December 04, 2009

Revenge is sweet

We received a small — but unusual — donation at the NSS this week. It was inside a card that announced on the front: “The Michael Young Fund”. The Fund was apparently established to disburse a small sum of money left by the late Michael Young who died in August 2000, shortly after his 100th birthday.

The message inside the card said: “He was not a good man – quite the opposite. He was strongly anti-Semitic, had a deep-rooted distaste for coloured people, who he feared would pollute the white races, propagated a mean-spirited and unforgiving interpretation of Christianity.

“He paraded these beliefs under the banner of patriotism, was a founder member of the League of Empire Loyalists and claimed, with pride, that he tipped a bucket of offal over Jomo Kenyatta, at that time President of Kenya, a member of the Commonwealth. He corresponded with, and supported financially, Lady Birdwood and John Tyndall of the British National Party as well as various fringe religious movements. He wrote a number of poisonous pamphlets.

“He was wholly self-centred, had no interest in anything beyond his Bible studies and preparation of his meals, neither read a newspaper nor stirred out of his house for the last 10 years of his life. It is hard to find any redeeming feature in the man.

“So, it seemed a nice idea to pass a little of the money he left to some of the individuals and small organisations who try to do some good in the world, and, where possible, to ones he would have disapproved of.”

His ‘mean-spirited and unforgiving interpretation of Christianity’ as well as his political affiliations mean he would have been horrified that any of his money should go to the National Secular Society.

On the back of the card, there is an explanation of how the Fund works: “If you like the idea of making small grants to decent people but don't want to set up your own fund, email a request for some of these cards to anthony@evelynwilliams.com. You can use them yourself or ask us to post on your ‘grant’ if you want to remain anonymous.”

What an excellent and classy way to take revenge on a nasty old man. It's almost enough to make you wish there was an afterlife so his ghost could watch and be tormented by what is being done in his name. That would really be hell.

The National Secular Society

7 comments:

AndyMinion (BatsMan) said...

Best thing I've read all week.

And I've read some pretty bloody good things this week, I can tell you.

Anonymous said...

Eddie Stampton is working overtime in his efforts to slander Morrison and the NF over on the NWN forum. How much is Gri££in paying this criminal to do his dirty work whilst he sits on his fat arse in Brussels playing the nice guy???

Anonymous said...

Lets hope that piece of scum Gri££in has one to many free dinners in Brussels and has a heart attack........

Sy said...

I've just been reading the Nottingham Evening News website, and it has been inundated with both EDL and BNP trolls, both of whom have the gaul to blame the Hitler saluters in the BNP ranks on the UAF.

Apparently according to these far right comments section voicepieces, UAF people turn up at EDL rallies paying homage to Adolf Hitler.

Forgive me for being nieve, but it would be very difficult for an anti-racist to roleplay racist hand gestures which spit on the graves of the six million plus people who died in the Holocaust.

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Robin-Hood-boarded-ahead-city-rallies/article-1576852-detail/article.html#StartComments

One of these liars calls themselves "BNP Press".

Both BNP and EDL deny say that Chris Renton has been booted out of the EDL and the BNP which is complete fuckin' bullshit.

Then some of the nazis are argueing whether "Zionists" are responsible for Islamic extremists, as anti-semitism vies with Islamopobia for the hatred of the moment.

Thisisnottingham.co.uk has become the new Stormfront, so it seems with its lies, double-dealing and bullshit.

Who the hell owns ThisIsNottingham.co.uk???????

NewsHound said...

THE EDL FORCE CANCELLATION OF THE NOTTINGHAM CAROL CONCERT!

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/homenews/Carol-singing-cancelled-city-centre-demos/article-1576755-detail/article.html

Barbara said...

It is not so much 'revenge' as 'making amends' imo.

WB said...

"Eddie Stampton is working overtime in his efforts to slander Morrison and the NF over on the NWN forum. How much is Gri££in paying this criminal to do his dirty work whilst he sits on his fat arse in Brussels playing the nice guy???"

Is this the best Gri££in can get to do his dirty work, Stampton is a well known trouble maker and prolific liar from way back who has more skeletons in his closet than a whole graveyard. DESPERATION