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posted by Tim Stevens | 7/22/2004 06:28:00 AM |
Documentary exposes BNP as racist thugs
Nobody sane surprised. BBC article with the nasty quotes:
[Nick Griffin] calls Islam a "wicked, vicious faith" that "has expanded through a handful of cranky lunatics" and "is now sweeping country after country".
Another member, Stewart Williams, says he wants to "blow up" Bradford's mosques with a rocket launcher.
BNP council candidate Dave Midgley is shown saying he squirted dog faeces through the letterbox of an Asian takeaway.
In the film, Mr Barkham says he beat an Asian man during the Bradford riots.
So it wasn't surprising to find these people hold these beliefs, but the degree of their hatred was. Pauline'd be cast aside by these people as a whining lefty. As for the documentary itself, I don't think it used the material it had to its full potential. It seemed as though it was basically a quote gathering exercise for the evening news rather than an investigation that could have shown clearly the BNP was rotten to the core.
posted by Tim Stevens | 7/18/2004 03:45:00 AM |
I have a great dislike for Interpol. To celebrate the upcoming release of Interpol's new album Antics I present five recent albums, in a garage or post-punk vein, that are way ahead of Interpol’s Turn on The Bright Lights.
1. Clinic - Internal Wrangler (2000).
2. The Hunches - Yes. No. Shut it. (2002).
3. The White Stripes - De Stijl (2000).
4. Liars - They Threw Us All in a Trench And Stuck a Monument on Top (2002).
5. The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic (2003).
In an era where revivalists are often pitifully short of ideas, freeloading records to a point of redundancy, these artists do not allow their influences to become to a hindrance to their own music. They are not tongue-in-cheek revivalists relying on self-conscious preening or hipness garnered from their influences: they make music that would’ve been just as relevant 20 years ago as it is today. I think I’ll be passing on Antics, Paul.
posted by Tim Stevens | 7/10/2004 03:24:00 AM |