The Guardian newspaper is the UK’s equivalent of America’s New York Times in that it considers itself to be the voice of the ‘intellectual’ Left. In conjunction with the BBC it largely sets the Media’s daily agenda of political news just as the NYT sets out the Left’s daily agenda in conjunction with CNN, NBC and most other US news outlets.
Guardian people and BBC people are as one. Given this, it is not surprising that the newspaper followed the example of the BBC and recently infiltrated a reporter into the British National Party in the hope of uncovering something illegal or nasty. Presumably the plot was conceived and implemented before the embarrassing outcome of the BBC’s initiative at Leeds Crown Court. Still, the Guardian, having gone to such trouble, must have felt that it had to show something for its investment. Since the readership of the Guardian includes the UK’s vast army of publicly funded social workers, human rights workers and others whose paychecks depend on unlimited immigration, it is always beneficial for the newspaper to be seen to be attacking the BNP.
On 21st December under the heading “The Guardian journalist who became central London organiser for the BNP” the Guardian reported that its journalist Ian Cobain had “gone undercover for 7 months to explore the clandestine world of the BNP, how it operates, recruits and holds meetings”. Cobain joined the BNP using deception, and became the Party’s organizer for central London. In this role he gained information restricted to genuine Party activists.
After reading Cobain’s Guardian report I have to conclude that everything he ‘uncovered’ can be ascertained by a daily reading of the BNP website (with one exception which I will come to shortly). He tells readers that the BNP keeps the venues of its meetings secret until the last moment so that members have to assemble at places and use their cell phones for further instructions. It also uses a code to preserve the secrecy of its internal communications and has guidelines on how members should conduct themselves and speak on matters of race. The human contacts that Cobain makes are all seedy, undesirable people, or so he says. Readers are invited to conclude from all this that the BNP is indeed a sinister organization.
Since the Guardian hasn’t posted up any photos of Cobain or his journalist comrades who work for the newspaper it is difficult to ascertain what the Guardian regards as a wholesome appearance. Judging from the mobs that turn out on anti-BNP demos, the Guardian standard is low.
The exception that I mentioned above is that Cobain, by acquiring the code from his BNP contacts was able to ‘uncover’ the identities of some central London BNP members who conceal their membership or association with the Party. These are people who are in professional occupations and who are especially vulnerable to persecution from their peers and employers. Cobain and the Guardian have chosen to ‘out’ them by identifying them by name and occupation. I am sure this act alone will give rise to a ‘feel good’ atmosphere in many newsrooms, social work offices and college staff common rooms. No doubt, the people ‘out-ed’ are now paying the price for belonging to, or being associated with, a legal political party!
The Guardian, which likes to publicly portray itself as ‘high-minded’, reveals a great deal of its own dishonesty in all this, as well as its rejection of the democratic process. We should not be surprised, since Leftists always believe the ends justify the means, and inside every Leftist there is an embryonic Stalin or Hitler.
The dishonesty is that The Guardian and Mr. Cobain know very well why the BNP has to resort to keeping its meetings secret. It is because there are secretly funded Leftist organizations whose sole purpose is to drive the BNP out of the constitutional political arena by physical and economic intimidation, vandalism, and outright violence. The Guardian and its reporters undoubtedly have many links to the self-styled anti-Nazi, anti-Fascist and anti-Racist groups that employ these tactics of totalitarianism. The newspaper chooses to remain silent about this and of course its core readership understands and approves of the dishonesty involved.
The BNP guide-lines for members on political speech about immigration-related and other topics, is also very justified in a UK where elderly Christians are questioned by police for saying they disapprove of homosexuality and BNP leaders are prosecuted for saying that Islam is not a religion of peace. Free speech can no longer be taken for granted. Exercising it is dangerous and The Guardian and Mr. Cobain are more than happy about this.
The ‘outing’ of some individuals who are associated with the BNP is clear evidence that The Guardian is in partnership with those who seek to intimidate, for the information has been acquired by deception. The aim of the ‘outing’ is not to shock readers, since those ‘out-ed’ are anything but powerful public figures, but to discourage middle class people from exercising the right to belong to a legitimate political party, for as The Guardian well-knows, the people mentioned are almost certainly going to suffer persecution.
What is it that The Guardian, its readers, the BBC people and the Media Class in general fear so much about this still-small Party? It is that its policies have popular appeal.
There is, of course, a remedy in democracies for those who believe that a political party has misguided or even wicked policies. It is to argue against the policies and oppose the party at the ballot box whenever it contests an election. The Guardian and its Media Class comrades already enjoy an overwhelming advantage in setting out their arguments, but thanks to the Internet and the reality of events on the ground, the arguments seem not to be winning with the UK public. There are also at least three mainstream parties opposing the BNP at the ballot box and the Media Class throws its weight behind them, yet the BNP continues to make inroads.
The BNP is not secretive about its policies for they are posted up on its website and set out in every one of its publications. Its leaders have already been (unsuccessfully) prosecuted for being explicit in their views. In using methods that keep the Party’s internal workings secure, the Party is doing nothing more than most businesses with intellectual property do. The Party is pursuing its beliefs exactly as any constitutional party should, at the ballot box, where the voters can make their choice. I have absolutely no doubt that the BNP would love to be able to publicize the dates, times and venues of its meetings so that those who wish to hear their policies could attend. The Party would reach a far larger audience and probably grow much more quickly. But as we all know, the violent and intimidating ‘protestors’ of the Left would be waiting there to obstruct and threaten and would seek to punish the owners of the venues. There are probably many individuals who would like to flout their membership or support of the Party, but dare not because they would lose their livelihoods and even suffer violent assault.
The UK Left, of which The Guardian newspaper is a major voice, has no respect for freedom of speech and freedom of association. Behind the high-minded intellectual front that it seeks to present, is the old Leftist totalitarianism that is essentially elitist. It is that ordinary people cannot be trusted with the power to make choices.
In the next article on this website, we will reveal how the Media Class fears the people who blog.