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Piers Nazi hate-music (116* d) RE: Nazi hate-music 26 Jan 06

I'm sure the irony of 'anti-fascists' wanting to shun fascists, prevent them having a platform and wanting to make them eat shit is not lost on Hannam et al.

Odious and despicable as they are, I still think the fascists should be able to SAY, politically, what they want, as I should be able to say what I want. I've had one-to-one arguments with racists and they are very often unable to defend their ideas, but yet won't budge (there and then at least) - it is like banging your head against a brick wall. However, in this public forum what is an onlooker to think if all they can read is a fascist putting their argument across and being ignored? - that there is truth in what they say?

It is not as if it is just card carrying fascists that have racist views, as Paul Burke points out above, its 'nice' old ladies in supermarkets too. I hear racist comments from my work colleagues quite often. Ingrained racism that is actually quite widespread. It's received wisdom, an oral tradition if you like. We have companies outsourcing jobs abroad at a rapid rate and 'we' are fighting 'them' abroad as we speak, there is a long history of church and state racism. It is pointless to think that it will be alright if we just keep the poison in a bottle, it's already in the water supply. What is needed is an antidote.

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