Sunday, 24 May 2009

Nick Griffin's BNP takes on the Church of England.

One factor above all others brings me to reject the BNP. Their so called "voluntary resettlement" of immigrants back to their countries of origin. Being in an ex-RN sailor I've worked with men and women from all sorts of races and backgrounds. I've made many good friends along the way and I would be deeply ashamed if any of my former workmates were asked to leave their own country. I'm British, but my Dad's parents came from Ireland, and my Grandmother on my Mother's side was Dutch. Even my immediate family is a little diverse as one of my daughters is Scottish (I was based in Rosyth for a few years). But still I consider myself to be an Englishman through and through, and Britain is my country.

The archbishops of Canterbury and York are right to ask voters not to let their anger with the establishment drive them to do something immoral (my words). I call it immoral because no matter how angry you may be with the government or the opposition, it is not right to ask people to leave this country purely because of the colour of their skin. We have just seen a fight backed by the British public to allow Gurkhas to stay here - so why vote for a fascist party that would kick them back out again - just because they are not snowy white? The BNP will claim that this resettlement solution of theirs is voluntary. That's true now that they are trying to gain power. But ask yourself whether they would be happy to leave it at that should they ever form a government? They have already started a youth wing. Does that remind you of anything?

Some people have said that the Church should not get involved in politics. As a rule I tend to agree, but when there is a danger of the politics in this country becoming dangerously immoral, then the Church has a duty to intervene. I'm not a Bible basher, but I was brought up a Christian and I do believe in God. So I ask myself, would God look kindly on me if I turned someone away because of the colour of their skin? Many of us in this country may not be practicing Christians, but that does not mean we should turn our backs on the values and the morals we were brought up with. Yes we have immigration problems, but asking British people to go away just because they are not white is not the answer.

So before voting BNP, please consider whether your feelings of anger and frustration are leading you down a path you would not normally take.

12 comments:

CherryPie said...

A great post, you have expressed the dangers in a very engaging way.

Gallimaufry said...

Excellent post Steve. What I hope the expenses scandal results in is not merely a rebalancing of parliamentary power versus government but also the electorate taking back power in the political parties. If you'e disgusted by your MP don't just say they are all porkers, join a party and make sure they listen to you. Ordinary people only get power by working within the system. David Cameron is right behind this return to the age of real mass participation in politics.

Stonemason. said...

If everyone originated in Africa, as science says, that makes everyone black, some are just a lighter shade, even scummy Griffin and chums.

It's a sad world .....

tally said...

agreed, but the catweazle of canterbury should not be suggesting that sharia law be introduced in to the uk either.

Daily Referendum said...

Thanks CherryPie.

Daily Referendum said...

Gallimaufry,

The people are angry about political corruption, but them turning to the immoral BNP is just crazy. I just don't get it.

Daily Referendum said...

Stonemason,

Very true, Griffin has the same DNA as nearly every black person in this country.

Daily Referendum said...

Tally,

Agreed, the Archbishop is quite often wrong. However, on this occasion he is spot on.

Sean O'Hare said...

Sorry Steve,

As a libertarian, and not as a BNP supporter, I object to anyone telling me what I should and should not do (especially that whiskery old fool!).

Anonymous said...

I completely agree with you except for on one point.

Whilst I (for once) support the church for speaking out against the BNP mandate, I disagree that morality is exclusively a virtue of the religious and specifically christian population. I may have misread your tone but that is pretty much what your post suggests.

I am atheist, humanist if you like although I loathe such labels, and I absolutely abhor the attitude of the BNP and their ilk. Most humanists/atheists by nature of their beliefs (or lack of) see all humans as equal regardless of colouring, birthplace, religion or class. As a family history researcher I also know that the odds of any of the main BNP party members being solely UK bred are slim to none.

I do agree with the sentiment but to be honest I have more faith in human nature, I think the biggest risk from the BNP is that they manage to legitimise their party and hide their attitude to those they deem non-British.

I did read one post elsewhere, I think from Tom Harris though I'm not sure of that, about an elderly couple who had fallen for the British Jobs for British Workers garbage and knew nothing of the racism that went with it, they planned to vote BNP, they are the ones I worry about.

Bright side, I live very lose to Grimsby and even there most I've spoken too would never consider the BNP.

Gallimaufry said...

Steve, I am also baffled by the willingness of some people to turn to the legal but immoral BNP. That's why ordinary people should take back their parties from the Westminster elite and work to make them reflective of the rich, diverse talent in our country. People must feel connected to the levers of power again, must know their concerns are listened to and trust their representatives to explain the bigger picture. If they do that successfully I reckon that the Conservative party will produce the first black or asian prime minister simply because they are the best candidate.

James Higham said...

Quite a little battle, that one.