I saw Nick Griffin on BBC Question Time last night.
For my international friends, Mr Griffin heads up the British National Party which is a right wing racist organisation.
One thing i particularly object to about the BNP is that they associate themselves with Christianity, something i find odious.
I don’t believe in race. Whether Christian or Darwinian, we know we all have a common ancestor from Africa.
I am also uncomfortable with that poetic term, ‘this island race’. That is what the BNP claim, that the English are some sort of race. Last night Griffin talked about protecting the indigenous population of England. But does he mean me? I might be descended from the invading Normans, or the invading Danes, or from someone from the international ragbag of people who arrived with the Romans. His idea of an indigenous English people is a myth.
The big debate was whether he should have been included in the programme at all. Trouble is, once we start limiting free speech, it could be the Christians next.
Posted by Wordmobi