Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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If I can shoot rabbits then I can egg fascists

Daniel D at Crooked Timber:

Based on the fact that (the BNP) got two MEPs elected, non-white British citizens might justifiably be looking with suspicion at their white neighbours today, thinking that a significant proportion of us were secretly harbouring fascist sympathies. In fact this isn’t true; the absolute number of BNP votes was slightly down on 2004, and their electoral success was purely an artefact of overall low turnout. It’s therefore an important point to be made, to our own population and to the world’s watching media, that Nick Griffin isn’t in fact a newly popular and influential political figure; he’s a widely reviled creep who not only doesn’t lead a phalanx of jackbooted supporters, but actually can’t even set up for a TV interview without being pelted with eggs. The voice of the British populace does not shout “Hail Griffin!”, it shouts, “Oi Fatty, cop this! [splat]”. And the only efficient and credible way to demonstrate to the world that Griffin is regarded as an eggworthy disgrace, is to actually and repeatedly pelt him with eggs.

I'm not looking for a quote making the opposite case - I'm sure you know what it is - we should not lower ourselves to their level, we should allow the fascists to speak so we can refute them. I take it for granted all lj-friends are anti-racists, so this is just a question of tactics.

Poll #1414851 Egging the BNP

Throwing eggs at Nick Griffin

Good
12(48.0%)
Bad
13(52.0%)
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