December 16, 2008

The 'new' BNP is still the Nazi BNP

The BNP's merchandising wing - Excalibur - has hit tough times recently since Searchlight exposed its whereabouts and it got kicked out.

But, fear not, for the BNP still has its nascent digital downloads service. There are currently only four songs available, but, rest assured:
This may not be MTV, in fact it is of better cultural quality that the disposable factory-produced music that glorifies violence, drug use and sexual depravity, but this is our first steps towards developing our own music broadcast channel.
What is on offer at present are three tracks by the ever-unpopular BNP minstrel Dave Hannam, and a song called 'We are one', of which we read: 'Battlecry, an American based rock band have produced this powerful track with patriotic lyrics'.

Taking a look at Battlecry's website we discover that this track was indeed specially produced for the BNP. We also find that the band likes neo-Nazi symbolism:

Their albums also have some rather dubious content, it seems. Here's a sample of the lyrics to their self-titled track:
For I am revenge
The furrowed seed
grown to avenge
In Dresden's fire
First breath was born

Devastation
Annihilate
Extermination
Come and seal your fate

They feed on their Prey
The carrion of social decay
The scavengers shall now disgorge
For I am the sword
The tempered blade of Aryan lore
In tower fire I was forged
Then there's the song 'Triumph of the Will'. Does the title ring a bell? It should.

And a sample of the song's lyrics:
Like a phoenix we will climb
From the ashes of mankind
For together we are strong
And now it won't be long

In victory we raise our hands
From all across our sacred lands
Shouting out the triumph of the will
Our enemies shall fall disgraced
As we march out to save our race
Now they'll see the
triumph of the will
The band's website features an embedded YouTube video for the 'Triumph of the Will' song, which includes images of Nick Griffin, former Klansman and anti-Semite David Duke, and Don Black, founder of the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum, as well as a logo supporting Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel. And which YouTube account might be hosting this video? None other than that of the Thurrock BNP branch!

Finally, there's the song 'My Awakening'. Again, the name rings a bell. Of course, it's the title of David Duke's 'political' autobiography:

According to Duke's website, 'My Awakening is the most powerful book in print on the race and Jewish Question'.

It turns out that Battlecry's song 'Keepers of the Light' features a guest appearance by 'Prussian Blue', a two girl act that promotes neo-Nazism:
Lamb and Lynx Gaede, adolescent twin girls who make up the band Prussian Blue, have gained recognition in white supremacist circles while preteens by singing about preserving the white race and Nazi heroes. Prussian Blue is the name of the blue residue left over by the use of Zyklon B, the poison the Nazis employed to kill millions of Jews and others in concentration camps during World War II.
Their perfomances are unambiguous:
"Strike force! White survival. Strike force! Yeah," they sing, punctuating each "Strike force!" with miniature sieg heils. Some of the men in the audience return the salute, and when the girls finish, thunderous applause fills the room.
As is their image:

And they come from a 'lovely' family background:
April home-schools the girls, teaching them her own unique perspective on everything from current to historical events. In addition, April's father surrounds the family with symbols of his beliefs -- specifically the Nazi swastika. It appears on his belt buckle, on the side of his pick-up truck and he's even registered it as his cattle brand with the Bureau of Livestock Identification.
No wonder Battlecry like the girls! And how kind of them to sell the girls' music via their site.

But then Battlecry are a very philanthropic pair. Not only have they written a song to support the BNP but they also donate $1 from every CD sale to the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum.

Such kindness is not without its rewards, of course, and they have been interviewed by none other than Blood & Honour Magazine. And Blood & Honour is the name of the neo-Nazi race hate music organisation founded in the '80s in the UK, and allied with:

...Which in turn brings us back to the BNP's leader Nick Griffin and his connections to Blood & Honour and Combat 18:
Particularly illuminating was the testimony of the Scottish Blood and Honour boss Steve Cartwright who went on record with his memories of Griffin in Wales in the mid-1990s. “Our meeting with Griffin went well,” recalled Cartwright, “he pushed all the right buttons, emphasising militancy as well as paying due respect to the Nationalists and National Socialists of the past. He also spoke of the need to re-package and modernise our beliefs in the hope of reaching the British public.”

[...]

[A]s Griffin hastily prepared for his trial on charges of inciting racial hatred in 1997, he decided that one of the planks of his defence would be that C18 had produced far worse and had never been prosecuted for it. Needing some documents he asked Steve Cartwright, head of Blood and Honour, to contact Will Browning, leader of C18, telling Cartwright to reassure Browning that he and C18 were on “the same side”.

Browning later sent Griffin a “bumper pack” of C18 material. Griffin phoned Cartwright asking him to pass on his thanks to Browning. As Cartwright recalled, “Griffin was particularly tickled by the name of the parcel sender – Mr Beast, London”.
The 'modernised' Nick Griffin is trying hard to disassociate the BNP from its Nazi roots. Trying, but constantly failing. As we have seen, the BNP currently offers a track for sale on its website that was specially made for the Party by a band that is clearly pro-Nazi and is connected to the international neo-Nazi and skinhead movement (and a BNP branch has uploaded one of its music videos). This speaks volumes about how hard Griffin and his 'new BNP' are finding it to cut the chord tying them to the Third Reich. And they are finding this hard for the very good reason that, beneath the modern sheen, the BNP remains, as it always has been, a neo-Nazi organisation.

I kid you not

34 comments:

Tim said...

An interesting and extensive article. Nice job.

Joey Barber-Smith said...

There are currently only four songs available, three of which are by that dildo Dave Hannam and one by some nazi American band. So much for the tremendous success of Great Shite Records.

Anonymous said...

Oh this is interesting. Actually I can tell you a bit more detail: this song was added to the BNP web site by former webmaster Steve Blake (he of the 'moderate' faction nowadays hah hah) after Sharon Ebanks (she who now helps run the Northwestnationalists blog) made contact with this group through Stormfront.
Watch the new BNP web site managers pull the link quickly after this one! That will teach them to have trusted Blake and Ebanks!

Anonymous said...

Isn't that fuckhead on the left RedXKnight, one of Stormfronts GB moderators?

DM said...

"Oh this is interesting. Actually I can tell you a bit more detail: this song was added to the BNP web site by former webmaster Steve Blake (he of the 'moderate' faction nowadays hah hah) after Sharon Ebanks (she who now helps run the Northwestnationalists blog) made contact with this group through Stormfront.
Watch the new BNP web site managers pull the link quickly after this one! That will teach them to have trusted Blake and Ebanks!"

Bullshit. I'm only surprised you didn't blame it all on Sadie Graham and Matt Single.

DM said...

"This may not be MTV, in fact it is of better cultural quality that the disposable factory-produced music that glorifies violence, drug use and sexual depravity, but this is our first steps towards developing our own music broadcast channel."

This lot are always going on about depravity - have they never seen what Nick Griffin, Mark Collett, Dave Hannam, Martin Reynolds, Arthur Kemp and Paul Cromie get up to in their spare time??? To say nothing of those two paedophiles Hindle and Wells.

Anonymous said...

Who the fuck would download anything by Dave Hannam??????

Anonymous said...

Feel free to call me names but I actually feel sorry for those two kids, AH smileys notwithstanding. What bloody chance did they have with an upbringing like that? They should have been taken into care for their own protection.

Bonzo said...

So Battlecry donate $1 from every CD sale to the neo-Nazi Stormfront forum. That should make Stormfront a couple of dollars a year.

childline said...

Yes, Hannam is a peedo just like Peedo Boy lest us not forget.

Lock up your little kiddies when the twosome are about.

Anonymous said...

That Battlecry bloke looks like he's got a stick up his arse.

Dopey Dunk said...

Have you seen what that fucking idiot Duncan Money has come out with on the 'I kid you not' site

"And they are finding this hard for the very good reason that, beneath the modern sheen, the BNP remains, as it always has been, a neo-Nazi organisation.

Anti-fascists have to stop trying to put the Nazi tail on the fascist donkey.

While the BNP began life as an openly neo-Nazi organisation the party has changed and basing an anti-fascist strategy on the idea the BNP are still Nazis is woefully outdated.

'Nazi’ isn’t an insult or a slur, even though a lot of people use it as both. It’s a description of a real set of political ideas which were implemented in Germany with horrifying results.

At one time the BNP placed themselves conciously in this tradition publishing 'HoloHoax News', praising Hitler, promising to seize power by physical force alone, threatening to smash trade unions and gas those who disagreed with them. This is clear evidence that the party, circa 1994, was a Nazi group.

Now, in 2008, what you produce as evidence is one song by a neo-Nazi band being produced for the BNP along with evidence that some BNP branches contain members who are probably Nazis.

At best this indicates a lingering connection to the small 1930's re-enactment societies which still exist, like Blood and Honour in the UK, which the BNP was closely associated with in the early to mid 1990's.

Can you see why your argument may not have as much force now as it did in previous times?

The strategy and politics of the modern BNP has much more in common with the extreme right parties across Europe which have entered the mainstream in the last 15 years, such as in France, Italy and Austria, than the NSDAP in Germany. This are the parties which Nick Griffin consciously copies.

Therefore, if, like me, you seek to halt and reverse the rise of the far right in this county then tactics should be based on an accurate assesment on what the BNP is, what it wants to do and how it wants to do rather than trying to demonstrate they are simply Nazis."

James S said...

"Therefore, if, like me, you seek to halt and reverse the rise of the far right in this country..."

You should allow the BNP to express their views in an article on your website? Isn't that what Money did? The boys a fool.

Anonymous said...

"Oh this is interesting. Actually I can tell you a bit more detail: this song was added to the BNP web site by former webmaster Steve Blake"

Even if that was true (which I doubt) you mean they haven't noticed it for a year or more?

GR said...

"Therefore, if, like me, you seek to halt and reverse the rise of the far right in this county then tactics should be based on an accurate assesment on what the BNP is, what it wants to do and how it wants to do rather than trying to demonstrate they are simply Nazis."

This fuckwit just wants us to sit back and say fuck all. So what if we call them nazi, fascist, crooks, liars or anything else. They're all epiphets that fit and they're all worth throwing.

Anonymous said...

THre BNP may well be alighning itself with right wing parties in Europe but just like those right wing European parties, they all still believe that Hitler and the Nazi party was right and they still believe in the underlying principles of the Nazis.

They may profess otherwise but that is sheer window dressing to make them more acceptable etc.

In private they are all one in the same thing - David Duke, Le Pen, Griffin etc are all one and the same - none other than Mr Arthur Kemp is personal friends with them all, including the twisted parents of those two unfortunate young girls.

Anonymous said...

That Battlecry bloke looks like he's got a stick up his arse.

I was just thinking he looks like he crapped himself.

Anonymous said...

Isn't Money and that other lad he hangs around with protoges (sp) of that well known nut Larry o'Hara?

Carry On Phil M said...

Ignore him. He's an arrogant little twat. Just carry on doing what you do best, fighting the BNP, and leave him to talk rubbish about it.

Rebels? Where??? said...

They're the neo-Nazi BNP, indeed.

They're also the paedophile swinging, corrupt swindling arrogant brainless BNP.

The spineless rebels however lacked the gonads when it came to taking Cyclops to court. Some say they have missed their chance, even to stop fatcat Gri££in getting his ultimate Brussels payday.

child line said...

Shame no action was taken after Peedo Boy and Hannam tried to take their liberties with the schoolgirls in that Blackpool hotel, as reported by hundreds of articles on various blogs. Seems like the perverts have got away with their attempted kiddie fiddling, sadly!

Anonymous said...

Ketlan Ossowski vile hardcore communist links to the Labour party.Do you want us to investigate? softshite

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Rebels? Where??? said...

They're the neo-Nazi BNP, indeed.

They're also the paedophile swinging, corrupt swindling arrogant brainless BNP.

The spineless rebels however lacked the gonads when it came to taking Cyclops to court. Some say they have missed their chance, even to stop fatcat Gri££in getting his ultimate Brussels payday.

4:19 PM, December 16, 2008

I believe that the Rebels are working on taking Griffin back to court, unfortunately these things can take a long time.

Duncan Money said...

Nice to see so many constructive engagements with my argument here.

I assume you were all similarly hostile and offensive to Searchlight's Nick Lowles when he suggested that simply calling the BNP 'Nazis' was an inadequate way of tackling their growth?

Charming people you're letting comment here these days Ketlan.

Anonymous said...

Fortunately there is no time liit on brinbing these atters before a court !

We can but hope.

Old Sailor

Antifascist said...

'Nice to see so many constructive engagements with my argument here.'

Perhaps not entirely constructive but worth noting as another entirely valid point of view. If people disagree, they disagree - I'm not going to stop comments coming through from supporters unless they're libellous.

'I assume you were all similarly hostile and offensive to Searchlight's Nick Lowles when he suggested that simply calling the BNP 'Nazis' was an inadequate way of tackling their growth?'

Nick Lowles had the good sense to detail what he considered to be the more intelligent and comprehensive approach to fighting the far-right. Fine, and personally I agree with him, though I doubt if that would stop me calling Nick Griffin a fat nazi bastard if I ever had the misfortune to bump into him. The point is that people shouldn't be lectured about what they're doing wrong if there is no alternative approach clearly on offer. Maybe you have one but your response to the post didn't make that evident.

Eric the fish had a good point when he replied to you over at Edmund Standing's blog: 'I think it's exactly because the BNP has sought to reclothe itself and to turn the tables on opponents by invoking the Nazi jibe that it is still important to highlight the links.' I have to say, to a large extent I agree with that.

'Charming people you're letting comment here these days Ketlan.'

Charming or not, they're people who are engaging in the fight against the BNP. That's all I need to know.

'Ketlan Ossowski vile hardcore communist links to the Labour party.Do you want us to investigate? softshite'

Indulge yourself. Investigate to your heart's content. Have fun. :-)

Biera said...

"Nice to see so many constructive engagements with my argument here" says Duncan Money.

Bit of a fecking cheek on his part if I don't mind!

I think that given the sort of company that Mr Money both keeps and promotes (boy, you sure can almost hear one of them in his ear,) he should be grateful he gets a platform here at all.

Lay down with dogs, get up with fleas etc, etc.

Of course, one of those very people that Duncan likes to promote (and his "Tales from the Looneyland" publication) will no doubt turn on Duncan sometime soon too.

Duncan was in court recently, "helping the state" as some of those loonies (including Duncan)would say.

If Duncan really had a constructive contribuition to make, he'd stop promoting the Griffin lapdog who hasn't been fooling anyone else in the antifascist movement for years now and wouldn't need to continually promote himself-full stop.

Wedge said...

Duncan Money wondering why he is not aw well received (or liked and respected)as Nick Lowles?

Perhaps the reason is that Duncan Money promotes the work of the lunatic currently being praised by by Lee John barnes; another dangerous lunatic.

When Mr Money grows up perhaps he'll see why he is fastly becoming held in such comtempt.

CWU said...

Duncan said: 'Charming people you're letting comment here these days Ketlan.'

Duncan Money is sadly, proof of said pudding.

jimmy said...

The troll who attacks you personally Ketlan is non other than Lee Barnes, Keyboard Warrior himself!

Talk about hypocrites.

How come whenever the neo-nazi BNP get exposed as such, they start throwing their keys out the cot lol?

redandwhitestripes said...

Is it just me or does Mr David Duke bear a remarkable resemblance to David Bowie? As for the two blond girls, are they the two sisters that featured on a Louis Theroux documentary?

I must also note Ketlan that I do agree with the person who commented on the lack of constructive debate here. You may respond that you are not concerned with debate but you do allow yourself the luxury of replying to criticisms as and when you wish. Why not allow everyone that right?

Antifascist said...

'Is it just me or does Mr David Duke bear a remarkable resemblance to David Bowie? As for the two blond girls, are they the two sisters that featured on a Louis Theroux documentary?'

Not sure if it was louis Theroux but there was certainly a documentary about them and bloody awful it was too. Any decent parent must have winced as they saw how the girls had to live.

'I must also note Ketlan that I do agree with the person who commented on the lack of constructive debate here. You may respond that you are not concerned with debate but you do allow yourself the luxury of replying to criticisms as and when you wish. Why not allow everyone that right?'

I've allowed this through and I generally do allow posts through unless they're clearly from the other side and have nothing constructive (or at least interesting) to offer. Frankly, the blog isn't an ideal site for debate because posts move down the page so quickly. A forum would be better - how about this one? http://www.unitywebring.com/forum/yabb/YaBB.pl

Anonymous said...

Steve Blake is not a moderate, he is a hard core fash who imported books like the Turner Diaries and Hunter both written by William Pierce who was head of the National Alliance. The Turner Diaries was the inspiration for the Oklahoma bombing by that headcase Timothy McVey. There are no factions in the BNP, they are all racist bigots- Graham, Blake, Griffin, Darby, Wingfield. The lot of them are vile racist scum and I'm getting a bit peed off with some comments which try and excuse the anti-Griffin members as being some kind of "better" BNP member. Throw the whole friging lot of them into the meele instead of throwing anyone of them a lifeline.

Green Gordon said...

It was Louis Theroux. He also followed up on those girls some time later when they were excited about going to a Green Day concert... "They're communists... but, they're really good." There's some hope for the poor girls yet, even if it is in the form of Green Day...