Why Give Britain First What They Need?

Footage has emerged allegedly showing Britain First leader Paul Golding facing attempted violence whilst out shopping. Although the sight of someone as odious as Golding fearfully retreating into a Curry’s store can’t fail to generate some level of amusement, I’d like the perpetrators and celebrants to consider the following: You are selfish and are only helping the dangerous cause of those you hate.

Britain First are every bit as sinister as you might imagine. This is a group who storm mosques during prayers to intimidate worshippers or rally in the streets under the cross of Christianity.

Not to mention they are currently under investigation for inciting hatred and can count Darren Osborne among their supporters (a man currently facing terrorism charges for ploughing a van into a group of Muslims in Finsbury Park). They will also share any piece of misinformation across social media just so long as it’s sufficiently anti-Muslim. Well, until they were banned from Twitter that is.

If I switched on the breakfast news tomorrow morning and learned that the leaders of Britain First had taken a stroll off a cliff (preferably hand-in-hand), I’d barely be able to muster a shrug before spooning another heap of muesli into my mouth. However they are not going to, so where does that leave us? Attack them in the streets you say? Make them so fearful that they will stop publicly spreading their hate? You must be joking.

These people aren’t afraid. They spit in the face of fundamentalist Islam every single day. What can you threaten them with that the theocratic loons haven’t already? The truth is, incidents of this kind are great for them. They rely on them. And they only make them shout louder.

For all the cheering this clip has produced amongst my fellow liberals, the only winners here are Paul Golding and Britain First. This pointless altercation will make the newspapers, which inadvertently advertises Britain First’s ‘cause’ to the uninitiated. Free marketing of this kind is invaluable. Golding, with his fresh glow of martyrdom will also get to address his supporters with “See? They can’t defeat our ideas so attack us in the streets”.

How is increasing support for Britain First and emboldening their existing support going to help ethnic minorities? It isn’t. But at least you got your five minutes of internet fame. And that’s what it’s all about. These two jokers went camera in hand, seeking infamy—not justice. Giggling away in the knowledge that they’d just secured some internet gold. Hash tag ‘punch a Nazi’.

People behave like this for their own gratification. They want to be celebrated as heroes across the internet. And depressingly, they will now receive such rewards–despite their criminality.

And thanks to their hard work the racist far-right now have an example of a thuggish ethnic minority to point to in service of their hateful stereotypes and biases. Cui bono?

And what happens when people like me decry vigilante violence in the streets because they fear it will only embolden the far-right and hurt ethnic minorities further? They are smeared as ‘far-right apologists’ in the tawdry leftist game of ‘Pin the label on the heretic’. A sad state of affairs indeed.

This has been a good day for the far-right and Britain First.

Stephen Knight is host of The #GSPodcast. You can listen to The Godless Spellchecker Podcast here, and support it by becoming a patron here.

Taking The Myth – Jan 2018 Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: Britt Hermes being sued for exposing a quack, the humanist asylum seeker Plato inquisition, the Hijab controversy at St. Stephen’s, Donald Trump, Fire and Fury, The Daily Mail being banned on virgin trains, the H&M ‘racist’ hoodie controversy, Toby Young, Cathy Newman V Jordan Peterson, Charlie Hebdo Anniversary and much, much more!

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UPDATE ? Britt Hermes’s legal fund has hit its target: https://www.naturopathicdiaries.com/legal-defense-fund-update-raised-e50k/

Petition in support of Hamza bin Walayat’s asylum case https://humanism.org.uk/what-you-can-do-to-help/tell-amber-rudd-save-hamza-dont-deport-him/

 

 

 

 


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Jordan Peterson, Cathy Newman and Online Abuse

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I was sent an early copy of Jordan Peterson’s book ’12 Rules for Life: An Antidote To Chaos’  and just finished reading it moments before tapping this out. Images of lobsters, tampons and The Little Mermaid are still fresh in my mind, such is the breadth of material he tackles. I’ll embark on a fairer, more sincere analysis another day—as the Canadian professor has found himself at the centre of more ‘controversy’, this time in my home country.

I don’t really have strong views on Peterson. I’ve simply not absorbed enough of his output. Although, the way in which people are committed to shutting him down wherever he goes makes me want to see what all the fuss is about. See how that works?

I have however noticed the creepy personality cult that he appears to have inspired and when I hear him speak on the topic of god and religion, I get a Deepak Chopra vibe. Not to mention a bit drowsy.

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Ep#108 – The Emancipation Of A Black Atheist

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes author Dauv Evans to the show, where he discusses his book ‘The Emancipation Of A Black Atheist‘ as well as slavery in the Bible, Black Lives Matter and atheism in ‘the black community’.

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Taking The Myth – December 2017 Edition

This week on Taking The MythStephen Knight (@GSpellchecker) and Iram Ramzan of sedaa.org (@Iram_Ramzan) discuss the big topics. We talk: Amir Khan’s Christmas Tree, The Twitter Purge, Britain First, The Quilliam report into ‘Asian grooming gangs’, male circumcision, Twitter trolls, Jerusalem and much, much more!

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Ep#107 – The Rap Guide To Consciousness

This week on The #GSPodcast Stephen Knight (@Gspellchecker) welcomes the return of rapper and award-winning playwright Baba Brinkman (@BabaBrinkman). We hear some tracks from his fantastic new album ‘The Rap Guide To Consciousness’. We also talk about meditation, consciousness, artificial intelligence, natural selection, Sam Harris V Daniel Dennett on free will, psychedelic drugs, Donald Trump, climate change, Cryogenics and much, much more!

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