour suggest he was anything other than a young man walking home from the gym. Yet his appearance was enough for my friend to make an immediate snapshot judgement (and one she felt worth pointing out) that this young man looked like a fascist.

The interesting thing here was the fact that my friend had chosen this particular passer-by to comment on. She would not have dreamed to try and make a racist joke about the young Asian male who had passed us earlier or a homophobic joke about the two lads walking closely together on the opposite side of the road or a body shaming joke about the large lady getting on the bus in front of us.  She would have known I would find those comments deeply offensive so she wouldn’t have made them. Yet she believed it acceptable – and not only acceptable but amusing – to single out this individual as the target of her humour.

But what shocked me more than the comment itself was my own instinctive reaction to it. Before I had chance to process the comment I found myself nodding in agreement. On a deeper level than my conscious mind I had already mentally put this young man on trial and found him guilty. I had done the very thing I fight so hard against, I had judged somebody based solely on their physical appearance.

This is how prejudice gets a foothold in society. If we are unwilling to challenge our own prejudices we have no chance to convince anybody else to fight theirs. It is impossible for me to stand up and tell people not to discriminate against Muslims, Jews, People of Colour etc. if I am guilty of the same prejudiced reaction toward a particular demographic myself.

Fighting prejudice is about looking inward as much as it is outward and it is about tackling our own attitudes. It is about acknowledging when we do make the mistake of stereotyping others and being honest enough to hold our hands up and admit when we are wrong. I was wrong to stereotype that young gentleman. I was wrong to assume (even momentarily) that a shaven head on a young white male gave me the right to believe I had any insight into his views. It was naïve, ignorant and an insult to an innocent individual going about his business in the town.

Anybody can be the victim or instigator of prejudice. If we see any community as fair game for prejudicial humour then we are not just vilifying them but we are vilifying all the other communities as well by singling out one demographic for special treatment. Equality has to mean equality.

Sometimes there is a danger we can be so passionate about eradicating prejudice that it actually leads to us developing prejudices of our own. We fight so hard for the rights of some that we start to develop preconceptions about others whom we wrongly perceive to be aggressors. We saw this in the backlash after Brexit when some of my fellow Remain voters insisted on saying all the Leave voters must be racists and bigots. Such preconceptions achieve nothing but to create divisions in society.

I was lucky enough to learn from my experience and now consciously combat any instinct to make assumptions about people with no evidence to back them up.  I’d like to see other people performing similar introspection and challenging themselves as well. In the work I do with our group Resisting Hate I see so many people with senseless prejudices against Muslims, Jews, People of Colour, Gays, Women etc. It is time to confront those preconceptions and to stop judging communities and groups based on the actions of a handful of individuals.

In much the same way that it was ridiculous for me to assume a young white male was a fascist it is equally ridiculous for you to assume a young Muslim male is a terrorist.

Think about it.

Roanna is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate. She is the author of the majority of our articles, and also publishes a blog on Huffington Post UK
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If You Want To Change The World…

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We live in a society made up of individuals who are taught how to think, how to feel, how to conform, and how to hide. It forces us to place the world into simple categories so that we may understand the complexities around us.

We are taught that a spirit is our savior and the law is our sanctuary. We learn to recognize both good and evil; black and white; blessed and damned. We are forced to identify good or evil; black or white; blessed or damned. A society that allows us to believe in fate and destiny, and allows us to blame failure and injustice on circumstance and gods. It teaches hatred and intolerance, and breeds complexity and anger. It is a society I neither respect, nor believe; and a society that needs careful evaluation and gentle handling. There is no order; there is no justice, there is no comfort. It is the society of a people in need of a soul.

There is a theory about Psychologists that claims many people choose to study the field of psychology in an effort to understand their own mind. I have spent so many hours contemplating the source of my insecurities and fears. Eventually I came to the field of sociology and education, since I feel it was the combination of the two which facilitated my belief that a degree from Harvard, Princeton or Yale would make my problems disappear. The day I was accepted at Columbia was one of the most difficult days of my life because it was something I was told I would never accomplish. I chose to go to Vanderbilt after receiving an advanced Masters from the Ivy League for my PhD since it represented freedom. Freedom from the confused ideals of my parents and marked a clear boundary between their world and my own.

This year, my mother told me I did not deserve to get into Comell. My father told me that he was “not willing to gamble $50,000 on my future.” I thought if I could just make it through graduation, everything would be O.K. I would be able to pick up student insurance, and my pain, stress, and anxiety would all disappear. I would no longer be subject to my fathers conventions of checks and balances, and the stress and dependency would all disappear. I would be free from the ghosts and voices that were echoing through my head (in case there is any doubt, that was a figurative not a literal statement.) I will end this here because I wrote this before I made peace with my family and now have a better understanding of why they felt my most significant accomplishments should be mine and mine alone. I am proud to say that I did accomplish these achievements on my own and received a full academic scholarship to the top ranked university in the nation and graduated with a 3.93/4.0. No one can take that away from me. No one. Ever.

When I see people who put others down for their race, religion or special needs, all I can think is that the haters have nothing else to be proud of because they haven’t achieved anything of significance in their life. The only thing they have to feel superior about is the color of their skin and that tells me everything I need to know about a person. They are generally underachieving, ignorant, working class bullies who are grasping at straws to feel better about their own miserable lives and their failure to achieve anything of significance on their own.

If the only thing you have to be proud of is your skin color, you have already failed at life. Work harder, and stop blaming others for your shortcomings. No one is coming for your jobs or your guns. The immigration (travel ban) is among the most ridiculous things I’ve ever heard considering we are a nation of immigrants who came to America seeking freedom of persecution for religion. The only thing more ridiculous is building a wall.

Trust me. No one is coming for your jobs. The fact is that immigrants (many of whom have advanced degrees in engineering or medicine) come here desperate for a better life and often take jobs they are overqualified for. I can’t help but laugh when I hear these lower class white Supremacists claim that Blacks or Mexicans are stealing their jobs and opportunities. You think a wall is gonna keep people out? Then why bother with a travel ban for the airlines. I didn’t think Trump would be able to change much but with Pence breaking these ties over things like finding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health I fear for the future of our country. We are only 70 some days in and America is already so much worse than it was a few months ago.

If you want to change the world, start with yourself. If you are blaming Jews, Blacks, Mexicans or Muslims for your problems you need a reality check. The only thing holding you back from achieving the American Dream is yourself. People who are secure in their identity and lot in life don’t feel the need to put others down. When one is truly at piece with their soul, they lift people up. Try it sometime. That’s all for now.

@ElyssaD aka Chilly P Elyssa D. Durant, Ed.M., ABD Research and Policy Analyst

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Paul Watson – @PrisonPlanet

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Today our featured hater is Budget Milo himself, Paul Joseph Watson – aka @PrisonPlanet.

Some of you may have seen his videos, short snappy little numbers where he rants and raves about “lefties” and “the evils of Islam”. He has his own YouTube Channel with quite a following of people who like his posts. He has in excess of 750,000 people and over 160,000,000 views since starting his videos.

Back in November 2016 Watson stated that he considered himself to be a member of the “New Right” rather than “alt-right”. He had commented previously that he was libertarian but ceased that self description saying that Gary Johnson (ex Republican who went on to be nominee for the Libertarian Party in the USA) made the word one he didn’t want to be associated with.

Watson was originally from Sheffield and moved from there in November 2016 to Battersea in London. From his London premises he has established himself as a public supporter of Trump but usually concentrates on attacking Trump’s opponents. To give a good example he pushed on with the “news” that Hillary Clinton had brain damage despite this being confirmed as a hoax. This clearly shows that far from being reliable, Watson does very little fact checking and often ends up with egg on his face.

In addition to the Clinton news, Watson also wrote and posted an article regarding Donald Trump using racist and sexist language which was allegedly caught on a recording made by the Secret Service. Rather than fact checking, Watson published the story on the InfoWars website. This was actually a hoax news story which was created to a Scottish gentleman. Details of the publication are on the BuzzFeed Site.

In February 2017, when news of “mass rapes in Sweden by immigrants” hit far right websites and Facebook pages, Watson posted a tweet offering to pay for any reporter to visit and stay in Malmo in (what he called) crime ridden migrant suburbs. Out of all the people who said that they would go, he chose a man called Tim Pool who got $2000 from Watson. The Huffington Post did a report on their conversation with Pool on the 21st February and looking at the comments Pool has made so far Watson may well get a different response to the one he was likely hoping for.

A quick scan of the website Watson writes on (“Prison Planet”) gives a clear idea on his stance in relation to society. Recent stories include:

1. The Deep State War on Trump
2. Proof: Muslims Celebrated Terror Attack in London
3. My Last Ever YouTube Video
4. Facebook Helps Pakistan Identify Thought Criminals
5. Joking About Nazis Makes You a Nazi, According to the Left

Now, as you can imagine, these posts are mind numbing and full of opinions dressed up as facts. Also, he posts a hell of a lot of content which is just plain fake (as well as using a confusing combination of upper case and lower case words in his titles). I did get hopeful about post number 3. I was hoping that it was going to be about him planning to disappear but no such luck. This was a clickbait post where Watson asked people to share it as much as they could because the ‘establishment media’ is pressuring YouTube to censor Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson as they are ‘extremists’.

Unfortunately it wasn’t Watson’s last video and he has actually made a further 7 videos in the last 6 days. (Wonder if he can be got for a breach of promise…? 😂)

In addition to plain old Islamophobic posts, Watson also shows he is both racist and a clueless conspiracy theorist. Now, we would never accuse anybody of racism without proof so our rationale of the accusation is as follows:

On the 5th January 2017, the Black Lives Matter group were accused by the far right of being involved in the kidnap of a white man by 4 black people, who were arrested the previous day. They used the hashtag #BLMKidnapping when talking about the kidnapping despite no actual connection having been made between the Black Lives Matter group and the 4 people arrested. Watson was one of the first to post, tweeting his followers to use the #BLMKidnapping hashtag to get the report trending. When he subsequently wrote an article about the case, he included a shot of his tweet but didn’t mention Black Lives Matter or how he tied them to the kidnapping, despite a further tweet being posted by Watson describing the victim as a “BLM torture victim”.

Further posts by Watson which show what a conspiracy theorist he is include (from the InfoWars website)

1. 4th May 2011 – Top Government Insider: Bin Laden died in 2001, 9/11 a false flag
2. June 8th 2010 – Evidence Points to BP Oil Spill False Flag
3. 2nd May 2011 – Inside Sources: Bin Laden’s corpse has been on ice for nearly a decade
4. 3rd August 2015 – Why Are Feminists Fat & Ugly? find out what science has to say

As you can see, Watson is obsessed with conspiracies, especially those relating to the Sandy Hook massacre. This is all something that needs to be kept in mind when listening to his rants about Muslims, rape gangs and the laughable “evidence” he tries to provide for ‘creeping sharia.’

Unfortunately, a lot of people believe the stuff that Watson writes, which sadly says as much about the people who share his stuff as it does about Watson himself. Hopefully as more people realise he is so poorly informed it will reduce the number of people who share it online.

Halal Kitty is one of the founder members of Resisting Hate, and a regular contributor to the group’s activities on Facebook and Twitter.
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