Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Matthew Collins: Expert on the EDL?

First posted: 14th August, 2011 

Hope Not Hate's Matthew Collins himself is the extremist. He's followed a path that many extremists follow. In his case, from the extreme Right to now being an extreme 'anti-fascist' (or vice versa). He's swallowed, completely, the rhetoric of Trotskyists and Communists. Even his statements in this Daily Star article are themselves extreme. He sounds like Dave Spart - the Trot in Private Eye.
Again, he's simply moved from the extreme Right to the extreme Left. That happens a lot with what psychologists call "extremist types". 

The EDL is nothing like Choudary or Muslims Against the Crusades: 
 
i) MAC states that it supports terrorist action.
ii) It states that it wants an Islamic state and full sharia law.
iii) It states that it is against all secular democractic governments.


With the EDL it's completely different. All the extremes of the EDL are INTERPRETATIONS of the EDL. They're Marxist interpretations, not statements of official EDL belief or policy.
 
For example: 
i) The EDL isn't fascist according to its own literature; though is is fascist when interpreted through Marxist theory.
ii) The EDL isn't racist according to its own literature; though it becomes racist when seen through Marxist theory.
iii) The same goes for the EDL’s ‘Islamophobia’. 
There isn't a single statement on the EDL’s website that can be deemed as fascist or racist.


That’s why UAF/Hope Not Hate/SWP/Nick Lowles rely exclusively on EDL fanpage posts, not on the EDL's own website. That’s because, as with all pages, anyone can post on EDL Facebook pages. It takes some time before they can be deleted, and that’s forgetting that much of the racist stuff is put up by ‘anti-fascists’ in the first place.

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