Saturday, July 06, 2013


I was very much disappointed with Melanie Phillips's classification of Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer as basically some kind of overzealous firebrands who harm the cause of the Right. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, it seems to me we have long since passed the point where politely explaining your POV as Rightwingers is not going to help our cause any further: we need to 'take the gloves off'. Of course, I suspect strongly that Mrs. Phillips would never label herself a rightwinger. Although much of what she has been writing over the past years addresses the real problems the West faces, as opposed to made up problems like 'climate change', 'racism', the 'exploitation' of the south by the north, 'discrimination' of gay people etc etc, I suspect that deep underneath Mrs. Phillips may still basically hold leftist views. A condition not unlike Mr Gorbachev, who realised there were grave problems in the USSR but hoped that cosmetic changes would solve them.

Perhaps it's simply a matter too of female antagonism. Or simply not liking Pam Gellers hands on approach.

All that is understandable.

What is not understandable is her contempt for Geller's and Spencer's association with the EDL, and her labeling that organisation as a bunch of contemptuous thugs. As a Vlaams Belang member, I also very much deplore Mrs. Phillips putting my party in that category too, for that matter. But that's a subject for another post.

Re the EDL's so-called thuggish character, I wonder how Melanie Phillips would react to Pat Condell's speech on the matter?

Just remember, Mrs. Phillips, the cause of us defenders of the West is NOT helped at all by petty quarrels over differences in style. We cannot afford schisms. The only ones laughing will be the PC establishment in politics, academia and media, and the muslims.


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