In the fairly short time that I have been writing for this site, I have become used to negative reactions, although I am pleased to report that I have also received a lot of positive responses. My most recent submission however drew very little approval and a whole heap of criticism.
One comment asserted that I must be either a member of Griffin’s circle or else a complete buffoon. Nick Griffin does not know who I am, although I have met him. So far as I am aware, only one person apart from myself and the Green Arrow know my identity. Therefore by a process of elimination I must be a buffoon, although complete buffoon is perhaps being a bit severe.
As I begin writing, it is Sunday evening, and I have just finished listening to an interview with party leader Nick Griffin on Radio RWB. There has been a lot of criticism of Nick Griffin on this site recently, and a lot of it has been to do with campaigning. In the interests of fairness, I would like to put the record straight.
First, the party came out of the general election with significant financial problems. This may have been the result of poor management, or it might have been the result of a deliberate wrecking policy by elements in the party hostile to Nick Griffin. I am happy to reserve judgement on this point. These financial problems have now been substantially tackled, and are not now so severe as to stop us being serious contenders in the Welsh assembly elections.
“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” (Matthew 7:1) I normally quote from the New International Version, but some passages sound so much better in the King James Bible.
The British National Party is in difficulty, and a lot of that has to do with the various allegations which are flying about at the moment. Some of the allegations relate to people I know personally, although I refuse to name anyone.
The camp was an important part of life in Biblical times. The Jews in the time of Moses lived as nomads, and so lived all together in a large camp. People who travelled long distances often did so in large groups, making a camp each evening. The benefits of group travel were that it was more sociable, and also made you less vulnerable to attack by outlaws.
“The love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith” (1 Timothy 6:10). This quote from The Bible seems particularly apt in relation to the opening scene of the film The Big One by Michael Moore (1998). The Big One was Moore’s fourth film, and his second attempt at a feature length documentary. (His second was a short film, and his third was his only fictional movie to date.) Moore is a curiosity. He has a gift for making documentaries that are fun to watch, even when they deal with sombre topics. He also has a knack of looking at events from an unusual angle.