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Offline royfellows

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Re: Britain First
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2014, 03:57:19 pm »
I was not going to get involved in this thread and I am certainly not going to get involved in politics which does not belong on this website. However:

Its an old adage that aften if something is ignored it goes away. Extremism of right or left has always been around in this country and has never got anywhere.

I remember years ago when the National Front held a march, if there was only 30 of them you could bet your gold plated Petzl Stop that hundreds would turn out to counter demonstrate thus gaining for the NF publicity that they would not otherwise have obtained.

Looking at it slightly differently, isn't there a web expression about "feeding trolls"

Something to think about.

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Re: Britain First
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2014, 06:18:57 pm »
It's an interesting viewpoint. The OP was kind of suggesting a form of ignoring it, by warning against Facebook Likes. He also used the word "cancer". I suggest that ignoring the early signs of cancer is not a wise thing to do.

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Re: Britain First
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2014, 06:58:00 pm »
Indeed. One can ignore organisations like that, or one can try to understand and deal with why people come to think and behave like that.

The increasing popularity of such organisations should be a cause of concern perhaps.

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Re: Britain First
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2014, 10:50:04 pm »
It's an interesting viewpoint. The OP was kind of suggesting a form of ignoring it, by warning against Facebook Likes. He also used the word "cancer". I suggest that ignoring the early signs of cancer is not a wise thing to do.

Agreed but a cancer does not contain the seeds of its own destruction, cancers grow, extremist organisations do not. At least not in this country.

Why feed them?
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