Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nazi hunter

Last Thursday I said I'd like to shoot Nick Griffen, dead.

I would like to use the pages of today's blog to humbly apologise to Nick. I should also apologise to the friends and family of Nick for the careless and terrible way of which I spaketh.

There is no way I would shoot Mr Griffen dead. For starters I do not own a gun, secondly I do not condone murder and third, I don't know where he lives. Or indeed who he is. I have no idea who Nick Griffen is, none whatsoever, the real man, the man inside, the man behind the mask.

In fact, none of us really know who Nick Griffen is, apart from his friends and family, even then we cannot be 100 per cent sure they know.

Nick Griffin, on the other hand, I would like to maim terribly. I won't of course, becasue a) I don't know where he lives and b) I am a coward.

I don't condone violence and I certainly don't condone vigilantism. One only has to cast one's mind back to the attacks by local morons upon the home of a pediatrician who they believed had some alterior treatments in mind for the children in his life.

However, I stumbled across the sort of website that I should imagine people who do seek vengence against people that do not know would find most useful.

It's a BNP member search facility. Simply type in your post code and the website will kick out the 30 or so members of the BNP that live closest to you.

I have to say, I found the result for my postcode a very scary eye-opener. I live in a fairly well-to-do, yet multi-cultural, part of South London. I have never, ever, seen any evidence of racism in my neighbourhood. It's like John McCartney and Stevie Wonder were thinking about my hood when the penned Ebony & Ivory lol.

I'm colourblind readers. But it's not held me back, it affects between five and eight per cent of the population. Although, here's an interesting fact, a whopping 88 per cent of people in the UK are chatagerised as 'white'. It's quite high, and way way higher than my neighbourhood. So I was shocked that when I put in my postcode to the Nazi hunter site, it threw up six people within a one mile radius who were fully paid up members of the BNP (that's 20 per cent of racists living within a mile of my place), with the other 24 under two miles.

That's pretty scary readers. Six people who I walk past everyday feel so strongly that the BNP is right that they have joined up. (Your) God only knows how many sympathisers they have.

I have to say, when I saw Nick Griffin being ripped apart by the Question Time panel, I felt extremely glad that the Beeb had aired it. I didn't feel for one second that it was a 'witch hunt'.

The man is scum and I thought that's how he came across. Only a moron would believe otherwise. Indeed, during the show a good number of people stated that the British public should be applauded because it would not stand for people like Griffin.

Sorry peeps, you're wrong, if you don't think bigotry and nationalism is alive and well, go to the link above and type in your postcode.

Like I say, I do not condone violence, but what I would suggest is that if you know any one of the people in your neighbourhood that appear on the list, ask them if they deny the holocaust like their chosen leader Griffin and if they say 'yes' tell them that Barry Newsdesk thinks they're a cunt.

Peace out



  1. Nice one Baz. Though I think you'll find it was Paul and not John McCartney who wrote Ebony and Ivory. Proof reading Baz. It's the hallmark of good journalism.

  2. Racism begins with our families, parents, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, grandparents, people we admire, respect and love.

    However, as we grow and mature we come to the realization that what we were told by our family when we were children were slanted lies base on their prejudices. We realize that most people are like ourselves and not so different and want the same things, like a home, steady work, a Medicare plan and schools for our children (if you travel you will see this). We realize that most people are of good hearts and goodwill.

    This reminds me of a parable from the good book where a Levite and Priest come upon a man who fell among thieves and they both individually passed by and didn’t stop to help him.

    Finally a man of another race came by, he got down from his beast, decided not to be compassionate by proxy and got down with the injured man, administered first aid, and helped the man in need.

    Jesus ended up saying, this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the capacity to project the “I” into the “thou,” and to be concerned about his fellow man.

    You see, the Levite and the Priest were afraid, they asked themselves, “If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?”

    But then the Good Samaritan came by. And he reversed the question: “If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?”

    That’s the question before us. The question is not, “If I stop to help our fellow man (immigrant) in need, what will happen to me?” The question is, “If I do not stop to help our fellow man, what will happen to him or her?” That’s the question.

    This current climate of blaming others for our woes is not new. We have had this before and we have conquered it.

    Remember “Evil flourishes when good men (and women) do nothing”. Raise your voices with those of us who believe we are equal and we can win this battle again.