On 19 February I posted regarding the support of the neo-Nazi parties for eugenic measures and how such advocacy leads down a slippery slope to the killing and/or sterilisation of disabled people as happened, in Nazi Germany under the Action T-4 Programme, (for my earlier post please see https://kevinmorris101.wordpress.com/2011/02/19/british-national-party-and-national-front-advocate-killing-of-the-disabled/). In this post I continue the theme of the far right’s obsession with eugenics.
In a post, on the British Democracy Forum, entitled “A Nationalism without Eugenics or an expansionist aim?” the following post appears, “Let’s debate why anyone would think that you can have Nationalism without eugenics or without something along the lines of “lebensraum” once the population
gets its head above water and starts to show signs of having life into the future.
I personally do not think such policies even need to be stated any more than one would state that Nationalism has to include an attempt to breathe fresh
air and drink clean water.
Surely we would like Britain to keep its colonies abroad and we would like to gently and humanely reverse the process that causes our low birth rate with
the present tragic slide into sickness, weakness and mental feebleness?
Does anyone have a well-reasoned counter argument?
block quote end (please see http://www.democracyforum.co.uk/bnp/87933-nationalism-without-eugenics-expansionist-aim.html).
The British Democracy Forum is utilised by many BNP members and supporters. It is, therefore a fair guess that the above post is written by a supporter and/or member of the BNP and that his views are shared by a fair proportion of that party. Turning to the content, what are we to make of “and we would like to gently and humanely reverse the process that causes our low birth rate with
the present tragic slide into sickness, weakness and mental feebleness? Would it be unfair to deduce that the poster is advocating the sterilisation of those he considers to be mentally or physically unfit to bring children into the world? I don’t think that we are being unfair if we conclude that the poster (without using the term) is advocating the use of sterilisation and that such measures have echoes of the policies pursued by National Socialist Germany. It is also noteworthy that he refers to the need for “lebensraum” which brings to mind Hitler’s expansion into the former Soviet Union in order to gain living space for the German people. Who, exactly are we to invade!
As mentioned in my previous post the BNP denies that it advocates eugenics. Gone are the days of John Tyndall (its former leader) when the BNP bookshop sold titles on eugenics and publications denying the holocaust. You will search in vain on the BNP’s website for material advocating eugenics or for titles denying that the “Final Solution” took place. However the mask slips at times. Witness this clip, from Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tp0fOPEMnU) in which the BNP’s leader, nick Griffin supports the idea of a referendum on whether criminals should be sterilised. For a party which states that it opposes eugenics this is, surely a little odd.
(to be continued).