It’s a scene reminiscent of Hitler’s Brownshirts or Mussolini’s fascist storm troopers. Violent thugs try to block a democratically-elected politician from speaking, throwing stones, smashing windows, chanting and threatening.
What do? Call the police? The police are already here trying to uphold the law, but are overwhelmed by the violent mob. Nothing else to do other than to call in some anti-fascist reinforcement then.
Oh wait! The violent mob are the anti-fascists.
We’re talking here of course about the attempt by BNP leader Nick Griffin to appear on the BBC Questions and Answers programme. He’s been legally and democratically elected, and the BBC, surprisingly for them, felt that he should be given an opportunity to explain the unpopular (unpopular with the BBC, that is) views of his party. And in front of a hand-picked hostile audience.
Seems reasonable. But the ‘anti-fascists’ don't like the idea of an elected party leader, whose views they don't like, being allowed to speak in public. To my simple mind that is the essence of fascism. Close down debate by force and violence.
Yet the MSM keep referring to these yobs as ‘anti-fascist’.
Yet another reason why the blogosphere is driving these Neanderthals in the MSM into irrelevance.