By Will Mannion
The far right barely exists but the mainstream media wants to put it on their headlines at every chance. Hope Not Hate is a political organisation based on fighting fascism and exposing the said far right as racists.
Many outlets, like the Independent and the BBC, are saying that terror acts committed by the Alt Right is becoming more common and that Hope Not Hate is the answer to the said hatred coming from the right. Hope Not Hate announced in their report that 26 attacks by the Alt Right were carried out last year in the UK (this list also includes attacks that were planned but never carried out). Frankly, there was no concerns risen in the report of the growing number of attacks done in the name of Islam – which was responsible for 2,038 attacks worldwide, which left 15,704 people dead and injured 14,356 others
To the untrained eye, fighting fascism may seem like a good thing but the biggest issue is determining what is considered ‘far right’ and what is considered to be ‘normal right’. Hope Not Hate has declared on their site that political commentator and journalist, Tommy Robinson, is a part of the far right. Hope Not Hate has also declared UKIP being a far right party. Britain First has been declared by nearly every organisation on the left to be a far right organisation. This is the definition of far right politics:
“Far-right politics is a term used to describe politics further on the right of the left-right spectrum than the standard political right, particularly in terms of more extreme nationalist, and nativist ideologies, as well as authoritarian tendencies. The term is often associated with Nazism, neo-Nazism, fascism, neo-fascism and other ideologies or organizations that feature extreme nationalist, chauvinist, xenophobic, racist or reactionary views. These can lead to oppression and violence against groups of people based on their supposed inferiority, or their perceived threat to the nation, state or ultraconservative traditional social institutions.”
According to the definition of ‘far right’, the term is associated with those with the same beliefs as the National Socialist Workers Party or ‘Nazi Party’. The Nazi Party believed in race supremacy, that if you have white skin, blonde hair and blue eyes then you are a part of a master race. Adolf Hitler believed that people with Jewish heritages, Gypsies, disabled people and others who are inferior to him should not be allowed to live. UKIP, Britain First and Tommy Robinson do not share Hitler’s beliefs or goals – therefore they are not far right. This means that the left wing media is clearly lying, trying to get those on the left fighting those on the right under the false impression that half of the country is fascist.