Griffin acts like an idiot

Maybe it's because of his failure to make enough political allies in the EU Parliament to from a far-right bloc, but BNP leader Nick Griffin isn't usually quite as moronic as he's being today. In an interview with the BBC, he proposed that the EU begins sinking ships carrying prospective illegal immigrants from Africa.

Mr. Griffin says that his party would support the deliberate sinking of boats packed full of poor, often malnourished men, women and children such as this one.

"Throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya," says the holocaust-denying fascist, who recently became one of two BNP officials voted in as British MEPs, "... the only measure, sooner or later, which is going to stop immigration and stop large numbers of sub-Saharan Africans dying on the way to get over here is to get very tough with those coming over. Frankly, they need to sink several of those boats."

The BBC interviewer, Shirin Wheeler, replied that she didn't think "the EU is in the business of murdering people at sea."

"I didn't say anyone should be murdered at sea - I say boats should be sunk, they can throw them a life raft and they can go back to Libya," Mr. Griffin told her.

So what Mr. Griffin is proposing is that ships full of desperately poor people, many of them weak from malnourishment, some of them women and children, are deliberately sunk. Some of them would obviously die as a result - we don't even need to get started on the environmental cost of deliberately sinking a ship in the Mediterranean, which would release oil and other pollution into one of the Earth's most delicate ecosystems.

This is one of those occasions, rather like the events that led to his conviction for racial hatred, where Mr. Griffin shows his true colours (or colour prejudice) by allowing his thuggish, racist mouth to work more quickly than his weaselish, political brain. Anyone who has fallen for the BNP's lies about how it has changed as a party, is no longer racist and advocates democratic policies that are in Britain's best interests should pay very careful attention. Those of us who have not been taken in can look at his comments as amounting to little more than advocacy of the murder of unarmed civilians and as such use it as yet another reason to hate and oppose both him and all that he represents.

How long before his brain catches up, he realises he's just made another in a long series of BNP cock-ups and starts explaining in some convoluted and contrived way how his words were taken out of context and twisted by the BBC to support their own liberal ideals? Our money is on tomorrow by lunchtime.

1 comment:

  1. The problem is the African population is set to double to 1.5 billion by 2050. This will place a major strain on Europe.

    Recent evidence of adaptive changes which involve neurological function suggest that group differences are partly hereditary. This is a problem because as you can see in Malaysia, if you have groups getting consistently different outcomes it leads to resentment and tension.

    A June 2007 article from Plos Genetics, Localizing Recent Adaptive Evolution in the Human Genome, provides examples of localized evolution of cognitive function.

    Several genes with functional roles in the development and function of the nervous system show very strong evidence (CLR p < 10−5) for a recent selective sweep. For example, SV2B, a gene encoding a synaptic vesicle protein with highest expression during brain development [36], exhibits strong evidence for a selective sweep in the African-American sample. Likewise, the protein encoded by DAB1 plays a developmental role in the layering of neurons in the cerebral cortex and cerebellum [37], and exhibits strong evidence for a selective sweep in the Asian sample. Other nervous system genes with strong evidence for a selective sweep include two candidate genes for Alzheimer disease (APPBP2 and APBA2) that bind the amyloid-beta precursor protein, two genes (SKP1A and PCDH15) with a role in sensory development, and several others with various roles in nervous system development and function (PHACTR1, ALG10, PREP, GPM6A, and DGKI).

    A March 2007 article from Plos Biology, A Map of Recent Positive Selection in the Human Genome, finds plenty of signs up local cognitive evolution.

    Recent articles have proposed that genes involved in brain development and function may have been important targets of selection in recent human evolution [8,9]. While we do not find evidence for selection in the two genes reported in those studies (MCPH1 and ASPM), we do find signals in two other microcephaly genes, namely, CDK5RAP2 in Yoruba, and CENPJ in Europeans and East Asians [46]. Though there is not an overall enrichment for neurological genes in our gene ontology analysis, several other important brain genes also have signals of selection, including the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter GABRA4, an Alzheimer's susceptibility gene PSEN1, and SYT1 in Yoruba; the serotonin transporter SLC6A4 in Europeans and East Asians; and the dystrophin binding gene SNTG1 in all populations.