The BNP loses all its member's details, allowing them to be released to the world at large and thus making life difficult for hundreds of people, and what does Nick Griffin do? Say sorry? Say it'll never happen again? Apologise profusely to each and every member on the list? No. He asks them to give him some more money. Why? Because, as Nick Griffin states in an insane attack on pretty well everyone, if they do, he will take legal action against employers, newspapers and the police, where they are perceived to be attacking the BNP membership or not treating it in the way Nick Griffin says they should. But only if the members cough up financially, of course.
The mad rant that accompanies this current plea for money - needed to replace the membership fees lost because of the BNP's own incompetence and stupidity - compares the current plight of the membership with that of the Jews during Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass. Here's Griffin's version:
'...finally it was open season on them and anybody else who dared question the totalitarian political elite. Windows were smashed, firebombs were thrown, and innocent people were hauled off to prison. Is this not exactly what we are witnessing now, here in Britain, in 2008?'Well no, not really. In a single night, November 9–10th 1938, 92 Jews were murdered and 25,000–30,000 were arrested and deported to concentration camps. In the past few days since the BNP membership list was leaked there have been a few unpleasant (and unverified) telephone threats and a car has apparently been firebombed (though a BNP councillor in the area pointed out himself that it was unlikely to be connected to the release of the list).
Griffin seems to have decided who to blame for the leak though. Having flailed around trying to make the blame stick to John Walker, Kenny Smith and then the December rebels, he has obviously decided that they are in a position to take him to court for defamation, so has gone for a somewhat broader target:
'The leaking of our members’ details was not the mere rash action of a disgruntled ex- employee. No! It is part of a co-ordinated campaign...they have unleashed the attack dogs of the media and the legions of the PC fanatics, trade union Marxists and every other hater of Britain they can muster.'Suddenly (and somewhat unnervingly) Griffin goes into Henry V-mode:
'Are we not heirs of those who stood, against all odds, at Agincourt? Did not our forebears hold fast the ‘thin red line’ on every continent in the world? Were not our ancestors those bold heroes who stood at Tilbury dock with good Queen Bess against the assembled hordes of Europe, and served heroically with Nelson and Wellington? Unlike our fathers and Grandfathers, we have no Somme, Paschendale or Dunkirk to test our metal [that's mettle, dumbass], but none the less we have our own battles to fight and this is a major test for us as Nationalists and British democrats. If our courage fails at the first sound of battle, then all is lost.'Gosh. It'd all be terribly exciting if Griffin didn't then go and spoil it all by lying:
'Being ‘on the list’ is a mark of honour, and people are now clamouring to join and be on it too!'Tut-tut. Every report we have had from inside the party (and that, let me tell you, is quite a lot) states very clearly that people are clamouring to get OUT of the party and OFF the list ASAP. So much for Griffin's mark of honour.
'We never went looking for this fight, but now it has started we must stand fast in defence of every single member who feels threatened, harassed or intimidated. Employers who attempt to victimise our people will be challenged in court. Newspapers that deliberately whip up hatred against our people will also find themselves on the wrong end not only of legal action for receiving and misusing stolen property, but of well-thought out actions denied to hit their owners in their pockets. Police forces that fail to protect our people, or even worse try to join in the intimidation, will be called to account too...As well as our coming legal fight-back, we’re going to be organising hard-hitting political action too. We’ll make Liverpool’s politically correct police bullies wish they’d never tried to stamp out the BNP. We’re designing new Truth Truck ‘skins’ and we’re going to visit the owners and big shareholders of the Daily Mirror and tell their neighbours about their vicious campaign of intimidation, lies and incitement. These swine started this fight, but we’re going to win it!'So Nick Griffin, in his madness and megalomania, intends to take on the newspapers, the police and employers. He's certainly going to have his hands full, particularly if he also intends to organise illegal demonstrations at the homes or offices of shareholders of the Daily Mirror - though one wonders why he's doing all this when he clearly apportions blame elsewhere, thus:
'The campaign of media demonisation, police repression and intimidation by gangs of leftist thugs mobilised and endorsed by Labour cabinet ministers...'There you go. That's who released the BNP membership list - the Cabinet, who obviously having nothing better to do than upload BNP membership lists to Blogspot.
Just one final thing, and this is disturbing to say the least. In this latest attempt to screw money out of the members, Griffin has this to say:
'Independent observers such as leading libertarian Dr. Sean Gabb are comparing the onslaught launched against us to the political witch hunts in the early days of the Soviet and Nazi regimes.'This would be Dr. Sean Gabb who has some very peculiar ideas about child pornography, as is apparent from his article 'Reflections on the Gary Glitter Case', 14th November 1999, where, after concluding that he found it hard to see why there should be laws against possession of child pornography if the pictures are bought and paid for, he goes on to compare child sexual abuse with child labour:
'...it can be argued that it is less harmful for a child to be photographed in a warm studio over several hours than to be worked day after day in a factory with unguarded machinery all around.'If you didn't quite get what he meant in that sentence, re-read it a few times until you do. It is, and I make no excuses for my language, fucking filthy.
And this is someone Griffin uses to prop up his arguments?