Arriving home from my mums the first email waiting for me was “Ukip: Arrest people who call us fascists“; in truth I wasn’t sure if this was a satirical piece but NO – it was a serious post by Adam Bienkov in Politics.co.uk, reporting on a letter from three UKIP MEP candidates, who are formally asking “the chief constable to arrest any protestors who call our supporters ‘fascists‘ ” and accusing groups such as Unite Against Fascism and Hope not Hate of “deliberately targeting Ukip, its supporters and elected officials to deliberately intimidate and stop democracy.”!
I’ll leave it to you to have a look at the organisations named above and decide if UKIP are correct in this charge; I certainly don’t and here’s why, Oxford Dictionaries define fascism as having “intolerant views or practices”; I consider tweeting to a man born in Dudley he should “emigrate to a “black country” an intolerant view, as I believe is “#ThingsAsianBoysDo groom and rape underage white girls, stab and rob innocent old white people, bomb innocent white people #EctEctEct [sic]”? How about Rape becoming tolerated as a practice, or Homosexuality as “not being a lifestyle worthy of valid equal respect” as Roger Helmer believes? These examples as merely the tip of the iceberg as far as intolerant attitudes go.
Further a definition from dictionary reference.com describes fascism as “any ideology, movement, programme, tendency, etc, that may be characterized as right-wing, chauvinist, authoritarian, etc“; does “Repeal the Human Rights Act” / abolition of Workers Rights, feel authoritarian, or how about making everyone – irrespective of income pay the same tax rate, ? Again these are a small sample of the ideals of UKIP.
Finally from me. check out the irony of UKIP’s Safeguards against Crime Policy which states – Free the police force from the straitjacket of political correctness and ‘targets’; it seems they don’t want the Police helping people being ‘targeted’, unless of course it’s THEM.
I’m off for a shower – feeling filthy having viewed the above links, but take a look at Vox Political’s latest piece if you want more convincing