Thursday, February 23, 2006

Neil Harding: fascist loon

Neil Harding appears to think that I am a fascist.
Just by way of comparison, I also 'wordclouded' the fascist website Devil's Kitchen.

This is one very angry (and sweary) young fascist!

Yes, I am certainly angry: who could fail to be whilst people like Neil still exist in the world? I genuinely feel sorry for Neil; it must be hard to be such a little tosspot.

Here is one of the most relevent extracts from Wikipedia's entry on Fascism.
Fascism is also typified by totalitarian attempts to impose state control over all aspects of life: political, social, cultural, and economic. The fascist state regulates and controls (as opposed to nationalizing) the means of production. Fascism exalts the nation, state, or race as superior to the individuals, institutions, or groups composing it. Fascism uses explicit populist rhetoric; calls for a heroic mass effort to restore past greatness; and demands loyalty to a single leader, often to the point of a cult of personality.

Now, does anyone out there think that this doesn't sound exactly like NuLabour? Isn't this exactly the kind of thing that I rail against constantly and consistently?

And now let us ponder the following question: who is such a devout disciple of the Labour project that he has even included the word "Labour" in his blog title? Whose slavish devotion to the NuLabour project even makes other Labour Party members gag?

I would suggest that it is Neil, not I, who is the fascist.

3 comments:

Longrider said...

It did make me smile. Unfortunately Neil uses words and terms without fully understanding them; Civil liberties, authoritarianism and Facsim to name three. There comes a point, I guess, where trying to educate ceases to be worth the effort. If the other person either can't or won't discuss on the same level and at least try to understand the terms being used, the whole discussion is fruitless.

Still, I tried.

Martin said...

DK,

Why do you waste your time even bothering to read that diddy?

Harding is the guy who equated the Jehovah's Witnesses with Hizb-ut-Tahrir the day after the failed London bombings.

Such comments have shredded his cedibility. Forget him.

Neil Harding said...

I think DK needs to carefully consider his attitude to immigrants and his pathetic nationalism. Nationalism is the root of racism which he tries to disguise with patriotism and love of country. I am not the only one who has criticised him for this attitude. AC Grayling on nationalism;

"Nationalists (like DK) take certain unexceptionable desires and muddle them with unacceptable ones. We individually wish to run our own affairs; that is unexceptionable. Most of us value the culture which shaped our development and gave us our sense of personal and group identity; that too is unexceptionable. But the nationalist persuades us that the existence of other groups and cultures somehow puts these things at risk, and that the only way to protect them is to see ourselves as members of a distinct collective; defined by ethnicity, geography, or sameness of language or religion, and to build a wall around ourselves to keep out 'foreigners'."

This is exactly what DK does!

As for Jehovah Witnesses, they refuse blood transfusions for their own children. Do I need to say more? Hizb ut Tahrir are nasty religious fascists but at least they wouldn't let their children die like this (they also denounce terorism).

Longrider: You are what B4L has described as a 'obsessive libertarian' and I agree with him. You seem quite unable to understand you can't have perfect liberty. There seems to be quite a few of you on the internet but you are a very small part of the electorate.

Supporting ID cards is not fascist. Fascists are generally nationalistic, racist and anti-immigration, and I am internationalist, anti-racist and pro-immigration.

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