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Thread #126837 Message #2822441
Posted By: An Buachaill Caol Dubh
27-Jan-10 - 08:03 AM
Thread Name: Trad English song & the BNP
Subject: RE: Trad English song & the BNP
If the Christian Koch in question is that American student who thinks it worthwhile mentioning his taking a long motorbike ride to see a movie (okay, I did a quick "Google" search), it's hardly worth bothering about his airhead opinions; "arthritically white" could be seen as offensive in so many ways, but let the wee laddie have his fun. He might grow up if he ever has properly to earn a living. What a pity that a "quality newspaper" such as the Guardian is said to be gives space to trivia such as his "Yet-another-compilation-of-a-few-facts-trawled-up-about-a-few-'celebrities'" article. Was the piece commissioned, or submitted speculatively? Who thought it worth publishing? What contacts does Koch have? What about his background?
On the other hand, "eternal vigilance" is clearly the price to be paid for many freedoms, and it wouldn't be the first time that politicians have wrapped themselves in any colours that suit their purpose at a time. No doubt there are already some songs satirising this tendency; perhaps there's an opportunity for some more.