Here’s the article but I couldn’t help from picking out these quotes.
“The Standard can reveal that Nick Eriksen, the BNP’s London organiser and the second-highest candidate on its list for the Assembly, is the author of ‘Sir John Bull,’ a notorious far-Right blog which has regularly advocated hatred and abuse against women. The disclosure will be a serious blow to the BNP’s hopes of London electoral success.”
“On 24 August 2005, Mr Eriksen wrote: ‘I’ve never understood why so many men have allowed themselves to be brainwashed by the feminazi myth machine into believing that rape is such a serious crime … Rape is simply sex. Women enjoy sex, so rape cannot be such a terrible physical ordeal.'”
“To suggest that rape, when conducted without violence, is a serious crime is like suggesting that forcefeeding a woman chocolate cake is a heinous offence. A woman would be more inconvenienced by having her handbag snatched.”
“The demonisation of rape is all part of the feminazi desire to obtain power and mastery over men. Men who go along with the rape myth are either morons or traitors.”
“On 5 November 2005, in an item entitled ‘Give her a slap!,’ Mr Eriksen approvingly quoted Noel Coward as saying: ‘Some women are like gongs – they need to be struck regularly.’ On 8 November, he claimed that ‘the vast majority of domestic [assaults] are initiated by the woman.’ Mr Eriksen also wrote on 24 November 2005 that mothers “should never go out to work” and described career women as “unnatural and vile… it is a strange kind of woman who would want to invest [her] energies into her job rather than into a man.”
“Mr Eriksen insisted that he ‘did not condone violence in any way,’ but was ‘trying to highlight the fact that violence against men is unacceptable.’ He said: “It’s typical of the media to distort what the BNP say.'”
I’m going to save my color commentary for a simple FGSFDS (or “no words”).
This demonstrates the internet asshole theory quite nicely. We all know trolls that run around spouting views like this online, but it’s scary to think they’re out there in positions of power thinking this–but we know that they must be (the deputy leader of the party was defending him). It’s like he’s a caricature of himself. I need to have a sit.
Okay, I’ve collected myself. Alright, how do people make it through the entirety of their education and lived experience thinking these things? How is it that people can maintain such narrowly focused world views in such a big world with multifarious experiences and people? How does one avoid unfamiliar experiences and knowledge AND manage to elevate one’s own experiences and knowledge as the only truth?
I need another sit.