The other day I mentioned a little project I’ve been quietly working on, that of turning some of the ‘thoughts’ of ‘Steve Freedom’ (aka local BNP Councillor, Simon Smith) into a few usable campaign materials for, well, anyone campaigning against the BNP in their local area.
I think we all know the score, here. Under Nick Griffin, the BNP are doing everything possible to conceal their real views and opinions from public sight and present a wholly false image of themselves as a party who’ve left behind their racist/anti-semitic/generally fascist roots. The value in my work, earlier this year, in tying a local BNP councillor back to his psudonym, ‘Steve Freedom’, on the Stormfront forums, lies in capturing the views of a BNP member as expressed while they were off their guard and posting in a ‘sympathatic’ environment – one in which they felt able to drop their public face and say what they really think.
As is my usual modus operandi, some of the images I’m putting together for these resources may offend a few people along the way – which is good, because if you’re not offended by the BNP and their values then there’s something seriously wrong – and I make no apology at all for any offence caused. All I ask is that you look at the images (when released) in context and consider the message they convey.
And if you are offended, don’t moan at me. I’m only interpreting (visually) what Simon Smith had to say, and if you don’t like that then don’t vote BNP.
So, as a little bit of teaser, I’ve posted a preview image of one of the posters that will be included in the pack (below) for you perusal and general edification – enjoy.
Oh, and feel free to use the image if you like as long as you accept two simple conditions. First, keep the image in context, please – use it in its entirety or not at all – and second, a link back to this post would be nice if you can manage it.