Should the BNP be banned?

Should the BNP be banned?

  • Yes

    Votes: 3 15.0%
  • No

    Votes: 17 85.0%

  • Total voters
    20
May 2010
726
0
#41
I would not ban them as a group, but I would be in favour of banning any hate speech, made by them or anyone else, which tends to incite or influence other people to commit violent acts. Anyone out there naive enough to think that words cannot be used to kill?
 
Jul 2008
1,517
0
#42
Governmental regulation of thought is a particularly pernicious evil, Twister.

I would not ban them as a group, but I would be in favour of banning any hate speech, made by them or anyone else, which tends to incite or influence other people to commit violent acts. Anyone out there naive enough to think that words cannot be used to kill?
 
Jul 2011
6,610
1,193
Detention Block AA-23
#43
didnt the wiki entry same something about allowing caucasians only in?
They apparently used to do just that, but don't anymore.

wouldnt they be more nazi-like?
I mean, I hesitate to Godwin-ize, but yes, that's the closest analogue I know of to their political views.

There may well be other middling-high authoritarian, economic-centrist-hostile-to-both-free-trade-and-socialism political groups out there... but yeah, my first thought are the early-mid 20th century European fascist parties.

I certainly don't think they are as bad as Nazis, but centrist authoritarianism hasn't been too in vogue most places, so there's not many comparisons to be drawn.

Leftist authoritarian regimes and parties have been a dime a dozen. Rightist authoritarianism has got Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile... and...
 
Jan 2009
10,363
70
#46
They apparently used to do just that, but don't anymore.


I mean, I hesitate to Godwin-ize, but yes, that's the closest analogue I know of to their political views.

There may well be other middling-high authoritarian, economic-centrist-hostile-to-both-free-trade-and-socialism political groups out there... but yeah, my first thought are the early-mid 20th century European fascist parties.

I certainly don't think they are as bad as Nazis, but centrist authoritarianism hasn't been too in vogue most places, so there's not many comparisons to be drawn.

Leftist authoritarian regimes and parties have been a dime a dozen. Rightist authoritarianism has got Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile... and...
ok, cool i can understand (most of) that. LOL.
 
May 2010
726
0
#47
Governmental regulation of thought is a particularly pernicious evil, Twister.
Which is why the government must remain undetected in doing so. What better way to do that than to create an illusion of protecting "free speech". :detective:

I never mentioned thought, of course, just actions. But that's besides the point.
 
Mar 2010
1,130
10
Chicago
#49
Governmental regulation of thought is a particularly pernicious evil, Twister.

I agree. Government infringement on the right to free speech and free association, is a far greater threat than the BNP is. If the BNP were a legitimate political entity, it would be the responsibility of all decent people to oppose them in all peaceful ways possible, but no matter how distasteful the BNP platform is, we should not hope to ban them or infringe on their right to free speech.
 

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