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Thread #121472 Message #2685162
Posted By: Crow Sister (off with the fairies)
22-Jul-09 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Folk Against Fascism
Subject: RE: Folk Against Fascism
"such as that people in a very destructive political cause are quite often people who also genuinely like a number of good things that you too may like"
LH this kind of misreading of the situation, appears almost willful on your part, and is quite frustrating. Either that or you simply haven't been reading the posts which have elaborated the facts of the situation.
The BNP membership don't just *happen* to like folk music en masse. It's not a mere "interesting coincidence" that the BNP have latched onto our Traditional Music, *it's a fully cynical politically agendered STRATEGY to annex traditional folk music for nationalistic and fascist purposes.*
Exactly as the Nazi's did during WWII.
I read a comment from one lady who said that Germans now only sing their folk songs, in quiet little groups - not in public. And that such rare small gatherings, are deeply emotional. The people are ashamed of the purposes to which their traditional songs were prostituted.
The FaF organisers don't want the same thing to happen to English folk song and music, and are determined to resist it.