The left are obsessed with the idea of pointing out the bloody obvious about the BNP. Don't vote BNP they're racists and homophobes, etc, etc.
Everyday there seem to be more and more rants about the BNP being racist.
They've even set up ANOTHER fancy campaign called Hope Not Hate.
However there is one massive flaw with all this. The people who will vote BNP don't give a flying fuck* about racism. They're not voting BNP because the BNP are racist or even that they themselves are racists.
A lot of people will vote BNP because they've had enough of the main parties and because they like BNP policies.
So shouting racist at people isn't going to help. How we should attack the BNP is by attacking their policies.
An example might be -- the BNP WILL MAKE YOU POORER.
Just look at this policy...
Globalisation, with its export of jobs to the Third World, is bringing ruin and unemployment to British industries and the communities that depend on them.
Accordingly, the BNP calls for the selective exclusion of foreign-made goods from British markets and the reduction of foreign imports. We will ensure that our manufactured goods are, wherever possible, produced in British factories, employing British workers.
What will be the first consequence of this policy? Well, if you reduce competition by blocking foreign imports prices will rise. So if people vote BNP they are voting to make themselves poorer.
So I ask people to go and read BNP policy and start attacking it. But not because it's racist or homophobic -- but because it's moronic and will make the people of this country worse off.
Because that is the only way we can win against the BNP.
Hear, hear! It's quite true that some of the BNP's policies are breathtakingly and blatantly racist and fascist, but "racism" and "fascism" are devalued ideas now. It's best to show people that even without these tendencies, the BNP is offering tired and discredited ideas that will hurt the people they are supposed to help. Hmm, where have I heard that before?
*I have interpreted Rob's somewhat more polite ellipsis here.