I have now seen last week’s Question Time. (I couldn’t watch it live as I refuse to pay the licence fee.)
The BBC is denying that Nick Griffin’s appearance was intended to boost viewing figures, but clearly, this was the Nick Griffin Show. The Question Time format had been changed to allow one member of the panel to be the focus, and the audience was not a representative cross-section of people living in the UK.
I have read some conspiracy theories, and I have to agree that it is odd how, by ostensibly attempting to make the BNP look bad, the result is that 22% of the electorate would consider voting for them, according to a poll conducted the day after the programme.
Former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, is upset about Griffin’s ‘despicable’ claim to represent ‘white Christians’.
As a Creationist, I realise there is only one ‘race’, the human race, so Griffin’s position on people groups is anathema to me, but none of the mainstream parties is really representing Christians, or even our wider Judeo-Christian culture, whose fair laws and tolerance, everyone benefited from.
Naturally, the hot topic on the show was immigration.
Jack Straw admitted that “There’s a worry about the scale of immigration,” however the following day (coincidentally?), a former adviser to Blair revealed that mass immigration was a deliberate plan to radically change the country.
Sayeeda Warsi, surprisingly cute for a baroness, is the “Shadow Minister for Community Cohesion and Social Action” (ahem) and reckoned that the government should be “prepared to listen”. Well, in theory.
The Baroness is a Muslim. Her opposite number in the government is Shahid Malik, a Muslim. He took over the position in the summer from Sadiq Khan, erm, a Muslim. What does this tell you about what the mainstream parties think about ‘community cohesion’?
A black lady in the audience complained about Lady Warsi’s use of “Afro-Caribbean”. Apparently, it is now ‘African-Caribbean’ with the stress on the second syllable of ‘Caribbean’, rather than the third. I remember when we were supposed to say “coloured people” and we did because we were not racists. Then we were told that this was offensive and we were to say ‘black people’ instead, which we did because we were not racists. We seem to do a lot of thinking and doing as we’re told without question.
Nick Griffin turned the immigration debate around by claiming that there is genocide against the white British culture. Indeed, this is why we are encouraged to celebrate diversity and why children are discouraged from learning about their own culture.
He said that we are the aborigines here and compared us to other aboriginal peoples in the world who are now getting better treatment. He also reminded us that two-thirds of immigrants say it is time to shut the doors. Jack Straw piped up with, “We don’t want to pull up the drawbridge.”
We know that, Straw, and we know why. You are traitors; social engineering criminals using immigration to wipe out British culture and sovereignty. Nick Griffin is right on this point and YOU, Straw, and your cohorts are responsible for the rise and rise of the BNP.
The only question other than race and immigration seemed to come from a previously selected member of the audience who asked the panellists’ thoughts on Jan Moir, the Daily Mail columnist who dissed civil partnerships after the untimely death of Stephen Gately.
Once everyone was absolutely certain that the BNP are racist, it was time to expose them as ‘homophobic’ too. Griffin said he thought that Jan Moir’s piece was disgraceful and that people should be allowed to behave as they want in their own bedrooms, but he stated that most people thought the sight of two men kissing was “creepy”.
He also said that people should not “preach homosexuality to schoolchildren”.
Surely the majority agrees with him on his last two points.
What annoys me the most is that the self-righteous jump on the anti-BNP bandwagon to cover up their own evils. Yes, the BNP is racist and I won’t be voting for them for that reason, but where is the same level of resentment against New Labour? They are the ones who have done so much damage to the country that it may never be completely healed.
The plonkers with placards who tried to prevent a democratically elected British politician from appearing on a political TV show would have been better marching on Downing Street and demanding Gordon Brown’s head.
But, as I wrote earlier, we seem to do a lot of thinking and doing as we’re told without question.