Nazi dancers at UKIP’s Margate Conference

UKIP’s Party Conference in Margate on February 28th was gate-crashed by a group of dancers wearing Nazi Swastikas, and accompanied by a tank.  They came from Mel Brooks’ Musical Show “The Producers”.  The organisers had spotted an opportunity to generate some publicity while taking a pot-shot at UKIP.

Let’s pause and consider for a moment.  Remember the furore when Prince Harry wore Nazi insignia to a fancy-dress party? The press (and especially the left-wing press) gave him a roasting.  Or when Tory MP Aidan Burley did a similar thing in 2014?    Imagine if you or I showed up in a Nazi uniform and said “But it’s just a bit of fun”.  Or “We were only having a laugh”.

It’s totally unacceptable to use Nazi insignia in that way — unless, of course, you’re taking a pot-shot at UKIP, in which case the criticism in the Daily Mirror is lukewarm, to say the least.

I’m sure that the producers of The Producers would reject any suggestion that they have any Nazi sympathies.  But they seem to have taken at least one move out of  Herr Goebbels‘ play-book.  He reportedly said “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it”.   Certainly UKIP’s opponents seem to think that if they keep saying “Nazi=UKIP” often enough, the message will get through to the public.

Of course that doesn’t mean that Goebbels was right — or not always.  Certainly our experience during the 2014 euro-campaign was that the more virulent and implausible the attacks on UKIP in the main-stream media became (especially in the Times), the more the Great British Public saw through it and rejected it.  They saw the old guard ganging up against the new kid on the block, and with a typically British sense of fair play, they rejected the criticism.  UKIP poll ratings went up.

In a sense the leftist propaganda line is not just wrong, but diametrically wrong.  It’s a commonplace of political debate to observe that the extreme left and the extreme right, Nazi and Communist, end up in the same place — with repressive, authoritarian régimes that rule by terror and deny basic human rights.  The dichotomy is no longer between left and right.  It is between repressive/authoritarian on the one hand, and freedom/libertarian on the other.  And on that scale, UKIP, a libertarian party, is diametrically opposed to the authoritarian fascists of the both the left and the right — and indeed to the theocratic fascists of the ISIS death cult.

All of these authoritarian ideologies wish to impose stringent controls on the citizen.  UKIP, on the other hand, wants to leave grown-up decisions in the hands of grown-up people as far as is humanly possible.  We may say “I don’t like what you do, but I defend to the end your right to do it”.  It is simply a measure of the intellectual bankruptcy of our opponents that they fail to see the difference between liberty and bondage.

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32 Responses to Nazi dancers at UKIP’s Margate Conference

  1. Jane Davies says:

    Intellectual bankruptcy is a very good analogy Roger. I think the majority of the British public can see through the lies and sabre rattling of the three failed parties and they will try anything to discredit UKIP and in so doing shoot themselves in the foot. They will hop around wondering why their feet hurt and still they won’t get it. I have a mental image of Cameron, Clegg and Miliband digging a huge hole whist slinging verbal mud at each other only to find themselves sliding to the bottom of said hole and landing on top of each other still squabbling over who would be first to push UKIP in. Silly boys! Now for some grown ups to run the country….vote UKIP!

    Oh and don’t forget to fill in the hole Roger!

  2. Brin Jenkins says:

    Hit em in the pocket for malicious intent. A public apology in the Nation’s media should curtail any adverse publicity.

    Consider issuing a Common Law Lean on whoever organised the event giving them 14 days to respond, listing all financial losses. If it is not resolved, it’s passed as a proven debt which might be registered with credit agencies stopping credit checks dead.

    Are there any political links to others?

  3. George Morley says:

    I just wondered why the police were not called to evict them ?
    Your comment Brian Jenkins has merit and would be a good move I feel. Good thinking.

  4. Maureen Gannon says:

    Well if you were all nazi’s surely that would put you on the top table with Angela. , Roger

    And not a bullet fired.

    • Jane Davies says:

      Nearly inhaled my coffee Maureen……to funny for words!

      • Maureen Gannon says:

        Read Hitlers plans for Europe Jane.
        Lets face it, we won the battle and they have won the war , if angela say’s NO then it’s a definate NO , she even has the air heads in our Parliament dancing to her tune over the Ukraine. I pray the Brits wake up and smell the coffee and back UKIP

  5. Ian Terry says:

    It is not really a problem Roger. They can throw all the sh one t they like but in the end truth will always out. If you want further proof just read the Christopher Booker article in todays Suday Telegraph on how Westminster politicans are making a fortune on the back of RE. Always said it was the biggest con of all time

  6. omanuel says:

    I agree. Libertarian parties are, by definition, “diametrically opposed to the authoritarian fascists of the both the left and the right — and indeed to the theocratic fascists of the ISIS death cult.”

    Authoritarian fascists of science led me to trace information – reported by Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Paul K. Kuroda on the rise of fascist science -back to unreported events in AUG- SEPT 1945, just before the UN was formed in OCT 1945.

    • omanuel says:

      If you study the paper, “Solar energy” carefully – including the references – you will know Stalin’s troops captured:

      1. Japan’s atomic bomb plant at Konan, Korea in AUG 1945;

      2. The crew of an American B-29 bomber in AUG 1945; and

      3. Held them for negotiations in SEPT 1945; leading to

      4. Formation of the UN in OCT 1945; followed by

      5. Seventy years (1945-2015 = 70 yrs) of lies disguised as consensus science to move society toward UN’s Agenda 21.

      See: “Solar energy” https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Solar_Energy_For_Review.pdf

      • Maureen Gannon says:

        Thumbs up to your post. should go in a papers letters.

      • Maureen Gannon says:

        From Russia with love, people are on the move from Moscow to Greece., they have had it up to here with totalitarism.
        In the words of Lennon “Power to the people”

      • omanuel says:

        The AGW fable convincingly exposed global totalitarian rule of science under the United Nations.

        Michael Crichton tried to warn us of this in his novel, “State of Fear.”

        Now that the cat is out of the bag,” winners of Nobel Prizes (other than Al Gore and Raj Pachauri) may be questioning their actions in endorsing “consensus science” for personal fame.

      • Roger Helmer says:

        My good friend Professor Fred Singer got the Nobel lapel pin as an IPCC reviewer — but profoundly rejects the IPCC position.

      • omanuel says:

        Professor Fred Singer correctly perceived POLICY DIRECTED SCIENCE in conclusions of Al Gore and the UN’s IPCC. Professor Singer did not have the advantage of the insight P.K. Kuroda received while standing in the ruins of Hiroshima in AUG 1945 [1], two months before the UN was formed in OCT 1945:

        “One day in August 1945, while standing in the ruins of Hiroshima, I became overwhelmed by the power of nuclear energy. The sight before my eyes was just like the end of the world, but I also felt that the beginning of the world may have been just like this. Would it not be possible that nuclear chain reactions occurred on earth then?” [2] “Would it be absurd to speculate that an exotic element such as plutonium existed on the earth shortly after its birth? [3]

        All three of Kuroda’s predictions [1-3] were later confirmed by precise experimental data that falsify the totalitarian global science of Al Gore and the United Nations.

        Freezing rain, sleet and snow will not allow travel today, so I plan to write and post a one-page sequel to the UN’s totalitarian global science that culminated in Climategate 2009.

        1. P. K. Kuroda, The Origin of the Chemical Elements and the Oklo Phenomenon (Springer Publishing, 165 pages, Dec 1982). The quote is from pages 2-3. http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Chemical-Elements-Oklo-Phenomenon/dp/3540116796

        2. P. K. Kuroda, “On the nuclear physical stability of the uranium minerals,” J. Chem. Physics 25, 781 (1956); “On the infinite multiplication constant and the age of the uranium minerals,” J. Chem. Physics 25, 1256 (1956).

        3. P. K. Kuroda, “Nuclear fission in the early history of the Earth,” Nature 187, 36- 38.

  7. Katie says:

    Roger, I and many others can see right through the crass reporting in the media regarding UKIP at the moment. Nigel just has to hang in there and not let any of his party let the side down now. The more the press come out with these ridiculous attempts to deride the party the more people will vote for them. It says a lot about British justice when this kind of thing is allowed to go on and says a lot about the low standards of our press. Most of our journalists wouldn’t know morality if it smacked them in the gob.

  8. Ex-expat Colin says:

    The difference is that there were a bunch of leggy tarts there..in uniform. Otherwise there would have been a big time hand wringing event. Other air head women present with foul placards.

    It would be funny if it weren’t so obviously dumb.

    Meanwhile its near time we paid Ukraine’s gas bill (again) and London retains the title… criminal capital of the world. No changes to report I’m afraid!

    Oh…nearly forgot. Buy halogen light bulbs at the earliest.

    • Jane Davies says:

      Leggy tarts? Lets not get into sexist language Colin! More like young women who were persuaded to dress in a certain way, most probably by a man, to get maximum publicity. The fact that is was a controversial “uniform” added an extra punch. They could have been wearing anything that revealed their legs and it still would have made the news, men are so transparent!
      In the sixties I wore mini skirts and I was never called a tart…. got lots of wolf whistles though!

      • Ex-expat Colin says:

        I can only blame my mum and her mates for that word…see how they get you when your’e young? Somebody paid them I expect and they could have realised the contentious nature of what it all meant…nah, not really.

        Just wondering if I had gone there in my RAF blue as I did in Chichester, Hastings and Eastbourne…way back then. I don’t think we would be allowed to wear such a uniform off base these days – originating from the last IRA attacks. And the nice multi cultural thing around Peterborough…RAF Wittering.

        I think you have to be careful about who (gender) is responsible for stuff these days. The call for more female presence higher up in society is beginning to show through quite significantly. The BBC…..and of course the EU.

        The legs are natural…..that uniform isn’t and is something to be shot at.

  9. Mike Stallard says:

    Your column has been a constant inspiration to me over the years. It is always well argued and full of correct facts.
    So let me cross fertilize.
    There are four charges levelled at Ukip.
    1. The leader is not capable of organising a team of politicians who are capable of gaining a parliamentary majority. The talent is dissipated (especially the female talent) by the one man band of Nigel Farage. Hence the Nazi jibe hits home.
    2. There is a huge anger against immigration which is natural and right. Our society is being transformed – and not for the better – before our very eyes. But the BNP and EDL have trodden this path before Ukip and people feel that therefore the three parties must be all the same.
    3. The climate change views which you hold (rightly) upset the hugely powerful – and vicious – Green Blob.
    4. OK we need to get out of the EU. But How? If Ukip had a sensible policy (e.g. EEA and EFTA after Article 48/50) it would have a lot more credence. Everyone knows that a parliamentary majority in favour of just leaving will never happen.

    • John Poynton says:

      I don’t know why you say it will never happen. It has taken a long time for UKIP to get this far, but the trend is clear. Sooner or later it is BOUND to happen. The only worry is the amount of damage continued membership will do in the meantime (see https://jepoynton.com).

      • Ex-expat Colin says:

        Here’s John Redwood on EU Energy Policy damage this morning:
        http://johnredwoodsdiary.com/2015/03/03/beware-the-eus-energy-union

        Nothing could possibly go wrong?

        The BBC’s Climate Change by Numbers last night started off fairly lamely and then barrelled steadily toward alarm…it had a chance but flamed off into the standard air head scare stuff. Three mathematicians not doing their trade many favours really…pity that! They gave me a lot in electronics and computing….way back then. They didn’t do scare!

    • DICK R says:

      The EU will probably die with a bang in France rather than a whimper in England, in the meantime keep voting UKIP!

  10. Flyinthesky says:

    I think you should have finished that quote Roger as the rest of it is quite relevant:

    ““If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    The truth that the “state” doesn’t want us to know is we don’t have to be governed by it to trade with it.

  11. omanuel says:

    A worldwide libertarianism movement may be the only viable solution to the UN’s worldwide totalitarianism.

    http://personalliberty.com/fascist-state-america/

  12. DICK R says:

    Maybe they can be persuaded to pass themselves off as 12 year old abused Yorkshire schoolgirls outside the next Labour conference

  13. Katie says:

    Can you imagine the fuss if this were to happen outside a Conservative conference?

  14. Dave Smith says:

    “The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly – it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”
    ― Joseph Goebbels
    Good to see that UKIP are following the Goebbels’ principle of concentrating on just one policy.

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