BNP apologists frequently claim that supporters of the group aren’t necessarily racist, they’re just misguided working-class souls who’ve been abandoned by the mainstream parties and feel the BNP speaks for them. Non-apologists suggest, with equal frequency, that perhaps if people weren’t racist then they wouldn’t vote for a party whose primary feature was racism, even if it did better match their views on employment policy.
As Alex Hilton points out, the leaking of the BNP membership list, including several thousand email addresses, provides an excellent opportunity to answer these questions: send out a surveymonkey to the people on the list, asking them to rate how racist they are on a scale of 1-10. Problem solved…
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We can do better than that; we can correlate membership numbers with empirical data.
O/T and in the general spirit of merriment, I took your name in vain this afternoon; the response I got was that we are both loonie lefties. So now we know.
How racist are the BNP? Labour (ably assisted by the Tories and G.W.Bush) bombed an Arab country to smithereens on the basis of doctored intelligence reports and a pack of lies and killed roughly a million Muslims. In contrast the BNP always opposed the war. On this basis I would say the BNP are about one millionth as racist as Labour, Tories etc. But of course the latter are backed by sleazy millionaires and money buys respectability in the eyes of the gullible simpletons who make up 90% of the electorate.
No, that doesn't work – you haven't proved that T. Blair killed a million Muslims *because they were Muslims*. If he killed them through stupidity and/or misanthropy, then he's an arse, but not a racist.