“… the emerging anti-Muslim extremists, those in the self-defined Counter-Jihad movement. And it is these groups and individuals who are a far more dangerous threat to local communi
s than the tiny neo-nazi parties like the British People’s Party or the Racial Volunteer Force. All too often those who profess to be militant anti-fascists ignore these more dangerous racist groups in preference for opposing the miniscule nazi grouplets.”
– Searchlight/Hope Not Hate’s Nick Lowles (16th January, 2013)
For example, I've never heard a single argument by Searchlight, the SWP-UAF, Hope Not Hate, etc. as to why or how ‘far right” can be distinguished from “Nazi” or “fascist”. That’s because these people don’t see such a distinction – even if there is one to be made by others.
|... casts its "anti-extremist" light in every direction... except in Leftist and Islamic directions.|
In the 1980s, when Marxism was more honest and open, these people classed the Conservative Party as being "far right" and even “fascist”. (Chomsky not only calls Israel a “Nazi state”; he also says the same about the United States - which he thinks needs to be “de-Nazified”.) If that's the case - everyone who's right wing, or nationalist or patriotic, is actually far right according to Searchlight. There are no fine gradations here. There’s absolutely zero subtlety or sophistication. It’s first-year student stuff or possibly Dave Spart’s very own work. Above all, it’s all a neat and tidy way of dismissing every person who disagrees with Searchlight’s Marxist “analysis” (if that’s what it is) of every form of nationalism or patriotism.
That there should be (yet another) Leftist No Platform Policy (NPP) upheld on every single one of the groups and organisations listed.
*) The profoundly subtle and sophisticated Marxist analysis itself:
Comments on the Searchlight Article on the Website:
Tim Bragg • 12 hours ago
*) Note: ... and what exactly does "quasi-patriotic" mean (as in the title of the Searchlight article)? Does it mean simply this? - Supposedly patriotic but actually far right, Nazi or fascist.