Oh fair maiden in the mall, who’s most batshit of them all?

June 2, 2008 at 9:57 pm (blogging, blogosphere, deviants, fascism, voltairespriest)

I just couldn’t resist but comment on a blog that has drawn my attention, run by one “Sarah, Maid of Albion”. I won’t do a live link from here for reasons that will become clear, but Google is your chariot to the fair maiden should you wish to look for your own purposes.

I mean, it’s obviously always been clear that so-called “British Nationalism” has an interesting if restricted gene pool of adherents, however seeing its products in the raw is quite something else. This apparently is one of the more “intellectual” far right blogs, and obviously the title adds a bit of feminine, quasi-feminist mystique as well (Marion Bradley would be spinning in her grave, mind). The actual blog is topped by a picture of a woman in what looks like a cross between a mac and and a wedding dress, contemplating walking into a lake. She has problems, bless her.

And so to the intellectual substance – after all our Sarah’s no slouch when it comes to philosophising about England’s Green and Pleasant, nor inded commenting on the situation in which she finds herself.

Firstly, you might be surprised to hear this but Sarah reveals a staggering fact about life in the UK today. Apparently it is actually more dangerous to live in the UK than it is to live in “the Balkans”, or specifically Albania, Croatia and the FYR Macedonia. Of course, she quotes nothing but impeccable sources to back herself up, in this case the Daily Mail spinning a UN report that was actually aiming to be positive about the South East European countries concerned. Well, that’ll explain the hordes of Brits smuggling themselves across the Italian border in the back of trawlers in a desperate effort to enter Albania, then.

She witters and wibbles on ad infinitum, but one thing that struck me was her links list. Aside from the usual right-wing nutjobs, she also links to the blog of one Hilary White, apparently a self-styled “Catholic Conservative” and evidently at one time a person about the blogosphere. Now that actually is mildly surprising given that most Christian bloggers (whatever the manifold flaws in their politics) are quite clear that they oppose open fascism or far-right politics in general. One is drawn to wonder whether White is aware that the link exists… well, I suppose she is now, if she wasn’t before.

Ah well, it’s always reassuring for those of us on the left to know that whilst the Sarahs of this world are in charge of the far right’s online presence, we can safely head to the pub for a beer and some multicultural nosh at Zog’s bar, knowing that the war of image has been won without us having to raise a flag in anger.  Some battles just win themselves, I guess.

As-Salāmu `Alaykum, y’all!

 

30 Comments

  1. Red Maria said,

    I think White is a Lefebrvist, you know, or a Sedevacanist or somesuch schismatic rubbish. Not for the first time I wonder what the hell David Oderburg is doing in SSPX.
    Sarah Maid of Albion’s prose style, visual motifs and favourite themes are terribly similar to Hilary White’s. Anyone would think they were one and the same person …

  2. Voltaire's Priest said,

    There’s certainly a spooky similarity to the one which strikes the reader when looking at the other’s writing. It’d suggest a connection of some kind. I wanna know if the quasi-mythic style picture at the top is a representation of Ms Albion herself; such paganesque imagery brings to mind the even wackier back-to-Odin type fringe groups within the far right.

  3. martin ohr said,

    speaking of the unique regards for facts used by the daily mail; when I was in lidl yesterday two members of staff (one a nigerian, one a pole) were having a heated argument about whether an article on immigration in yesterdays paper was true, specifically some statistic or other about the origin of immigrants to the uk.

    btw which pr genius decided it would be appealing to put andy newman’s gurning mugshot on the swindon respect leaflet? galloway and yaqoob are repulsive enough but at least they don’t look like benny hill

  4. tim said,

    Beg to differ Martin.

    Its not Benny Hill

  5. Sue R said,

    Pretty standard rightwing fascist-type fantasy, except for a link to ‘Jane’s Fiji Page’. This baffled me. I was acquaninted with ‘Jane’s Kiribati Home Page’, a part of the world I hold dear, and to find out she also ran pages with information about other islands in Oceania and Polynesia was interesting, but decidedly strange that she should link to this rightwing nut-job page. I don’t expect any answers, I have long since given up expecting answers from the Internet, but it bemuses me.

  6. Mikeovswinton said,

    If the Orwells’ Picnic site is the Hilary White one, then she links to Simon Darby, deputy leader of the BNP. So much for Christian bloggers of this ilk not advocating the far-right. I would hazard a view that the ideology underlying much of this stuff is Distributism, as originally mooted by Chesterton and Belloc. The BNP and its forebears have tried to claim this as their heritage in the past.

  7. Sarah said,

  8. Sue R said,

    I’ve just returned from a holdiay in North Devon, which I see is actually Sarah’s home manor. That explains a lot. While I was there I felt really really surrounded by a sense of the past and a feeling that nothing much as changed roudn here since the days of the Civil War. Beautiful part of the country by the way. We also noticed a lot of St George’s flags flying. Given that it was the week after the plot to blow up the Giraffe restaurant in Exeter, I assumed it was a response to that, but my hsuband said he thought that they probably fly them anyway.

  9. martin ohr said,

    Sarah, I posted quite a mild comment on your blog but it never appeared -have I failed some sort of racial purity test?

  10. Sarah said,

    martin ohr said,
    June 4, 2008 at 4:09 pm “Sarah, I posted quite a mild comment on your blog but it never appeared -have I failed some sort of racial purity test?”

    No, I was at work, it has now been approved. It wasn’t the race test you failed, it was the logic one, I’ll respond to you later.

  11. martin ohr said,

    Sarah: “It wasn’t the race test you failed, it was the logic one, I’ll respond to you later.”

    well I waited for your response and I have to say I was very disappointed when it came. Given the things you write it is laughable to claim that you are not a right-wing bigot, although bizarrely you reckon that the ‘real fascists’ of searchlight and UAF attempt to silence your hero (and self confessed actual fascist) Nick Griffin, so possibly you don’t have the faintest clue what you are talking about.

  12. Sarah said,

    If you call a disillusioned new labour voter, who supports gay rights and closer ties with Europe then that is up to you, but if you are going to resort to the tired old “your just dumb ‘cos you don’t agree with me” argument, then I suggest you grow up.

    It is quite evident I don’t buy into the multicultural fantasy, if that makes me a racist in your book, then I’m a racist link: http://isupporttheresistance.blogspot.com/2008/03/bullied-by-their-safe-word.html

    I don’t recall calling the UAF and Searchlight “the real fascists”, but given that communists and fascists tend to merge at the edges, there appears to me some merit in the comment.

  13. martin ohr said,

    Sarah, do you really not recall writing “However, let us also not forget that what is being done to Brigitte Bardot in France is exactly what the real fascists in the government funded UAF and SearchLite would love to see happen here, and is exactly what our government would be doing here had home grown heroes such as Nick Griffin and Mark Collett not stood up to them in 2006, and defeated them.” http://sarahmaidofalbion.blogspot.com/2008/04/persecuting-truth-silencing-of-icon.html you only wrote it a month ago and you linked to the article today.

    I suppose that I should have guessed that your love of free speech only applies when it is fascists doing the speaking since you have now banned me from your site: “Martin that was the last of your posts that I am going to let through…I have granted you the courtesy of a hearing but please do not write again.” Well what more should I have expected.

    Your routine of “It is quite evident I don’t buy into the multicultural fantasy, if that makes me a racist in your book, then I’m a racist” is a little tired, I’m afraid we’ve heard it all before. Having doubts about multiculturalism and expressing them is one thing, supporting the bnp, despising black immigrants, telling lies about them and describing them as “dark forces which really threaten us” is a bit of a giveaway as to why you don’t like multiculturalism. But let’s for a moment assume that you are not a racist, that your concern is not that you hate black people,just that you love your own white race and your own country, that immigration concerns you just for practical reasons of crime and the impact on the economy etc, that you really do defend freedom of speech as you seek to claim -all of these things could just possibly be true- then why on earth would you support a genuine self-confessed racist like Nick Griffin and his party unapologetic violent thugs, surely you must see through their claims to believe in those same things as you as being simple lies designed to make their racism seem respectable in 21st century multicultural britain, surely you know that when the cameras are off, their navy suits and shiny shoes come off and are replaced by boots designed to give us a big kicking. Sarah I don’t think you are dumb in the slightest but worse than that you know that the shit you write is acutally lies.

  14. Voltaire's Priest said,

    Sarah, you Prahd Brit, you;

    Your “riposte” is even more bonkers than your original post. Quite spectacular. If you weren’t fash, I’d almost feel able to describe your stuff as delightfully risible.

    Also please do say hi to your commenter “Benny”, who appears to think that I and my fellow lefty bloggers have the full resources of the state behind us. If only it were true… I’d have a much nicer PC and a full MI5 blogger’s salary.

  15. martin ohr said,

    VP,

    I submitted a lengthy reply to sarah last night but it has never appeared on here. I realise that she’s banned me from her blog (yes her love of free speech only applies when it’s the fascists that are speaking) but I don’t think I’ve done anything to get myself banned here.

  16. Episkopos Cain said,

    Hey, she responded to you! Damnit, I was making fun of Sarah well before (and by that I mean at least a week) all the cool kids got in on it. I feel so left out now….

  17. modernity said,

    volty, well done for exposing these scum

    its funny, but nowadays even the fascists have their own reading club “Books for patriots” and of course, readers will notice that the Green Arrow Forum advertised on sarah maid of albion is an on-line forum dedicated to discussing the in and outs of BNP “Branch and Group activity”, etc

    yuck!

  18. Sarah said,

    Voltaire’s Priest said,:”Your “riposte” is even more bonkers than your original post. Quite spectacular.”

    If you mean my response here, I agree it doesn’t make sense, I realised that after I posted it, but there is no “edit” facility that I can see. I am the the “disillusioned new labour voter who supports gay rights and closer ties with Europe” but it read as if I was accusing Martin of being of being that.

    Voltaire’s Priest said, WAlso please do say hi to your commenter “Benny”, who appears to think that I and my fellow lefty bloggers have the full resources of the state behind us. If only it were true… I’d have a much nicer PC and a full MI5 blogger’s salary”

    I don’t think he meant the establishment are actually funding you, (albeit I understand that Searchlight and others receive some sort of public funding ). I imagine that he meant you have the establishment’s support because you are on the same side.

  19. Sarah said,

    martin ohr said, “VP, I realise that she’s banned me from her blog (yes her love of free speech only applies when it’s the fascists that are speaking)

    “banned” is a strong word, I simply told you, after I approved your last post, that I wouldn’t be approving any more. There is a vast difference between supporting free speech, and allowing you to become the resident troll at my blog. You can say what you like, on you own blog.

    I also happen to disapprove of censorship, but wouldn’t expect to see “SM Lezbo gang bang” turn up on CBBs.

  20. Sarah said,

    Episkopos Cain said, “Hey, she responded to you! Damnit, I was making fun of Sarah well before (and by that I mean at least a week) all the cool kids got in on it. I feel so left out now….”

    I guess you, at least, commented on something I had actually written! albeit rather a minor post

    Do all you people trawl the internet looking for other bloggers to blog about? I suppose it is easier than having your own ideas.

  21. Voltaire's Priest said,

    I imagine that he meant you have the establishment’s support because you are on the same side.

    I would think it obvious to all but a semi-trained chimpanzee with a PC that Gordon Brown, New Labour and I are clearly not on the same side. You may disagree with my politics, Maid Marian, but I’m clearly not “establishment”.

  22. Voltaire's Priest said,

    Martin;

    Did you? Either “Benny” is actually in the CIA IT department and has zapped your post by remote control, or else the Akismet on here has swallowed it thinking it was porn spam. I shall take a look.

  23. Sarah said,

    Voltaire’s Priest said: “I would think it obvious to all but a semi-trained chimpanzee with a PC that Gordon Brown, New Labour and I are clearly not on the same side. You may disagree with my politics, Maid Marian, but I’m clearly not “establishment””

    You forget to whom you speak VP. From where I’m blogging, you’re establishment.

  24. Voltaire's Priest said,

    And where are you blogging from then? The bottom of the Atlantic? I’m sorry but this conversation is just beyond bizarre. Your logic is the same as telling a Brummie that “you’re a Brummie but from where I’m blogging you’re a Scotsman”. Your own far right politics is no determinant on anyone else’s politics. Ergo, I’m not a supporter of the status quo, whether you’re a right wing extremist or not. The two points are irrelevant to each other.

    But then I would have thought that was obvious.

  25. le petit canard noir said,

    On her sidebar – ‘Kosovo is Serbia’ (presumably because the majority of Kosovars constitute part of the ‘dark hordes’ ) – she’d get on really well with Nooman – they even live quite close to one another.

    (tags fixed)

  26. White South Africa Man :) said,

    Hi,

    I am so glad that I found your article. I just finished read her article on Mandela, what load of trash!!!

    She knocks a living legend, based on halve truths. She clearly neither understands nor has she ever experienced apartheid; she doesn’t know anything about South Africa’s history and has clearly never met the man Mandela.

    I am a white South African man, I am not a liberal person, I believe that you should know the facts before you judge. I could for example…

    … understand why Hitler did what he did. I don’t condone Hitler, but I understand. I would never support Hitler but I understand what started his mad behaviour. I think if Sarah, Maid of Albion lived in Hitler’s days she would have supported him as her hero!!!!

    I believe there is nothing more dangerous than writing an article which:
    1. “you think you know “ the topics, equate to about 10%.
    2. The part of “you know, what you don’t know” equate to about 10% which you twist for your own gains.
    3. And final “what you don’t know, that you don’t know” equate to 80%.
    … I think you’re an absolute fool, and more ignorant than a peasant from the 16th Century!!!!

  27. maxdunbar said,

    Christ. What a scumbag.

  28. Jim Denham said,

    In general, I’m against censorship. I also think we should allow al sorts of arseholes to comment on this blog, if only because it’s quite educative to read ignorant comments. But I truly think MacEwan’s comments are so vile that they should be deleted. They don’t even serve a useful purpose as an illustration of stupidity (like, for instance, John Game). They’re simply filth. What do you think, Volty?

  29. Jim Denham said,

    ..And, btw: I apologise in advance to Gameboy for, inadvertently, appearing to bracket him with the racist filth that is MacEwan: that was not my intention. Gameboy is an ignorant twat, but well meaning and most definitely *not* a racist. I apologise, comrade.

  30. voltairespriest said,

    Umm yeah – MacEwan is clearly a cunt and a racist.

    Ergo, he’s deleted.

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