|THE O’FARRELL COLUMN|
|26th February 2006|
Cowards and Conspiracy Theories
The Long March from Trotskyism to The Times
Has anyone ever handed you a pin and then tried to beat you over the head with a large balloon? Me neither, but I know exactly what it must feel like. Last November I wrote an article called “Frank’n’Steyn’s Monsters” about the Jewish sociologist Frank Furedi and his disciples in the Revolutionary Communist Party, a now-disbanded Trotskyist cult. These days they’re all over the mainstream media in newspapers like The Times, arguing for unlimited immigration and other insanities, and I analyzed how Furedi was using them to attack the British mainstream.
“Poisonous drivel!” spluttered one of Furedi’s disciples, Brendan O’Neill, in February 2006. “Racist!” “Get a life!” What exactly provoked this outburst? Well, among other things, I suggested that racial and cultural background can be strong influences on political behavior. Brendan took great exception to this:
But hold on: what’s this the Furedi disciple Michael Fitzgerald wrote back in August 2005?
Exactly. And when you look at the history of mass-murdering communism in Russia and Ukraine, you’ll find that the mass murder was generally committed not by Russians or Ukrainians but by outsiders like the Jew Leon Trotsky and the Georgian Josef Stalin. If communism had taken over in western Europe and America, the same rule would have applied. The mass murder would have committed by outsiders – Jews like Frank “Humans have to play for high stakes” Furedi and Irish Catholics like Claire “Beat the shit out of them” Fox.
But Brendan O’Neill got very upset when I said certain groups are wildly over-represented in the Spiked collective. To him it made me like a man he calls the “maddest of conspiracy theorists.” Stop for a moment and ask yourself who that man might be. Maybe Stalin or Mao, who had millions of innocent people murdered or worked to death as alleged “class-enemies” and “saboteurs”? Not quite:
Tell me, Brendan: how many people did Joseph McCarthy have murdered or sent to concentration camps? And are you seriously suggesting that no-one was working for the triumph of Stalinism in 1950s America? In fact, Brendan O’Neill’s choice of McCarthy as the “maddest of conspiracy theorists” is more evidence that he is a Jewish puppet dancing to a Jewish tune. Stalin’s and Mao’s genuinely mad conspiracy theories resulted in the deaths of millions; McCarthy’s entirely rational conspiracy theory resulted in disruption to a few dozen careers, mostly those of Stalin-loving Jews. But what’s the death of millions of goys at the hands of Stalin, Mao and other communist dictators compared to the disruption of a few Jewish careers at the hands of Joseph McCarthy?
Obviously the answer is: Nothing. So Jews have spun McCarthy as a swivel-eyed monster ever since, and Brendan “I Think for Myself” O’Neill has faithfully followed their line. But he has other complaints about my “racist article”:
Brendan’s using a strange definition of “extensively” here: I quoted seventy words from The Guardian and twenty from LobbyWatch. But if quoting extensively (and favourably) from an article makes me a spookily comfortable bedfellow with the author, here I go putting on a white sheet and hopping into bed with... Brendan O’Neill:
And who’s this coming to join us in bed? Why, it’s Frank Furedi (nice pyjamas, Franky!):
But let’s leave Brendan and Frank to enjoy each other’s company again and look at the rest of Furedi’s article on the Holocaust:
If Furedi finds the strength of his emotion “surprising”, more must be going on in his subconscious than he realizes. He and his disciples might claim that they’re motivated by pure reason to act in the best interests of everyone, but their own political history contradicts them. How did Furedi react to Nazi totalitarianism and the Nazi persecution and mass murder of Jews? By imitating the mass-murdering Trotsky and trying to create a communist revolution not just for Britain but for the entire world (Frank was nothing if not ambitious in those days). That would have resulted in totalitarianism, persecution and mass murder too, but Jews like Furedi would been in charge, not on the receiving end, so it would have been okay.
Furedi predictably failed in his megalomaniac ambitions – if you want a good laugh, read about the Revolutionary Communist Party’s attempts to win power back in the 1980s – and set off on a new course. He and his disciples have infiltrated the British media to promote insanities like unlimited immigration and abortion up to the moment of birth. When “conspiracy theorists” like me point out what they’re up to, they start complaining. Here’s Brendan O’Neill again:
I thought Brendan was claiming that it was the first refuge of his opponents, but let’s overlook that far-from-rare failure of logic and examine his accusation of cowardice. Simon Sheppard, the owner of the Heretical website, has been imprisoned for peacefully expressing his political opinions and is still being harassed by the police. If I were a coward I’d stay completely silent on these topics, and I’m far more likely to be harassed and imprisoned than Brendan O’Neill and the rest of the Furedi collective.
Note also Brendan’s hypocrisy about “debate” and “engaging with the substance” of your opponents’ arguments. Someone calmly and politely points out facts about the Furedi collective and draws logical conclusions. Brendan responds with terms like “poisonous drivel” and “racism” – and if that isn’t intended to close down the debate, what is? Nor does he link from Spiked to my article and let his readers see for themselves what he’s complaining about. Maybe he’s worried they’d draw their own conclusions. That would never do.
• Gossip dressed up as investigative journalism, by Brendan O’Neill.
• The price of multiculturalism, by Michael Fitzpatrick.
• The Holocaust should not be for sale, by Frank Furedi.