I've just read the most bizarre story over on the BBC. Apparently there was a protest against a BNP meeting in Greater Manchester over the weekend where the anti-BNP protesters decided to smash a claw hammer over the head of a 48 year-old BNP member. Now, whatever one thinks of the white power socialist BNP, is smashing one of them over the head with a claw hammer really a productive way of tackling them? What's more, is smashing to pieces their vehicles with hammers the best way of dealing with them?
Unfortunately this sort of thing just doesn't compute for me. The extreme Left is very quick to bang on about the evils of racism or other forms of discrimination and is very supportive of the concept of a "hate crime"; and yet here we have the very same people displaying serious amounts of hate towards someone simply because of their thoughts, and the hate is so much that they're willing to commit attempted murder to stop them?
Ask yourself this question. Which is worse, a marginal political party with bugger all hope of really gaining power and which has policies to benefit only one specific ethnic group; or marginal political parties with bugger all hope of really gaining power that have such hatred they're willing to smash the heads in of another party with a CLAW HAMMER in the name of tackling hatred?