/** Tools */

19 November 2008

Propaganda Coups & PsyOps #101 - The BNP Member List

Quick as a flash, or perhaps even quicker, a complete list of British National Party members -- the useful far-right, Neo-Nazi idiots who insist on waging a race war because, unlike racist bigotry, revolutionary class war is outside the bounds of acceptable mainstream political activity -- appeared on the Internet. And then promptly disappeared.
Blog has been removed

Sorry, the blog at bnpmemberslist.blogspot.com has been removed. This address is not available for new blogs.

Disappeared, momentarily, before reappearing as a Swedish registered and hosted web site, a text file, a spreadsheet and even an SQL database file, rapidly made searchable by postcode - complete with links to Googlemaps of member locations. There's also Cryptome, LOLGRIFFIN - Nazis. I hate those guys, BNP Near Me, a BNP heat-map, the Guardian going one better with an Interactive Far Right Map of Britain, and the Daily Mash doing what it does best. All this and the requisite levels of cross-media publicity in the blog world, the dead trees, and on the telescreen. The published list apparently includes serving policemen (surprise!), armed forces personnel (surprise!), seven journalists (surprise!), prison officers (surprise!), vicars and, in some cases, entire families! It also features an extra seven people not on the original list.

Little talk of goose-sauce also being good for the gander. Redwatch, paid back in own-goal spades.

Rumour has it that the party's former treasurer, John Walker, might be responsible for the leak. These suspicions are given further weight by the comments of BNP leader, Nick Griffin, as reported in The Times:
"We are pretty sure (we know who leaked it). We had a problem with a very senior former employee who left last year. He was one of the hard-liners I inherited from my predecessor, he didn't like the direction the party was going in, thought it was too moderate, so he broke away taking the list with him."
Given that it is almost the end of the year referred to by Gregorian calendars as 2008, a "senior former employee who left last year" would have had to have left at least 11 months ago. Potentially they may have left any time between 11 and 23 months ago. In the case of Walker, who is also known for leading fuel protests, he left the BNP in August 2007 after some fisticuffs at the BNP's annual Red, White and Blue Farcestival. This is where Griffin's claim gets interesting because, according to the Lancaster Unite Against Fascism blog, "additions to the list are as recent as September of this year".

This is not to convict or absolve John Walker of having leaked the list -- "innocent until proven guilty" still applies to whitey -- but instead to suggest that if he was indeed responsible for the leak, it would have had to have been done with some assistance from inside the existing BNP structure to account for the "as recent as September of this year" additions.

Nick Griffin discusses curtains

In light of this timely release of the BNP membership list, Conspiraloons who recall Sinn Féin party administrator Denis Donaldson might further ponder the potential level of State involvement in / infiltration of the BNP, in line with the State's general levels of involvement in and infiltration of practically any organisations with a vaguely political agenda.

You can almost see how this story might play out in the coming weeks. The list of BNP members went online for ten minutes, which was just long enough for a bunch of 'radicals' and 'extremists' to get hold of it, and soon a few hateful and hate-filled white men will turn up in the 'news' claiming to have been persecuted / beaten up / attacked by the 'radicals' and 'extremists' of the wrong sort, those that might not be quite so supportive of fascism as BNP members. A phone call already allegedly received by one member, as reported by Lancaster UAF, is the first trickle in what has the potential to become a mass media tsunami, complete with fighting in the streets. Maybe even a spectacular on 7/7/2001 7/7/2005 7/7/2009.

British Oppression, the reprise?

--
Meanwhile, in news worth knowing:
One of Britain's most authoritative judicial figures last night delivered a blistering attack on the invasion of Iraq, describing it as a serious violation of international law, and accusing Britain and the US of acting like a "world vigilante".
....
Governments were bound by international law as much as by their domestic laws, he said. "The current ministerial code," he added "binding on British ministers, requires them as an overarching duty to 'comply with the law, including international law and treaty obligations'."
....
Addressing the British Institute of International and Comparative Law last night, Bingham said: "If I am right that the invasion of Iraq by the US, the UK, and some other states was unauthorised by the security council there was, of course, a serious violation of international law and the rule of law.

"For the effect of acting unilaterally was to undermine the foundation on which the post-1945 consensus had been constructed: the prohibition of force (save in self-defence, or perhaps, to avert an impending humanitarian catastrophe) unless formally authorised by the nations of the world empowered to make collective decisions in the security council ..."

11 comments:

Tom said...

Are you a member of the BNP? Were your details published online? Contact us using the form below. Your contact details will not be published.

that alone is the best bbc comedy in over 40 years

The Antagonist said...

Great find. Comedy gold!

Imagine if the BBC had to launch web appeals for every interviewee.

Probably beyond the abilities of BBC researchers to realise that they could instead call up the BNP members that have their phone numbers listed. Mildy amusing as the BBC like to boast in their pay-your-TV tax terror-mercials, "It's all in the database."

Sinclair said...

'Imagine if the BBC had to launch web appeals for every interviewee'...

Well they usually do whenever terror strikes, just to collate/collect the extraneous eyewitness accounts...

Ghost of Nick Kollerstrom said...

Whist the commonly perceived 'principles' of the BNP would put me very much at odds with the aforementioned organisation, I cannot help but feel unease at the publicising of peoples details, people who no doubt wished to have that information private and surely have that right.

Perhaps it's a flaw on my part, and it's ok for such info to be dispensed in public, and we can always guarantee such things will always be done by the valiant such as TPTB, can't we?

Anonymous said...

Once you join the BNP, you exclude yourself from pretty much all privacy, respect or even legal considerations. Perhaps there is a tiny hope that some of this social dust on the famous list will be shamed into changing their ways, but for the others who whinge that they will sue, well, they should be exposed to the full possible glare of publicity, rung up in the middle of the night, bombarded wih email, mail etc. and given the frighteners in one form or another. Bear in the mind, that from such tiny larva like the BNP, huge social monsters can grow. Especially under current economic conditions, any chance to give the BNP a real kicking in any way, real online publicity wise, should not be passed up. So swallow your qualms and get kicking. Use the list even if it's for a bit of fun, to provoke these BNP goons in any way you see fit.

Steve Brown

The Antagonist said...

Steve -- That's certainly one perspective, although one can't help but feel that you may have missed the point of the post and that your reaction is precisely the desired outcome favoured by the ruling classes. Keep the plebs fighting among themselves and it's business as usual at the top of the pyramid where the real action happens. After all, the list was lifted a year ago and has only recently found its way into the public domain, with almost impeccable timing.

Looking at the spectacle from a slightly class perspective, as detestable as the politics of the BNP are, it isn't the BNP who illegally invaded Iraq and Afghanistan, it isn't the BNP that swiftly passes laws that eradicate the rights of everyone, and it isn't the BNP that is overseeing the controlled demolition of the economy, complete with its wholesale raping and pillaging of the working classes and the further consolidation and concentration of power and wealth in the hands of ever fewer people that just happen to have been keeping capitalism going for generations.

So, if real, legitimate, political activity is on the agenda then the BNP list is of no consequence other than the free publicity it provides for their malign cause, and having a pop at a few thousand people who happen to be stupid enough to be duped into blaming all the wrong people and issues for the ills of the world, probably isn't the way to go.

Bridget Dunne said...

The fuhrer isn't happy

The Antagonist said...

Sometimes you have to love the Internet. Fuhrer Fuhrious. Thank you!

Sinclair said...

Here's a funnier version...

The Antagonist said...

Sinclair said...

'Imagine if the BBC had to launch web appeals for every interviewee'...

Well they usually do whenever terror strikes, just to collate/collect the extraneous eyewitness accounts...


They've done it again in connection with the German intelligence agents' bombing of the EU headquarters in Pristina:

Are you in Pristina? Have you been affected by these events, or have you seen or heard anything? Send your comments or pictures using the form below.

It seems the personal tale is good for business in the political world of false flag terror.

Sinclair said...

& here for the Mumbai events, where you can 'Keep up with events as they unfold here, & where (if you are in the region? Have you witnessed the attacks?) you can review earlier updates...

Even spook-sorry -BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner chips in his bit to set the record straight:

2020 BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner reports: UK counter-terrorism officials say there is still absolutely no evidence to stand up the allegations of UK nationals being involved in the Mumbai attacks.