Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Hypocrisy

The Witanagemot Club has recently had a debate about whether or not to admit a BNP blog to the Blog Roll and membership. In the end, the decision was taken to reject the blog in question, a decision I support.

This is not a free speech issue - no one is denying the BNP their right to express an opinion - its about whether not a private club choses to let them join.

Naturally some of the BNP blogs have gotten a little upset about it - and one member resigned from the Witanagemot Club over the decision arguing that "the only thing that mattered in deciding whether or not to admit him to Witangemot was whether or not he believed in an English parliament."

Actually it doesn't - Hitler was a anti hunting vegetarian but one suspects that the animal rights veggies wouldn't particularly want to be associated with him. And it ill becomes the BNP to complain about excluding people because of their other views when their own website states "Membership of the British National Party is open to those of British or kindred European ethnic descent. While we welcome contact and co-operation with nationalists and patriots of other races, and with the many non-whites who also oppose enforced multi-racialism, we ask them to respect our right to an organisation of our own, for our own, as we respect and applaud their measures to organise themselves in like fashion."

4 comments:

Kledo said...

Hypocrisy? Maybe - but on establishment's part.

BNP only uses a legal loophole which has been intentionally created by leftist do-gooders in order to allow formation of various 'ethnic only' organizations. Isn't that racist?

At least in this particular case my sympaties are with the BNP.

Wagger said...

I think thats fair enough. Every private club has to exclude somebody...or else it wouldnt be private.

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Wibble said...

Kledo you write:

BNP only uses a legal loophole which has been intentionally created by leftist do-gooders in order to allow formation of various 'ethnic only' organizations. Isn't that racist?

I'm not saying the BNP shouldn't be allowed to restrict it's membership on grounds that reflect it's policies.

I'm saying that once you concede the principle that you can exclude people from a private club that's the end of the "not letting me is an attack on free speech" debate.

And yes, I agree "ethnic only" organisations are racist. That doesn't make the BNP not racist of course!

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