After the end of World War 1, as countries across the globe took stock of the calamity that had befallen them, nation after nation made a commitment to honour the dream that so many serving soldiers, sailors and airmen had given their lives for. As the reasons for the conflict became clearer to ordinary people the phrase ‘Lest we forget’ came to signify not only the millions of lives cut short but also the motivations and political ambitions of those who brought them to war in the first place.
To forget the hateful, profiteering, nationalistic tactics of war mongering politicians and investors is to risk repeating the same mistakes again.
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If you’re still unconvinced of Boris Johnson’s gradual Nazification of Britain then this final part of the film provides evidence not only of the parallels with Hitler but the way that the Johnson government continues to attack our rights and freedoms. Johnson is a dictator in the making and the nature of that dictatorship is far from benign.
But there is hope. Watch to the end to hear what we can do to change this terrifying trajectory. The Tory party knows nothing of loyalty to leaders once they are seen by the public for what they really are. We can use the Tory party’s own inherent callousness to overthrow this regime before it’s too late.
The government that follows will still be tory but at least it won’t be Nazi. That might not be a perfect solution but it beats what the current government has in store for us.
Now all of these rights are at risk – which of them do you want to lose? Which do you want other people to lose?
Would you like suspected foreign criminals to be deported without conviction in court?
Would you like to go to prison for crimes you were merely suspected of without being found guilty?
If your answers to those questions are different you’re falling for the propaganda.
Home secretary Priti Patel even stands by a system of immigration that would have excluded her own parents who were kicked out of Uganda during Idi Amin’s purges and fled here for their own safety.
She’s also presiding over the mass deportation of EU and other immigrants, many of whom have lived their entire lives, or close to their entire lives here in the UK.
Those granted leave to remain will be forced to do so under new regulations effectively making them second class citizens in the land they have always called home. Swap the word Jew for Muslim and it’s a move that could have been taken straight from Adolf Hitler’s 25 point plan.
I’ve just made a pretty big claim, some might say an extraordinary claim and extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Just what makes me imagine that this society, this land of my birth is becoming the very thing we opposed not only in wartime but on British streets as well?
This is the land of Cable Street, of Brick Lane where thousands of anti-fasciststook to the streets to oppose Mosley’s Blackshirts and Griffin’s National Front.
It’s the land of the Levellers, the Chartists, of Magna Carta and the Battle of Peterloo where working class artesans gathered peacefully to hear speeches against an oppressive British government and were massacred, by order of that government and the king, at swordpoint by local yeomanry and cavalry soldiers.
So, before we get too smug about our anti-fascist national credentials we should also bear in mind that in each of those other famous conflicts the police, the establishment and the government sided with the fash.
The people in power followed the money, as they often do.
And in recent years that money has been in the hands of far right donors, think tanks and agitators from Breitbart to Cambridge Analytica, from Eugenicist Dominic Cummings to disaster capitalists like Arron Banks and Jacob Rees-Mogg.
How did Adolf Hitler and his small band of National Socialists manage to take a sophisticated, developed and educated nation and turn it into a fascist state ready to march roughshod over the rights, the lives and even the existence of others?
This short film aims to answer that question, not only from a historical perspective but from a current affairs point of view too.
For over a decade now I’ve been speaking to anyone who’s prepared to listen about the path we’re on in modern UK – and not just here – across the developed world.
This isn’t about Godwin’s law, the internet trope that claims every disagreement ends with the loser accusing everyone else of Nazism. There are Nazis in UK but they’re pretty few and far between.
This is about the way that ordinary people, people who are far from Nazi are being duped by cynical provocateurs, rabble rousers and even politicians into accepting Nazi principles without even realising it.
It’s an expose – not an accusation. It’s a heartfelt plea to the millions of decent people in my beloved United Kingdom to stop for a moment, to take stock and to see where we’re headed.
I’m getting really tired of far right snowflakes demanding the death penalty for anyone who says things they don’t like.
They seem to want to make the whole world a safe space where those nasty lefties don’t say things that the fash don’t want to hear.
So much for free speech and freedom of expression!
Until you believe in freedom of speech for those with whom you absolutely disagree, you do not believe in freedom of speech at all.
I recently received a comment on my Youtube channel suggesting that I should be hanged as a traitor. The commenter, whose own channel was full of free speech videos (which he clearly interpreted as being racist without consequence) thinks we should hang British citizens for speaking their minds. Sorry – who’s the traitor again?
He has no idea about the meaning of freedom of speech, no idea about how the law works, no idea what traitorous really means and definitely no clue about the purpose of actual justice.
When someone commits a hate crime, for example humiliates a young Muslim girl in the street they should pay her compensation (and replace the scarf they took from her). That’s restorative justice. It focuses upon righting the wrongs.
Now, if I post a video in which I walk around Bury Park in Luton, thus proving that it isn’t a no go area for white people, who have I harmed? Who is the victim? Who should I compensate? What would be the justice principle that would led to me being hanged?
It’s become increasingly clear over the last few years that the real snowflakes in this country are the far right, the racists and the pig-headed bigots who want to destroy all opinions but their own. And that’s fine by me. If they want to be snowflakes and run away from other people because they use words to express ideas that frighten you, fair enough.
But don’t dress your snowflakery up as justice or pretend it’s about free speech because it clearly isn’t. It’s just snowflakery!
Or is it fuckwittery? It’s hard to tell sometimes.
This utter bollocks is doing the rounds on social media again. It’s just crying out for a response.
“Let me first say I am not racist I have many friends all over the world, all colours & religions but I think this is very true of some people. A thought provoking passage written by an Englishman about the current situation in HIS homeland – this is thought provoking and is equally relevant in any other country.”
It’s only thought-provoking if your thought is limited to superficial bollocks. That is very definitely the same in every country.
“I have been wondering about why whites are racists, and no other race is?”
There are racists in all societies. The Japanese are extremely racist toward Chinese, even employing people to research family trees to prevent Japanese people accidentally marrying into Chinese heritage families.
“There are British Africans, British Chinese, British Asian, British Turks, etc, etc, etc.”
And your point is?
“And then there are just British. You know what I mean, plain ole English people that were born here. You can include the Welsh, the Scottish and the people who live off our shores of Great Britain.”
Ah, You mean those descended from North European tribes like the Celts, the Britons (now the Welsh), the Picts, the Saxons, the Angles, the Jutes and, of course (although not strictly a tribe) the Vikings. Or maybe you’re thinking of earlier indigenous peoples like the Romans or even earlier like the Icaenae or the Votadini tribes. And even they, like the rest came from elsewhere. This land has no indigenous people. Everyone came from somewhere else at one time or another.
“You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you. So why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?”
I suggest you read about the “Broken windows” experiment or perhaps the history of white people massacring blacks such as those at Tulsa. That might widen your perspective a bit.
“You have the Muslim Council of Great Britain.”
Not unlike the Church of England’s ‘General Synod’.
“You have Black History Month.”
Indeed. Given that most black people in the West are descended from kidnapped and enslaved forefathers whose traditional cultures and identities were erased by their owners it’s an important part of ensuring people maintain a sense of identity. White Europeans don’t tend to have that problem. Almost all our history is taught from the perspective of white, European, Imperial hegemony.
“You have swimming pools for Asian women.”
What’s wrong with that? There are also private ‘gentlemans’ clubs’ for wealthy, male Europeans.
“You have Islamic banks for Muslims only. “
Because Islam’s rules on usury aren’t compatible with Western greed.
“You have year of the dragon day for Chinese people. “
Do you mean Chinese New Year? We also have New Years Day, Christmas, Easter, Duvali, Whitsun, Halloween & MayDay. What’s your point?
“If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.”
“If we had White History Month, we’d be racists. “
Nope. We have 11 of those every year.
“If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.”
“A white woman could not be in the Miss Black Britain or Miss Asia, but any colour can be in the Miss UK.”
Yep. Because nationality is different from race. For an accurate comparison you’d need to consider ‘Miss Arian nation’s and that really would be racist… And Nazi.
“If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships, you know we’d be racists.”
College scholarships tend to go to disadvantaged or discriminated against groups. They target BAME as well as those in poverty, those from disability groups and those with disadvantages from all sorts of groups. You seem to be ignoring everything except skin colour. Why is that?
“There are over 200 openly proclaimed Muslim only schools in England. Yet if there were ‘White schools only’, that would be racist!”
There are loads of Christian faith schools too, and Jewish. For all I know there are Mormon and Sikh ones too. How did you switch from religion to race again, by the way? You’re beginning to look extremely racist, I’m afraid.
“In the Bradford riots and Toxteth riots, you believed that you were standing-up for your race and rights. If we stood-up for our race and rights, you would call us racists.”
What rights have white people lost to black people in UK? I mean actual rights, not just made up bollocks about flags and shit.
“You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists. “
Anyone who thinks skin colour (an accidental product of DNA) is something to be proud of takes themselves far too seriously. Skin colour is meaningless. Anyone who thinks it’s a source of pride clearly has nothing actually worthy of pride to crow about instead.
“We fly our flag, we are racists. If we celebrate St George’s day we are racists.”
Bollocks. The union flag flies all over the place in UK. As does the St. George cross. That doesn’t make you racist. Your current Facebook post with it’s distortions and half-truths probably does, though.
“You can fly your flag and it’s called diversity. You celebrate your cultures and it’s called multiculturalism.”
What’s your point?
“You rob us, carjack us, and rape our daughters. But, when a white police officer arrests a black gang member or beats up an Asian drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.”
Anyone who bothers to read the newspapers (not far right comics like the Daily Fail or The Scum can see just how ridiculous you’re being now.
“I am proud…. but you call me a racist.”
If all you have to be proud of is race then yes, by definition, you’re racist.
“Why is it that only whites can be racists??”
We already covered this. Racists come in all colours.
“There is nothing improper about this e-mail.”
Except that it’s bollocks throughout.
“Let’s see which of you are proud enough to send it on. “
Why would anyone want to be associated with this ridiculous bollocks?
“I sadly don’t think many will. That’s why we have LOST most of OUR RIGHTS in this country. We won’t stand up for ourselves! “
Precisely which rights have you lost? What can’t you do because of race issues?
“BEING PROUD TO BE WHITE! It’s not a crime, YET… but its getting very close! “
Nope – stupidity at being proud of random biological happenstance isn’t a crime, but it is a very clear indication of some pretty insurmountable character flaws. That’s probably why you have few friends who don’t think exactly as you do.
“It has been estimated that ONLY 5% of those reaching this point in this message will pass it on!”
Made up stats attributed to invited sources are pretty obvious tactics. Is that really the best dog-whistle you’ve got?