"There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"
(Leonard Cohen)
"Ignore all proffered rules and create your own, suitable for what you want to say"
(Michael Moorcock)
"Look for your own. Do not do what someone else could do as well as you. Do not say, do not write what someone else could say, could write as well as you. Care for nothing in yourself but what you feel exists nowhere else. And, out of yourself create, impatiently or patiently, the most irreplaceable of beings."
(Andre Gide)
"I want my place, my own place, my true place in the world, my proper sphere, my thing which Nature intended me to perform when she fashioned me thus awry, and which I have vainly sought all my life-time."
(Nathaniel Hawthorne)
“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.”
(Franz Kafka)
"All mankind is of one author, and is one volume; when one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated"
(John Donne)
“Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”
(Robert J. Hanlon)
"Life is beautiful, but the world is hell"
(Harold Pinter)

Thursday, April 08, 2010

What is the English Defence League and How Do We Fight It?

EXTRACT: "In other words, the English Defence League is heading on an exact opposite trajectory to that of the British Nnational Party - moving towards fascism as opposed to away from it. By contrast, the BNP under Nick Griffin - at least at this conjuncture anyway - has moved away from the Hitler-worshipping milieu that spawned such odious political pond life as John Tyndall and what eventually become the National Front. No less to the point, the EDL and BNP loath each other. EDL leader Tommy Robinson forthrightly insists the EDL has no time for "white supremacists” and there is no place in the EDL for Nazis.
"Of course, some comrades will retort, knee-jerk style: ‘Once a fascist, always a fascist’ and castigate me for being naive or even parroting BNP lies. However, for anyone not hidebound by sect dogma, this is most clearly not the case. Similarly, the reality of British capitalism’s specific historical origins does not mean that it is inherently anti-Catholic for all of time or that the British state cannot adopt multiculturalism and anti-racism as part of its official ideology. To adopt such a fixed categorisation is to be fundamentally ahistorical. No, the task of Marxists is to identify and explain discontinuity, as well as continuity".

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