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Thread #121472 Message #2673166
Posted By: Stringsinger
06-Jul-09 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism
I get the point that Ruth presents that this is a local issue and the concentration of
protest against the BNP should come from those who really cherish English culture and music.
OTOH, there are people here in America who have never heard of the BNP and what they are about. The education has to be extended internationally. Solidarity with others who oppose fascism in every country is important.
Arundhati Roy has written recently that the demise of democracy in the world could mean
the demise of humanity. Authoritarian autocracy, imperialism, jingoism, pseudo-nationalism all work against our survival as a species. In this way, what the BNP stands for is reflective of a disease that could wipe out populations. For this reason, it is not just
a local problem.