I had gone from what I would have considered myself as being liberal, to joining the right wing in the form of the BNP.
I’ve explained how this occurred. I got angry at a very unjust system. I had gotten divorced and fought for years to get equal rights as a father. I refused to give into a system that automatically sides with the woman when it comes to children. I have to point out that I’m not one of these bleeding heart men who think men no longer have rights. That’s absolute rubbish; I’m referring just to the cases of inequality when it comes to a breakup and the woman can call the shots when it comes to the children- even if she is a terrible mother and has no maternal instinct whatsoever- as in my case.
So this got me angry I think I started to see faults within the system that were not necessarily there. Anyways’ that’s already been covered in previous posts. But it did set me on a journey to get to know myself. A journey where I would really think long and hard about what gets me angry! A quest to try and find out even if something does get me angry am I being rational.
Well no it wasn’t! I never turned into one of them people mentioned previously – a conspiracy theorist.
Someone who believes that everything that happens in society is some clandestine plot to put us into servitude and imprison us all, but I honestly can see how it can lure some people in!
The final version was that it was a social experiment to destroy the family and destroy society.
Yes I know they all sound ridiculous but we are talking about the far right here.
Once the box has been opened, once you see what is wrong with the world and how unjust it is you can’t just close the lid again. You can’t unsee what you have you have seen. You can’t erase some injustice that you know exists. Please don’t misunderstand this statement. The BNP taught me nothing- well except about me. The BNP never opened my eyes to injustice etc. - most of their info is just pure propaganda. I don’t regret my time in the BNP because it set me on a road that I’m still on. Upon leaving the BNP you have to reset your compass. You need to revaluate your perceptions of the world. It was down to the people I met after the BNP that learned me so much.
I learned about real inequality and injustice from the many ex-Muslims I met. I learned about the true horror of racism, sexism and bigotry in Britain from reading true accounts of victims and how it can radicalise you. I met and talked to people from the anti-extremist think tank Quilliam. I read about peoples experiences like Ed Hussain and Maajid Nawaz. I read as much as I could from people like Nick Cohen and Sam Harris. I became aware of Ayan Hirsi Ali and devoured her books. I went on social media and started chatting to Muslim, ex-Muslims, left wingers, right wingers and more. Most people’s world views are formed by where they get there information. I was determined to from now on to get mine from as broad a spectrum as I could then perhaps I would get a better perspective as to what the hell is going on.
I have always been a huge reader of books for pleasure and to learn. I never really bothered with the media more than mainstream news. But look were getting my current affairs news from had gotten me?
That- as they say- is that. End of blog